I never thought I would put fun and networking in the same sentence. You have truly created something amazing!
I’ve met people who have inspired and motivated me to do better and be a better person. I have been given ideas and outlets for different and possible new career paths.
I will definitely be back. This is the first time I have ever truly enjoyed a networking event!
The impact that Network Under 40 has had in my life is almost too great for words. I would constantly attend networking events where I was the youngest person in the room. I felt I was either talked down to or that my goals and visions weren’t aligning with the transaction-based conversations that were taking place.
When I went to Network Under 40, I found a community of peers who had huge aspirations for their business and for what they wanted to create in the world. I got my life out of the events. Not only did I meet some of my best friends (no kidding, I’m even a bridesmaid in one of their weddings!), I met my amazing boyfriend, who is so ambitious and supportive. I also met a group of people who, through their incredible vulnerability, linked arms with me in creating a national social awareness movement to positively to bring a voice to General Anxiety Disorder and Depression. Through the relationships I’ve cultivated in Network Under 40, this message is now positively impacting people on a much broader scale than I ever anticipated. I can’t say enough good things about this community. The caliber of attendees and the real, honest, impactful conversations and relationships that are developed have quite literally altered the course of my life, and as a result, many others.
“I’ve had nothing but disappointing experiences with networking events as a whole, BUT this is the first one I’ve been to that I actually enjoyed; it over-delivered. I expected to see really young and inexperienced people or those who were just job seeking. Everyone I spoke with had varying levels of experience and that was refreshing. Some conversations were more personal, others were social, and some were about business and talking shop. The amalgamation of all of those made it great. No one tried to sell me something, no one was thirsty. It felt like true networking where people were there to get to know each other and there was a personable feel that I had never imagined and had never seen before.”
I’ve been to many networking events before, and I have to say that this was on a whole different level! The vibe was more relaxed, and I especially appreciated the ambassadors. I had a really nice chat with one of them and will definitely be coming back!
Network Under 40 is a series of events that takes the scary shit out of networking. You can actually be yourself at these events!
Network Under 40 is not your typical event. I’ve often stepped into the room feeling like I already had a room full of friends. Part of what makes it unique is there is no bombarding with 20 guys in suits that seem about retirement age trying to offer you cheaper siding on your house that you may not even own yet. Really there is no feeling of a sales pitch at all. It feels like going to a party with good food where you want to meet everyone. I honestly left my first time thinking wow that was great but I enjoyed myself so much I forgot to “network”.
That’s not the case at all. During the rest of the week various other attendees reached out to me about what I was working on. Some booking me, some wanting to join me, and some even just wanting to help. Joe Zumbo makes it not only look easy but fun. You, not your business card is allowed to show through and the rest ends up being a history of success. I have to thank them personally for helping me with that extra boost to venture out on my own from my full time job this month to pursue what works for me. Hope to see you all June 16th at Red Maple for next Month’s at 6 pm.
What a wonderful time I had at at the inaugural Network Under 40 event last week. What struck me about the event was how easy it was to connect with new people and make new connections. Unlike any of the hundreds of other network events I’ve attended, this event was unique in the types of people who attended, so warm, open and young! I had a great time and look forward to the next.
Strother and the Under 40 gang were great to work with, and made space for us to talk about our non-profit work with other individuals. The event was high-energy and people were really easy to strike up conversation with.
If you’re looking to meet some new faces and have some fun, Network Under 40 is the place for you. There are no sales pitches here; just some genuinely nice people looking to expand their local network.
I had a great time last week at the first Network Under 40 event! I was able to reconnect with old friends, meet several new people and make introductions for others too. I also enjoyed the laid back feel and hospitality provided by the venue, sponsors and hosts. I look forward to interacting with a diverse group at future events. Cheers!
It was one of the best events I ever attended! Met several new people and got a few leads. Can’t wait for the next one!
Thank you for allowing PayMetrix HR to sponsor your event on February 12th! The event exceeded our expectations on many levels but mostly from the standpoint that you purposely go out of your way to make intentional introductions to everyone in the room. We made some very solid connections that I am sure will turn into business not only for us but for others that we can help with revenue generating opportunities.
I was introduced to a potential hire who came in the following week for an interview and will be starting work with us next week. This is just one of several great new connections I’ve made at Network Under 40 events.
In my line of business, networking is an essential component of what I do to develop successful business relationships and increase brand awareness. Network Under 40 provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the city, establish new business/social connections and educate other individuals about the company I work for. It’s become an invaluable organization and I encourage young professionals in a variety of industries to attend whenever possible. You’ll be glad you did.
