We are determined to make this more than the 'typical networking over beer' event and want everyone to be one step closer to their startup goals even if you are introverted and are not comfortable in large crowd settings (we have a hack for that).
Everyone has a need or an itch they can't seem to scratch for their business, whether it is finding a technical cofounder, recruiting an iOS developer, finding a Sales Manager, looking for someone who can help with with SAP or even looking a job. The law of probability states that the answer to your need is somewhere in the room or someone in the room knows someone who can be a solution, likewise you may be the solution to someone's itch.
We believe in thinking outside the box to help everyone get connected with solutions and are proud to host the monthly crowdsourcing solutions activity. We've been to these meetups where they throw you in a room and let you be. Unless you're an extrovert or smooth talker, often times, you go home empty handed. We want to turn that broken model upside down with our facilitated networking so that everyone can leave with a couple contacts they can follow up with. (That's why we have a unique crowdsourcing solutions activity later on in the evening).
We have been having 80+ of attendees at our monthly networking series and many of our participants are happy to go home with business contacts. Come alone or bring a friend and meet some new people who are of like minded and passionate about taking actions and getting results. Make some new connections and increase your circle of influence.
WHAT TO EXPECT: * Network with 80+ Startup entreprenurs, professionals, wantrepreneurs and investors * Present your business/career needs and start receiving leads and contacts through CROWDSOURCING * Participate in our facilitated networking session * Learn and get inspired by peers sharing breakthroughs in their startups/business/career.
6:45-7:15- Registration & Casual Networking 7:15-7:30- Opening + Introduction 7:30-9:00- Facilitated CrowdSource Solutions Networking 9:00-10:00- Wrap up & More networking
$20 at the door or get a discount online. All tickets include only Appys & No Alcohol. Anyone feeling dry can order from the bar directly an extra option. We will have facilitated ice breaker sessions and mentors on site who can help you with your business/career advice.
Making the Most out of the Event: * Smile & Bring a Positive Attitude. * Share your Wins/Losses of the month with others. * Prepare and hone your elevator pitches. * Pictures will be taken at the event and will be published. * Dress code is business casual.
Partners: -TheArtParty (Prize sponsor) -Young Vancouver Social -YVR Networking
Are you in the startup field or looking to get into the startup community?
Are you looking for like minded driven startupers to network and grow your businesses together? Do you believe that mastery of communication and leadership skills is essential for the success of Startups?
YVR Startups is the group for you. Meet up and connect with one another over snacks and drinks after while learning the latest ideas in the startup community. 101 guide for startup enthusiasts:
-Lean startup -$100 startup -Outliers -Tipping Point -Getting to Yes -4 hour work week -Rich Dad, Poor Dad