At YPN Athens, we believe that life for the young professional in Athens should be exciting and full of opportunity. We also believe that positive things happen when a bunch of fun-loving, success-minded people are in the same room.

Our members do not just come to our events to trade business cards and walk away. YPN Athens is a place where young professionals meet to build lasting friendships, share big ideas, and invest in the future of Athens.

What is YPN Athens?

Our organization is comprised of Athens-Area young professionals who want to advance their personal careers and be active members of our community. YPN Athens helps build relationships between our members in a relaxed environment and continue fostering those connections through communication.

We organize monthly meet-ups throughout our great city of Athens to give our members an opportunity to enjoy local businesses, meet local business owners and successful entrepreneurs, and connect with other like-minded professionals.

At any of our events, you will find a diverse group of people– emerging business owners, successful business owners, UGA faculty and staff, local professionals, non-profit executive directors and employees, and musicians!

With nearly 700 members (and growing every day), YPN Athens is the place to be to make new and lasting friends, connect professionally, and have a great time.

YPN Athens is open to all ages, but specifically geared for ages 22-40. Our events are free (with a few exceptions!) and open to the public. So bring a friend!

Our community partners help make YPN Athens awesome!