This is a collaborative community, not just a meetup group.  Got an idea for the next great mobile app, web service or product?  If you are ambitious and hungry for success, this is the place for you.  Are you a graphic/industrial designer, mobile or web developer?  Are you an independent contractor, entrepreneur, or small business owner?  If so, this is where you need to be.  If you are an investor looking for opportunities, these are the people you may want to meet.  Want to contribute or create a new start up venture, here is your opportunity.

It was established to fill a niche that is not as prevalent in other meetup groups, the opportunity to actually do something with your talent and energy.

We are more than just another meetup group, we are a community of developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, start-ups and others working together.

We are here to help members learn, identify resources and move forward with their projects.  Communication is paramount to our members, we send out one or two messages daily notifying our members about events, news, resources and opportunities.

Again, we are a building a community of members who want to learn, share, collaborate and grow.  We are about quality not quantity in membership rolls.  We want our members to succeed, and we will do everything possible to accomplish that goal.

Sure, we will share and discuss topics like any other meetup group, but in most cases they will be relevant to projects that members are actually working on.  There will be times to socialize too.

We have almost 4000+ members in the combined Washington, DC, Northern Va, Maryland meetup groups and growing.

One of the main goals is to be the  gestalt of all the popular business, technology and creative meetup communities, joining a cross section of disciplines and interests together into one group which is greater than the sum of it's parts.

Developing a great solution requires hard work, dedication and help from many talented people who offer different pieces to the puzzle.   Great solutions are comprised of many building blocks which require expertise and experience that some individuals alone do not possess.

Sometimes:

  • Graphic Artists may need Web Developers
  • iPhone Developers may need Graphic Artists
  • Small Businesses may need Web developers who may need iPhone developers
  • You get the point

Individuals will get the opportunity to network and possibly team up on each other's endeavors.  Not only do we want to play matchmaker with participating members talents, but we also want to promote leveraging the right technology for each other's unique solutions.

This is just the beginning.  We need a few good people to get started, including team leaders.

So where do we start?  Are you ready to pitch in?  Welcome to Startups Central.

Website (Beta):  http://startupscentr.al/

 

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