Discover Tectoria is an exposition of more than 75 Greater Victoria tech companies, research projects, interactive displays and community partners... under ONE roof. It's one of the only events where locals and visitors come together to discover the innovation that's stemming from right here in "Tectoria". Attendees get to interact with the people and their creations to better understand who and what is driving Victoria's largest industry... leading to potential careers, connections or just an appreciated knowledge.
VIATEC created this event to open the eyes of potential employees, investors and policy makers to the vibrancy and potential of the local tech scene... not to mention inspiring tomorrow's inventors.
This expo includes:
Main floor Tradeshow
(local companies demonstrating products, hiring talent and co-op students)
• The Creativity Hub
(A collection of interactive tech displays, showcasing our city's most excellent creativity)
• Startup Alley
(get a sneak peek at the future of Tectoria)
• Research District
(see some amazing projects post-secondary students have put together)
• Career Corner (NEW)
(Job seekers get access to great resources to help them find their career in the tech industry!)
• The Innovation Theatres
(a line-up of great talks and panel discussions throughout the day!)
• Partner Row
(a group of incredibly useful organizations that serve businesses and the community)
It's an event for everyone* and it's FREE to attend! No need to register. Check out last year's event in this recap video!
Want to Exhibit? Here are the steps:
- Make sure you are a local tech company (If you don't classify as tech, you need to become a sponsor to participate)
- Read this [INFO PACK]
- Purchase your single or double booth on this event listing (or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Startup Alley table or Partner Row table)
- Complete this exhibitor booth form.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
Exhibitors get to:
- Showcase their company and products to potential future employees and customers
- Conduct interviews right at the event
- Participate in theatre discussions
- Invite staff to network, learn and work their booth
- Help drive home the vibrancy and importance of the local tech sector to policy makers
- Get discovered by media outlets covering the event and prepping for future stories!
- Give their team a chance to show their friends and family what they do
- Help excite post-secondary students about tech careers and entrepreneurship!
- 8'x10' Single Booth
- 8'x20' Double Booth
- 6' table in Startup Alley*
- 6' table in Research District**
- Bar height table in Partner Row***
*Company must be 3 yrs old or less for Startup Alley. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
**By invite only for Research District
***Must be an organization that works with VIATEC for Partner Row. Email email@example.com to book.
INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?
While having a booth at the Island's biggest tech expo is great (Over 3,600 attendees last year), what you're really buying is an elevated presence, connection and meaning with the tech sector.
Sponsoring Discover Tectoria will raise your profile with key tech decision makers, VIATEC members and the broader community. This is your way to demonstrate your support and interest in the growth and success of the tech sector... and it's the only way for non-tech companies to have presence, so you will be uniquely positioned to better connect with your key audiences!
Discover Tectoria attracts job seekers, students, faculty, parents, media, investors, government officials and more.
THE NITTY GRITTY:
Access to a huge audience for 7 hours at the Island's largest tech expo
(Opportunity to make new connections and sales leads)
Showing your support for Victoria's Technology Sector
One 8' x 10' booth package
Your area being named after your company (plus speaking opportunity for Innovation Theatre Sponsors)
Logo placement in all conference materials including a recap video
Support acknowledged in advertising and press releases
Link to your web site from the event page.
GREAT! WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
- Decide on the sponsorship level by reading this [INFO PACK]
- Fill out this [ONLINE FORM]
- Buy your sponsorship on this event listing (an invoice will be sent to you)
- Wait for the contract to be emailed to you and sign it.
|Are you a VIATEC Member? You get a discount off the sponsorship prices below! Company Member: 20% off, Sustaining Patron: 30% off, Community Builder: 50% off|
- Innovation Theatre Sponsors (x2 -one theatre each): $7000+gst
- Creativity Hub Sponsor: $6000+gst
- Startup Alley Sponsor: $5000+gst - ON HOLD
- Research District Sponsor: $5000+gst
- Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor: $3000+gst (Does not include a booth)
- Partner Row Sponsor: $3000+gst - SOLD
Tessa Bousfield, Branding & Events Director