Uniting startups in Victoria bc

A volunteer-driven organization designed to unite, support and grow the startup ecosystem in beautiful Victoria BC Canada. 

Supporting startups and entreprenuers

Battle tactics, success stories and a collaborative environment to help your startup grow right here in Victoria.

growing the startup ecosystem

Helping Victoria achieve critical mass in the startup sector

What we do

Here's how we help the startup community in Victoria BC.

Start up
Talks

Inspiring talks from startup founders near and far.

Networking Events

Startup drinks and mixers held at unique venues around town. 

Knowledge
base

Coming soon - a free repository of videos, decks & resources 

Monthly Newsletter

Event notifications, startup news and advice to your inbox. 

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Anchors

The following Victoria-based startups have committed financial and manpower resources to VictoriaStartups.com and the local startup community.

Referral SaaSquatch
referralsaasquatch.com

Your complete customer referral marketing platform.

Referral SaaSquatch
referralsaasquatch.com
One Net
onenetinc.com

Customer acquisition campaigns, for SaaS and tech brands such as Google, Intuit and AppLovin.com.

One Net
onenetinc.com
Giftbit
giftbit.com

Stop wasting money on gift cards never claimed by your recipients.

Giftbit
giftbit.com
Checkfront
checkfront.com

A Simple Solution To Complex Problems (Really)

Checkfront
checkfront.com
Stembolt
Stembolt.com

Scalable ecommerce applications for high volume retailers.

Stembolt
Stembolt.com
Sendwithus
sendwithus.com

Email automation for product teams & developers.

Sendwithus
sendwithus.com
MetaLab
metalab.co

We help the world’s top companies build amazing apps, products, and services.

MetaLab
metalab.co
SilkStart
silkstart.com

SilkStart’s Association Management System (AMS) streamlines your operations through one central database that runs in the cloud.

SilkStart
silkstart.com
Read about the startup anchors here.

Sponsorship

Victoria Startups is free for everyone and we are powered by some amazing contributors and organizers. If you are interested in helping out, take a peek at our sponsorship package below.

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feature events

Feature startup events happening in Victoria.

ProtoHack exists to show non-coders that they can create something amazing from nothing. We empower and enable the non-technical community with the tools, knowledge and connections that will help bring their idea to life and visually communicate it through prototyping.ProtoHack requires no coding. Instead you’ll be using prototyping tools, drag and drop editors, mockups, wireframes and anything else you think of to visually demo your idea on stage. Competitors will work in teams (up to 4) or solo. You have 9 hours to prototype your idea and then you’ll present on stage. ProtoHack will be a 12 hour experience where you will build a prototype that communicates an idea visually. During ProtoHack you’ll learn how to use the best prototyping tools in the industry, network with like-minded people with various backgrounds, become a better product person, and get exclusive access to over $500 worth of tools and goodies for registering!

  • 9:30 am
    Attendee Teaming Up Pitches
    Length: 45 minutes

    Attendees will have one last opportunity to team up by pitching their idea or talking about their strengths and areas of expertise. You’ll have about 10-15 seconds to find a teammate. Other ways to team up are listed on the site.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 10:15 am
    Announcements
    Length: 15 minutes

    Learn everything you need to know in first hour of the day. We’ll talk for 15 minutes and be on our way.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 10:30 am
    Opening Keynote
    Length: 1 hour

    Keynote by Jayesh Parmar, Cofounder & CEO of Picatic.com

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 11:30 am
    Breakout Session 1
    Length: 30 minutes

    Make your snake.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 12:00 pm
    Breakout Session 2
    Length: 30 minutes

    Details will be provided during the morning announcement.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 12:30pm
    Lunch
    Length: 1 hour

    Take as long as you want, but we suggest a short lunch so you can focus on your protohack!

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 6:30pm
    Dinner
    Length: 1.5 hours

    Snake fight to the death.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 7:45 pm
    Hack Submission Deadline
    Length: You had all day!

    Times up. All protohacks must be submitted.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 8:00 pm
    Pitching Presentations
    Length: 2.5 hours

    It's like shark tank with friendlier terms.  Teams will present to a panel of judges for $25,000+ in prizes.

    The Watershed
    500-1112 Fort St.

Join VIATEC along with the local brilliant minds who have made tech our #1 industry, for an exclusive series of events over 3 days. Experience Tectoria is a gathering of local entrepreneurs with international investors and thought-shapers. As usual, we're tying it in with the Rifflandia Music Festival! To see last year's impressive lineup, click the "full details" button to the right and stay tuned for more info released mid July!

  • 7:00pm
    Schedule Coming Mid July
    Length: 2 hours

    A full schedule of events will be published by VIATEC mid July. In the meantime you can join the VIATECH email list for news and updates: https://viatec.silkstart.com/cpages/home

StartupSlam is an annual event hosted at the University of Victoria. The focus is for local Startups and engineering teams to host workshops for students and junior developers. This year we will be introducing an entrepreneurship track of workshops. Participants have included: students from University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, Vancouver Island University, Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry as well as local developers looking to broaden their skillset or just hang out with their fellow engineers & developers. Last year we attracted over 150 students and developers and we gave away over $1,000 in prizes. This year we want to go BIGGER!

  • 10:00 am
    Doors Open
    Registration and Orientation

    Sign in, grab a name tag and help yourself to some snacks while the SendWithUS team welcomes us to StartUp Slam 3.0 !

    University of Victoria - ECS Building
    3800 Finnerty Road
  • 5:00 pm
    Wrap Up and Thank-You's
    Wrapping up the day with final words, thank-you's and food.

    The SendWithUs folks will wrap up the event.

Want your startup event listed here? Just email the details to noah@victoriastartups.com and we'll get it up on the site and out to our email list.

  • 6:00 pm
    Doors Open
    Shake hands, share laughter, grab a bite and clink some cans

    Please bring your business cards as it is a great networking opportunity! Also, if you would like to drink beer, please remember to bring a government ID!

    Rooftop Patio at the Summit Building
    838 Fort Street
  • 8:00 pm
    Wrap Up
    Event wrap up
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