Bootup Entrepreneurial Society

Bootup Entrepreneurial Society

The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society (BES) is a non-profit society dedicated to expanding the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vancouver, the province of BC, and across Canada.


News on Bootup Entrepreneurial Society

Bootup's Last Hurrah in Next Week
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is closing their books for good and next week they're hosting their last event at SteamWorks Uber Lounge. The FREE event is a thank you from BES to the Vancouver... more
Startup Visa Canada looks for changes in 2011
Last September Vancouver's Danny Robinson wrote an open letter to Tony Clement, federal minister of industry, explaining why Canada needed to have a better Startup Visa to try to attract talented... more
Bootup hosts seminar on Government Funding & Resources for Startups
On January 19th the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is hosting a seminar titled Government Funding & Resources for Startups and they have enlisted Rizwan Kheraj to share his knowledge. Riz is... more
Hear about designing, redesigning, from MySpace's Mike Macadaan
Few things are as important to a website’s success as the user experience. No one’s going to keep coming back to a website that’s tricky to navigate or one that hides the info... more
Now there's only one Bootup in town
With the announcement that Bootup Labs' Danny Robinson has joined the BC Innovation Council as their new CEO, many have been wondering what will happen to the similarly named Bootup Entrepreneurial... more
How to Negotiate a Term Sheet... in eight acts
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is teaming up with the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society for what promises to be an  entertaining and educational evening next week. Term Sheet Theatre will... more
Should you go to Launch Party Vancouver 10?
You be the judge: Register online now to attend Launch Party Vancouver 10 on December 1st. more
Bootup and VEF team up to present Term Sheet Theatre
On Tuesday, November 23rd the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) with the help of the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is hosting Term Sheet Theatre. Whether you are thinking about starting a... more
DemoCamp Vancouver 12 in one month
Toronto is a buzz with DemoCamp 27 taking place this week with special guest Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures providing the keynote. Vancouver is playing catchup but will soon have one dozen... more
Bootup on getting acquired by Microsoft
Since 2005, Microsoft has acquired an average of 10 companies per year and purchased stakes in several companies valued at over $1 Billion. On August 12th, the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is... more
DemoCamp Vancouver gets back to basics
The 11th iteration of DemoCamp Vancouver is coming up in three weeks on Thursday, July 22nd and the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is organizing it old-school.  There will be no featured... more
Launch Party Vancouver 9 attendee list impresses
After a long hiatus, Launch Party Vancouver is back tomorrow night just in time to kick off the summer season. For the ninth edition of Launch Party Vancouver, Bootup Entrepreneurial Society's... more
Flowtown's Dan Martell connects with Bootup for Vancouver event
Having leapt from his hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick, to the grandeur Silicon Valley - starting a company (Spheric Technologies Inc.), winning awards for it, and then selling it after four... more
Launch Party Vancouver returns with a vengeance and TechCrunch's Michael Arrington
After a long hiatus, Launch Party Vancouver is back just in time to kick off the summer season. This time around they've got a bigger venue, a great line up of startups and some special guests... more
Launch Party Vancouver is looking for Startups to present
After its longest hiatus ever, Launch Party Vancouver is back and they have picked the Roundhouse in Yaletown as their location for their June 17th event. The folks at the Bootup Entrepreneurial... more
Save June 17th for Launch Party Vancouver 9
After its longest hiatus ever, Launch Party Vancouver is back and they have picked the Roundhouse in Yaletown as their location for their June 17th party. We had hoped to do LPV9 in January but... more
Mentor speed-dating gears up for round 2 on May 7th
So: you’ve got a great team and a killer business plan. You’re ready to go…right? Except you know you’re fudging two points. Big time. And you can’t move forward --... more
BES' Mentor Speed Dating
This morning, Bootup Entrepreneurial Society had their first Mentor Speed Dating event. Graciously hosted by Clark Wilson, LLP, the event took place at the ungodly hour of 7:30am... although the... more
Mentor Speed Dating this week in Vancouver
Vancouver’s technology scene is thriving! But who among us has the time to stop and find that special someone? With all the challenges of working on a technology startup, it’s hard to... more
Guy Kawasaki visits Vancouver with startup advice
This past week the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society flew in the "Gretzky of Twitter" Guy Kawasaki to Vancouver. While in town Guy had the opportunity to meet with 15 local start-ups: AdHack... more
Bootup Demo Days and the Seed Accelerator
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society hosted Bootup Demo Days at the Canadian Financing Forum today and eight companies got their chance to give 10 minute investment presentations in front of a... more
Bootup Demo Days companies announced
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society has announed the ten companies that will be participating in the Bootup Demo Days session at the Canadian Financing Forum on January 28th and they are:... more
Bootup Labs upgrades digs in Gastown
Bootup Labs is loaded up with seven new startups for 2010 and apparently they've outgrown their old digs. They have worked their way deeper into Gastown and have set up shop at the Flack Block at... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2010
One of the benefits of blogging about technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists every day. During 2009, we had the pleasure of... more
BC Innovation Council partners with Bootup Entrepreneurial Society
Supporting their strategic direction that includes building a network of business accelerators to rapidly grow early stage technology companies, the BC Innovation Council has partnered with the... more
Canadian Financing Forum partners with Bootup Labs
The Canadian Financing Forum is back for 2010 and will take place on January 28th at the Hyatt in Vancouver. The Canadian Financing Forum attracts leading Venture Capital and Corporate Investors... more
Bootup Labs Brings Paul Kedrosky to Vancouver
Last Thursday, November 19th, investor, writer, entrepreneur Paul Kedrosky was in Vancouver as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Paul is a regular financial pundit on CNBC frequently... more
Kedrosky to bootup Global Entrepreneurship Week
To celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society is bringing VC Paul Kedrosky back to Vancouver for a Mentor Mixer event. Dr. Kedrosky is a Senior Fellow at the... more
FreshBooks' McDerment doing a Double Bill on the West Coast
Mike McDerment of Toronto's FreshBooks is on his way to the West Coast next month and he has two stops planned. On the evening of November 24th, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting an... more
NRC-IRAP and Bootup eliminate Pay to Pitch at Fusion Forum
New Media BC announced this morning that thanks to the support of the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) and Bootup Entrepreneurial Society have... more
Bootup hosts Future of Web and Mobile Gaming event
To kick off the launch of the Vancouver Unity Users Group, in partnership with Unity Technologies is inviting all local game, web, and iPhone developers to a Unity Networking TGIF... more
Bootup Cafe?
The folks at the Bootup Labs Entrepreneurial Society have big plans and Managing Partner Boris Mann gave us an update on most of them last week. It turns out he left out the part about fueling... more

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