VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum

VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum

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 evening involves a feature presenter covering topics especially relevant to technology entrepreneurs such as financing and CEO war stories. Networking sessions are included before and after the presentation for speakers and attendees to connect with each other.

Location: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

Doors open at 5:15 PM. The bar opens at 5:30 for pre-event networking. The presentations begin at 6:00 PM. The presentations will end at approximately 7:30 PM. Light snacks are served after the presentations and are included in your ticket price. A bar is available all evening, payable by cash, VISA and Debit card.

Pre-registration tickets are $45.00 each, door registration tickets are $50.00, memberships at $200 for a one year period include admission to our eight events per year.

Please note that seating in the theatre is first-come, first-served. If the theatre is full, registered guests will be invited to join us in the lounge to view the presentation on the large-screen.

As a not-for-profit B.C. Society, VEF is supported by its sponsors, its members, its volunteers, and by all attendees at VEF events.


Website:
http://www.vef.org
Categories:
Venture Capital

Events Hosted by VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum

Cloud Computing - Changing The Face of IT
With cloud computing replacing infrastructure, hardware, software and everything in between, then it is changing the face of IT. As a result, many questions are arising about the future of IT... more

News on VEF - Vancouver Enterprise Forum

VEF to Tackle Booming Digital Health Space with Lightning Pitches at Next Event
Digital health is empowering us to better track, manage, and improve our own and our family's health. It’s also helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, improve access, reduce... more
What's Happening in Mobile Gaming Today
Mobile gaming is getting bigger and better every year. Recognizing this growing trend, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting an event next week to discuss in depth mobile gaming. The event... more
Why are Companies Choosing to Establish a Presence and Grow in Vancouver?
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... more
Vancouver Enterprise Forum Kicks Off Season with Big Data
Have you ever thought about the connection between big data, analytics and social media? Join the Vancovuer Enterprise Forum on September 17 to learn the latest trends in big data, visualization... more
Vancouver Enterprise Forum Celebrates 25th Anniversary
25 years ago today the Vancouver Enterprise Forum held its first event. Established in 1988—five years before the BC Technology Industry Association—the VEF has become the premier... more
VEF to Host 'Accelerator Graduates: Who, How and Why' Event on March 26
Most would agree that accelerators are great. They provide a network, guidance, funding, and perhaps even allow founders to cross that psychological boundary of being a "real company." However,... more
'Not The Usual Suspects' Tackles Trends in Canadian Angel Investing
On January 22 the Vancouver Enterprise Forum will take a look at conventional (and non-conventional) angel investment. Not The Usual Suspects will look at the latest trends in angel investment,... more
Growth Equity Funds Turn Their Attention to BC
Growth Equity is a relatively new term to describe the investors that fund companies beyond the point where traditional venture capitalists usually invest (seed and Series A rounds). This type of... more
VEF Hosts Industrial Light & Magic Exec at Summer BBQ Event
On June 26th the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting their annual Gala BBQ Event and this year Gretchen Libby of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is the guest speaker. A Division of Lucasfilm,... more
Learn More About One of the Largest Venture Capital Exits in Canada in a Decade
Late last year, IBM acquired Q1 Labs for a reported $500 Million.  The provider of security intelligence software was founded by employees of the University of New Brunswick and their... more
A Closer Look at Machine To Machine Communications
The mPower M2M Summit held in February in Vancouver brought together technical and business professionals alike. The event discussed the current state of the Machine to Machine market and the... more
A Closer Look at Vancouver Accelerators
Accelerators can play a key role in growing early-stage companies and university research and intellectual property into market ready ventures, but not all accelerators follow the same model or... more
5 Tips on raising Angel Money
At last month's VEF event BC's 2011 Angel Investor of the Year Boris Wertz moderated a Angel Investing panel that included Initio Group's Mike Edwards and Eastside Games' Jason Bailey as well as... more
How to become a Superangel in less than 12 months
