Thrive: Emerging Leaders

a Bridgeport Regional Business Council Affiliate


Our Mission

Thrive welcomes all people under 40 who live or work in the Greater Bridgeport Region to come together and engage in the community, take leadership roles in the Bridgeport business community and more importantly, to make a positive impact on the region, while promoting personal and professional growth and education.

Thrive works to position Greater Bridgeport as an attractive place for young professionals and entrepreneurs to live, work, and build their lives.


What We Do

Get Rooted

Networking and Happy Hours


Professional Development Workshops

Give Back

Community Service Opportunities


"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Upcoming Events

  • Young Professional Networking at Kubtec
    Jan 27, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Stratford, 111 Research Dr, Stratford, CT 06615, USA
    Join manufacturers, young professionals, and students from across Connecticut to network and to learn more about what CT manufacturing has to offer. With special acknowledgement to our host KUBTEC. This event is free to attend and open to individuals in their 20s and 30s.
  • Thrive's State of Bridgeport Panel Discussion
    Feb 17, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    To be announced, Bridgeport, CT, USA
    The discussion will highlight what is happening in Bridgeport today and tomorrow regarding our young professional community. Our diverse panel of local business and community leaders will discuss an array of topics on what is happening in the city that is exciting, challenging, and new.
  • Thrive Presents: Quick and Easy Tips for Financial Independence
    Mar 24, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Black Rock Social House, 2895 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605, USA
    Learn how to set yourself up for financial success. TrinityPoint Wealth will provide tips on investing basics, how to get started with a retirement account, and answer questions about everything from mortgages to student loans to college savings plans.