|Sent on:||Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:54 AM|
As usual, a warm welcome to all of our new members.
Great to have you onboard :)
A couple of important things this time around:
1. Supporting Open Coffee / Sydney Tech Startup Meetup - we need your help
2. Announcing Mentor Live! Sydney 2 - August 16th
Supporting Open Coffee - We need your help
Open Coffee Sydney (AKA Sydney tech Startup Meetup or aesy.org) has been running for over 4 1/2 years now.
It is the longest running regular tech startup meetup in Australia and with over 1200 members easily one of, if not the largest group of its kind.
Over the years we've helped hundreds and hundreds of tech entrepreneurs meet, connect and share stories with other startup people through our meetups, but now we need your help.
The cost of hosting the group on meetup.com is $45/quarter or $180/year. That's just over $800 since we first began.
I've always been happy to cover that cost for the group but I'd now like to ask you to contribute.
To be clear, this is NOT a membership fee. There are no plans for that ATM.
Rather, if you've ever gotten any benefit out of the group then I'd like to ask you to donate how ever much you can to help it continue to exist.
To contribute all you need to do is click on the Paypal DONATE button on the left hand side of our Meetup page - http://www.meetup.com/open-coffee-sydney/
I'm also happy to look at sponsorship deals if there are any companies that want to contact me by replying to this email.
Announcing Mentor Live! Sydney 2 - August 16
PushStart has just announced Mentor Live! Sydney 2 - a chance for startups to meetup with some over 25 kick-ass PushStart mentors in quick-fire, 15 minute, sessions
The last Mentor Live! was a massive success, so this is worth attending if you can make it.
Check out the details for Mentor Live! HERE
If you can't make it, no dramas, don't forget that PushStart has also launched Mentor Connect - the automated mentor/startup matching service.
Details on Mentor Connect can be found HERE
That's it for this time around
Hope to catch you at a meetup soon