Have you ever wanted to network with people like yourself, but don’t know where to go? It can certainly be a difficult task not only trying to meet one-on-one, but finding people to do so in the first place. No fear! San Francisco has a variety of events to connect you with fellow businessmen and women—whether you’re looking for a job, new ideas for your business, or just want to meet new people!
Impact Hub SF
Impact Hub has been making meaningful connections since 2005. This membership-based organization helps to bring a diverse group of people together—from entrepreneurs to activists—to achieve goals that benefit both the economy and the environment. Some of their best networking events include presentations on the diversity in business, how to be your own boss, and how to tell your story. Impact Hub is a great way to not only make some connections, but also learn some helpful tips!
Networking can be very terrifying. A room filled with faces you don’t recognize and unfamiliar voices can certainly be overwhelming and intimidating. Instead, envision a safe space in a room full of powerful and fun women ready to help you in any time in your career. That is GirlCrew. We’re just days away from our next Female Founders Event, where three powerful women are sharing their experiences within the world of business: Jessica Mckellar, the CTO of Pilot; Kavi Bailey, the founder of Grand Paradé Coffee; Alyson Friedensohn, the co-founder and CEO at Modern Health; and Amanda Bradford, founder and CEO of The League. If you can’t make this event, there will be plenty more in San Francisco’s future! Make sure you sign up here to join the community.
No pictures here. At Digital Detox, you disconnect to connect. Their motto is all about looking up, creating meaningful relationships and remember the beauty that is all around you. Digital Detox has locations all over the US, including San Francisco. They are known for their famous retreats, in which you have to unplug for a few days and spend the weekend with entrepreneurs and business-folk like yourself. Throughout their retreats, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to speakers, participate in fun activities and truly unwind from the tech-world—even if it’s only for a few days.
Network After Work
Network after Work believes that face-to-face conversations yield the best results. Therefore, their networking events are located in casual and relaxing atmospheres to make sure that all the participants are comfortable to have meaningful and efficient conversations. One of their more popular events is speed networking, where individuals are paired with business representatives to discuss possible partnerships, gain resources and garner new relationships. Don’t forget your business cards!!
Startup Grind began in San Francisco only five years ago, and has already had more than one million ambitious entrepreneurs across the world participate in their popular events. Startup has held a wide-range of influential speakers, from the creator of Pinterest to the creators of Booking.com to name a few. Their events are a great way to learn how the best became the best, while becoming a part of a worldwide community.
What did you think of our networking events? Been to any of our choices? Be sure to let us know below. Looking for a quick and easy way to begin networking? Download the GirlCrew app to link in with entrepreneurs and professionals.
Want some more networking options? Take a peek at our blog on Job Fairs in San Francisco to pick up some more advice. Already have a business? Needing to get employee morale up? Then check out our article on San Francisco Team Building Activities for fun ways to boost your workplace environment.