• YVR Startup Stories - Do Good And Make Good Money
    One of the biggest myths I've heard about making an impact is the dilemma that you have to choose between cutthroat like businessman Kevin Oleary or Mother Teresa. What if I tell you that you can have both? What do Wikipedia, MEC and TOMS Shoes have in common? They all are purpose/value driven, making a huge difference and making decent money while they're at it. With the rise of technology, open sourcing and crowd sourcing it is getting easier to do GOOD and go big! This month, we will be featuring startup leaders who are running startups that will be using technology to disrupt the impact space. This is a must attend event if you want to learn about how to make an impact with purpose. And to end it off, I will be GIVING away a few startup ideas/opportunities for anyone eager to create the next big impact startups. ADMISSION Your investment of $15 at the door. Refreshments will be served Save money and skip the lineup, get your tickets online (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/impact-driven-startups-do-good-and-make-good-money-yvr-startups-tickets-39027696892) (use promocode YVRSTARTUPS to get a discount) AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45- Doors open 645-7:15 Networking[masked] Introduction, sharing and Panel[masked] wrap up, announcements and conclusion SPEAKER AND HOST INFO Christina Chiu - Carecrew app Christina graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Health Sciences and is currently completing a Master of Health Administration at the University of British Columbia. Prior to CareCrew, Christina worked as a consultant to non-profit organizations and government-funded health care facilities. @christinac604 StartupCareCrew is creating a mobile app transforming how families care for their aging loved ones. This seniors care management app relieves stress and burden on families by helping them monitor, track and relay essential information to the right people, at the right time. @CareCrewHQ www.carecrewapp.ca (http://www.carecrewapp.ca/) Sarah Whyte - Summonporter.ca Sarah is the Head of Operations at Pocket Porter Technologies, a recent finalist for the Most Promising Startup of the Year Award by the National Angel Capital Organization, Porter is a full-serve business solution that offers the most precious of all commodities... time. Currently operating in the gig-economy, Porter serves to provide freedom and flexibility to users and it's service providers aka "Porters". Work-life balance is no longer an new subject. Opportunities to serve this marketplace however, is an exciting pursuit that Porter is on the path to capture. @summonporter SPONSORS About YVR Startups (http://www.yvrstartups.com/): YVR Startups is a Startup blog and community for Startupers, growth hackers and digital enthusiasts to connect and learn. We are always looking to share battle stories of startupers and people who are making a splash in the startup space. www.YVRstartups.com (http://www.yvrstartups.com/) Save money and skip the lineup, get your tickets online (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/impact-driven-startups-do-good-and-make-good-money-yvr-startups-tickets-39027696892) (use promocode YVRSTARTUPS to get a discount)

