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Southeast Meetup Reminders: Savannah, Raleigh, And Charlotte Are Set, Atlanta Not Iffy [UPDATE!]

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If you’ve been keeping up at all, you should know that we’re planning a tour of the Southeast during the second week of July. We’re hitting all the hottest spots, including Savannah, Atlanta, Raleigh, and Charlotte (in that order), but we seem to be hitting a tiny bump in the south-bound road.

As much as I’d love to hit up Mr. Armstrong for carte blanche on this whole shindig, we like to give you fine people as much control over the networking event as possible, including the venue, the alcohol, the food, and the friends you’ll bring along. It is, after all, for you. That said, we are still looking for sponsors, most desperately in the ATL.

We’re also still looking for a venue (no, not an office) in Atlanta, as well as more sponsors in Raleigh and Charlotte — Savannah, on the other hand, is a done deal. (Hat tip to Savannah.)

Prices are as follows:

$500 will get your logo and a brief description of the company in each post related to the meet-up. There are usually about three leading up to the event, and one during the event. This will also get you a spot on our TC Meetup Banner, which will be hung at the event.

$800 will get you all the benefits of a logo sponsorship, along with your own space at the event to demo and hang your own signage.

We understand that cost is an issue for startups, but so is publicity, which is the entire reason we’re doing this in the first place.

If you’re interested in a sponsorship for the Atlanta, Raleigh, or Charlotte meetups, please drop me a line at Jordan@techcrunch.com with the subject line SPONSOR – [INSERT CITY NAME HERE].

Here are the details that are already set in stone:


Savannah is happening on July 6th at the offices of The Creative Coast, 15 West York Street. It’s going to be a smaller crowd, I suspect, but considering we found Vinylmint at the Norfolk mini-meetup, I’m excited to see what Savannah has to offer. You can RSVP here.

Special thanks to Packard Place for hosting the event.

The Creative Coast is a non-profit organization supported by The City of Savannah and SEDA. We exist to nurture the members of our community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and to cultivate an environment in which they can thrive.


Atlanta is happening on July 9. We’re holding it at Sweetwater Brewery

You can RSVP here.


Raleigh-Durham is happening on July 10th at the Tyler’s Taproom in the American Tobacco Historic District. We will be taking over most of the restaurant and garden so roll on over. You can RSVP here.


Special thanks to the fellows at GBW Strategies who helped us organize the event.

GBW Strategies is a new era, Triangle-based public relations and marketing firm serving clients such as Facebook and the Cherokee Challenge.


Charlotte is happening on July 11th. We are still looking for a location although we’ll finalize it by Monday. You can RSVP here.

Special thanks to Packard Place for hosting the event.

Packard Place is the hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in Charlotte. Our mission is to develop fast-growth businesses and the professional community to drive them.