From September 21-24, 2015, The Grady Firm bridged connections between the US and its northern neighbors at Vancouver Startup Week. Now in its second year, the week-long Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five+ days to build momentum and opportunity around Vancouver’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Established companies, investors, service providers, incubators, talent developers, and of course innovation companies themselves participated in panel discussions, awards ceremonies, showcases and parties in an attempt to foster the Startup community in Vancouver.
Jennifer Grady, the firm’s founder, met with innovative entrepreneurs at the following events throughout the week:
The BCIC – New Ventures Competition, where British Columbia’s best new companies competed for $300,000 in cash and prizes;
- The VSW Official Kick-off Party, hosted by The Vancouver Economic Commission and POWERED by Microsoft; the
- Prepare for Launch discussion with guests from Yaletown Venture Partners & PricewaterhouseCoopers, who shared insights on some of the business, legal and tax issues that many start-ups face as they grow their business and seek financing and advice on how to prepare for success;
- Meet and Greet at Startup Alley, where local Startups showcase their innovations; and
- The Equity Crowdfunding Panel & Networking with members of FrontFundr.