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Lighthouse Labs Employer Speed Dating (Web + iOS)

Engage early and ‘speed-date' our upcoming web + iOS grads at our employer exclusive event.

Considering our web or iOS alumni to add to your growing team? We know hiring is just as much about fit as it is about skills. Our speed dating event is your exclusive chance to meet our upcoming graduates and start your interview process.

Employers and students will be broken up into web and iOS groups. Employers are encouraged, if possible, to bring two representatives to ensure you get a chance to meet all the students and all the students meet your company!

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Real Estate Investment Summer Summit

You're invited to join 6 industry experts for an event of learning how to buy, sell, and manage in today's fast-paced real estate market.

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON JULY 15

– Where cash flow can be made in the lower mainland

– What does the political uncertainty mean for B.C real estate investors?

– How to help your kids get started in real estate

– Doubling your equity investing in the U.S.

– Mortgage tax strategies that maximize your returns

– Boost your cash flow with rent-to-own

The key to investing in real estate is being educated, come learn from a group of investors with decades of experience.

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2017 BC Export Awards

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 9 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years.

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Martini Madness

Join us July 6th for an evening of friendly bartending competition and local networking, brought to you by the planning committee of the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO.

Swing by to help us roar post-BC Lions game, as they take on the Montreal Alouettes! Three guest bartenders will slamdown with their martini creations, the winner to be determined by your vote. There will also be a live DJ on site and a 50/50 cash prize. All proceeds to benefit Kids Help Phone.

So come out, cast your ballots, and mingle with others in local Vancouver business, all while supporting kids in the community.

Drink Tickets are $10 at the door CASH ONLY, which includes 3 martinis (yes, you read that right!) Please RSVP through the ‘Register' button above.

 

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Mind Over Matter: The Hidden Influence of Psychology on Well-Being and Performance

Attendees will return to their organizations better prepared to identify and address overlooked influencers that drive business success and workplace psychological well-being.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe three psychological issues that affect employees' well-being and performance.
2. List five types of workplace practices that foster a psychologically healthy workplace.
3. Discuss how to promote psychological well-being in organizations and issues that can enhance or impede their efforts.
4. Identify ethical issues that may arise when addressing well-being and performance issues in the workplace and describe risk management strategies.

From issues including organizational justice, climate, and trust to theories of leadership and how the exchange between managers and employees affects organizational outcomes, psychology is the flashlight that illuminates the darkness and gives you a glimpse of what's hiding under the bed or peering out from behind the closet door.

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VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE SUMMER SUMMIT

You're invited to join 6 industry experts for an event of learning how to buy, sell, and manage in today's fast-paced real estate market.

HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ON JULY 15

  • Where cash flow can be made in the lower mainland
  • What does the political uncertainty mean for B.C real estate investors?
  • How to help your kids get started in real estate
  • Doubling your equity investing in the U.S.
  • Mortgage tax strategies that maximize your returns
  • Boost your cash flow with rent-to-own

The key to investing in real estate is being educated, come learn from a group of investors with decades of experience.

Western Canadian Properties Group, Western Wealth Capital, Investment Revenue Realty, Green Mortgage Team & KellerWilliams Elite Realty

Organizer of Vancouver Real Estate Investing Summit

WHAT DOES THE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY MEAN FOR B.C REAL ESTATE INVESTORS?

DAVE STEELE WITH WESTERN CANADIAN PROPERTIES GROUP

Dave and his team have helped over 12,000 real estate investors acquire over $2,000,000,000 worth of cash flowing investment properties throughout North America over the past 30 years. His expertise includes land development, re-positioning multifamily buildings, raising capital, and identifying markets poised for significant growth. Dave was recently recognized at the 2017 REIN awards for “Multifamily Deal of the Year” for his team’s success in Phoenix, Arizona.


