INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS TAKE IN “TECTORIA” SEPT 13-16, 2017
VIATEC’s annual event, Experience Tectoria, has a record amount of Investors coming to learn about the people and ingredients that make technology our #1 industry.
Victoria, BC (September 12, 2017) - Experience Tectoria, a gathering of the local tech community with international investors, kicks off its fifth year this Wednesday evening with a film screening of “She Started It” at Fort Tectoria.
The investor summit brings technology executives from across North America (and even Norway) to Victoria, where they will meet with local technology-leaders, tour Canada’s Smartest City, and join local Tectorians for discussions, demonstrations, networking and incredible entertainment. There are 45 participating investors this year, proving growing interest in Victoria’s tech industry.
VIATEC chooses this time of year for Experience Tectoria in order to take full advantage of the coinciding Rifflandia Music Festival which transforms the city and highlights its innovative self. This year, Experience Tectoria will feature public events in addition to private events to give Investors more one-on-one time with local companies.
Local media are encouraged to attend the following events to get coverage:
“She Started It” Film Screening (Trailer & public tickets here)
When: September 13th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Fort Tectoria (777 Fort St.)
What: She Started It follows five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again. The film takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Vietnam.
Sponsored by: Discovery Foundation, Purpose Five, iWIST and Stream of Consciousness
A Coaching Approach to Leadership (Sold out to public)
When: September 14th, 8am-4pm (Doors at 7:30am)
Where: Fort Common (804 Broughton St.)
What: An intensive day-long introduction to the experience of being coached as a leader, coaching others and creating a culture where individuals support and challenge each other to tackle what is in front of them.
Presented by: Roy Group
F*ckUp Night VOL.6 (Sold out to public)
When: September 14th, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Presentation at 6pm)
Where: Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad St.)
What: F*ckUp Nights is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. It started in 2012 in Mexico City and we've brought it to Victoria. 3 "f*ckuppers" will have 6 minutes each to tell their story.
Speakers: Andrew McLeod, Chris Turchansky, Mike Wilson
Sponsored by: Roy Group
Origin Stories (Registration closed)
When: September 15th, 8am-9am (Doors at 7:30am)
Where: Fort Common (804 Broughton St.)
What: A series of 5 minute Origin Stories from local entrepreneurs.
Speakers: Alacrity Foundation, "The Neverblue effect", Paretologic, RaceRocks 3D, Stocksy United, Workday (previously Mediacore).
Hut Strut (Private event - media welcome)
When: September 15th, 9am-11:45am
Starting from: Fort Common (804 Broughton St.)
What: Dig deeper into some of Victoria’s tech companies by visiting their home bases on foot and seeing what innovations they’re working on.
Note: As this is a walking tour, you must meet the group at Fort Common and follow them to 4 locations downtown.
Media: please confirm your attendance through the media contact below.
“We launched Experience Tectoria back in 2012 as a way to attract out of town investors, partners and opinion shapers so they can experience first hand the vibrancy of our local tech scene and better appreciate our thriving community,” explains Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “It has led to direct investments in local firms, the discovery of new partners and lending a hand in transforming what key influencers think of our region.”
“This is a banner year with more investor interest than ever before and we developed a program that will expose them to 42 local companies and hosts via bus tours, origin story presentations, walking office tours and other talks,” continues Gunn. “Showing them this much activity in combination with dedicated local tech leaders as hosts and Rifflandia as our back drop always leaves an impression and we look forward to opening more doors for our members and our community.”
Visit www.experiencetectoria.ca for more information.