Startup Events Digest: Nine High Value Events For Entrepreneurs In NYC

Conferences and events for entrepreneurs — both in-person and online — are great for checking how relevant your skills and knowledge are to the markets in which you’re adding value. They’re also great opportunities for developing new relationships with like-minded individuals and discovering ways you can help one another.

While it’s impossible to attend them all, here are 9 events we believe are great opportunities for entrepreneurs to capture value in New York this July.

As an entrepreneur you’re constantly learning; however, it’s good to occasionally stop and make sure your learning maps to an expanding base of useful skills and knowledge.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable 120

events for entrepreneursEntrepreneurs 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: Tuesday, July 17, 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, United States
Why: Pitch your startup
Price: free


Enterprise Blockchain Forum – New York

events for entrepreneurs500+ Attendees • 30+ Speakers

Spending by enterprises and other entities on blockchain networks is expected to reach $2.1 billion this year, more than double what was spent on the distributed electronic ledger technology in 2017. By 2021, spending on blockchain is expected to reach $9.2 billion.

Join the Enterprise Blockchain Forum in New York City (July 25)

On the agenda are the thought leaders in blockchain, cutting-edge demos, presentations, and robust debates that attendees have come to expect.

The event will bring top experts in enterprise blockchain, fintech leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and developers.

When: Wed, July 25, 2018, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (EDT)
Where: NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S New York, United States
Why: listen to blockchain specialist
Price: $149 – $779


The 24th Annual Competitive Edge Conference

events for entrepreneursThe 24th Annual Competitive Edge Conference is a one-day event sponsored by several public agencies, authorities and private corporations in New York. Its mission is to promote business opportunities for small, minority and women-owned firms in the tristate area. The conference allows M/W/D/LBE’s and SDVOB’s the opportunity to network with multiple procurement specialists, General Contractors, and key decision makers from State and City agencies and private partners.

This year’s conference focuses on Business Strategies: Sustainability | Resilience | Growth”, helping firms enhance their business skills and obtain access to contracting opportunities throughout New York State estimated at $30 billion.

When: Wed, July 25, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10016, United States
Why: Expand your pool of qualified firms and learn more about the status of supplier diversity initiatives and opportunities in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area.
Price: $50


NYC’s Biggest Business, Tech & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Soriee

events for entrepreneursAre 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.

When: Mon, July 23, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Monarch Rooftop & Lounge, 71 West 35 Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
Why: meet like-minded individuals
Price: $0 – $10


New York Venture Summit

events for entrepreneursThe 18th annual New York Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a Founder of a new venture seeking funding, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

When: from 5:30 PM July 10th to 5:30 PM July 11th  (EDT)
Where: New York
Why: to get acquainted with investors
Price: $495-$1095



A high-level discussion in an intimate setting with special guest Bill Beckler, Co-Founder of AllTheRooms.
In this exclusive roundtable, we focus on the doers, not just the visionaries. All attendees have either raised $1 million and/or generated $1 million in revenue.

Participants are travel founders in a high-growth phase to discuss shared experiences, potential new partnerships, and how we can shape the future of the travel industry.

When: Wed, July 11, 2018, from 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Where: Voyager Clubhouse, 137 West 25th Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10001, United States
Why:  to meet successful travel founders
Price: for non-members apply here


Global Blockchain Hackathon – New York

events for entrepreneursDuring this tech startup program you will learn and navigate through tools, software, hardware, platforms, resources, projects, processes, methods and strategies to penetrate your own Robotic Tech Startup into the market.

When: from Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 9:00 AM to Sun, Jul 15, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, United States
Why:  to take part in competition and expand your horizons or to watch blockchain developers’ competition
Price: free


Innovations, Startups, and Investment in Serbia

events for entrepreneursImpact Hub New York City is partnering with Impact Hub Belgrade and its partners to gather entrepreneurs from Serbia who have attended this summer’s New York Fancy Food Show – the largest specialty food industry event in North America. Our meetup will showcase Serbian industry innovators in food processing and also present Impact Angel Network for increased opportunities for investments and for growth of the Serbian startups.

Impact Hub New York City is the community and space that will bring it all together. Impact Angel Network, startups and entrepreneurs from Serbia will be presented and we invite you to explore together international opportunities between the markets in Serbia and New York.

When: Mon, July 2, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Impact Hub New York, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10013, United States
Why:  to know everything about startup food tech industry
Price: free


Public Relations For Startups

events for entrepreneursWhether you’re an entrepreneur, startup or small business, this workshop will show you how to take PR into your own hands and create a simple yet effective plan for your business. You’ll learn how to reach out to journalists to garner media coverage for yourself or your business. You’ll also learn the elements of a successful PR campaign, what tactics are best, and what angles are most likely to make news when pitching the media. You’ll study case examples that use PR best practices and apply them to your own business or project.

This workshop is relevant to any industry.

When: Tue, July 10, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Where: 37 East 28th Street, Suite 201, Room #3, New York, NY 10016, United States
Why:  to know about public relations for startups
Price: $250 – $300