    7 Gate Venture Labs

    68 Water Street, #401 · Vancouver, BC

  • Will it fly? Idea/Product Validation - YVR Startups @ Istuary
    Ever heard of the UGLY BABY problem? You have a book, an idea or a business concept you think it's the next big thing. Because it's your baby, you spent 9 months building it up putting in sweat and tears to make version 1.0 of it. When it's time to reveal to the world you wonder why you only have a couple sales... and they're just "pity sales" from friends and family. What happened? A common mistake entrepreneurs make is the lack of validation (or the "Ugly Baby" problem). They have spent the last 8+ months in their startup cave in "stealth" mode giving birth to their baby, spending countless hours in development whether it's a new app, writing a new book or a new feature. After making a lot of sacrifices and putting in their blood, sweat and tears, then it's time to reveal themselves, wow the world and achieve their dreams. But there's a problem... They have an "Ugly Baby" startup and are not aware of it! They were working on an assumption for the last 8+ months and now have to pivot or maybe go on a soul searching journey. If only they had known earlier. Validation involves understanding whether your startup/new project has a good market/product fit, whether you are creating something that people want and will sign up for or give you money ($$$). This process is not fun, but can be made easier if you know how. At YVR Startups, we bring together mentors and peers to form the startup space, to build community and to share wisdom from past wins & losses. Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, we discuss different topics like getting your first 1000 emails, leadership, marketing, building a team, funding, development and other topics relevant to helping startups bridge the knowledge gap. ADMISSION Your investment is only $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Save money and time by getting your tickets early online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/will-it-fly-product-and-market-validation-yvr-startups-tickets-35832345510 AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45- Doors open 645-7:30 Networking[masked] Introduction & Speakers' Presentations[masked] Wrap up, announcements and conclusion[masked] Networking SPEAKER AND HOST INFO OPENING Keynote: Chin Hing Chang - Head of Growth at Spring Chin is an Entrepreneur | Startup Mentor | Sales Strategist | Entrepreneurship Speaker who is passionate about Personal Growth, Tech, and Vancouver's Startup Community. Upon graduation from UBC with a BSc. in Psychology, Chin spent 4 years launching and developing retail small businesses with Bell and WIND, and has received multiple awards for his sales achievements. He crossed the chasm into entrepreneurship in 2011 to marry his interest in tech and creating a lasting impact in the world. Since then, he has been involved in 4 different startups and has explored mobile development, import-export, photography and filming, and leadership coaching. Since joining Spring in 2015, Chin has personally mentored and helped launch over 120 companies through the various entrepreneurship programs at Spring. He is currently their Head of Growth and focuses on helping companies become financially sustainable. Speakers: Jacques Wong - Founder of OpenHQ Jacques Wong is a recovering programmer, who is now specializing in sales & business development. He will be sharing the validation journey of his startup, OpenHQ, that facilitates entrepreneurs with "popup co-working spaces". Started a 2 sided market startup, OpenHQ needs to be attentive to different segments. Find out how Jacques took his startup from idea to launch. Arvinder Singh Kang is the Co-founder & CTO of UrbanLogiq Arvinder Singh Kang is CTO & co-founder of UrbanLogiq, which is a Urban Intelligence platform for City Planning. With a background in technology and entrepreneurship, Arvinder’s work over the last decade spans widely from tech startups, IT services for universities, design, higher education, ethnic media journalism and linguistics. Arvinder co-founded Urbanlogiq to help city governments make better decisions using data locked in silos. Urbanlogiq was recently on TechCrunch's favorite startups list from 500 startups. Kyle Demski - Aeriosense Kyle Demski started life in the Canadian Rockies, but at age 9 he embarked with his family on a sailing voyage. During this time, he learned martial arts and was sort of home schooled… 8 years and 40 countries later, they finished the circumnavigation. Then he finished high school online and graduated from UBC's Engineering Physics with distinction. Kyle is currently a co-Founder & CTO for Aeriosense Technologies Inc, where they are developing automated drone flight software for vertical infrastructure inspections. SPONSORS Venue sponsor - Istuary Idea Labs (https://www.meetup.com/Istuary-Idea-Labs/) Idea Labs offers strategic access to markets, investments capital, tech talent, guidance and hands-on assistance in a new-market entry. Also they help companies "Go Global from Day 1". About YVR Startups (http://www.yvrstartups.com/): YVR Startups is a Startup blog and community for Startupers, newbies, amateurs, growth hackers and digital enthusiasts to connect and learn from one another. We are always looking to share battle stories of people who are making a splash in the entrepreneur world. www.YVRstartups.com (http://www.yvrstartups.com/) Legal stuff: By registering for this event: I hereby grant permission to YVR Startups to the rights of my image, likeness and sound on audio and visual recordings.I further grant YVR Startups the right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute and create derivative works of these images and recordings online or in any media now known or later developed for promotional, educational and informational purposes.I additionally waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording.You will be added to our insiders email list where we will occasionally email you with exciting startup resources, news, and discounts to future events. We promise not to spam you and you are free to unsubscribe at any time. Tickets are non- refundable.

