If there is one thing that would serve as a sign that a community is thriving - events would be on the top of the list. Besides, what would you call an ecosystem that involves startups without having everyone converge in one place to learn, collaborate and do business. Events are at the heart of the ecosystem, you can actually think of anything under the sun in the startup space, and there would be a myriad of possibilities in branding an event that is tied up to the latest technology craze.
But the million dollar question is, which event should you go to?
You have to practically see it in an economic and productivity point of view, which event will really benefit you and help you move forward? And if you are not sure, spend the time to research, read reviews online and plan your course of action.
What do you need at this stage of your startup? Are you in need of funding? Do you need developers, designers, and Jedis to help build your app? Whatever your true north is at the moment, start from where it all makes sense for you. Don’t just wake up and hop from one event to another just because you think it’s cool. There is so much at stake in your business than being cool.
If you don’t see the benefit in any specific event. Move on to the next one.
Once you have drawn out a plan, mark a target and hit that target. Do you want to meet a specific investor or mentor? Do your homework; there are a lot of resources online, find your match and then connect to that person. Don’t wait for magic to happen; even real life magicians prepare for the big day. And so do you. Practice. Practice. Practice.
In our community, the more you give, the more you would benefit out of it. All rockstars needed to write beautiful music for the fans before they can become one. Do not be a poser poster. Be real. Be authentic. Surround yourself with people who will challenge you and make you better.
And once you find the right event for you, make it count and make yourself count. The community is stronger together, but it starts with you.
And while we are on the topic of choosing the right event, here is our pitch. We would like to help you start your research and planning here.
For some people, they prefer a more structured event like traditional conferences, where everyone needs to dress up to make a statement. More often than not, this creates a vacuum in the community building side of things. And then there is Geeks on a Beach (GOAB), where you practically get to enjoy the best of all worlds. Chill in the most beautiful islands of the Philippines while you learn, collaborate and do business. List of speakers are up on the website, and the universe is actually on your side once you decide to show up and hustle your way to either getting funded or building your team.
Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in technology trends and how they can help businesses. Anyone who wants to learn about startups and meet founders who are building innovative products today. Geeks and creatives looking to collaborate with peers. Founders and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to level up their business and technology skills. Corporates and organizations looking for digital transformation ideas and partners. Investor and mentors who are looking to back the next Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg of the region. Anyone looking to work in, work with, invest in the best of tech startup community.
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