Sponsors & Partners 2019-12-03T12:58:52-07:00


Committed and trusted advisors

ACETECH sponsors contribute not only funding but a wealth of experience and professional expertise that is sought out by CEOs.  These sponsors are leaders in the community and trusted advisors connected by the common goal of supporting business growth.


McMillan’s legal professionals use years of experience, specialized skills, industry knowledge and invaluable contacts in the investment, regulatory and technology communities to assist clients. Whether your marketplace is local, national or international, our team can address your specific needs. Our professionals go beyond simply knowing the relevant legal principles. We combine our knowledge of these principles with a unique understanding of our clients’ businesses, industries and technologies to safeguard them from the unpredictability and constant change inherent in the technology sector. With commitments to excellence, service and value, and a willingness to listen and learn, McMillan is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business and personal goals.


We are the market leaders in structuring and achieving local and global real estate goals for technology companies. Exclusively representing Technology Tenants, we act as your outsourced, real estate department facilitating all your requirements in: relocations, lease renewals, expansions, design builds, acquisitions, dispositions, multi-market assignments and consulting. With the combined experience gained over 39 years and more than 1,100 successful assignments, Blair Quinn and Kevin Nelson manage, create and execute on opportunities for our clients. Having developed a proven and unique Tenant centered approach, we have successfully completed more than 17,500,000 square feet of assignments on behalf of our clients.

For more than a quarter century, Corporate Recruiters has been connecting entrepreneurial technology companies with the best talent, from C-level executives and their management teams to the key contributors who support them. Whether recruiting a CEO to take the helm or working with them to acquire world-class talent, we know the challenges and opportunities that come with the territory. Corporate Recruiters tight focus translates into timely and relevant knowledge on candidate availability, compensation trends, product commercialization, capitalization, and government policies that affect our technology business climate. This insight enables us to provide both clients and candidates more than just a good fit.

Graphically Speaking is a full-service Vancouver web design company with expertise in website design, mobile design, mobile apps, SharePoint Intranets, Magento ecommerce, Drupal & WordPress websites, SEO & Internet marketing and, well… Everything for the Web.

KPMG LLP is the Canadian member firm of KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 144 countries and have more than 104,000 professionals working in member firms around the world.

Metronome Growth Systems is a cloud based business platform that empowers your team to reach their full potential through accountability and unparalleled visibility into your organization. Drive growth using structured strategic planning based on priorities, metrics and meeting rhythms. Learn more at


To help close the gap between educational institutions and BC’s technology sector, Discovery Foundation’s recently launched Technology Education Program helps educators prepare students and entrepreneurs for the new marketplace reality.  Discovery Foundation has engaged industry and commercialization leaders BCTIA, Wavefront, ACETECH, SFU Time Centre, and BCIT for the Discovery Foundation Technology Education Program. Programs such as ACETECH’s Discovery Foundation Market Entry Program for technology entrepreneurs and the Vancouver Greentech Exchange’s The French GreenTech Connexion help connect students and entrepreneurs with the skills needed for commercialization.

Programs like these help innovators move their inventions from the bench to the marketplace with input from research experts and major players in the technology industry. It’s a dynamic partnership

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