Credit: Vancouver Economic Development Commission
The Vancouver Tech Showcase is a highly curated deal flow event designed to accelerate follow-on funding through deep dive sessions with investors.
In a departure from the typical showcase format of on-stage presentations, startups deliver their elevator pitches to small groups of investors before fielding questions. A portion of the evening is reserved for the investor community to share their investment theses and areas of focus to highlight co-investment opportunities in Vancouver.
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The Selection Process
Each startup in the Vancouver Tech Showcase has been rigorously vetted by an independent Selection Committee comprised of key early stage investors from BC Tech Fund, Vanedge Capital, Vancouver Founders Fund, ScaleUP Ventures, Yaletown Partners as well as Highline BETA.
In addition to being Vancouver-based technology or technology-enabled-service businesses, each company in the showcase was required to meet additional criteria, including being high-growth, poised for seed- to Series A investment, and possessing measurable multi-month revenue streams. The Vancouver Tech Showcase also serves as the conclusion to the Discovery Foundation Capital Mentorship Program designed to better prepare local startups as they seek strategic investment opportunities.