Our Agenda

  • 9:15 am

    Building The Biggest Ecommerce Investor

    To kick things off, we have our first keynote of the morning, Charlie Feng. Charlie is the co-founder of World’s largest ecommerce investor with more than $1B investment every year in ecommerce companies. He will discuss his business and how he got to where he is now.

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  • 10:00 am

    The Good, Bad & Ugly Venture Capital for Startups

    We are joined by Maninder Dhaliwal, the founding chair of TiE Angels Vancouver, an investment forum and Peter van Der Gracht, a successful start-up veteran with over thirty-five years of experience within the industry. Together they will discuss the ins and outs of pooling venture capital for startups.

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  • 10:30 am

    The Future of Work

    CEO and Co-founder of Vanhack, Ilya Brotzky runs one of Canada’s leading HR tech startups. Ilya focuses on creating a borderless world by teaching talent through jobs. Ilya puts his efforts into play by leading a team of over 30 employees in 11 countries.

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  • 11:00 am

    Driving Innovation Through Education

    The topic of ‘Driving Innovation Through Education’ is delivered by our partners from the University of the Fraser Valley. They will discuss how UFV is fostering innovation, spawning new startups and filling the skill gap in the industry through its focus on innovation.

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  • 11:45 am

    Legal 101 for Startups and Founders

    Delivered by Brett Colvin, a former corporate lawyer that now is on a mission to help startups and entrepreneurs find legal help. Brett will discuss the legal aspect businesses sometimes miss or overlook that may cause them issues. Brett will unravel the framework to a good legal setup for organizations.

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  • 12:15 pm

    Innovate with the Government of Canada

    Learn how you can transition your business from a typical business to consumer or busines to business model type and learn how you can take advantage of selling to the government. Learn how you can use government resources in order to develop your business.

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  • 1:00 pm

    Ethics and Innovation

    Discover where the world of tech, ai and algorithms can take us and the impacts it has on our ethics and innovation. Can the world continue to improve without hindering our ethics? Or will we be able to maintain a strong ethical backing for all of our future tech innovations.

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  • 2:00 pm

    Happy Hour Networking

    End your day by e-connecting and network with other founders, entrepreneurs, business service providers, peers from the tech industry, and speakers.

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  • 9:00 am

    Welcome & Opening

    Join Xlrator CEO and Chairman Raymond Szabada and our 4th Annual Fraser Valley Tech Forum host Tiffany. They will deliver an overview and introduction the groundwork for the first virtual Fraser Valley Tech forum, and how it will be executed to ensure there is nothing to hinder the viewing experience.

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  • 12:00 pm

    Pitch Contest

    Join as our audience and our panel of judges experience four startups businesses pitch their ideas to our panel within three minutes. The pitches are scored based on the following factors: Business Model, Team, Presentation, Market Size, and Opportunity. Winners of the pitch contest will be announced at the end of the night.

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  • 1:00 pm

    From Idea to Growth

    Join Andry Tanusdjaja, Co-founder and COO of Musefind as we explore how he went from idea to growth. Tune in to learn the process of achieving product-market fit, customer validation, how to build proper MVP, and then tracking metrics for growth.

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  • 1:30 pm

    Lets Put FV on the Tech Map

    Jordan Tidey understands the tech sector in the Fraser Valley and its growing potential. Join Jordan as he showcases his knowledge and vision of how recognized the Fraser Valley can be on the Tech Map.

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  • 2:00 pm

    Disrupting The Future with EDTech

    Where do we see the future of education going, living in a post Covid-19 world? We have seen how it has altered our day to day lives, but do we know the future outcomes? Join Kaylyn Frecker as she shares her insights on the topic of the ‘Future of EDTech’.

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  • 3:00 pm

    Building a Resilient Business

    Learn how to take create a strong business model for your startup to ensure your company is futureproof and resilient. Keith shares his 25+ years of business experience to help business leaders succeed

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  • 3:45 pm

    Closing Remarks

    Chairman and CEO Raymond Szabada will deliver his closing remarks for the 2020 Fraser Valley Tech Forum.

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  • 4:00 pm

    Happy Hour and Networking

    Enjoy the end of your day and the 2020 Fraser Valley Tech Forum by e-connecting and network with other founders, entrepreneurs, business service providers, peers from the tech industry, and speakers.

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