I’m working on a meetup at the moment and I wanted to quickly brainstorm here on what sort of cool formats would you suggest for an out of ordinary meetup conducted in a peer-to-peer manner?
We are quite well known in very short time in our region. We have become more and more the face for creative intitives and bringing people in our region. We stand representative for the ‘cool kids’ with an entrepreneurial heat and mindset (‘doers’ rather than ‘talkers’). We have found ourselves increasingly being approached by young people to middle aged people requesting advice and consulting:
- Photographer wanting to make a living
- A young guy who’s building a corssfit premium gyms
- People who want to start a foodtruck business
The problem I want to address here, is that the city supports a ‘start-up meetup’ on a two monthly basis. A meetup at which less than <10% are actual entrepreneurs or doers. To these events it is mostly politicians and organizations who do back rubbing without creating value for the people who need it.
Use the current connections and popularity to create a monthly or weekly meetup with a strong peer-to-peer approach. Get the local ‘doers’ into one room ( foodtruck owners, cafe -owners, internet - entrepreneurs and self -employed publishers ) to share their experinece with one -another in order to create relevant support from the people who have walked the walk and talked the talk.