about the network


(english summary)

Bites & Business is a fast growing network consisting of inspiring women both employed and self-employed, working in all kind of professions. Bites & Business organizes networking diners in an informal setting. There is never a speaker or a theme, as active, entrepreneurial minded women have enough to talk about for themselves. The network started in Amsterdam in 2007 and now has over 20 branches all over the Netherlands. The network is privately owned by the founder, Marijke Krabbenbos.

The members of Bites & Business are on a local level enabled to meet new people, give and get inspiration, enhance their knowledge and help each other by using the envelope method™. All this happens while enjoying good food and drinks.

The main activity is locally organized (monthly or bimonthly) business gatherings that follow a certain agenda to enhance the networking opportunities. These diners are organized and hosted by the city coordinators of Bites & Business.

Delicious food, new connections, mutual inspiration and help are the key things that Bites & Business offers.

The members of Bites & Business are typically female professionals in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. A night with Bites & Business is a perfect evening “me-time”, relaxation, inspiration and fun with new people.

Almost no one participates every month, because often you just have something else that is more important. That’s why annual subscription fee is kept low (€560 ex VAT). Every night you will meet many new women and perhaps some that you’ve already met.

On top of the local network diners, Bites & Business organiszes inspiration and network trips. In the past we’ve been to Marrakech (Apr. 2011), the Spanish Pyrenees (Oct. 2011), Treviso/Venice (June 2013 and April 2014), Malaga (Oct. 2014) Rome (March 2015 and 2016).

Bites & Business could very well be exported to other countries. I’m preparing this  for 2014. If you have some ideas, please get in touch with me by e-mail.

kind regards,

Marijke Krabbenbos