[INFOGRAPHIC] How to maximize your networking skills at a startup event

19 Jul 2014
| Last update: 03 Jun 2020

Who doesn’t like to go to events? I personally love to go out and meet new and interesting people. A startup event is definitely something you don’t want to miss, if you’re an entrepreneur or you already have your own start up.

I am sure that you’ve already went to plenty conferences, and somehow you couldn’t manage to be satisfied with your networking skills. You may have been wondering what you’re doing wrong. To clear that up, I made a fun infographic (everybody loves infographics) about how you can maximize your networking skills.

Don’t worry. I am sure you can do this. You just need a little bit of practice and some planning, too. Oh, and some confidence to go, please. If you’re having trouble with basic networking, first check out this article I wrote about how to avoid being awkward at a startup event [insert link]. Also, try to go to as many events as you can, so you get used to this type of environment.

How to maximize your networking skills at a StartUp Event:

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Now that you have the theory, it’s time to put it in practice. There are a lot of events that are coming up. You don’t want to miss them. Let me know how you handle your networking skills, and also if you have any tips and tricks on how to maximize them, leave a comment. Remember: networking at a startup event should be fun.


  • mike802

    July 23, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    I really like the infographic, I feel like I should print it out or something, lol. I’ve found that the follow-up to an event is a very important step as well because if you go to the same event often, you might meet the same person again and you’ll be glad you followed-up!

    • Ana Darstaru

      July 23, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      Thank you Mike! I’m really glad you liked the infographic. Send me a picture if you print it out. And I totally agree with you. You can’t accomplish anything, if you don’t follow up. People need to remember you.