No Startup Drinks on December 6

Lonely Drinker

I’ve said it several times, but there is no Startup Drinks on December 6. I know it’s the first Tuesday, and that’s when we normally meet. Just not this month.

That’s because we’re doing a special Holiday Party on December 14. Details about this event have already been posted. Or you can just look it up on Plancast and sign up on Eventbrite.

We will NOT start at 5pm, and will NOT go until 9:30ish.

Don’t tell your friends, tweet about a December 6th @atlsuds event, or try to sign up for it on Plancast.
We won’t see you there!


There aren’t any



Some of you have told me, “Dude, we love Startup Drinks, but you send us too many emails.”

Oops. Sorry.

If you feel that way, I’ve got your solution: a new Mailing List Profile page. Just click on the link and you can tell me to (for instance):

  • Only email you once about each month’s event (no more reminders)
  • Only email you about upcoming Startup Drinks events (nothing else).

Please note: if you’re already on our mailing list, this is a multi-step process:

  1. Fill in your email address on the form and click “Subscribe to list”
  2. You’ll get an error message. Click “Click here to update your profile”.
  3. You’ll be sent an email (for security purposes). Click on the “Update your preferences” link in the email.
  4. You’ll be taken to the Update Profile page, where you can (finally!) update your profile.

We’ll save up the bits we don’t use sending unwanted emails to everyone, and give them to a deserving startup of our choice!

Special Event: Holiday Party, Dec 14

Georgia Tech Hotel

We have a very special event planned this month, a Holiday Party at the Georgia Tech Hotel. This is going to be a great event — you won’t want to miss it. We’re partnering with our friends at ATDC, Startup Chicks, and Startup Riot. There will be a cash bar, with hors d’oeuvres provided by ATDC. And the best news, it’s free.

Given the special nature of this event, we’re expecting a big crowd. If you want to come, you must register at Eventbrite.

Please note the special schedule for this event: December 14 at 6pm. We will go until 9:00.

Also please note that there will not be a Startup Drinks on December 6, which would be our normal “First Tuesday” date this month. The normal Startup Drinks schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

If you’re coming, please help us get the word out: tell your friends, tweet about @atlsuds, and publish your attendance on Plancast.

See you there!

Our Partners

Startup Chicks


December 14, 2011
6:00pm until 9:00
Georgia Tech Hotel, in the Ballroom
800 Spring Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30308
There is paid parking for the Hotel on Spring Street. There is also paid parking in the lot at the corner of Spring and 5th Street, and on the street.
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Another Great Event

Big crowd at 151 Locust

The November 1st event at 151 Locust was terrific. We had a big crowd, and lots of interesting interaction. Thanks again to 151 Locust for hosting, and to The Beer Growler for providing beer. (Thanks also to for giving a discount at the after-party!)

There will be no event on December 6! That is because our next event will be a special holiday party on December 14 at the Georgia Tech Hotel, in partnership with the ATDC, Startup Chicks, and Startup Riot. Watch here or @atlsuds on Twitter for more information.

The Events Just Keep Coming!

Startup Drinks Special Event, Oct 2011

We had a terrific special event at The Barrelhouse last week. Alexis Madrigal and Sarah Rich from The Atlantic magazine were there, and were overwhelmed by the more than 125 startup folks who came out. They’ve written several articles about it, such as A Visual Guide to Atlanta’s Startup Scene:

We met at an event organized by a constellation of Atlanta startup community groups — Startup Chicks, Atlanta Startup Drinks, Startup Riot, the Advanced Technology Development Center — and sponsored by MailChimp, an email marketing startup that I’ve actually used myself.

The city’s entrepreneurs made an impressive show of force. Dozens of them came out to talk about their ventures with us — and with each other. We were blown away by the number and variety of startups, particularly in a town where there are just a handful of venture capital firms.

Not to be outdone, there’s another event tonight at 151 Locust. Details are here.

See you there!

November 1st at 151 Locust

Our normal November event is at another of our favorite places, 151 Locust, the great co-working facility in Avondale Estates. Being the wonderful friends of the startup community that they are, they have kindly agreed to provide some free beer, wine and snacks for us!

As always, we will start at 5pm, and will go until 9:30ish.

If you’re coming, please help us get the word out: tell your friends, tweet about @atlsuds, and sign up on Plancast.
See you there!


