Get to know fellow neurodivergent business owners and leaders in a low-pressure, non-salesy environment that facilitates meaningful connections and provides genuinely helpful support for your business.
🌟 Structured (Yet Flexible!) Facilitated Networking: Say goodbye to awkward small talk! We’ve created a friendly, facilitated networking format to help you focus on the conversations that interest you and feel relevant to your business.
💬 Communication Made Easier: We understand that the pressure to engage in conversation at networking can sometimes be too much, which is why we provide colour-coded lanyards to indicate your preferred approach to communication. Choose from Green (“Chat to me!”), Orange (“I might not be up for chatting”) or Red (“If I want to talk, I’ll let you know”) and engage with conversations on your terms, or just listen in.
🤫 Quiet Space Available: Sometimes, we all need a breather. Our events will have a dedicated quiet space for anyone who feels like things are getting a bit much, so you can take however long you need to regulate and recharge.
🎯 Choose From Four Different Table Activities + Discussions: Join one of our four themed tables to take part in the conversations that interest you, with an activity to focus on while you talk
This event is an opportunity to connect with your neurodivergent tribe, learn from one another, support each other and explore new opportunities.
Want to join our online events for FREE and get 50% off our in-person events? Sign up for monthly membership here.
18:00-18:30 – Arrive, get yourself a drink and snacks and choose a table
18:30-18:40 – Introduction from your hosts
18:40-19:20 – Discussions and Activities
19:20-19:25 – Five Minute Break & Hydration Reminder!
19:25-20:05 – Discussions and Activities
20:05-20:20 – Feedback from Tables
20:20-20:30 – Host Announcements, Event Close
Please note, we may be taking photos of this event to support us with promoting the events to reach other neurodivergent business owners and obtaining funding (as we are a non-profit). If you do not want to be in any photos, please let us know and we will be certain to respect this. It is important to us that our events feel safe and that everyone who attends feels comfortable.
Our event venue is PLATF9RM (pronounced ‘platform nine’) which is located on the fifth floor of Tower Point at the top of North Road in Brighton, next to the North Road Car Park Entrance and close to the junction with Queen’s Road.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, with a lift up the steps to the main entrance and elevators to the fifth floor. Find more accessibility info here.
Our mission is to make business joyful for neurodivergent founders. We’re a non-profit business community and learning hub for neurodivergent business owners, leaders and future founders. We believe self-diagnosis is completely valid – we aim to support everyone who needs us.
Want to find out more about our mission and how to sign up as a member? Head on over to joyfullydifferent.co