Network Under 40: Atlanta  was birthed out of the need for a community of young professionals that wasn’t a singles event, a room full of sales people, and/or a membership-based group.  No strings attached, just show up once a month if you can make it, and be confident you’ll get to know 450+ motivated young Atlantans who could become friends and/or business contacts. Want to know more about Network Under 40 and why we created it? Take a quick read here!

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: Do I have to register before I come?
A: Most of our events sellout online so tickets are not available at the door. If we do not sellout online then you can purchase tickets at the door for $25/per. (Credit card only)  Please check the Facebook Event Wall for the most up-to-date info per event.
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: Is there some kind of fee I have to pay every year?
A: No, the only cost is for each event: $10 for early bird tickets, $20 for general admission online or $25 at the door if they are available. (Credit card only) Early bird tickets are capped at 100 and/or cut off at 2pm day of the event whichever comes first.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Business casual is recommended.
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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