From Resourceful Vendor Meetups to Expansive Digital Summits

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 16, 2016
These creative networking innovations range from digital media conferences and tech summits to entrepreneurial online communities that foster relationships between startup employees and potential clients. In addition to more traditional innovation conferences and meetups, other niche examples include matchmaking platforms that connect employers with potential stuff by scheduling lunch or dinner meetings.

Moreover, travel-centric examples of networking are resonating with jet-setting professionals who spend the majority of their time in transit. For example, Virgin America's in-flight 'Here for Biz' platform lets professionals network before they reach their destination while music festival networking apps like Festigo foster meetups between likeminded individuals at different concert events around the globe.

Other creative networking innovations include female-friendly professional platforms along with branded yoga events that aim to connect successful women with a love of both business and fitness.