What we're about

Business and Social Networking Events for San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Professionals to create new business and personal connections, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

Our members include successful entrepreneurs, startup founders, small business owners, business executives, technology gurus, attorneys, bankers, angel investors, real estate developers, franchise owners, local retail and restaurant owners, physicians, and other San Francisco Bay Area professionals. Our events are attended by 45 to 75+ professionals from our groups on Meetup, Linkedin, Biznik, Facebook and more.

Our organizer David Mitroff, Ph.D. (http://www.piedmontave.com/david_mitroff/) is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting (http://www.piedmontave.com/), which was built around his networking, marketing, and creative business consulting skills. David invites high level professionals from his expansive network of contacts, internet and social media groups, client portfolio, friends, and you to our networking events. David introduces the right people to each other resulting in greater business and personal growth.

We make our networking events easy by having greeters at the door to not only welcome you - they introduce you to others, along with having events in elegant San Francisco East Bay locations, making it fun to meet new people.

We keep you informed and connected to the best San Francisco Bay Area networking, social, business, music, charity, and after work events - If we post an event, members of the group will be their to enjoy the event with you!

Join us! It's free and easy! You don't have to live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area to be a member!

Upcoming events (5+)

Cocktails and Tech Mixer | San Francisco W Hotel | September 30th, 2019

Join us for our monthly Cocktails and Tech Networking Mixer on Monday, September 30th, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the W Hotel Living Room Bar (http://www.wsanfrancisco.com) located at 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103. RSVP Now at https://cocktails-and-tech-event-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the RSVP link above. https://cocktails-and-tech-event-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com Our Cocktails and Tech Networking events are where young professionals, startup professionals, executives, tech leaders, and more meet, relax, and have a good time making connections after work. Interested in meeting amazing professionals? Come to the beautiful W Hotel in San Francisco and be ready to build relationships, expand your network, and have a great time! This is a great opportunity to find new connections and meet new people in general. Regardless of your age, industry level, or your industry you are welcomed to join us. RSVP Now for $10 early bird or $15 general at or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only). RSVP Now at https://cocktails-and-tech-event-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the RSVP link above. https://cocktails-and-tech-event-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com Our attendees work at companies such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Google, ZeroCater, Coffee Meets Bagel, Redfin, Ask.com, Comcast Ventures, Oracle, Salesforce, GoPro, Sequoia Real Estate, DoorDash, Hyatt Regency, BlueCart, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, Genentech, Deloitte, Nestle, Accenture, HP, Intel, Amazon, Lyft, Facebook, HSBC, Capegimini, Yelp, J.P. Morgan and more. RSVP Now at https://cocktails-and-tech-event-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com RSVP Required: RSVP Now for $10 early bird, $15 general or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only) An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the RSVP link above. Cocktails and Networking Mixer @ W Hotel Living Room Bar (first floor) W San Francisco If you haven’t yet experienced the W Hotel’s Living Room bar, this very special evening will give you the opportunity to discover the San Francisco location’s various craft cocktails, locally renowned beers, and a range of international specialty brews on tap. The W is located right next to the Museum of Modern Art, SF MoMa. Experience the redesigned Living Room, the signature bar and lounge at W San Francisco. Fusing dynamic décor with a chic and inviting space, Living Room reflects the vibrant pulse of San Francisco’s SoMa District. http://www.wsanfrancisco.com Professional Connector David Mitroff, Ph.D. David is a sought after speaker and the founder and chief business consultant for Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. (www.PiedmontAve.com) where he and his San Francisco Bay Area based team create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and generate new business by leveraging new technologies. Through his consulting, lectures, training’s and keynotes David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) has educated more than 35,000 business owners. Dr. Mitroff is an instructor for several college programs including the University of California at Berkeley’s International Diploma Business Program and a Google Mentor for the Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator program. He has been a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, Hospitality Technology, Hospitality Net and more. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships. Looking to expand your entrepreneurial connections in the San Francisco Bay Area? Join us on September 30th! Searching for the perfect after-work mixer to invite to colleagues to? Bring them with! Want to meet the best-of-the-best in startups, banking, real estate, hotelier, food and beverage, venture capital, or tech? You can't miss our event!

