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BCBusiness Top 100 event

Network with B.C.'s business leaders during the premier Vancouver networking event, then listen to business mogul Ian Telfer share his inspirational story of how he took a company from 6 employees to $2.4 Billion in just 3 years after the age of 50, in a once in a lifetime fireside chat with Canada Wide's Peter Legge.

 

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IMPACT Career Fair

How can you impact the world and your career be the catalyst to do so?

Come to the Impact Career Fair to meet do-good businesses of all sizes who are actively recruiting and explore the career opportunities that exist in the impact economy in Vancouver. Come chat with non-profits, government agencies, for-profit companies, and BCorp organizations that are all making an impact on their organizations.

This event is for everyone from students looking for the “what’s next” to seasoned professionals who are looking for a meaningful way to apply yourself. Recruiters will bring information about their open positions, fellowship, and internship positions that will provide you an opportunity to have a meaningful, positive impact on the world.

Hiring and interested in showcasing your company’s impact? Inquire with us directly about our showcase packages: hope@spring.is

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LCPN Networking Breakfast

Don't miss our next LCPN Networking Breakfast event. Our guest speaker will be Dawn Gannon, and the topic is Planning for Success.

Dawn Gannon has over 12 years experience as an instructor, coach and workshop facilitator primarily in small business marketing and start-ups. She has a Masters in Education degree and currently teaches at Vancouver Community College in the Business Leadership program. She is an avid supporter of underprivileged women at Dress for Success where she provides workshops and career mentoring.  Dawn is also a Small Business Coach who helps clients with tools and a step-by-step method to define and develop their businesses.

This is a great opportunity to meet people and start a new year creating new connections. Best of all, a Delicious Breakfast is provided with your ticket purchase. Register now as seats are limited!

Don't forget to bring a good stock of business cards!

Click here to get your tickets:

http://www.latincouver.ca/events/lcpn-networking-breakfast-may-30-2018/

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Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals

Looking to boost your career potential by learning SEO, Google AdWords & Analytics? Experience what learning SEO/SEM & Analytics at BrainStation is all about. Our part-time SEO/SEM & Analytics course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If SEO/SEM & Analytics is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute session is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals will provide you with the basic understanding of search engines and analytics, as well as an overview of the essential skills of an SEO expert and the tools they use when building effective SEO strategies for brands. We’ll also discuss how to use Google AdWords to create paid search and display ads, and dive into Google Analytics to learn about its key features and reporting tools. Please bring a computer!

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Lunch & Learn: Building a Strong Employee Culture

**This is a ticketed event. Save your spot by clicking this link » 

Learn how to take care of your team so they can focus on taking care of your business.

How do you convince people to join your team, how do you compensate them and more importantly how do you retain them? One of the hardest things about building a startup is surrounding yourself with a motivated team that you can trust and grow with. A founder's worst nightmare is high turnover in their company, and with articles coming out encouraging people to leave every 3 years, it's a valid nightmare. Launch Academy has partnered with the experts at Freedom 55 Financial to help you alleviate this fear.

Join Brandon Chapman of Freedom 55 Financial, and Alexandar Miljkovic of BenefitDeck, and discover how to attract and retain quality talent in your growing technology company. We'll be discussing:

  • Creating a workplace culture that allows your team to grow with your company
  • Understanding the benefits you can provide as a company and how to leverage them to keep your employees content and motivated

This event will be helpful for:

  • Founders and senior leadership of growing startups with 5+ employees
  • Startups who have achieved product-market fit

If you have a company that has some really spectacular team members that you want to keep around for a while, this is going to be a can’t miss workshop for you.

