300 Job Seekers Peruse 200 Positions with 10 of Vancouver's Top Employers at Tech Fest

Posted by Rob Lewis

Last night Techvibes hosted the Tech Fest, a hiring fair for technology startups in Vancouver.

The sold-out crowd filled the venue with high energy throughout the night as hundreds of eager job seekers learned about more than 200 available positions from 10 of the city's best employers in tech.

After great kickoff speeches by Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and local entrepreneur and investor Boris Mann, nine founders and CEOs pitched the crowd on the virtues of working for their company.

  • Rick Perreault of Unbounce
  • Jack Newton of Clio
  • Michael Gokturk of Payfirma
  • Jeff Booth of BuildDirect
  • Jay Holtslander of CodeCore Developer Bootcamp
  • Kenshi Arasaki of A Thinking Ape

Other hiring companies were hosted booths too, including Global Relay and Amazon.

Attendees praised the event on Twitter for a solid turnout, high-quality roster of hiring companies, and our generous availability of drink tickets and "high-end snacks."

Learn about future Tech Fest events here.

Company:
PlentyOfFish (POF.com)
Website:
http://www.pof.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PlentyOfFish is the world’s largest online dating site, with over 80 million registered users. Beginning as a small start-up out of CEO and founder Markus Frind’s apartment in 2003, it soon revolutionized the online dating industry as the first free site. Since its inception, PlentyOfFish has offered the first and most advanced matching system in the industry and a series of personalized relationship tests for... more

Company:
Clio - Legal Practice Management Software
Website:
http://www.goclio.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Clio is the leading practice management, time & billing and client collaboration platform for small- to mid-sized law firms. We lead the way in cloud-based practice management with a rich set of features that make managing everything from intake to invoicing a snap. more

Company:
Mobify
Website:
http://www.mobify.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mobify is an open platform to adapt any website for mobile devices: smartphones, tablets and more. We help businesses solve the complex design and performance challenges of today's multi-screen web by providing tools and APIs for launching fast, responsive websites. Mobify is built on standard web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Our platform includes powerful features for remixing any existing site... more

Company:
Unbounce
Website:
http://www.unbounce.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Create, Publish and Optimize Landing Pages without IT. Unbounce is the fastest and most powerful DIY landing page platform, designed with one thing in mind: Conversion. A simpler and more streamlined workflow so your marketing team can focus on creating, publishing and measuring your campaigns without the usual bottleneck associated with working with IT or developers. more

Company:
A Thinking Ape
Website:
http://www.athinkingape.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A Thinking Ape is a small yet driven team that is dedicated to building strong mobile communities. With our collaborative approach to product design, we ensure the best ideas get the space they need to grow. Our team seeks out intuitive solutions to complex problems, and maintains strong ties to our hacker culture. more

Company:
Trulioo
Website:
http://www.trulioo.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Trulioo - The Identity Bureau. Trulioo provides global consumer information and ID verification based on aggregated cyber identity data from sources including social login providers, ad networks, mobile applications, e-commerce websites, payment processors and our customers. Trulioo specializes in scoring cyber identities as authentic, machine generated or fraudulent. more

Company:
Payfirma Corporation
Website:
https://www.payfirma.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Payfirma helps you accept credit card payments online, in your store, and on your mobile device. Our cloud platform processes your payments and puts all your transaction data in one place. With you data in one place, you can use your numbers to make smarter business decisions about your customers, products, and employees. more

Company:
CodeCore Bootcamp
Website:
http://codecore.ca/
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CodeCore Bootcamp is Vancouver's first Developer Bootcamp. We accept only the best and brightest applicants, immersing them in an intensive 8 week, full-time 'developer bootcamp’. Taught by seasoned and sought-after industry veterans, the program culminates with our 'Hiring Day', attended by Vancouver's top technology companies, and ongoing job placement and networking support for program alumni. Our program is... more

Company:
BuildDirect
Website:
http://www.builddirect.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

BuildDirect is a technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, simpler and empowered home improvement industry. With its BuildDirect Demand Rank™ and BuildDirect Product Rank™ custom analytic and forecasting tools, the company can identify in real-time, consumer interest in a product, its competitiveness in the marketplace, and locations it will best perform. This... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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