Birth of DoES Liverpool - Ignite Liverpool Presentation Transcript
John McKerrellHow to launch an awesomecollaborative co-workingcommunity workshop eventshacker space
Community๏ Most important thing in any collaborative project - OSS, events, etc.
Legal๏ Speak to a friendly legal professional๏ (Squatting is illegal and fairly easy to stop)
Practice๏ Do as much as possible to have people ready to pay you before you start paying rent
Pa nic !
Form a Company๏ Get someone else to do it!
Get a Bank Account๏ Do it early or you can’t pay your bills (or be paid!)
Find a Venue
What can you afford?๏ Boring slide... but important๏ What are you charging?๏ Will anyone pay more than the standard fees to get the place off the ground?๏ Do you need seed money to bridge the time between paying the rent and being paid?๏ cost * members = your budget
Pick a Venue๏ Important Constraints - Accessibility - Opening Hours - Reception Service - Size - Condition - Light - Rent!
Move in๏ Hire a van๏ Recruit some friends๏ Go the gym first๏ “Find” some furniture๏ “Find” some more furniture (Thanks Aiden)
Launch!๏ Free Open Day
Pa nic !
Cake!๏ Hire a van๏ Recruit some friends๏ http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/dichohecho/3793637658/
Market!๏ Social Media๏ Newspaper Coverage๏ Tell everyone!