GA & 500 Startups

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Are you launching a startup? Are you, or is someone on your team, a General Assembly alum?

General Assembly has partnered with 500 Startups for a four-week program that combines Silicon Valley mentorship, resources, and capital to help prepare companies to get accepted into a top-ranked accelerator program. This is a great opportunity for all General Assembly alumni and we’re excited to see the great startups that are selected.

Program details and the application information can be found here.

Applications are due May 1!


CMX Summit + Lauren Perkins

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Community  has always been a big part of the Perks Consulting approach. Whether we are “baking in” customer insights or listening for feedback, we take a very customer-centric approach to our engagement.  That is why we were so excited to have our our CEO Lauren Perkins speak at the CMX Summit in NYC on the business value of community in June. The CMX Summit was a 2 day event centered around community builders, and already has created an amazing following (the hashtag “#cmxsummit” was actually trending at #2, right behind the World Cup, for the 2 days it occurred.)

The roster of speakers represented amazing companies known for their communities such as Meetup.com, Etsy, Creative Mornings, Behance, Organizing for Action, and TEDx. Over 200 digital community managers came to hear talks from these leading experts who shared their best practices, innovations in the field, and inspirational stories of creating community in unexpected and creative places. We are happy to finally be able to share Lauren’s talk, which was just released.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!


Our ‘Cultivating a Community’ Course Has a New Online Home at Udemy!

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In the past few years, you may have seen our CEO Lauren Perkins teach various education and training courses related to branding, marketing, and startup business strategies. While we started at NYCʼs original startup campus, General Assembly, we’ve taken the classes from NYC to DC, on livestreams, to accelerators, and Meetup groups, diversifying our curriculum formats from 6-part workshops to all-day and abbreviated classes, while joining some of our industry friends in teaching together.

As of today, we’re pleased to announce that the Perks Consulting Training and Education roster now includes an hour-and-half online video version of our original course, Cultivating a Community. You can find the class on Udemy, for $59, which includes lifetime access to the entire course and content. The course still encompasses all the fundamentals and conceptual topics necessary for successful community management but our aim is to offer broader access to new audiences through this platform and price. In total, the entire course encompasses 11 lectures, quizzes, and supplemental materials all aimed to prepare entrepreneurs, students, and business executives with the strategic and tactical insight necessary to increase their knowledge of community management.

Check out our class preview video below, or to view the actual online course visit:
https://www.udemy.com/cultivating-community/