Thank you everyone for coming to the opening of the Vancouver Corporate Innovation Group (VCIG). We had a wonderful evening of interacting and networking with 21 different intrepreneurs in Vancouver. A special thanks to Ken Bell from BDO for offering the door prize and The Profile for hosting us!

Here are the highlights of the event:

  • The main innovation challenge for the participants and the world is the organizational mindset.

  • Most of the innovation challenges identified tonight comes from initiatives.

  • It is very difficult to educate high levels executives to accept innovation.

  • The top four barriers to innovating within organizations are:

    1. Organizational Culture and Mindset

    2. Poor Executive Support

    3. Insufficient Resources

    4. Inadequate Innovation Skills



Among the participants who came this evening, we have individuals from a variety of industries and backgrounds representing the following organizations.

  • 1QBit

  • Analyticy Technologies

  • BDO

  • Barbarossa Investment & Advisory

  • Blue Marble Labs

  • Bye Bye Mortgage

  • Creatific

  • Creativity at Work

  • Innovate BC

  • Insight Out Consulting

  • Invoke Digital

  • Ledcor

  • Mitacs

  • Moneris Solution

  • PH1

  • PNC Consulting

  • REITIUM Blockchain Technologies




From this evening’s activity, we’ve learned that organizational culture or mindset and insufficient resources represent the two most significant innovation challenges in Vancouver.


What’s Next?

So where do we go from here?

From the feedback and inputs that we’ve collected tonight, we’ll start planning a series of events focusing on these themes for 2019 and beyond.

Also, we’re always open for community partners or sponsors to support VCIG. If you’re interested in becoming one, feel free to reach out to us at

Stay tuned for the next VCIG event!