We had a blast, Detroit. Thanks for having us.
On a brisk November night the city of Detroit — no, the entire Detroit region — turned out for our first Meetup in the Motor City. We took over all four floors of Hockeytown Cafe. The crowd was as eclectic as the area: app builders, makers, curious onlookers, seasoned entrepreneurs, and a surprising amount of venture capitalists, who are… → Read More
On November 7, TechCrunch is rolling into Motown, ready to party at the TC Detroit Meetup. Hopefully, the budding startup scene of Detroit will be down for a party, too.
As part of our Northern Meetup Tour, during which we’ll hit up Toronto, Chicago, and of course Detroit, we’ll be on the hunt for the latest and greatest startups, the coolest investors, and the best possible conversation we… → Read More
If you’re going to the North Country Fair where the wind hits heavy on Lake Michigan, we want you to attend one of our TC Northern meetups to be held in Toronto on November 5, Detroit on November 7, and Chicago on November 9. That’s right: we’re bringing the magic of our Southeast Meetups to Hogtown, Motor City, and the City In A Garden and we’d love to see you there.
Here’s what’s going down… → Read More
2,400 miles. Five cities. Two Honda Pilots. Seven days. And five children under the age of 7.
Because we love startups, and we heard that there is this huge country that’s south of New York and East of Silicon Valley, so we decided to explore. The pay-off has already been greater than you can imagine, as we met more entrepreneurs than my inbox can even handle and we saw communities… → Read More
Meetup co-founder and CEO, Scott Heiferman is Chris Dixon’s guest in this episode of Founder Stories. A serial entrenepenur, Heiferman tells Dixon he started “the first online ad agency in ’94″ after corporate America left him unsatisfied. Called i-traffic, “the idea was to be an online media buying agency even though there wasn’t any media to buy at the time.” Five years later Heiferman sold… → Read More
Meetup, a long time go-to place to create local online groups, has undergone a major re-launch in the past day. However, it may have missed a trick: not consulting the meetup organizers who pay through the nose for the service. There now appears to be something of a revolt going on amongst some organisers, who are vociferously protesting about the changes.
The reaction of annoyed organisers and… → Read More
Everybody, it seems, is getting in on the local offers game. Now, so is Meetup, one of the most local sites out there, with Meetup Perks. Meetup Perks just launched today, with the aim to make it easier for local businesses to find groups to sponsor by offering discounts and other deals.
There are about 80,000 groups on Meetup, including everything from tech meetups and car enthusiasts to… → Read More
Tomorrow, TechCrunch turns five years old. We’ve grown up with the Web over that time from a one-man hobby in Michael’s home to an expanding media outfit of almost two dozen full-time staff around the world. Since all of you won’t fit in our new offices in San Francisco (as much as we’d like to invite you, especially the commenters on MG’s posts), we thought why not let readers throw their own… → Read More
On June 11, it will be exactly five years since Michael Arrington hit the ‘Publish’ button and introduced the Interwebz to the very first TechCrunch post (which was a brief profile of blog search engine Technorati, which Mike apparently labeled a real-time search engine at the time – what’s old is new again, right?).
We want to celebrate our fifth anniversary with as many people as we can, across… → Read More