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As you may well know, we’re having a series of three mini-meetups in DC, Norfolk, and Richmond next week. You’ve probably already RSVPed, but I’d like to spend Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings visiting some cool companies in the area. I think I’m already full in Norfolk – someone is dragging us around – but DC and Richmond are wide open.

If you have a cool office, a cool product, or a hardware start-up, we want to hear from you. Are you building an iPhone app or a robot? Let’s talk. Are you building a B2B marketing platform for the Albanian oil industry? Maybe bring your pitch deck to the meet-up. Our time will be short in these cities and I’d like to shoot some cool video so ideally the more visual the better. We’ll have plenty of time to talk at the event that night.

So if you have something for us to see, email us at john@techcrunch.com with the subject “COOL STUFF [city of your choice]” and we’ll try to schedule some meetings. Sound good? Good.

To recap:

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. We’ve just added Applied Predictive Technologies, WeddingWire and Higher Logic.

Canvas.co is 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.

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is the world leader in helping organizations harness the potential of Test & Learn, a powerful fact-based approach for choosing, targeting, and tailoring strategic and tactical actions for maximum impact and profitability.

WeddingWire is one of the fastest growing wedding and event sites in the country. They say that “necessity is the mother of all invention” which is exactly why WeddingWire was created: to create efficiency and transparency in the wedding and event space.

Higher Logic provides innovative professional social media and mobile applications for associations, non-profits and member-based organizations worldwide that are seeking to create conversation, share knowledge and build community. Our premier offering, The Connected Community™ software suite, empowers member-based organizations to share best practices and collaborate—anytime, anywhere. Connected Community integrates seamlessly to leading CRM and membership systems. Our M2 Mobile Membership™ smartphone app allows organizations to offer a new dimension of value to constituents by increasing their presence and attracting and engaging a new generation of global members.


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.