Turning Data into Dollars: On the Digital Tech Economy - Bill Tam (Digital Technology Supercluster)

BrainStation - 455 Granville St Vancouver, V6C 1T1 Vancouver
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 6:30 PM (PDT)

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Please note that this event is now happening on the 12th at BrainStation and not the 5th anymore. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

The Founder Institute & Startup Grind are partnering up to bring you Bill Tam!

We have a data flood problem. Less than 0.5% of data is ever analyzed. And our digital universe of data is projected to increase 10x by 2020. Clearly, in this vast ocean lie countless opportunities for entrepreneurs to analyze, interpret, and utilize data. Together with emerging technologies like VR/AR, AI, cloud and quantum computing exploring data will become one of the biggest economies.

"We're at the inflection point of unprecedented, enormous opportunity. Our digital technology supercluster has been designed to capitalize on these important trends."

Bill Tam is a passionate serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and investor. He’s the former President & CEO of BC Tech, advised 30+ companies with the Centre4Growth program, and is now leading Vancouver towards becoming the data capital of the world as Co-chair of Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster in BC.

In our fireside chat we will talk about:

  • Two sides of the coin: Perspectives from an entrepreneur & investor on startups
  • Learning from the pros: When startups fail most and what you should focus on
  • Advancing the digital revolution and making Vancouver the #1 in the world
  • B2B partnerships within the Digital Tech Supercluster
  • Data, data, data
  • Plus much more!

We're partnering up with the Founder Institute Vancouver!

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. If you are up to the challenge, their comprehensive step-by-step program will give you the structure, mentor support, and global network you need to start an enduring company. 

Over the next months of this year, we'll work in close partnership with the FI to bring you better & bigger events! Get the chance to meet FI mentors, learn more about their program and launch right into it after getting inspired by one of our great speakers!


  • Bill Tam

    Bill Tam

    Digital Technology Supercluster


    Bill Tam has been an entrepreneur and startup advisor for over 20 years. In 2010, he joined BCTIA as a founding Centre4Growth mentor, advising startup and growth-stage firms. Prior to BCTIA, Bill was CEO of EQO Communications, a mobile app startup, a Partner at SpringBank TechVentures, an early-stage VC firm, and a founding executive at MetroNet – one of most successful telecom startups in C...

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  • When

    Thursday, Jul 12
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (PDT)


    455 Granville St VancouverV6C 1T1

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