Over Lunch

Photos from the 2018 Welcoming Soiree in Seoul!

Thank you to everyone who came out on one of the coldest evenings of the year. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for helping us make this event a success.

A big thank you to:

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Anuj Madan Prize
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  • Vineworks Korea
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Over Lunch iOS beta app available for download in Vancouver!

Download the app, create your profile, and start making meaningful professional connections today! 

Let us know your feedback and suggestions as well as what features you'd like to see un upcoming versions. Help us help you make professional networking easy, fun, and comfortable! 

Download here: http://apple.co/2xQL67x

Over Lunch: Seoul Launch Giveaway

The new iOS Over Lunch app will launch in Seoul, South Korea on August 13, 2017! To celebrate, we are giving away amazing gift certificates from our sponsors: Mix & Malt, Brera, Vineworks Korea, Buttermilk Biscuit Co., Media Paran, Shuttle, Spoon Me, Fatboy Sandwiches, Crave Salads, and California Kitchen & Craft Pub. 

All you need to do to enter the contest is to subscribe to the Over Lunch email newsletter and you increase your chances of winning by referring your friends!

Contest is open to all residents of Seoul & surrounding areas, both iOS and Android users. Winners will be announced within 48 hours of the end of the contest.

ENTER THE CONTEST! 

Article: Networking Lessons From Unexpected Places

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Networking Lessons From Unexpected Places written by Margaret Molloy for Forbes provides key behaviors of three professions—journalist, philanthropist, and athlete—and applies them to successful and meaningful networking. 

Here's a quick overview of what you can apply from the different fields: 

Journalist: Actively listen, uncover stories, and cultivate diverse contacts.
Philanthropist: Be aware of needs, align passions, and maintain long-term relationships.
Athlete: Set goals, be consistent, and find a coach/mentor.

Lunch may seem like a "big ask", but not if you're both on the Over Lunch app! The app is coming soon, so sign up to make sure you get the latest updates! 
 

Beta Testing Begins!

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Exciting news!! The Over Lunch app for iOS starts beta testing today! A big thanks to all the beta users who are testing out the app as well as to friends, family, and fans who've made this app a reality. 

After beta testing ends, adjustments will be made so that the app will be ready to go! Subscribe for updates.

Article: How Your Lunch Can Be A Great Networking Opportunity

The article "How Your Lunch Can Be A Great Networking Opportunity", posted on the Over Lunch Facebook page last year, was shared quite a few times-- and for good reason. 

Many find themselves too busy to take a proper lunch break, but lunch is a great opportunity to not only take a break from work, but to also network and meet new people. Some may argue that networking and meeting new people feels like work. And if you feel the same way, read the last post. 

You don't need to use every lunch break to network, but why not make a goal to use one or two lunches a week to meet somebody new? Who knows where you're next lunch break will lead?

Article: Learn to Love Networking

This article written by Harvard Business Review highlights that although networking comes with a negative connotation, it's a necessity in today's world.

Over Lunch is about using technology to bring people together in the real world. Meeting new people over lunch from different industries and backgrounds is a great way to make real and meaningful connections.

With the Over Lunch app, who knows who you'll meet? What great conversations you'll have? What great things will happen? 

Here's an excerpt from the article:
You can tell yourself, “I hate these kinds of events. I’m going to have to put on a show and schmooze and pretend to like it.” Or you can tell yourself, “Who knows—it could be interesting. Sometimes when you least expect it, you have a conversation that brings up new ideas and leads to new experiences and opportunities.” 

Over Lunch Photo Shoot in Seoul

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The lovely photographer Alina (who tooks photos at a previous event one year ago) was hard at work directing and taking new photos for Over Lunch. Special thanks to Gareth, Shikha, Jay, and Bianca for giving up a good portion of their weekend to help Over Lunch with their beautiful smiles and laughter! 

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Looking for Beta Users!

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Do you have an iPhone? Do you live in San Francisco (the Bay Area), Seoul, or Vancouver (Greater Vancouver area)?

Sign up now to become a beta user! 

All you need to do is to make a profile and start messaging other beta users to make sure everything is working before the launch.

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