NETWORKING EVENTS FOR FREELANCERS
LEARN. NETWORK. GROW.
The Hamilton Freelancers Association (HFA) was founded in November 2013 by local freelancers Chad Fullerton (@chad_fullerton) and Brian Hogg (@brianhogg). Our goal is to connect freelancers in the Hamilton area with each other, while providing valued workshops and attracting expert guest speakers to monthly events.
By providing information on starting your own freelancing business, and connecting with others who are doing the same, we hope to spark collaborations and entrepreneurship within Hamilton’s young professionals and the community at large.
Not yet freelancing but thinking about it? No problem! Come out, get inspired, and connect with others at various stages of their career.
We either have an expert come in to talk about a business topic to help you grow your business, or we do a quick demonstration of online tools you can use to help with marketing, organizing, or productivity in your business.7:15pm
We start things out with facilitated networking as a large group, or in smaller groups so that you have a chance to meet new people in an organized environment7:30pm
We open things up so everyone can walk around and mingle with people in the room they haven’t chatted with yet. Grab a drink, and stay as long as you’d like!8pm
We bring in industry experts and speakers to share tips on various business-related topics. Past events have included speakers on personal branding, social media, marketing, FreshBooks, legal contracts, tax tips, and more.
We pride ourselves in providing a free event that is “pitch-free”. We don’t have anything to sell, and focus on providing you as much value as possible.
Our base location for our meetups is The Pheasant Plucker, a restaurant and bar located at 20 Augusta Street in Hamilton. We’re up on the 2nd floor lounge.
Our venue has a fully licensed bar so you can get a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout the evening. You can also order off their food menu and have the food delivered upstairs to your table during the event.
Click here to view it on Google Maps.
There is plenty of parking in the IMPARK parking lot next to the venue. Entrance to the parking lot is accessible off James Street S. as well as off Augusta Street beside The Pheasant Plucker (20 Augusta). It is $4 for the evening during weekdays.
Absolutely! No one is put on the spot at our events. If you are a shy type of personality, don’t worry. Come out and we will make sure you feel welcome and make connections.
All Freelancer Meetup events are free, no strings attached. Really.
Our meetups are open to all professionals, entrepreneurs, and freelancers in the Hamilton area, whether you’re just thinking of starting a freelancing consulting business, you’re new to freelancing, or you’re running a consulting business full-time or part-time. No matter what level you’re at, we’re here to help support you!
The meetups are open to freelancers of all skills and specialties, including designers, developers, marketers, videographers, photographers, writers, and everyone in between.
Not yet freelancing? No problem! Come out and meet others at various stages of their career, ask questions, and get inspired to start your own business.
We are proud to support entrepreneurship in Hamilton.