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

  • Thrive Presents: IPAs and Investing
    Thu, Mar 24
    Two Roads Brewing Co.
    Mar 24, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Two Roads Brewing Co., 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615, USA
    Join Thrive on Thursday, March 24th at 5:30pm at Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, to learn how to set yourself up for financial success.
  • 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.