'We have run Meetup events monthly for the last three months and we had 150 people show up every time…Traction is not only from the journalists and the blogs. It’s from the real people who feel that something big is beginning to happen.'
'I feel so lucky … I’m following my passion. I’m meeting new friends and supporting museums, which I love.'
The group is a lifeline for many living here.
'I was in a similar group in Los Angeles and I knew when I moved to Iowa that it was going to be one of the top things I missed,' says Patel of Solon. 'If you find something that makes you happy, like knitting … stick with it and surround yourself with like-minded people.'
People think board games are only for children or geeks and rocket scientists. Truth is anyone can get hooked.
'It’s fun to watch your own dog having a blast with other dogs,' Lehrman says. 'There’s a certain amount of joy inside that says, ‘We had a good day!'
We’re psyched to be included in BuzzFeed’s 12 Amazing Tech Businesses Founded In New York City. Congrats to all the other super cool NYC companies highlighted!
Who knows? Maybe one of these new corgis will be a lifelong friend? You’ll never know unless you try.
Matt Stopera on The San Diego Corgi Meetup Group - via Buzzfeed’s 9 Rules For A Really Big Corgi Meetup At The Beach
A couple of weeks ago, on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, 40 people gathered at a church in Washington Heights for a show-and-tell session sponsored by the New York City Preppers Network. One by one, they stood in front of the room and exhibited their “bug-out bags,” meticulously packed receptacles filled with equipment meant to see them through the collapse of civilization.
Attending meetups is a great way to network with other professionals, find out about new tech you might otherwise be unaware of, and learn about how other startups accomplish their goals.