Build. Grow. Thrive. – Victoria

Small Business BC Event


Build. Grow. Thrive. – Victoria

Small Business BC and Island Savings have partnered to deliver Build. Grow. Thrive. a FREE day of education in the rapidly growing Victoria business hub. Across several educational workshops, entrepreneurs will learn the foundational skills they need to launch a successful business, delivered by expert industry professionals. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and benefit from educational exhibits. Don’t miss out on this essential small business education opportunity! Join us on April 15th, 2020 at Victoria Conference Centre to discover the resources and programs available to help build and maintain a strong and resilient small business.

What You’ll Get:

Practical Insights from Industry Experts

Our speakers have been there and done that. They’re ready to share insights they’ve gained from a lifetime of entrepreneurial experiences.

Invaluable Networking Opportunities

Meet and mingle with several hundred locally based entrepreneurs. Build valuable face-to-face connections that will help your business. Just don’t forget to pack your business cards!

British Columbia’s Leading Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Between Small Business BC’s educational resources and Island Savings’ best-in-class business banking services you’ll leave informed and ready to start a successful business or take your existing business to the next level.

Run of Day:

09:00AM – 10:00AM: Registration and Networking

10:05AM – 10:15AM: Introduction & Opening Remarks
With remarks from Tom Conway, CEO, Small Business BC and Kendall Gross, President, Island Savings

10:15AM – 10:40AM: Accessing Capital to Help You Grow
Presented by Lorena Milkert, Director, Retail and Business Banking, Island Savings and Jesse Honkanen, Regional Manager, Business Banking, Island Savings

10:50AM – 11:10AM: How to Pitch Your Business
Presented by Dylan Hrycyshen, Business Planning Advisor, Small Business BC

11:20AM – 11:50AM: Refreshment break and Networking

11:50AM – 12:30PM: Growing Your Business – From the Inside Out (Panel Discussion)
Featuring Rohit Boolchandani, Chief Operating Officer, Freshworks Studio, Brandon Wright, Chief Executive Officer, Barnacle Systems, and another panelist to be confirmed.

Moderated by Mark Eversfield, Small Business BC

12:40PM – 1:30PM: Lunch and Networking

1:40PM – 2:00PM: Market Research Hacks to Grow Your Business
Presented by Mark Eversfield, Market Research Analyst, Small Business BC

2:10PM – 2:50PM: Building a Community – Buying Local
Panel Discussion moderated by Dylan Hrycyshen, Small Business BC

3:00PM – 3:30PM: Post Event Networking

Get Tickets

Registration for Build. Grow. Thrive. Victoria is FREE but places are limited! Secure your ticket today and don’t miss out.