Startup Events Digest: 11 January Events In NYC To Inspire You

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.

Every year you promise yourself you’re going to get off the couch and finally turn that big idea of yours into the next game-changing business. But how to get started?

Before you do anything yourself, you need to learn from those who have done it before.

That’s why we propose that you to start off the new year with a handful of inspiring startup-themed events that will get you ready to finally execute on your big idea in 2018.

Start Your Business in 2018: Learn the Practical Steps (Half-Day Workshop)

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This is a half-day workshop for new entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers that’ll teach you how to survive in the competitive environment of New York City.

The class is 4 hours of valuable content and insight, divided into 5 main sections:

  1. Strategy for Your New Business – Get the Basics Handled
  2. Marketing and Promotion – Generate Exposure and Awareness
  3. Selling and Closing Deals – Get Cash in Your Bank Account
  4. Growth and Team Building – Get the Right People to Help You on Your Journey
  5. Miscellaneous Issues

If you have a great idea, but aren’t sure how to get started, this event is for you.

When: January 6th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, Room TBA, New York, NY 10018
Why: learn how to start your business
Price: $97

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Female Founders Showcase + Networking Luncheon

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This showcase program feature the real stories of female founders at various stages in their entrepreneurial journeys. The event doubles as a release party for the speakers’ first-ever eBook, “The Female Founder’s Guide to Purple Thinking,” which will be made available to all attendees for download.

As a woman, whether you’re seeking the courage or clarity to start your own venture, the creativity and confidence to keep an existing business going, or to network with a community of potential clients, partners, or investors, this is the event for you!

When: January 6th, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: The Yale Club of New York City,  50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Why: Find the way how to start your business
Price: $500

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TiENY Tech Startup Open Mic Night – WeWork 300 Park

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This is a monthly Startup Open Mic Night event for an exciting night of networking and pitching! You don’t have to be a TiE member but you can join them later anyway. The only condition for entry is that you need to be either an entrepreneur and/or investor with the passion to pitch for 90 seconds in front of a group of angel investors, venture capitalists, startup-focused service based providers, mentors, and large community of other entrepreneurs.

When: January 9th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 300 Park Ave Fl 14, New York 10022
Why: to find new opportunities
Price: free to attend, RSVP required

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January 2018 NY Tech Meetup and Afterparty

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Tech event, where you could see a lineup of New York tech companies presenting live demos of their products. There also will be an afterparty where you can network with the community and meet our demos and sponsors.

When: January 9th, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: AppNexus, 28 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Why: network with the tech community
Price: $10

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NYC Female Founder Office Hours

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This is a first Female Founder Office Hours in NYC, hosted by a group of women investors who are determined to move these ratios and are partners who actively lead deals at firms equipped to do so. They believe that more breakout female-founded companies will help spur the ecosystem in the right direction. But no one can do it alone — community, support, advice, resources, friendship are all ingredients of success and ones that, if we band together, we are equipped to create. This initiative is just the start.

When: January 9th, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Floor, NYC, NY 10010
Why: to get support for your business
Price: free to attend

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Entrepreneurs Roundtable 114

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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: January 9th, from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Ave between 41 and 42), New York, NY 10036
Why: pitch your startup
Price: free

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Series is a first-of-kind session offering entrepreneurs input from experts that speak to the various issues entailed by getting a startup off the ground. The goal is to help founders with any specific problems they may be facing.

On January 9th, they are bringing in Brian Rashid, who is one of the world’s top branding and messaging experts. Brian built his career through storytelling and communication, and he’s the CEO and creator of “A Life in Shorts,” a modern-day branding, digital media, and communications company that tells your story like it’s never been told before. Brian will speak about branding, brand strategy, and how to monetize your message in front of audiences around the world.

When: January 9th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 205 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
Why: learn how to build a strong foundation for your startup
Price: $35

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From Idea to Business – A Crash Course For Enrepreneurs

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This is a crash course about how to turn an idea into a business. The speaker will be Sascha Eder, COO of NewtonX. He will go over key steps that a budding entrepreneur should go through to successfully launch a business. You will learn how to:

  1. Identify a market for your idea
  2. Research your competition
  3. Develop your value proposition
  4. Acquire your customers
  5. Design a business model
  6. Test your assumptions
  7. Create your MVP

When: January 14th, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Tech Incubator at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, CEP Hall 2, Flushing, NY 11367
Why: to find out how to launch your startup
Price: $40

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The Startup And Blast Off Series

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This 4 session course is designed to help budding entrepreneurs plan, launch and scale sustainable businesses through an approachable step by step framework designed to help get your side project or idea off the ground with minimal (bootstrapped) financial investment.

At the end of the course, participants will have validated their idea, planned a strategy, and started to put a launch plan into motion.

When: January 18th and January 25th, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: CoLab-Factory, 14 Dekalb Avenue. Floor 3, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Why: to find out how to get your side project or idea off the ground with minimal financial investment.
Price: $150

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Silicon Alley NYC Startup & Tech Networking Mixed Powered By Google

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The events are comprised of the most influential professionals in the area. Organization’s purpose is to help their members forge strong, lasting relationships within the community – combining Fortune 500/1000s with Entrepreneurs and Startups. They’re creating opportunities & connections to help grow business and network both offline and online through their proprietary platform.

COMPANIES OFTEN IN ATTENDANCE* (… just to name a few)
Google • Sony • Electronic Arts • Hulu • Hautelook • The Honest Company • Disney • Apple • Activision • Live Nation • Dollar Shave Club • Facebook • Snapchat • Trunk Club • ZipRecruiter • Experian • DreamWorks • Amplify • HBO • Edmonds.com • DogVacay • NBC Universal • YouTube • BeachBody • Playstation…and so many more.

When: January 25th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: The Grey Dog, 49 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014
Why: to get support for your business
Price: $3.80 – $50

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30th Jan – NY’s Biggest Networking Startup & Business Mixer

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Networking that could help you to find co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up. The event is hosted by – New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.

When: January 30th, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Where: New York, 621 w46th street 10036, Hudson Terrace
Why: to find new opportunities
Price: free to attend, RSVP required

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