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VANTEC Open Network 2022

07 Sep 2022
3:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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Non-Member Ticket 07 Sep 2022 $50.00

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Featuring short 90-second pitches from local entrepreneurs – some of whose promising ventures are backed by local accelerators and incubators.


We plan to be back in-person at VentureLabs downtown with the option to present via Zoom and watch the live stream.


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NETWORKING (3:30pm to 4:00pm)

In-person networking and random networking on zoom.



Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Global is an exchange program that gives experienced entrepreneurs from Canada, UK and the European Union to collaborate with each other.  Companies participating in this program will acquire knowledge and access to European markets.

Contact Stefano Del Farra or call (M/F 9am to 5pm) 604.682.1410


Global Affairs Canada helps Canadian businesses grow with confidence by connecting them with international opportunities, funding and support programs, and our network of Trade Commissioners in over 160 cities worldwide.

Contact: Claudia Kempe | | 778-772-0934


Women's Enterprise Centre  is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business.

Contact: Melanie Rupp | | 250-868-3454 or 800-643-7014


INTERFACE Health is an integrated virtual multi-platform connecting the digital health community through an innovation network, an annual global competition, a COVID-19 digital showcase, an annual digital health international summit and specialized services for SMEs.

Contact: Michael Bidu | | 604-805-8088


Angel Forum connects promising early stage ventures with accredited angel capital and we look forward to telling you more on how we plan to do that the remainder of 2021!

Contact: Irene Dorsman | | 604-671-0632 


Global Affairs Canada helps Canadian businesses grow with confidence by connecting them with international opportunities, funding and support programs, and our network of Trade Commissioners in over 160 cities worldwide.

Contact: Ramneet Sran | | 604-363-4548


VANTEC Start Up Visa (SUV) Pitch Perfect program will ensure alignment of the SUV candidate with investor and IRCC requirements.

Contact: James Rutherford | | 604-559-4964


Entrepreneurship@UBC Immersion Week is a week long event for our UBC's ecosystem of students, staff, faculty, alumni and entrepreneurship@UBC ventures, along with member of BC's innovation community to come together with the purpose of demystifying entrepreneurship in the innovation economy. The event is designed to educate, build and inspire entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial leaders. This event is free and takes place September 27 - October 1, online of course! Register  here and see you at the event!

Contact: Chang Han | 


Startup Scaleup Summit The first annual Summit powered by Roynat Capital and Scotiabank celebrates the founder milestones and highlights the journey from idea to IPO for startups and investors.

Contact: Neelam Brar |


Founders Boost (a partner of Techstars & GAN) is a mentor-driven pre-acceleration program and our goal is to help early stage startups prepare for accelerators, seed investors and revenue by providing pitch coaching and mentorship during the program as well as connections to accelerators and VCs after the program.

Contact: Kenneth Ip |


Genome BC’s I² Fund provides commercialization funding (typically $500,000 to $1,500,000) for companies developing innovative life science technologies in BC.

Contact Pat Brady (604-675-1034 or or Chang Han (778-928-5562 or for more information.






adMare BioInnovations is Canada’s Global Life Sciences Venture, building the Canadian life sciences industry from sea to sea.

Contact:  Amie Phinney | | 604-827-1147


Hyper Accelerator is the market leading startup accelerator program to help promising startup founders fund and scale their startup with our 100-Day Global Virtual Accelerator Program

Contact: Ash Singh 


Praxis Spinal Cord Institute focus on accelerating innovations including medical devices and diagnostics that can improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injury.  Praxis is running the second cohort for SCI Incubate - in fall 2021 a program for early stage ventures with an application to SCI, and the SCI Accelerate second cohort are currently completing their program this month. Praxis recently partnered with universities across Canada for the for early stage venture ideas -- and Demo Day registrations are currently open. 

Contact: Arushi Raina | 


Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator

Contact: Chad Ford |


E8 Angels and the Decarbon8 deals: early stage opportunities for personal/for-profit and philanthropic impact investing in the climatetech revolution.

E8 will share the latest deals from its cleantech pipeline and notably from its Decarbon8 effort, which this summer has sourced high potential startups focused on transportation.  Automotus is its first investment and other finalists will be named in September; these deals are accessible to anyone, for direct investment and also philanthropic investment (and gains) via the D8 Fund.  E8 angels builds on its 15 years of cleantech investing; it is also currently raising a new E8 Ventures fund.  We’ll hear about open deals anyone can participate in with potential for impact and returns.

Contact: Mike Rea;


SFU VentureLabs accelerates science and technology-based new ventures who have found their product market fit become profitable, sustainable businesses. These companies are supported by programs, mentoring, and services companies need most, when they need them most

Contact: Lesley Duncan |


entrepreneurship@UBC propels UBC innovations into the world through venture creation.

Contact: Chang Han |


Foresight Accelerator | Canada’s core technology innovation centre. Where cleantech comes together.

Contact:  Tony Dhaliwal | | 604-245-0042 


Spring Activator is a certified B Corporation® and 1% for the Planet member. It is a global incubator, accelerator, and advisory firm that empowers entrepreneurs, investors, and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to change the world through innovation. With its advisory services, it has helped over 70 different incubators, accelerators, foundations, and governments across 5 continents enhance their capacity to maximize impact both in their local communities and globally.

Through its impact programs, Spring has helped more than 750 entrepreneurs create 350 companies and raise over $24M in funding. Spring has further catalyzed approximately $4.8 million in impact investments through its impact investor training programs.

Contact:  Keith Ippel |


NETWORKING (5:30pm to 6:00pm)

In-person networking between investors, founders and community members. We will serve complementary 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.


07 Sep 2022
3:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

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