New full-time self-funded searcher actively evaluating deals. 10+ years of experience as a professional investor in private and public equities. Industry agnostic but looking for a great business to own + operate, 600K+ of SDE.

Currently living in Williamsburg and recently joined Searchfunder. Are there any local communities for in-person networking and knowledge exchange? As a newbie just trying to absorb information, and looking to meet other searchers, develop relationships, exchange insights and best practices, and gain wisdom from experienced entrepreneurs.

If you know of any such groups or events, please let me know. Always up for a beer (or japanese whiskey).