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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Interview with Isabell from the European Ballroom Scene

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Hi! My name is Melody, and I am a part of Venopi. I identify as she/her and am a proud #ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. I heard many struggling stories from the LGBTQIA+ community. How some families choose not to accept them and how they have to deal with hatred from the people around them. Most people don't even know them personally, and violence is not uncommon. 

 

I heard about Voguing but wasn't aware of how significantly it helps the LGBTQIA+ community. I naively thought it was a dance expression, inspired by the LGBTQIA+ community and made famous by Madonna. Curious to understand more bout it, I talked with Isabell, who has been part of the Voguing community and used to belong to the House of Revlon.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Venopi doubles down on the diversity and inclusion path

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  • News

"Feeling safe should not be a privilege but a right."

Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, we have experienced that reality is not how we anticipate it to be. Sometimes we don't feel safe to open up about our identities. This happens when people are ignoring our pronouns, when we have to ask explicitly for a gender-neutral kids’ party or when we want to correct a wedding vendor to stop referring to your loved ones as your future ‘husband’ or ‘wife’.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Use Gender Pronouns on Venopi

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  • News

We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive platform, and gender pronouns play an essential role in creating a welcoming community for members of all gender identities. 

Note: We are improving the gender pronouns feature regularly. Feel free to contact us if you have any feedback or suggestions.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

3 Ways to be a More Mindful Event Vendor to the LGBTQ+ Community

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The LGBTQ+ community is known to host memorable events, whether a birthday, bachlorx, or wedding, and as an ally, I am still learning all about being mindful, inclusive and thoughtful to my friends from the LGBTQ+ community. This brings me to the topic of event vendors! How can event vendors be more inclusive, mindful and thoughtful to their LGBTQ+ clients? Simple things can make a world of difference when creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere for clients. Here are 3 ways you can be more mindful when working with clients who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

4 LGBTQ+ friendly venues to host your events in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam has been long considered the birthplace of LGBTQ+ rights, and though the community is tight, it is still an obstacle to finding LGBTQ+ friendly vendors. As an ally, I have heard many stories from my friends in the queer community about how hard it is to find venues that are inclusive, conscious and aware of topics that are important for them. In this blog post, I’ll share 5 of my favourite LGBTQ+ friendly venues where you can host your events. Whether it’s a Birthday, Bachelorx party, Community Gathering, whatever you name it!

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

How can I make money with NFT as a Musician?

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  • Entertainer
  • English

It's no doubt that the pandemic makes it hard for musicians and creative individuals who work in the event industry to earn a living.

In this blog post, we want to share our tips and tricks to help musicians like yourself to earn money with NFT. This post is part of complete series of "How to diversify our event vendors' income channels on Venopi?"

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

What is Web 3.0 and how will it help the event industry?

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  • News

You might have heard about Web 3.0 and are wondering, is it real or just a buzzword? How can it help you and your business? What does it mean for the event industry? In this post, we will explain concisely so you can understand and benefit from it!

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

What is NFT and how can it benefit creative vendors?

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March 2021 was an interesting month for NFT. Jack Dorsey sold his first-ever tweet as an NFT for nearly $3 million ($2,915,835.47 to be precise) after more than two weeks of bidding, which he committed to converting the winning bid into Bitcoin and donating it to charity.

Meanwhile, the art world was shaken when Singapore-based technopreneur Vignesh Sundaresan (Metakovan) bought an NFT work by a digital artist called Beeple for a whopping US$69 million (S$93 million).

So what is this thing called NFT? Is NFT a cryptocurrency? How can you create, collect, buy and sell NFT? If you are curious or confused, this post is for you!

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

How to plan your Christmas Party

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  • English

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmaaaas ~ The most beautiful day of the year is right around the corner and we just can't wait to feel the festive spirit all around us! If you’re thinking about throwing a Christmas party but don’t know where to start, we have you covered with all you need. A Christmas party is all about creating meaningful memories with your loved ones, so let us help you create an unforgettable Christmas.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Top 5 wedding planners in Bali

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Are you planning a wedding and have no idea where to start? Here are the best wedding planners in Bali so you can pick the right people to plan your special day with you and make your vision a reality!
A beachfront or garden ceremony? A cliffside reception or a ballroom banquet? When it comes to planning a wedding, the ideas are endless and so are the challenges. Luckily, there are endless choices of seasoned experts in wedding planning!

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Diwali, a beautiful celebration that brings people together

Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word dipavali, meaning “row of lights”. During Diwali people celebrate new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness, when the return of Lord Rama and his wife Sita from an exile is celebrated.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

All you need to know about Halloween!

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When it comes to Halloween, not so many people know why we celebrate the day with dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for candy. If you think about it, it's rather an odd way to celebrate a holiday.

As much as I know, there's no other holiday that "allows" strangers to knock on some other strangers' houses - asking for something casual, like candy.. and somehow, Halloween officially and successfully makes it not creepy at all to do that. 

