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February 16th, 2023
VSW2023 is back!

Guess who’s back, back again. VSW’s back. Tell a friend!

That’s right! We’re coming back louder, prouder and better than ever! After VSW2019, we hosted 2 virtual VSWs and took a 1-year hiatus. We’re excited to be planning an in-person Vancouver Startup Week for 2023! That’s right - it’s in-person or bust!!

What should you expect from this upcoming VSW? Here’s a sampler:

You get a job, you get a job, everyone gets a job!
Our famous Recruitment Fair is back at Science World! Get a start on your future at VSW!
Is your company hiring? Meet hundreds of job seekers who are looking for their next chapter and find out what they can bring to your team!

Are you job seeking or looking to upskill? Meet amazing companies that are growing their team and meet post-secondary institutions or coding academies if you’re considering a new career path or wanting to gain new skills!

You don’t know what you don’t know
Ecosystem Showcase
- when you’re an early-stage entrepreneur, you need all the support and resources that you can get! Meet all the organizations in town that are here to support you! We’ve made it super easy for you as we’re bringing them all to one location for you to meet! Learn about their programs and resources that are available to you!

Workshops, fireside chats, panel discussions and more!
Throughout the week, community partners will be providing you with events covering a plethora of various topics that you can take advantage of and learn from!

Start local, think global
Learn from companies that launched here in Vancouver but have built their companies to be successful, globally recognized companies!
Friends and investors from outside of Vancouver, including those from the Cascadia corridor, are joining us for VSW. (We could wait for that Cascadia Ultra High-Speed Ground Transportation System or we can start that connection now!!)

Hugs, Handshakes and a whole lot of catching up!
We’ll have an official VSW Headquarters this year in the downtown core. Come by to say hi, pick up your VSW passes or use it as a designated meeting spot! (There are lots of seating and food & beverage options where we’ll be located and we’re right by the Burrard Skytrain station!)

We all know that the thing we missed the most was the in-person interactions so this year we’re hosting experiential activities, happy hours and evening networking events because let’s be real, some of you are just here to socialize which is cool with us too!

We’re really excited for what we have planned and we hope you are too! As you know, Vancouver Startup Week is by the community, for the community.

We’re always looking for sponsors and event partners to help us make VSW a success! If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch with us at and let’s chat!

Until then, grab your Super Early Bird tickets and we can’t wait to see you in person at VSW2023!

Vivian & Katty

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