Goals · Product launch

Does anyone go to groups (meetup or otherwise) to share needs and questions and contacts?

Cheyenne Jones CEO/Founder

June 22nd, 2015

Does anyone feel it is beneficial to attend network meetings  to discuss problems, ideas and needs and get yourself focused by setting accountable goals? What groups do you attend Meetup.com or ? 

Gil Allouche Founder @ Metadata

June 22nd, 2015

fantastic ideas. some incubators do exactly that (e.g. YC, UpWest, Founder Institute) - some even have competitions to keep each other motivated. Gil | metadata.io

Eleanor Carman Incoming BLP Sales Associate at LinkedIn

June 22nd, 2015

Hey Cheyenne - great question. Here's a great previous discussion on this same topic that I thought might be helpful. Make sure to do a search before posting a question as there are often relevant discussions that have already been posted and answered on FD. You could also follow these topics so that you're notified when there are updates and/or new questions. Hope this helps!

Cheyenne Jones CEO/Founder

June 24th, 2015

Thank you all very much for your advice, it reinforces what I pretty much thought.  The Chamber is good for small local businesses, but larger groups offer more variety of connections and experience.  - And thank you to  Founderdating, you have created a valuable tool. 

Lane Campbell Lifelong Entrepreneur

June 22nd, 2015

Stay away from chamber of commerce meet ups. You are only going to find sales people and folks looking for work.

Chris Carruth VP/Director. Strategy | Business Development | Operations | Product | Solutions

June 22nd, 2015

I have found most groups that are local are as previously pointed out...mostly sales people and small business owners looking for clients. Not all, but most, at least in my experience. I have made good contacts at a few but many times it is more miss than hit.

Martin Klotzman, MBA

June 22nd, 2015

100% yes! You don't know what you don't know and another perspective can hold a lot of value. I think meetup is a great resource and I would also browse through eventbrite.

Pulak Bhattacharyya Project Lead at L&T Technology Services

June 24th, 2015

Yes must be visited meetups for networking and knowledge sharing.