What we're about

This group is intended to bring value - and provide face-to-face connections - for local technology professionals, entrepreneurs and investors interested in supporting one-another in our personal or professional endeavors. Events scheduled will be specific to a technology topic, and/or events specific to connecting the community of technology professionals, entrepreneurs and investors.

We are part of one of the largest business alliances in Southern California for entrepreneurs and business professionals - with over 48,000 combined members. More on this below.

Our members include but are not limited to: entrepreneurs, small business owners, corporate executives, company representatives, tech professionals, creative arts professionals, angel and accredited investors, startup experts, revolutionary startup entrepreneurs looking to change the world - or their local community (lean, bootstrap, crowdfunding, or venture capital focused), and people seeking to expand their professional development and/or network.

The Harvard Business Review has noted: "Face-to-face communication is the broadest bandwidth communication you can have in professional life", and we believe the current business environment will continue a transition towards what thought leader Seth Godin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ_D2BNqRzU) refers to as the "connection economy" - where value is increasingly created through the connections we make and less so through industrialism.

Therefore we endeavor to provide networking and educational events that will be uniquely effective in initiating professional connections, developing important relationships, increasing influence and leveraging social capital.

It only takes one person to change our personal or professional lives. Undoubtedly, you will make new connections at our events likely to change yours... forever. Every event will have its own unique opportunities. Every. Single. One. It's "about time" to enhance your Networking ROI:

- Return on financial investment.
- Return on time investment.
- Return on emotional investment.
- Return on influence.
- Return on integrity.
- Return on ideas.

Thank you for your consideration in sharing this group with your network, and/or bringing a friend or professional associate with you to our events. As author and thought leader Simon Sinek noted:

"We do not become great leaders, we do not fulfill our potential when we work to see ourselves grow or rise. It is when we devote ourselves to seeing those around us rise that we actually grow. And when the people we care about also work to see us grow, then they too will grow... The only true way for any of us to grow, to truly fulfill our full potential, is when we work to help others do the same."

I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. :-)

Regards,

Doug Means
http://linkedin.com/in/dougmeans

More about us:

We are part of one of the largest professional networking alliances in Southern California. Since 2004 we've scheduled face-to-face networking events, workshops, speaker events and professional development opportunities. Our organization was established in San Diego, and now reaches into the Greater Los Angeles area:
https://www.meetup.com/topics/networking-roi/all/

Please consider joining our 1200+ person LinkedIn group:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/95137

And also our BRAND NEW group to carry on chat & conversations with people you've met at our events on Facebook! No self-promoting spam though please - it's your opportunity to show your generosity to others in the community first. Thank you for your kind understanding.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NetworkingROI

Our events continue the spirit of service to the small business community - and honor the memory - of Southern California business leader Rod Means (1938-2015).

Thank you.

"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." - Andy Warhol

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

San Diego

Why go it alone? And why eat alone, when there's an opportunity to initiate and grow professional relationships? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at Exceptional Entrepreneurs ("EE")? Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. See below for info and direct links. Our alliance is one of the largest professional networking organizations in Southern California. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals are encouraged to attend. Virtual Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, get settled, seek support if needed. - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at: https://eespeakeronline.eventbrite.com Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting: ####################################### Thursdays: https://zoom.us/j/363288814 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### Fridays: https://zoom.us/j/690801657 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### - Limited to the first 100 participants. - We will also be cross-livestreaming through our EE FB Group. No participant limit on FB, but it's in watch-only mode. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/networkingeesd The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook. - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of Southern California's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting community professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE"! See you at the next event.

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

San Diego

Why go it alone? And why eat alone, when there's an opportunity to initiate and grow professional relationships? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at Exceptional Entrepreneurs ("EE")? Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. See below for info and direct links. Our alliance is one of the largest professional networking organizations in Southern California. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals are encouraged to attend. Virtual Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, get settled, seek support if needed. - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at: https://eespeakeronline.eventbrite.com Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting: ####################################### Thursdays: https://zoom.us/j/363288814 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### Fridays: https://zoom.us/j/690801657 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### - Limited to the first 100 participants. - We will also be cross-livestreaming through our EE FB Group. No participant limit on FB, but it's in watch-only mode. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/networkingeesd The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook. - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of Southern California's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting community professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE"! See you at the next event.

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

San Diego

Why go it alone? And why eat alone, when there's an opportunity to initiate and grow professional relationships? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at Exceptional Entrepreneurs ("EE")? Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. See below for info and direct links. Our alliance is one of the largest professional networking organizations in Southern California. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals are encouraged to attend. Virtual Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, get settled, seek support if needed. - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at: https://eespeakeronline.eventbrite.com Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting: ####################################### Thursdays: https://zoom.us/j/363288814 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### Fridays: https://zoom.us/j/690801657 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### - Limited to the first 100 participants. - We will also be cross-livestreaming through our EE FB Group. No participant limit on FB, but it's in watch-only mode. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/networkingeesd The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook. - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of Southern California's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting community professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE"! See you at the next event.

[ONLINE] EE Business Networking @Lunch (free!)

San Diego

Why go it alone? And why eat alone, when there's an opportunity to initiate and grow professional relationships? It only takes one person to change our lives personally or professionally. Who will you meet today at Exceptional Entrepreneurs ("EE")? Stay connected with safe social distancing via Zoom! We'll be having EE virtual meetings on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. See below for info and direct links. Our alliance is one of the largest professional networking organizations in Southern California. At EE: - There is no membership required. - There is no attendance requirement. - There is no business profession or category exclusivity. ALL entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals are encouraged to attend. Virtual Meeting Agenda: - 11:30am - 12:00pm; Login, get settled, seek support if needed. - 12:00pm - 1:00pm; Structured agenda, with introductions + more! We end at 1:00pm sharp. Interested in being the featured speaker for this event? Information and registration is at: https://eespeakeronline.eventbrite.com Info to join the EE virtual networking meeting: ####################################### Thursdays: https://zoom.us/j/363288814 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### Fridays: https://zoom.us/j/690801657 (Meeting ID:[masked]) ####################################### - Limited to the first 100 participants. - We will also be cross-livestreaming through our EE FB Group. No participant limit on FB, but it's in watch-only mode. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/networkingeesd The meetings will be recorded and made available afterwards. Information on recordings will be provided to attendees on Zoom and Facebook. - Exceptional Entrepreneurs was founded in November, 2008 by David & Gina Demangos. Since then, "EE" has become one of Southern California's largest business networking organizations, due to the Demangos' vision and leadership to provide "exceptional" opportunities for connecting community professionals. David Demangos is a Keller-Williams real estate agent in San Diego. For more information on David, please see: Awesome San Diego Real Estate: http://www.awesomesandiegorealestate.com "Effective networking is a learned skill. Exceptional Entrepreneurs are highly trusted professionals who share ideas and know that in order to receive you must first be willing to give." - David Demangos Thank you for your continuing support of "EE"! See you at the next event.

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