Get a dose of real-life networking (with a Brokelyn discount)

Mixing and mingling at a previous DIY event.

Freelancing or DIY-ing your own business doesn’t always mean you have to do everything yourself. After all, being all cooped up in your home office/co-working space/bedroom means you miss out on that crucial element of human connection that can lead to new partnerships, networking ideas or just regular collaboration magic. Our friends at the DIY Business Association have help for you in that area: their Speed Networking event on March 28! The event includes a boozy mixer and a panel on thriving in the entrepreneurial age, featuring Jessica H. Lawrence, Managing Director of New York Tech Meetup; Eleanor Whitney, program officer, New York Foundation for the Arts; and Althea Erickson, Advocacy and Policy Director of Freelancers Union. If you use Brokelyn’s special code, you get a discount on a ticket too! Read on:

Other panelists include:
Kevin Huynh, Breakfast Lecture Series Specialist at CreativeMornings
Campbell McKellar, Founder & CEO of Loosecubes
Andrew Wagner, Editorial Director of Krrb
With moderator Amy Cuevas Schroeder, Founder/CEO of DIY Business Association & DIY Together.

Tickets for the event are $39, but use the special code “brokelyn” at checkout to save $5. Last day to buy tickets is March 26!

After the panel, stick around for the Speed Connecting, where you can introduce yourself to like-minded creative thinkers and DIY entrepreneurs. If networking makes you sweat, don’t worry: “If you’re wary of traditional networking events—where you wander aimlessly in hopes of meeting someone interesting — Speed Connecting is for you,” the event description says. “By wearing awesome, industry-color-coded nametags, this event removes the guessing game of who does what.”

DIY Together Speed Networking, March 28, 7-10pm, 902 Broadway, Manhattan.