We would like to thank the many survey respondents for the valuable information they have provided to the leadership team and the programming committee. Your answers will be used to help formulate the programming for our events this fall and next spring. Not only did the respondents help answer our set questions but they provided extra information to help us better define our events. Also, a special thanks to those who have volunteered their time and expertise to help our chapter.
What Is Important?
The first question helps us formulate the content of the events. The respondents overwhelming wanted networking at our events. We will make sure that each event has adequate time to network and is structured to bring in people who are active in the DC entrepreneur community. Second, the respondents wanted MITEF to support our local entrepreneurs. We will work to feature local entrepreneurs at our events.
Our next question focused on potential topics. Networking, this time as a topic and not an event theme, was a top priority for the respondents. We hear this interest loud and clear and will work to make our events great for networking. In the next group, the future of work is aligned with MIT’s Work of the Future initiative (https://workofthefuture.mit.edu/), we are planning a voice/AI event in October, and we will work to have events on business growth and entrepreneurial leadership.
Event Locations and Times
This question confirmed that our typical respondent can attend evening events mid-week in Washington DC or Arlington. We feel that the location bias is due to our chapter’s focus on DC and Northern Virginia events over the last several years. We have met many entrepreneurs and their supporters from the Baltimore area and know that there is an interest to hold MITEF events there as well. This fall we will focus on holding mid-week evening events in DC and Arlington. Beyond that, we will work on developing or supporting events in the Baltimore and northern Montgomery county.