Brendon Wilson

Who are you?

I’m a software developer and business geek who returned to Vancouver in 2008 after spending four years as a product manager in the fabled Silicon Valley™.

What’s your background?

I’ve got a BASc in Engineering, and an MBA. I’ve lived in five countries in the past decade (Canada, USA, Ireland, Anguilla, United Kingdom). I’ve helped raise $10M in venture capital funding. I’ve built enterprise products that pulled in millions of dollars of revenue. And I’ve failed a lot along the way. Watch and learn kids.

Why are you writing for Techvibes?

Canada, and Vancouver in particular, has a unique opportunity to become technology leaders – except we’re really taking our damn time doing it. My hope is to share my experience, inspire some confidence, and, if necessary, dispense a swift spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever.

Why should I care what you have to say?

You should care because, as a technologist, you’ve always thought about defecting from Vancouver to the greener pastures Silicon Valley – and I’m going to tell you why that’s a Really Bad Idea.

Anything you need to disclose?

Other than an unhealthy addiction to nerd-focused entertainment products? Nope - though I will declare any conflict arising from my interactions with my clients as necessary.

If you’re such a technology nut, where’s your web site?

Very funny. You can also find me, my writing, and my various projects at


Articles by Brendon Wilson

Does It Matter If The Future Isn’t Available in Canada?
SAP Cost-Cutting: Vancouver Next?
VEF Momentum
BC Shines in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50
VEF Kicks Off
VEF Momentum Launches
Startup Lesson: Your Technology Is Not Your Business
Stewart & Caterina: Come Home!
Why Join (or Start) a Startup?
e-Preneur Book Launch
Death To "Honest Work"!
Angel Forum Investor Choice Awards
Shopster: Go Sell Something
iPhone Arriving Soon, eh?
Clio Legal Practice Management
Open Box
Volo Innovations
Angel Forum Voltron - Activate!
A Call To Arms
How To Pitch Techvibes (or Anyone)
Opportunity Outside the Bio-Dome
Strutta Puts On Its Game Face
DemoCampVancouver06 Gets Its Game On
Change Begins At Home
Escape from Silicon Valley
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