• 13 Networking Groups in Hudson County to Join Now

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    In a city with no shortage of young professionals, making connections outside of the 9 to 5 can be a challenge. If you’re looking to connect all with other locals, Hoboken and Jersey City have a number of upcoming networking events to get you connected to other local business owners and professionals. Check out these local networking groups in Hoboken and Jersey City {as well as some of their upcoming events}:

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    BNI

    BNI helps its members improve + increase their businesses through a professional referral marketing program, enabling them to build relationships with other professionals. The BNI Liberty group meets Thursdays at 7:00AM in  Hoboken Business Center and the BNI Gold Coast group meets at the Chart House in Weehawken. Note that there are dues to become a member of BNI, but the amount varies by chapter.

    Hudson Connections

    Hudson Connections seeks professionals from every field for weekly Wednesday breakfast meetings at Malibu Diner. They are currently seeking new members, but only accept one person per category of career. Request to attend their next breakfast here.

    Hoboken Lean In

    Hoboken Lean In is a networking group dedicated to the advancement of female professionals across the Mile Square. Members meet once a month with their local circles. Join a circle here to start your network.

    Startup Hoboken

    As the local startup community continues to grow, Startup Hoboken provides members an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs. Its monthly mixers connect startups of all experience levels. Attend the upcoming mixer, sponsored by DistantJob, on April 1st to find fellow startups to connect with over a round of drinks. Get your tickets to their latest event here.

    SpeedJersey Networking

    If you’ve ever heard of speed dating, this is the same methodology — but with networking purposes. SpeedJersey Networking holds events twice a month for like-minded professionals to speak on rotation, one table at a time. Young professionals of all career fields are welcome to attend. Buy your tickets for their next event on April 2nd here.

    Propelify

    Meet fellow innovators and financiers through Propelify online or at the Propelify Innovation Festival. The annual event brings in over 10,000 attendees for a day of engaging talks about achieving success. Recent events include Peak Pitch, where company founders rode ski lifts with investors to pitch their ideas. Sign up for the Propelify Book Club here.

    NJ Tech Council

    As a group the NJ Tech Council fosters a community of tech innovators and provides networking and advocacy resources to local tech enterprises. While the Council offers quarterly forums for members, find their full calendar of events here.

    Hudson County Chamber of Commerce

    Connect business and government by joining a network designed to create a dialogue between the two. The Hudson Chamber of Commerce hosts a members-only breakfast every other Friday. Tickets for the next meeting can be found here.

    Jersey City Tech Meetup

    JCTM hosts monthly meetings with a number of speakers from the tech industry. Join your fellow Jersey City tech lovers for a night of food, friends, and fun on April 16th at the Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden. Last year, Green Rush was the most attended JCTM event since its inception; this year is shaping up to be even better. Tickets include a full buffet and two drink tickets. Get yours here.

    Hoboken Girl Helps

    Collaborate with others interested in volunteering by joining Hoboken Girl Helps. While this is not a networking group per se, doing something beneficial for the community while meeting new people with similar interests sounds like a great way to make connections. Join the Facebook group here.

    Hoboken Girl Insiders

    Get the scoop on all things Hoboken and JC by joining the HG Insiders Facebook group — and while not a networking group per se, we can attest that many have found roommates, joined groups, and made local contacts through here {and less pressure than in-person, that’s for sure}. Find new friends with similar interests or ask questions about local events and businesses. Join now here.

    HudCoNet

    Entrepreneurs of every field are welcome at HudCoNet—a group of local businessmen and women. The group believes in a platform of growing businesses through referrals, as making connections like these foster beneficial relationships for the whole community. Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:00AM at the Halifax in the W.

    Women Entrepreneurs of Hudson County

    This network of female business owners, while newly-formed, hosts monthly meetings to build connections and meet new people. Join the Women Entrepreneurs of Hudson County on March 27th at OneSol for an evening of networking followed by a self-defense class. Female professionals are encouraged to join the group and mingle with fellow female business owners. Wear comfy clothing and bring a water bottle and your business cards. Tickets can be purchased here.

    Are you planning to attend one of these awesome networking events? Let us know in the comments!


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    The Louisiana native started at NYU in 2016 and is currently working on her degree in Media and Communication. She is making her way through the Mile Square neighborhood, one coffee shop at a time. When she isn’t writing or getting her caffeine fix, Alyssa enjoys trying out new dessert recipes (especially if there’s chocolate in it) or attending a midnight showing of the newest blockbusters. On a typical Saturday night, you can usually find Alyssa either at a concert or watching Netflix’s newest binge-worthy TV series.


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    • Thanks for including Startup Hoboken in your guide! Could we make some minor changes? See changes below, thanks!

      As the local startup community continues to grow, Startup Hoboken provides members an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs. Their monthly mixers connect startups of all experience levels. As the local startup community continues to grow, Startup Hoboken provides members an opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs. Their monthly mixers connect startups of all experience levels. Attend their upcoming mixer, sponsored by DistantJob, on April 1st to find fellow startups to connect with over a round of drinks.

      I also run http://www.HudsonCounty.Events and day manage Play City, if you ever want to connect on either of those.

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