An Annual Affair

The Cascadia Venture Forum

CVF is a collaborative initiative showcasing the highest quality, investor-worthy, health innovation start-ups from the Cascadia Innovation Corridor, connecting BC, WA and OR.

For 2019, CVF is excited to partner with the #BCTECHSummit to co-host the Investment Showcase, showcasing the best early stage health tech companies from the Pacific Northwest, occurring on Monday, March 11, 2019 in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

Promising health tech companies from the WA and OR region are invited to submit applications for participation. To apply, start-ups must submit their application using GUST via CVF's profile. Submissions will reviewed on a rolling basis to determine eligibility for pre-screening. Selected companies are expected to present to the CVF pre-screening committee in-person in Vancouver, BC or remotely using web conference. One or more pre-screening dates are planned starting in mid-February.  

For more Investment Showcase event details: click here

Past Successful Events

in 2016 & 2017


October 5, 2017


October 12, 2017


October 30, 2017



November 15, 2017


Schedule of Events

Regional Forums

As part of the Annual Cascadia Venture Forum, CVF organizes three regional investment forums in each of Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland to showcase the top investor-worthy companies from across British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The top companies from each regional event are invited to present at the CVF Summit in Seattle representing the best of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.


Vancouver Regional Forum


Vancouver Regional Forum

Vancouver Regional Forum


Vancouver Regional Forum

Vancouver Regional Forum



Partners and Sponsors

We could not be more honored to be partnered with and sponsored by some of the most forward-thinking and innovative organizations within the Cascadia Innovation Corridor and beyond. Below are just some of the organizations that are supporting our 2nd Annual 2017 Cascadia Venture Forum. See the full list here.


Platinum Sponsor

The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle

The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle represents Canada and promotes Canadian interests in one of the most technologically and economically important regions of the United States - the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Find out more.


Gold Sponsor

Trade and Invest British Columbia

Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Find out more.

Gold SPonsor

Product Creation Studio

Product Creation Studio delivers user-focused design powered by deep technical expertise. We supercharge our client's product development efforts by reducing time to market and providing an exceptional user experience for increased market success. Find out more.


Gold Sponsor

Nimbus Synergies by Discovery Parks

Nimbus Synergies is an innovative investment program that will deliver a big boost to BC’s Health Tech sector. Unlike anything seen in BC to date, Nimbus will invest Discovery Parks’ assets in growing companies that focus on the intersection between health, life sciences, and technology. Find out more.

Opticyte is very pleased we presented before the Cascadia Venture Forum, and as a result, we have attracted an angel fund who is now investing.
— Bob Masterson, CEO