XLRator, formerly SRCTec, and the District of Mission are co-hosting the 2nd annual #FVTech Forum as part of the Tech Starts Here initiative on September 20, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge .
This event aims to attract industry, government, academia, key influencers and community stakeholders to come together and foster growth and innovation within the local tech sector. The 2018 event will feature how Tech start-ups are changing the landscape of our communities within the Fraser Valley and a strong need for municipalities to start planning a fundamental shift towards Intelligent Communities initiatives by leveraging the knowledge-based economy and workforce. Hear from our local city officials and dignitaries on their plans for infrastructure and programs.
The key attribute of any start-up is the ability to grow – which requires capital. The 2018 Forum will provide a strong emphasis on the need for start-up funding locally and partnerships that promote and fuel tech Entrepreneur needs throughout the life cycle of a venture.
Learn how the local tech sector is evolving and collaborate with other stakeholders within the Fraser Valley to voice your thoughts and help steer the direction of Fraser Valley innovation. Come enjoy a panel discussion, a keynote speaker, a trade show exhibition, and valuable networking opportunities. This event is free to attend with muffins, coffee, and lunch included at no cost.
Following the success of the First Annual #FVTech Forum held in Mission last October, this year’s Forum intends to be bigger and more informative. As the only Tech thought leadership event within the Fraser Valley, the event plans to address challenges for growing the digital economy locally and encouraging perspective of opportunities.
The event intends to bring industry leaders together to explore, learn, and plan their digital strategies, offering attendees the opportunity to:
1.) Learn new skills and strategies to stay at the top of their game, maximize value and learn about local programs to assist them and their venture.
2.) Network with fellow tech entrepreneurs, industry leaders, product experts and institutions who share advice and best practices.
3.) Engage in demos. Breakouts, and informational sessions on the innovations, product roadmaps, and strategies you need to transform your business venture.
4.) Get tips and strategies to map your future from industry experts.
5.) Listen to top city officials, administrators, and local politicians in regard to transformation of planned municipal infrastructure to allow intelligent communities to prepare for the digital economy.
The event’s keynote speaker, Paula Cruickshank, Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BDC will be speaking on the importance of women in technology. Randy Hawes, the Mayor of Mission, will also be giving a presentation on the impact of BC’s tech presence and Mission’s role in growing the tech sector.
For more information and a full list of speakers, please visit https://srctec.org/fvtechforum.