Networking Happy Hour + Going Away Event for One of Our Own @ Booty’s

We know, we know...we suck. Well, that may be a bit harsh, but it's been tough keeping some consistency within our little (nearly 1,100 member) group. First, there were issues with venues, then it was our over-committed organizers. Well, here we go again but we've got some changes on the horizon, and if we can be brutally honest - we miss you.


Thanks to an invitation from an amazing new space in the Bywater, we're "getting the band back together" and can't wait to hear what's up with everyone, both new and not so new.
So with May right around the corner, let's make a date of it. Mark your calendar and plan to be there on the first Tuesday.


Special thanks to our hosts for the May meetup,
Booty’s, a hip, new bar/restaurant/gathering space in the Bywater. This space is also super welcoming of entrepreneurs setting up shop during the day (the owners actually run two national websites that they work on from the space and the internet is crazy fast). They've also agreed to bestow a few drink and snack specials on the group.

So this month, there'll be no official presentation, we're going to focus on catching up, but that doesn't mean we won't call you out to share what you've been working on with the group. We'll kick things off around 5 and keep networking going until around 7pm. If you can, make plans to stay and have dinner at Booty's afterwards (we're sure they wouldn't mind).

While there will be no formal preso, we will be using this opportunity to lament over NOLA losing one of our superstars to an amazing opportunity elsewhere. Yes, another original Net2NO'er will be leaving us in lieu of a new adventure in the from of a badass job that will take him direct form the Big Easy to D.C. This may be your last chance to say farewell to Damien Lamanna. (Please be sure to share any embarrassing photos of Damien that you'd like displayed during this little meetup directly to Megan or Adele - mwah ha ha).


SIDE NOTE: We wouldn't normally recommend trips to the little boys/girls room, but this case we suggest you make it a point to check out the bathrooms at Booty's currently featuring an art installation by Big Frieda!


Directions to Booty's: http://goo.gl/maps/J4DmU

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  • marc J.

    Dixie,
    Thanx for your question! ;) CrowdFunding is a new type of online fundraising platform used by nonprofits, idea starters, entrepreneurs and inventors to gain the necessary capital to startup their project. Successes can be seen on sites like Kickstarter.com, indiegogo.com and many many others ... 2012 was declared the year of crowdfunding as many niche sites took of to produce this sort of platform for specific niches
    Take a look at this cute video that kinda explains the concept and check out Kickstarter.com for more!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bFc9L6EtPWc

    We basically are in process of creating a New Orleans-centric one does that help Dixie?

    May 8, 2013

    • Adele T.

      Dixie, I think you may still be a bit confused. We are not becoming a venture capital group, but definitely interested in ways to promote supporting those within our community be it through crowdfunding or other tools.

      May 8, 2013

  • liz

    it was awesome to see everyone again! Damien, we'll all miss you!

    May 8, 2013

  • marc J.

    Ok so here's the long story short .. NewOrleansCrowdFunding and FundDat have joined forces yes ... We need your help! we are looking for Net2NO members and people in New Orleans who are currently running crowd funding projects on any of the popular sites out there.. Put them in touch with us ([masked]) we want to interview them! Also we re-vamped our revenue model and there is a new way that Organizations like Net2No can profit from our partner program .. that's a longer discussion and we'll do our reveal on that at the next net2no ... ion the mean time give us a shout if you know anyone running crowdfunding campaigns!

    May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time last night and met some good people.

    May 8, 2013

  • David H.

    Great time tonight!

    May 7, 2013

  • Demetri M.

    A bit noisy to have anything other than a casual conversation

    May 7, 2013

  • marc J.

    omg no Lamanna ! see yall there ! Want also to give everyone an update on NewOrleansCrowdfunding / FundDat ... We have joined forces!

    May 7, 2013

    • Demetri M.

      Hey Marc - I'd like to hear about it.

      May 7, 2013

    • HeyitsMegan

      Marc - can you post updates here on the meetup page? there's no stage, no mic, no announcements this meetup. Just drinks and hugs.

      May 7, 2013

  • Demetri M.

    do ... or do not - there is no try (Yoda)

    April 24, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Man, if this were scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, I could totally be there. I'm coming down May 11th- 18th and would have loved a chance to see all your smiling faces.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How to give this event twitter love:

    GROUP:
    @Net2no
    @dalamanna
    @adeletiblier

    VENUE:
    @bootys

    NETSQUARED GLOBAL:
    #net2
    @NetSquared

    Missed anyone?

    1 · April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      And Megan! @heyitsmegan

      1 · April 23, 2013

    • HeyitsMegan

      ;) tweet lots to @bootys y'all!

      April 23, 2013

  • Jeff F.

    Woot!

    April 23, 2013

  • Tritico

    net2no will never be the same without you. basta!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Larry L.

    Gonna try to stop in closer to 7. We'll see. Props to Damien!

    April 23, 2013

  • Carrie

    Say it ain't so! No DL in NO? Big loss.

    2 · April 23, 2013

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