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Venopi Named Amongst The Top Communities Startups in The Netherlands 2021 by Best Startup EU

We are thrilled to announce we have been featured in the Best Startup EU Magazine as one of the top Communities Startups in the Netherlands 2021.

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

n0lkecil, A Fresh Addition to the Art Scene in Surabaya

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Meet our newest vendor, a creative space in Surabaya called n0lkecil located in the heart of the city, Jalan Untung Suropati 85. This creative space provides a bright space with modern vibes, yet gives an intimate feeling. It’s open for anyone who wants to collaborate in various forms of activities with an artistic and creative spirit.

 

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

3 Common Stresses of Booking a Caterer and How to Avoid Them.

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Planning an event and looking for a caterer? Read this to find out exactly what to do to avoid any unexpected problems. 

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Neda (Just use my name) Awesome writer

How to Price Your Venue: Simple Pricing Methodology

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This is a blogpost on applying theoretical valuation technique when you price your venue. Or at least, trying to be, to make ourselves feel better.

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Mita (Just use my name) Awesome writer

5 Wedding Venues for Your Dream Wedding!

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When talking about a dream wedding, most of us can agree that what makes one’s wedding unforgettable is the venue. I asked a couple one day, “What an ideal wedding is like for you?” and the first thing that came into their mind is where would they hold their wedding at.  What venue is considered as the perfect one? Here are some picks for your consideration before hoping into the hectic (but fun) journey on finding the best spot to tie the knot!

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Budgeting for a Wedding - What, how, and when should you do it?

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Wedding is a beautiful event, yet when it comes to organising it, many find it "stressful" and "overwhelming". In this blog post, we want to help you to understand and plan one of the most stressful aspects of organising a wedding - budgeting.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

I got a Lead. What now?

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YAY You got a Lead from a potential customer! The event request fits your venue and you'd love to "Accept" the Lead. How do you do that? What is a Lead even? Everything is answered on this blogpost.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

How to create a voucher on our website

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If you are a venue owner, you might want to give away a digital voucher to attract more customers.

Digital voucher is a digital piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that may be exchanged for goods or services.

On this post, you could learn how to create a digital voucher on your Dashboard.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Hoe maakt u een voucher op onze website

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Wilt u meer klanten aantrekken? Maak een voucher voor uw locatie. Deze voucher kunt u aan klanten weggeven tijdens de boeking.

Lees hieronder hoe u een voucher online kunt aanmaken.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

How to create a discount on our website

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Giving away a discount could help you win over new customers!

On Venopi, we enable venue suppliers to give discount on their packages on monthly basis. Learn how to do that on this article.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Hoe maakt u een kortingsactie op onze website

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Soms is korting geven belangrijk voor uw business. U kunt ook hiermee nieuwe klanten aantrekken. Wilt u weten hoe u een korting op uw locatie kunt geven? Lees hieronder, stap per stap, hoe u korting op uw listing vermeldt. 

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

8 Things To Plan For Any Wedding

Ah, wedding…a major milestone in life. It’s an extraordinary moment when two people decide to tie the knot. It needs to be celebrated. Small or big, it doesn’t matter. Because what matters is to celebrate it with people you love and cherish.

Just like any other events, wedding needs a PLAN. The event itself sounds fun, but the planning could be exhausting because there are so many things to take care of. Of course, you don’t want your major event in life goes without thorough planning. The wedding should be memorable and meaningful. Make it the way you want it to be.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Top 5 “online restaurants” in Bali

Ever since COVID-19 and lockdowns all over the world, many of us have had to pick up the skill of cooking (though some of us can’t even boil water) to the point where we have really learned how to appreciate good food. Though a lot of our restaurants are still closed, many individuals have decided to open their own “online restaurant” by cooking delicious food and having it delivered to your doorstep.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

5 places to have your baby shower in Bali

Looking for the perfect venue to host your baby shower? Here are the top 5 venues in Bali.

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Your Checklist When Hosting A Baby Shower

Hosting a baby shower is fun, but it could be stressful too. Not to mention when you want to surprise the mom to be. To be able to plan it well, you need a checklist when hosting a baby shower. The secret of a successful event lies in planning it well.

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Resources to Help Your Business Going

Will the pandemic ever coming to an end? Or are we required to live side by side with COVID? We’re past the stage where we were confused, refused when we’re told not to leave the house and did everything from home. Now it’s the stage where we have accepted that this pandemic will stay with us for a while. 

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Birthday cakes to make for your friends during the pandemic

Many of us have friends who have missed the chance to celebrate their birthdays due to the pandemic. Though we can’t physically be there for our friends, there are many different ways we can show our love for them of their special day. (Click here to read my previous article on ways you can celebrate a birthday during the pandemic). For us who like to bake, we can make a sweet treat for them! Here are some of my favorite recipes.