WHERE CASH FLOW CAN BE MADE IN THE LOWER MAINLAND

CAMERON MANNING WITH KELLER WILLIAMS ELITE REALTY

Cameron is an Investment Specialist, he offers investors a competitive edge through the transaction process. He brings a unique perspective when working with investors, through his experience organizing creative deals that have won awards over the last few years. His personal investing experience purchasing attached, detached, and multi-family properties allows him to give investors a first-hand experience through each process.


HOW TO HELP YOUR KIDS GET STARTED IN REAL ESTATE

TAYLOR STEELE WITH INVESTMENT REVENUE REALTY

Taylor started investing in real estate at 18 and hasn’t looked back. Now at 24, he has built a portfolio of investment properties throughout Western Canada and into the U.S. After graduating University, he co-founded a real estate brokerage focused on helping investors identify unique opportunities that fit their future financial goals. Taylor enjoys working with busy-working professionals and with first time investors. “Don’t wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.”


DOUBLING YOUR EQUITY INVESTING IN THE U.S.

CYNTHIA AASEN WITH INVESTMENT REVENUE REALTY

Over the past 20 years, Cynthia and her team have helped clients acquire over $200,000,000 worth of investment properties using proven strategies individually structured to maximize the performance, reduce vacancy risk and enhance returns. Cynthia is a licensed Realtor, certified Real Estate Investment Advisor and recent recipient of “Realtor of the Year” at the REIN 2017 Awards. Cynthia’s greatest achievement is her clients’ success.


MORTGAGE TAX STRATEGIES THAT MAXIMIZE YOUR RETURNS

KYLE GREEN WITH THE GREEN MORTGAGE TEAM

Kyle Green is a true expert in getting mortgage financing for investment properties. Kyle’s experience working with REAG, and other prominent investment groups, has made him one of the go-to resources for financing rental properties in Canada. He is #1 in BC for Mortgage Alliance and #30 in Canada for all mortgage brokers. Many brokers do not teach their clients how to build an investment portfolio; this is where his expertise with what the banks are looking for and how to enable you to reach your goals is invaluable.


BOOST YOUR CASH FLOW WITH RENT-TO-OWN

KELLY FRY WITH KELLER WILLIAMS ELITE REALTY

Kelly offers real estate investors a unique advantage when negotiating. Not only is she a top realtor, she is also a real estate mentor, professional trainer of creative financing and a chartered accountant. Having invested in rental properties for the last 12 years across Western Canada, she knows what investors need. She also knows how to analyze the deal, find maximum cash flow and optimize your ROI. Building your wealth in real estate is her goal.

 

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Lighthouse Labs Employer Only Demo Day (Web)

See our Web alumni demo their final projects!

We are pleased to invite you to our exclusive Employer Only Demo Day for both our Web alumni.

Each group of students will showcase their final project, talk about what they've learned, and speak to the technical skills they've acquired over the past eight weeks.

Reference sheets and pens are provided at the event. Employers will have the opportunity to ask students questions about their projects, and the demos will be followed with our public demo day, which employers are more than welcome to stay for (Hooray for free pizza + beer).

 

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Tech Starters Code Night!

Have you hit a roadblock in your learning to code journey? Want to begin coding, but don't know how to get started? Tech Starters aims to provide a space for coders of all levels to come together, chat and work on projects with the aid of mentors. Join us at the Lighthouse Labs campus anytime between 6pm and 9pm for Tech Starters Code Night!

This is a casual, friendly evening where everyone is welcome. We encourage you to work on current projects, school work, explore free coding resources or just chat tech all while having mentors (and snacks) available.

There is a limit of 30 people so please signup via Picatic to ensure your spot.

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Lighthouse Labs YVR Demo Day

Demo Day is back! Our new grads are about to start their careers as professional web developers; but first they want to show you what they've learned to build in just 8 weeks with Lighthouse Labs.

You can expect pizza, beer, a chance to rub shoulders with an incredible network of developers and entrepreneurs, and an inside look at the skill set of our new graduates!

