Startup Events Digest: This February’s Top 10 Must-Visit Events In NYC

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.

So, you’ve finally decided to launch a startup in NYC. That’s great!

Whether you’re destined to build the next million dollar business or perhaps something less prolific, you would certainly benefit from hearing about the experience of somebody who’s done it before.

Here’s a list of some startup-themed events where you can from the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs, meet potential investors and/or business partners for your project, and get tips from experienced entrepreneurs on how to accelerate startup growth.

Brooklyn’s Biggest Professional Networking Affair

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Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations.

Event hosted by – New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.

When: February 7, 2018,  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Shelter – Williamsburg 80 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY
Why: to get support for your business
Price: free

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Business Startup Workshop | Hartford | Independent Connects Business Solution

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Independent Connects Business Startup Training Workshop
Topics of Discussions:

  1. The importance of your business plan, how to start your business, and how to maintain your business.
  2. Innovative cost effective ways to make money online and offline.
  3. Social media management for business accounts.
  4. Marketing / Advertising
  5. Distribution
  6. Business Law
  7. Paying Business Taxes
  8. Common Business Practices
  9. Networking
  10. Business Structure
  11. Business Finance
  12. Business Insurance
  13. Commercial Real estate
  14. Group sessions

When: February 7, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Independent Connects, 15 Lewis Street suite 302,  Hartford, CT 06103, United States
Why: learn how to build a strong foundation for your startup
Price: $50

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How to Market Your Startup & Get More Customers

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How do you reach your customers to grow your business? What is a strong brand, and how does it help your startup stand out, reach the right customers, and communicate your value? In this hands-on session, you will learn how to establish your brand, market on a shoestring, and accelerate your startup’s growth. Participants will leave with a branding statement and a set of free resources to market their startups.

When: February 7, 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Where: Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453, United States
Why: to know how to grow your startup
Price: free

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Entrepreneurs Roundtable 115

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Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator is focused on helping young entrepreneurs with launching their startups. They are growing up 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.

When: February 13, 6:00 AM — 8:30 PM
Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Ave between 41 and 42), New York, NY 10036
Why: to pitch your startup
Price: free

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Entrepreneur Road MAPP: Dine & Network

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Join RedSapiens for their Entrepreneur Road MAPP Event in Midtown Manhattan. It will be a night of networking, discussions about small business, informative tips on business growth and pizza. We will be specifically discussing the following topics:

  1. Goal setting for small business
  2. Building a solid foundation for one’s business
  3. Utilizing your team, data, systems, and technology to reach your goals.
  4. How the 7-Step MAPP System can help grow your business

When: February 15, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: 205 East 42nd Street 19th Floor, NYC 10017
Why: to find the ways how to grow your startup
Price: free

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Founders Live New York

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Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the country where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience.

After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award but recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and co-workers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in NYC.

When: February 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: SOHO Places, 435 Broome Street, New York City, NY 10013, United States
Why: to find fresh ideas
Price: free

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Generation Startup Movie Screening!

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GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. For more info and the trailer visit website.

The future belongs to our generation and it starts with you! Please join us for an exclusive one night only screening of “Generation Startup”. After the film, join in for a 20 min Q&A with C Visuals Studios on the discussion both about the film and any questions, you have in terms of entrepreneurship!

When: February 21, 2018 7:30 PM — 9:33 PM
Where:  UA Court Street 12 & RPX, 106 Court St, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11201
Why: to find fresh ideas
Price: $12

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Fintechs & Banking: 2018 and beyond

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The Financial Services industry has seen disruption by several pioneering fintech startups that are re-imagining every type of financial activity – from banking to payments to wealth management and more – putting conventional financial services players under unprecedented pressure – and also – creating new opportunities for them.

Disruption & collaboration are both the order of the day and more partnerships between banks and fintechs are expected in 2018. The question is, what is the right partnership model? How can fintechs help banks keep up with the pace of innovation?

On Wednesday, February 21st SAP Startup Focus and Endeavorare bringing together the best technology experts, startups and thought leaders in the New York Fintech space to explore challenges and opportunities in the space, how can enterprises and startups collaborate, and the state of the Fintech market.

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion and a Hot Startups Showcase.

When: February 21, 2018, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: SAP Leonardo Center New York, 10 Hudson Yards, New York City, NY N1 8EQ, United States
Why: to pitch your startup
Price: free

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Setting up your Startup for Success

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Jennifer Fang, Penn alum and attorney from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, will discuss how to set up your company to maximize your ownership, incentivize employees, advisors and consultants and avoid excessive dilution by investors.

When: February 22, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: 10-146 Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Why: to find the ways how to grow your startup
Price: free

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An NYC Professional/Entrepreneur Year End Networking Party

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Calling all NYC professionals/Entrepreneurs/Small Business owners. We are ushering in the Christmas/Holiday and closing the year out with a big Afterwork networking Party for you to come and connect with other NYC folks in business and the corporate world.

This will be an evening of building networks and making connections at the same time celebrating the end of the year as we usher in the Holiday season.

The event will include two hours of business networking and the other two hours of classy partying and mingling.

When: February 23, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Le Reve, 125 E 54th St, NY 10022
Why: to make new connections
Price: free

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