Why are Companies Choosing to Establish a Presence and Grow in Vancouver?

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Why are companies like Amazon and Facebook choosing to establish a presence and grow in Vancouver?

Invoke Labs' Keith Ippel feels it is Vancouver's startup ecosystem that makes Vancity a unique place for tech right now and his article What Sets Vancouver Apart from Canada's Other Tech Startup Ecosystems explained it well.

"Together we form a community that supports businesses while complementing one another’s offerings, with government funding plugging in to further bolster the startup environment," he said. "This network is a reflection of the maturing of the startup community and tech scene in Vancouver."

SEE ALSO: Who Wants a Job in Vancouver?

Next week the Vancouver Enterprise Forum digs a little deeper to try to answer the question "Why Vancouver?"

The VEF has assembled a panel to discuss the benefits, challenges and unique aspects of running a technology business in Vancouver.

  • Mozilla's David Ascher
  • Avigilon's Angela Baldonero
  • Aquatic Informatics' Eric Dorgelo
  • SAP Labs Canada's Kirsten Sutton

VEF's Why Vancouver? is on Tuesday, November 26 at the Vancity Theatre. Register online to attend.

VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) mission is to advance technology entrepreneurship through networking forums that educate and motivate. The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs and holds eight events each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These events provide attendees with an opportunity to network and learn. The... more

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