What we're about

Our events happen each month at a cool venue in downtown Vancouver. The event is for entrepreneurs, consultants, small business owners, business leaders and other great people that you would be happy to network with and share referrals.

We book great speakers who teach, inspire and motivate. They are high quality people who have a lot to share with the group. Successful. Leaders.

As a member of this group you will have access to our monthly events to come and learn and meet great new people in your industry and in your neighbourhood. What makes this Meetup different from others is the "Getting Real" part - we will actively be encouraging our members to go and meet each other outside of this Meetup to further develop the relationships that are formed at our events. These outside meetings could be anything from coffee to formal business meetings or referral meetings.

We hope you'll join us and participate in this group.

Website: http://getrealvan.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/GettingRealVancouver (https://www.facebook.com/GettingRealVancouver)
Twitter: #getrealvan

Upcoming events (2)

Funding Your Project & Capital Raising 101. Show Me the MONEY ($$$)!

Hello Everyone! Join us for an epic, highly interactive and productive business networking event where great thought leaders in the investor's space will be talking about a burning popular topic! What? Raising Capital and getting different fundings like govt. grants for your company and/or project. Our speakers will be covering some valuable key insights, golden nuggets and resources that are needed for Raising Capital successfully. This is an event you don't want to miss! Bring your whole team and prepare to take notes. https://eventchain.io/event-details/0236ef2dfea9acbd143f0e7766f8fcb2/May-s_HUGE-_Unique_Business_Networking_Party_3-0-/?code=tha OUR SPEAKERS: James Dean: is also an Angel Investor, investing his hard-earned cash into many deals, and supporting many entrepreneurs and start-ups. He is also a fundraiser, working mainly with teams of professionals, raising private equity for projects and companies over the last 20 years. Capital Raising 101 - What investors want - What you want (Be clear) - The Information Gap - Business, Term Sheets, subscriptions, Financial, Marketing and Funding Plans - Exit strategies for investors Sukh Sandhu: VP of Investor Relations at Alchemist Inc. They are an accelerator that raises capital for companies that they acquire or partner with. Strategies to set your company up for Success - What investors are looking for in today's market and strategies for Business Development. Matthew Leaper: is a U.S. Patent Attorney serving clients in all aspects of IP patent counseling, including patent application drafting and prosecution, primarily within the technology sector. - Why it's important to protect your Idea - How to patent your technology and process - Benefits of licensing your patents out - Strategy for partnerships In a relaxed, non-pressure environment with a big outdoor patio to soak up some Vitamin D. This event will be cross promoted by 7+ awesome JV Partners, 21+ Meetup groups, Facebook, EventBrite, and Eventchain, so the RSVPs here DO NOT reflect the actual turnout. 1. We will have some fun ice breaker games, so you will interact with more new people and develop a deeper better connection with them. 2. With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive complimentary (FREE) appys for the May 29th D/T Vancouver event. 3. You also will be GIFTED a complimentary (FREE) ticket to the May 30th Surrey event about Instagram, so you will need to email me a screenshot picture of your purchased May 29th ticket. Yes there will be complimentary Food and 2 FREE alcoholic drinks (beer or wine), and pop/juice. SMALL INVESTMENT: To reserve tickets for this event, then you need to buy them via the link below. RSVPing on Meetup will NOT guarantee you a ticket. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE for the brilliant Early Birds of only $10/member using the link below until May 26th=Sun, then the General Admission is $18/person. All tickets include only appys & No Alcohol, but it will be offered as an extra option. The Procrastinators’ Special is $25 at the door. https://eventchain.io/event-details/0236ef2dfea9acbd143f0e7766f8fcb2/May-s_HUGE-_Unique_Business_Networking_Party_3-0-/?code=tha MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: We’re looking to feature local specific, incredible businesses, so here’s your chance to get some great exposure of 28,888+ members in the lower mainland. Anyone interested for more info, then please contact ‘[masked]’. Also some fantastic groups to join in case you haven’t done so yet are: ‘My Internet StartUps’, ‘My Personal and Business Development Groups. Making the Most Out of the Event: * Smile & Bring a Positive Attitude. * Share your Wins/Losses of the month. * If you have any ideas, questions and/or comments for making things better, then please contact us. * Dress code is business casual. Cheers & In Gratitude, Nathan, Sonali & the ‘Angels'

More Ways To CRUSH IT on Instagram in 2019!

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Hello Everyone! IN CASE YOU MISSED AMY'S AWESOME WORKSHOP LAST YEAR, SHE'S BACK AGAIN BY POPULAR DEMAND WITH FRESH CONTENT AND CRITICAL TIPS! With IG still being one of the most relevant and widely used social networks in today's world, there is more power than ever for small businesses to succeed on this platform. We’ll walk through the latest tips and tricks for succeeding on Instagram, with real examples of what works, Amy's favourite Instagram tools and additional resources to help you grow. You’ll leave this workshop with key takeaways that you can apply to your business right away. Bring your questions, curiosity and creativity as we dive deeper into the world of Instagram. Yes there will be complimentary (FREE) food and (FREE) beverages provided with your small investment, courtesy of Vancity Credit Union. If you had attended our March 28th Surrey event, then you experienced a fun, productive time with 27 sharp, friendly business people to share ideas, contacts, and resources with. Our April 12th Surrey event had a huge turnout of 86 people. Therefore, the Meetup RSVPs here DO NOT reflect the actual turnout because this event is cross promoted by 7+ awesome joint venture partners, 21+ Meetup groups, Facebook, EventBrite, and EventChain. https://eventchain.io/event-details/1d074669abe06c39b26e5c1f9f180230/More_Ways_To_CRUSH_IT_on_Instagram_in_2019-/?code=tha About our speaker: Amy Elderkin has over 10 years of experience in marketing and social media. She’s developed strategies and campaigns for brands like Purdys Chocolates, Virtuous Pie, The City of Surrey, Tourism Vancouver, Vikram Vij, and more. She is currently a Senior Marketing Specialist at Vancity Credit Union. @TheAmyElderkin (Twitter & Instagram) SMALL INVESTMENT: To reserve tickets for this event, then you need to buy them via the link below. RSVPing on Meetup will NOT guarantee you a ticket. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE for the brilliant Early Birds of only $10/member using the link below until May 27th=Mon, then the General Admission is $15/person. All tickets include FREE food, alcohol, and non alcoholic drinks. https://eventchain.io/event-details/1d074669abe06c39b26e5c1f9f180230/More_Ways_To_CRUSH_IT_on_Instagram_in_2019-/?code=tha MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: We’re looking to feature local specific, incredible businesses, so here’s your chance to get some great exposure of 28,888+ members in the lower mainland. Anyone interested for more info, then please contact “[masked]”. Also some fantastic groups to join in case you haven’t done so yet are: “My Internet StartUps”, “My Personal and Business Development Groups”, and “Mix, Mingle and Make New Friends”. https://eventchain.io/event-details/1d074669abe06c39b26e5c1f9f180230/More_Ways_To_CRUSH_IT_on_Instagram_in_2019-/?code=tha Making the Most Out of the Event: * Doors open at 5:15pm, so come early to meet new faces, reconnect with familiar ones, and share resources because the Karma God is watching. * Smile & bring a Positive Attitude. * Share your Wins/Losses of the month. * If you have any ideas, questions and/or comments for making the events better, then please contact us. Ex=If you bought a ticket then can’t attend later (before the event occurs), then we can give you a rain cheque for a future event. * Prepare & hone your elevator pitch. * Pictures will be taken at the event and will be published . * Dress code is business casual. Cheers & In Gratitude, Nathan, Sonali, and ‘the Angels’

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