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 

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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.

Founders Canada
Founders Canada

Volunteer driven not-for-profit dedicated to empowering startups. It's free to post/ask questions. Earn badges with your answers.

Founders Canada
Founders Canada
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
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.

The Victoria chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is excited to host game developers, designers, programmers, artists, musicians, writers and anyone else with a love for games of all kinds to gather at Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort St., starting at 6PM on October 28th until October 30th, for a weekend of collaborative game development, industry insights, and sleep deprivation. 

OrcaJam, entering its seventh year, has seen tremendous growth and, in 2016, overwhelming community support. “It’s been remarkable. We really wanted to step things up this year, and not only have we seen increased donations and involvement from our local game studios, but tech companies outside of gaming have leapt in to contribute” Chris Lefebvre, IGDA Chapter Leader and event organizer, “Even Vancouver-based studios are helping out.”

  • 4:30 pm
    Oct 28
    Doors Open
    Length: 40 min.

    Registration and networking.

    Fort Techtoria
    777 Fort Street
  • 5:10 pm
    Oct 28
    IDGA Announcements
    Length: 15 minutes

    Shot and sweet announcements.

    Fort Techtoria
    Fort Techtoria
  • 5:15 pm
    Oct 28
    Keynote : Eric Jordan, Codename Entertainment
    Length: 1 hour

    A keynote lecture by Eric Jordan, CEO of Codename Entertainment and member of DigiBC’s board of directors.  Following the keynote is the announcement of the top-secret theme which will influence the development of each project.

    Fort Techtoria
    Fort Techtoria
  • 5:45 pm
    Oct 28
    Game Hacking
    Length: All night, all day.

    Saturday’s “Crunch Night” is a late-night talk show-themed panel hosted by Seattle’s Carlos Rodela, known for his weekly podcast Video Game Break.  The event concludes with Sunday evening’s exhibit, where members of the public are encouraged to stop in, play some games, and maybe even get some ideas for a game of their own.

    Fort Techtoria
    Fort Techtoria
  • 7:30 pm
    Oct 29
    Crunch Night Panel.
    Length: 1 hour

    Saturday’s “Crunch Night” is a late-night talk show-themed panel hosted by Seattle’s Carlos Rodela, known for his weekly podcast Video Game Break.  The event concludes with Sunday evening’s exhibit, where members of the public are encouraged to stop in, play some games, and maybe even get some ideas for a game of their own.

    Fort Techtoria
    500-1112 Fort St.
  • 5:45pm
    Oct 30
    Stop Hacking
    Length: 1 hour

    The horn sounds. Time's up. All games must be submitted.

    Fort Techtoria
    500-1112 Fort St.

Are you tired of the same old approach to Human Resources? Are you ready to start talking about talent in a whole new way? Then DisruptHR is for you!We’re digging into the brilliant minds of business leaders, HR professionals, CEOs and technologists for a lively evening of spirited, focused presentations, and sharing disruptive ideas on how to move our collective thinking forward when it comes to talent. We're taking the brilliance of TED Talks, adding a dash of talent, and giving each speaker 5 minutes to blow your mind on topics relevant to the human experience in the workplace!

Engaged HR is proud to present DisruptHR at the Legacy Art Gallery - the perfect space to nurture innovative ideas, creative concepts and networking success. DisruptHR is a speaking event like no other, and the first event of its kind in Victoria. We're breaking the mold and challenging you think differently about Human Resources. Join us for a high-energy, thought-provoking idea forum designed to inform and empower anyone who is passionate about talent!

  • 5:00 pm
    Doors Open
    Registration and networking. Ticketed event.

    Disrupt is a night of short focused talks from professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. We're borrowing from the genius of Ignite, so each speaker will have 5 minutes to blow your mind!

    20 Slides x 15 Seconds = 5 Minutes. That's it!Presentations can be about anything so long as they pertain to talent. Audience is encouraged to interact - clap, laugh, cry, tweet, text, just play nice.

    Legacy Art Gallery Downtown
    630 Yates Street
  • 8:00 pm
    Wrap Up
    Event wrap up

One Net is excited to invite you to an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary Design Disruptors. Design Disruptors enters the world of 15+ industry-toppling companies valued at more than 1 trillion dollars, all of whom have one unifying secret advantage: the transformative power of design.

About the film

Trailer: vimeo.com/167434033 

Our future is designed.DESIGN DISRUPTORS is a full-length documentary featuring design leaders and product designers from 15+ industry-toppling companies—valued at more than 1 trillion dollars combined.The film chronicles the true nature of design and the design-driven business revolutions being shaped around the world through the designers eyes.Get a never-before-seen look into the perspectives, processes, and design approaches of leaders at industry-toppling brands and discover how these companies are disrupting billion dollar industries through design.

Who should attend?

You might be a designer, an ideator, developer, IA/UX/UI/XD/(insert your acronym here). You're working in, or studying to join our growing tech sector and creative community. You want to see Design Disruptors and meet cool people doing cool things. Let's get together and get inspired!

Tickets:

Seating is limited to 200 so please grab your tickets in advance.  We can't guarantee tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to Our Place.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/design-disruptors-a-documentary-by-invision-tickets-29027924303?aff=onfb

  • 6:45 pm
    Doors Open
    Ticketed event.

    Disrupt is a night of short focused talks from professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. We're borrowing from the genius of Ignite, so each speaker will have 5 minutes to blow your mind!

    20 Slides x 15 Seconds = 5 Minutes. That's it!Presentations can be about anything so long as they pertain to talent. Audience is encouraged to interact - clap, laugh, cry, tweet, text, just play nice.

    St. Ann's Academy Auditorium
    835 Humboldt Street
  • 7:30 pm
    Film
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