20170412 Board meeting

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Agenda of the Board Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 20.00-22.00pm
Place: UniverCité, 3rd floor meeting room



  • Vanessa & Rachel




Welcome address

(Vanessa, 1 min)

Point 0: public minutes

(Vanessa, 1 min)

Get ok from all board members to upload minutes on wiki (or else discuss alternative below)


Point 1: UC Crowdfunding campaign

Update from the President

(Vanessa, 5 min)

Renens to provide a great part of funds (0.8M of 1.2M needed), and Vanessa and Rachel (and Gustavo) had a nice lunch with the syndic, Jean-François Clément.

Edouard Treccani, who works for Inartis/MC, is the main contact for the Crowdfunding, which has a 'soft launch' planned for the night of the political debate about Innovation in Vaud (11apr), and the actual 'digital' launch sometime in the next month.

Who else wants to work on this? Who is ready to devote significant time over the next 6 weeks? We need people sharing news, making 'perks' for crowdfunding and probably much more!

Point 2: Community Happiness

(Shalf, 10 min)


  • Microgrant Process Review shared, i.e. work has started. Shalf will keep improving this page until next board meeting for a structured conversation to happen.

Ateliers de Renens

Next steps proposed and approved:

  • Follow-up w/ Christophe re: stolen wood
  • Check next UC Community Meeting date & governance. Yann will update the board & community to make sure we have time to properly gather feedback from everyone, and will go with someone else from the Board (depending on meeting's agenda and availabilities).

Community Strength

How many people are really paying members? How often do more than the core 5-10 actually come to the lab?? ...

Point 3: Varia

Implement automatic reply

(Luc, 2 min)

For the hello@hackuarium email address.
We would need it both in French and English. Based on the email from London Biohackerspace:

Thanks for your email and for being interested in what we do!
We will come back to you as soon as possible but in the meantime please have a look at
our website: http://www.hackuarium.ch
our wiki: http://wiki.hackuarium.ch
Hackuarium is a volunteer-led space and we need to use our time wisely.
If you want to talk to us, we meet at 19:30 every Wednesday evenings at
UniverCité, Chemin du Closel 5, 1020 Renens
The Hackuarium team

Luc would be happy to polish the text and send it to Vanessa for implementation.

Update Website

(Luc, 2 min)

Sam -> any idea of the number of visitors?
Add profile of all members.
Update projects description.

Point 4: Events

(YY, XX minutes)


(Vanessa, 15 min)

Biofabbing conference will happen on May 10-13.

Point 5: Future activities

(Vanessa, 2 min)