Which steps they took to get their company off the ground?
Which missteps happened along the way?
Or maybe you're more interested in the process of selling a company and what happens next...
Join VIATEC and the Capital Investment Network for Origin Stories (formerly "Startup Stories"), an event series where two local founders share their experiences in order to teach us all a few valuable lessons.
Each chapter will consist of:
An Impact Founder - These founders are in the middle of their business and can shine a light on starting a company and experience in fundraising. They have solid growth, but are still growing a brand (over 1 year of experience)
A RocketShip Founder - These founders are much the same as Impact Founders, but have more experience (5+ years), and the majority of these them having had an exit or are close to selling their business, with more highs and lows along the way.
Chapter 8 - Oct 20:
4:30pm - Check-in*, networking
4:55pm - Welcome from Sponsor
5pm - Tessa McLoughlin, KWENCH story (15min Impact Founder story, 5 min Q&A)
5:20pm - Shaun Jamieson, Silkstart story (25min RocketShip Founder story, 5 min Q&A)
5:50pm-6:30pm - Networking, end.
Appetizers provided, and drinks will be by donation to the VIATEC Foundation Fund (ATM onsite, or please bring change).
Co-Host: Jordan Schley, Capital Investment Network Co-Host: Tessa Davies, VIATEC
Questions? Contact Jordan Schley at email@example.com
*This event will not be recorded, but will be available via online streaming to those guests who register for a virtual event ticket. As per a unanimously approved board motion; for the foreseeable future, in-person attendance at VIATEC events requires that all attendees provide proof of full vaccination. When possible, VIATEC will provide online options for members that can not attend in person. This policy is subject to change in response to rising COVID-19 related cases, hospitalization and/or death counts, as well as public health advisories and/or new variants.
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The Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATeC) is the conduit that connects people, knowledge and resources to grow a successful technology sector in Greater Victoria.
Since VIATeC's inception way back in 1989, the Greater Victoria tech sector has grown to over 800 known technology companies, employing more than 13,000 people and generating in excess of $1.95 billion in annual revenues with an economic impact of $2.65 billion. That's bigger than the revenues generated by the entire NHL and explains why the advanced technology is Greater Victoria's #1 private industry.
VIATeC is intended to be the first place that people contact for information or assistance related to advanced technology in Greater Victoria. VIATeC's membership, which currently stands at over 350 annually elects VIATeC's Board of Directors, which in turn provides guidance to the Executive Director.
Sector Information and Promotion
Serve as the definitive source of information on the local technology sector and the companies within it and be the driving force to promote the accomplishments of the Greater Victoria technology sector and the opportunities within it.
Raise awareness of the career opportunities available within local technology companies by targeting experienced workers and recent graduates while also promoting technology careers and innovation students.
Networking and Connections
Offer top quality networking and community building opportunities by connecting members through events and introductions along with topic specific information as requested.
Education and Mentoring
Provide timely, valuable information through seminars and connect interested members with experienced, volunteer mentors and advisors.
Members of VIATeC enjoy access to a diverse set of resources, services and events. To learn more about these services, click on the links. The list includes (but is not limited to):
Major Technology Related Events; awards, conferences expos