Friday, November 28, 2014

Netcoins at Global China Connection Event

The Netcoins team attended a fantastic event on November 21 hosted by the Vancouver chapter of the Global China Connection (GCC), a nonprofit student organization from the University of British Columbia.

Netcoins CEO Michael Vogel spoke as a delegate at the event. "Bitcoin represents a huge opportunity in markets such as China. BTCChina is already the world's second largest Bitcoin exchange, and they've recently signed deals with major e-commerce retailers in China," said Vogel.

About Global China Connection (from 
Founded in 2008, Global China Connection (GCC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for university students of all nationalities looking to engage China’s emergence as a global power. GCC connects future leaders from all nations and assists them in developing the skills and friendships necessary to succeed both in China and internationally.

Netcoins team with members of Vancouver GCC chapter

Friday, November 7, 2014

"The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" - Documentary Film Premiere in Vancouver

November 3 marked the long awaited Vancouver premiere of documentary film, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin." The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier in 2014, and Netcoins was excited to sponsor the free event for the hometown Vancouver crowd. Over 100 attendees came to watch the screening at the UBC Robson Square cinema in downtown Vancouver.

The evening also featured guest speakers Jesse Heaslip, CEO of, and Aly Dhalla, founder of startup accelerator TriCelelerate.

View photos from the event: 

Michael Vogel speaking to Vancouver crowd about Netcoins (

Networking reception at UBC Robson Square Cinema in downtown Vancouver

Aly Dhalla from TriCelerate

There were over 100 attendees at Netcoins' Vancouver Bitcoin event & Film Premiere: "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin"

Jesse Heaslip, CEO of

Dominic Vogel from Netcoins answering Bitcoin questions

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Netcoins at Vancouver Enterprise Forum

The Netcoins team was super excited to participate at the Vancouver Enterprise Forum at the VanCity Theatre on October 28. Netcoins CEO Michael Vogel presented along with five other companies during a "lighting pitch" event during the event, to promote the Vancouver premiere of the Bitcoin documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin", which is being sponsored by Netcoins.

The evening also featured an interesting panel discussion on cloud computing.

About VEF (from 
Established in 1988, the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is the premier networking forum for technology entrepreneurs in Greater Vancouver. VEF strives to create and catalyze collaborations, supporting technology entrepreneurs with the tools and mentorship they need to successfully launch and grown their enterprise.  VEF seeks to expand the involvement of academic supporters and industrial partners at its events, so that the knowledge and innovation we cultivate in our post-secondary communities can pollinate industry and further propel British Columbia's technology forward.

Netcoins Co-founders: brothers Michael & Dominic Vogel

CEO Michael Vogel presenting at VEF's lightning round