Established in 1998, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs in Greater Vancouver. VEF strives to create and catalyze collaborations, supporting technology entrepreneurs with the tools and mentorship they need to successfully launch and grown their enterprise. VEF seeks to expand the involvement of academic supporters and industrial partners at its events, so that the knowledge and innovation we cultivate in our post-secondary communities can pollinate industry and further propel British Columbia's technology forward.
Eight events are held each year – usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May. Many of our events sell out with an average of 200-250 attendees per event. Participation at a VEF event provides attendees with personal connections, assistance with the identification of industry partnerships, academic faculty, mangement talent, financial agencies/investors and educational resources for developing and growing enterprises in British Columbia.
VEF has approximately 7000 members and subscribers to event marketing communications. As a not-for-profit B.C. Society, VEF is supported by its sponsors, members, volunteers, and by event attendees.