Why Attend?

In technology, mergers and acquisitions are a regular occurance and can be a path to growth. Every tech company needs to be "Exit Ready". Learn from the biggest exit success stories, the multiple exit stories, and connect with the players that made them happen. is the go-to event for all the players involved in exits. You will meet with and hear from founders and their C-teams, VCs and Angel Investors, and advisors from Legal, Tax, and Investment Banking. We’re not just about exits, we’re about exit readiness; we’re about building valuable technology companies, raises, acquisitions and long-term strategies. Connect with all the right parties and all the right content you need to strategize a successful exit. is here to help Canada’s Tech community achieve meaningful exits.

Who should attend

  • Founders of tech companies and their C-Team
  • VCs, Angel Investors
  • Advisors: Legal, Tax, Investment Bankers

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Draft Agenda
February 15, 2018

  • Registration
  • Opening Remarks and Overview of Workshop

    Whether you’re in it to sell or not, you still need to be exit ready. Sometimes exits cn happen unexpectedly or sooner than expected, especially in the technology sector. Learn how to assess the market dynamics and strategically plan for your future. When do exits come up? What are the tell-tale signs that warrant an early exit? Some build to sell, some build to sell organically much later, some don’t build to sell, they want to build a great company. No matter the intention, be ready for an exit if or when it happens.

  • Presentation
    State of Exits in Tech – What You Need to Know on the Road to Exit
  • Panel Discussion
    Key Issues in Selling a Technology Company – One Size Does Not Fit All

    Selling a technology company is not the same as selling a bricks & mortar company. Managing the due diligence process, avoiding loss of intellectual property and trade secrets, managing commercial partnerships and customers relationships, all pose unique challenges to technology companies. You don’t want to educate your competition who approach you under the guise of an acquisition, and you don’t want to put your business at risk should a sale not go through. And most importantly, tech companies have unique valuation metrics and concerns. In this panel discussion, hear from expert advisors and entrepreneurs who have lived the experience about the challenges they faced in managing their exits. How do you qualify buyers and stage your due diligence to prevent problems, and what are the other issues you need to be aware of. How did they handle valuation?

  • Networking and Coffee Break
  • Panel Discussion
    Valuations and Technology Companies – You Are More Than Just a Multiple

    In 2012 Facebook bought Instagram, a company with 13 employees and 30 million users, for $1.0B and so it began. Analysts then described Instagram as a company without a business model. Since then it has been described as a brilliant move by Mark Zuckerberg. In 2014 Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19B, in 2016 Microsoft bought Linkedin $26.2B. Why do technology companies get acquired for strategic values that make other sectors look tepid, and how do you take advantage of this? And what can you do to drive exit value in your technology company? In this panel discussion hear from experts who have worked in, advised and sold technology companies about what drives exit value and how that is different from bricks and mortar companies. Learn about valuation techniques used in technology companies, and also what steps you can take to increase your exit value.

  • Panel Discussion
    The Exit Team

    Who are the players that make an Exit happen? Learn about their roles and what parts they play in the process. Whether it's a merger, an acquisition, an IPO or an ICO, understand who needs to be involved to complete the transaction.

  • Panel Discussion
    War Stories From Technology Entrepreneurs Who Have Sold Their Companies

    No matter how much you prepare, you only really know when you have gone through the process of selling your company. Hear directly from technology entrepreneurs who have sold their technology companies. What did they wish they knew before they started? What did they learn in the process?

  • Closing Remarks
  • Next Exit Networking, Cocktails and Table-Top Tradeshow

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  • Ticket includes
  • All access pass to all talks
  • Networking coffee breaks
  • Cocktails and hors d’ouevres at the networking mingler

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  • Ticket includes
  • All access pass to all talks
  • Networking coffee breaks
  • Cocktails and hors d’ouevres at the networking mingler



  • Ticket includes
  • All access pass to all talks
  • Networking coffee breaks
  • Cocktails and hors d’ouevres at the networking mingler

Getting there

Fairmont Waterfront

900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5, Canada



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Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, the Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver

Preferred Rate: $299.00 (Deluxe Partial Harbour View)



Our Story

Code Media is brought to you by the founders of SAAS NORTH and The Business Transitions forum, Cube Business Media Inc. Cube is a boutique conference and exposition company, founded to generate connections, build content & create communities. We create physical hubs where large groups of like-minded individuals can gather face-to-face.



Where is taking place? is taking place at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel at 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5. It’s a beautiful venue we fell in love with, and we know you will too!

When is happening? is a half day conference and networking event on February 15, 2018.

How do I get to

The Fairmont Waterfront is conveniently located beside the Cruise Ship Terminal and Convention Center, close to many local attractions. See our Travel Partners for great deals.


I’m interested in sponsoring, how do I get more information?

Send David an email and he will get back to you shortly.

I’m interested in speaking, where do I apply?

Send Meena an email with your proposed topic and title.

Do you have media passes?

Absolutely! Send us an email to and we can arrange for the next steps.

Code of Conduct

Go to our code of conduct page for more information.

How do I purchase a ticket to this event?

You can purchase tickets through our online registration system here.

How can I apply a discount code to my order?

With a discount code in hand, go to our “Buy Tickets” page, select the number and type of ticket you are purchasing, and at the bottom of the registration page, input your discount code, and voila! If you are trying to obtain a modest discount, we suggest you contact our sponsors!

Would I be able to refund my ticket?

We understand that life throws us surprises sometimes, so we can help you out with that! Simply email us at with your ticket information and we can help you issue a refund of 75% of your fees, valid only until January 10, 2018.

Would I be able to transfer my ticket to someone else?

Yes, we can help you with that! Please email us at before February 7, 2018 with the new attendee’s name, email, title and company and we’ll take care of the rest.


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