Agenda
– Welcome, Show of Hands, and Welcome
Mat Newbies (Chris & Rick)
– The Last 12/The Next 12 (Chris, Rick &
Ken)
– Th...
The Welcome Mat (42 new members since July)
After 12 months
• 300+ meetup attendees
• 200+ LinkedIn members
• 340+ Twitter followers
• 25, Twitter lists
• Website got...
Last 12 months
• Met with many influencers in the community
• Met with all the Economic Dev offices
• Addition of other ke...
After 12 months
• 12 meetups
– 2 Open Space formats + 3 workshops
– 4 presentation from community experts
– Presentation f...
After 12 months
Next 12 months
• Business Plan & incorporate
• Unconference in Spring of 2011
• Raise funds to pay someone
• Establish an ...
Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers!
Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers!
Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers & Spotlight!
Top Cool Things – Discussions on LI Group
Top Cool Things – Discussions on LI Group
Top Cool Things – OpenSpace in Action
Going Forward – Schedule For Meetups
• So much great stuff has happened – so much
talent in Halton – so how do we keep our...
Meetups Calendar For Membership Needs
So….we’ve developed a meetup plan focused on four themes:
1. Business / Professional...
Meetups Calendar For Membership Needs
Growth Optimization Innovation Networking
November Linked-In Top 10
Speed Networking...
How Will It Work?
• Event Themes Will Get Posted By October 31
– Will include open call for keynote presentations
– And op...
Who’s Going To Do This?
Need Volunteers To Help Build Great Events
– We already have great location scouts
– We need four ...
Next Meetup
• Topic
• Format
• Date
• Location TBD
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  • Meetup 12 presentation final public

    1. 1. Agenda – Welcome, Show of Hands, and Welcome Mat Newbies (Chris & Rick) – The Last 12/The Next 12 (Chris, Rick & Ken) – The Top Cool Things (Chris & Rick) – Event Schedule (Reema) – Member Announcements (Anyone)
    2. 2. The Welcome Mat (42 new members since July)
    3. 3. After 12 months • 300+ meetup attendees • 200+ LinkedIn members • 340+ Twitter followers • 25, Twitter lists • Website got 1400 page views • 50+ posts
    4. 4. Last 12 months • Met with many influencers in the community • Met with all the Economic Dev offices • Addition of other key believers to SH team • Created web site • Create membership badge
    5. 5. After 12 months • 12 meetups – 2 Open Space formats + 3 workshops – 4 presentation from community experts – Presentation from Cheryl McKinnon Nuxeo – Intro to Sheridan College Student – Intro of Halton Skills Major Program – Community messages
    6. 6. After 12 months
    7. 7. Next 12 months • Business Plan & incorporate • Unconference in Spring of 2011 • Raise funds to pay someone • Establish an interim board of directors ("unofficial") • Establish "uncommittees" for: – Event planning and execution – Community Development – Bridge Uncommittee – Other?
    8. 8. Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers!
    9. 9. Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers!
    10. 10. Top Cool Things – Silicon Halton Bloggers & Spotlight!
    11. 11. Top Cool Things – Discussions on LI Group
    12. 12. Top Cool Things – Discussions on LI Group
    13. 13. Top Cool Things – OpenSpace in Action
    14. 14. Going Forward – Schedule For Meetups • So much great stuff has happened – so much talent in Halton – so how do we keep our meetup momentum going? • We’ve asked you, surveyed you, and discussed at roundtables and un-meetings what you’re looking for from our meetups. • We know you are: – Professionals / Individuals: looking for connections, networks, ideas to get more business – Solopreneurs / Small Businesses: looking for partnerships, networks, clients, ideas to grow and optimize your business, get access to venture capital – Corporations / Mid to Fortune 500: looking for networks, innovative ways to grow your business, access local talent pools
    15. 15. Meetups Calendar For Membership Needs So….we’ve developed a meetup plan focused on four themes: 1. Business / Professional Growth – Marketing - Sales - Business Development – Examples: Digital Media - Social Media – Inbound Marketing – Customer Relationship Management – Blogging For business 2. Business Optimization – Productivity – Methods – Best Practices – Examples: Project Management, Agile Development, Supply / Services Chain 3. Innovation / Commercialization – Product + Services Innovation – R&D – Venture Capital – Examples: New Product Demos – R&D Sources + Funding – Sources of Capital – Crowdsourcing Projects 4. Networking / Building Business Relationships – Collaboration – Partnerships - Referrals – Examples: Speed Networking – Partnering Opportunities – Referral Networks
    16. 16. Meetups Calendar For Membership Needs Growth Optimization Innovation Networking November Linked-In Top 10 Speed Networking December Doing Business In The US January Windows Phone 7 February x March Speed Networking April- Unconference x x x May x June x July Speed Networking August x September x October x And started a calendar to help our planning……
    17. 17. How Will It Work? • Event Themes Will Get Posted By October 31 – Will include open call for keynote presentations – And open call for member presentations • Each Month: – Pre meetup networking – 30 minutes – One keynote presentation based on theme - 30 minutes – Two member presentations - 5 minutes each – Post meetup networking – 45 minutes or until bar closes • Both structured + unstructured formats – If we run an unmeeting, all the presentation topics will be posted beforehand so people can think about what they’d like to hear • Finally – we’ll round out meetup themes by: – adding links to presentations / videos from the event – and invite our members to add other links to ideas / presentations that support the theme
    18. 18. Who’s Going To Do This? Need Volunteers To Help Build Great Events – We already have great location scouts – We need four committees based on themes – This is not a lifelong commitment, but it is a serious commitment for one year for the events you take on Committees Will: – Plan event (we’ll provide event templates) – Source / finalize speakers – Ensure locations work for the event – Market event – Be responsible for all info in the linkedin meetup space Comments / Questions?
    19. 19. Next Meetup • Topic • Format • Date • Location TBD

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