Customer Story: Vancouver Enterprise Forum Mobilizes Events with Mobile Payment


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Vancouver has a rich entrepreneurial community breeding the best BC can offer in tech. With numerous universities in BC’s backyard sprouting fresh tech talent, it’s no wonder startup enthusiasts call Vancouver ‘Silicon Valley North’.

The Vancouver Enterprise Forum is a non-profit society that organizes meetings and events to join members of the technology enterprise community in British Columbia. VEF brings together sponsors, high profile speakers, members and partners, together in fun, relevant and vibrant events, designed to stimulate ideas, conversations and connections.

The nature of the forum is to promote technology and this is what urged Christina McDonald, VEF Manager, to look to mobile payments to wow the VEF’s immensely tech-savvy following. “We were able to offer our guests a more up-dated method of payment for event purchases,” says Chris McDonald, VEF Manager. “Previously a Cash-Only basis, the mobile app was totally applicable for an entrepreneurial technology crowd!”

The VEF holds 8 events each year that provides attendees with the chance to network and build connections with key players in BC’s startup space. Let’s continue to nurture homegrown talent and support entrepreneurial Canada.Follow VEF news and events on Twitter: @vefdotorg and on their website: www.vef.org. New event season begins on September 18th.