Lesson #4: Venues
Venues Set The Tone
Venues are very important as they give the first impression to the community and also set the tone for future events. It is important to try to get a venue that works from an economical standpoint, somewhere you can book on a monthly basis, and partnering with venues that offer services or products that help entrepreneurs is a huge bonus.
When it comes to venue perks you want to look for places that:
- Have a good atmosphere that people like, and can easily network with one another.
- Are able to support external catering/food, and are easy to clean up if anything is dropped or spilled.
- Are a good place to record video - no echo’s or bad lighting that will affect the video negatively.
- Have enough room to fit the size of your audience.
Most venues around the world are free and the secret is to find places that will benefit from hosting a great network of entrepreneurs. Often places like co-working spaces, startup headquarters, and even law firms are a great place to start.