The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech hosted the inaugural Fraser Valley Regional Tech Forum earlier this month in Mission.
This event included panel discussions and speakers touching on several topics such as Local Tech Startup War Stories, Fundraising from Angel to Series A, Developing and Retaining the Best People, and Pecha Kucha presentations on Fraser Valley initiatives.
Attendees listened to valuable insights from local tech CEOs who participated in the Startup War Stories panel discussion.
This panel was moderated by Mike Shields of PWC, and speakers included Mike Battistel of Cascadia Windows, Peter Scales of ACI Foods, Robert Humphreys of Predicted Property, Oliver Perez of MultiTrends, and Kalvin Morrow of Greenhouse Games.
A panel discussion covering financing topics let people dive into the world of venture capitalists touching on investment pitches and tips to find not only an investor but the right investor.
As part of the Workforce Development panel, attendees were treated to four fast-paced Pecha Kucha-style presentations.
“We were thrilled to see over 200 attendees coming together to provide valuable insights, spark important conversations and leave the Fraser Valley Tech community inspired, informed and exposed to the future of the local technology sector. The forum truly validates the need for a regional technology ecosystem,” said Raymond Szabada, chairman of the board and CEO of SRCTec.