Schedule:

11:45am-12:00pm Registration

12:00pm-12:30pm Open Networking and Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm Talk with Brandon Chapman + Aleksandar Miljkovic

1:30pm-2:00pm Open Networking

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Workshop: Powerful Executive Career Hacks

Effective, fun Networking and Captivating Storytelling – Two Powerful Executive Career Hacks: A Workshop by Yes Yes Marsha

In this interactive, one-hour workshop, you will discover:

  • How to go to any networking event or conference, get the most out of it – and actually enjoy yourself (really!)
  • How 30 minutes of preparation can transform your success at the event
  • Exactly what to say in order to connect powerfully with someone you've just met
  • How to introduce yourself when someone asks, “So, what do you do?”
  • How to use email to foster connections you've made (or to make new ones)
  • How to add value, even to those who seem to have a lot more to offer you than you do them
  • How to build genuine and lasting relationships with people in your industry that lead to a more satisfying and successful career

Agenda:

  • 9:00 – 9:20 – Registration, breakfast & networking
  • 9:20 – 10:20 – Effective Networking that's Actually Fun
  • 10:20 – 10:30- Break
  • 10:30 – 12:00 – Tell Captivating Stories, Transform Your Career
  • 12:00 – 12:05 – Closing remarks
  • 12:05 – 12:30 – Extended networking

Speaker:

Marsha Shandur (of Yes Yes Marsha) is a Storytelling Coach and Networking Mentor. She has coached hundreds of individuals and groups of entrepreneurs, professionals and students across Canada, the US and the UK, including speaking at World Domination Summit in Portland, Tribe Conference in Nashville. She is the host, organiser and Storytelling Coach for True Stories Toronto, the city's largest stortyelling show.

Before launching Yes Yes Marsha and her career as a Networking Mentor and Storytelling Coach, Marsha spent 15 years working choosing music for hit TV shows and movies, and as a Radio DJ, where she gained a powerful understanding of how to tell stories in a ways that gets busy people’s attention – and have them want to work with you

This is a ticketed event, please follow the link to register and purchase a ticket.

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LAUNCH ’18 – Launch Of An Empire

Once again this year Satel Creative is bringing some of the biggest names in ecommerce to Vancouver. LAUNCH 2018 offers entrepreneurs and businesses of all shapes and sizes the chance to meet with experts to discuss the future of online retail.

This year’s presenters include Brittany Skolovsky from Vancouver’s own retail powerhouse Aritzia and Nate Dierks, Director of Technology at ColourPop. Speeches, sessions and workshops will take place throughout the day. The theme of LAUNCH is “New World, Old Rules” and will include topics such as “Retail Ain’t Dead”, “The Magical Power of Forming Habits” and “Performance With Purpose”. As well as these insights there will be an ongoing discussion on the different ways Canadian ecommerce giant Shopify can help any online business owner scale their company to wherever they dream of taking it.

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Future of Retail | A Panel Discussion on eCommerce

Are you interested in eCommerce? Are you curious to learn about the inner-workings of the digital retail landscape? Join us as industry experts provide us with their insight on the future of retail.

Topics of Discussion:

– How technology is driving eCommerce strategy: tools, shipping methods, etc.

– How are companies adapting to cross-channel behaviour

– How to get customers to engage with products

– Re-marketing and re-engagement strategies

– Applying UX Design to help create a seamless shopping experience

– How to retain customers and keep them coming back

– Online shopping and the age of customization

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Constructing Pitches that Close: Engineer your story (Online Workshop)

This is not your average pitch training. In this workshop we deconstruct the pitch to ensure it helps you convert and move to the next stage with investors.

Come to our workshop if:
You are a co-founder of an early-stage startup
You are raising a round of capital
You will learn about:
Crafting an effective elevator pitch
How storytelling fits in your pitch, and how you’re guaranteed to make it work
Tips & tricks + Dos and Don’ts
Standing out from the crowd and being memorable
Online meeting links will be shared two days prior to the workshop.

