Very simply, it is a safe, judgment-free place to network. No elevator speeches, no vendor tables, no pressure, no one trying to sell you anything. It's waffles for dinner prepared right in front of your eyes, by a top rated chef, water, soda beer, and wine, all you want. Oh, and networking with some of the best people you'll meet in Northern Virginia.
How much is it?
Nothing. It costs you nothing to attend.
You can make a donation if you like, and fifty percent of your donation will go to our selected non-profit, which rotates every three months, but that is 100% optional.
Where and when is it?
Networking 'N' Waffles is (usually) the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 at Paul Davis Restoration at 44601 Guilford Drive in Ashburn, VA. On occasion, when the first Wednesday is on or right before or after a holiday, it will be the second Wednesday.
What is the format?
Seriously, just come eat waffles and drink and hang out. You can get help with :
Networking referral services
Networking opportunities for individuals seeking employment
Advertising, marketing and promotional services related to all industries for the purpose of facilitating networking and socializing opportunities for business purposes.
All of that is just a fancy way of saying I'll connect you with pretty much anyone, and I can teach you how to talk to them if need be. But if you just want to stand in the corner and eat and people watch, I am totally cool with that. I think it's a little creepy, but hey, you do you. No judgment.
Is it really free to attend?
Really, free to attend. Seriously.
What's the catch?
You have to be invited to attend. That's the only catch.