VANTEC Meeting - Digital Media, Gaming & AR/VR

03 Apr 2019
2:00pm - 6:45pm PDT

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Investor Presentations (Investor Members Access Only)


Join us for this special investor meeting focused on Digital Media where we invite and select BC's most promising Seed and Series A companies. This event is coordination with and support from the Rocket Builders and the VR/AR Association Vancouver Chapter.

Companies from across BC are invited to apply to pitch and we welcome investors referrals of their portfolio companies.




Registration & Networking 2:00 pm


Presentation: Trends in Digital Media, Gaming & AR/VR 2:30 pm

The Trends in Investment and Successful Commercialization of Digital Media, Gaming and Augmented, Virtual and Mixed reality 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:  3:00pm

Successfully Commercializing to create a Market Leading Company

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


James Hursthouse, President at Greenstone Initiatives

James Hursthouse is a seasoned interactive and game technology entrepreneur, currently consulting with a number of companies and organizations while plotting another attempt at world domination. James has built an extensive network of contacts in the global online game development, publishing, and technology sectors. James was formerly CEO at Roadhouse Interactive, an independent game company focusing on mobile free-to-play games and VR. Until recently he was the Executive Director at DigiBC - The Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of British Columbia


Danny P. Goel, Orthopaedic Surgeon and CEO & Co-Founder at Precision OS

Dr. Danny Goel is a Consultant Shoulder Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Orthopedic Surgery.



Chris Godsall, CEO & CO-Founder at Ziva Dynamics





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


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VR/AR Hub at Launch Academy Open House, Tuesday, April 16, 4.30-7.00 PM, Vancouver

VEF Tuesday, April 16, 5.00-8.30 PM, Vancouver

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VANTEC Members pay lowest rate $250 for the conference

NACO World Angel Investment Summit Wednesday-Friday, June 5-7 Calgary 

VANTEC Members only pay $699 with a member promocode (see our newsletter)

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For Entrepreneurs

VANTEC Pitch Circuit: I-on Connect Wednesday, April 17 Burnaby

VANTEC Pitch Circuit CMPNY, Thursday 18 April 2019, Coquitlam

Financials for Startups Walk-in Wednesday, April 10 Vancouver 


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.



Greenhouse Games | Gaming |  Greenhouse Games is a game publisher & developer focused on mass market ‘Free to Play’ (F2P) games for Mobile platforms. CannaFarm, Vino Valley, HopFarm

Cornwall | Software| 



The Discourse | Media and Entertainment | Digital news media company providing in-depth journalism in communities that have lost their local news.

Codeca Educational Technology and Services inc. | Education | is a web-based VR programming app to teach and learn coding fun, easy and engaging.

Tobias's Startup | Electronics / Instrumentation | Capturing cinematic quality holograms to make the virtual world indistinguishable from the real world. | Internet / Web Services | Scalable AR/VR training solutions for enterprise.

TradeLogEX | Gaming | The full-scale real-time Digital Simulation/Gamification of logistical business solutions for International Trade players.


FULL PRESENTATIONS | Media and Entertainment | See the event first, pay after. All digital.

FlareWolf Games Inc. | Software / Gaming | FlareWolf is creating a global gaming platform to serve discerning gamers the highest quality gaming experiences to any screen that they want to play on. | Gaming | Growth Platform for Gaming Influencers. 

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.


03 Apr 2019
2:00pm - 6:45pm PDT

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