NOTE: as we do have a capacity limit, please register via Picatic to ensure your entry.

Schedule:

6:00 – 6:30pm

Doors open, networking, food, beer!

6:30 – 7:30pm

Introductions from our Head Instructor Don Burks, followed by project presentations from each group.

7:30 – 8:00pm

Your chance to talk with each group of students individually! They will set up booths in our space where you can interact with their project directly and ask them whatever questions you may have! This is also your chance to vote for your favourite project – and we take the People's Choice verrrrrry seriously.

8:00 pm

Based on the voting, the winner of the People's Choice Award is announced! The night is wrapped up…. unless you want to join in on our unofficial after party.

About Lighthouse Labs:

Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, modern approach to teaching web development. With a hands-on curriculum built by a community of industry experts, the program focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers.

Lighthouse Labs maintains unprecedented employment rates and has graduated over 600 students into amazing careers as developers. www.lighthouselabs.ca

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Tencent Mediate Space Hackathon & Vancouver Venture Symposium

Tencent Mediate Space Hackathon & Vancouver Venture Symposium (TMSH & VVS) is an international level startups competition and investment event, which is organized by Tencent computer system Co. Ltd. and Evilnut Creative Technology Inc. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with potential investors, find your future partners, build up networking, as well as catch up with the newest business trends.

Our mission is to enhance digital transformation of traditional business and create a highly interactive networking platform for both entrepreneurs and investors.

In this event, you can expect:

  • more than 100 local companies registered from different industry such as financial, marketing, technology and etc.
  • investors who search for the project that worth investing, aiming at building a strong Vancouver business network.
  • startup teams with the freshest ideas and business models.
  • a job fair in the afternoon of June 25th, expecting at least 200 students.

The ticket also includes: refreshment, lunch buffet and drinks.

For more details of the competition or tickets, please refer to: http://www.evilnut.ca/hackathon/

 

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VWN Networking Lunch

Are you a Women in Business who looking to make more contacts and networking connections in a friendly, no pressure environment?

Valley Women's Network Association – Tri-Cities Chapter welcomes women in business to attend our monthly networking luncheon at the Vancouver Golf Club – 771 Austin, Coquitlam.

Come for lunch and connect and share ideas with other amazing like minded women in business. You’ll leave with an abundance of ideas & develop new contacts & resources in your community.

June is our Annual BBQ Wine-Down Lunch.  Join us for interactive networking and fun activities including our  wine draw – bring a bottle of wine & you could win 3!

Online pre-registration is required.

Deadline for reservations is Monday,  June 12 at 11:59pm. (Late reservations Tuesday, June 13 at 11:59pm $10 more)

Guests Welcome!  Please feel free to invite a colleague, friend or someone you know in business to attend with you – they’ll thank you for the opportunity!

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Workshop

Consider this: You run an independent vegetarian restaurant. You have a fully-functioning website, social media presence, a loyal customer base, and yet when you search ‘Vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver' your website shows up on the 4th page. The solution: Improve your SEO. An SEO strategy is imperative in order to build your online presence.

In this full-day workshop, you'll learn how to build an SEO strategy to help improve your website's search rankings.

To attend this workshop you must RSVP here.

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Adobe InDesign Workshop

How content is presented, whether it be online or offline, can make or break its impact on its viewers. Consequently, it's important and worthwhile to invest time and energy into showcasing your ideas in dynamic, engaging ways. Adobe InDesign is the go-to industry tool for bringing ideas to life through magazine spreads, books, brochures, and presentations.

If you're looking to up your presentation game, create collateral for an event or project, or simply interested in getting your feet wet with digital design, this workshop is for you.

To attend this workshop you must RSVP here.