    Istuary Idea Labs

    7/F, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC · Vancouver, BC

  • How These People Went Viral on Social Media AMA - Learn Best Practices & Trends
    http://bit.ly/yvrsmevent We all know that social media is important but when you are busy with writing and building your business how can you commit the time for it? There's also the question of which platforms to use as not all platforms are the same. What about the costs of not doing any social media at all? Topics covered: • Quick intro to different channels • Should you be on all every channel? • What metrics should you be looking for? • Carving time out of your busy startup schedule • To buy or not to buy: Are fake followers worth it? • How to deal with negative comments/trolls • Best practices to grow your pages/accounts • Is it worth paying for ads on social media? • Hiring or in house? The YVR Startups community gather on a monthly basis to share stories and discuss different topics by leaders and rising stars in the startup and entrepreneurship space. This month we will be inviting experts in different social media spaces to share about how they social media journeys and provide a Q&A session afterwards. ADMISSION Your investment of $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Save money and get your tickets ONLINE http://bit.ly/yvrsmevent AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 7:00- Doors open 7:00-7:30 Networking 7:30-8:30 Introduction, sharing and Panel 8:30-8:45 wrap up, announcements and conclusion SPEAKER AND HOST INFO Desmond Soon- YouTube Expert Desmond Soon is the CEO and Founder of a Video Marketing Agency Called Tube Your Own Horn. For the past 3 Years he has specialized in the latest Video Marketing and Video SEO Ranking Strategies helping many Top Level Business Owners, Consultants, Influencers, Motivational Speakers and Coaches to Position Themselves as the Leading Expert and Authority in their Respective Niche by Leveraging the Power of Video Marketing and the 2nd Largest Search Engine, YOUTUBE. Dan Dynneson - Instagram Expert Dan was a late arrival to the social media party, after joining Instagram in 2015, he grew his page @WriteArmor community to over 45,000 followers in a matter of a few months. He was featured on Foundr Magazine's website as a top[masked] Instagram finalist. His WHY is about making digital marketing more human through personal connections. Today he manages nearly a dozen Instagram accounts and helps businesses generate high quality leads through Facebook advertising. Zachary Dempsey - Twitter Expert Zachary Dempsey is a 19 year old Canadian entrepreneur utilizing the power of influencer marketing to drive hundreds of millions of impressions per month to various brands. Currently working on an app that allows influencers on Twitter to track the monetization for their accounts, Zach is excited about serving the influencer community. SPONSORS Venue sponsor - Istuary Idea Labs (https://www.meetup.com/Istuary-Idea-Labs/) Idea Labs offers strategic access to markets, investments capital, tech talent, guidance and hands-on assistance in new-market entry, helping companies "Go Global from Day 1". About YVR Startups (http://www.yvrstartups.com/): YVR Startups is a Startup blog and community for Startupers, growth hackers and digital enthusiasts to connect and learn. We are always looking to share battle stories of startupers and people who are making a splash in the startup space. www.YVRstartups.com (http://www.yvrstartups.com/) ============================ Save money and get your tickets ONLINE http://bit.ly/yvrsmevent

