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VANTEC meeting

04 Jan 2023
3:30pm - 6:30pm PST

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Networking 3:30pm

In-person networking and random networking on zoom.


Community Announcements 4:00pm

Community partners are invited to announce their upcoming events to the investors in the room and subscribers to our newsletter. Simply email us at

Growing the VANTEC Community in 2023
Contact: Roger Killen |

eFund Semi Annual Open House Social and Winter Lunch - Jan 18
Accredited investors interested to learn more about eFund and its portfolio companies are invited.
Talk to Roger, Thealzel, or Frank how to get an invitation or email

Call for Companies VANTEC Feb 1 themed on Data Tech
Presentation & Panel Discussion: Why Data is Driving the Hottest Areas of Tech Growth and Investment
Companies can apply to pitch here before January 10 for a prescreening on January 17

If you're using AI in Agrifood email for an invitation to a related event

Annual Investment Survey for VANTEC and NACO
Expect an email in 1-2 weeks requesting info on your 2022 angel investments
The data will be shared amalgamated and anonymously with NACO



VANTEC Meeting Wednesday, January 4
VANTEC Start Up Visa (SUV) Pitch Perfect Previews Thursday, January 5
Keiretsu Forum Vancouver Tuesday, January 10

eFund: Semi Annual Open House Social and Winter Lunch Wednesday, January 18
Angel Forum Investor Meetup Thursday, January 19
VANTEC Meeting: Data Tech Wednesday, February 1 
Angel Forum Western Angel Investment Summit Thursday-Friday, February 23-24


eUBC: Foundation Week Monday-Monday, January 16-23
20th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum Tuesday-Thursday, January 17-19
Life Sciences BC Career Connect Day Friday, January 20


Company Presentations 4:15pm

Companies can apply to pitch here and are recommended to attend one or more of the pitch circuit events to practice their pitch. The presenting companies will be announced 2 weeks prior to the meeting.


PREVIEWS (90 seconds)

Mae (Making Auto Easy) | Transportation | Gust | Mae is a car shopping experience built by women to help people discover and pick the right car for them. 

The Village App | Software | Gust | A social well-being platform where organizations and individuals connect to their support networks through asks, offers and events.

Dipstic | Software | Gust | A social marketplace for finding, booking, and tracking car services for car owners based on their vehicles & location, with a social media component.

Departure Lounge Inc. | Business Services | Gust | Industry-Leading Tech and Creative Services for the Metaverse

Isempower | Education | Gust | Isempower is Canada's #1 technology platform for international students.



BrainSwitch Labs (Product name: FLOAT VR) | Software | Gust | A Healing Space in VR for Therapy and Mental Wellness

Pacey MedTech Ltd. | Medical Devices and Equipment | Gust | Male Urinary Incontinence Device Development and Commercialization

instaHop | Travel | Gust | instaHop is a SaaS platform to help young explorers experience the best of the destination with absolute peace of mind and save up to 90% of their time.


Investor Decks

The company presentations and investor packages, including more details on the team, financials and other documents are available to VANTEC members on the Gust platform. Email us at if you have any questions.


Founder & Investor Networking 5:30pm-6:30pm

In-person networking between investors, founders and community members. We will serve complimentary beverages and appetizers.

Online participants can meet in a number of dedicated breakout rooms.


NOTE: In our effort to share the pitches and presentations beyond our venue for a bigger impact we will record some of our events and make them available online.

By attending this event, you consent to the use of photography/video/audio in all forms of media, for any and all promotional purposes including advertising, display, audiovisual, exhibition or editorial use by VANTEC Angel Network without payment or other compensation.



04 Jan 2023
3:30pm - 6:30pm PST

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