Network Under 40 is the best social-professional networking event around. The venues are hip, the food/drinks are great, and the chance to meet valuable leads is high! Get this event on your calendar fast!
Network Under 40 is my new thing to look forward to every month! I always meet a bunch of great contacts and have even made a few new friends! I invited a handful of my friends to come with me last night and they already asked me when the next event was! Network Under 40 is the perfect networking opportunity that is sure to keep you coming back! Thanks to Darrah for reaching out to me and getting me involved! Hope to see you all next time!
Of all the networking events I attend, Network Under 40 is by far my favorite. There’s always an amazing atmosphere and great people in attendance. It’s a healthy mix of social and business networking that is hard to find elsewhere in the city. The venues are always great; it’s a different experience every month and I’m always finding new places to take friends and clients. Above all things, Network Under 40 is a fun networking event where I meet better contacts than I usually do at other less enjoyable networking activities
I’ve been going to the Network Under 40 events for almost a year now. It’s been an incredible way to get to know young professionals in Atlanta. I always leave the event feeling inspired by the connections made. It’s truly a networking event that manages to be professional, fun, & worth while. Looking forward to the next one already!
As a recent graduate and newcomer to the Atlanta area, this event has enabled me to engage with other like-minded individuals and broaden my perspective of career-based networking. The casual atmosphere of these events coupled with the professionalism of the organization creates the best opportunity to meet others. I look forward to continuing the relationships that have formed from these events.
Since attending the Network Under 40 events, my professional network has grown tremendously. I have made more meaningful connections in three Network Under 40 events, than I have all year at other events. As soon as tickets go on sale for the next event, I am pre-registering to make sure I have a spot. The atmosphere at the events are conducive for making strong, meaningful connections.
Network Under 40 is unlike any other event I’ve attended. It’s the perfect mix of business and pleasure! It’s great to be able to meet individuals from all backgrounds and careers all in one place. It was nice being in an environment where people were genuinely interested in getting to know you!
I have attended two Network Under 40 Events and I must say as professional networker, Network Under 40 is an event that is not to be missed. If you want to meet other like- minded professionals this is the place to be every month. I have built partnerships with other attendees who have become personal brand ambassadors. It also has enabled me to enhance business by connecting my clients to people and services outside of real-estate, making our experience relationship based vs. transactional.My partners appreciate that I can connect them with someone new every month. My friends come to me for advice and are always asking me for referrals for different services and its nice to have the opportunity to build relationships through Network Under 40 and ensure that my referral will be a reflection of me, and how much I care.” -Victoria Strange, Keller Williams Realty“Network Under 40 is one of the best networking groups I have been a part of. I always make great connections while meeting great people at each event. Every event I have been to has been unique and better than the last. There are always freebies and who doesn’t love free stuff (that you can actually use)! The paces they choose are always in popular locations. Besides all the fun stuff that NU40 provides, they are very organized, professional and serious about networking. You won’t regret joining and attending any of the events they put on.
The Network Under 40 events have provided me the opportunity to meet other highly motivated young entrepreneurs and successful individuals. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting others who appreciate and understand the importance of building a solid network of working professionals. The venues have been ideal, bringing an excellent atmosphere together with food, beverages and fun times. If you haven’t been to an event yet then you’re missing out!
I attended my first Network Under 40 event a few months ago, and it has quickly become one of my favorite networking groups. In addition to making new business connections, I have also made several new friends. Network Under 40 is something that I look forward to every month, and in addition to having a great crowd, the event is always at a new, fun venue. Well done!
I have attended many of these events now and can say that it attracts a fun, sophisticated crowd that has allowed me to meet great people in a new town. Most of the time I can’t do direct business with the attendees, however it is refreshing to interact with other 20-30 somethings from every industry that are driven and take interest in gaining meaningful relationships.
While my occupation does not involve much in the business development realm, I find great benefits in attending Network Under 40 to network with other mature, driven professional in a friendly setting. It is refreshing and rewarding to meet new people, share what you do, and learn about their work.
Network Under 40 is the only open networking event I regularly attend and for good reason: every single time I go I make great connections that result in business and partnerships. The atmosphere is fun and encouraging, it’s great to talk about small business struggles and triumphs over a few drinks without an agenda or a program interrupting the flow every few minutes. I’ve gotten well over $10,000 in direct business from attending these events and have built relationships that will result in much more than that over the coming year.
Thanks for another great Network Under 40! This event month after month has had a significant impact on my business. I have not only picked up new clients, but formed several valuable referral partnerships. Expectations are exceed at every gathering.
Network Under 40 is by far the best networking event I have been a part of. I lined up 5 meetings at the very first event I attended. Thank you for creating and maintaining an excellent group!