Community Fund is an initiative by The Product Folks to help communities with mentorship, funding and everything else they need to go from 0-1.
We’ve built The Product Folks from scratch to become India’s leading product community within the last 2 years. We aim to share everything we know about building a community and help you with things we wish we had when we started. Help us help you and let’s grow together :)
People are hitting an exhaustion point with the toxicity on big social platforms.
This will give rise to a massive wave of niche, moderated communities in the next year.
Scattered thoughts on communities:
- what they are
- why they matter for people & businesses
- how to start them
- how to scale them
- stages of a community
- elements of successful communities
The future of social is:
- Centered around vertical communities
- Feels like a game
- Completely new ways of discovering content
- Non-broadcast model
- Has a virtual economy
- Shopping is a key part of it
- Eventually has a physical component
This is our way of giving back from the immense support we’ve received from the ecosystem and help build incredible communities globally..
Communities are great ways in which people learn, network and level up in their careers. We believe if there’s a supportive community for every need and domain, people part of the community will grow together.
Back when we started The Product Folks, we felt there was no playbook we could replicate to grow. We were short of resources on many fronts and there was added chaos of doing something for the first time. That adds to the fun but we hope you’ll have fun in many other ways :)
Over the last couple of months, we’ve been able to learn from some of the best global community managers and we feel that these learnings, if available at the grassroot level, can be a huge boost to the community you’re trying to build.
We hope this helps us bring the ecosystem together, putting our best resources in one pot, enabling us to learn and grow together at 10x rate and along the way make some wonderful friends :)
If you are building a community and are either at the early stage or at grassroot level and limited by resources. And you think TPF could help, feel free to fill the form below.
Tell us a little bit about what you do and why you started your community. Fill all the details from the form.
Based on the answers received from the applications, we select a few communities to help them grow in 2021.
Based on the selection process, we meet you for a virtual chai to understand more about you.
Based on the conversation, we announce the results of the communities that got selected & shake hands together to help them grow.
These are the established people in the industry from whom you’ll be getting mentorship and help to grow your community from 0-1.
The Product Folks is a volunteer-driven community of PMs and enthusiasts who are passionate about making an impact and help everyone grow together.
We started in May 2019 with just 1 event in Bangalore, today we’re active in 9+ cities in India and 2 international chapters. Our community is 25,000+ people strong and we strive to add value to each one of their lives and help them become better Product people. Do check out everything we do here.
TPF has built a refreshingly authentic and passionate community within record time. Having seen several communities over the past decade, I admire the execution and talent that TPF brings to the table. I am excited to see that they are opening up their playbook for other communities to learn from.
I have seen The Product Folks from one small meet-up to the massive community that it is now. No Zero-to-One journey is the same, and it's great to see TPF now being able to support other communities which are looking to grow. #PayItForward in it's truest sense. And no better team to lead this - and help with faster learning and not repeating the same mistakes TPF might have made.
Thanks to advice from The Product Folks's team, the RemoteIndian community has reached where it has. Also, it has been inspiring to see Suhas and his teammates grow The Product Folks community to unbelievable heights. Definitely worth checking out their playbook if you’re trying to go from 0 to 1 for a new community.