Upcoming Events

Our industry events, workshops, and seminars are an awesome place to tap into our network of industry professionals, get a feel for our programs, or hear about all the latest coming and goings in the world of tech.

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Sketch Basics

By combining functionality and simplicity has Sketch has become a fan favourite of many digital designers and is fast becoming one of the essential tools in the Tech industry.Take our free workshop to get master the basics of Sketch in just 3 hours! You'll require a Macbook with Sketch installed.

In this workshop you will learn:

- The basic tools, tricks, plugins and keyboard shortcuts to work efficiently in Sketch.

- How turn a rough app idea or concept into a branded and polished UI design.

- How to design a simple and beautiful app icon for both android and iOS.

- Where to find additional resources to go even farther in Sketch on your own.

If you're curious about starting with Sketch or interested in adding another valuable skill to your toolbox be sure to join us for this free workshop!

Questions? Contact [email protected]

August 30, 2016, 6:00-9:00pm

Entrepreneurship Crash Course: Idea to Business Model

In this 2 hour session, we'll go through two fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship: the Value Proposition Canvas and the Business Model Canvas (BMC). These frameworks will take your business idea step-by-step to the critical next stage, a complete business model. Whether you’re in startup mode or gaining traction, you need real clarity on your business model so you can design your business for success.

August 31, 2016, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Growth Hacking in Real Time: Boost your Startup

This talk intends to deliver, in real-time, real value to attendants; including how to quickly grow a community online, forming a substantial pre-launch strategy, how to ensure your emails and tweets get seen and answered, creating easy workflows, content marketing and user acquisition.

Attendants will leave with many practical methods that will be useful in executing a growth strategy (for free!) applicable to many industries, actionable immediately. This session will uncover the tips and tricks the big startups have used, as well as secret hacks Vincent has used with clients he has worked with around the world.

August 30, 2016, 6:00pm

5 Keys to Designing a Disruptive Business

It doesn't matter what industry you are work in today, the question to answer is will you disrupt or be disrupted?

No matter what industry you work in, major innovations will disrupt how you do business and your ability to succeed. While some companies have the unfortunate historical shame of being crushed by disruption (Blockbuster declined the opportunity to buy Netflix for $50M), others learned and adapted quickly to become transformative industry leaders (LEGO lost $220M in 2003 and today is worth more than $14.6 Billion). We will discuss how your business can prepare for and leverage opportunities to innovate.

August 31, 2016, 6:00pm

September, 2016

Supercharge Your Wordpress

During this 3 hour workshop we will be covering the usual pitfalls that Wordpress sites can face and the simple solutions to fix them. After this lesson, you can expect to improve your site's SEO ranking, user engagement, overall traffic, site speed and security.

September 07, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Intro to UX Design

User experience designers are in high-demand right now, but many people still don’t realize what UX Design is all about. Join us for this free workshop to learn what a day in the life of a UX designer is like.

In this workshop you will learn what role UX designers play in relation to other web disciplines, how conducting user research and developing personas help us get to know our users, why “design” is about much more than how a website looks, and what it takes to craft user-centered design experiences that align with business objective

If you’re thinking about a career change, just getting started in the tech industry, or are curious about what UX Design can do for your business, this workshop is for you!

Questions? Contact [email protected]

September 13, 2016, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Innovation Project Design Masterclass

Discover how to set up your innovation team for sustained success in this immersive two-day workshop. Our Innovation Project Design Masterclass provides a hands-on and immersive setting where business leaders, intrapreneurs, and innovation teams learn how turn innovation aspirations into real innovation projects.

In collaboration with peers, you will learn by doing, applying new knowledge and skills along with a dynamic set of tools to solve wicked business challenges. We will use an innovation game to anchor your learning experience, making this both serious business and seriously fun.

September 29, 2016, 10am-6pm

Friday Open House Social

Come join us the first Friday of every month for our Open House Social!

Meet the whole RED Academy gang, staff and students, as we celebrate the end of the week! We’re a pretty fun bunch, if we can be so bold to say so, and are always keen to meet others in our community, the Vancouver Tech scene.

If you’re interested in getting into the tech industry, meeting others in tech, or just enjoy snacks, drinks, and board games swing by on Friday.

September 02, 2016, 4:30pm

Disruptive Design Masterclass

Tomorrow's businesses must be customer-centric, built around empowering customer experiences and making best use of new technologies. Our Disruptive Design Masterclass is a hands-on setting where you will learn how to apply design thinking to address your biggest challenges.

In a world where your next great competitor may be crowdfunded and the next big innovation powered by artificial intelligence -- you will come away better equipped to launch new products, services and experiences. Disruption is greatly impacting sectors like government, finance, real estate and charities and this is an opportunity to learn how you can stay ahead of the game.

September 08, 2016, 10:00-6:00pm

Design Thinking Masterclass

Our Design Thinking Masterclass provides a hands-on and immersive setting where you learn how to apply human-centric design and visual thinking to address your biggest challenges

This integrative approach to framing problems, continually leads to innovative breakthroughs through a tried and tested creative process. Participants learn the foundations for empathizing with users, defining points of view based on customer needs, brainstorming viable solutions, prototyping ideas, testing and gaining feedback.

With an emphasis on visual thinking, service blueprinting and iterative development -- participants gain a firm grasp of innovative practices with the ability to apply them directly within their teams and to their unique working environments.

October 14, 2016, 10AM- 6PM

Building Superteams Masterclass

Our Building Superteams Masterclass provides a hands-on and engaging setting where leaders and managers learn how to apply LEGO serious play to address their biggest challenges.

Businesses today are constantly challenged by changing customer landscapes, growing customer and employee demands, and exponential technological advances. It is increasingly difficult and often complex to keep track of what is taking place in the world and capturing it on paper in the form of a strategic plan.

At the end of the day you will be better equipped to work collaboratively, connect the dots between the moving parts of your business and adopt an innovator's mindset.

October 20, 2016, 10am

People and Culture Masterclass

In this immersive masterclass you will explore the key elements for creating a dynamic brand story, community engagement strategy and tailored activation plan. By examining what makes your organizational culture special you will see how it can be translated to, and resonate with, the outside world. You will understand the key elements in designing for your own audience.

This is a great opportunity to learn in a stimulating environment and apply tried and tested practices immediately within your teams - helping your organization to accelerate growth.

October 28, 2016, 10am

November, 2016

Growth Marketing Masterclass

An immersive masterclass taking you through the digital marketing tools, tricks & techniques to help you seriously grow your business.

Our Growth Marketing Masterclass provides a hands-on and immersive setting where founders, leaders and managers learn the proven tactics for growing customers. At the end of the day you will have a clear understanding of the framework to continually get, keep and grow users -- which in turn helps your business thrive

November 04, 2016, 10am

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Vancouver 778 379 7175

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Vancouver 778 379 7175

Toronto 647 793 2333


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