Last week, the local military community and civilians experienced a unique blend of rapid conversation and relaxed socializing at the much-anticipated Speed Networking event sponsored by RapidAscent. As promised, the gathering delivered an engaging platform for career-oriented individuals within the military sphere, and the atmosphere buzzed with potential from start to finish.
The evening kicked off with the energy and pace of a sprint as attendees engaged in brisk 5-10 minute conversations, designed to ignite connections and introduce a plethora of opportunities within a compact timeframe. Participants, ranging from those starting new careers to seasoned professionals, capitalized on these quick-fire sessions to exchange stories, ambitions, and business cards.
As the hour waned, the structured networking seamlessly transitioned into a happy hour. This change of pace provided the perfect backdrop for more in-depth discussions. Here, under the softer lights and over casual conversations, the seeds planted during the speed networking began to take root.
One of the highlights of the event was the presence of employees from various major corporations, federal sectors, and leading non-profits, all of whom brought with them a wealth of knowledge and the prospect of considerable career opportunities for attendees. The presence of such passionate cybersecurity professionals underscored the event’s significance as a nexus for networking within the military and civilian community.
Moreover, the atmosphere was supercharged with excitement when RapidAscent announced the giveaway of Raspberry Pi door prizes. These miniature yet powerful computers were not just gadgets but symbols of the innovation and forward-thinking attitudes that RapidAscent embodies. The lucky winners went home with not just a tool for tech exploration but a tangible memory of an inspiring evening.
The event did not just facilitate connections; it celebrated the vibrant and diverse Colorado Springs community, which includes active duty military, military spouses, Veterans, and Civulians. This offered a space where shared experiences and common goals created an immediate sense of camaraderie. It was evident that every participant left with more than they came with – whether that was a new contact, a job lead, an unexpected friend, or even a Raspberry Pi.
As we wrap up our look back at the RapidAscent Speed Networking event, we extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated. The success of the night was made possible by your enthusiasm and engagement. For those who couldn’t make it, we missed you. However, we have another event scheduled for Nov 30th, 2023 in conjunction with ISSA and we are sponsoring it along with Cleared Careers, LogRhthym, and a large number of participating companies that are interested in hiring—given the success of this event, there’s no doubt that there will be more opportunities to connect and grow in the future.
Keep an eye on our blog for updates and upcoming events. Until next time, keep networking, keep connecting, and keep ascending!