Date November 1, 2011
Time 5:00pm until 9:30(ish) — drop in anytime
Location 151 Locust
Address 151 Locust St., Avondale Estates GA 30002
Parking There is plenty of free parking behind the facility and on the street.
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Special Event: The Atlantic Startup Community Happy Hour

The Atlantic magazine

In addition to our normal October and November events, we have a special event this month: a happy hour with The Atlantic magazine. This is a great opportunity to hobnob with interesting folks, and to meet and promote our Atlanta startup community with a national magazine.

The Atlantic magazine is planning a major profile of Southern startup communities. For their research, they are going on a week-long tour of the South, which you can read more about here. Come join the group and chat with Alexis Madrigal and Sara Rich from The Atlantic.

We will be meeting on Oct 25 at The Barrelhouse, the new tavern on 5th Street, near the ATDC. There will be free food, sponsored by Mailchimp. We will start at 6pm, and will go until 9:00.

The event is free, but space is limited. If you’re coming, please sign up at Eventbrite. Then, please help us get the word out: tell your friends, tweet about @atlsuds, and sign up on Plancast.

This event is co-sponsored with our good friends at the ATDC, Startup Riot, and Startup Chicks.

Please note, we will still be holding our regular event on Tuesday, November 1st at 151 Locust. Watch for updates.

See you there!


Date October 25, 2011
Time 6:00pm until 9:00 — drop in anytime
Location The Barrelhouse
Address 22 5th Street, Atlanta GA 30308
Parking There is parking in a surface lot at 5th and Spring, in the parking decks behind the ATDC and on the street.
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Special Events

We’ve got some awesome events coming up at Startup Drinks over the next couple of months. In order to bring you all this concentrated awesomeness, we’re going to deviate from our normal schedule a bit. (Normally, we keep our schedule consistent — the first Tuesday of every month.)

Mark your calendars, and watch for updates!



Oct. 25, 6pm Special Event: meet The Atlantic magazine The Barrelhouse
Nov. 1, 5pm-9:30(ish) November Startup Drinks 151 Locust
Dec. 14, 6pm Holiday Party (with ATDC and Startup Chicks) Georgia Tech Hotel

We look forward to seeing you there!

October 4th at Ormsby’s

FutureMedia Fest logo

Our October event is sponsored by FutureMedia Fest, which is one of the most comprehensive new media/technology conferences in town. Thanks to their generosity, we will have plenty of free appetizers available.

We will be meeting at one of our favorite places, Ormsby’s, a cool speakeasy in the West End, not far from Georgia Tech. We’ll be in one of their basement rooms, probably near the bocce court.

As always, we will start at 5pm, and will go until 9:30ish.

If you’re coming, please help us get the word out: tell your friends, tweet about @atlsuds, and sign up on Plancast.

Our Sponsor

Georgia Tech’s FutureMedia Fest – the must-attend event exploring media’s disruptive power on people and business – is just around the corner! Speakers include:

Joel Lunenfeld, Director of Global Brand Strategy, Twitter
Dan Darling, CIO, Turner Broadcasting System
Bill Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Cox Media Group
Matthew Hong, Vice President and GM, Turner Sports
Jon Fasman, Atlanta Correspondent, The Economist
Michael Tavani, Co-Founder, Scoutmob
Trish Jones, Chief Emerging Technologies Officer, Turner
Catherine Jamal, Social Media and Website User Experience, CDC

FutureMedia Fest’s interactive mash-up of talent, ideas, trends, and technology will explore such as Media Molding Business Models, Media Revolutionizing Sports Entertainment, Media Around the Globe, Entrepreneurship in a Noisy World, Future of Marketing in a Hyperlocal World, Computational Journalism, How to Get Elected, Future Commerce, Game Changers in Health, Civic Engagement Through Social Media, Next Generation Emergency Response, Future of Learning, Gaming: Changing Platforms, Changing Players, Film in Georgia, and “people’s choice” discussions.

Passes still available. See full schedule at

How to Find It
If you’ve never been, Ormsby’s is a bit tricky to find. Hint: it’s in the basement, under the Room & Board furniture store. Look for the secret door:

Ormsby's Secret door

See you there!


Date October 4, 2011
Time 5:00pm until 9:30(ish) — drop in anytime
Location Ormsby’s, downstairs.
Address 1170 Howell Mill Rd (at the intersection with 14th Street), Atlanta GA 30318
Parking There is plenty of free parking in the White Provisions covered parking deck.
Directions Check here