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Wistia_LogoWistia is a video hosting company for businesses. With detailed analytics, including engagement graphs and individual viewer heatmaps, the Wistia application can help you measure and improve your video efforts. Wistia also allows you to fully customize your video player, so that you can control how it looks, feels, and functions on your website. Lastly, Wistia provides you with post and pre-roll calls to action, video SEO tools, closed captioning, social sharing options, and other features that will drive traffic to your business’s website.

They support Startup Weekend because of their love to help entrepreneurs get new ventures off the ground. They’ve seen how powerful video marketing can be to startups. Wistia wants to help new people get comfortable with video. As part of this effort, they are offering the startups of Vancouver an extended trial of Wistia by visiting http://wistia.com/trials/new/vancouverSW.


Colliers International

Colliers_Logo_RGB_Rule_GradientColliers is not only the longest established commercial real estate firm in Vancouver, we are also the leading provider of commercial real estate services in Canada.

Colliers Vancouver offers fully integrated commercial real estate services including sales and leasing in the office, industrial and retail asset classes; multifamily, residential land and building sales; project marketing; property management; project management; valuation; and consulting services. We add value through our specialization, service excellence and local flexibility within a global platform.

To us, that means empowering our service teams to partner with you, truly listen to your unique business needs and design an integrated service offering. Our goal is to make your property a competitive business advantage and ensure your entire range of property needs are met.

Colliers has been a long-term partner in growing Vancouver’s tech industry, as an advisor, board member and real estate partner.

We are very excited to sponsor Startup Weekend and look forward to meeting Vancouver’s next generation of entrepreneurs!


Smythe Ratcliffe

Smythe-Ratcliffe600x200Smythe Ratcliffe LLP is a Vancouver-based accounting firm recognized for exceptional work in the areas of assurance, taxation and business advisory services. They have a team of experienced professionals dedicated to advising our tech clients in software development, electronic manufacturing, telecommunications, digital media and wireless, life sciences and other related areas. 

They value the innovation and talent the tech industry brings to BC and recognize that it is one of the fastest growing industries in the province. They’re committed to providing the advisory services to help guide startups through an increasingly competitive business environment. They also strive to extend their support for the tech community beyond professional services by continually sponsoring and partnering with many tech organizations including Startup Weekend, BCTIA, DigiBC, Plug and Play, Spring and more. Your focus is growth; their focus is your growth



Charlie Yu