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Birth of DoES Liverpool - Ignite Liverpool

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Birth of DoES Liverpool - Ignite Liverpool

  1. 1. John McKerrell How to launch an awesome collaborative co-working community workshop events hacker space
  2. 2. Community ๏ Most important thing in any collaborative project - OSS, events, etc.
  3. 3. Community
  4. 4. Legal ๏ Speak to a friendly legal professional ๏ (Squatting is illegal and fairly easy to stop)
  5. 5. Practice
  6. 6. Practice ๏ Do as much as possible to have people ready to pay you before you start paying rent
  7. 7. Pa nic !
  8. 8. Form a Company ๏ Get someone else to do it!
  9. 9. Get a Bank Account ๏ Do it early or you can’t pay your bills (or be paid!)
  10. 10. Find a Venue
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Pick a Venue ๏ Important Constraints - Accessibility - Opening Hours - Reception Service - Size - Condition - Light - Rent!
  13. 13. Move in ๏ Hire a van ๏ Recruit some friends ๏ Go the gym first ๏ “Find” some furniture ๏ “Find” some more furniture (Thanks Aiden)
  14. 14. Prepare ๏ http://vimeo.com/26516764
  15. 15. Launch! ๏ Free Open Day
  16. 16. Pa nic !
  17. 17. Cake! ๏ Hire a van ๏ Recruit some friends ๏ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dichohecho/3793637658/
  18. 18. Market! ๏ Social Media ๏ Newspaper Coverage ๏ Tell everyone!
  19. 19. Events! ๏ BarCamp Liverpool ๏ Maker Night, Maker Days ๏ GEC2012 ๏ Sewing Club ๏ GeekUp ๏ Ada Lovelace Day ๏ Lean Liverpool ๏ .....
  20. 20. Settle in ๏ It’s going to be a long ride ๏ There’ll be plenty of stressful moments ๏ You’ll need to rush to get things ready! ๏ But some things will develop slowly ๏ It’ll all be worth it in the end!

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