Austin Startup/Geek Bar – FIND IT!

I was out tonight with Cesar, Jon and Kristine – we had a good time hopping from Key Bar, the Belmont, SIX, Cuba, One2One… (none of us drank btw).

In keyBar we were talking about meeting people. We (or maybe it was just me) decided that ‘if they were on Twitter‘ was a good determinant for, would they be fun to talk to. Of course we met nobody who was on Twitter. So, with that in mind, I did a Twitter search for Austin just now and got ~2000 results. I made it through page 45 (of like 130) looking at people’s links and following them if they seemed interesting to me. By doing this I totally ruined my nice ratio of followers to followees, but who cares – I’m really looking to meet more interesting, creative, entrepreneural, techy, people in Austin, and I’m hoping this will be a good way to do it – I’ll let you know. Hiii if I just followed you!

Something else I think would be amazing is having a single place where startup/tech people usually hang out – we need to pick a place. THE place for techies, startup junckies, social media geeks, designers to hang out. It doesn’t have to be the same year after year – think of it like the clubs in LA. The cool clubs are are where all the celebs are. ohhh. Now replace celebs with geeks! w00t! I think it would be awesome to walk into a bar or club or whatev and see all the great startup types we have around here. WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE AT!

I tweeted this out about the bar spot and got some response: cuatros, firehouse, speakeasy, one2one, & sapphire. I’m going to check all these out tomorrow night. Let the hunt begin! …If by some luck you read this and want to come along, well that would be SUPER! just tweet me up!

9 thoughts on “Austin Startup/Geek Bar – FIND IT!”

  1. Great idea! I always love it when I get to meet up with local geeks at a pub like the Gingerman or the Draught House. It would be great to see a ‘home base’ pop up for those days where there isn’t time to kick out the word to a group. Plus, knowing that there’s a high likelihood of the people around being geeks/designers/social media/startup types, people may be more likely to strike up conversations with strangers. Very cool.

  2. Great idea! I always love it when I get to meet up with local geeks at a pub like the Gingerman or the Draught House. It would be great to see a 'home base' pop up for those days where there isn't time to kick out the word to a group. Plus, knowing that there's a high likelihood of the people around being geeks/designers/social media/startup types, people may be more likely to strike up conversations with strangers. Very cool.

  3. Clever idea with twitter. I’m going to try it. Thanks!

    Regarding the club, don’t forget the big guy at the door keeping all of the celebs and n00bs out. If you start letting them in, pretty soon you let everyone in and then it’s just another bar 😉

    AKA Bandit

  4. Clever idea with twitter. I'm going to try it. Thanks!

    Regarding the club, don't forget the big guy at the door keeping all of the celebs and n00bs out. If you start letting them in, pretty soon you let everyone in and then it's just another bar 😉

    AKA Bandit

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