State of the Meetup Group

From: user 3.
Sent on: Thursday, March 1, 2012 1:55 PM

Hello All,

 

Thank you for continuing to be on this group.  There has been some growth to the group and we would like to expand the co-organizers to help create more events. Just as before in 2011, we would like to continue in the spirit on which the group was originally started, meeting monthly for smaller lunch or dinner events which would be open networking at the beginning and end, during the event, it would be a round of intros and one spotlight company that would have 10-15 minutes to highlight an exciting technology or opportunity. A quarterly meeting would be held at a bigger venue and would be an open informal exchange of ideas and business cards for an hour.  Or maybe even just quarterly meetings.

To make this work, we may need help from some corporate partners. Would anyone else be willing to sponsor events and provide meeting places and food/drinks. If anyone else is interested, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/Biotechnology/sponsor. We could discuss ways to bring attention to your company if you were a sponsor.  The Saturday Breakfast “Eat & Talk” seems to be a popular idea, but do we have any volunteers to sponsor or present a 5 minute presentation?

We are still in need of venues as well, so if your company can accommodate 50 for the larger quarterly events, please let the organizers know. The overall mission of the group is to allow the members of the group to build a quality network of biotechnology professionals.

Please contact me or Justin Johnson through MeetUp or email if you are interested on organizing, sponsoring, or if you just have feedback or guidance, but don’t want to take on a more formal role.

Steven Davis

Digital Marketing Associate

EdgeBio

201 Perry Parkway, Suite 5

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

www.edgebio.com

twitter.com/EdgeBio

 

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