Vinnie lived in San Francisco, CA and co-founded Lefora Forum Hosting.
He also started the 6,500+ member Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup.
That was a while ago, stay up to date on About.me.

Social Alchemy – How to grow a community from 5 to 5,000

Posted: February 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: svnewtech | No Comments »

I was invited to give a talk at another SF Ignite, this one hosted by West Coast Community Leadership Summit.

Ignite are 5min lighting presentations, with each slide at 30 seconds.  I put together some material for any event organizers that shares some of the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 4 years with my Silicon Valley NewTech meetup and how we grew from 5 members at a coffee shop to 5,000 (technically, we’re at 4,874).

You can watch me with firery red hair side by side with the slides:

Or watch my straight slides with audio over them:

And be sure to check out the rest of the interesting talks from that night, including Ann Winblad’s talk on “What’s in a Name” and how that applies to startups.



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