Event Space for Community Building and Recruiting

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David Cummings on Startups

One of the best decisions at the Atlanta Tech Village was knocking down walls in prime office space and creating a 4,000 square foot event space. Over the past year, we’ve hosted hundreds of events from small 15-person meet ups to a number of large, 250-person gatherings (see the Atlanta Startup Village at the Atlanta Tech Village). Without experiencing it first-hand, it’s hard to appreciate just how important and valuable it’s been to host several thousand people in our facility.

Here are a few thoughts on providing public event space:

  • Engineered serendipity happens when people interact with other people face-to-face, and events are one of the best forms of bringing people together
  • Community strength comes from the number of interconnected people and quality of relationships, making a large event space that much more important for building an eco-system
  • Word of mouth marketing is one of the most valuable, and difficult…

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