On January 28, 2016 at our press conference with Mayor Bowser, we pledged to host 100 community events in our office by 2017. We have 10,000 sqft of event space that is available to our community free of charge.
We’ve done this for two main reasons. First, we believe education should be accessible to as many people as possible. Second, we believe that a key component of a successful startup up is a gathering place. We want to be that gathering place.
As of May 2016, we have 65 events that have either taken place or have been scheduled in our office with total over 4,000 participants walking through our pink elevator entrance.
The events ST hosts fit into one of four categories: technology-focused events, entrepreneurial-focused events, hospitality-focused events, or events hosted by our employees. 100% of the events have a networking component and 18% of the total events are focused on women and minorities.
The events are planned in our software. Below is an image that shows what our event space looks like in Social Tables.
Being able to drag and drop furniture allows event organizers to diagram the space according to their event needs.
The below example is how we set up our space for our internal all hands company meeting.
Please let us know if you are interested in hosting your next event at Social Tables by reaching out to our Office Hospitality Manager, Kallie. email@example.com.