Albany Startup CAFE (Coffee & Accountability for Entrepreneurs)
Startup CAFE is an entrepreneur-led networking and accountability meetup.
One of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and business owners is staying focused and accountable to grow their businesses beyond day-to-day operations. Startup CAFE addresses this by providing a simple meeting format that helps entrepreneurs problem solve and keep each other accountable to their goals!
The meeting is held every two weeks and anyone from the community is welcome to attend!
The purpose of this meeting is 1), to provide a consistent networking opportunity for entrepreneurs in the Albany region, 2), to help you solve problems and challenges with your business, and 3), to help you stay accountable on a bi-weekly basis to your entrepreneurial and business goals.
7:45-8:00 AM: Setup, networking, purchases
8:00 AM: Welcome & Introductions
8:20 AM: Problem Solving & Discussion:
8:40 AM: I Will Statements (S.M.A.R.T. Goals) & Accountability
8:55 AM: Close Meeting, informal networking
Startup Café Rules for All Participants:
— Please try to support the venue by purchasing a drink or meal from them.
— Choose inclusivity as your default attitude. Allow this to be a safe place for everyone.
— Do not share business information discussed unless permission has been given.
— This is not a place to market your service. Come with the attitude of giving, not getting.
— Limit how long you talk and give everyone a chance to speak. Keep your suggestions short.
— Don’t “should on” people. Offer advice but don’t boss. Suggest ideas, don’t demand actions.
— Allow people to disagree with you. Respectfully challenge ideas you disagree with.
— Have fun and grow your business!
Oregon RAIN wants everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable at our events!
Please contact Corey Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any accommodations that we can make for you that will encourage your participation and we will do our best to meet your needs. Depending on the event type, accommodations may include things such as: reserving front row seating, an advance copy of slides to be projected, wheelchair access, language translation, childcare needs, etc…
This event is made possible by funding from the cities of Adair Village, Albany, Brownsville, Halsey, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Monroe, Philomath, Sweet Home, Linn County, Benton County, The Ford Family Foundation, and Oregon Community Foundation.
Oregon RAIN is a private non-profit with a mission to partner with Oregon communities to catalyze entrepreneurial ecosystems, connect entrepreneurs to resources (including overlooked entrepreneurs), and contribute to the creation of prosperous economies.
Our vision is that:
— Communities support, value, and celebrate entrepreneurs.
— Regional leaders recognize entrepreneurs are a primary creator of net new jobs.
— Small and rural communities in Oregon have thriving economies.
— A culture of possibilities is embraced.