    Istuary Idea Labs

    7/F, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC · Vancouver, BC

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  • Getting Your First 1000 Users/Followers - YVR Startups
    Ever wonder how companies like Hootsuite, Air B&B and Uber gain a lot of traction? The key is to look at how upcoming tech companies are getting followers. There are many things in the Tech space we can copy to grow our blogs Getting your first 1000 users/followers is often a big milestone for many startups. There is something unique about that number 1000 where it is a sign of validation that your startup is going beyond just family and friends and it is at the initial stages of traction. Many startups make the mistake of neglecting marketing and assume that end users will magically know about their product. Often times having a successful launch and a significant user base is the fruit of months of hardwork and hustling. Join us this month as we feature different startup leaders who will be sharing their startup experience in getting their first 1000 followers and clients. TOPICS COVERED -Marketing Gameplan -Significance of 1000 -Digital Marketing in 2017 ADMISSION Your investment of $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served AGENDA – WHAT TO EXPECT 6:45- Doors open 645-7:15 Networking[masked] Introduction, sharing and Panel[masked] wrap up, announcements and conclusion SPEAKER INFO Jaspreet Bindra - Denmate.com (http://denmate.com/) "Jaspreet Bindra is the Founder and CEO of DenMate, a social network platform which helps people find good roommates, landlords, tenants, or home and help people settle in communities, find other people with similar personalities and interests. He is a passionate professional who entered industry at the age of 20 and has since worked in various companies ranging from startups to giants like Electronic Arts. He completed Master of Computer Science from University of Ottawa. Jaspreet’s inspiration for DenMate came from the challenges he and a fellow international student had to go through in a new city and country. He loves to talk about how DenMate went from an idea he sketched on back of his huge credit card bill after watching “The Social Network” to a child that’s growing up, demanding more and how it’s all worth it. Also, he loves to write about himself in third person! Tanvir Toor - Spherethat.ca Tanvir is on a mission to help people sell their old device when they're done with it. Tanvir's startup, Sphere is working hard to change the way that people deal with upgrading our cell phones. Most of the time, the phones that are being replaced still work perfectly fine by the end of the cell phone contract. So why isn't anyone doing anything about that? Once a phone is upgraded, there's no reason to simply leave the old one in a drawer, or even worse, in a landfill. SphereThat's goal is to make this process as easy as possible for phone users. By working to provide free shipping and packaging materials, along with making the process fast and efficient, spherethat strongly believe that they can change change the way that Canadians deal with upgrading mobile devices. SPONSORS Venue sponsor - Istuary Idea Labs (https://www.meetup.com/Istuary-Idea-Labs/) Idea Labs offers strategic access to markets, investments capital, tech talent, guidance and hands-on assistance in new-market entry, helping companies "Go Global from Day 1". About YVR Startups (http://www.yvrstartups.com/): YVR Startups is a Startup blog and community for Startupers, growth hackers and digital enthusiasts to connect and learn. We are always looking to share battle stories of startupers and people who are making a splash in the startup space. www.YVRstartups.com (http://www.yvrstartups.com/) If you want to get involved with YVR Startups or apply to be a speaker, give EddieY a shout at [masked]

    Istuary Idea Labs

    7/F, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC · Vancouver, BC

  • YVR Communities Boat Cruise
    Come cruise with YVR Communities & BarterFirst.com! We want to invite you to our most popular event of the year. Our Annual Dinner Cruise on the M.V. Burrard Queen is taking place on Thursday, July 28, 2016. This 3-hour cruise will feature a dinner buffet, a live DJ, and dancing! Prepare to board at 6:30 pm and depart Granville Island at 7 pm. Have fun on the water and cruise into the night with a great group of people. We ALWAYS sell out so please book early. YVR Communities is proud to partner with BarterFirst.com to help promote this year's boat cruise. Come and meet several YVR Communities members from our YVR Conferences, YVR Entrepreneurs, YVR Bloggers, YVR Dads, and YVR Foodies groups. Please grab your ticket here: http://www.YVRCommunities.com

