Network Under 40 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 and shared experiences.
It’s not just about meeting people, it’s about knowing people.
You should come as you are
Networking is about genuine connection, not transactional interactions
You do business with people you know, like, and trust
You succeed in the long-run when you’re more focused on adding value to others, not of personal gain
It’s about who you are, not what you do
We have a diverse Millennial audience. A study by the US Chamber of Commerce found that this generation is large, and with their numbers, come substantial buying power, both through their own increasing earnings as they age, and through the financial support of their Baby Boomer and Gen X parents. Not only do Millennials contribute to the market directly, but also as vocal consumers and early adopters, they influence purchases of others.
They are changing the means and speed by which marketplace information is exchanged. Millennials add content through constant connectedness and use of social media, keeping marketers on their toes. This generation’s connectedness also demands that brands ensure or influences that the user experience is positive. Additionally, this generation will continue to change the marketplace through the blurring of traditional gender roles. Savvy marketers will broaden their reach across gender lines to take advantage of the larger, more diverse potential market for their products.
Reports on Millennial annual purchasing power widely range between $125 billion and $890 billion. A more consistent estimate is $200 billion of direct purchasing power and $500 billion of indirect spending, largely due to the influence on the spending of their mostly Baby Boomer parents.
Network Under 40 is providing you with a platform to your target audience, allowing for both face-to-face and digital relationship building.
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Age Range: 25-34
- Finance 90% 90%
- Business Services 85% 85%
- Advertising / Public Relations 80% 80%
- Retail 75% 75%
- Tech 70% 70%
- Insurance 65% 65%
- Medical 60% 60%
Age Range: 25-34
- Legal 55% 55%
- Real Estate 55% 55%
- Education 52% 52%
- Accounting 52% 52%
- Manufacturing / Industrial 48% 48%
- Entertainment 47% 47%
- Non-profits 46% 46%
- Automotive / Transportation 46% 46%
- Architectural Services / Construction 46% 46%
- Tourism 44% 44%
- Government 40% 40%
- Sports 35% 35%
- Telecommunications 30% 30%
- Printing & Publishing 30% 30%
Average Income: $50k-$100k
- Bachelors Degree 95% 95%
- Graduate Degree 28% 28%
Get to know some of
our attendees who
epitomize how our
sponsors can fill
Meet Avery (28)
Avery moved to Baltimore in 2005 to attend the University of Maryland and after graduation, went to work in mergers and acquisitions. She’s lived in her apartment for years and is ready for a change but has been out- of-the loop on what’s available. She makes six figures and values location, amenities and style. With a couple months lead time to make a move, Avery would do well to have an apartment brand to which she’s become accustomed readily available to her.
Meet Cecile (30)
Cecile is an attorney who, like many Millennials, believes in achieving work-life balance. She likes to maximize her vacation time by taking exotic trips with her friends who can all afford to do so. They don’t always have the luxury of time to do extensive research, so having options made available to them and a company whom they can trust with these logistics would be a winning combination.
Meet William (34)
William is a surgical fellow who will soon get engaged. He is looking for his first home, a mortgage, and an engagement ring. With that, he’ll need a real estate broker, insurance for the home, a wedding planner, a jeweler, and financial adviser to merge and grow his assets with his soon-to-be-wife’s.
Meet Jason (31)
Jason is a business owner (formerly on the Forbes Under 30 list) who has historically prioritized work over wellness. He’s looking to find a gym that has flexible hours and offerings.
Meet Erin (29)
Erin is a married mother of two who moved and is looking for a dentist and a primary care physician for she and her family.
Benefits & Engagement Opportunities
Our events range from 100+ attendees
Emails perform above industry-standard with a 20%+ open rate with a list of over 7,000
Our website has over 5,000 unique hits every month
We have a combined social media following of over 24,000
Allows your business to connect and be seen by a motivated young professional crowd
Complimentary entry for 5 members of your company and/or guests to each event sponsored
On-site activation with a designated table for your product and/or service
Promotion in our newsletters, on our Facebook event wall, and event listings
Opportunity to contribute a blog post for our website, an additional chance to get your name out and further engage our audience
Sponsors are welcome to offer a special promotion to our group which we can promote via our newsletters, social media and at the event
You can promote your job openings on our social media platforms, for which we typically charge $350. This is included with your sponsorship
Sponsors may offer bounce-backs, swag, or giveaways as a gift to our attendees to connect with them more organically. Trackable links welcome for digital offerings
Network Under 40 put Goza right in front of our ideal consumer—a hip, hard-working young professional—and with every event, our customer-base continues to grow.
Posting our job on Network Under 40 was extremely beneficial. The process to post was a breeze and led to 5 quality candidates. Our one post reached over 8,000 targeted people and engaged 191 of them. The time spent submitting the role was much less tedious than University job portal platforms and the hours saved not having to sift through unqualified leads was time well spent. In addition to qualified applicants, the posting also increased our exposure in the community and raised awareness for future opportunities within our organization.
Current & Former Sponsors
Network Under 40 has proven to be an amazing business networking platform for our company, WPM Real Estate. My colleagues and I are dedicated to attending each and every event and making great new contacts to help our business grow. I highly recommend this as a tool to anyone who is looking to market, promote, and share their business with others as well as obtain potential business partners in the area. Network Under 40 is a program we believe in and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of at 2 East Wells. We are always excited to and out where the next venue will be and have made some great new professional and personal connections along the way.
Sponsorship Cost & Duration
Option 1Reach More People & Save!
- +All Benefits Listed Above
- +12 Consecutive Month Sponsorship
- +Job Postings Included
- All Benefits Listed Above
- 3 Consecutive Month Sponsorship
- Job Postings Included
- All Benefits Listed Above
- 1 Consecutive Month Sponsorship
- Job Postings Included
Jobs Posting Only
- Posted on Facebook and LinkedIn Groups
- One placement in our newsletter
- $10 Facebook post boost – Sponsor is welcome to add to that
Both 3 and 6 month sponsorship packages must be paid in full at time of sign-up via ACH, Check, or Credit Card (a 3% processing fee will be added on for credit card payments). 12 month sponsors may opt to make two payments (one up front, one 6 months in) via ACH, Check, or Credit Card (a 3% processing fee will be added on for credit card payments).
We deeply believe in the power of real relationships and we know that it takes multiple points of contact to gain the brand recognition and trust for any audience to do business with you. We want to work with you to make sure your partnership with us through sponsorship is a success.