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The End Of VC As Founders Know It?

February 13| 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

The landscape is shifting. Join us to understand how.

“The VC industry needs to rip up the playbook and start again” – Financial Times

“Venture capital’s 2023 bloodbath, by the numbers” – Fast Company

“Final data for 2023 illustrates the extent of VC’s tough year” – PitchBook

“2023 was an ‘extinction’ level year for tech startups. Where did all the money go?” – CNN

“The global venture capital market is not done retreating yet” – TechCrunch

Is it the end of VC as we know it? Are we in the depths of an economic storm that just needs to be weathered? Have we entered a new normal in which the role that VC plays in the tech sector has just simply changed? Should entrepreneurs be looking elsewhere for funding to fuel their startups? It’s time to answer these questions and more.

At this event, we’re bringing funders and founders together to discuss:

  • the current capital landscape
  • VC’s evolving role in entrepreneurs’ journeys
  • the renewed importance of disciplined growth
  • the traction required to attract different levels of financial support
  • alternative sources of funding including grants and debt (that can complement VC)



  • ​5:00 pm: Doors open, drinks and networking
  • ​5:30 pm: In-depth panel discussion
  • 6:15 pm: Networking continues
  • 7:00 pm: Doors close

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entrepreneurship@UBC – UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
Vancouver, V6Z 3B7 CA
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