TiE CXO - How to thrive a downturn: Lessons from founders who've been there

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TiE CXO - How to thrive a downturn: Lessons from founders who've been there

TiE Vancouver panel discussion on how to thrive a downturn - lessons from founders who've been there

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KPMG Vancouver 777 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K3 Canada

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About this event

One of the best-performing sectors during the pandemic, the tech sector is now facing a challenging environment. However, a difficult market also presents abundant opportunities to gain new ground, overtake competitors and build fundamentally stronger companies.

TiE is hosting a panel of founders with successful track records to talk about ways to thrive a downturn, and come out in a stronger, more competitive position.


  • Farid Dordar - founder PerfectMind (successful exit)
  • Catherine Dahl - founder Beanworks (successful exit $100 million+), Charter Member TiE Vancouver
  • Mark Cunningham - founder Crystal Decisions and others (several successful exits), Charter Member TiE Vancouver

Moderated by Maninder Dhaliwal - Managing Partner, Startup Studio Accelerator & Venture Fund; Founding Chair, TiE Vancouver Angels.

TiE Sponsor & Charter Member VIP Reception: 6:00- 7:00pm (not open to public)

Speaker Panel: 7:00-8:00pm

Networking: 8:00-9:00pm

About TiE Vancouver

TiE Vancouver Angels (TVA) is part of TiE Global Angels (TGA). TGA is an umbrella organization representing the TiE chapters worldwide and their affiliated angel groups. Founding chapters include Silicon Valley, SoCal, Boston, Atlanta, and Vancouver. Members include 1000+ active angels in the US and Canada, making us one of the largest early stage investing organizations in North America.

Our goal is to bridge Canadian entrepreneurs to global investors, and to provide Canadian investors access to global startups by leveraging the world's most extensive investor network.

TiE holds regular networking and educational events throughout the year - most of which are open to public. These events are offered to BC's tech community at a not-for-profit basis.

Entrepreneurs can apply to pitch TiE Vancouver Angels and TiE Global Angels here.

About TiE CXO

TiE CXO is aimed at BC's startup and scaleup operators, and includes public events with local experts, and roundtables with US CXOs. The programming is being offered in partnership with TiE Silicon Valley.

Currently, very few seed funded startups in BC go on to raise Series-A and beyond. This gap has a great cost for BC, and deprives our ecosystem of mid-sized technology companies that power the economy. With TiE CXO, we aim to utilize TiE's global network and resources to help with this issue.

TiE CXO offers learning, mentoring and networking opportunities for operators in startups and scaleups, including workshops and working sessions featuring local and global experts. TiE CXO programming is offered to BC's tech community at a not-for-profit basis.

TiE CXO Roundtables provide BC’s CXOs an invitation-only, learning and networking access to the visiting US CXOs in a small group setting. BC CXOs can apply here.

About TiE Vancouver Membership

TiE Vancouver offers Charter Membership for individuals, and Corporate Membership for organizations. Join us by becoming a member.

About TiE Global

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) was founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 by entrepreneurs with roots in South Asia, and is currently spread over 62 chapters in 14 countries with 15,000+ membership consisting of Angels, VCs, Private Equity, entrepreneurs, and service providers. TiE Global Angels is one of the largest angel investor networks in the world. TiE's global impact includes over $70 billion USD follow-up capital investment, $1 trillion USD wealth created for founders and investors, over 2.5 million jobs generated, and over 25,000 startups supported worldwide.

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$15 – $40