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
EDI Director
Eric Chow
Marketing Director
Jani Tsui
Recruitment Fair Director
Kristina Lee
Art Director
Mark Ponce
Technology Director
Paulina Pietrykiewicz
Software Developer
Aman Hundal
Recruitment Fair Coordinator
Darin Herle
Video Editor
Deborah Wang
Events Account Manager
Enoch Weng
HQ Operations Specialist
Christine Song
Software Developer
Kat Priecelova
Events Specialist
Leann Yutuc
Software Developer
Miguel Gamis
Videographer/Video Editor
Monica De Mesa
Software Developer
Nick Chubb
UX Lead
Philip Cheung
Software Developer
Rost Myshkin
Social Media Advisor
Sarina Arefzadeh
Social Media Marketing Coordinator
Sophia Lee
UX/UI Designer
Taryn Wou
Events Account Manager
Ti Wu
Social Media Marketing Coordinator
Victoria Lim
Events Account Manager
Yoki Li
Recruitment Fair Coordinator
Zach Yamaoka
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.