“ The wealth of information from the minds that were present is awesome. I feel more capable to get the job done and I know that further involvement with this group will take me to the next level I need to go to in this season of my life. ”
— Beatrice B. on Jan 2, 2014.
“ Quite useful to anyone with a small business startup project - I'm familiar with the IDEA Cafe and recommend this group highly. ”
— Damon G. on Aug 21, 2013.
“ Great resources in general. I encourage people to attend and definitely read John's book "Daring Mighty Things." ”
— Ted on Jan 22, 2013.
“ The workshop itself was good. John kept things moving and kept the conversation and brainstorming on track. Excellent facilitation. ”
— Kevin T. on Jan 11, 2013.
“ Thought provoking and helpful. I seem to meet good people wanting to start interesting companies. Everyone is supportive of others ideas. ”
— Paul C. on Dec 29, 2012.
“ Great met new people and great ideas thanks. ”
— Shirley W. on Nov 26, 2012.
“ Very well organized and John does a great job as gatekeeper and facilitor. ”
— Mark on Sep 9, 2012.
“ Very good! Great info and discussion. Brainstorming done very well. Recommend you attend. Side note I never rate anything with 5 stars. There is always room for improvement ”
— Don K. on Feb 26, 2012.
“ It's a great way to share ideas ”
— Peter R. on Feb 14, 2012.
“ If you can make it to the IDEA Cafe, GO! ”
— John H. W. on Feb 14, 2012.
“ It is hard to start up a business and everything that can encourage a person and help them find information is a great help. ”
— Donna E. on Dec 24, 2011.
“ Great idea! We need to share our experiences, yea, even our frustrations, about starting, running and building our businesses. Many of us are self-employed. ”
— Daniel M. on Oct 29, 2011.
“ Good platform for discussing relevant issues of business with positive feedback and advice. ”
— Tom F. on Oct 18, 2011.
“ Rich and Ken were a big help, both with speakers and topics. An excellent group! ”
— Bill Y. on Jul 12, 2011.
“ Lots of knowledge ”
— Jeffrey F. on Jul 12, 2011.
“ It is a good experience to learn ways to generate ideas with others. ”
— Germaine on Jun 4, 2011.
“ Cool idea. ”
— Holly C. on May 17, 2011.
“ Great information and networking venue. ”
— Ashok D. on May 17, 2011.
“ I would recommend to anyone is considering a startup and desires input/brainstorming in a group setting. Just come with a concise question related to your business that you want addressed. ”
— William S. on Jan 22, 2011.
“ Great group, interesting speakers. ”
— Mark D. T. on Jan 8, 2011.
“ First time attendee, but I like the concept of like minded people sharing experiences. ”
— Russ R. on Jan 8, 2011.
“ The Group was warm,friendly,as well as caring. If you are looking for a group of people that will not only provide excellent business wisdom,and doing while genuinely caring...then this is the place for you! ”
— Dale H. on Apr 26, 2010.
“ We all think we can't take a couple of hours to get and share ideas. If you don't do that the business world will pass you by. This is a refreshing look at new ideas and new energy around start ups. ”
— John G. on Apr 23, 2010.
“ You may get an idea that you would have never thought of before. ”
— John on Jan 16, 2010.
“ Interesting format and contant. ”
— Todd on Dec 19, 2009.
“ It was a warm and welcoming. Attendees received lot's of ideas which they probably wouldn't have attained had they not attended the Meetup. ”
— Sean on Mar 31, 2009.
“ This is a great place to explore and share business ideas ”
— Erin J. on Jan 25, 2009.
“ I think others should join this group because it is business oriented and John does a really good job to help anyone brainstorm ideas to help them with their business ventures. ”
— Ben S. on Dec 6, 2008.
“ If you are thinking about starting a business or starting the hunt for a new job, this is a good place to go to be inspired to what you need to do to get started on your journey. ”
— Karen K. on Nov 21, 2008.
“ If you need help figuring out what to do next, or not sure where to go or how to approach your business, this is definitely the group for you! ”
— Andrea C. on Sep 12, 2008.
“ If you don't know what your going to do next, do this! ”
— brent on May 23, 2008.
“ Great opportunity to share ideas with bright, motivated people. ”
— Grayson H. on Apr 4, 2008.
“ wonderful. I really liked the format. ”
— Sondra C. on Sep 7, 2007.
“ Interesting group. Enjoyed meeting people. ”
— Tom G. on Jun 25, 2007.
“ I like it a lot. :-) ”
— John W. on May 29, 2015.
“ We have an exciting series of events planned for the Englewood sessions in 2014. I will be recommending this workshop to our members and others thinking of starting a business and encouraging others to become familiar with facilitation techniques to take these workshops to other communities in the Denver Metro Area. ”
— Russell D. on Jan 6, 2014.
“ I would most likely attend more to get energy and ideas flowing ”
— Mike on Feb 27, 2007.
“ I want to help it grow ”
— Richard O. on Jan 15, 2011.
“ John made it clear that it was the type of group where one came only once, to get some ideas. Thus there really is no "group." Too little time was spent on trying to solve problems, and too much on organization. I think a different approach might be to, in the email or website invitation, describe two or three problems that the attendees are trying to solve, and ask the addendees to offer solutions. This would require that people attend more than one meeting, at least once to become acquainted, and to state their problem, and another time to receive potential solutions from the other attendees. ”
— Lou S. on Nov 24, 2006.