What's Fight Club?
Fight Club is a networking event (usually dinner) for entrepreneurs and startup CEOs who are interested in building their network. Yeah, there are a number of other events around but Fight club is for startups to network with each other.
Why Fight Club?
Geek Dinners already taken. Besides, it's cooler to tell your wife/staff/buddies that you're going to Fight Club than have to ask strangers directions to the Geek Dinner. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
Fight Club is about connecting, not selling.
Fight Club Members are entrepreneurs and business owners who understand that people are not the sum of what they can do for you. We're organized to build introductions and relationships between entrepreneurs outside the regular business environment and without the need to immediately sell to everyone.
Read this post on Horizontal Networking for Entrepreneurs.
If you're smart, and Fight Club Members are, you build relationships that give you access to another network and have other members actively looking out for you.
How you fit in.
Fight Club is small on purpose. We want to offer an environment where people can get to know the 'person' they're talking to, before the business. Anyone can come, you just have to attend with and be invited by an existing Fight Club Member the first time.
Fight Club is not an Old Boys Network.
We're just a bunch of similarly situated guys who value semi-inteligent conversation and understand that expanding your network and being of service is also good business.
Fight Club is also about deal flow.
From time to time I expect Angels from the local community to be involved. Certainly I've found it beneficial.