Let's meet for coffee

Victoria Tech Morning Coffee is back. Plus, more accolades for VoxCell.

Welcome to this week’s Midweek Memo. In this issue, stay up to speed with Solaires, meet a pair of new hires in the local business community, find out which companies are the latest members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and plenty more.

Now, onto today’s briefing. It’s 761 words, a three-minute read.

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Join us for Victoria Tech Morning Coffee

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Last March, we brought the community together for Victoria Tech Morning Coffee. Now, we’re doing it again — and you’re invited.

Join us and Toast at Fort Tectoria to connect with the Victoria tech community in an informal atmosphere on September 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

​You can do it all — check out the space, discover a new career, find your next co-founder, or learn something new. Just remember to register, so our hosts know how many of you to expect.

​This Victoria Tech Morning Coffee is also brought to you by the following Tech Journal partners:

​And we wanted to give a special thanks too to Victoria Tech Journal's greater corporate community:

🎭️ You're invited: Jason Fried live in Vancouver

Speaking of event invitations, our sister publication Vancouver Tech Journal has a biggie to extend your way:

Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of 37signals, the creators of project management software Basecamp and email platform HEY. He also co-wrote the New York Times bestselling book Rework.

On September 21, 2023, Fried joins Vancouver Tech Journal and special guests at the Vogue Theatre for an in-depth conversation on technology, the big ideas changing business, and what it all means for the future of entrepreneurship.

VTJ Live with Jason Fried

When: Thursday, September 21

Where: Vogue Theatre, Vancouver

Tickets: $29-$99 - buy now

📰 More Victoria innovation news

🍃 Green electricity: Solaires featured in a MaRS Discovery District article, Solaires generates clean electricity — from ink

🏅 Seeing green: VoxCell BioInnovation was recognized among the Falling Walls Venture Winners for 2023, which opens up a future pitch opportunity.


Accelerating Innovation in the Blue Economy

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👩‍💼 Victoria tech moves

Major personnel changes, including promotions, hires, and departures:

🕴️ Tech jobs of the week

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📅 Upcoming events

August 23 | VIATEC's Rooftop BBQ Summer Social: VIATEC is throwing a shindig just for its members, and you're invited. Get ready for a sizzling evening of tech talk, tasty treats, and lots of laughs.

September 9 | iWIST Crafternoon & Wine Tasting at Chateau Wolff Estate Winery, Nanaimo: In partnership with the Lost Arts Club, iWIST would love it if you joined them for a fun “crafternoon” and wine tasting at Chateau Wolff Estate Winery.

Have an upcoming event? Reply to let us know.

🙋 I need a…

We at Victoria Tech Journal know you, our community, pretty well. Are you searching for someone in your field to have coffee with, a hiring hookup, a lead on local investors, or a suggestion for a great Victoria tech tool? Whatever you’re hunting for, let us know. We’ll post it in this section and make it happen.

Email your requests to [email protected].

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