Dinner with Mixergy interviewees in your city

Before I invite you to have dinner with a Mixergy interviewee in your city, I have to address the objections that will probably pop into your head.

You’re busy. Or shy. Or are in ‘heads down’ mode. Or just don’t believe in being social because you have big plans to work on.

Is that you? Am I close?

Any way, I was like that. I kind of still am.

Back when I ran my first company, I grumbled the whole flight out to California from New York. Nobody forced me to do it, but I kept kicking myself for flying out to meet a competitor instead of sitting at my desk and getting “real work” done. Then that competitor taught me how I could use lead gen in my business, which made my startup insanely profitable. And we became good friends.

People don’t give competitors that kind of advice online. But haven’t you found that something magical can happen to a relationship when it goes offline?

That’s why I want you to come to dinner with past Mixergy guests.

These are people who could teach you move about your business in 10 minutes than you’ll learn in hours of sitting in front of your computer.

So, go to GrubWithUs and join Mixergy interviewees & fans for dinner in your city.

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  • http://twitter.com/LarsLofgren Lars Lofgren

    These are awesome. If you do another round and set one up in Las Vegas, count me in :)

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    The one in Australia happened because Australians volunteered to help make it happen.

    If you help out, we can do the same in Vegas.

  • http://twitter.com/farez farez

    Sweet. How can I help make it happen in London? :)

  • http://www.marketingshow.com Clay Collins

    Dude . . .I would love to see Minneapolis represented here. Happy to host it as well. No problem if it doesn’t make sense, but we have a tech scene here that’s on the rise and would love to do whatever I can. Even if just 2 people show up.

  • http://twitter.com/casey__allen Casey Allen

    I second that. Where’s the Midwest love? Andrew, we need to get Clay putting down grub with some local hustlers. Let’s make it happen.

  • Bob Hiler

    I signed up for the dinner in NYC. I had fun at the last dinner, so I’m looking forward to this one too…

  • DJ

    I’d like to organize one in Boulder. What’s the next step?

  • gary c

    Love where you’re going with this

  • http://twitter.com/jamesashchem James Ashenhurst

    If any Mixergy fans are in the Nashville area and would like to meet for dinner, I’d love to meet up.

  • http://www.marketingshow.com Clay Collins

    There you have it folks! You’ve got Casey (co-founder of Minnesota’s first tech accelerator) and I repping this thing. Maybe we should do this regardless, Casey.

  • Jacqui Jones

    You did one in Australia? Gee, I missed that one!!! I’m in Brisbane. Would love for Mixergy to come again. :)

  • Stewart

    Washington DC is sold out :-( , will you have another dinner here soon?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    We’re doing one near you in a few days.

    Go to:
    http://grubwithus.com/Mixergy

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Is there an interviewee in Boulder that you’d like to see featured?

    Dane Maxwell is there. So are a ton of great people from Tech Stars.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Yeah!

    Is there a Mixergy interviewee that you’d like to see featured?

  • http://twitter.com/kendralgallen Kendra Allen

    I’d be there in Minneapolis! How do we make it happen?

  • Hakon Verespej

    Are you kidding me? Objections?! This is a great idea and I love that the dinner is arranged with grubwithus – I remember that interview well. In particular the awesome way they used the concierge MVP to test their business model.

    Thanks Andrew!

  • Sam Ovens

    Anybody in New Zealand?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matt.gorecki Matt Gorecki

    These are the times I really wish I didn’t live in the backwoods.

  • Insiya Hussain

    Done and done. See you folks in DC!

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Done!

    I’ll promote it on Mixergy.

    Casey, Clay or Kendra, would you be willing to try setting this up using grubwithus.com/mixergy ?

    I’m curious about whether that system works for new events. If not, the founder of GrubwithUs will help. He’s been coordinating with interviewees and will continue to help.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Thanks Bob!

    Frankly, since you’re in NYC and are responsible for the growth at Mixergy, I would do a future event featuring you.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Yeah? What part?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    I know. It shocked me off how fast it sold out. Frankly, it sold out before I got a chance to put it on the site.

    I had to email Eddy, who runs Grubwithus, and ask him to let me buy 2 tickets for me & Olivia.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Thanks.

    It’s a pretty big ‘ask.’ I’m asking people to come out to an event that’s intentionally small.

    I feel like big meetups get more enthusiasm because many people tweet & talk about them.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Yeah. Would anyone do this in New Zealand? Chime in.

    Sam. What part are you in? When would you do this?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Where do you live? Who’s a successful founder in your area?

    I don’t want to leave backwoods out. I built Bradford & Reed in NYC back when it felt like the rest of the tech world hated it. It pissed me off to be ignored because I knew how much entrepreneurial firepower the tech community was putting down by pretending it didn’t matter.

    I don’t want to make that mistake.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Awesome!

    I’m looking forward to seeing you, since we talk so much online.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Good question. Anyone in Nashville willing to come out?

