One of the goals with the Atlanta Tech Village is to create an environment of accountability and competition such that the member tech companies and startups achieve a greater level of success than if they were on their own. The ultimate measure of ATV’s overall success is the number of companies that build sustainable, meaningful businesses. Now, how can we create and foster this type of environment in a way that’s positive and fun?
Here are a few ideas for an accountability plan for community startups:
- Monthly or quarterly check-ins with an entrepreneur, mentor, or community manager
- Accountability questions like what did you accomplish, what are your going to accomplish, and how can you improve whereby the answers are recorded in a Google Spreadsheet for review during the next period
- Continually measure objective items related to revenue, new users, page views, downloads, App Store ratings, etc
- Regular peer feedback survey where the other startups rate how they see their peers doing across several dimensions
We want tech companies and startups that are continually moving onward and upward such that the Village is known for having an environment that breeds success. Accountability is going to be an important part of the equation.
What else? What are some other thoughts on developing an accountability plan for startups in the community?