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Where to Host Your Child’s Birthday Party

Children love to celebrate their birthdays, either with a small party or a big party, with families or just friends. However, most of the times parents feel overwhelmed when planning a birthday party for their beloved child.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

5 places to celebrate your birthday in Bali

Celebrating your birthday in Bali can be a tough choice. There are so many options to choose from! Whether it’s spending your day under the sun by the beach or enjoying a luxurious dinner with your loved ones, Bali has it all! Here are my top 5 picks of where to celebrate your birthday!

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Your Child’s Birthday during Lock-down

In a normal situation, we celebrate birthdays like how we want to. But in a less normal condition-like this pandemic- we have to be more creative than usual. We’ve been celebrating birthdays with our families and friends, but social distancing has prevented us from celebrating like we used to

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Being a Third Culture Kid

What is a Third Culture Kid? Third culture kids (TCK) are individuals who are (or were as children) raised in a culture other than their parents or the culture of their country of nationality, and live in such an environment during a significant part of their early development years.

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Ways to celebrate a birthday during the pandemic.

Many of us have missed the chance to celebrate the best day of the year, our birthdays due to the pandemic. Celebrating our birthdays makes us feel good, especially when the cake is delicious and you’re surrounded by all your favorite people. 

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Why joining a community is a good idea for your business, especially amid the pandemic

During this tough time, people are searching for help, businesses are looking for supports, governments are working with the private sector, etc. We help one another, support each other, to be able to go through this crisis and disruption.

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Strengthening the community with brunch

Everyone loves a good meal surrounded by our friends and family. It gives us a sense of belonging, happiness, and fullness. This is why brunch is the best meal and a good way to strengthen communities.

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

Happy King’s Day!

Many people celebrate King’s day but not necessarily know the story or (fun) facts behind the celebration. On this blog post I’d like to share 7 facts of one of the most celebrated days in the Netherlands!

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Mel (She/Her) MAS at Venopi

Banding together in a crisis; Feeding one person at a time

Ahh, how we miss Sunday Brunches, sipping on a warm cup of coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, or even cocktails for the brave ones! Filling our bellies with the aromatic layout of the delicious brunch meals, all in the comfort of our favorite restaurant and the delightful company of our closest friends and family.

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Myra (Just use my name) MAS at Venopi, F&B enthusiast, Part Time Traveler

Earth Day Edition

How sharing spaces through a digital platform contributes to a better environment

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Ivana (They/Them) I build Venopi

We have a storage problem!

Online retailers are currently facing a shortage of distribution centers during this lock down. The reason is apparent, many people stay in as much as they can; thus, they buy less in physical stores.

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Our pledge for the community during COVID-19

In a world of social distancing, self quarantine, toilet paper hoarding, the thought of sharing spaces and organising an event or an off-site meeting may seem to be the last thing in our minds.

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Isabell (Just use my name) Hej, I'm Isabell! The community builder at Venopi. Originally from Umeå, Sweden. I now live in Amsterdam with my partner & dog.

Eetcafé Landlust: Your casual neighbourhood eatery for your private and corporate meetings!

Are you looking for a casual, home-like, and affordable location for your next meeting or birthday party around Amsterdam West? Eetcafé Landlust is exactly what you have been waiting for!

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Isabell (Just use my name) Hej, I'm Isabell! The community builder at Venopi. Originally from Umeå, Sweden. I now live in Amsterdam with my partner & dog.

BeatZone: Your all-around studio in Nieuw-West.

Sometimes you come across a venue where the possibilities of what to do with it, are endless. That’s the case with BeatZone.

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Isabell (Just use my name) Hej, I'm Isabell! The community builder at Venopi. Originally from Umeå, Sweden. I now live in Amsterdam with my partner & dog.

Why you should build and strengthen your company culture through unique activities!

Company culture has the power to make or break your business. Team-building events are as important as they are cliché. In a time where people change jobs more often than I wash my hair, or at least that’s what it feels like. The work culture has become more critical than ever before.

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Airobo (Just use my name) I am Venopi assistant, ask me anything!

Meet our team: Ivana

Meet our founder, Ivana. Some of you might recognize her as a participant at hack battles, a speaker at Technical conferences or as one of the finalists of TEDx Amsterdam Women Startup 2018. On this blog post, we ask her 6 questions to get to know her better.

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Arin (Just use my name) Awesome connector

Venopi taking on The Next Web 2017

What happens when you drop two fierce Venopis right in the middle of the Battle of the Sensors? They get to the finals of The Next Web 2017 hackathon, that’s what happens! We are pretty proud of this, and here’s a little sneak peak in what we worked on. As you may know TNW holds a yearly conference in Amsterdam, but not only that - they also organize “kick-ass hack battles”.

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Arin (Just use my name) Awesome connector

Location. Location. Location.

No, no, this is not your random hipster laptop-screen-lit-in-the-dark stock photo. Truth be told, we do work mostly at night. Well, at least most of us do. We are a busy bunch, trying to make a damn fine idea happen. And so our after-work hours tend to get busy. Those are great evenings filled with discussions, Skype calls, code writing, decisions, endless UX debates, copy, Slack and, well, human fuel (aka food).

But… What is this, how did we get here and what have we done so far?

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