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum hosted their annual Angel Investing panel discussion earlier this week and it was a sold out affair. BC's 2011 Angel Investor of the Year Boris Wertz moderated a... more
GrowLab's Jason Bailey on Angel Investing
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum hosted their annual Angel Investing panel discussion last night and it was a sold out affair. BC's 2011 Angel Investor of the Year Boris Wertz moderated a panel that... more
BC's Angel of the Year to moderate VEF's 'Latest Trends in Angel Investing' (Only 8 tickets left!)
There are only 8 spaces left for "The Latest Trends in Angel Investing," a Vancouver Enterprise Forum event that will be moderated by BC's Angel Investor of the Year, Boris Wertz of W Media... more
VEF tackles Freemium business models with experienced panel
For their October event the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is digging into freemium business models and monetization. They've assembled a great panel of experts that will share their experiences,... more
VEF hosts BBQ with Former Head of Marketing at Facebook next week
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting their annual end of season BBQ on June 28th at 'The Hangar' at The Centre for Digital Media on Great Northern Way and we think you're going to LIKE the... more
Vancouver Enterprise Forum to cover gaming for May
For their May event the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) along with DigiBC are hosting a panel discussion on Video Gaming Technologies in BC. Hear the latest from established players such as... more
Game Seven pre-game with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum
Tonight the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting a Technology Merger & Acquisition panel discussion and it promises to be a great pre-game event for the Vancouver Canucks fans out there.... more
VEF hosts Technology Merger & Acquisition panel on April 26th
On April 26th the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting a Technology Merger & Acquisition panel discussion with some heavy hitters. Cisco Systems, Microsoft and private equity firm TA... more
Vancouver Enterprise Forum looks at Venture Capital in 2011 - Tilt?
Last week investor and entrepreneur Paul Kedrosky wrote a blog post titled The Top Ten Signals the Valley is on Tilt Again. Among Kedrosky's 10 signals were that a bubble was brewing in Silicon... more
VEF looks at Venture Capital Financing in 2011: Web Media and IT
At the end of 2010, the Venture Capital community was in a much better position than it has been in a long time by a variety of measures: double digit investment level increase across various... more
Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - Feb 21st - 27th
Three great events in Vancouver this week if you're in Cleantech, a Woman Entrepreneur, or looking to increase sales. VEF presents Cleantech Panel Discussion - How To Capitalize On Current... more
Next VEF event explores capitalizing on cleantech
Cleantech company executives and the companies who buy their products will be attending the next Vancouver Enterprise Forum event, “Cleantech Panel Discussion — How To Capitalize On... more
VEF presents how $4,000 can become a multi-million dollar company
Kabir Shahani had $4,000 and an idea two years ago. Now, today, Shahani’s idea has turned into a multimillion dollar startup. That $4,000 was the initial funding behind Seattle-based... more
Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - January 24th - 30th
Now that 2011 is in full swing, we've got a solid week of tech events with the VEF and the founders of MetroLyrics.com kicking it off on Tuesday. VEF: An Evening With Alan Juristovski and Milun... more
Apply to lightning pitch at January's VEF Event
On Tuesday, January 25th the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting an evening with Alan Juristovski and Milun Tesovic of MetroLeap Media. The co-founders will share the story of... more
How MetroLeap Media turned song lyrics into success
How many times have you searched online for lyrics to a song? Odds are, plenty of times. And you’re not alone. Vancouver company Metroleap Media has turned searching for lyrics into a... more
An Evening with Alan Juristovski and Milun Tesovic of MetroLyrics.com
For their January event the Vancouver Enterprise Forum has invited the founders of a local success story to share their extraordinary growth story with us on January 25th. This entertainment... 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
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
Apply to lightning pitch at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum next week
On Tuesday, October 26th the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting an evening with Moe Kermani, CEO of Vancouver's Bycast.  Kermani will share the Bycast story and the lessons he... more
VEF hosts an evening with Bycast's Moe Kermani
