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Are you curious about the Vancouver startup scene? Interested in meeting and networking with other startup denizens? Then get ready for Startup Week Vancouver -- a week-long series of events around the city that celebrates the tech community and startup ecosystem -- running from November 14 to 21.

Have a great idea and want to build your own startup? We’ve got you covered. Be sure to attend sessions like the Startup Legal Clinic, Crowdfunding 101, and Startup Marketing: How to Make It Great for suggestions and tips.

Tanis Jorge Tanis Jorge, Trulioo’s co-founder and COO, will be participating in a panel discussion about “Choosing the Best Payment Platform for Your eCommerce or SaaS Business” on November 20 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The session is sponsored by Control and will be moderated by the lovely Cheryl Draper from Invoke.

In the 24/7 world of online business – where market conditions are dynamic, the entire planet is your addressable market, fraud is a constant threat, and competitors are as agile as you – your startup needs to be equipped on all fronts with the best possible knowledge and tools to succeed.

Arguably, the most important activities in a startup’s roadmap is being able to verify customers (particularly at the registration or account set up stage), accept payments and optimizing net revenue generation.

Join us for an informative and thought provoking look into the world of payments, featuring Vancouver’s thought leaders in the space.

Get insight on:

  • Required steps to set up payment processing
  • Innovative models of business metrics related to payments
  • Proactive strategies for loss prevention due to fraud and declined transactions
  • How to prepare your company for unexpected international growth and monetize that traffic!

We will also look at why your Product and Dev team is a critical stakeholder in choosing the right payment API.

Whether you are a startup SaaS company, online marketplace, or a retailer looking to make the leap to online sales, this session will inspire new strategies, empower you with new tools, and prepare you for some of the opportunities and threats most startups aren’t aware of. Avoid problems before they happen by implementing processes from the very beginning so that that don't get in the way of doing businesses with good, genuine customers.

Participants include:

[caption id="attachment_980" align="alignleft" width="120"]Tanis Jorge Tanis Jorge, COO & Co-Founder of Trulioo[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_959" align="alignnone" width="122"]Sunan Spriggs Sunan Spriggs, COO & Co-Founder of Payfirma[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_953" align="alignnone" width="120"]Charles Phillips Charles Phillips, CTO & Co-Founder of Control[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_955" align="alignnone" width="120"]Kathryn Loewen Kathryn Loewen, CEO & Co-Founder of Control[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_954" align="alignnone" width="144"]Cheryl Draper Cheryl Draper, Startup Intake Manager at Invoke (Moderator)[/caption]

For your free VIP ticket to this event, click here. Available only to first 30 RSVPs.

If you’re fired up and inspired to work for a startup after listening to some great speakers and attending some fun events, then don’t miss Startup Week Tech Fest on November 18! The doors will open to the public at 5:30 pm, but there are VIP tickets available that will give you early access to hiring managers. Check out the event website for more details.

Still not convinced? Watch this video from last year’s first-ever Tech Fest to see what you’ll be missing!

This week will certainly be one worth celebrating! Find out more about the schedule of events on the Startup Week Vancouver website.