I’m a busy gal and I can’t make it out to everything or write about everything, although I’d love to, but there is one event I always do my darnedest to get to and that is Vancouver’s Launch Party. LPV was started up by the sexy cats at Strutta and carried on under Maura Rodgers and Danny Robinson’s new endeavor, the Bootup Entrepreneurial Society. The next of which is on Wednesday December 1st at 6 pm at Canvas Lounge.
I cheekily call Launch Party ‘Van City’s Digital Coming Out Party’, because for me it was just that. Way back at the first ever Launch Party, which involved more than a few beverages, dancing the night away, some sexy new technologies, and even sexier tech geeks (one of whom shall remain unnamed offered to buy me a house at LPV1 – I told him I could buy my own house), I had my own coming out tech style. Yep, even though I was not one of the technologies on exhibition, that party was my launch into the digital sphere and many of the sexy geeks in the room that night helped to launch me to where I am today. How? Well, you’ll have to bribe them with alcohol and see if they’ll tell you. So what’s Launch Party to me? It’s my Homecoming, where I go to celebrate all those sexy techies who helped make me who I am, and a place to check out and help launch the latest in sexy technologies, many of which end up aiding me in my storytelling.
What’s Launch Party to others?
A lively mixer for the city’s brightest entrepreneurs, tech junkies, and bloggers, who are doing it, have done it or want to make their ideas happen here. The goal of the event is to connect BC’s growing community of Internet and new media leaders with investors and other trailblazers across Canada and abroad.
A few locals will tell you right here what Launch Party is to them, through their favourite Launch Party moments:
Now, thanks to Launch Party, I have a pair of tickets to give away to LPV10 this coming Wednesday. All you have to do is drop me a line in the comments and tell me why you want to attend LPV10 – whether it’s to check out the latest technologies, flirt with geeks or mix and mingle with some cool cats, I don’t care, as long as you have a reason. Then at 9 pm on Saturday November 27th, I will stick the names of all of the commenters in a hat and draw the name of one lucky winner of the pair of tickets..
Look forward to seeing you at LPV10!