Gimme 5: Networks for entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Network

Seated within the Adam Smith Institute, TEN is a think tank that supports entrepreneurs through research, events and a network of individuals who are keen to improve the public policy debate. Events are free and you can sign up for its weekly Entrepreneurs bulletin.

Business Because

This handy networking site for the business school world connects people before, during and after their MBA with recruiters. It also provides daily updates on individuals, schools and job opportunities for students, alumni and would-be entrepreneurs.

The Supper Club

A paid-for membership that offers access to a vetted peer group; a large variety of events; connections to other entrepreneurs; and media coverage opportunities.
The joiners fee is £495; social membership is £250 a month; growth membership is £500.

Enterprise Nation

A supportive community for business owners and entrepreneurs – or would-be startup owners. Members are a wide mix of tech, craft and social enterprises, many of which are home-based businesses. The team also hosts plenty of events. Membership is £30 a year.

Bizoogo

A co-founder network for startup owners. Bizoogo is a free online community where entrepreneurs can connect, swap, share and collaborate to develop and found new businesses. Its network now covers over 10,000 entrepreneurs from all round the world.

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