What I learned from Janet, Co-founder of Athena / Virtual Mojito Live EP028

We've a new look again, here's why and what you need to know!

Hello community,

We’ve a new look. AGAIN!

It was a nightmare when I noticed that my previous site provider was down. I can’t wait, so I migrated everything to another service and used this opportunity to launch Virtual Mojito 4.0. You’re going to love it!

Felix
@felix12777 on Twitter


Tools and resources

Hera →

Get back control of your meetings. It's about time. You have a lot of meetings, on a lot of topics. It's hard to keep up with the flow. Hera has your back and removes any friction to have great meetings.


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Meet-a-Mojito

Hey! Tell us about yourself and a fun fact.

I'm one year in and feel like a newly-minted founder. I love travelling and doing outdoorsy things like biking and diving though I'm quite uncoordinated and you probably don't want to do any of those activities with me.

What motivated you to start your company?

Tamara and I wanted community platforms to feel more personable and make it easier for members to find their tribe. Tamara and I met in OnDeck and Slack is very active but really hard to really get a feel for people. We decided to bring asynchronous video through Q&A into Slack and Circle to bring familiarity and authenticity.

How do you acquire users and grow your company?

Our product has a built-in network effect. The more communities use Athena and members watch videos of other members, the more members reach out asking to use Athena for their own communities and audiences. We didn't think about this being one of the main channels when we first started. It's been really fun seeing the virality.

What is your future goal?

We're thinking about creative ways to use video such as with introductions and async AMAs for members to learn more about each other before jumping on a live 1:1 or event.

Anything our readers should know?

We're actively seeking more beta users who have communities in Slack or Circle. We have some huge communities and course creators getting creative and engaging their communities. We can be reached at janet@joinathena.co

Janet Yen, Co-founder, Athena


Virtual events that you should not miss

Under maintenance. I’m actually looking for new ideas to further utilize a curated virtual events calendar. Please send me any ideas. This is the look & feel of Virtual Mojito 4.0


What we’ve been reading

COVID-Concerned Community Boards Ready to Break State Law to Keep Online Meetings

“Community board chairs are pushing back on a requirement that their meetings resume in person next month — with some saying they plan to defy state law if necessary to keep their sessions COVID-safe.”


Thanks for reading! You can find the list of curated virtual event resources on our website virtualmojito.com or read the previous newsletter.

I would love to hear your ideas - send me a message at hi@virtualmojito.com and start a conversation!

And of course, share this post with your friends who might find it useful!