Vancouver not-for-profit organization Frontier Collective has announced that its flagship summit is set to launch this summer.
“With a recession looming, we want to host the Frontier Summit and advocate for Vancouver’s enormous potential for global players, driving investment and attention.”
– Dan Burgar, co-founder and CEO of the Frontier Collective.
Taking place from August 9 to 10, the two-day event will bring together leaders, founders, and investors in the metaverse and Web3 spaces to discuss what the future should look like, and how those technologies will integrate with the world.
Some of the confirmed attendees include representatives from Dapper Labs, Adobe, NACO, LG, Microsoft, Snap, Mitsubishi Corporation, Softbank, Endeavor VR, LayerZero Labs, Precision OS, Covalent, and Ethos Lab.
The event is expected to bring together stakeholders from the metaverse, virtual reality/augmented reality, Web3, and artificial intelligence (AI) sectors, as well as creative industries such as esports, NFTs, VFX, and animation.
The Frontier Collective said that it expects over 60 summit attendees that will have the opportunity to build early relationships with investors and leaders, help define BC’s frontier technologies, and showcase their products to the local community.
“Frontier technologies are thriving in this region and we see a tremendous opportunity to cement Vancouver’s position both nationally and globally,” said Dan Burgar, co-founder and CEO of the Frontier Collective. “With a recession looming, we want to host the Frontier Summit and advocate for Vancouver’s enormous potential for global players, driving investment and attention.”
Led by Burgar, the Frontier Collective’s membership also comprises Ray Walia, of Launch Ventures’ Launch Academy, as well as TractionConf (which is taking place around the same time as this summit); Olivia Norton, co-founder of Sanctuary AI; Nat Cartwright, co-founder and COO of Finn AI; Handol Kim, co-founder and CEO of Variational AI; Anthonia Ogundele, CEO of Ethos Lab; Casey Lau, founder of Webcouv3r; and Tanis Jorge, co-founder of Trulioo, among others.
Launched in February this year, the Frontier Collective focuses on promoting Vancouver’s tech industry on the world stage, growing investment and infrastructure for early-stage companies, and attracting diverse talent to Vancouver.
According to the Frontier Collective, it aims to increase talent in the startup and “frontier” technology ecosystem by 250 percent by 2025. It also wants to boost early-stage tech funding by $3 billion by 2025.
The Frontier Collective is also partnering with the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Tech Collider to advance its goals in helping local companies acquire diverse talent, and get students into jobs.
Featured image from the Frontier Collective’s website.