You’re a working parent in Shanghai, and you’d like to meet talented and nice people, but don’t want to pay an ‘entrance fee’ into a networking event where you may have the same 5 minute conversation 10 times.
Brandon Owens had the same thought process in 2014. He bitched about it with fellow beer-lover Momo Estrella for a while, until one conversation at Kaiba when they realised that they could solve these problems.
After a mental hop, skip and jump, they came to the name Beertelligence, setting up www.beertelligence.com to solidify the joke, and kept on going.
What they did is:
(1) Get together like-minded people and set up a strictly admin’d WeChat Group which rapidly got to 500 people
(2) Arrange events for only 15 people to join, once every three weeks, in a friendly pub environment
(3) Have an introduction of each person at the start, with what they can help with, and what they are looking for
This discourages power-networkers, salespeople, those wanting to have language exchange or just a good rogering, and so on. Visit their site above to learn more.