The number of start-ups in Silicon Beach is booming, and that means numerous opportunities for networking. A convenient way to meet other tech entrepreneurs is via the events that are organized on Meetup.
After signing up for the website, you can join groups that match your interests and sign up for their events. Members can also make suggestions for events they would be interested in attending.
Here are a number of groups around town that you might want to check out:
Los Angeles Lean Startup Circle
This Meetup group helps entrepreneurs build their businesses along the ‘Lean Startup’ method. Inspiring guest speakers share their stories and techniques on a regular basis.
Tech Cofounder Dating LA
Aimed at tech companies in their start-up phase, this Meetup group organizes ‘matchmaking’ events, presentations by successful entrepreneurs and trainings like the upcoming elevator pitch.
Santa Monica Enlightened Entrepreneurs Network
Although this Meetup group aims at a wider range of new businesses, it discusses useful topics such as ‘Effective viral media marketing’ and ‘Using new media to reach new markets’. About twice a month smaller networking events take place.
LA Startup Nights
Tired of working alone? This Meetup group caters to that with regular ‘Startup Nights’ in which members have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas and work together.
Venice Tech Entrepreneurs
This Meetup’s main goal is to bring together the local tech community and put Venice on the tech map. The group gathers every first Thursday of the month for an informal networking event.
Yes, this is our very own Meetup group. We regularly organize evenings in which we share all sorts of information on tech start-ups and app development. Members get a chance to introduce themselves to the community and have the opportunity to network.