Startup Hosts Networking Conference for Young Professionals
1 year ago
The Rising Affluent Conference is back.
For a young professional navigating the world, it can be a bit challenging finding your way amid the chaotic hustle and bustle that is New York City. That’s why two business partners, Kyle McCullers and Michael Cooper, decided to cultivate a networking and panel conference where young professionals gather to hear from speakers about ways they can make better use of their resources in trying to jumpstart or elevate their careers.
The second annual Rising Affluent conference, Generation Flux: The New Path to Success, was held on May 12 at Columbia University, where many got that chance to network with budding professionals in media, business, real estate and education.
Today’s era of young professionals no longer stay at one job until retirement. Now, young professionals in their 20s and mid 30s find themselves changing jobs every two to three years, or even working multiple jobs at once. It is for this reason McCullers, a Morehouse College graduate and Cooper, a graduate from Middleburry College decided to create Rising Affluent, a startup business that seeks to be a platform for a demographic it calls Generation Flux, college graduates within the past 10 years, who are acclimated to more flexible career paths.
“For us we really just want to target an age because we think a lot of what goes on in this age group is what we really want to talk about and discuss,” said McCullers.
From managing finances, personal branding to networking, the conference seeks to address matters that most affect young professionals trying to write their own success outside of the traditional route undertaken by generations before them.