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Google AdWords Workshop

Today, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is one of the most effective ways to attract and reengage customers. The Google AdWords platform allows you to create search and display campaigns that are hyper-targeted and relevant to viewers, which translates into better conversion rates and bang for your marketing buck. If you're building out a digital marketing strategy, SEM is a key component to building your online presence.

This full-day workshop is perfect for those looking to dive into building SEM campaigns for their website and looking for an introduction on navigating the Google AdWords platform.

RSVP here.

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Social Media Strategy Workshop

No digital marketing strategy is complete without a social media content plan. How you use social media, whether it be to promote products or services, tend to customer inquiries, build your brand personality, or attract new customers, requires thoughtful planning and defined KPIs. With so much ‘noise' on today's social media channels, it's imperative that your content provide value, that it's meaningful, and shared strategically.

This full-day workshop will cover the foundations for developing and implementing a successful social media strategy using today's most popular channels.

RSVP here.

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Lighthouse Labs Employer Speed Dating (Web)

This is a great opportunity to engage early and meet our new graduates!

Considering our web alumni to add to your growing team? We know hiring is just as much about fit as it is about skills. Our speed dating event is your exclusive chance to meet our upcoming graduates and start your interview process.

Special thanks to our community host Grow Financial Inc.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Workshop

Consider this: You run an independent vegetarian restaurant. You have a fully-functioning website, social media presence, a loyal customer base, and yet when you search ‘Vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver' your website shows up on the 4th page. The solution: Improve your SEO. An SEO strategy is imperative in order to build your online presence.

In this full-day workshop, you'll learn how to build an SEO strategy to help improve your website's search rankings.

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Lessons in Authentic Living with Heather White

Great coaches don’t make plays for you, they empower you to win the game. Heather White should know since coaching empowered her to a black belt in Sport Jujitsu and a silver medal in international competition. Her competitive background and drive to excel stayed strong and set the stage for four years in high-pressure commission sales for a corporate giant, where she increased sales by 700%. That sales tenacity, her athletic background, and her psychology degree may seem like divergent paths, but they provided a unique personal coaching perspective and have built the foundation she draws from.

Join us for this latest #BloomLiving evening and be a part of the discussion with Heather and get some insights into making your life a total win.

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SME Strategy Summer Mingler 2017

If you're in Vancouver, BC on June 29th, join us for the SME Strategy Summer Mingler, our most popular event of the year.

Where: 455 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L2

When: 6pm-8:30 PM

How much: $15 before Jun 15th,  $20 till Jun 29th, $25 at the door
*Tickets include appies and one drink

You'll get to kick back, meet new people and catch up with old ones, and have fun all while enjoying drinks, refreshments, and the excellent weather (fingers crossed).

Our team will be there to answer strategy questions, but we'll mostly be there to join in on the festivities.

Register by June 15th to receive early bird pricing and we will see you there!

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Speaker Series | Industry Insights from a Data Scientist

Join us June 20th for a Speaker Series with Phillip Mah, Senior Data Scientist at Boeing.

For the past four years, Phillip has been leading project teams to develop predictive maintenance solutions for commercial aerospace. Passionate about creating minimum viable products and rapid prototypes of digital solutions using machine learning and analytics, Phillip analyzes and visualizes aircraft-generated data using big data platforms such as Apache Spark and Cassandra and technologies like: Python, R, Tableau, d3.js, JavaScript and Java.

Frequently working with fellow data scientists as well as software engineers, designers and business analysts, enjoy an intimate discussion and Q&A with one of Canada's leading data scientists.

RSVP here.

Topics of Discussion

• A day in the life of a Data Scientist

• Processing and cleaning large datasets

• Machine learning demonstrations

• How to apply industry practices to real data

• How to deploy data models

• Data Analytics vs. Data Science

What You'll Get

•  Intimate discussion and Q&A with one of Canada's leading data scientists

• A BrainStation notebook & pen for note-taking purposes

• Light snacks and refreshments!

Please note: You must RSVP and purchase your ticket on our official event page to attend this event.

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