(inspired by http://localglobe.blogspot.com/2007/02/opencoffee-club.html)
What is it?
This is an attempt to establish recognized, open and regular meeting places where entrepreneurs can meet in a totally informal setting.
The key is a regular place and a regular time - it's not important who comes along, some days it might be no one - just that people know if they want to meet, this is the time and this is the place. We want to create some density for people -- a few places where people know they can meet or bump into others.
Where and when is it?
Every Monday, we're working on a new location.
Kathleen Warner and I will be there every week so if you want to drop by and chat - or just share the wifi - we'd love to see you.
Anyone. This is not about meeting me (or anyone else in particular), hopefully it's about giving people focused times and places where they can hang out and connect with others -- not locked inside an office or at a private members club.
Well, because I've heard repeatedly entrepreneurs need regular physical space to meet, not just each other but also also network with investors and corporates. What I don't agree with is the idea that the space should be permanent, owned or closed (private office or members club).
Hope to see some of you next time, feel free to e-mail me [me at zishanahmad dot com] or a leave comment if you fancy coming along.