VANTEC meeting AI and ML

06 Feb 2019
2:00pm - 6:45pm PST

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Industry trends presentation and panel discussion (Free access for everyone)

Investor Decks and Pitch Videos (Investor Members Access Only)

Investor Packages on GUST (Investor Members Access Only)




Registration & Networking 2:00pm


Presentation: Trends in AI and ML 2:30pm

The Trends in Investment and Successful Commercialization of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies

Presenting the range of investments observed in Canada and the World in these emerging technology areas. Exploration of the business models and commercialization models leading to the highest growth, valuations and exits for these exciting new technology areas.

Presenter: Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders


Panel: Investing in AI and ML 3:00pm

Successfully Commercializing AI/ML to create a Market Leading Company

A unique opportunity to hear about how local entrepreneurs have incorporated artificial intelligence and/or machine learning to drive innovation and create winning products. We will learn how they have balanced investment, partnerships and revenue opportunities on this path to success.


Maryam Sadeghi, PhD, CEO and Co-founder, MetaOptima


Shamil Hargovan, CEO at Wiivv 


Michael Cheng, Cofounder of Lumen5

Moderator: Geoffrey Hansen, Managing Partner at Rocket Builders


Networking Break 3.30pm


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


Spring Activator’s 2019 Impact Challenge | Contact: Mari Mathews 



Keiretsu Forum Vancouver Chapter MeetingTuesday, February 12, Vancouver
VANTEC Angel NetworkWednesday, March 6, Vancouver
OKGN Angel SummitThursday, April 11, Okanagan


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 (General)

LACHIBA | Food and Beverage | LACHI beans peeler peels and separates hulls from peeled beans, eliminates stress, saves time, saves effort, and makes healthy living possible for everyone.

Skill Source | Business Services | Connecting Skilled Pros with Great Gigs.

Structure Lock | Construction | Structurelock products are stronger, safer and seismically superior to wood bracing or blocking in wood frame buildings.



Unburden Care Technologies | Healthcare Services | Unburden Care seeks to alleviate the burden associated with providing unpaid care through the use of technology and social networks.

GotHire | Software | Hiring is expensive and the process is lengthy, GotHire makes hiring simple, automated and fast. 

Aqua Intelligent Technology | Clean Technology | Aqua Intelligent is developing a software to integrate and analyze data collected from sensors in water utilities for improving drinking water systems operation.

AntEater Analytics | Software | AntEater uses AI to analyze team emails to help you understand your organization better.

Chainlink | Construction | Chainlink is a marketplace for ‘Non-Genuine’ spare parts of earthmoving equipment that uses data science techniques to optimize the experience of its users.

Floka (by Calendher  Technologies) | Software | Smart holistic health technology for women.



Metabolic Insights Inc. | Consumer Products | Consumer healthcare device platform with initial focus on rapid measurement of salivary insulin to enable delivery of personalized weight loss solution.

SHM Controls Inc. | Industrial/Energy | An energy saving smart IIoT HVAC Controller for buildings and offices, which offers active HVAC control and quick ROI with up to 30% reduction in energy costs.

Manage Petro | Software | Manage Petro is world's first fully cloud-based fuel delivery management software. 

FrontFundr | Fintech | Connecting investors and entrepreneurs via our online funding portal.

Investment in FrontFundr is open to accredited and non-accredited investors online here


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.


Reception & Networking 5:30-6:45pm

We will serve snacks, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks.


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.


06 Feb 2019
2:00pm - 6:45pm PST

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