    James, who should I interview in Nashville?

  • Insiya Hussain

    Same here! Was the one thing I was really looking forward to moving to the DC area. Glad I nabbed the last ticket :)

  • Hakon Verespej

    Agreed. I’m incredibly enthusiastic about these kinds of events because big events aren’t as effective for learning than more intimate ones. It’s such a great opportunity to ask detailed questions versus getting maybe 30 seconds at a crowded mic and usually a generic and less useful answer. You also actually get to know the people and a better understanding of how they think.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    That’s what I’m hoping for.

    I asked Eddy of Grubwithus to let me contact guests after events so I could check up and make sure that they have the experience you and are expecting.

  • Sam Ovens

    Andrew, I’m in Auckland. I can do it whenever – need people though

  • http://twitter.com/chrismilas Chris Milas

    Philly here? Anyone interested?

  • http://www.HireYourVirtualAssistant.com Owen McGab Enaohwo

    I tried to join the DC dinner but it’s sold out. Andrew I’d love to come out to the event even though that day is my birthday. (<<<— got to figure out to swing this by my wife. LOL)

  • Dana R

    What about Australia? Any Aussie entrepreneurs in Melbourne?

  • Liam Orton

    Any Mixergy fans in Bangkok?

  • Dylan Jones

    I’d definitely be interested in tripping down to London sometime, great new feature Andrew.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    I wonder if we could get the founder of duckduckgo.com to do Philly.

    Anyone else into doing a Philly dinner?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Dude, you’re waaaay better off celebrating your birthday with your wife, but if you’re in the neighborhood after dinner, swing by for a drink.

  • http://www.HireYourVirtualAssistant.com Owen McGab Enaohwo

    I will make it happen so that we (<<<— my wife and I) can celebrate my birthday over the weekend instead. So can you make the space available for me to buy a ticket for the dinner? (<<<— if not it's okay)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.watkins.9619 Dylan Watkins

    Just got my tickets to the closest grub spot to the OC. Looks like I am going to Palos Alto for a day trip! BTW. ANDREW! Just met a buddy of yours (the owner of techzulu) he has an awesome 30 min system for quick start ups. He just taught me and a small group of tech startups in Irvine. I found it super useful. Might be a good interview?

  • http://www.marketingshow.com Clay Collins

    Absolutely. I’ll be happy to do this. How should I proceed? Do I need any special access, or can I do this now?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    I’ll ask the founder of grubwithus to email you directly. He’s a smart guy who I hope you’ll get to meet in person sometime.

  • http://twitter.com/jamesashchem James Ashenhurst

    You already interviewed Nicholas Holland. He was very good. Maybe Mark Montgomery of FLOthinkery? He was mentioned in a previous Mixergy interview (he sold a company to Ticketmaster) http://mixergy.com/ticketmaster-sean-moriarty-interview/ Coming up a bit blank, sorry – I’m new here.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Oh, he’s in Nashville?

    I’ll ask grubwithus to see if he’d do a dinner.

    Could you please comment on this again with your real email so I could cc you when I talk with Grubwithus? (No one else will see your email)

  • http://jameswoo.net/ James Woo

    Hi fellow Freedom Fighters, giving a shoutout from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If anyone is in Malaysia, it would be great to meet for a meal

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Oh, I really want to do this.

    Anyone else there?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    That’s great!

    Please take photos. I want to post them.

    What was the system?

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Thanks for asking.

    I hope someone else is up for it.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    We’ve got to be able to do a dinner in Melbourne. I know we have a bunch of fans there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.watkins.9619 Dylan Watkins

    Will do buddy. Any other feedback you want from the event? The name of the system is http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas (some 2 min video breaks it down)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dylan.watkins.9619 Dylan Watkins

    FYI: I have pimped your guys interview to more people then almost any other video on mixergy. Just thought you should know. Sam: Your real estate story is very inspirational. Andrew: Keep up the interviews coming!!!

  • http://twitter.com/erikeliason Erik Eliason

    No Boston. Ouch.

  • Pattabhi

    Anyone in Miami/Ft.Lauderdale area ?

  • James Ashenhurst

    Sorry for the long delay Andrew. my real email: james@masterorganicchemistry.com

  • Kevin Ward

    Hey James. I’m in Murfreesboro. I’m always up for dinner and a good chat.

  • Kevin Ward

    Andrew. There’s a guy (I’ll send his name when I get it) who started learnandmasterguitar.com and finally sold it to Gibson after making LOTS of money. I heard at one point, he was spending tens of thousands per month on Adwords.

    If I can get you contact info, could you interview him?

    Love this site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thedylan Dylan McGowan

    I’m way into it. As a student and aspiring entrepreneur in the area I think it would be an awesome experience.

  • http://mixergy.com Andrew Warner

    Yes!

    Could you email Alex at mixergy dot com?

    He’ll set it up.