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The power of connections
What is VSW all about?
The power of connections

Over seven jam-packed days, Vancouver Startup Week connects entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends to build momentum and opportunity around our community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.

Vancouver Startup Week (VSW) is run by a team of passionate, dedicated volunteers, each of whom come from the startup ecosystem in Vancouver and beyond.

The initiative is organized by the non-profit Vancouver Startup Society.We are proud to enjoy a relationship with Techstars, one of the premiere startup accelerator programs in the United States and whose great team coordinates Startup Weeks in every part of the globe.

Our Purpose

Our mission is to foster connections among entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and friends, as we support and celebrate the Greater Vancouver startup community. Our vision is to empower and make Vancouver the most attractive city for future leaders of emerging businesses.

Drive
Drive
work with dedication and passion toward a shared vision
Inclusion
Inclusion
respect and value the voices of our diverse partners
Excellence
Excellence
produce quality work with accountability and integrity
Teamwork
Teamwork
support and empower each other
Meet the Team

Meet our team of dedicated volunteers behind Vancouver Startup Week

Katty Wang
Co-chair
Katty Wang
Vivian Lago
Co-chair
Vivian Lago
 André Moura
Global Engagement Director
André Moura
Eric Chow
EDI Director
Eric Chow
Kristina Lee
Recruitment Fair Director
Kristina Lee
Leann Yutuc
PR Director
Leann Yutuc
Mark Ponce
Art Director
Mark Ponce
Patricia Moura
Education and Training Director
Patricia Moura
Paulina Pietrykiewicz
Technology Director
Paulina Pietrykiewicz
Taryn Wou
Marketing Director
Taryn Wou
Aman Hundal
Software Developer
Aman Hundal
Ashley Dang
Recruitment Fair Specialist
Ashley Dang
Avni Kapoor
Social Media Coordinator
Avni Kapoor
Cabell Xue
Recruitment Fair Specialist
Cabell Xue
Charlene Chiu
Social Media Coordinator
Charlene Chiu
Darin Herle
Event Specialist
Darin Herle
Deborah Wang
Video Editor
Deborah Wang
Fizza Parsayan
Account Manager
Fizza Parsayan
Enoch Weng
Events Account Manager
Enoch Weng
Isabella Leung
Events Specialist
Isabella Leung
James Kim
Account Manager
James Kim
Jani Tsui
Marketing Advisor
Jani Tsui
Kat Priecelova
Software Developer
Kat Priecelova
Monica De Mesa
Communications Designer
Monica De Mesa
Nemo Zhao
Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Nemo Zhao
Nick Chubb
Software Developer
Nick Chubb
Philip Cheung
UX/UI Lead
Philip Cheung
Phyllis Lai
Account Manager
Phyllis Lai
Rost Myshkin
Software Developer
Rost Myshkin
Sarina Arefzadeh
Marketing Advisor
Sarina Arefzadeh
Sara Arora
Content Writer
Sara Arora
Sophia Lee
Social Media Coordinator
Sophia Lee
Ti Wu
Events Account Manager
Ti Wu
Victoria Lim
UX/UI Designer
Victoria Lim
Yoki Li
Events Account Manager
Yoki Li

Vancouver Startup Week is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.