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George Moen leaves franchise to start new company, what is it and why?

Thank you very much for those of you who made out to our Vancouver Entrepreneur Meetup in New Westminster on March 1st but for those who couldn't make it, here it is - our very first Vancouver Entrepreneur Meetup for 2012 in Downtown Vancouver!

For the very first 2012 meetup in Downtown Vancouver, we are joining forces with Entrepreneurs International Organisation Meetup! Yes the world of entrepreneurs in Vancouver is colliding on this night.

George Moen is a Serial Entrepreneur with over 30 years of success and failure and success in food, IT, networking, and franchising.  If you haven't met him, you are either not from Vancouver, or you haven't been to a business networking event.  

George believes that people do business with and buy from people they know, like and trust, and he co-founded and built a business networking organization called HOBN, which grew to over 500 members in its first year.

George was then appointed President of Blenz, the Canadian Coffee Company in February, 2007. He has helped Blenz compete successfully against Starbucks, become the greatest Canadian coffee franchise, and ranked Blenz in the top 10 brands as well as beat out Visa in Branding and Marketing during the 2012 Olympics in Vancouver - a feat achieved with only a fraction of Visa's massive budget.

Come learn what inspired George to put all his successes behind him and start a new startup company - one that has had amazing traction and growth.  

In the spirit of collaboration, we will also have EIO's SmartPitch where 3 entrepreneurs get to pitch their product/service/company/cofounder or talented employees.  Maximum of 2 minutes followed by 1-2 minutes of feedback (or more if there is a lot of interest from audience). Please email mvan+[masked]

As usual, there is no cost to attending the event but we would REALLY appreciate a bottle of wine or cheese to share.

With greetings from our cool workspace :)

Minna Van 
The Network Hub - a startup launch pad for small businesses, freelancers & entrepreneurs

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My partner and I pitched at the event. We got a great reception, and a lot of useful feedback. We've now decided to go full-time on Thanks Chang, Minna, Dragons, and everyone else that was there.

    March 24, 2012

  • Pam D.

    George's next big thing holds all the promise of a Belgian Hot Chocolate on a raw March day. No glitz needed to get this idea. Rapid Time Networks is an easy-to-understand model that rewards you for making good connections. An evening well spent!

    March 18, 2012

  • Chang H.

    It was awesome!

    March 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great listening to a confident and knowledgeable speaker like George. I like the bit about the affiliate marketing not working for the ones who don't sell on-line - that's exactly right.
    The Dragon's Den portion of the meetup was great too. It sure augmented my reality for a bit :)

    March 16, 2012

  • James Dean W.

    Excellent! It met all of my requirements. :-)

    March 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jam Packed! I really knew what was up already but it was interesting nonetheless. Looking forward to connecting with more of you ...and more often!

    March 16, 2012

  • Randall St. G.

    I always enjoy watching and listening to George speak. Thanks so much. Also, thanks to Minna, Chang, and the Network Hub. It was also great to meet so many others in the group.

    March 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh God! 125 people. It's going to feel like a sardine can in there.The things I do to network.

    March 15, 2012

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