Regional Events Planning tools

Planning ahead

In Bristol and Bath, some would say that we have more entrepreneur and tech-focused meetups per head than they do in London (in fact, TechNation said so a few years ago). That’s a lot of events. Those of us that help to support the entrepreneurs in our region have some weeks of the year with 7 or 8 events and we’ve noticed some real ‘peak weeks’. This led us (collectively) to work out a mechanism to help us all to plan our events collaboratively. So we made a google doc and a simple two-step plan:

  1. When you are in the early stages of planning an event, add your provisional dates to this google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17yjyn6EklD6qxZ7OqDQi-6OL8LLhMdRs4AXjFz-mn9A/edit?usp=sharing
  2. When you have confirmed your event, delete the listings that are no longer relevant, make it clear that your event is confirmed and add the link to your event (if you want to share it publicly).

Existing tools to publicise your event

If you want to spread the word about your entrepreneurial event more effectively, there are a few public tools that can help you:

If you know of anyone else who helps publicise events in Bristol and Bath, let me know – I’ll add their details here.

NOTE: This work is particularly focused on events that help entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs to grow, share and learn. If you’re unsure whether your event is relevant, ask Briony (briony.phillips@engine-shed.co.uk)