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.
The ROI on meeting the right people and learning the right things to get your startup of the ground is high. Whether it’s getting to know your next big client, forming a strong partnership, learning some new skills, or getting good advice from those who have been there before, as an entrepreneur, you need to be out there networking.
Check out these 11 startup-themed events in NYC that ought to help you find your way.
Join for an intimate conversation with Isaac Oates, Founder & CEO of Justworks.
Justworks helps small business entrepreneurs get access to large company benefits, letting them provide the care their team deserves and compete for top talent. Their fast and easy to use HR platform has been a favorite for startups, getting great reviews from their users.
When: Wed, March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Where: Alley Powered by Verizon Chelsea, 119 W 24th St., 2nd Floor, NY
Why: to find fresh ideas
Calling All: Tech Startups! Entrepreneurs! Artists! Professionals! Freelancers, Thinkers, Game-Changers, and Heroes! 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. Hosted By – New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition.
When: March 13, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Monarch Rooftop Lounge, 71 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001
Why: to make good connections
Always wanted to start a tech startup? Now we have a complete blueprint for you 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 penetrate your own Fintech startup into the market.
When: March 6, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST
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 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.
The speaker at this event will be: Sim Blaustein Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments
When: March 13, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Microsoft, 11 Times Square (8th Ave between 41 and 42), New York, NY 10036
Why: to pitch your startup
Price: $ 0-25
Join for Speak To Connect Pitch Day & Mixer in New York.
Judging the startups will be top VCs, Angels & Corporate Investors.
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: March 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York City, NY 10036, United States
Why: to pitch your startup idea
Learn what it takes to start your own business! This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.
Course length: 2 hours. You will learn about:
- How to develop a business plan
- How to determine your legal structure
- How to set up your bookkeeping
- How to get permits and licenses
- How to obtain financing
When: March 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: NYC Business Solutions (Bronx Center), 400 East Fordham Road, 7th Fl., Entrance on Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY, United States, 10458
Why: to know how to grow your startup
This first event will be a meet & greet/boss brunch & vision board mixer. Connect with local professionals and business owners who are looking to build quality, long-term relationships with like-minded people. We will be discussing the brand, the business, and product. There will be brunch & drinks provided, we will be doing vision boards, there will be raffles & giveaways as well.
When: March 25, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: I Am Dancers Studio, 122 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552, United States
Why: to install good connections
Are you interested in starting a business? This workshop is presented by Small Business Administration and provides an overview of the process of starting a business and resources to help you decide if owning a business is right for you. Topics include the following:
- Checklist for Starting a Small Business
- Personal Assessment
- Home-Based Business
- Choosing Your Business Structure
- How to Register a New Business
- Employer Identification Number
- NYC and NYS Permits and Licenses
- Business Insurance
- Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents
When: March 22, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, New York, NY 10014, United States
Why: to find the ways how to start your business
Co-hosted with The Financial Solutions Lab. The panel will discuss: From good to great: Are FinTechs the solution for financial inclusion?
– 6.30-7.00 pm Registration & Networking
– 7.00-8.00 pm Panel Discussion
Herbert Moore, CEO and Co-founder of WiseBanyan
Calvin Bradley, Co-founder of Blockchain For Change
Jake Peters, Co-founder and CEO of Payperks
Matthew Carey, Co-founder and CEO of BluePrint Income
Moderated by Adam Herling from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI)
– 8.00-8.30pm Networking
When: March 7, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Latham and Watkins, 885 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
Why: to pitch your startup idea
Calling all NYC professionals/Entrepreneurs/Small Business owners. They are having their 2018 launch event for Social NYC Meets with an Afterwork networking event 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.
The event will include 3 hours of business networking and the last hour of classy partying and mingling. Invite a friend or colleague at work. Bring someone along. Also some business cards.
This event is 21+.
When: March 2, 2018, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Le Reve, 125 E 54th St, NY 10022
Why: to make good connections
Join the East Kings County Alumnae Chapter in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library for the Small Business Bootcamp and Pitch Competition. Registration is FREE!
The bootcamp will feature a panel discussion on how to become Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified for state and local government contracts, how to monetize social media, and business financing options with Carver Federal Savings Bank. Following the panel discussion, pitch your business idea for a chance to win $500 American Express gift card!
When: March 3, 2018, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Public Library – Stone Avenue Branch, 581 Mother Gaston Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11212, United States
Why: to pitch your business idea