Pacific Venture Capital Conference & Competition (PVCC) has works alongside a myriad of professionals (venture capitalists, lawyers, startup founders and entrepreneurs) to provide Conference Delegates with a variety of workshops, panels, simulations, networking events and premier keynote speakers. Industry professionals will guide you in better understanding the venture capital industry and the burgeoning Canadian startup space.

Thursday March 23 | Fairmont Waterfront


Keynote speakers


Nicole Verkindt

Founder, OMX | “Dragon”, Next Gen Den | Panellist, CBC News, The Exchange

An entrepreneur from the beginning of her career, Nicole believes that the skills required to be successful in entrepreneurship are no different if you are farmer, an owner of manufacturing facilities, a technology entrepreneur, or anything in between. In this inspirational and information-packed talk, Nicole shows entrepreneurs how to turn ideas into success.


Hamed Shahbazi

Founder & CEO at TIO Networks

Hamed is a passionate advocate of impact entrepreneurship where new companies aim to doing well by doing good, which he promotes as the role of an “Impactreneur”.  He regularly mentors founders and entrepreneurs of early stage companies.


Nejeed Kassam

Founder & CEO at Keela.co

From a lawyer to an entrepreneur, Nejeed has a passion for social entrepreneurship. Nejeed is a global innovator with experience working for the United Nations and the Senate of Canada.



  • Women in Business by Nicole Verkindt
  • Founder's Panel featuring Fraser Hall (Recon Instruments), Connie Linder (GreenPages Directory), and Jason Smith (Klue)

  • Pitch and Capital Raising Basics Workshop by Spring

  • VC Simulation by Agentis Capital & McMillan LLP

Lunch and Dinner

Vegetarian options available. Please specify when purchasing your ticket.


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Tickets on sale until March 15.


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