Open Coffee Coleraine hosted their second meeting last night and was once again a resounding success – more new faces which was great to see – the word is getting out. Personally I don’t have a problem walking up to complete strangers and introducing myself – after all – that’s why we are there. As I was in a bit of a hurry last night (the cupboards were bare at home and a quick shop in Asda beckoned) I was a bit like a speed dater – on speed!! I met some interesting people from a variety of industries who all seemed genuinely interested in what I do.
It’s not necessarily about passing business,but forging business relationships, sharing ideas, networking and having a chat over a nice cup of coffee (or tea).
I am delighted to say that the first Open Coffee Mid Ulster will take place somewhere in the Magherafelt District on Wednesday 9th September 2009. Interest is high and we are anticipating a healthy turnout.
The Open Coffee movement has it’s roots in London – originally putting the emphasis on entrepreneurs/business start ups. However the we are keen to point out that the key word for the Mid Ulster Open Coffee Club is “Open”.
For more details go to www.ocmidulster.com, find us on facebook or follow us @OCMidUlster. Venue to be confirmed asap.