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 (4)

San Francisco Local Business Summit at Yelp 3/19/19 6PM

You’re invited to our San Francisco Local Business Summit on Tuesday, 3/19/2019 from 6pm-8pm at Yelp located at 55 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA. This event is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about increasing their brand awareness and improving their online reputation. Keynote speaker David Mitroff Ph.D. will speak about how to grow you brand fast. Meet representatives from Yelp, along with other local business owners. Have fun, learn and connect with other San Francisco Bay Area business owners. Everyone is welcome to join this special event. We encourage anyone to join the event, regardless of your industry and background, come network and learn with us. RSVP now and share the link! http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/san-francisco-business-summit/ Event Agenda and Info: 6:00pm to 6:20pm: Networking & Check-in (Drinks and Snacks) 6:20pm to 6:40pm: Keynote by David Mitroff Ph.D. | Growing your Brand Fast 6:40pm to 8:00pm: Presentation by Matt Donzella | Local Business Outreach, Yelp Inc. Complimentary snacks and drinks provided by our lead sponsor Yelp. Keynote Growing Your Brand Fast In this talk David will use practical case studies that are relevant to what you may be experiencing or will experience when growing your business. David keynote will give you a framework and key tools that will you to allow you to create more brand awareness, strengthen your brand and generate new opportunities. David is the Founder and CEO of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. Davis 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. Workshop Matt Donzella is the local Yelp For Business Owners educator in the Bay Area. Matt provides training for local business organizations on the free tools available on Yelp. Matt's goal is to build a thriving network of Bay Area business owners and take actionable feedback from the Bay Area business community to the different business owner-focused divisions at Yelp HQ. 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. 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. How many people show up? Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. What to Bring: Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer. For those would want to take best advantage of the workshop we recommend bringing your laptop. How to Dress: This is after work networking, so even if you did not work…pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. 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. RSVP Now and share our link! http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/san-francisco-business-summit/

Meet The Founders: Food Tech | General Assembly SF | 4/2/19 | 6PM

General Assembly San Francisco

$15.00

We are excited to host a fresh Meet The Founders event on Tuesday, April 2nd from 6pm to 8pm. This specific Meet the Founders 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, restauranteurs, and the innovation behind Food Technology. This event will feature an Expert Panel and a built-in Networking Mixer at General Assembly SF located at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco, (5th Floor – Entrance next to Target). RSVP now and share our link: www.professionalconnector.com/meet-the-founders-food-tech An RSVP on Meetup does not grant admission, please RSVP our link. Buy tickets through our link, or pay $20 at the door. *Complimentary drinks from our lead sponsor, General Assembly. AGENDA 6:00pm to 6:45pm: Networking 6:45pm to 7:00pm: A Word From Our Host, David Mitroff, Ph.D. 7:00pm to 7:20pm: Expert Panel 7:20pm to 8:00pm: Final Networking EXPERT PANEL Nathan Downs | Interim Head of Growth at Rangoon Ruby Investment LLC Nathan Jin | Founder of Ivy Food Tech More to be announced... SPONSOR SPRING, has an unparalleled resume of experience in launching and growing brands and product lines in a wide variety of retail channels, from consumer electronics to luggage, using retail-tested and proven methods blended with our own innovative and creative secret sauce that makes your products disruptive in the marketplace and springs your brand forward. http://www.spring2market.com VENUE AND LEAD SPONSOR 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. PREMIUM SPONSORS Get More From Your Digital Advertising Spend. Own your post-click experience and maximize your conversion rates with Instapage, the most powerful landing page platform for marketing teams and agencies. For more info and to sign up, find us at http://instapg.es/pnNhm OUR HOST & PANEL MODERATOR – David Mitroff, Ph.D. 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. WHO WE ARE 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. 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 an industry expert who is new to the San Francisco Bay Area? Are you trying to break into the restaurant industry? Our networking events have proven to be successful time and time again. Trying to incorporate more cutting-edge technology into your restaurant? Come meet our experts and consultants to learn more about what benefits your restaurant is currently missing. From sous-vide entrepreneurs to food app developers.

Cocktails and Tech San Francisco 4/16/19 W Hotel

W San Francisco

$20.00

Join us for our monthly Cocktails and Tech event and meet young professionals, startups professional, Executives, Tech Leaders and more on Tuesday, April, 16, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at the W Hotel Living Room Bar (http://www.wsanfrancisco.com) located at 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103. RSVP Now at http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/cocktails-and-tech-april-w-hotel/ An RSVP does not guarantee attendance. Please RSVP using the link above. Interested in meeting C level professionals, executives from startups, tech companies, law firms, and many other industries? 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 http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/cocktails-and-tech-april-w-hotel/ or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only) An RSVP does not guarantee attendance. Please RSVP using the link above. Cocktails and Tech SF Executives and Tech Leaders Mixer @ W Hotel Living Room Bar (first floor) 4/16/19- San Francisco 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) W Hotel 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 RSVP Now! At this point, you have all the information you need... However, if you want even MORE information, feel free to keep reading. 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. How many people show up? Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving. What to Bring: Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle. How to Dress: This is after work networking, so even if you did not work...pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best! 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.

San Francisco Rooftop Mixer

Hotel VIA

$20.00

You are invited to our latest networking event at Rooftop at VIA, one of the most exciting venues in San Francisco on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Hotel VIA’s Rooftop Bar (https://www.hotelviasf.com/rooftop) located at 138 King St, San Francisco CA, 94107. The sky is the limit to your growing business at VIA Rooftop — which is a fully covered and heated rooftop bar with a view of the stars. Located next to the AT&T ballpark, you can access the rooftop on the left side of the hotel entrance door. RSVP Now at http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/san-francisco-rooftop-mixer/ An RSVP does not guarantee attendance. Please RSVP using the link above. Interested in meeting C level professionals, executives from startups, tech companies, law firms, and many other industries? Come to the beautiful Hotel VIA's Rooftop Bar 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 or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only) http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/san-francisco-rooftop-mixer/ An RSVP does not guarantee attendance. Please RSVP using the link above. Some our of 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. If you haven’t seen the San Francisco skyline from the top of Hotel VIA’s Rooftop Bar, this evening will give you the exclusive opportunity to see the city from a new perspective. The Rooftop’s chic and comfortable design features club and view seating, private cabanas, fire pits, heat lamps and bars. The Rooftop is located right next to the AT&T ballpark. RSVP Required: RSVP Now for $10 early bird, $15 general or pay $20 at the door (At the Door Cash Only) http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/san-francisco-rooftop-mixer/ An RSVP does not guarantee attendance. Please RSVP using the link above. San Francisco Rooftop Mixer @ Via Hotel Rooftop Bar 4/25/19- San Francisco 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Via Hotel 138 King St San Francisco, CA 94107 RSVP Now! At this point, you have all the information you need... However, if you want even MORE information, feel free to keep reading. 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.. How many people show up? Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving. What to Bring: Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle. How to Dress: This is after work networking, so even if you did not work...pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best! 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.

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Cocktails and Tech San Francisco 3/12/19 W Hotel

W San Francisco

$20.00

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