Today Seattle based tech consultant and former Zillow’er Drew Meyers popped by our house with San Francisco based real estate agent Brad Coy. It was a great opportunity to catch up with long time colleagues that we first met through Ubertor and the real estate technology world. Brad and Drew had lots of insight into the tech scene in San Francisco as well as suggestions for where to work out, what Yogo studios are good to check out and who to meet up with while we are here.
(L – R: Michael Stephenson, Brad Coy, Drew Meyers, Stephen Jagger)
“50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. For starting relationships today that won’t pay off for a year. It’s the entrepreneur’s equivalent of 10,000 hours.” (source)
Mark Suster a venture capitalist based in Los Angeles wrote a blog post about how getting out there and meeting people for “50 coffees” will help you build relationships that might not pay off for a year.
We are in San Francisco at least until January 15th 2012 and want to meet with as many people in the tech scene here as we can. We are looking to meet with VCs, entrepreneurs, developers, media, angels, conference organizers and anyone else doing great things in Silicon Valley.
In this blog, we will document each of these coffee meetings.