About usConnecting people. Empowering community. Celebrating success.
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.

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

Meet our team of dedicated volunteers behind Vancouver Startup Week

Katty Wang
Vivian Lago
Global Engagement Director
André Moura
EDI Director
Eric Chow
Recruitment Fair Director
Kristina Lee
PR Director
Leann Yutuc
Art Director
Mark Ponce
Education and Training Director
Patricia Moura
Technology Director
Paulina Pietrykiewicz
Marketing Director
Taryn Wou
Software Developer
Aman Hundal
Recruitment Fair Specialist
Ashley Dang
Recruitment Fair Specialist
Cabell Xue
Social Media Coordinator
Charlene Chiu
Email Manager
Christine Song
Event Specialist
Darin Herle
Motion Graphics Designer
Deborah Wang
Events Account Manager
Enoch Weng
Marketing Advisor
Jani Tsui
Software Developer
Kat Priecelova
Monica De Mesa
Software Developer
Nick Chubb
UI/UX Manager
Philip Cheung
Software Developer
Rost Myshkin
Marketing Advisor
Sarina Arefzadeh
Social Media Coordinator
Sophia Lee
Events Account Manager
Ti Wu
UX/UI Coordinator
Victoria Lim
Events Account Manager
Yoki Li
Our Advisory Committee
Head of Asia, RISE, Web Summit
Casey Lau
President, TTT Studios
Chris Hobbs
Executive in Residence
Floyd Sijmons
Program Manager, Aragon Academy
Mina Haghighi
CEO, The Forum
Paulina Cameron

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.