Last night at Yaletown Brewing, 6s Marketing revived Ideas on Tap after a decade-long hiatus (you can read more about the history of the event over on the sixty4media blog).
Ideas on Tap, an evening of networking that celebrates business n’ beer, saw five people from five seperate companies have one minute to pitch ideas and speak to the crowd. Presenters last night were:
Deborah Collins – Soya Marketing
Linda Bustos – Elastic Path Software
Mike Agerbo – GetConnected
Andre Charland – Nitobi Software
Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss604) – sixty4media
After all of the speakers were done, the audience (in excess of 200 people) voted on the best speech. Andre came in first place (with an awesome talk about phonegap) and I took second – which I didn’t mind at all because my prize was a pair of Canucks tickets.
It was a lot of fun to mingle with a different crowd than I’m used to at many of the social media meetups around town. These were professionals from all types of business (shout out to Boating in Beautiful British Columbia, Omar from Cossette and Tony from David Aplin) and I was able to meet so many new people – some I’ve only known so far through Twitter.
Video in which John Chow calls me “the face of social media in Vancouver”.
The next Ideas on Tap will probably take place in January, and while I hope they can find a venue that may be a little less crowded (and hot), I think it’s a great event and kudos to Chris and his team for pulling this off – and for taking on the liveblog.