Host Elite Meets


Intimate, invite-only dinners for tech professionals that you hand-pick. Forget shallow interactions with random people at job fairs; forget harried employer speed dating. Get 3+ hours of quality face-to-face engagement and meaningful relationship building with truly exceptional talent.



get insights on trends and the industry's latest and greatest from impressive people

event is kept intentionally small so everyone gets to learn from everyone

get to know guests in a truly unique, calm-but-intense environment

sponsorship is exclusive; no competing for attention


"Thanks for doing such a great job hosting the evening. It was a lot of fun [...] we'd like to proceed moving forward with similar events. Thanks again!"        -- Arlin Dueck, Director of Talent Acquisition, SkipTheDishes

"I would like to thank you for setting this up and being a phenomenal event manager! [...] I would like to thank you all for your stories. I personally left the room with some new aspects and ideas in mind, I am going to pitch some!"        -- Abbas Hosseini, Senior Tech Manager, Data Systems, SkipTheDishes


How it works


Plan >>

We craft an event that appeals to people with the experience and skills you're looking for



Promote >>

We advertise the call for applications to our developer communities and channels



Pick >>

You and your team choose the ideal guests to invite for the dinner from our list of qualified applicants



Produce >>

We run the Elite Meet with you as the exclusive host and sponsor
and everybody wins


"[The] event was fantastic, thank you again for organizing and please share my thanks with the SkipTheDishes team. [...] It totally surpassed my expectations - you really did assemble an amazing cast of characters."        -- Andrew Krupowicz, Internal Audit Senior Manager, Hydro One

"There were 9 of us [...] from impressive CEOs to brilliant PhDs and [...] it was incredibly humbling to be included in this group of very accomplished people! [...] Never before have I had the privilege of being surrounded by so many people of that caliber. Every person I had the pleasure of talking to was simply phenomenal. I'm still not quite over it if I'm being honest. I've only met a handful of people at quite that level in my life; being around such a high concentration of those sorts of people was a real treat."        -- Eric Le Fort, Machine Learning Researcher, SortSpoke

"I had the pleasure of being invited to the Data Professionals Elite Meet, the first of its kind, courtesy of SkipTheDishes and HackerNest. [...] we shared laughs, stories, and wonder [...] from PhDs to CEOs of successful companies to highly ambitious, capable "humans with heart", Shaharris created an atmosphere unlike any other to celebrate triumphs and hurdles alike in a unique and humbling way. I had the best impression of the professional yet down to earth format of my first ever HackerNest event."        -- Cherrol Xu, Product Analyst/Coordinator, Roadpost



Our curated, specialized, talent-centric Elite Meets have a performance-based cost structure. Please submit the form below for more information; we'll reply within 24 hours!


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