Fireside Design Chats
Feb
28
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Motivational Monday
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Live Interviews of the Ambitious
Mar
5
4:30 PM16:30

Live Interviews of the Ambitious

'Live Interviews of the Ambitious' is an event-based campaign that highlights and shares business strategies for community businesses and interested community members.
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FEATURING: Jared Walker, Executive Director, Dollar For (https://dollarfor.org)**
TOPIC: Strategic partnerships for boosting business through cause marketing.

**Dollar For helps local families pay overwhelming medical expenses.
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Content will be meaningful to:
-Restaurants
-Cafes
-Creatives
-Professional service businesses
-Small businesses
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Food and drinks
-Coffee
-Soda
-Beer
-Cocktail menu

Available for purchase in Boomerang Bistro (https://bmrng.org/; connected to event site).
-------------------------

Parking
Street parking

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Founders Caffeine Fix
Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Fireside Design Chats
Mar
14
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Motivational Monday
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Fireside Design Chats
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Motivational Monday
Apr
1
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Fireside Design Chats
Apr
11
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Motivational Monday
Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Fireside Design Chats
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Free Friday
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - Pac Tower! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Motivational Monday
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

View Event →
Fireside Design Chats
May
9
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

View Event →
Live Interviews of the Ambitious
May
9
4:30 PM16:30

Live Interviews of the Ambitious

'Live Interviews of the Ambitious' is an event-based campaign that highlights and shares business strategies for community businesses and interested community members.
-------------------------

FEATURING: Sam Holloway, Ph.D. & Mark Meckler, Ph.D., Co-Founders, Crafting A Strategy (https://craftingastrategy)**
TOPIC: Learn about customer experience as a strategy to compete.

**Crafting A Strategy educates craft brewery businesses, service-driven companies and small business owners to improve through strategy.
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Content will be meaningful to:
-Bars/Taprooms
-Restaurants
-Cafes
-Retailers
-Entrepreneurs
-Professional service businesses
-Small businesses
-------------------------

The plan is to conduct a beer tasting. Details TBD.
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Meanwhile, food and drinks
-Coffee
-Soda
-Beer
-Cocktail menu

Available for purchase in Boomerang Bistro (https://bmrng.org/; connected to event site).
-------------------------

Parking
Street parking

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Motivational Monday
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Fireside Design Chats
May
23
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Free Friday
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - Pac Tower! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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Free Friday
Feb
22
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - Pac Tower! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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Data Meetup with Peter Myers
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Data Meetup with Peter Myers

Details

Attention Data Geeks, we have a rare guest appearance! Don't miss the opportunity to hear a world-class international presenter. Peter Myers has over a decade's experience talking at industry conferences, and he is consistently admired as a highly insightful and articulate technologist.

This event is brought to you in part by our primary sponsor CSG Pro.

AGENDA FOR 2/20/19:

6:00 - 6:30PM: Greet and Eat (networking)

6:25 - 7:15PM: Welcome, Announcements, Sponsor introductions/talk,

7:15 - 8:30PM: Main Topic: "The 4 Modes of Power BI Desktop" by Peter Myers.

Topic Abstract: Peter describes and demonstrates the four Power BI Desktop modes. He will also provide guidance in helping you choose the appropriate mode for your project.

Power BI Desktop is a versatile tool that can be used for modeling and reporting. When a model already exists, the tool can be used to simply develop a report which sources the model. However, when a model is required, it provides three development choices: Import, DirectQuery and Composite (in preview).

Speaker Bio: Peter Myers comes to us all the way from Melbourne, Australia. He is a consultant, trainer, and presenter who has worked with Microsoft database and development products since 1997. Today Peter specializes in all Microsoft Business Intelligence products and also authors training course content for Microsoft products and services. He has a broad business background supported by a bachelor’s degree in applied economics and accounting, which he extends with extensive experience backed by current MCSE certifications. He has been a Data Platform MVP since 2007.

THANKS TO OUR MEETUP SPONSORS:
CSG Pro and Portland Power BI User Group (https://www.csgpro.com/ & https://www.pbiusergroup.com/Portland)
Oregon SQL (https://www.oregonsql.org)
Data Geek User Group (https://www.meetup.com/Data-Geek-User-Group-Vancouver-WA/)

THE MENU: Pizza and soda provided by CSG Pro. There's a no-host bar in the works, too!

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Motivational Monday
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Fireside Design Chats
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
Feb
14
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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VanTechy - The Art of the Pivot
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

VanTechy - The Art of the Pivot

VanTechy 2018-2019 Format
This startup season, VanTechy has decided to consolidate our efforts and deliver the highest quality programming for our audience. The new format for VanTechy is described below. Stay tuned.

Doors Open @ 7:00
7:00-7:30 - Networking
7:30-7:40 - Community sharing (jobs, success, inquires, etc.)
7:40 - Presentation 1
7:45 - Presentation 2
8:00 - Presentation 3

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Motivational Monday
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Feb
4
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Free Friday
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - Pac Tower! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

View Event →
Fireside Design Chats
Jan
24
1:00 PM13:00

Fireside Design Chats

Full Disclosure - we won’t be gathering around any fires BUT we will be gathering around some H O T designs in order to give thoughtful, productive feedback in a casual & fun way. 

Any type of design welcome. Perfect for you if you crave some new perspectives on problems you’re trying to solve with design. 

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ Pac Tower | 1- 2 pm

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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UX & CRO: A/B Testing - Getting Started with Google Optimize
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

UX & CRO: A/B Testing - Getting Started with Google Optimize

Google Optimize is a free website testing tool that helps websites improve user experience and drive more conversions. Let's spend some time reviewing the tool and going over a few case studies where Optimize has really made a difference. Pizza will be provided courtesy of Gravitate (gravitatedesign.com).

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Founders Caffeine Fix
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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VanTechy - UX Trends
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

VanTechy - UX Trends

VanTechy 2018-2019 Format
This startup season, VanTechy has decided to consolidate our efforts and deliver the highest quality programming for our audience. The new format for VanTechy is described below. Stay tuned.

Doors Open @ 7:00
7:00-7:30 - Networking
7:30-7:40 - Community sharing (jobs, success, inquires, etc.)
7:40 - Presentation 1
7:45 - Presentation 2
8:00 - Presentation 3

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Motivational Monday
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions at our Pac Tower location every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)

  • Share personal and professional goals

  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Coffee Bar Takeover
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Coffee Bar Takeover

COLAB IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF KAFIEX ROASTERS TO OUR COFFEE BAR!

Join CoLab as we invite Kafiex to take over our coffee bar. Learn their preferred brew methods, how they source their beans, and the coffee roasting process all while enjoying some delicious beverages!

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Free Friday
Dec
28
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - Pac Tower! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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