The NY start up scene is starting a new approach to networking with the launch of Startup Hockey. At these meetups, start up entrepreneurs can meet to make deals, chat, and even play vintage video games. Other start up groups have forms for tech-lovers, women, and other groups with specific interests.
Startup Hockey was created by Tom Loverro of RRE Ventures in 2011. Loverro counsels the group on ideal startups to join and other questions or concerns they may have. It now has a following of investors, entrepreneurs, gamers, and other tech enthusiasts who meet together to both socialize and talk business.