Philadelphia Meetup Next Wednesday the 15th

in #steem2 years ago (edited)

Hey everyone, the @SteemMonsters crew and I are hosting another meetup in Philadelphia this coming Wednesday at FRIEDA. I apologize for the late notice, but it was more difficult nailing down a venue than I had anticipated. The good news is that I think we've found a venue that we can use regularly at very low cost (FREE!).

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If this venue works out, the goal is to hold all kinds of meetups there, not just ones that cater exclusively to Steemians. That's why next week's meetup is for a group I started called "Philadelphia Startup Entrepreneurs." I know, it's kind of a silly name, but there is a strategy behind it.

The Strategy

Steem is really a platform for startups. Sure, Fortune 500 companies could use Steem, but only once it is a proven technology. Startups are companies that need to take risks on new and innovative technologies so that they can have a competitive edge against their established competitors. The plan is break into the Philadelphia startup scene and help grow it. I might be wrong, but for a city this big, the startup scene seems surprisingly small.

I looked around at all the tech, startup, blockchain, related meetups and was surprised at how few there were and how few members they had. At the same time, Meetup has a really great feature that shows you how much interest there is in the keywords you are using. What that revealed was that there was actually a ton of interest in "startups" and "entrepreneurship" despite there being very few meetups expressly for these subjects.

Establishing a Beachhead

While some might interpret these as bad signs, I actually think it presents us with an opportunity to establish Philadelphia as a kind of "beachhead" for Steem. It's still a relatively big city, and there are plenty of software engineers, entrepreneurs, and average people who could benefit from having Steem in their lives.

The Community

The idea isn't just to hold a meetup, but help build a great a community that can empower its members to achieve their goals. So if you are in the Philadelphia area and would like to help grow this community, we hope to see you this coming Wednesday at the meetup!

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I'm planning to be there. Hopefully no last minute conflicts pop up again this time! I also shared the link to the event on the Exton blockchain and cryptocurrency meetup page.

Not sure about parking in the area, but from Google Maps, it looks like it's not a bad walk from the Gallery stop on the SEPTA train lines.

Great, look forward to meeting you! And thanks for sharing the meetup

Nice meeting you tonight!

And @andrarchy great talking about the progress at Steemit. Optimistic about the future. From @dhimmel and @trang.

I was glad to meet you and @trang, too!

BTW, I forgot to mention that I recently set up a community on Steemit's beta site for Steemizens in the Delaware Valley. Not much activity yet, but I thought a discussion-place for topics of local interest would be a good way for people in the Philadelphia & Wilmington region to find each other on the blockchain. The link is here - Delaware Valley Life. Hope you'll both join. ;-)

It was great meeting you both. Look forward to chatting some more next time!

Good luck over there!

Hey it's good to see you @motoengineer, we should catch up some time soon! I'll probably be coming to NY soon and it would be good to see you.

Gonna try to make one of these. Wednesday’s are tough as it’s a busy day at work but I’m gonna try like hell.

Yeah man it would be great to finally meet you. What day would work better for you. I want to experiment with different days anyway. Also, would NYC work better? Was thinking about hosting some up there too.

Lots of Steemians in this part of the country. We may have to consider to have a future Steem Canna Fest in Philly. Have fun and smoke one for us, ;)

Interesting, what makes you say there are a lot of Steemians around here?

It just seems you all have this meetup often, and get a good showing. I live on the central coast of California, and im pretty sure im the only active Steemian in a 100 mile radious! Lol

So I have a question, the Steem Cannabis Community is having our 2nd annual Steem Canna Fest. Im wondering if we can get a post feutred on the Steem Feed. Our hopes is to have a even bigger one then last year, and since the venue is open to anybody, onboarding will be a top priority.

You can reach me on comments, or reach out to me in Discord. jonyoudyer#5915. Thank you.

Have fun!! Wish I could join you guys! 😃

Be nice to Philly, they are still hurting...

I wish you all a great meet up and that this community will keep growing and growing..

This type ideas are too much impotent for build up community and help anyone to achievetheir goal.Thanks for share those ideas😊

Great initiative! Be nice to live feed the meetups so those of us far behind the beachhead can still be part of it.

I definitely want to do that in the future. Since this is really the first one, it's more of an experiment. As we get the hang of it, I'd love to live stream them

Philly is too far for me but when you come to Winnipeg, I will be there.

P.S. Make sure you don't book it in Winter. We are beyond the great ice wall.

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Unfortunately, this is the venue of the event, far from me, I am from Ukraine. But with thoughts and spirit, I am with you! Your are great 👍

Excuses excuses ;)

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I wounder if Bill Burr will attend ?

Awesome! We must all go!

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I'm planning to be there. Hopefully no last minute conflicts pop up again this time! I also shared the link to the event on the Exton blockchain and cryptocurrency meetup page.