Open Coffee Starts Up for Fall
By Allan Tear
The next RI Nexus Open Coffee is Wednesday, September 17th 8am-10am. Check out the calendar for details.
Even entrepreneurs need a vacation, but folks, August is over and its time to get back to starting up. And Open Coffee is the place to be if you are starting up a technology-driven business, thinking about it, investing in it, or just like hanging around geeky entrepreneurs.
Over the spring Open Coffee grew from a few folks around a cafe table at 729 Hope Cafe to a vibrant (and loud) caffeine-buzzed gathering of 12-20 people. The intimate format and startup focus makes for good story sharing, resource swapping, and idea floating.
The vibe is casual drop-in, drop-out, buy your own coffee. We have fluid discussion topics focused around tech startups, a few will be suggested by the hosts, but its up to those who show to decide what they want to talk about. Open Coffee is a place where you can "dig in" on an idea or question, with a few compatriots or the whole group.
I'm sure a big topic of fall discussion will be how the economic downturn is affecting our markets, fundraising, revenue and hiring. Though its been unsettling, I've continued to see the energy in tech and internet startups stay strong, both locally and globally. Good ideas have no "season".
So come share your tales of woe and glory, and lets figure it out together.