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19 Unconventional Networking Apps

From High-Rise Networking Platforms to Startup Networking Apps

— October 8, 2015 — Tech
These unconventional networking apps are designed to help professionals connect with those who fall outside of their immediate circle. In recent years, technology has provided new platforms for professionals to connect with one another. Instead of simply meeting at a conference or event, employees can now use digital channels to foster meaningful connections.

One of the ways that new technology has changed the act of networking is by making it an activity that occurs outside of work hours. Mobile platforms enable professionals to network during their commute, happy hour or even on their vacation. Some of the apps designed for fostering connections outside of the office include travel-based business apps, high-rise networking platforms and in-flight networking apps.

Aside from helping employees make connections in their downtime, networking platforms have also evolved to help those who work in emerging fields. For example, there are unconventional networking apps designed to help freelancers find new work. There are also mobile platforms that help entrepreneurs can connect with those who are pursuing similar ventures.
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High-Rise Networking Platforms
High-Rise Networking Platforms
'Tenant King' Helps Neighbors Create Community-Based Networks
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Multi-Office Networking Apps
Multi-Office Networking Apps
The Biru-Tomo App Helps Connect Friends Within Office Buildings
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Exclusive Networking Apps
Exclusive Networking Apps
A Non-Dating Tinder Feature Can Only Be Accessed by Forbes' 30 Under 30
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Underprivileged Networking Stunts
Underprivileged Networking Stunts
This Charity Marketing Stunt Involves a Mock Profile on LinkedIn
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Fitness-Focused Networking
Fitness-Focused Networking
Sweatworking is a Healthy Way to Make Business Connections
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Nomadic Networking Platforms
Nomadic Networking Platforms
CoNomads Connects Digital Nomads Interested In Co-Living Arrangements
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Professional Messaging Apps
Professional Messaging Apps
Caliber is a Business App to Connect Colleagues and New Contacts
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Freelance Networking Platforms
Freelance Networking Platforms
This Service Helps Digital Artists Promote Their Services
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Coworker Messaging Apps
Coworker Messaging Apps
The Cotap Business Messaging App Connects Coworkers Without Friction
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Travel Networking Apps
Travel Networking Apps
The 'Mesmo' App Helps Travelers Build Connections Based on Common Interests
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Medical Networking Apps
Medical Networking Apps
The 'Curofy' App Easily Facilitates Networking Among Medical Professionals
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Business-Based Travel Apps
Business-Based Travel Apps
The 'Jambo' App Helps Business Travelers Connect While Out of Town
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Associate Insight Apps
Associate Insight Apps
The Refresh Networking App Helps You Find Common Ground with Contacts
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Bluetooth Networking Apps
Bluetooth Networking Apps
Surf Labs' LiNK App Uses Beacon Technology for Networking
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Pet-Focused Networking Apps
Pet-Focused Networking Apps
Cats and Dogs Can Network too with the SmellMe App
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Startup Networking Apps
Startup Networking Apps
Lunchcruit Builds Professional Connections Through Sit-Down Meals
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In-Flight Networking Apps
In-Flight Networking Apps
Virgin America's Here on Biz App Connects Travellers in the Sky
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Professional Networking Apps
Professional Networking Apps
LinkedIn's Connected App Strengthens Business Relationships
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Digitized Business Cards
Digitized Business Cards
LinkedIn & Evernote are Bringing Business Cards into the 21st Century
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