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Philly Startup Leaders outlines next steps for 2012

After a tumultuous 2011 that culminated in the group “fishbowling” itself, Philly Startup Leaders is beginning to take action to rebuild itself from the group up. Published on the PSL blog last week by acting president Chris Cera: The following is a list of resolutions and future directions for PSL: Mailing List: The current PSL […]


After a tumultuous 2011 that culminated in the group “fishbowling” itself, Philly Startup Leaders is beginning to take action to rebuild itself from the group up. Published on the PSL blog last week by acting president Chris Cera:

The following is a list of resolutions and future directions for PSL:

  • Mailing List: The current PSL mailing list is now a completely public forum.  Anybody can subscribe and participate.
  • Circles: We plan to make it easier for Circles to start, grow, and thrive within PSL and so we’re going to dabble in a combination of the right people and technology to make this possible.  We started beta testing our first Circle a couple weeks ago, and expect this will grow into something spectacular (this one is private for now).
  • Membership: We’re redefining what it means to be a member, and wiping the current membership  list clean.  We’re still finalizing the details, but membership will likely pertain to Circles only, and not PSL at-large.  Stay tuned.
  • Happy Hours: Our next happy hour will be after the Founder Factory on November 17th.  Then we plan to suspend the monthly happy hours until further notice.  We recommend that startup enthusiasts attend the Philly Tech Meetup if you’re looking for your monthly fix of mingling with startup people.
  • Big Events: We will continue to hold our large-scale events that the public has come to know and love over the years.  This includes the Founder Factory (next month!), Entrepreneur Expo, and the Summer BBQ.

This is just the first step in the evolution of the new PSL.  These pave the way for a better organization that addresses the needs that exist today rather than those that existed 4 years ago.  Over the years we’ve been proud to call ourselves the largest and most active community of startup entrepreneurs, but we’re all questioning whether that is actually a good thing.  It’s clear that the Philly community already has plenty of breadth, and so we’re going to focus on supplying depth.

 
Read more on phillystartupleaders.org.

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