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How to effectively plan community x VC initiatives

Sharing insights pulled from Frontline at CMX Summit East 2016

Kim Pham
Kim Pham
Jun 20, 2016 · 2 min read

I’ve been a proud member of the CMX community since 2014 — the hub for the community industry. (How meta — a community for community builders!)

I attended my first CMX Summit in 2014, as a fresh-faced member of the Frontline Ventures team. There, I began my foray into the CMX ecosystem — not yet fully realising or understanding that helping our portfolio of early-stage European startups scale means intentionally building a peer-to-peer learning community. It was over time — through CMX workshops, resources, and interactions — that community management best practice really began to inform my work as Head of Platform.

Two years later, I was incredibly floored to be asked to speak at this year’s Summit in NYC in May. During my two years at Frontline, I developed two frameworks for executing on initiatives for internal ecosystems — a helpful starting point when pitching new projects and evaluating existing ones. I had the honour to present these at Brooklyn Bowl to a room full of community folks whom I both adore and admire.

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Check out this badass roster!

Having been a proud CMX-er since the early days, it has been humbling and inspiring to come nearly full-circle. I am really looking forward to continuing to learn with and alongside this growing community.

You can check out the slides and video below.

This post was originally published on LinkedIn.

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