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Coffee shop open evenings

Starting up is hard. no money. no time. no resources. Just collaboration and networking. coffee shops that close in the evening open their doors and host start up evenings. The one time those with a full time job have time to meet and work.

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How does it work?

A web registration system for the coffee shops and startup members, regular nights for working and networking events that start ups could subscribe to.  A place where developers and designers could tout their wares to prospective entrepreneurs, and VC could come and investigate, with special evenings for different activities like workshopping, networking and talks.

A small subscription fee would be charged to participants for the upkeep of the online system (white label for integration into coffee shop website - they also may wish to fund).  Other resources like pens, paper post-it-notes etc could be all chipped in for.

Coffe shops would provide their usual fare of coffee and food  (everyone needs to eat and drink, especially to fuel actions!).   This helps the start up, puts the coffee shops in good light, and is an additional source of revenue for them.  Some coffee shops in business areas often shut on the weekend -  these could open their doors for day long sessions.

Doors will be closed to the normal public -  entry by ID and event ticket on you mobile. 


How will your concept support web entrepreneurship?

At a grass routes startup idea level - to help meet prospective investors and team members and gain insight into the world of start up without having to quit the day job above all give them space to collaborate.

What kinds of resources will be needed to get this concept off the ground and scale it?

- Buy-in from coffee shops - Web login system - Marketing campaign to get it going

How could we get started?

Approach coffee shop chains, more research on opening hours, start scoping web service

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Photo of Fei Xin

The idea "Coffee shop open evenings" is an excellent challenge. From the perspective of society, not only make people's lives more convenient , but also create more job opportunities for employment. From the perspective of company, this strategy is the expansion of the coffee market sales, it also bring more benefits for company. This is a win-win outcome.

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