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OpenCoffee North – Bringing Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield under one umbrella

It seems OpenCoffee Manchester is seen as a bit of a joke by the London crowd due to small number of attendees. There aren’t any London VCs prepared to attend Manchester events. So, Ed French of Enterprise Ventures came up with a marvelous idea to combine Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield under one common brand, known as OpenCoffee North. The idea is for each of the city to hold its monthly event on the same day of each month, so for example, OpenCoffee Manchester will be held on 4th Tuesday of each month.

In addition, we would share a common database. Click here to visit the brand new club on upcoming.org. The plan is to hold a single database of contacts which could be managed through this group. So who would organise each of these events?

  • Manchester – moi!
  • Leeds – Imran Ali
  • Liverpool & Sheffield – I requested two of my contacts to consider organising events in these two great cities. Will keep you posted on the outcome.

Let us know what you think?

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  • It probably takes less time to travel between any of these four cities than it does to get into London for most of the crowd who go to opencoffee there!

  • It probably takes less time to travel between any of these four cities than it does to get into London for most of the crowd who go to opencoffee there!

  • Easy there big fella! I’ll think about this more carefully to figure out the best approach – I hlet’s not jump the gun and kill communities that aren’t formed yet!

  • Easy there big fella! I’ll think about this more carefully to figure out the best approach – I hlet’s not jump the gun and kill communities that aren’t formed yet!

  • Most people would rather drive to the door of a venue than mess about with trains and tubes!

  • Most people would rather drive to the door of a venue than mess about with trains and tubes!

  • Start them, strong arm your contacts into going, then be productive and get feedback out. Once people have seen how good/useful it was, they’ll come to the next…

    In theory anyway 🙂

    I see Dean has arranged a Sheffield one. I’ll be going to that I thnk

  • Start them, strong arm your contacts into going, then be productive and get feedback out. Once people have seen how good/useful it was, they’ll come to the next…

    In theory anyway 🙂

    I see Dean has arranged a Sheffield one. I’ll be going to that I thnk

  • Here is another thought! How about plusnet sponsor Free Wi Fi through BT OpenZone for all OC events UK wide?

  • Here is another thought! How about plusnet sponsor Free Wi Fi through BT OpenZone for all OC events UK wide?

  • Hmmm.

    I’ll have a chat with Dean about that one..!

  • Hmmm.

    I’ll have a chat with Dean about that one..!