On Tuesday, October 26th the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting an evening with Moe Kermani, CEO of Vancouver's Bycast. The employees and investors of Bycast received an early... more
Vancouver Tech Events of the Week - September 20th - 26th
Big week for tech events in Vancouver with MoMoVan returning after a year absence, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum's 2010-11 season kicking off, and the 2010 New Ventures BC Competition wrapping up.... more
Super Angels at the VEF next week
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum's 2010-2011 season gets underway next week with Super Angels: The New, New Thing on September 21st. From Silicon Valley to New York City, angel investors are... more
The Future of Angel investing
While traditional venture capital investors are going bankrupt and keeping a low profile in today’s troubled economy, bold “angel” investors are stepping in to invest and guide... more
VEF kicks off season with Super Angels
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum has announced their event dates for the 2010-2011 season and they're kicking it off with an event focused on Super Angels on September 21st. From Silicon Valley to... more
VEF hosts year-end BBQ next week
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum and VEF Momentum are co-hosting "A Celebration Of Entrepreneurship - The "10 Year" Over Night Success" on June 22nd. This evening BBQ event will celebrate the "unique... more
Celebrate Summer and Entrepreneurship with the VEF
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum and VEF Momentum are co-hosting "A Celebration Of Entrepreneurship - The "10 Year" Over Night Success" on June 22nd. This evening event will celebrate the "unique... more
Celebrate entrepreneurship at a BBQ in Vancouver
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF), a networking forum for tech-trepreneurs, and VEF Momentum (VEFM), are co-hosting "A Celebration Of Entrepreneurship - The "10 Year" Over Night Success." This... more
Broadcasting an Investment Thesis for Digital Media
There's no doubt Digital Media (DM) is a hot topic these days.  But, how do you make money?   Last night at the VEF (Vancouver Enterprise Forum), a panel of Venture Capitalists (VCs)... more
VEF hosts panel of Digital Media investors
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting an evening with a panel of Canadian and U.S. venture capitalists who invest in the digital media space on Tuesday, May 25th. Danny Robinson of... more
Digital and new media in Vancouver: Panel discusses investment trends
New Media is a rapidly growing sector in our local economy. The combined wireless and mobile, video gaming, animation and VFX, web 2.0 and social media, interactive marketing and e-learning sectors... more
Don Listwin Talks Philanthro-Capitalism at the VEF
Don Listwin, founder and chairman of Canary Foundation, was in Vancouver Tuesday evening talking to Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) about bringing DISRUPTIVE CHANGE to Cancer Research.  The... more
VEF Philanthrocapitalism Event next week
The topic of next week's Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) networking event is Philanthrocapitalism and they're secured the perfect speaker. Philanthrocapitalism - Successful entrepreneurs using... more
VEF tackles Philanthrocapitalism in April
April's Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) networking event is on Philanthrocapitalism and they're secured the perfect speaker. Philanthrocapitalism - Successful entrepreneurs using business... more
Tech Events of the Week - March 22nd - 28th
Busy week in Vanocuver for events with Third Tuesday reflecting on the 2010 Games, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum tackling Cleantech,  the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society hosting two events at... more
Pitch Clean & Fast at the VEF next week
On Tuesday, March 23rd the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is hosting Winning the Cleantech Game – Real Growth Stories hosted by Yaletown Venture Partners' Kirk Washington. Cleantech is one... more
Winning the Cleantech Game – Real Growth Stories with the VEF
On March 23rd the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting Winning the Cleantech Game – Real Growth Stories hosted by Yaletown Venture Partners' Kirk Washington. Cleantech is one of the... more
VEF hosts Venture Capital Outlook 2010
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is presenting a panel discussion on the outlook for venture capital financing in 2010 on January 26th. After a couple of quarters of reduced investing, the VC... more
FreshBooks' Co-Founder to speak at VEF Networking Event
Mike McDerment of Toronto's FreshBooks is coming out to Vancouver in one week to present at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum and if you haven't purchased your ticket yet, you should now. An... 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
Tech Events in Vancouver - October 26 - November 1st
