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Norfolk-Virginia Beach startup community with conferences, meetups and lots of new companies Hatching!

Big Events

Start Norfolk

When: March 22-24
Where: Innovation Research Park at ODU, 4211 Monarch Way Norfolk, VA
About: Start Norfolk is a weekend long event bringing together individuals
of different mind and skill sets— join over 400 entrepreneurs, engineers, developers,
designers, and business people—with the goal of building a viable startup over a weekend.
Drop Anchor

When: April 18-19
Where: Roper Theater, 340 Granby Street Norfolk, VA
About: Drop Anchor is a 2 day conference with over 600 attendees in
Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA and will explore innovation, entrepreneurship
and startup community building with
featured speakers Jesse DraperErika NapoletanoThor Muller and Scott Case.

Upcoming Meetups

.Net User Group

When: February 12 6-9 PM
Where: InfoTec 100 Constitution Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23462
About: The Hampton Roads .NET Users Group is a group of developers in
the area who are dedicated to expanding their knowledge of technology.
When: February 12 4-6 PM
Where: 4211 Monarch Way, Norfolk, VA

Drinks Downtown Smartmouth Brewery

When: February 13 6-9 PM
Where: Smartmouth Brewery 1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23507
About: We’re are just a bunch of local creatives making connections, sharing
ideas, and actively changing the way we see life downtown.
When: February 21 6-8 PM
Where: Hatch, 111 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: Join the 2,500+ member strong New Tech Meetup Norfolk-Virginia Beach,
started in Feb ’10. Meet other entrepreneurs, investors and tech enthusiasts
who come together to network and watch demos of hot new local technologies.
We meet once a month, the schedule goes like this.
When: February 22-24
Where: Hatch, 111 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: Start Academy is a 48-hour event that allows students across
the campus to collaborate to build their own entrepreneurial ideas or
join in public open data projects that will be facilitated during a single weekend.
Rails Bridge

When: February 22-23 6 PM
Where: 757 Creative Space, 111 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: A free two day Ruby on Rails workshop for women and their friends.

UX Norfolk

When: February 28 6-8 PM
Where: Hatch, 111 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: The purpose of this group is to provide a social platforms for
professionals in Norfolk area to engage in the field of User Experience.
These include topics in design, human factors, human-computer
interaction, information science, web development, informatics,
and marketing.
Ruby User Group
When: February 21 5-8 PM
Where: Jack Quinn’s, 241 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: Software Engineers and Leaders from Amazon Web Services
EC2 team will be at Jack Quinn’s in Norfolk on February 21st, from
5-8pm, for a happy hour. I’d like to invite you to come and meet
the team. This is a great opportunity to learn more about
Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) and to meet other great engineers.

Drupal User Group

When: March 6 8:30-9:30 AM
Where: ArtSmith Media, 101 West Plume Street Suite 600 Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: March 2013 Monthly Drupal Meetup

Code For America: Code across the Silicon Anchor

When: February 22-24 7 PM
Where: Hatch, 111 and 259 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia 23510
About: Connect in Norfolk with citizens regionally and throughout
the country who are passionate about technology and their communities.
Together, with our friends, colleagues, and neighbors, we’ll
Code for America in service where we live.

Start Coffee (bi-weekly)

When: February 22, 8:30am to 10am
Where: Bean There, 1860 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA
About: Being that the Norfolk Virginia Beach Area (#orfvb) has so much energy around the startup, business creation and technology initiatives we wanted to host an event that allows for conversations and meeting people to happen.

AIGA Student Social

When: February 22 7-9 PM
Where: AJ Gators, Second Floor 244 Granby St Norfolk, VA
About: If you’ve been looking for creative inspiration at the
bottom of a cup of noodles, under your pillow, or behind a
dartboard, we’re here to tell you that you are not alone. A
lso, those dark days are over.


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