What we're about

The purpose of this group is to bring people in the tech startup PR field together to meet and talk about strategy, methods and opportunities.

You should join if you are:
1. In PR
2. Want to be in PR
3. Are not in PR but want to meet PR people
4. In the tech startup industry
5. If you just want to join to see what we're up to.
6. Want to be in the tech startup industry

We look forward to eventually meeting everyone.

- David Mitroff, Ph.D.

@DavidMitroff

http://www.PiedmontAve.com

Make new business and personal connections, build your network, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

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 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 and charity events - If we post an event, members of the group will be there to enjoy the event with you!

Our members include successful business owners, entrepreneurs, attorneys, restaurateurs, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, startups, investors, young professionals, recruiters and other professionals. Our events are attended by 45 to 75+ people from our numerous groups on Meetup, Linkedin, Facebook and more with a combined 15,000+ members.

[b]Want to promote your company? Be a Sponsor? Hire us to create a custom event?[/b]
Advertise and promote your business to our huge audience across emails (15,000+ subscribers), at events, and on our websites and social media sites.

We are always looking for:
Raffle Items
Food and Drinks
Product Demos and Giveaways
Venues: Restaurants, Bars and Clubs
Office and Corporate Meeting Rooms

Please contact us at Events@ProfessionalConnector.com to learn more and to determine if there is a good fit.

[b]Hire us to create a custom event[/b]
We create custom events for companies such as Constant Contact, Wix, Wells Fargo, CEB, Mass Mutual, Comcast, General Assembly, Breather, WeWork, Southern Wine & Spirits, and many others as part of their companies recruiting, product launches, sales and marketing efforts.

Please contact us at Events@ProfessionalConnector.com to learn more and to determine if there is a good fit.

[b]Want to Volunteer?[/b]
We are always looking for event volunteers to assist with event staffing, photography, filming, promoting and marketing of our events. Volunteers can attend our events for free and can often bring guests. Please introduce yourself to us at the next event or send us a note at Events@ProfessionalConnector.com with how you want to help out and why you are a good fit. Some event staffing services we may need depending on the event: Greeters, Photographers, Videographers, Brand Ambassadors, Brand Advocates, Social Media Influencers, Bloggers, Marketing Managers, Promotional Models, Catering Servers, VIP Party Hosts, Field Managers, Product Specialists and Trade Show Staffing.

[b]Our group sponsor Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.[/b]
Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. ([url=http://www.PiedmontAve.com]www.PiedmontAve....]) uses new technology to expand brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty, streamline processes and increase revenues. Piedmont Avenue Consulting created, designed, and manages our groups website, meetup, eventbrite, and social Media sites.

[b]Our host and organizer David Mitroff, Ph.D.[/b]
David Mitroff, Ph.D. ([url=http://www.DavidMitroff.com]www.DavidMitrof...]) looks forward to seeing you at our events. Contact on Linkedin at [url=http://www.Linkedin.com/in/DavidMitroff.com...].

[b]To find all of our events please visit [url=http://www.ProfessionalConnector.com]www.Pr...]

Upcoming events (3)

Cocktails and Tech San Francisco Business Mixer 1/22/19 6pm-8pm

Professional Connector is excited to kick-off 2019 with our first Cocktails and Tech Event, featuring a diverse array of Bay Area Professionals looking for new connections. Join us for our monthly Cocktails and Tech San Francisco Business Networking Mixer on Tuesday, January 22nd, 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 and share our link! http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/cocktails-and-tech-january/ An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use link above. Want to turn your business ideas into actions? The best way to do that is by expanding your network! Come ready to interact, learn new information, build contacts and share stories with other business professionals at the beautiful W Hotel in San Francisco. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build connections and find inspiration for your future business endeavors. Regardless of your age, industry level, or your industry you are welcomed to join us. 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. RSVP Now. An RSVP on Meetup does not guarantee admission. Please use the link sited above. 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 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. 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. Interested in learning about Cryptocurrency and how it can furthermore enhance and protect yourself and your business? Come to Cocktails and Tech on the 22nd to meet high-level executives in similar tech industries. Have you ever felt site-envy while browsing on a beautiful webiste? Many website developers and graphic design professionals will be joining us at the W Hotel! Interested in learning how to market to a new generation, furthemore engaging a broader audience? Many digital marketing professionals will be present at our January Cocktails and Tech 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. 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.

Founders and Innovators Mixer – Bardo Oakland 1/30/19 6PM

Bardo Lounge & Supper Club

$30.00

After the success of our first edition, we are excited to host a new Founders & Innovators Mixer on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm. For this new event we will be back at Bardo Lounge Oakland (www.BardoOakland.com) located at 3343 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland 94610. This is a small event with limited space (25 tickets available). During this intimate evening meet other East Bay & Silicon Valley Founders and Innovators, grab a drink, and exchange ideas and perspectives on each other’s products, companies, markets and more. Start a conversation, and maybe even a collaboration, with like-minded leaders. An RSVP on Meetup does NOT grant admission. Please RSVP with the following link to be added to our official RSVP list. RSVP Now at http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/founders-and-innovators-oakland/ We encourage a broad spectrum of professionals to join our Founders and Innovators Mixer, as us Bay Area natives are known for our tech and expertise fluency. Every industry and professional can learn from each others. Regardless of your age, industry level, or your industry you are welcomed to join us. OUR VENUE Bardo Oakland is a Lounge & Supper Club located in the heart of Oakland, dedicated to bringing back Mid-Century flare at its finest. Bardo is known for their new, fresh take on what a lounge encapsulates, giving off Americana vibes while pouring up amazing cocktails and serving up amazing food. www.BardoOakland.com If you haven’t yet experienced Bardo Lounge, this upcoming event will give you the opportunity to discover their Mid-Century style, their delicious bites, and their craft libations. Bardo Lounge is located in Oakland’s Grand Lake District. OUR HOST David 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. 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. FAQ'S Who will be Attending: 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. 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.

Meet The Founders: Autonomous Technology - General Assembly 2/6/19

General Assembly San Francisco

$15.00

We are excited to host a new “Meet The Founders” event on Wednesday, February 6th from 6pm to 8pm. This specific Meet the Founders event will focus on Autonomous Technology. The event is a Networking Mixer and Expert Panel event held at General Assembly SF located at 225 Bush Street, San Francisco (5th Floor – Entrance next to Target). You’re invited to an immersive learning experience where you will meet like-minded professionals, tech industry experts, and the craft which is Autonomous Technology. An RSVP on Meetup does not grant admission. Please RSVP Now at http://www.professionalconnector.com/event/autonomous-technology-event/ AGENDA 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Networking 7:00pm to 7:20pm: Expert Panel 7:20pm to 8:00pm: More Networking EXPERT PANEL Ezana Tesfu - Director of Operations - CarVi, Inc. Ezana Tesfu is a trailblazer when it comes to making top-of-the-line driving safety features available to everyone. With more than 20 years of experience in design and development of value-added tech products for the automobile industry, Ezana is helping build a more autonomously safe environment for the future. Based in Silicon Valley, Ezana is considered an expert when it comes to algorithmic defense, autonomous safety, and technological security. 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 Instapage: 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 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. 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. 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, techies, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending this event. What to Bring: Bring your business cards, please. How to Dress: This is after work networking, so even if you did not work, pretend and dress like you did! 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.

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