Roadshow retreats
Hopping from city to city to get your startup going? From Boston to L.A., here are the best places to meet with potential clients or investors.
Michal Lev-Ram, Business 2.0 Magazine writer-reporter

(Business 2.0 Magazine) -- You've finally managed to hit up enough angels, family, and friends to amass your first round of seed funding. Now it's time to take your idea on the road to woo customers, pitch VCs, and rub elbows with prospective partners.

Money is tight, so at night you'll probably sleep at the cheapest hotel you can tolerate. But by day you need to convey professionalism, which means it's handy to know about business-friendly destinations where you can arrange informal meetings, give demos, and entertain without looking profligate.

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SOUTHERN CHARM: Atlanta's Flying Biscuit Cafe makes it easy to feel right at home.

With your soon-to-be-shrinking startup capital in mind, we searched seven U.S. cities to find the best locations to meet, greet, wine, and dine - places where you'll get the most effective bang for each precious early-stage buck.

Our list will help you make a good first impression, but after that it's up to you to close the deal.

For a photo gallery of the best places to schmooze, click on the links below:

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