Network Under 40 exists at the intersection of friendship and business. It’s not just about meeting people, it’s about knowing people.

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Network Under 40: Atlanta exists at the intersection of friendship and business. We understand that we live in a connection economy and the foundation to success in career and personal life hinges on genuine relationships with real people.

We are about mixing business and pleasure, throwing out the conventional wisdom that says you have to change who you are to ‘be professional’. Instead, we encourage you to be real, to have fun, and to cultivate authentic and meaningful relationships around social activities.  

It’s not just about meeting people, it’s about knowing people. Fortunately, there are a lot of cool people for you to get to know at our events, ranging from tables for ten to several hundred person occasions – Learn More.

Don’t believe us? Check out what Inc. Magazine has to say about how we build local communities and turn transactional, tedious networking events into fun, meaningful experiences!

Come as you are. Build rapport. Leave with a foundation for genuine relationships.

The Event


Q: Do I have to be a member to come?
A: No, we do not offer memberships, no strings attached. Just come when you can!
Q: Who attends these events?
A: Each event has 450+ motivated young professionals looking to meet like-minded people. We believe you have to know, like and trust people to do business, so we lead with social connections which results in business.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Business casual is recommended.
Q: Do I have to register before I come?
A: Yes, tickets are only available online – So you must purchase online before attending.
Q: Is there some kind of fee I have to pay every year?
A: No, the only cost is for each event: Early Bird $10 tickets are capped at the first 50 and/or end at 2pm the day of the event. General Admission $20 tickets are capped based on venue capacity and end at 6pm day of the event. Late Admission $25 tickets are also capped based on the venue capacity and start at 6pm day of the event and run till the end of the event.

*Tickets are only available online. You cannot purchase tickets at the door.

Q: Where do the events take place?
A: We meet at different venues. To learn about the next event in your area, please visit our event page for Atlanta.

Connect With Your Local Director

Darrah Brustein

Darrah Brustein


I’m confident about one thing: that I was put on Earth to connect people. It’s for that reason that I feel grateful to have founded Network Under 40 and to help so many people make valuable friends and business contacts. Network Under 40 started in Atlanta in March of 2011 as a favor to some friends from college (Emory) who lamented the challenge of making friends “as an adult”. Since going to a bar and ‘picking up’ friends didn’t sound ideal, they ventured to other events but found them to be stuffy, cliquey, sales-y, and/or meat-market-y. Due to my aforementioned love of connecting people, I said I’d help by starting these events. Now years later, we’re Atlanta’s largest networking organization for young professionals and I couldn’t be more thrilled to facilitate that! When not doing this work, I co-own a credit card processing brokerage with my twin brother, which we founded in 2009. We’ve grown into 38 states and love helping our clients (privately owned businesses) find the best solution for their credit card processing needs. I’m also the author of Finance Whiz Kids, a children’s book series that teaches elementary-aged kids the basics of financial literacy. I then parlayed my love of writing and networking into being a regular contributor for Entrepreneur.com (as well as have written for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc, and others). Outside of work, you’ll find me galavanting the world because I’m a travel fanatic, doing yoga or acroyoga, and taking black and white photos. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event and learning more about you!

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