YVR Startups is a tech community blog dedicated to helping professionals discover Vancouver’s vibrant tech community. Vancouver is regarded by many in the tech world as “Silicon Valley North” with a good startup environment in part to startup friendly government policies, an abundance of talents, easy capital and available startup resources. Despite the abundnace of support, launching a startup is still no easy task as 90% of startups fail to survive past the first year and less than 5% survive to its fifth year. At YVR Startups we seek to share stories and best practices to inspire tech entrepreneurs overcome challenges and succeed.