Korean Startups Pitch Night

360 Lab San Francisco

$10.00

Join us for the Korean Startup Pitch Night at 360 Lab San Francisco event on Tuesday evening, October 1st, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, at 360 Lab on the 5th floor in downtown San Francisco (https://sfo.360-lab.com/) located at 149 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105. FREE early bird ticket, $5.00 general, $10.00 At the Door at https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com An RSVP on meetup DOES NOT guarantee admission, you MUST RSVP on Eventbrite https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com Professional Connector Incubator in partnership with YSK Media and KOCCA have gathered 12 companies from Korea for two intense days of experimentation, learning, and growth at 360 Lab in San Francisco. Join us and our San Francisco community of experts for a special evening celebration. It is the perfect evening to make a connection, discuss business growth and for those looking to learn about company and investor pitching, meet global startups and like-minded professionals. Snacks and drinks will be provided An RSVP on meetup DOES NOT guarantee admission, you MUST RSVP on Eventbrite https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com FREE early bird ticket, $5.00 general, $10.00 At the Door at https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com FREE Sponsor and Beverage food vendor opportunities available! Contact [masked]. Space is limited. Only companies that send us a brief overview of their company, website link, and logo will be considered. AGENDA go to https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com RSVP Now at https://sf-startup-pitch-night.eventbrite.com An RSVP on meetup does not guarantee admission, please use link above 360 LAB 274 Brannan Street, 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105 KOREAN INCUBATOR PARTNERS YSK-Media YSK-Media is the best total marketing & consulting Korean group, helping clients realize their success by answering real business challenges for their clients through the innovation and extensive industry knowledge. YSK specializes in corporate activation, event management, strategic marketing and corporate consulting. YSK brings creative thinking, problem-solving, meticulous planning, clear communications and the seamless onsite delivery of the events through highly trained and dedicated professionals. The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA)The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) is South Korea's leading government agency that oversees the advancement of Korean creative content, both domestically and internationally. KOCCA covers a wide range of Korea's creative industries, including gaming, animation, character licensing, music, fashion, and broadcasting. KOCCA actively advances these industries via production support, marketing and promotion, global expansion abroad, human capital development, and cultural technology implementation. 360 Lab is a vibrant innovative ecosystem. The 360 coworking space serves as an environment for startups, established companies and VCs to meet and gain insight into each other's conception of marketing trends regarding technology. It is a place to build a foundation for future collaboration, harboring a wealth of resources including growth services, social impact, and mentorship. https://www.360-lab.com/ What to Bring: Pitch Contestants: Bring a presentation or the materials you need in order to pitch your product or service. We will provide tables to set up. Networkers: Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle. How to Dress: We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best! Pitchers, dress your best to impress the judges. Photography: Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events.

Meet the Founders: Food Tech | Networking and Expert Panel | 10/9/19 6pm at GA

General Assembly San Francisco

$20.00

We are excited to host our newest Meet the Founders: Food & Tech networking mixer and expert panel event on Wednesday, October 9th, from 6pm to 8pm at General Assembly San Francisco on 225 Bush Street, Floor #5. RSVP Now at https://food-and-tech-mixer-san-francisco-october-2019.eventbrite.com An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the RSVP link above. This specific event will focus on Food Technology, and furthermore the innovators behind your favorite new restaurants, kitchen gadgets, and food apps. You're invited to an immersive learning experience where you will meet like-minded professionals, food industry experts, restaurants, and the innovation behind Food Technology. We encourage a broad spectrum of professionals to join our Food Technology event. Every industy and individual can learn something interesting and new, as we believe eveyone has a foodie instict inside of them. RSVP Now at https://food-and-tech-mixer-san-francisco-october-2019.eventbrite.com An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the RSVP link above. *Complimentary drinks from our lead sponsor, General Assembly. AGENDA 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Networking 7:00pm to 7:40pm: Expert Panel 7:40pm to 8:00pm: Final Networking EXPERT PANEL - go to https://food-and-tech-mixer-san-francisco-october-2019.eventbrite.com to see the panel. Food & Tech Mixer at General Assembly SF on 10/09/19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) VENUE AND LEAD SPONSOR General Assembly General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. As the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, General Assembly fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. Learn more here. By signing up for this event you consent to receive news and emails from General Assembly OUR HOST & PANEL MODERATOR - David Mitroff, Ph.D. David Mitrtoff David (@DavidMitroff) is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics from social media to peak performance. Through his consulting, lectures, training and keynotes David Mitroff, Ph.D. (www.DavidMitroff.com) has educated more than 25,000 business owners. He is an Instructor for the University of California at Berkeley's International Diploma Business program and a Google Mentor for the Google Developers Launchpad program. He has been a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, San Francisco Business Times, Hospitality Technology, California Lawyer, and more. WHO WE ARE Professional-Connector-Event Professional Connector: a vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. @ProfConnector Professional Connector. A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. We organize and promote hundreds of Bay Area business networking and social mixers to specifically target Business Strategies and Small Medium Business Enterprises and provide industry professionals with a chance to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships. To view our upcoming events, click here. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why & Who should attend this event? Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event. Are you a business owner looking to invest in technology? If so, we have the exact industry experts you need to guide you in the right direction, regardless of your industry. Our guest list is filled with professionals willing to educate individuals like you. Photography: Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images.

East Bay Entrepreneurs: Optimize your business.

Register now: http://zco.to/piedmont On Tuesday, October 15th, our friends at Zoho are hosting a free, educational seminar on how you can run your entire business with one cloud-based platform in Oakland CA, and we'd love to see you there! Objectives: Learn how to enhance your business' productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and amp up growth with one cloud-based platform. They'll go over how you can manage everything from sales and marketing to finance, support, analytics, and beyond. Their experts will also review best practices to help you drive more sales and collaborate seamlessly. Benefits of joining this seminar: Learn best practices for managing your business online: From finance to HR and CRM to support, they'll help optimize your business processes. Learn how to maximize your CRM to drive sales and get a unified overview of your business. Bring all your questions for their Zoho One experts to answer. Register for the free Zoho One seminar here: http://zco.to/piedmont19

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