    Accent Cruises

    #100-1676 Duranleau St. Dock A · Vancouver, BC

  • How to Monetize your Blog, Podcast, and YouTube Channel
    YVR Communities is excited to announce a special joint event called "How to Monetize Your Blog, Podcast, and YouTube Channel" with YVR Bloggers, YVR Podcasters, and YVR Videographers for this special, one-time only event! We will be meeting up on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 7-9 pm at the beautiful Microsoft store inside Pacific Centre in Downtown Vancouver! Microsoft is sponsoring the event and will be giving us a Door Prize to give away. James Martell, Tyler Basu, and Desmond Soon will be speaking to us about Blog, Podcast, & Video Monetization!! You don't want to miss this content-rich, highly practical event! This month's meetup is FREE of charge as Microsoft is sponsoring our event! we would love to see all of you out and networking with other entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, and video marketers too. Pam Saunders, PR & Social Media Manger of Microsoft Canada Excellence Center (MCEC) and Kirsty Ip, Community Development and Event Specialist of The Microsoft Store, will speak about the Microsoft store, why they are here, what services they offer, how entrepreneurs can utilize the store as well as the Microsoft development centre upstairs. James Martell - Podcast Monetization James Martell has generated nearly $2,000,000 in revenue as a direct result of his podcast (which takes him less than 2 hours a week to produce). James will share the lessons he's learned from more than a decade podcasting. He will take you behind the scenes of the launch of his podcast back in 2003. He will also share why many, many top Internet marketers have shifted to podcasting as their #1 marketing strategy, and how you can do the same even if you are nervous, scared or never thought of yourself as a broadcaster. ;) James Martell is the Co-founder of jambMEDIA, the podcasting company, and host of the Affiliate Buzz podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM, the first and longest running podcast in affiliate marketing (since 2003). James is #14 on the list of Top 25 Influencers in Performance Marketing for 2014 (http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Faffiliatetip.com%2Farchives%2Ftop-25-performance-marketing-influencers-2014%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHwksdMERCDMccseaAiiJuRNXuFDg). In 2012, James launched The School of Internet Marketing for entrepreneurs wanting to learn how to market their businesses online. Tyler Basu - Blog Monetization Tyler Basu is a professional Content Marketer, Podcast Host and Digital Magazine Publisher. In 2013, Tyler launched his first podcast, Chatting With Champions (http://www.chattingwithchampions.com/). In the process of interviewing over 100 successful entrepreneurs for his show, he developed a fascination for online business and digital publishing. By 2015, Tyler had written and published several books on Amazon, including the #1 Amazon Bestseller Lifestyle Business Blueprint (https://www.amazon.com/Lifestyle-Business-Blueprint-Strategies-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B00THOCJIQ/). Tyler left the real estate industry in 2015 to become the Publisher & Editor of Lifestyle Business Magazine (http://www.lifestylebusinessmag.com/), a digital magazine for lifestyle entrepreneurs. Tyler also hosts the Lifestyle Business Magazine Podcast. When he’s not interviewing guests or writing articles for his magazine, he’s busy helping other entrepreneurs and organizations implement content marketing strategies to attract and retain their ideal customers. Tyler has been featured on numerous online publications and podcasts including Addicted 2 Success, Entrepreneur Magazine, Visionocity Magazine, Entrepreneur Ignited Podcast, Thinkific, OpenWorld Magazine, Publishing Profits Podcast, and more. During this presentation, Tyler will show you how to monetize your blog by creating a content funnel that converts your blog visitors into paying customers/clients for your business. Desmond Soon - Video Monetization Desmond is a Pan Asian Serial Entrepreneur and business coach who has been working with entrepreneurs and business owners or professionals for close to two decades to help them develop profitable and sustainable businesses. He provides them with a combination of moral and strategic practical mentorship to navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship from his own real life experiences and priceless lessons he has learned from his very own well known business and life mentors. Some like to call this the "School of Hard-Knox." Some of the organizations and professionals he has helped coach, launch and grow include a Jewellery brand, several mid-high end restaurants, a top tier Talent Booking agency, an international Day Care, an incubator share office , established actors, musicians, authors, TV & Radio talk show hosts, Motivational speakers, Writers, Consultants and Holistic health practitioners. Recently however through his Blogs, Social Media, Videos and Webinars, Desmond is currently expanding his Brand and presence Online moving away from traditional Brick and Mortar Businesses so that he can have the freedom to travel with his two young boys as well as contribute more to the inspiration of other aspiring entrepreneurs, especially parents or anyone who has been through some "setbacks" but looking to turn things around. One of his slogans he is most well known for is "Turning Setbacks into Comebacks". Event Details Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 7-9 pm Microsoft Store at Pacific Centre Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada Directions “The Microsoft Store is located inside the Pacific Centre mall directly below Nordstrom and across from Kate Spade. The closest entrance into the mall is on the corner of Robson and Granville, but please do arrive prior to 7 pm as the doors lock at 7pm promptly. If you arrive after 7 pm, the best entrance to use will be the Vancouver City Centre Skytrain Station entrance into Pacific Centre mall.” FREE to attend! Contact Person Ricky Shetty [masked][masked] (Cell - call or text)

