“Tectoria” to be on Display to International Investors Sept 15-17

VIATEC’s annual event, Experience Tectoria, has a record amount of Investors flying in to learn about the people and ingredients that make technology our #1 industry.

Victoria, BC (September 12, 2016) - Experience Tectoria, a gathering of local entrepreneurs with international investors, kicks off its fourth year this Thursday morning. The investor summit brings technology executives from across North America 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. The number of participating investors has doubled this year, proving growing interest in Tectoria.

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 on September 15th, followed by private events on the 16th and 17th in order to give Investors more one-on-one time with local companies.

Local media are encouraged to attend the following events:

  • Launch & Learn (sponsored by RBC Commercial Financial Services)
    When: September 15th, 12:30pm-1:45pm
    Where: Fort Tectoria, Shaw Conference Room (777 Fort St)
    What: Local VIATEC Member tech companies will have 10 minutes each to share their news with attendees and media!
    Participating companies: Agog Labs (SkookumScript), Mighty Oaks, LlamaZOO Interactive, Beanstream, a Bambora Company, Econics, Robot Shark Gaming.

  • Demo Camp
    When: September 15th, 2pm-5pm
    Where: Temple building, main floor (525 Fort St, side entrance)
    What: Meet Tectoria’s brightest tech stars and see their products in action. Companies will be stationed throughout the room to show their existing solutions. Get up close and personal with different products and engage one-on-one with the entrepreneurs that work to make tech the #1 industry in Victoria.
    Participating Companies: Agog Labs (SkookumScript), AXYS Technologies, WhoKnozMe, FunctionFox, Holografyx Canada, Robot Shark Gaming GenoLogics, an Illumina Company, LlamaZOO Interactive, Mighty OakS, FreshWorks Studio and more! 

  • F*$kUpNight VOL. 3 (sponsored by Roy Group)
    When: September 15th, 5pm-7pm
    Where: Yuk Yuks Comedy Club (751 View 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're bringing it to Victoria. 3 "f*ckuppers" will have 6 minutes each to tell their story. What was the project? What went wrong? What did they learn? What would they do differently?

    Speakers: Miles Nurse (Unbounce), Margo Long (Incite Marketing), Al Smith (TicTalking)

Please confirm your attendance through the media contact below. Please also connect with us if you are interested in covering any of the private events on the 16th or 17th or would like to chat with a few of the visiting guests.

“Experience Tectoria is an exciting taste of our city and tech as our #1 number one industry.” says Dan Gunn, CEO of VIATEC. “We need to drive home just how vibrant our community is and bringing the leaders and opinion-shapers of our industry to our doorstep is the best way to really open their eyes.”

Visit www.experiencetectoria.ca for more information.


Dan Gunn