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UP Global: A network that connects entrepreneurs with communities and resources, created by Startup America and Startup Weekend.
Clarity: Schedule and connect on a phone call with experts on various topics. Each advisor on Clarity has a different price per minute, but it might be worth browsing through and connecting with a few.
MeetAdvisors: Similar to Clarity, but with in-person and email mentoring as well.
Contactually: Relationship management software that integrates with your email.
LetsLunch: A site where you can invite professionals you want to meet out to lunch.
Meetup.com: A directory of over 140,000 local groups and meetups.
AngelList: A social network of entrepreneurs and investors.
LinkedIn: A business social network. In the free version, LinkedIn’s best feature is the ability to look for mutual connections with someone you want to meet.
Twitter: A great way to start a conversation with someone whose email is probably overloaded.