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20 Creative Networking Innovations

From Resourceful Vendor Meetups to Expansive Digital Summits

— June 16, 2016 — Business
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.



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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Nanny Networking Apps
Nanny Networking Apps
The Familink App Helps Parents and Nannies Connect With Each Other
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19
Women-Friendly Networking Apps
Women-Friendly Networking Apps
Women In Mind Helps Women Stay Informed and Connected At All Times
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18
Expert Networking Guides
Expert Networking Guides
Business Insider's Infographic Offers Career-Helping Networking Advice
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17
Exclusive Networking Apps
Exclusive Networking Apps
A Non-Dating Tinder Feature Can Only Be Accessed by Forbes' 30 Under 30
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16
Political Networking Apps
Political Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Organize and Coordinate Political Communities
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15
Entrepreneurial Online Communities
Entrepreneurial Online Communities
Coca-Cola's 'The Bridge' Connects Entrepreneurs to the Brand
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14
Multi-Office Networking Apps
Multi-Office Networking Apps
The Biru-Tomo App Helps Connect Friends Within Office Buildings
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13
Digital Media Conferences
Digital Media Conferences
The Digital Media Summit Addressed Virality, Millennials and More
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12
Professional Messaging Apps
Professional Messaging Apps
Caliber is a Business App to Connect Colleagues and New Contacts
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11
Travel Networking Apps
Travel Networking Apps
The 'Mesmo' App Helps Travelers Build Connections Based on Common Interests
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10
Music Festival Networking Apps
Music Festival Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Connect with Those Attending the Same Festival
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9
Resourceful Vendor Meetups
Resourceful Vendor Meetups
Ebay in Person is a Series of Educational Networking Events for Sellers
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8
Start-Up Networking Apps
Start-Up Networking Apps
This Tinder for Entrepreneurs Lets Users Pay It Forward with Right Swipes
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7
Millennial Networking Events
Millennial Networking Events
Toronto's Breakfast of Champions Connects Youth with Industry Leaders
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6
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Surf Labs' LiNK App Uses Beacon Technology for Networking
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5
Branded Yoga Breaks
Branded Yoga Breaks
SXSW 2015 Goers Embrace Healthy Networking in Between Events
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4
Startup Networking Apps
Startup Networking Apps
Lunchcruit Builds Professional Connections Through Sit-Down Meals
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3
In-Flight Networking Apps
In-Flight Networking Apps
Virgin America's Here on Biz App Connects Travellers in the Sky
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2
Digitized Business Cards
Digitized Business Cards
LinkedIn & Evernote are Bringing Business Cards into the 21st Century
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1
Expansive Digital Summits
Expansive Digital Summits
The Detroit Digital Summit (SPONSORED)
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