Attending the right startup events can elevate your entrepreneurship to the next level. You can get deals done, learn from other entrepreneurs and get that extra boost from folks that have experienced what you’re going through.
Whether you’re looking for funding, need to pitch your startup idea, or simply want to get the latest information on current best practices for startups, networking events for entrepreneurs are the ticket.
Here are the 10 best events that any entrepreneur in NYC lshould attend.
Following the great success of previous events, FrenchFounders is organizing the 5th edition of its “Startups to VCs” in New York.
10+ pre-selected startups founded by French CEOs, raising a series A or higher, will pitch their business in front of 30+ American and French VCs.
When: Wed, April 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Cooley LLP, 1114 Ave of the Americas # 46, New York United States, 10036 United States
Why: to learn from others pitching their startup ideas
There will be incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food, and drinks!
- Investment Foundation
- Networking with Startups, Angels & VCs
- Introduction to Judges (Investors)
- Startup Pitches Begin
- Industry Trend
- Investors Judge Pitches
- Food and Drinks!
- Socialize with Startups, Angels & VCs
- Much More!!
When: Tue, April 24, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (EDT)
Where: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
Why: to make good connections, to listen to startup pitches
Develop a Successful FinTech Startup Company Today! New York [This is an Online Event/Workshop]
Always wanted to start a tech startup? Now we have a complete blueprint for you to start your own Fintech startup. During our tech startup program you will learn and navigate through tools, software, hardware, platforms, resources, projects, processes, methods, and strategies to bring your fintech startup to market.
When: Tue, April 3, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Where: from your home
Why: to find the ways how to grow your startup
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator is focused on helping young entrepreneurs with launching their startups. They are raising a new generation of New York technology companies.
This organization searches around the world for companies capable of starting in NYC and using that opportunity for a successful entry into the market for their product.
ERA runs two four-month sessions per year. Each accepted startup receives $100K, with potential follow-on funding for later rounds. Companies also get free office space along with free legal and other services.
The speaker at this event will be: Rebecca Kaden
When: Tue, April 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Ave between 41 and 42), New York, NY 10036
Why: to pitch your startup
This training will cover:
- An introduction to different business entities
- A Personal and Business Assessment process
- How to finance your business
- Certifications that can help your business grow
- A Step-by-Step process of developing a Business Plan
When: Wed, April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Where: BCB Community Bank, 860 Broadway, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002, United States
Why: to learn business planning
Join the movers and shakers of the investment and entrepreneurial communities for CVG’s monthly Investor, Entrepreneur & Resource Network event!
It will feature a company showcase, pitches from our entrepreneurs, networking with investors, and opportunities to connect with resources important to launching and scaling a business.
When: Thu, April 12, 2018, 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, United States
Why: to connect with entrepreneurs, investors and resources important to launching startup
Price: $0 – $40
This event will be tailored towards tech product founders who are creating outstanding products that bridge the gaps between different layers of society. Companies who are working on platforms that address pain points in housing, transportation, nutrition, healthcare & government are invited to showcase their products.
TechHubTuesday Demo Night isn’t about pitching for funds, it’s an opportunity to show the community what you’re working on, get some feedback, & see what others are toiling away on.
Come along & check out the best tech startups around at our legendary Demo Night – you’ll not want to miss the next big thing!
When: Tue, April 03, 2018 at 06:00 PM (EDT)
Where: TechHub NYC, 158 W 27th ST, New York, NY 10001
Why: to train pitching your startup and get professional feedback
Strategic Venture Society is thrilled to host its annual NYU Venture Capital Case Competition Finals this spring. The top 6 teams from the preliminary rounds will pitch some of the most exciting Series A or Series B startups in four categories to compete for prizes.
In the final round, there will be judges from GV, NEA, FirstMark, NYU Data Future Lab, Two Sigma Ventures, and Rough Draft Ventures.
The four tracks that are being offered this year are: consumer hardware, transportation, fintech, and healthcare.
When: Fri, April 6, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EDT)
Where: NYU Stern School of Business, 40 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012, United States
Why: to watch at the top aspiring venture capitalists from NYU pitch these startups to seasoned venture capitalists
Innovative Approaches to Financial Education & Fintech Adoption.
From e-learning about blockchain to massive online open courses (MOOC) on the implications of behavioral finance research, Fintech & Edtech are a powerful duo in keeping investors up to speed.
Come listen to experts discuss the intersection of Fintech & Edtech, & participate in the conversation around ways investors are adapting to the new frontiers of finance.
When: Tue, April 17, 2018 at 06:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Investopedia, 114 W 41st St, 8th Fl
Why: to learn about the intersection of Fintech & Edtech
The Empire Startups FinTech Conference presents the opportunity to hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate, and more. Hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs will be in attendance as well as investors and service providers that help accelerate startups.
What will be discussed?
The New ICOnomy
The blockchain space is evolving faster than any other area of FinTech. Even common terminology used 6 months ago has changed. This panel will explore whether software development or venture fundraising as we know it will ever be the same.
The Myth of the Fintech MVP – Keys to Disruption
You’ll learn how the most successful FinTech companies are using content marketing, UX, exclusivity, & other tricks of the trade to build momentum before they launch to consumers.
This panel will bring together bank innovation teams & B2B entrepreneurs to discuss innovation in the enterprise. The lure of sticky revenue, deep subject matter expertise, & access to data & distribution is compelling.
How to Raise Money in FinTech
FinTech companies are looking to both traditional venture & strategic investors to raise capital & scale. While raising from traditional venture is fairly similar across all verticals, there is an argument that Series A KPIs come later in FinTech. Strategic investors can offer unique advantages ranging from expertise to distribution. How should FinTechs look at the portfolio of funding options available, & what’s the future of raising capital in FinTech?
A Blessing of Unicorns – Lending Gallops Ahead
One-third of FinTech unicorns are in the lending space. Does this concentration of heavyweights (blessing of unicorns) scare away competition, or encourage founders to follow suit?
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Where: Venue, To be Announced
Why: to hear from prominent founders, investors & experts disrupting the industry, to build relationships with the key players in the FinTech ecosystem, to stay ten steps ahead with our keynotes, panels & hot startup demos