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


Network Under 40: DC 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 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 $15 tickets are capped based on venue capacity and end at 6pm day of the event. Late Admission $20 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 DC.

Connect With Your Local Director

Strother Gaines

Strother Gaines

DC Director

Hey Network Under 40: DC!

I’m Strother and I’m passionate about storytelling, authenticity, art, theatre, entrepreneurialism and the power of connection. In an effort to tie all of that into my professional and personal life – Network Under 40: DC was born.

We are a branch of Atlanta’s largest young professional networking event Network Under 40: Atlanta – Which pulls 450-600 young professional per event! We can’t let Atlanta outshine our nation’s Capitol, so please come out and bring all the passionate professionals you know! If you know of anyone who would be interested in meeting some amazing new people, please forward this along to them.

I’m really excited to have you join us to experience these (edit out amazing) events, explore these fantastic venues, and meet the very best of DC. We’re all looking forward to meeting you, learning about what you’re up to, and finding out how we can help.

Have more questions about why you should come to this networking event over one of the other 7 million you could pick? Click here to read more about what makes us special or email me directly below and I’m happy to give you the inside scoop.

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