VEF: Fireside Chat with Leonard Brody and Michael Tippett Tuesday, October 27th - 5:30pm - 8:00pm Vancity Theatre Angel Forum: Company Directors Workshop for Investors, CEOs, and Directors... more
VEF hosts Fireside Chat with NowPublic's Brody & Tippett
The Vancouver Entreprise Forum continues its course this year by highlighted Tech's Future Stars with a Fireside Chat with NowPublic's Leonard Brody and Michael Tippett on October on 27th at the... more
Original Domainer Kevin Ham talks at VEF: Summary
Despite what you make think about his politics or the industry of domaining in general; or for that matter, his relatively 'spontaneous' speaking style, Kevin Ham managed to convey some interesting... more
Reinvent's Kevin Ham wants your ideas for Vancouver.com
Reinvent Technology's Kevin Ham presented last night at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum's first event of the season. Unlike last year where local 'Technology Legends' were tapped to speak, this time... more
VEF hosts The Man Who Owns The Internet
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is hosting an evening with Technology Maverick Kevin Ham on September 15th at the Vancity Theatre. Kevin Ham has been described as the most powerful dotcom mogul... more
Amazing opportunity for the right person at the VEF
If you're looking to connect with the movers and shakers in the Vancouver Technology space, check out the part-time opportunity at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum. The VEF is looking for a Manager... more
Fireside Chat with Technology Legend Greg Peet
I just got back from spending an evening of (pitching and) listening to technology legend Greg Peet, courtesy of the VEF Fireside Chat series.  There was a great turn-out, you could sense the... more
VEF hosts Power Networking before Fireside Chat
Last month, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum piloted a new program called Power Networking in an effort to further stimulate valuable ideas, conversations and connections. The program consists of... more
A Fireside Chat with Tech Legend Ken Spencer
Later this Month the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is chatting with local tech legend Ken Spencer as part of their “Technology Legends” series. After holding a senior executive role in... more
VEF continues Fireside Chats with Michael Brown
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is back on track with their “Technology Legends” theme this month with a fireside chat with local tech legend Michael Brown. Brown has been successfully... more
VEF's popularity at an all-time high
Last summer I wrote about the Vancouver Enterprise Forum’s new initiative aimed at connecting with the next generation of young entrepreneurs. VEF Momentum burst on to the scene with plenty... more
Social Networking Tools with the VEF
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) session on February 17th is Social Networking Tools for Business Development. In addition to attending the session - 270 have registered - everyone is invited... more
Networking with the Vancouver Enterprise Forum
In preparation for next's Tuesday's seminar on Social Networking Tools for Business Development, the Vancouver Entreprise Forum has set up a Group on LinkedIn. If you're on LinkedIn and interested... more
VEF tackles Social Networking Tools
This month's Vancouver Enterprise Forum panel discussion should be a popular one as they tackle using social networking tools for business development. The buzz around social networking... more
Angel & VC Week in Vancouver
Next week is starting to look like Angel and Venture Capital week in Vancouver with five events over four days. Monday, January 26th: Bob Chaworth-Musters' Angel Forum is hosting an Angel Capital... more
Fireside Chat with Tech Legend Mossadiq Umedaly
In a continuation of their "Technology Legends" theme, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum is presenting a fireside chat with local tech legend Mossadiq Umedaly on Tuesday, November 25th at the Vancity... more
VEF hosts Fireside Chat with Tech Legend
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum will be hosting a fireside chat between Sxip Identity's Dick Hardt and Tech Legend Morgan Sturdy on October 28th. The discussion with Morgan will focus on how to... more
VEF Kicks Off
This year's Vancouver Enterprise Forum kicked off its new season last night, the first in a series on its "Technology Legends"-theme. A theme designed to encourage local entrepreneurs and aspiring... more
Haig Farris on Early-Stage Financing
The Vancouver Enterprise Forum will be hosting a fireside chat between Sxip Identity's Dick Hardt and long-time Technology investor Haig Farris of Fractal Capital on September 16th. Harris will be... more
VEF panel gives BC investors and companies chance to grill American VCs
Geoff Entress of Madrona Ventures Group (who invested in Victoria-based Mixpo in 2006), Alex Gove of Walden Venture Capital and Jenny Yang of BDC Venture Capital all took part in a panel... more



Address:
7337 - 515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada