Last night’s Atlanta Startup Village at the Atlanta Tech Village had 731 RSVPs. Think about that for a second: a simple monthly event for entrepreneurs to demo their product now attracts more than 20x the number of people compared to when it started a little over two years ago. Is the startup community growing? Absolutely. Do we still have a long ways to go as a community? Absolutely.
Here are a few thoughts on the growth of Atlanta Startup Village:
- People want to be part of a community and feel a sense of belonging to something greater than just themselves
- Entrepreneurship can be lonely at times, creating an opportunity for events to bring people together to share some of the highs and lows
- Entrepreneurs want to help other entrepreneurs and a large event is an efficient way for the presenters to explain what they’re doing as well as make specific requests
The Atlanta Startup Village is the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast and continues to grow every month. Entrepreneurs want community with other entrepreneurs.
What else? What are some thoughts on the growth of the Atlanta Startup Village?