- Ahead of meeting:
- All project leads fill in the Updates section for their project using the Agenda Key
- Put any Discussion, Proposal Stuck and Questions items into the Discussion section.
⏲️ Agenda Key
- H: Highlight (Capital circle members should know about this work from last week)
- A: Ask (ie I have a Need)
- C: Celebrate!
- R: Need Review (asynchronous)
- Q: Have a Question (to be answered now or asynchronously, depending)
- S: Stuck/Blocked (can’t move forward without a solve)
- D: Needs Discussion (in our meeting today)
- P: Proposal (needs voting on /approval from Dazzle District)
Investment Referral Prototype
Scaling Capital Navigation
We Funder + Matchmaking
Support the Capital Entrepreneurs
Capital Circle Braintrust
Zebra Capital Salons
- Ana Jamborcic
Rules for this section: - Discussion items will be tackled in the same order that they were added e.g. if you add your discussion item mid-meeting, please add your need to the bottom of the list. We’ll do our best to get to it if we have time! - Tag the person that will present the discussion item - Add a time estimate for how long the discussion item is expected to take
- New agenda structure @Esme Verity -10 mins
- Any objections/amendments?
- How do we assign project leads?
- Case discussion (Julia -5 mins)
- Hands/eyes needed to progress new deals [” from Airtable”] in Wefunder and European platforms projects — @Astrid Scholz in absentia
- Also: Please indicate what projects you want to be added to, as per this thread in Asana
- Who can represent the circle at tomorrow’s updates to the community? — @Astrid Scholz has a conflict for the 8 am Pacific session
- Capital Salons update (Ana — 5’)
- Devin’s opportunities
- Techstars Cox Atlanta Impact Accelerator (Francene - 5mins, if that)
- Permanent call out box for self-onboarding
- consider appointing a facilitator at the beginning of the meeting to keep track of time and manage the call
- need an agreement for work stream owners, re-allocate in Asana
- make explicit how much time each leadership commitment is
- Specify the agenda in advance
- encourage leaders to function as coordinators for a larger group rather than just workers
- How do we activate people in the Capital Circle, to get some of the ongoing work staffed
- how do we welcome new members
- email reminders to the group to add to the agenda
- project leads act as cat herders
- Consider separating out the meetings that welcome new people and the meetings that are about moving work forward. Perhaps either a monthly welcome meeting, or structuring the meetings to be 1 week social and 1 week logistical.
- Devin: didn’t like the co-op onboarding experience; felt heavy handed, patronizing, requiring video and document consumption
- Other ideas for helping improve onboarding and engagement
- few para’s on what the circle is, options for participation
- every step of the way: should be welcoming and encouraging, not about barriers and guardrails
- do something less formal, like a social event or look-see
- lower the barriers at the level of chapter events —> smooth on-ramp for joining the co-op
- More focus on engagement and lowering barriers to entry.
- Capital Salons:
- reorienting more towards group learning between founders and funders
- take a strong curatorial approach
Commitments & Action items
Who does what next?
@Esme Verity to update the agenda template
@Esme Verity to create first draft for a simple patronage agreement with workstream owner
Review ideas for circle onboarding experience coming out of chapter circle
create a standing once-a-month capital cafe
Ana to get more info into Asana for capital salon