I'm debating starting a peer-group with 8-10 other founders I know as an alternative to EO or YEC. If you've been a part of such a group, I'd love to know more about your experience.
Whitney, I don't have that experience, but am in Boston area and definitely interested if you move forward. Like you, I also see value in a smaller group that can go deeper.
The main rationale to keep the group small is to form deeper relationships that cover topics on the good, the bad, and the ugly. This doesn't work for larger groups, like meetup, in my experience because the relationships are more transactional and the group is not (for lack of a better word) curated.
I'm based in Boston.
Absolutely. Why only 8-10 though? I've thought about a similar thing, and getting 50-100 people all in London and all in to tech, entrepreneurialism, startups, etc. Meet regularly and help build each others ideas ... and then who knows, some of you might go on to work together on a new idea.
Go for it! Where are you based?
Definirely! I used to be a member of vistage, which is similar. I recommend you structure your meering, day to ensure no time is wasted.
This might be the most unanimous advice I've gotten as a founder. Thank you.
Tyrone - Thanks for the added references. Pat Flynn has put out some hilarious stuff "I’M PAT FLYNN. I’m the Crash Test Dummy of Online Business." Would love to connect more on your experiences if you have time for a quick chat.