Get connected with Nashville business and networking groups

Need a new job or new connections for professional development? Try one of these networking opportunities in Nashville.

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Looking to find your dream job or connect with like-minded innovators?

Check out these options for meeting with other entrepreneurs, from sharing ideas over coffee to forming lasting connections to grow your business. Plus, what better time to perfect your pitch than during International Networking Week, which kicks off Monday, Feb. 5.

Nashville Entrepreneur Center | Meet local entrepreneurs in this organization that encourages locals to take their ideas to the next level. Become a member for access to networking events, drop-in coworking space, discounts, and other perks depending on membership level.

EO Nashville | Nashville’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the local chapter of the global business network, is the largest chapter in the US and the third largest internationally.

Connect Nashville Business Networking | The organization hosts weekly open networking meetings throughout the Nashville area. Pro tip: The meetings are free to attend, just come prepared with a 60-second pitch.

Nashville YP | For young entrepreneurs, check out this partnership between the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and young professional organizations.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville | Members have access to educational seminars and workshops, which cover a broad range of arts-related topics.

The Porch | Whether you’re an author, songwriter, poet, or just love the written word, there’s a place for you to gather with writers and readers of all ages.

Tennessee Women Connect | Founded in 2020, this group offers events for both members and nonmembers across the region, including happy hours, coffee meet-ups, and networking lunches.

Cable | Cable’s mission is to be “an established network of diverse professionals committed to connecting women to advancement opportunities.” Membership includes monthly networking events, a mentor program, and more.

PRSA Nashville | Join the Nashville chapter made up of ~200 public relations professionals offering professional development, industry awards, and other opportunities.

Eventbrite | Find a group meeting in-person or virtually to start growing your circle with this list of Nashville networking events.

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