As entrepreneurs and respectful fellow human beings, we take this whole “RONA” situation very seriously. To ensure the health and safety of ALL our participants; attendees will be asked to give/sign a consent form for us to do an ONSITE Rapid Antibodies Test for COVID-19 upon arrival at the event. There’s no additional cost for this test (valued $120 per test) and will only require you to do this one-time test with a drop of your blood (by a little prick on the finger by a designated health care professional.) It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to receive results on whether one has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past few months and whether one has antibodies that help provide an extra layer of protection and peace of mind before stepping into the gathering. This way, everyone can feel even safer on top of abiding by all other CDC and State orders regarding COVID-19 Health and Safety protocols such as wearing masks at all times and physical-distancing.
As it is an uncertain time and anything can change in a heartbeat as the world continues to combat the “RONA” pandemic. We understand life also changes and happens and it’s hard to determine what could change or take place as we get close to each event. Although we do not issue any refunds once a registration has been made, we do offer all of our registered guests the flexibility to carry over any existing registration credit to a future BMG event in the case of sudden change of plans or circumstances. If you have registered and paid for a certain Summit for example, but ended up not being able to attend that particular Summit; your credit will be automatically credited to a future Summit of your choice.
You will be required to do some “assignments” before attending the event - including preparing a 7-minute TEDTalk style presentation; except that we call it a "TANKTalk." You will be presenting to your group with this presentation - have fun!!!
More details regarding the assignments will be included in your Pre-Tank Orientation Kit aka. “The Think Ahead” which will be sent to you after you've registered and secured your seat.
BMG has a very strict NO SELLING and NO SOLICITATION rule. It is NOT suitable as a platform for Sales Representatives or Business Development professionals who are not decision makers to attend with the sole intention to pick up clients. This same rule/philosophy also applies to religion and political views. All indications of “recruitment-driven” behavior and approach of others will be closely monitored and observed. Should anyone who comes across overly pitchy, salesy, fund-raisey or anything alike - may result in being asked to leave without refund and/or invited back. Remember, BMG is a Think Tank, not a Sales Tank :)
BMG enjoys seeing brilliant innovations, projects and technologies being shared. However, we wish to remind all attendees that BMG is not a fundraising platform and would kindly request our participants to showcase whatever project one may be working on with the intention to inspire, intrigue and educate rather than to pitch or solicit. We may have members and participants who can be considered as accredited investors, that does not suggest that they wish to be hunted down, mobbed or “pitch slapped”.
Please respect all attendees’ need to “simply be '' without ones’ alternative agenda. Yes, we’re very serious about this. Thank you for respecting and understanding.
We hate having to even bring this up; but… BMG is NOT Match or Tinder dot com. It's totally creepy to try to hit on people at a professional event like this. Regardless of how ridiculously attractive we are; pretty pretty please be a Cool Cat, and not a Creepy Cat. Don’t hit on people (romantically) please. And off course, don't hit on people physically too!
No hard-selling, hard pitching or "*Me Monsters" please. * A "ME MONSTER" is someone who cannot stop talking about themselves and has no awareness or consideration for others' existence. Strange people but they DO walk among us. You will find leaving your ego or sense of entitlement at the door will help you maximize your experience at this gathering.
Hopefully in the new year of 2021 it won't be as easily irritating or offensive as 2020. Please be mindful and respectful of everyone's beliefs, perspectives and value systems; TRY avoid deliberate conversations that revolve around STRONG BORDER-LINE BULLYING political, racial or religious comments and/or opinions - it's just safer for everyone to not go there.
These BMG Think Tank Summits are always a full-blown entrepreneurs networking event; hence, we do not recommend bringing non-business or non-entrepreneurial plus-1’s or spouses to attend. Mostly because we do not want them to feel bored or feel the pressure to talk to people. Not everyone likes to network or are outgoing that way and we want to respect that and prevent any social awkwardness.
However, if your partner or spouse is highly social and outgoing; is an extrovert and enjoys talking and mingling with others, he or she is definitely welcome to join us. Just make sure you warn them that this could be life-changing. The admission price listed is per person price regardless of who it is.
It is crucial for you to inform us if you have any special dietary needs or restrictions. Please be sure to make a note under the dietary needs section when you register for the event so we can try our best to accommodate your needs. Please also communicate with our caterers onsite should you have any questions regarding any of the foods being served.
All BMG events are designed to maximize networking rather than listening to speakers like most typical conferences. We DO NOT ever have speakers and never pay for speakers to speak at our events. Having said that, all attendees will be required to do a short 5-7 minutes” TANKTalk” presentation to people at their table. This will be your opportunity to share your unique experiences and expertise.
Unlike most conferences and events, BMG does not accept sponsorship. Why? Because the most awesome aspect about BMG is for its sales and pitch-free environment. We never look for sponsors for our events as we do not want to steal precious time from YOU - who have invested to be at our event because you don’t want to be pitched to. At BMG, we like to remain neutral and support all the brands and businesses of all our community members.
As much as our BMG events may appear like a "goofy fun party" - please note that this is a full-blown + serious professional networking event specifically curated for entrepreneurs and founders. It is set in a very "chillaxed" and social tone... But it is not for the faint of heart or individuals who are overly reserved and unwilling to be open, transparent and sometimes vulnerable.
To help us maintain and honor the integrity, chemistry and quality of our events, please refrain from sharing this event publicly or with others without the approval from the hostess.
The last thing we want is to have to turn people away due to incompatible culture or chemistry.
Should there be any other Cool Cats you wish to invite who you believe to fit the profile of what we're looking for at BMG, please contact Madame Williams (aka. Sandra Fan) to ensure it is the right fit and for us to send them a formal invitation.
OR you can simply nominate them by going HERE.
Last and not least, don't forget to bring your "Funny Bone", goofy self and be ready to let your hair down to have fun!
Any questions regarding any of the items mentioned, please feel free to contact the hostess Sandra Fan at firstname.lastname@example.org