Myself and my colleague, Ruby, attended the Entrepreneur Club: Early March New Year Networking Event on Thursday the 1st of March. The event was a meet up for professional individuals who are on their journey to achieving their entrepreneurial goals. It was organised to allow new entrepreneurs to connect with people on the same journey and share their stories.
The event was located at Spice Market in Collins Street. The venue was not the most suitable location, the lighting was very dim, there were not enough seats and the small area that the event was contained in made it awkward for people not currently in conversations to join existing ones.
Most of the people who attended were currently in-between jobs and were looking for positions. The rest of the crowd either worked in or owned a small business. Most people that myself and Ruby spoke to had an entrepreneurial idea that they wanted to develop in the future.
The event and conversations we had with the attendees taught us that there are many people with great ideas for start-ups that just require consulting to turn their light bulb moments into real and practical steps.
I would not re-attend this event. Although it was interesting to meet a diverse range of people, I did not enjoy the location, there was no food provided and I do not believe there was a synergy between the individuals.
Things of note:
- Location: Spice Market
- Highlight: Meeting new people
- Cost: Free
- Hot Tip: Eat beforehand!
- Venue: 1 / 5
- Catering: 0 / 5
- Speaker: 0 / 5
- Networking Opportunity: 1 / 5
Total: 2 / 20