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Networking is a great way to form business relationships and meet potential partners and investors. There are many thriving national and local organizations for entrepreneurs and Internet professionals. Check out these two directories to find an association that's right for you:
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The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
FWE is an organization for women building and leading high-growth technology companies. It offers innovative programs, access to funding sources, and a supportive and knowledgeable online community.

The Women's Technology Cluster
This San-Francisco-based organization is the first high-tech incubator designed to help women entrepreneurs launch and fund successful IT businesses. It provides office space, equipment, and training to its member companies.

Ground Floor Ventures
This incubator for women-led technology companies is located in Hoboken, NJ. It's mission is to help entrepreneurial women create, build, and fund promising technology and "bricks and clicks" businesses.

Round Zero
Round Zero is a forum where Silicon Valley professionals can excahnge entrepreneurial experiences and discuss technology trends. It fosters entrepreneurship through its members' collective knowledge and a broad network.

The IndUS Entrepreneurs
A Silicon Valley non-profit established to foster entrepreneurship in the Sourth Asian American community, IndUS offers regular meetings with discussions and speakers relevant to high tech entrepreneurs.

This nonprofit's mission is to be the leading suppoter of entrepreneurship in Latin American emerging markets. With offices in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, it helps entrepreneurs get seed and VC financing, sign strategic alliances, and make contact with key people who can help their ventures succeed.

Software Development Forum
SDF is a Silicon Valley forum that lets software and Internet professionals learn and network. It offers more than 20 events per month, many of them addressing issues faced by entrepreneurs and startups.

Webgrrls International
This organization provides a forum for women in new media and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, and mentor each other. With chapters around the world, Webgrrls provides both online and offline resources for women.

Women in Technology International
WITI is dedicated to increasing the number of women in executive roles in technology, helping women become more financially independent and technology-literate, and encouraging young women to choose technology careers.

This is a career and mentoring website for women in computing, IT, and the Internet. It reaches an international audience of women who want to further their interest and careers in high tech through community interaction with leading women role models and mentors.

Based in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, GraceNet is dedicated to promoting the contribution of women in technology.

DigitalEve is a unique women's organization about technology, creativity, and community. With chapters throughout the US and Canada, DigitalEve is commited to providing a supportive educational community for women.

Women in Multimedia
A nonprofit organization, WiM provides support and resources to women involved in new media and Internet careers and examines the social implications of emerging technologies.

Indian Business and Professional Women
IBPW is a Silicon Valley network for professional women. Through seminars and workshops, it promotes leadership, entrepreneurship, and career advancement. It is open to both women and men of Indian and non-Indian origin.

The Interactive Media Trade Association
This San Francisco-based nonprofit offers members networking and business development opportunities. A number of its programs, such as VC one-on-one, are aimed at entrepreneurs.

Association of Internet Professionals
AIP is a worldwide community for Internet professionals that serves as a networking forum in the Internet space.

Center for Women and Information Technology
This Univesity of Maryland website includes news articles, book reviews, and a list of websites for women and girls with IT interests.

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