The First Of The TC Mini Meet-Ups: DC, Norfolk, and Richmond

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Here we go! After a bit of back and forth, I’ve decided to run the TCVA mini-meetups in DC-Norfolk-Richmond order. We have some sponsors on tap and hopefully we can have a good time and get the word out about the VA tech corridor. Virginia, after all, is for entrepreneurs (and lovers).

This isn’t a boring panel discussion or wonkathon – this is a networking event and I want you guys to let me know what you’re working on. I’ll be available to chat along with TC writer Jordan Crook for the entire evening so have your iPads loaded with a pitch deck and a small card containing your website and pertinent info. Don’t bring a packet of papers. I’ll just lose it.

Special thanks to folks in Richmond and Norfolk for donating their office spaces for our nefarious ends. Follow me @johnbiggs and Jordan @jordanrcrook for updates during the evening.

So here’s how it’s going down:

Monday, April 9 – DCRFD810 7th St NW – 6pm-10pm (??) – Our first event will be at RFD in NW. These guys have a huge selection of beers on tap and, if we play our cards right, we’ll have a few hours of open bar. If you haven’t RSVPed hop over to Plancast or email me at john@techcrunch.com with the subject “RSVP DC.” Try to include a rough headcount.

Our first sponsors are HomeSnap by Sawbuck, Canvas.co and Create Digital.

DC’s largest co-working community; designed for creatives, freelancers, independents and start-ups to be an inspiring environment in which to work and collaborate. There are no closed doors here; it’s true co-working for community-centric creativity and collaboration. It’s more than just space, beyond sharing and no one gets incubated here. Boasting 6,000 square feet of open-space, completely custom designed, from floor to ceiling. We believe that creativity comes from inspiration and that inspiration starts with your surroundings; you won’t find any carpets, water-coolers or Ikea here.

Create Digital is a privately held Richmond, Va. based social agency that provides community management, web development and digital campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Since 2010, Create Digital has consistently improved the web presences, customer engagement and online brands of its clients.

HomeSnap is the most intuitive real estate app you’ll ever use. Simply snap a photo of any home to find out all about it, including its current value, last sale date & price, local schools and more. HomeSnap works for over 90 million homes across the USA.

Tuesday, April 10 – NorfolkWe Are Titans Offices259 Granby St 3rd Floor – 6pm-10pm – We will begin the night at the We Are The Titans offices, kindly provided by a team of titans who work there, and the perhaps we can move to another location later. Please RSVP hereor email me at john@techcrunch.com with the subject “RSVP NORFOLK.” Try to include a rough headcount. We are also looking for sponsors, so please let me know in a separate, non RSVP email if you’re interested.

Here’s a little bit about our first Norfolk sponsor:

We Are Titans is a product development shop that helps startups and established businesses worldwide build custom web and mobile applications. We have a track record of turning great ideas into profitable and effective products, and we’re big on candid communication over intimidating geek speak.Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, our team looks forward to talking with you about your project, and how The Titan Way can help bring the right product to reality, while saving you time and money.

Wednesday, April 11 – RichmondSnagAJob HQ – 6pm-10pm – 4851 Lake Brook Dr – Finally, we’ll meet in Glen Allen, outside of Richmond, for our final meet-up. Thanks to SnagAJob for donating a space with a bar and some booze. We’re still looking for Richmond sponsors as well, so please email me directly. RSVP hereor email me at john@techcrunch.com with the subject “RSVP RICHMOND.” Try to include a rough headcount.

Here’s a bit about our first Richmond sponsor:

Snagajob, the largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, is the only company to provide both sourcing and talent management solutions to the hourly industry. With more than 30 million registered job seekers and the leading hourly-focused talent management system, Snagajob has been fulfilling the dreams of hourly workers and those who employ them since 2000. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Snagajob has been named the No. 1 Best Small Company to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute. To find out more, visit snagajob.com and www.snagajob.com/employer-solutions.