Stoke welcomed Clarissa Redwine, Kickstarter’s Design and Technology Outreach lead for the west coast, for a Lunch + Learn and a Community Workshop on Monday, December 10th. During both sessions, attendees were able to ask questions specific to their projects and learn about the key features of a successful campaign. Read on for a recap of the day’s events and what attendees learned during the Crafting a Great Kickstarter Campaign sessions.
In addition to more executive offices, innovation centers, and makerspaces, coworking spaces are on the rise. What accounts for this growth and popularity? Amenities, atmosphere, and community are some factors that we find contribute to why people are choosing to work and participate in the opportunities offered by coworking spaces. Read on for details.
Read about an evening of celebrating local startups and businesses with Stoke during the Denton Startup Crawl & Night on Thursday, November 1st. Attendees heard from startups and bussiness owners and checked out their office spaces housed in historic Denton buildings and other spots around the square.
Purposeful Growth for the Young Company - Navigating People Pitfalls During Go-Go Growth is the next up in our series of Lunch and Learn events. Dustin Baker, business owner and Stoke member will talk about managing growth, maintaining culture, and hiring the right people for your growing company. This talk can benefit business owners, freelancers, and other professionals.
Starting a small business can be a confusing and sometimes lonely process. At Stoke, we have worked to build an arsenal of resources for entrepreneurs to find success on their journey. These tools include educational programming, a group of mentors, networking events, and a supportive community of people with diverse experience and skill sets to work near and learn from. Our staff works to ensure that we are providing value to our members and support to the small business and startup community of Denton, so we’ve put together this list of tips to help the entrepreneurial hopefuls among you.
Measuring marketing efficiency is only the beginning — you should really be focusing on determining the pieces of data that can most powerfully influence your strategy. Who cares if your marketing is efficient if there's a better option that you're not seeing?
Stoke Coworking recently sponsored one of our member companies, Cortex Therapy Solutions, to attend the FUND Conference in Austin, TX. Their primary goal - secure or at least discover potential avenues of investment. Cortex currently has their prototype, a solid business strategy, and are in the process of finalizing a partnership with a tier one research institution.
In February, we spoke with President of TechMill and Drupal developer, Kyle Taylor. This month, we pick the two minds behind Shepherd Dog: Brandy Thomas and David Brunow. Shepherd Dog works with small businesses and non-profits to help them with technology services such as websites and app development. We talked with them about items such as working closely with a partner, their favorite small business projects, and whether or not they could win in an arm wrestling match with Kyle Taylor. Read on for more!
Kyle Taylor is Senior Drupal Developer at LevelTen and President of TechMill, a non-profit organization led by a group of entrepreneurs, techies and software developers in Denton with a mission to develop and promote the city as a startup hub in North Texas. We wanted to pick his brain to learn a bit more about TechMill, the startup scene in Denton, and - of course - his favorite lunch spot. Read on for more!