Community Building - Science of it

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by Pranay Gupta on Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Session type
BoF Meet

Technical level


Understand the science behind community building and running good communities. Debate & learn from experienced people in the group.


A lot of times, it feels like a “good community” just happens. These could be a physical community or a virtual community. There seems to be a huge luck factor in getting a good community going.
That said, seems like there is quite some scientific studies and material around this. The idea of this session is to discuss the key summary of that material and to argue on its effectiveness. The group is expected to share their experience in community building and to some extent, add to the science of community building.

Speaker bio

Pranay is the founder of 91springboard, the biggest coworking community in India. Prior to this, he was Joint CEO of CIIE, the incubator at IIM Ahmedabad. A large part of his focus has been in creating the entrepreneurship “ecosystem” and specially with 91springboard, community building is something that they have focused on exclusively.

Swapnil (Co Speaker) is the founder of Almaconnect. This is the biggest online community of alumni from various institutes with almost a million users engaging on the platfrom.


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    [-] Zainab Bawa 3 days ago

    Interesting, Pranay. Have you delivered this talk earlier? Do you have a slide deck so that we can understand details better?

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