Just like every other new years resolutioner hitting the gym hard for the first three weeks every January, 100state has its own goals it wants to accomplish in 2015. This year, 100state is focusing on engaging our members more, providing more educational opportunities and adding overall value to the 100state community.
In 2015, 100state plans to…
- Put more decision-making power in the hands of individual members through the Member Council. The Council will meet twice a month and task 100state staff with initiatives and keep us accountable. Our first members will be elected over the next couple weeks and serve a three-month term.
- Provide more educational opportunities for entrepreneurs. WordPress boot camps, Launch Camp, Startup Grind and Blogging 101 workshops are just a few of the educational events offered over the past year, we want to see more of this!
- Inspire more interaction between the business community and the arts community through the 100arts program. The 100arts program just launched this January with “stArt: A New Year’s Expo of Disillusions.” Expect great things from 100arts this year.
- Create internship opportunities for neophyte entrepreneurs through connecting startups with students. We want act as a mediator to make sure interns get value out of their internships.
- Create a formalized mentor program. This has taken off in fits and starts over 100state’s lifetime, but would be a great resource for new members. The mentor program would pair new members with existing members to help them get acquainted with the community, make introductions and be their overall 100state spirit guide.
- Spark a lot of new events series and put together an entrepreneurship bootcamp week. Greg Stfort joined the 100state team back in November as our events manager. Greg has already organized some great events, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for 2015.
- Raise more funds. Mo’ money ≠ mo’ problems.
- Continue to provide a space conducive to work AND collaboration.
- Strengthen the current 100state community through creating cohorts of new members and providing more engagement throughout the membership.