Community Engagement

Interested in Bringing Startup Huddle to Your Community?

Step 1: Attend

All Startup Huddle Community Organizers should attend a Startup Huddle event prior to launching the program. You'll get the best sense of the full experience by attending a nearby event. When you attend the event, introduce yourself to one of the local community organizers and ask questions to learn more about the program. If one isn't available, you can watch via Livestream an existing event.

Step 2: Organize

A team

  • Recruit and build a team of 4-­5 entrepreneurs
  • Teams > 5 members have more difficulty managing tasks and people

Look for:

  • 75% of the team are entrepreneurs.
  • Diversity
  • Connected in the community
  • Availability (min 3.5 hours a week)

Skills / Abilities:

  • Social Media
  • Loves technology
  • Engaged / connected, etc.
  • Outgoing, etc.

A venue

Look for:

  • Location, location, location
  • Space that is neutral and inclusive
  • Consider the parking

Examples of great venues include:

  • Coffee shops
  • Neutral co­working spaces
  • Universities / colleges
  • Renovated building, loft or gallery
  • Library

A/V Equipment

A/V equipment when necessary.

Community Interest

Interest / participation in your local community of entrepreneurs.

  • Identify 52 startups (a year's worth) and start building a spreadsheet
  • Reach out to these startups to gauge interest (aka: get to know your customer first)