Founder: Joe Kennedy
Audience: A resource for Eastside professionals looking to connect. Events include social media workshops and networking events around Bellevue. There are currently 1,772 members online.
Audience: The Northwest Entrepreneur Network is a membership group dedicated to providing the knowledge, mentoring and contacts that help entrepreneurs create and grow successful companies. Monthly breakfasts and seminars are open also to non-members.
Founded: Started in 1992 by successful entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley
Audience: TiE-Seattle is part of a global network backed by leading entrepreneurs of Indian nationality or descent. TiE fosters and supports entrepreneurship through networking and mentoring. The group’s monthly networking dinners attract top speakers and are open also to non-members.
Founder: Sean McClinton, 2007
Audience: The Bellevue Entrepreneur Meetup is a 400+ person strong online networking group based in Bellevue, WA. Bellevue is home to many unique entrepreneurs and a unique entrepreneurial culture that cannot be found anywhere else in America or the world. In fact, Bellevue was recently chosen as the #1 city to start a business by CNN money in 2008, based on a variety of factors. BEM was launched in 2006 by Sean McClinton, an entrepreneur himself with the goal of helping small business owners get their businesses to the next level.
Audience: SYPA is a start-up communal group for young people in Seattle who value the community around them and actively support it through volunteering, charitable giving and leadership.
Founded: Taylor Grant
Audience: ESPYS is a social networking group created exclusively for young business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs in the Seattle area. ESPYS provides an unparalleled networking opportunity. A chance to meet other young business professionals, develop relationships that could lead to career long referrals, enhance skill development and grow your social networking sphere.
Founder: Darnell Sue, 2007
Audience: Girl Power Hour is Stylish Networking for Women. Occurring the third Thursday of every month at exciting venues across Seattle and the Eastside, Girl Power Hour events bring together fun, successful women just like you for a fabulous evening devoted to sharing ideas, building connections and making new friends. Every event also features inspiring special guests and speakers, charity tie-ins, door prizes, swag bags, and, of course, delicious cocktails. Girl Power Hour is networking the way it should be!
Audience: Bellevue Business Network is a professional business and networking organization in Bellevue, WA. We are aligning hundreds of local businesses that agree to provide great service and refer each other whenever possible. We provide our members a business directory, business network, optimized web page, social network and referral management system.
Audience: BPW promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 1,500 local chapters nationwide and members in every congressional district, BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.
BPW provide members with professional development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activism, and opportunities to support scholarships for disadvantaged women.
Audience: Biznik is an award-winning community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to helping each other succeed.
Audience: Downtown Bellevue LeTip has been helping business professionals expand their sphere of influence for over 13 years. With around two dozen members, our dynamic group is one of the best business networking groups in Washington. Only one business per category is allowed to join, giving our members exclusivity to receive the leads for their specific business.
Audience: Eastside Networkers, as the name suggests, was founded specifically for the purpose of networking, and provides business contacts to members of various professions.We exchange leads, ideas, and other information. This provides members with one of the most effective forms of marketing. You will build a network of peers who know all about you, your products and services. People much prefer doing business with friends than strangers. This provides an atmosphere of mutual support that helps us all to develop and promote our businesses.
Audience: Power Chicks is a lively group who gathers online and in-person to support one another. They share stories and strategies; connect and collaborate; grow and help one another grow. Their businesses are diverse but bettering the lives of women is what unites them.
Founder: Brian Seitz
Audience: A networking group for media professionals looking to meet, connect, and network with others in the communications field. Meet ups take place in Seattle, Bellevue and New York.
Audience: EWIB is a networking group comprised of professional women on the Eastside. Together they work through non-competitive relationships to achieve their goals both in business and their personal lives.