At The Creative Coast, we believe in nurturing the members of the Savannah community engaged in creative or innovative endeavors and cultivating an environment in which they can thrive." (Sound familiar? It should.) In that spirit, below we’ve highlighted groups, events and organizations that are already moving Savannah’s creative community forward.
The “c” stands for Creative. The “Spot” refers to a central “spot” (literally and figuratively) for folks to meet and network. Together, you have cSpot, Savannah’s most happening social hour, a veritable breeding ground of brain-based idea sharing and cocktailed conversing. Brought to you by Clark Creative and FITZHUGH., cSpot is held on the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30pm at various Savannah locations.
Go to cSpot website »
The FastPitch competition is for students, academics and entrepreneurs. If you are a promising student entrepreneur, or academic trying to start a business or a local entrepreneur trying to start or with a new idea then FastPitch is designed for you.
Go to Fast Pitch website »
Free Advice Fridays
Tom Kohler dreamed it up. Kevin Lawver will figure out how to screw it up. Come on over to the Creative Coast HQ (15 West York Street, 31401) on the first Friday of the month for free advice (starting in August of 2011). We will start at 12pm and end at 2pm. Simple concept really, on the first Friday of each month, a few nerds will be ready, willing, and able to answer any question that they are asked. It won’t hurt.
Go to Free Advice Friday website »
Geekend is the interactive conference phenomenon you have been waiting your whole life for. Geekend is your chance to interact with people taking the tech and creative industries by storm.
Go to Geekend website »
GreenDrinks Savannah is a networking group initiated by local non-profits and businesses to engage community members in an informal setting. Savannahians love to socialize and they love to improve Savannah. GreenDrinks aims to provide an opportunity for both! GreenDrinks is held on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30 – 7:30pm at various Savannah locations.
Go to Green Drinks website »
Devised and shared by Klein-Dytham Architecture, Pecha Kucha Night is a party. It’s an art salon. It’s a night of show and tell. Through word of mouth, it’s now in over 250 cities around the globe. 20 slides at 20 seconds each) x (a variety of exciting and passionate presenters) + social setting = Pecha Kucha night.
Go to Pecha Kucha website »
Refresh is a community of web designers, developers, and other new media professionals working together to refresh the creative, technical, and professional aspects of their trades in the Savannah area. Their goal is to bring together the best and brightest new media professionals in the Savannah area so that we may learn from one another. Refresh Savannah is held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm at various Savannah locations.
Go to Refresh Savannah website »
Savannah Startups Meetup
Savannah Startups Meetup is a a down and dirty Meetup where makers and leaders of startups / early stage companies can ask hard questions and offer their experiences in confidence. Participation is not optional. No lurkers allowed.
Go to Savannah Startups Meetup website »
Savannah Tweetup was founded by Jillian Rowe and Erik Shultz, who found themselves socializing with the social geeks of the low country in Savannah, Georgia. So now they get together monthly to network, form new friendships and serve our community. Official Tweetups are held monthly at different locations and all are welcome.
Go to Savannah TweetUp website »
Startup Lounge is an 501c6 non-profit (and grassroots) organization with a mission to support the investment process in the development of emerging high-growth companies in Georgia and the southeastern United States.
Go to StartUp Lounge website »
Social Media Club
Social Media Club Savannah brings together the area’s new media mavens, content creators, journalists, publishers, communications professionals, artists, teachers, students, developers, and other interested collaborators. Social Media Club Savannah is held on the third Monday of every month at SEED Eco Lounge.
Go to Social Media Club website »
TEDx Creative Coast
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
Go to TEDx Creative Coast website »