July 15, 2014 2

Try Speed Networking for Fast Results

You’ve probably heard of “speed dating.” The goal is to get to as many potential dates as possible, in a tight time frame, with just enough time to say your name and see if there’s any chemistry. No matter what your opinion is, speed dating and trying to find chemistry with a potential employer who […]

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July 10, 2014 0

Cross-Industry Networking and Why

There are a lot of people out there who consider networking should stay just within their area or business. However, this approach is close minded and is far from the most intelligent networking strategy. Actually, it is tremendously advantageous to network with professionals who are not in your particular business. Why? Here are top five […]

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July 1, 2014 0

8 Inexpensive Ways to Network in Your New City

You’ve graduated from college and moved to a new city, ready to start your professional life. Of course, you’ve read all the networking advice. You know what you are supposed to do. But how are you supposed to meet successful industry professionals when the average restaurant bill is $40? Read on for a few inexpensive […]

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June 26, 2014 0

It’s Never to Early to Start Networking

What do you need to do to activate your network? Start leveraging your social networks. You’ve already made thousands of introductions with friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter, and connections on LinkedIn. Now it’s time to identify which six key introductions will help you land your first job. Make the connection Go through your social […]

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June 21, 2014 0

Give Before You Receive

Always prioritize helping and giving to others ahead of taking and receiving for yourself. You must give in order to receive. Be helpful to others and you will be helped in return. Imagine yourself having lots of personal connections like this. You become known as a helpful person. Word about you spreads, and your reputation […]

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June 17, 2014 0

The Real Benefits of Networking

People often say that active networking is vital for your career growth. But what are the actual benefits of it? Often confused with selling, networking is actually about building long-term relationships and a good reputation over time. It involves meeting and getting to know people who you can assist, and who can potentially help you […]

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June 13, 2014 1

Preparing for an Investor Meeting

The first step in preparing to meet with an investor after locating possible candidates, is to land the meeting. This is when CityHour app comes in handy. Your future investor may have some time freed up due to the layover or just willing to spend the afternoon discovering new startups that seem interesting. If he […]

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June 10, 2014 1

Let’s Meet Up at SVOD!

Are you going to SVOD Conference this week? We sure are! As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to network, show your startup, find an investment target, build partnerships and so much more. It has been 10 years since SVOD opened its doors for the first time to the amazing Silicon Valley community of […]

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May 21, 2014 0

CityHour: Filling an Important Void

As you may have read in our press release a couple of weeks ago, we recently opened our seed round of financing to raise $1.5M. We know we’ve got a terrific product, and so far the investors seem to agree because we immediately locked up 20% of the round! Additional negotiations are ongoing and we […]

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April 22, 2014 0

5 Groups Who Love CityHour

Job Seekers: According to Forbes, up to 80% of all jobs are filled through “a personal relationship”. So camping out behind a computer screen will likely NOT get your career to that next level. At the same time, it’s generally inappropriate to barge into offices asking to meet with someone. CityHour solves this problem by […]

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March 20, 2014 1

CityHour Featured in MacWorld Innovation Showcase

This past week, while we were busy getting ready for Macworld / iWorld, we received some great news: CityHour, our business networking app, was selected to participate in the “Innovations Showcase” at the show. Of all the products at MacWorld, only about 20 are chosen to be featured in the program. It’s an amazing honor, […]

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March 11, 2014 1

The Three Biggest Networking Mistakes

Most people know how important business networking is for their career and business. The better you are at it, the more successful you can be and like many things in life, you get out of it what you put into it. Here are the three biggest mistakes I see people make in their networking efforts. […]

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January 29, 2014 1

Launch Day!

Hello Everyone!  We’re very excited to announce that CityHour, the world’s most powerful business networking tool, is now available on the App Store for free!  Today is the culmination of a tremendous team effort by a lot of great people, and we’re very proud of the final product.  The intuitive interface is backed by robust […]

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January 23, 2014 1

My ‘A-ha Moment’

Hello, my name is Alex Lubinsky, founder and CEO of TrueBear Corporation, and I am excited to kick-off our blog by sharing the inspiration behind our first product, CityHour. I’ve spent the better part of the past decade in the financial world as both an investment banker and business development director. My jobs have required […]

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