There is an awesome startup in Santa Monica called At the Pool (ATP). It encourages people to connect, and then meet in person (in other words, to take the Facebook experience offline). It introduces you to one new person a day, and usually you have a lot of things in common, such as geography, a love of sushi, etc. Through the social network, I've met with ATP's CEO, as well as others in the Silicon Beach community. It's perfect for someone, like me, who's new to town. The social network's reach is far and wide, though, so feel free to join from anywhere today!
Since I understand the importance of networking, and I encourage others to do the same, I was excited to find this gem of an article on Entrepreneur: "Meeting New Clients and Contacts Through Networking." It provides some great tips for effective networking. I certainly employed several of the suggested tips at the two events I attended this week: Pay it Forward for Business February Party and the 8th SiliconBeachLA Unwind at the Shangri-La.
The bLife team has been extremely busy, focusing on our new app that will be launched on Wednesday. Our Co-Founders/Co-CEOs were also in San Francisco this week at Wisdom 2.0, connecting with like-minded businesses and individuals. Below, you can watch a clip of Arianna Huffington onstage at the conference, where she talked about our GPS for the Soul app.