RESILIENCE: Showcasing Entrepreneurs With Physical and Intellectual Challenges

Nov 21. 5:30 -8:30 pm

Six passionate speakers. Six compelling stories to be told.

Every month, Start-Up Vancouver hosts two one-of-a-kind events for Vancouver’s new entrepreneurs. Colin Weston, the Co-Founder and Community Leader of Startup Vancouver, hosts the next Start-Up Stories panel highlighting empowering entrepreneurs with physical and intellectual challenges. Colin recently received the Startup Canada Community Leader of the Year Award and we are proud that this next event will take place at Dudoc.

If you are excited as us, then come to the event and listen to unique and diverse stories from innovators that will both educate and inspire. Mingle with problem-solving individuals and meet Colin Weston. As usual, Start-Up Vancouver events are not only incredibly valuable but also a bunch of fun!

Date: 19th November, 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm

Location: Dudoc, 1489 Frances St, Vancouver, V5L 1Z1

After last year’s successful inaugural NED Event, the Dutch Business Club invites you to NED 2019 at Dudoc Vancouver on November 19, 6-9 pm, 1489 Frances Street.

Inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts from many disciplines talk about an idea, project or topic, the Dutch Business Club is once again organizing an inspiring mini-conference for Vancouver’s Dutch and Canadian business community. Our talented speakers have a strong Dutch connection and are working on the cutting edge of their respective fields: Sustainability & Environment, Architecture & Design, Art & Music and History.

And, of course, there will be appetizers and refreshments before and after the event.

Doors open at 6 pm for networking and welcome drinks. The official program starts at exactly 6:30 pm.

Speakers are TBA

Moderated by Tjerk Weidema. All presentations are in English.

Date: November 19 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: 1489 Frances Street
Vancouver, BC
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wauthuth Territory

Tickets:
TBA

DUDOC is proud to be a member of the East Van community and we are thrilled to be hosting an important forum for the Eastside Culture Crawl  Displacement Forum. The event spans two days with four separate sessions. More information here.

The forum in conjunction with the art exhibition “Displacement” is addressing issues and challenges facing artist spaces, along with solutions.

It is meant to engage the public, artists, planners, policy makers and politicians around issues and challenges facing the arts community primarily around “space”.  The forum takes place in advance of the exhibit and has been designed and scheduled to begin with a tone of cynicism and end with a tone of hope.  Includes a lively debate coordinated by Turncoats.

Click here to attend the full Forum.

When: Friday October 25 & Saturday 26, 2019
Address: 1489 Frances St

Socially just and ecologically sustainable cities
The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international Summit that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event involving over 1,000 delegates from around the world.

You can find the World of Walas and Dudoc during the Pre-Summit, as well as Main Summit! We are excited to host a Field Trip on Oct 8 from 3:55 – 5:30 “Sustainable Urban Development: From Concept To Real World Execution” and have our CEO, Gerben van Straaten, lead the Keynote on the last day of the Summit, Oct 11 form 8-9:45 am.

Register here to attend Vancouver’s first Eco City World Summit!

The Belgian ambassador to Canada, Mr. Johan Verkammen, will officially open BC’s Belgian Business Club at Dudoc Vancouver
The evening is an opportunity to meet some leading Belgian entrepreneurs working in the Vancouver business scene. The new Club also plans to provide valuable connections to professionals from around the world – many with other European connections. Make sure to say Hi to Marianne Cauwels, co-founder of The Belgian HouseDudoc partner and president of the newly formed BBC.

The Belgian Business Club is providing a fun and engaging evening, including:

  • Welcome by The Ambassador of Belgium in Canada, Mr. Johan Verkammen
  • Three guest speakers – introducing ‘Belgian success stories’ in BC
  • Moderated Q&A with our panel of speakers
  • Great Belgian Beer
  • Finger food
  • Good people
  • Plenty of networking

As a business club, we are encouraging valuable connections between professionals from all around the world. No matter your nationality, we hope to see you there!

For more information or to become a member, please email info@belgianbusinessclub.ca. 

Dudoc Vancouver X Vancouver Start-Up Week

About this Event

“With more than 39 percent of B.C. residents owning their own company or running a side hustle, British Columbia is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada—”

Vancouver Start-ups make our cities more sustainable and innovative. Discover inspirational stories from 4 local innovators in sustainable urban development.

1. Phil Northcott from – C Change Labs

2. Stephen Wilson- Alec Control Lighting

3. Kirsten Hinlopen – AVA Grows Technologies

4. Marc Wandler – Susgrainable

In addition, we’ll have a panel of three delegates that give their opinion on the start-up scene in the City.

1. Justin Bull – UBC Sauder School of Business , Entrepreneur and Innovation Group

2. Kookai Chaimahawong – Pangaea Ventures

3. Leah Hanvey – Urbanlogiq

Learn more about start-ups being healthy for the social, economical, and environmental well-being of our cities. Hear from experts about the intangible consequences of fast exit strategies and explore together if there is such thing as ‘too many start-ups in a city’?

Schedule:

4:00 – Opening Remarks from World of Walas

4:05 – Start-Up Pitches (4 x 5min.)

4:30 – Panel Discussion

5:00 – Networking

Join the conversation at Dudoc Vancouver, sustainable innovation hub & platform for dialogue.

