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Early mornings are never easy, but when you have a chance like this, it doesn't matter what time of day it is! Co-founder Hana practiced her 90-second Over Lunch pitch at the April VANTEC meeting. It was a great experience and she learned a lot from watching the other pitches and presentations. 

Special thanks to Elevator Ventures and the VANTEC Angel Network for the opportunity!

Photos from the first Over Lunch event in Vancouver!

Over Lunch's first event in Vancouver was not a formal networking event. Rather, it was a fun and casual meet-up held at a newly-opened brewery located in East Van. It was a warm and beautiful Sunday afternoon-- a welcome change from the unusually long and cold winter. Andina Brewing Company's Tasting Lounge was a great place to mingle and meet new people over craft beer, ceviche, and plantain nachos. 

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First Over Lunch event in Vancouver!

Join us as we spend a casual & fun Sunday afternoon at a new brewery in East Van. This isn’t a formal networking event. Just show up, buy your own drink and/or food, and meet new people. 

Feel free to come alone or come with a friend. Either way, you’ll leave with a few new friends. You can RSVP on Facebook. 

Remember, life is all about the people you meet!

Article: 7 Ways to Better Networking

Read this great article written by Ivan Misner for Entrepreneur. He identifies the top seven characteristics and behaviors that people like to see in a great networker based on his survey results. 

The first one is being a good listener. Misner says "A good networker has two ears and one mouth -- and should use them proportionately".

Read the article for more and try implementing them more in your next Over Lunch meeting or Over Lunch event in your city. 

Click here for the article

Photos from the last Seoul event

During the Lunar New Year in Seoul, most businesses are closed. People travel to their hometowns or travel abroad, leaving a few in the city with not much to do. 
So for this long weekend in Seoul, Over Lunch joined up with Dominic to provide amazing Korean pot roast sandwich melts & craft beer at a trendy location with a cozy atmosphere. It was the perfect Sunday evening to mingle and connect with the Over Lunch community. A big thanks to Anuj Madan for the amazing photos!

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Thank you to our backers

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From the middle of December to the beginning of January, Over Lunch ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. With your help, we raised $6,276 USD to help fund the iOS development of the Over Lunch app. We'd like to thank you for your support and believing in Over Lunch!

THANK YOU TO: MJ Kim, Michael Ha, Benoit Pallandre, Stephen Willetts, Myae Reznik, Benjamin Mirabeau, Mark Johnston, Yoshimi Sakuragi, Liu, Jonathan Paul, Mike Cooke, Josh Josey, Create Wellness Center, Alex Kim, Pauline Cho, Marliese Banner, Arlin & Pamela Hendrix, Bryan Do, Matt Williams, Kevin Lee, David Serna, Kimberly Buxton, Len Sakuragi, Ian Windsor, Sojin Park, Kelley Ko, Jean-Mark Tork, Devlyn Lee, Dennis Tam, Istvan Medvigy, Micah Phillips, Yullee Jo, Brian Liu, Chung Liu, Mailinh Hoang, Dan Vroon, Ai & Anders, Younju Nam, Sua Jo, Mai Warittha, Catherine Kong, Ashley Britten, Derek Sim, Jin Hae Shon, Lesley Shannon-Lowe, Steve Sidhu, Joel Heidebrecht, Hyunsung Lim, Hyunjae Kim, Billy Packard, Sunny Kym, Caitlin Hagar, Praveen Sawh, Steven Hsu, Sooin Lee, Diana Song, Steve Miller, Leif Karlen.

And a very big thanks to these Lunch Legends and VIPs: Michael Conforme

Join the Over Lunch Vancouver Facebook Group today!

Live in Vancouver? Want to grow your network? Enjoy discovering the best food around? This space is for you! Share information about the best lunch, dinner, coffee or drinking spots, and let other users know about local events.

Use the Over Lunch mobile app to connect with new people during your lunch break, and let this group give you better food or event suggestions. Let us know of good networking opportunities, fun events, an amazing meal you've had, a great hole-in-the wall, a perfect cafe to catch up with friends...

Join today and tell your friends about it too! 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/440673969655429/

Successful event at CALI Kitchen in Seoul!

The Over Lunch community met up over the weekend to forget the January cold at CALI Kitchen in Itaewon. Chef Chuck provided the hungry crowd with a fantastic meal of chipotle chicken tacos, guacamole, salsa, mouth-watering short rib sliders, and bacon-wrapped dates. Oh, and we mustn't forget the crisp, flavorful white sangria. You know...just to complete the wishful summer vibe. Check out the photos from the Over Lunch X CALI Kitchen event. Thanks to Anuj for the great photos!