I'm a software engineer with lots of experience in web app. development and would like to meet smart people that share my passion about startups and innovation. The problem is that although I do have my share of friends, none of them share are really attracted by entrepreneurship, risk taking and the startup lifestyle.
I currently have a couple of startup ideas that I'd like to brainstorm over, but have no one in my network to do so. It's too early yet to go after a co-founder since I am not even sure at this point which of my ideas has the biggest potential (if any does at all).
Where can I find like minded people that are willing to discuss & brainstorm?
PS: I know there are already questions on finding a co-founder, but that's not really what I'm trying to do. My approach is to first meet people, brainstorm and eventually become their co-founder. I'm not interested in PartnerUp.com-type sites as they are mainly targeted at people who already have the idea.
I know this isn't the right place, but in case anyone else is in my situation, you are welcome to contact me.