“With more than 39 percent of B.C. residents owning their own company or running a side hustle, British Columbia is the most entrepreneurial province in Canada—”

Vancouver Start-ups make our cities more sustainable and innovative. Discover inspirational stories from 3 local innovators in sustainable urban development. We’ll have a panel of three delegates that give their opinion on the start-up scene in the City. Learn more about start-ups being healthy for the social, economical, and environmental well-being of our cities. Learn from experts about the intangible consequences of fast exit strategies and explore together if there is such thing as ‘too start-ups in a city’.

See all of Vancouver Startup Week’s events here.

Dudoc Vancouver and the World of Walas invite you to our upcoming event on August 27th: Marketplace for disruptive ideas in urban sustainability.

Our mission at Walas is to break down barriers to innovation. This event will feature innovative business models, products and services that are actively pushing for greater sustainability in our cities.

Specifically, for the pitch session, we are selecting innovations in mobility, tech, construction, energy and urban food systems to present their market ready company to you.

The evening will feature:

  • Opportunity to learn about 10 selected innovations that will shape our cities of tomorrow
  • Voting for the most progressive innovations and help them win a 3-month Dudoc partnership package
  • Our network of innovators, urban planners, change makers, government and investors that are keen to help transform our cities with you

Pitch to us! Just click on ‘ticket’ and choose ‘Attend and submit your Pitch’ to get details about the process

Program Outline

6 Networking and refreshments

6:30 Welcoming, introductions to pitches

6:40 10 pitches, 3 – 5 minutes each

8 Q&A, feedback and voting from audience

8:20 Winner announcement

8:30 – 9 Networking

Please register as attendee, attendee +, or innovator to secure your participation.

We are looking forward to see you there!

A Global Movement for Sustainability

People around the globe celebrate Earth Charter Day on June 29th to encourage more sustainable living. This year, on the Earth Charter Day weekend, the World of Walas will explore how we can work together to better realize the Earth Charter’s intent of respecting and caring for our local communities and the planet.

About – The Earth Charter provides a road map to build more sustainable communities – socially, economically and ecologically. It was written by thousands of people worldwide and officially signed in the Netherlands in 2000. Recognizing the world’s increasing interdependence, the Charter emphasizes the need to join together to support nature, universal human rights, economic justice and a culture of peace.

Why Us – Our CEO, Gerben van Straaten, got involved early on in the process. He is a strong supporter of the global Earth Charter initiative and the author of the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto. He believes that with collective and collaborative efforts around community developments in cities, we can solve many of the Earth’s problems including climate change, CO2 levels, poverty and social injustice. He has ‘radical hope’ for the future and believes that it all starts with an ethical reset. The Earth Charter is at the core of the Earth Charter Cities Manifesto and Walas programs.

Where to Celebrate!  – On July 1st, at the Canada Place Innovation Zone, we will share stories about our work, the Earth Charter and our innovation partners to encourage a healthy future for Canada and its people.

You will be able to design your personal Earth Charter ‘dream cup’ and plant a seed inside to take home!

The Walas Innovation Space is an opportunity to educate and take action together.

Come discover and join in the fun as we celebrate the Earth Charter and Canada Day this July 1 from 11 AM – 6 PM! 

What does a healthy future look like to you? On Monday July 1st, the Walas Innovation Centre is joining the celebration of our national day at Canada Place! We will educate about the latest in green technology in the Innovation Zone, where we and other groups will be showcasing the tech and innovations to shape Canada’s future

This year, our Innovation Space will highlight the following for you:

  • Earth Charter – the ethical framework for the World of Walas and has its official celebration day on June 29th every year
  • TZOA, with their air quality consumer device and life testing!
  • Sepura by Anvytech, an eco-friendly food waste disposal
  • Ricardo Peralta, who designs homes for health
  • Walas Innovation Centre, that’s us!

The afternoon is a chance for people of all ages to get inspired by technologies that enhance homes and inspire to live a little greener. You will be able to design your personal Earth Charter “dream cup” and plant a seed to take home with you.

The Walas Innovation Space is in opportunity to educate and take action together.

Come discover and join in the fun as we celebrate the Earth Charter and Canada Day this July 1 from 11 AM – 6 PM!

July 1 at Canada Place will be a full day of family-friendly entertainment – including innovation zone, free live music displays, roaming performances, engaging brand activations and food vendors, and evening fireworks spectacular – making for the largest Canada Day celebration outside of the Nation’s capital!

NOTE: Canada Day commits to conserve the oceans and diverse natural environments that make Canada so great. Thus, you are encouraged to ONLY bring compostable or reusable food containers.

Events & Dialogues

Join us for networking, education programs and workshops in and around Dudoc!

Nov 21. 5:30 -8:30 pm

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Six passionate speakers. Six compelling stories to be told. Every month, Start-Up Vancouver hosts two one-of-a-kind events for Vancouver’s new entrepreneurs. Colin Weston, the Co-Founder and Community Leader of Startup Vancouver, hosts the next Start-Up Stories panel highlighting empowering entrepreneurs with physical and intellectual challenges. Colin recently received the Startup Canada Community Leader of the Year […]
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19-11-2019 | 06.00 - 09.00
After last year’s successful inaugural NED Event, the Dutch Business Club invites you to NED 2019 at Dudoc Vancouver on November 19, 6-9 pm, 1489 Frances Street. Inspired by the world-renowned TED Talks where experts from many disciplines talk about an idea, project or topic, the Dutch Business Club is once again organizing an inspiring […]
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