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VEF Momentum Connect: What do you want to learn? Seattle's Dave Schappell on building a successful start-up

  • 03 Dec 2010
  • 6:00 PM
  • 958 Granville St @ Republic
  • 0


  • after Regular tickets sell out
  • To register for the student rate you must be given the discount code from one of our student partners. (SIFE SFU, SIFE BCIT, UBC VSEA, SFU, Great Northern Way Campus)
  • Registration for VEF Momentum Organizers.

Dave Schappell, Founder & CEO of, a Seattle-based local learning start-up that helps answer the question: What do you want to learn? 

Dave focuses on developing the product vision, building the team and making TeachStreet an inspirational place to accomplish great things. Teachstreet has raised over $3m from Dave McClure, Madrona Ventures, Bezos Expeditions and several prominent angel investors.

Dave's background includes an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, stints at online pioneers Amazon and JibJab, as well as being a board member and advisor to some of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley. He's been a guest author on Techcrunch, and a general superstar in the tech space. He's going to share his experiences on how to prepare for failure, getting customers to give you money, and how is revolutionizing local learning. Don't miss out!

Just like other VEF Momentum events, you can expect some great networking.  Come out to show your support for Vancouver entrepreneurs and get your ticket now before the event sells out.


  • Date: Friday, December 3, 2010

  • Start Time: 6:00pm

  • Location: Republic

  • Address: 958 Granville St

  • Tickets: $20  ($10 for early bird)

  • Registration is online only

  • Ticket price includes light appetizers, so arrive early to sample the best!

Make sure to REGISTER EARLY to reserve your spot! Registration is available now at

More great things you can expect:

  • Excellent company and a comfortable environment to meet a diverse crowd of established entrepreneurs, up and comers, investors, mentors and professionals.

  • Trendy and comfortable atmosphere to network with new acquaintances and catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while!

You can expect to meet:

  • Young technology entrepreneurs from across the city.

  • Student entrepreneurs from universities and colleges across the Lower Mainland.

  • Early-stage, first-time entrepreneurs talking about their start-ups.

  • Venture capitalists and angel investors.

  • Established entrepreneurs with wisdom to share.

  • Service providers from the accounting, legal and finance fields as potential mentors.

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