    Microsoft Store at Pacific Centre

    #R128-701 W Georgia Street · Vancouver, BC

  • Social Media Mastery Conference
    Want to know how some FB pages have thousands of followers while others only have a handful? Want to know which platforms should you use for your blog or personal brand? Learn how to use social media WITH PURPOSE instead of just for the sake of using it. featuring 20 social media experts www.yvrconferences.com (http://smmastery.com/) YVR Startups has an exclusive offer from Social Media Mastery where you can get (50%) off with promocode social -------------------------------------- Do you find it difficult to grow your presence or generate leads from social media? Perhaps you’ve even given up on social media all together? Or perhaps you just feel overwhelmed by all the platforms? Facebook. . . Twitter. . . Pinterest. . . LinkedIn. . . The list goes on and on. How do you know if you’re being effective or not? Well, we have the answer for you! Introducing the upcoming Social Media Mastery Conference! Last year, we had over 200 attendees. People loved #SMMastery so much, that two more conferences came about after. This year, we will be doing 3 conferences too and you are invited to be the first to find out and also offer you an AMAZING set of bonuses and a HUGE DISCOUNT to attend. Social Media Mastery is an all-in one conference designed to make social media marketing a breeze. It’s on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Centre for Digital Media. YES I WANT SOCIAL MEDIA TO WORK FOR MY BUSINESS!! (http://smmastery.com/) We have combined the leading experts in Vancouver on social media into one conference. • Shane Gibson (Sales Trainer, International Speaker and Author) • Matt Astifan (Founder at Web Friendly) • Avi Arya (Internet Mogul and Host of #askaviarya) • Katt Sterns (Social Media Consultant and Speaker) • Jonathan Christian (Social Media Evangelist) Why should you attend Social Media Mastery? Whether you are figuring out how to set up an effective social media for your startup or looking to establish yourself a personal brand in the startup world, Social Media Mastery will transform your business and take you to the next level. Now, the price for this amazing event is $197 But because I want to reward you for taking action now We are dropping the price to ONLY $97. That is an astounding in $100 savings! But don’t wait, this deal is only available for a few days. But that’s not all. Looking forward to seeing you at the Conference. YES I WANT FAST TRACK MY BLOG/WEBSITE'S GROWTH THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA! (http://smmastery.com/) PS - if you want social media to work for your business, this is the conference for you! PPS – if you act now, you can gain access to all these incredible bonuses just use the promo code SOCIAL (http://smmastery.com/)

    Centre for Digital Media

    685 Great Northern Way · Vancouver, BC

  • Social Media Monetization - Making $ using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
    While most bloggers and business owners are familar with Facebook because of its ubiquitous nature, many of them are avoiding other social media networks including twitter, instagram and youtube. at this event learn from experts on those platforms giving some best practies and how they monetize from those platforms: We have 3 amazing speakers who will be sharing about: 1) Crafting your Message - Margaret Page 2) Facebook Monetization - Ricky Shetty 3) Instagram Monetization- Dan Dyennson 4) Twitter Monetization - Andrew Simpson 5) YouTube Monetization - Marlon Doll A YouTube channel can be a valuable platform for connecting with your target audience, and the opportunities to grow and monetize are endless. During this presentation, Marlon will teach how you to start and grow a successful YouTube channel and how he grew his channel to 5000+ subscribers in 8 months with his cooking show ‘Bachelor on a Budget’. In this presentation you will learn: • The secret to building “Raving Fans” • Why providing value up front is essential to converting • The most important channel settings everyone fails to set • The Tools for identifying your next successful piece of content • The optimization techniques I use to rank on the front page of YouTube and Google • The 3 most essential analytics for getting more views This will be a great opportunity to network and connect with fellow startupers. Hope to see you all there Meeting place: We're meeting at a meeting room right above urban fare. Please be on time. About Margaret: Margaret Page - International Director of Toastmasters International Title: Show Up! Step Up! Speak Up! The Right Steps to being Heard Everyone has a speech in them. Whether it is good enough to be delivered to 20, 200 or 2000 is a whole other matter. The ability to hold the attention of an every growing in person audience gives a much different meaning to “connection.” Come listen in to hear Margaret Page share 3 steps you can take to move from connecting on social media to connecting to a a live audience and adding a speaking platform to your blogging platform. Ricky Shetty - Director of YVR Media Group My name is Ricky Shetty and I run the popular family-friendly website Daddy Blogger which gives a father's perspective into parenting. Marlon Doll - Entertainment Producer and Digital Marketer Marlon Doll is a Vancouver based entertainment producer and digital marketer with 6 years experience on YouTube. He’s a YouTube Certified Consultant in Audience Development and Digital Rights. He currently works at the World’s largest multi platform network BroadbandTV as the music content manager, consulting and managing VIP music partners YouTube content, including some of the World’s largest independent music labels, artists, and hubs. He also works with brands and creators independently to help them reach their audience. Marlon produces and hosts a cooking show called ‘Bachelor on a Budget’ that teaches people how to create cheap, healthy, and tasty meals. Within 8 months, he’s built the channel to over 5000 Subscribers and 190,000 views through organic growth, been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network, on the Dr. Oz Show, and produced the series on a minimal budget. ---------------------------------

