Sep 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Crowd Sourcing a Solution to Social Issue event September 9th at 6pm at Forge Portland.
Every two weeks Forge of Portland will select a client who is working to employ social entrepreneurship to solve a problem either locally or beyond. This week we will be developing a positioning statement for Canvas Host. If you have never heard of a positioning statement this event is a must attend for anyone launching a business!
Participants split themselves into small groups and then a staff member from Forge guides the group through a series of questions to crowd source a series of ideas for the client. The evening will be a series of 4-6 questions all of which build on each other. At the end of each round, teams will present their answers to the group and get direct feedback from the client or facilitator. The goal of the evening is for teams to help develop a positioning statement for a great local company, while also learning a valuable skill they can apply to their own business or idea.
Everyone who attends this event is eligible to become the client for their next meeting on September 23rd.
A bit about our client for the evening:
Canvas Host is an amazing local web hosting company based in Portland. They are a certified B corporation and their commitment to sustainability is incredible. The CEO, David Anderson, is a leader in the local sustainability community and their values permeate how they run their business. The question for us is: How should Canvas Host position themselves as a local, sustainable web hosting company so that people can see their values as soon as they visit their website?
Participants are encouraged to review their website and read about their values before attending. http://www.canvashost.com/sustainability/
There is always time to network before and after the event.
Rob Bart is a member of our Meetup and if you don't know Forge of Portland, please check out their website at http://forgeportland.org/
Rob is easily contacted via this Meetup site:
We look forward to seeing you at this Meetup!