A Message From the Founder

Hey! Welcome to Alive Vibe.

Just like many of you, I felt disconnected to the world around me. I wanted to connect, learn, experience, and ~ vibe ~ but was disappointed by the lack of communities and resources available to me as a teenager to do so. 

My feelings of disconnect were further exacerbated when Covid-19 hit and I found myself in the middle of nowhere, quarantining in Canada with my family - and the occasional neighborhood deer, wild turkeys, and squirrels. At this time, I was still working on creating a platform called ‘Count Me In’ which I envisioned to be an app where people would be able to connect before a live event and then attend that event together. I soon realized this was going to be impossible given that no live events or gatherings were going to be happening for while because of Covid-19...

Then, it clicked. I decided to take matters into my own hands and adapt to the changing times and the circumstances that life had dealt me. I transitioned the original idea of ‘Count Me In’ from in-person events to virtual events. I then ran with this idea: interactive virtual events connecting people from around the world.

I started off by hosting some virtual yoga classes, crossword solving sessions, Chinese speaking practice, which I was lucky enough to have my close friends and family from around the world join in. From desperate last minute WhatsApp messages begging people to hop on a Zoom link to spamming (sorry!) my friends on DM to sign up for an event, slowly, my friends began to host their own events, and then THEIR friends came on too. 

Soon enough, each event started to encapsulate an iconic vibe which is characterized by that feeling you have when it feels that worlds are colliding, you meet someone and instantly connect - all while engaging in some sort of event that brings you both together. To this day, nothing is more important than that vibe. That is the core of Alive Vibe. 

In a couple months, we grew immensely. From all around the world, people - souls - discovered the expansive events, dynamic and energetic community, and immaculate vibes on Alive Vibe.

My greater vision for Alive Vibe is to create the first native mobile app where you can not only browse and book events, attend the live virtual event in-app, but also engage in a social network there too. We are currently in the process of bringing this vision to life. In the meantime though, we are utilizing platforms like Zoom, Shopify, Google Calendar  - just like the adaptive entrepreneurs that we are - as a “bootstrap” prototype of the app.

If you want to expand and challenge your perspective, learn through unique experiences, and form lifelong connections - all without the tether of location - join the Vibe at Alive Vibe today. 

See you at your first event!

- Ali <3

OUR TEAM

Victor Ko

Ali Debow

HONG KONG

Favourite Song:
"Tiny Dancer" (Elton John)
Marin Julia

Sophie Hu

NEW YORK, USA

Favourite Song:
"Tongue Tied" (Grouplove) 
K.a Joben

Daniel Tomas

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

Favourite Song:
"Death of a Batchelor" (Panic! At The Disco)
Richard Bauer

Juan Lucas Umali

HONG KONG

Favourite Song:
"The Wind" (Magic City Hippies)

Marin Julia

Lorenzo Aguirre

LOS ANGELES, CA

 
Marin Julia

Manmeet Sodhi

RHODE ISLAND, USA

Favourite Song:
"Lovesick" (Trevor Daniel) 
Marin Julia

Nikita Seet

TAMPA, USA

Favourite Song:
"Just Like You" (Emotional Oranges) 
Marin Julia

Celina Chen

GREENSBURG, USA

Favourite Song:
"I'm bad too" (Hwasa) 
Marin Julia

Julia Sun

CHICAGO, USA

Favourite Song:
"Sinking Deep" (Hillsong Young and Free) 
Marin Julia

Lauren Rapp

WASHINGTON DC, USA

 
Marin Julia

Anna Tan

PITTSBURGH, USA

Favourite Song:
"Tie Me Down" (Griffyn) 
Marin Julia

Tippie Zhang

VANCOUVER, CANADA

Favourite Song:
"Sunflower" (Rex Orange County) 
Marin Julia

Suzanne Graham

EL PASO, USA

Favourite Song:
"I Need Somebody" (Day6)
Marin Julia

Abby Zheng

BOSTON, USA

Favourite Song:
"Dynamite" (BTS)