Online Workshops in this series:
May 17 – The Essential Insiders Guide to Fundraising
May 31 – Constructing Pitches that Close: Engineer your story
June 14 – Investor Due Diligence: Making it work for the founder
June 28 – Closing your round: An AMA to get cheques in the door

About your speaker:
Keith Ippel, CEO and Co-Founder at Spring
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

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How to Negotiate with Investors and Get to Close – Spring + VanTec Workshop

This workshop is offered in partnership with VanTec Angel Network, exclusively to entrepreneurs who have pitched or who have applied to pitch at VANTEC.

Managing your business’s operations and raising seed capital can feel like a balancing act. As a founder, you’re essentially juggling two full-time jobs at the same time!

And with this added time and stress, you may feel inclined to put your funding goals on the backburner.

Our advice?: Don’t!

If you take a half-hearted approach to fundraising, three things are guaranteed to happen:

Your business’s growth potential will be compromised
You will feel overwhelmed managing multiple investor negotiations
You will risk the possibility of closing equitable investor deals
If you want your best shot at tough investors, negotiations skills will be crucial to achieving your numbers.

Come to our workshop if:

You are a co-founder of a post-launch business
You are looking to raise capital for your company
You will learn about:

The most efficient ways to close your investment round
How to close the toughest investors
How to negotiate on the fly with multiple investors
How to hit or exceed your fundraising targets
Let’s take the risk out of raising your round, and maximize your chances of success.

Agenda:
8:30am – Doors Open & Registration
8:45am – Workshop will start ON TIME
10:00am – Q&A
10:30am – End

About the Speaker:
Keith Ippel, CEO and Co-Founder at Spring
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for people and co-founded Spring to bring that into the social venture space.

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UX Principles

Looking to advance your career growth with UX Design skills? Experience what learning UX Design at BrainStation is all about. Our part-time UX Design course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If UX Design is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute session is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

UX Principles will provide you with the basic understanding of the UX Design process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a UX Designer and how they use strategies like Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design when designing digital products. We’ll also discuss how UX Designers work independently and alongside technical teammates, and review what guides the day-to-day work of a UX Designer.

We’ll end the session with a sketching exercise, allowing you to put your human-centred design knowledge to the test. Please bring your computer!

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Mindset Mastery 2.0

On May 28, Women’s Enterprise Centre presents Mindset Mastery 2.0 to improve your self-confidence and drive your business success by helping you negotiate more effectively.

Building on our 2017 Entrepreneurial Mindset event and the WE FOR SHE Call to Action, we want to equip you with new techniques to take your mindset to the next level and connect with like-minded professionals to reinforce your learning.

So we’re bringing world-renowned impostor syndrome expert Dr. Valerie Young back to Vancouver to share new insights AND introducing a new workshop with negotiation expert Carrie Gallant.

At Mindset Mastery 2.0, you will gain confidence to help you believe in your ability to lead your organization, and create win-wins in your negotiations!

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Design Vancouver | A Panel Discussion On Digital Design

Join us on May 24th with expert design panelists as they provide insight and discussion on the multi-faceted design industry. The panel will touch on areas of UX design and UI design, as well as designing for physical/digital products.

Learn more on why design is one of the most in-demand fields and sought-after skills as well as how you can get your foot in the door!

Topics of Discussion:

–  Glimpse at the day-to-day design life of the panelists 

– The fundamentals of developing design strategies 

– Tips on getting into this growing industry and where to start 

– Trends in design, both digital and physical 

– The future of designing for digital 

– Real-world examples of brands successfully applying design thinking principles

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BrainStation Vancouver Info Session

Interested in building your digital skills? You've come to the right place. Our goal is to empower you to stand out digitally, through courses, bootcamps, workshops, and events.

Whether you're looking to transform your career or level up in your current role, we host free Info Sessions to give you an opportunity to explore all that we have to offer in Vancouver and identify what works best for your learning goals.

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BrainStation Vancouver Info Session

Interested in building your digital skills? You've come to the right place. Our goal is to empower you to stand out digitally, through courses, bootcamps, workshops, and events.

