Techvibes Job Fair, Launch Party Vancouver and VIDFEST Kickoff Gala

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Sometimes I think I lead a busy life in social media because I have three to four events a week. Well I must be reaching some kind of new face-melting plateau because tonight I have somehow booked myself into three events… just tonight. Here’s the scoop:

Ever wonder where you can find job listings in Techcouver that don’t involve painful browsing of Craigslist and feature the words “adult” and “industry”? Techvibes has been the place to go for years and they’re reaching out this afternoon, hosting a career fair at Republic (958 Granville St).

Various Vancouver startups have signed on to give quick 5 minute pitches to potential candidates who will then be able to network and find out more about these eligible and exciting companies:

  • Danny Robinson – Strutta
  • Dan Gibbons – Carrie and Danielle, Inc.
  • Amielle Lake – Tagga
  • Jonathan Ehrlich – Live Current
  • Jonathan Yapp – Vibrant Software
  • Chis Breikss – 6S Marketing
  • Derek Whyte and Mark Starkey – FCV Technologies
  • Dimitri Sirota – Layer 7 Technology
  • Bret Conklin – FundFindr
  • Raymond To – GO Recruitment
  • You can find more information on the Facebook event and things kick off at 3:00pm.

    Photo credit: Phillip’s Launch Party3 Set on Flickr

    Following the Techvibes Career Fair is Launch Party Vancouver 4, which is a chance for startup companies to mix and mingle with potential investors, while spreading their news and buzz amongst the social media gurus of Vancouver. [LPV1, LPV2, LPV3]

    These companies will be giving demos, displaying their wares, and hopefully handing out swag – swag rules!:

  • FitBrains
  • Strutta
  • Scrnshots
  • FundFindr
  • CellMap
  • InHabit Street
  • Lunches with Lyal (I’m rather excited about this one)
  • HelloTree
  • More info is available on the Facebook event and this will take place at 5:30pm following the career fair.

    My final destination this evening will be the Vancouver Art Gallery for the official kickoff of VIDFEST. Since I’m speaking tomorrow at Convergence (a part of VIDFEST) I get a pass for all these cool parties, although I have one confession – I’ve never been to the VAG. Not once. Never. I’ve never been a tourist in my hometown and have never taken part in the cheapie Tuesdays where they let you in by donation. I’m looking forward to participating this evening, picking up my conference pass and checking out the latest exhibit, Krazy! (the delirious world of anime, comics, video games, art).

    The VIDFEST conferences start tomorrow on Granville Island, check the site for a full rundown and be sure to stop by our panel during Convergence 2008.

    Related posts, hat tips, and cool folks I get to see in the next few days:

    Phillip – VIDFEST Starts Today
    Kris – VIDFEST Advertising Features Portrait Photography by Static
    Lisa – I’m Going to VIDFEST Are You?
    Raul – Vancouver International Digital Festival 2008 is Now
    Techvibes – VIDFEST Gets Wired with Chris Anderson
    Converyor Belt – VIDFEST 2008 Preview

    Update: If you would like to follow along with all the Twitters about VIDFEST tomorrow, you can follow this feed which is pulling in Tweets tagged as #VIDFEST.

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    1. RaulWednesday, May 21st, 2008 — 11:06am PDT

      Thanks for the link love! I am kind of having a grumpy morning, but the thought of seeing you throughout three events in a row makes my day MUCH brighter 🙂 Good morning!

    2. HezWednesday, May 21st, 2008 — 11:28am PDT

      Ooh! Hez gots a link for you, too. See you tonight!

    3. MarinaWednesday, May 21st, 2008 — 12:12pm PDT

      Wow. It’s a busy week indeed!

      Looking forward to your thoughts on Krazy! Planning on checking this out next week!

    4. Duane StoreyWednesday, May 21st, 2008 — 1:34pm PDT


    5. Jonathon NarveyThursday, May 22nd, 2008 — 10:18am PDT

      Great seeing you again at the event. Wish I could have stayed longer and chatted a bit. Busy, busy. See you at the next big thing.

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