Engage Over Coffee

Engage Over Coffee - our flagship morning event - is free to first timers and members, and available in advance on a “Pay What You Can” fee structure for others, or $12 at the door.

Your first cup of drip coffee (or tea) is included!


Engage Over Coffee is:

  • your chance to expand and diversify your network in Ann Arbor, and

  • our way of making sure everyone has access to opportunity in Ann Arbor regardless of their financial constraints.

Designed to be introvert friendly, attendees get into small groups of three for a 10 minute conversation focused on asking questions for the purpose of learning something new.

  • No single person is responsible for carrying the conversation.

  • Everyone is responsible for asking questions, listening and, if someone new joins the dialogue, making room for them.

Hosted at a different location each month, Engage Over Coffee attendees have to really be paying attention to find us and are ready for an authentic conversation. And as people are tired of social media and other online networking platforms, Engage Over Coffee is providing the opportunity to look someone in the eye and say "Hello! Tell me about you." and ask "How can I help?"


Everyone felt like they were coming with an open mind and enthusiastic attitude, and it was palpable.
— Dana Gorodetsky - Ann Arbor returnee
I’ve been looking for a group where I could connect with people from different backgrounds, and for the first time, I finally feel I found what I was looking for. I love the setup and the format. I’ve just signed up for annual membership and am already looking forward to the next event!
— As'ad Gourani - wealth manager | AG Wealth Management
I like having conversations with new people but I don’t like starting them. The group’s format made my least favorite part feel easy.
— Jessica A.S. Letaw - storyteller, business owner