    Olympic Village - Meeting at Urban Fare

    Address: 1688 Salt St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0E4 · Vancouver, BC

  • How to Become a Better Writer Workshop
    Do you want to become a better writer? Would you like to have better headlines and titles for your blog posts? Would you like your blog posts to be published in mainstream newspapers and magazines? Want your blog to be filled with amazing travel stories that inspire your readers to travel more? Michael McCarthy and Ricky Shetty will be presenting a one day Travel Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm at Kickstart Business Catalyst inside Tinseltown Mall (2nd floor) covering 6 modules that will cover "how to come up with stories", "constructing the travel article", "pitching your travel story to editors", "getting more readers to your blog", and much more! Workshop Leaders - Michael McCarthy & Ricky Shetty (Biographies) Ricky Shetty - Travel Blogger Ricky Shetty is the owner and operator of the popular family-friendly website DaddyBlogger.com where he writes about parenting from a father's perspective. He runs a series of successful events, workshops, and conferences based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Ricky's biggest passions are building strong fathers, marriages, families, and communities. Michael McCarthy - Travel Writer Michael McCarthy’s travel articles appear weekly in The Province, and often in the Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail and other publications. He produces videos, documentaries, books and ebooks about many of his 300+ trips around the world. His favourite topic is “how to make the world a better place on your journey through life.” Event Hashtags #YVRBloggers Contact Person Ricky Shetty [masked] [masked] (Cell)

    Kickstart Business catalyst

    #2061 - 88 West Pender, Vancouver , British Columbia V6B 6N9, Vancouver, BC · Vancouver, BC

  • SnapChat Marketing for Bloggers and Business Owners
    Snapchat Marketing for Business Owners and Bloggers --- Andrew Simpson of 8020 Media Andrew, from 8020 media, will show how bloggers and business owners can use snapchat to increase engagement on their blog, write more compelling articles, have a better relationship with their reader base, get more clients by selling more products and services. Biography Andrew has been consulting businesses in social media for 5 years. He now works with businesses on a variety of different marketing initiatives. What's important is for Andrew is to make sure businesses are making marketing decisions based on results and not on new social media hype. --- Christian Johannsen, C.Ped at Foot Solutions Foot Solutions (http://footsolutions.com/vancouver/about-us/) is a leading international retailer specializing in personalized assessments, stylish high performance footwear, custom-fitted, custom-crafted arch supports and accessories designed to help individuals live pain free comfortably. With more than 150 stores in 14 countries, Foot Solutions is the world’s largest health and wellness franchise organization focused on foot health and other physical conditions that can impair mobility. Biography Christian Johannsen is a Certified Pedorthist with over 15 years of experience in the field of Pedorthics. Pedorthists are trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot appliances and footwear for the purposes of alleviating painful or debilitating conditions and providing assistance for abnormalities or limited actions of the lower limb. Christian and his business partner, Charles Morley, host a Vlog on YouTube called FootGeekz (http://www.footgeekz.com), which is their way of helping customers find better health through their feet through educational videos. When he's not busy working he loves to spend time with wife and 2 kids, exploring beautiful British Columbia.

    Foot Solutions

    2620 West Broadway · Vancouver, BC