106 Miles is a network of startup founders, engineers, and friends.

Our mission is to strengthen the connections between SoCal tech startups and Silicon Valley resources.


We help you to get the missing pieces your startup needs for the next level.


Go to http://socal106miles.launchrock.com/ and enter your email for future VIP event reminders

Our values are Reputation, Innovation, Solidarity, and Education.


This is our SoCal group; see also our Silicon Valley group.

Please join us if you're a founder or engineer (or friend!) and...

* You have worked at a startup,

* You want to work at a startup,

* You have started a company, and/or

* You want to start a company.


We meet several times a month (first Wednesday of each month in Palo Alto, 6-9pm; second Wednesday of the month in Redwood City, 6-9pm, and the last Wednesday of each month in San Francisco, 6-9pm; and now 3rd Wednesdays (or Thursdays) in Southern California).

* Socialize and learn from each other.

* Exchange ideas and information. Informally. Usually in a bar.

* Meet people at new startups.

* Meet people who want to work at startups.


106 Miles collaborates with Hackers & Founders for events like:

* Lean Startup: http://hackersandfounders.tv/e2N/eric-ries-the-lean-startup/

* Get Bigger: http://hackersandfounders.tv/key/get-bigger-with-vinod-khosla/


If you're curious to see what a 106 Miles meetup looks like, you can watch this video: http://youtu.be/4F1_o7CSWkM


Please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, read our blog and 106miles.net ....



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