Past Meetup

YVR Startups - Crushing it on Social Media & Q&A/AMA @ Istuary

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Istuary Idea Labs

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

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Please be on time - Doors will lock after 7:30PM

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We all know that social media is important but when you are busy with development, operations or productions, 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.


Your investment of $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served.

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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


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.


Venue sponsor - 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 (

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.


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