On March 15, 2013, BCIC  New Ventures  invites you to play a role in building on the strengths of the tech industry in BC and creating a healthy technology community. Contribute to A Dialogue: Building and Sustaining BC’s Technology Ecosystem  and win a free ticket to the GROW Conference  (Aug 14-16) which will be given out to the event. But what is it? A Dialogue is an opportunity for tech companies to be heard by key decision makers including community builders, CEOs, venture capitalists and members of BC Government who together, are making BC a great place to start and grow technology companies.
At the event, you’ll also hear from some of BC’s most successful ventures, including Electronic Arts , Sierra Wireless , Avigilon  and Yen Lee , member of the C100, serial entrepreneur and investor. After Yen sold his latest Silicon Valley start-up to Groupon last year, the Vancouver native began thinking about building his next company back in his hometown.
The event includes two panels.
- Successful Ventures: Building and Growing Business in BC will be moderated by Jonathan Rhone of Axine Water Technologies and include panellists Alexander Fernandes of Avigilon, Marija Radulovic-Nastic of Electronic Arts, and Jason Krause of Sierra Wireless. Each company will share their story about building and growing a successful business in BC. What keeps them here? What resources helped them along the way? What obstacles did they face and how did they overcome them?
- Community Builders: Building the Ecosystem for Growth in BC will be moderated by ex-BCTIA CEO Pascal Spothelfer with panelists Bill Tam of the BCTIA, Brad Lowe of Wavefront, Paul Lee of DigiBC, and Jeff Keen of Accelerate Okanagan. Each panelist will speak briefly about what they are doing (programs and services) to build BC’s tech community and contribute to our landscape through jobs, revenue and more. The panel will then provide their rich perspective on how we can grow even faster in the decade to come, building an ecosystem to grow companies within BC.
Get the conversation going on Twitter with #DialogueBC .