Posted on 25 April 2010 by IgniteBC
Some folks might be interested to know about the results of the April 15th event, and so here we go:
This was a startup event, and as such, demanded a few additional funds to get things rolling. The net result is that we lost about $500 from the overall proceeds, with the bulk of the revenues going to simple things like printing the stationery, localized Google advertising, signage, Meetup.com membership fees, Eventbrite and Paypal service fees, web hosting, a cash box, a battery pack, a high speed SD card for the camera, and some software to support the video capture and archiving component. We already had some things like the camera, a tripod and so on – so these assets were not included in the startup costs.
Despite the loss position, we still donated $100 to Union Gospel Mission, as we set out on this project with a commitment to donate a minimum of $100 or 10% of the proceeds, whichever is greater. We would have done more, but that’s where we came in.
Thanks to all for your strong support, and we look forward to having you all come out again at all of the future events!
Posted on 25 March 2010 by IgniteBC
Ignite Vancouver would like to thank Mark Payne at The Red Case Independent Consultancy for their support of Ignite Events in Vancouver.
A bit about Mark Payne:
I am passionate about start ups and new opportunities specifically in the area of emerging technologies.
I am also in love with live music, sports, mountains, changing the world, red wine….and my wife!
Originally from London we have lived and worked in the UK and overseas. We currently live in British Columbia and I split my time between Vancouver and the Okanagan Valley.
I’ve worked with organisations throughout the world ranging from major global brands and charities to small divisions and SMEs.
I have also been fortunate enough to be involved with and invested in several start-ups and early stage companies – some of them have been great, some have been OK and a few have been completely impossible!
All this has taught me TWO things
- Whatever I thought I knew is changing and tomorrow it will change again
- Do everything with passion, commitment, common sense, pragmatism, a sense of humour and a determination to enjoy it!
Everything else is far easier if you accept the first and do the second!
I also have the ability to select and support sports teams that never win anything!
You can find more information about what I do, who I work with and my investment activities by visiting my website here: http://www.TheRedCase.com.
If you have a project or idea you think I would be interested in please get in touch…..
Posted on 25 March 2010 by IgniteBC
Ignite Vancouver would like to thank Old Clayburn for its support of Ignite Events in Vancouver. Old Clayburn are experts in administering:
- Full Service Association Management
- Event Management
- Professional Certification Programs
- Marketing Collateral Design & Publication
- Social Media Strategy for Community Building
Established in 1999, Old Clayburn has over a decade of hands on experience in supporting the needs of organizations around the world, including Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico & USA.
Posted on 23 February 2010 by IgniteBC
IgniteBC is a group of professionals that voluntarily organize and promote the Ignite presentation formats. In most cases, expenses are either covered by the individual organizers, or are modestly offset by ticket sales – the balance of which goes to charity. By choosing to support an IgniteBC event, you are aligning yourself with several different audiences which include:
- Young professionals seeking an outlet and sources of feedback for their ideas
- A global community of a wide range of public speakers
- A network of connected professionals in support of their peers
- A community driven event that takes place every couple months that continues to grow in reach and influence
Support is accepted in a manner of formats that is most convenient to you. You can start small, and simply attend an event. Your attendance helps to validate the merit and draw of IgniteBC events to the participating venue. If you wish to help out, you can also volunteer your time – which is always appreciated since we are all folks that have families and long commutes after work. You can also go one step farther by donating prizes for contestants, guest presenters and door prizes. And then there’s just good old fashioned money. Any financial support is captured through our Event Ticketing Solution: EventBright. Click here to view available sponsorship packages, or to buy a ticket for the next event.
Contact us today to find a place when you can fit into the mix at IgniteBC!
You can call Mark at 604-726-5569 or via e mail at IgniteBC (at) google (dot) com.