Survey Key Findings
First off, thank you to everyone who participated in our Membership Survey. Your opinions matter greatly to us, and we are using the survey results to inform our upcoming initiatives to continually improve your MRN membership experience. So without further ado, here is what we learned:
- Some MRUN membership benefits are not well-understood amongst members. The following is a list of MRUN membership benefits in descending order of awareness.
- Members are part of an organization that contributes to society by facilitating entrepreneurship and research.
- Members are given an opportunity to meet and develop relationships with others through MRUN’s diverse network of university participants, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, and researchers.
- Members are invited to MRUN-hosted events (CATTEC).
- Members are given discounts to some relevant conferences and publications.
- Members are informed about relevant upcoming events in the Midwest. Members are informed about relevant upcoming events in the Midwest. (MRUN’s calendar keeps you attune to upcoming events.)
- Members have access to other parts of the Midwest start-up and research community through MRUN’s partnerships with complementary organizations. (Here is a list of our partner organizations.)
- Members are made aware of relevant news via the MRUN website. (Check it out now if you haven’t visited recently!)
- The most valued benefit of the organization is “Members are given an opportunity to meet and develop relationships with others through MRUN’s diverse network of university participants, entrepreneurs, investors, accelerators, and researchers.
- From a list of seven potential (not yet included) organization benefits, the survey indicated that respondents would most value “Access to an MRUN Talent Board that lists opportunities for management or technical talent at emerging companies submitted by fellow members.”
- MRUN’s network of reputable research universities was a theme amongst strengths listed by respondents.
- Weaknesses mentioned included the organization’s lack of visibility to others and lack of interaction between the MRUN team and the membership and within the membership.
- Respondents were equally split regarding whether they were satisfied with their MRUN membership.
Above is only a preview of the results. As you can see, we have a lot of great material to work with. Your opinions have been heard and we are in the process of crafting initiatives to better serve our members. One of those initiatives includes a newsletter – stay tuned for the first one coming later this month!