About Us

The Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF) is an online and offline platform for entrepreneurs within the technology realm. Through monthly forums, we bring together like-minded people to cultivate connections and create conversations designed to stimulate ideas.

We host eight (8) events per calendar year, kicking off our each season in September.

Topics include:
Angel Investment, Cloud Computing, Wearable Tech, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cleantech, Digital Media, New Technologies and more.

Many of our events sell out with an average of 200-250 attendees per event. Participation at a VEF event provides attendees with personal connections, assistance with the identification of industry partnerships, academic faculty, management talent, financial agencies/investors and educational resources for developing and growing enterprises in British Columbia. Our yearly events schedule aims to bring you quality events with great speakers. Learn about membership here.

Vision and Mission

Vision: To be the premier networking event in Vancouver for technology entrepreneurs.

Mission: To bring sponsors, speakers, members and partners together in a fun, relevant and vibrant event each month, designed to stimulate ideas, conversations and connections.

History

Established in 1988, the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs in Greater Vancouver. VEF strives to create and catalyze collaborations, supporting technology entrepreneurs with the tools and mentorship they need to successfully launch and grow their enterprise. VEF seeks to expand the involvement of academic supporters and industrial partners at its events, so that the knowledge and innovation we cultivate in our post-secondary communities can pollinate industry and further propel British Columbia's technology forward.

We have approximately 2000 members and subscribers to event marketing communications along with a social media following of 4,000+. As a not-for-profit B.C. Society, VEF is supported by its sponsors, members, volunteers, and by event attendees.

Contact Us

Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum
Time Centre, SFU Harbour Centre
7337 – 515 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Kelly Turner, Executive Director, kelly@vef.org.

*The Executive Director contracts to VEF on a part-time basis.