Event Space for Community Building and Recruiting


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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