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

Jul 13, 2018, 1:30 – 4:30 AM

BrainStation, 455 Granville St, Vancouver, V6C 1T1

We're hosting Bill Tam, Co-chair of Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster and former BC Tech Association CEO & President. Bill is a pillar of our tech industry. He built and guided startups as entrepreneur & investor. Now he uses his skills to turn Vancouver into the data capital of the world! Our conversation will cover his invaluable stories and unique business opportunities within the DTS.

In-person event

About this event


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!

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  • Bill Tam

    Digital Technology Supercluster




Friday, July 13, 2018
1:30 AM – 4:30 AM UTC


Networking with Snacks & Drinks
Fireside Chat
Meet Mentors & Make New Friends!


  • John Thornburn

    Founder Institute Vancouver



  • Henry Soo


    Startup Grind Vancouver Director

  • Melodie Von

    Startup Grind Vancouver Digital Team

  • Eileen Xing

    Startup Grind Vancouver Digital Team


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