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18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

18 NETWORKING SITES FOR EVERY STARTUP FOUNDER Wríke Social Project Managment Startup success depends on strong connections - with partners, investors, and customers. But while striking out on your own as a startup founder can be exciting, it can also be isolating. These 18 networking sites are designed especially for entrepreneurs, so you can find funding, gain visibility for your business, get support, and have fun with like-minded people. NETWORKING EFactor Browse the knowledge base for funding advice, mentorship opportunities, & business resources,. then connect with other founders through online networking & in-person events. LinkedIn On Startups is the largest entrepreneurship group (almost 500K members). Start-Up Phase Forum's launch-phase members share insights on funding. recruiting, marketing, & more. YouNoodle Find startup competitions to generate press, raise funds, & connect with larger corporations for partnership or acquisition. Meetup Nearly 8,000 groups hosted in almost 1,500 cities worldwide. Activity and events vary by group, but include Startup bootcamps, contests, & showcases. BUILDING YOUR TEAM FounderDating Submitting an application to network with high-quality, pre-screened entrepreneurs & find a co-founder or experienced advisor. $50 annual membership fee. CoFoundersLab Create & browse 35,000+ other profiles to find a compatible co-founder or use the matching tools to find partners with complementary skills, personalities, & goals. Startup Weekend Launch a startup in 54 hours. This global network of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers and product developers share ideas, build products, & start businesses. Cofoundr Interview & hire talented freelance developers from a pool of pre- screened candidates. wWW. ADVICE & SUPPORT Startups Anonymous An open community where founders, investors, and employees can anonymously share experiences, ask questions, and vent about startup life. StartupNation Join the active groups & forums, use the launch assessment tool, & check out their Radio program covering crowdsourcing, marketing, social media, & more. Founders Network Members get peer advisory board meetings, coordinated meetings with investors, & invites to social events with fellow founders. Must be a full-time tech founder: annual dues start at $499. Micromentor This free service connects first-time entrepreneurs with experienced, volunteer mentors. TheFunded Discuss the fundraising process, anonymously rate/review VCs and Angels, and talk strategy with 20,000+ founders. RAISING FUNDS AngelList With millions raised each month, AngelList offers introductions to investors, incubators & talented job candidates. Search the database to find investors with demonstrated interest in your space. Gust A global community of entrepreneurs and investors. Build a profile for your startup & then connect with investors by location or industry. Onevest This network of 50,000+ entrepreneurs & accredited investors connects early stage startups with funding opportunities, making 7,000 introductions every month. Startups.co Join to access this network of 20,000+ investors & find guidance on the fundraising process, from developing a strategy to preparing a pitch. Perfect Business Find tools for first-time founders like sample legal documents, checklists, contracts, tax info, & business plan guidelines. Looking for more startup advice? Check out the Wrike blog for a library of resources for entrepreneurs, including the Ultimate List of Legal Resources for Startups: bit.ly/startuplaw Brought to you by Wrike Award-winning collaboration and project management software www.wrike.com Wrike

18 Top Networking Sites for Startup Founders

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We found 18 thriving networking sites especially for entrepreneurs to help you find advice, capital, co-founders, or just have some fun! Read on and pick the best sites for you.

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