Yes, Virginia, there is a startup community in Hampton Roads.
If you are interested in web technology and discussing anything relating to development, design (UI), and promotion of web sites and web applications, join one of several local Meetup groups.
One such group is the Hampton Roads Web Developers’ Brigade Monthly Meetup made up of professional and hobbyist developers in the Hampton Roads area sharing knowledge and helping to grow the development scene. This group is open to all levels and all technologies.
Several other groups are hosted and/or organized by We Are Titans, a web development and design studio located in Norfolk, VA. They’re currently working on Start Norfolk 2. More on Start Norfolk.
Startup Night, January 12, 2012 – A group formed of local entrepreneurs, to mentor each on how to be more successful.
Drinks Downtown – Local creatives making connections, sharing stories, trading ideas, and sparking positive vibes at a new hot spot each month in Downtown Norfolk. Follow on Facebook.
757 Ruby Group – An advocacy group for promoting the awareness/use of the Ruby programming language and the Rails framework.
Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.