Whether you're looking to transform your career or level up in your current role, we host free Info Sessions to give you an opportunity to explore all that we have to offer in Vancouver and identify what works best for your learning goals.

RSVP Here.

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Full-time Programs Info Session

Whether your goal is to advance in your profession or make a complete career transformation, we host free Info Sessions to give you an opportunity to explore our Full-time User Experience and Web Development programs.

Our Full-time curriculum puts a strong emphasis on hands-on and collaborative learning to mimic the real-world experience of UX Designers and Web Developers. The content is developed on what our Educators work with day-to-day and is adapted in real-time based on what is trending in the industry.

Interested in a new way of learning? You've come to the right place. Experience 10 weeks of deep learning with 400+ hours of in-class instruction, project work and collaboration. Our goal is to empower individuals and businesses to become tomorrow’s leaders in digital.

PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP via our official event page to attend this event.

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Impact Your Business: A Panel Discussion

Join Spring and two of our community members, Annalea Krebs of Social Nature and Denise Taschereau of Fairware for a candid panel discussion on how to integrate impact into your business.

At Spring, we love working with entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Our community is all about being socially conscious and delivering impact – but how do you incorporate impact into running your business and how do you measure good?

This session will be an open discussion and exchange of ideas with Annalea and Denise.

Subject Matter Experts

Annalea Krebs, Founder and CEO of Social Nature

Annalea Krebs is the founder of Social Nature, a consumer-powered marketing company that combines hyper-targeted trial with social media amplification to drive results for CPG brands across online and in-store channels.

With almost a decade of digital marketing experience, Annalea is both an innovator and thought leader in next generation marketing. Annalea believes in promoting good stuff, not junk; that people trust friends, not ads; and that everyday consumers have influence.

 

Denise Taschereau, CEO & Co Founder Fairware

Denise is chief executive officer (CEO) and cofounder of Fairware where she is responsible for business development, product sourcing and Fairware’s ethical sourcing and sustainability programs.

Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired.

Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the Director of Sustainability and Community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. At MEC, she oversaw the Co-op’s national environmental programs, community grant-making and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote their award-winning first Sustainability Report.

Denise is a member of ETSY’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, a Board Member with the Green Meeting Industry Council and the past co-chair of Vision Vancouver, Vancouver’s ruling municipal political party. She has a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.

When she’s not working, Denise obsesses about anything to do with bikes and municipal politics. She lives in East Vancouver with her partner, their two boys and lots of bicycles. Future plans include becoming an interior decorator for political backrooms and drinking coffee on the sidelines of Giro d’Italia.

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Smart Hiring: Fine Tuning your Interview Questions (Online Workshop)

Why are interview questions so important?

They can make or break your entire recruiting process. Asking questions that evoke responses that get to the essence of what you want to uncover is crucial to finding employees who have the technical chops, contribute in a meaningful way to your team and most importantly, are motivated for the work.

Join our expert, Crystal Henrickson of Talent Collective, to level up your interviewing skills. Crystal has played key hiring roles in companies such as Yelp and advises startups on their candidate and employee experiences, leadership coaching and managerial training to develop productive, emotionally fit teams.

This online workshop is for non-HR professionals who want to grow their team strategically and want effective, actionable advice on how to successfully interview and evaluate their candidates.

 

Participants will learn:

Start designing their candidate experience

Ask effective interview questions

Objectively evaluate candidates to make fair selection decisions

 

Subject Matter Expert

Crystal Henrickson, CPCC, ACC

Career Consultant + Career Coach at Talent Collective

 

Crystal, a certified leadership + career coach, works with technology-driven companies to build thriving teams and companies. She co-founded Talent Collective in 2015 to develop employers through a mix of executive and workplace coaching to nurture culture and grow talent from within. Her experiences over the past decade include leading the expansion of Yelp in Canada, developing hiring + employee experience practices for startups and small businesses and coaching career transitioners. Her current side hustle includes raising a flock of chickens and sewing seeds in her greenhouse.

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