Apr 5th: Feel that startup energy in the air ๐Ÿ’ช

Is it me, or is building in spring time a little easier?

Apr 5th: Feel that startup energy in the air ๐Ÿ’ช

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Hi Everyone,

It's that time again (no, not NFT NYC ๐Ÿ˜‰), although clearly it is - but SPRING TIME ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒผ. 

And with the sun out, there is a lot of activity across the city and community over the last couple of weeks โค๏ธ.

  1. We had another coworking day - this time at the gorgeous Primary in FiDi

  2. MANY conversations taking place online. Everything from people asking for recommendations for legal experts to developers, job hunting, website launches, and even job hunting.

  3.  Over 25 new founders joined the group, building across the spectrum of health and community to wedding dress resale and virtual worlds!

Already planning a load of more events!

First up, HAPPY HOUR April 12th - perfect for when you want to network, but hate big crowds, followed by our COWORKING DAY on May 9th (rumour has it, our very own Brandon Wetzstein of in8create is going to bring his Lego, for a special problem-solving / strategy session too).

And with that, I'll bit you adieu for now. Have an amazing couple of weeks, and for those in NYC, see you for Happy Hour on the 12th. yFor those doing NF

Tori

๐ŸŒŸ Knowledge Shop Events ๐ŸŒŸ

Wed 12th Apr.

Founder Happy Hour. After a crazy day of startup life, let's meetup, compare stories and network with your peers over a drink. Happy Hour until 7pm. RSVP

Tues May 9th

Coworking Day. Join fellow entrepreneurs to work, collaborate, and brainstorm. Ticket includes Lego strategy session and coworking access. RSVP

๐Ÿค— Everything Community ๐Ÿค—

A big ๐Ÿ‘‹ and welcome to some of our newer members, including...

  • Ioanna Mantzouridou Onasi, founder of Dextego - your AI coach to boost power skills

  • Greg Psitos, founder of My World Virtual - video chat, screen share and more all in 3D!

  • Emily Eisenberg, founder of Tripographer - a travel itinerary sharing platform

  • Keisha Wilson, founder of KW Advanced Consulting - medical coding / training related for healthcare professionals.

  • Dan Aronov, founder of Napaway - premium intercity coaches (with lie-flat beds)

  • Soraya Dib, Spotify alum and now building in the very much needed fam-tech space.

๐ŸŽ‰ Wins ๐ŸŽ‰

"We got nominated!!" 

Pacific & Court has been selected as one of The PR Net Next Gen Awards honorees. Massive congrats Kourtney Jason and all that you are building with Pacific & Court.

Congrats to Dan Morris of Mindracer Consulting who are headed to the Gracie Mansion Innovation Night tomorrow! Need any sales help, check them out. They are experts in efficiency and building repeatable practices. Want to attend as well? Ticket info below.

๐Ÿš€ Launches ๐Ÿš€

  • Brooke Richman's been busy! Listen to her podcast "Coop Convo's", to learn from different business leaders across the retail, sports and business space. And then check out their digital styling offering.

  • AND

  • We are open, is open ๐Ÿ˜. A socially responsible marketplace putting BIPOC and POC businesses front and centre to build a more equitable and sustainable future. Massive congrats Imani Schectman.

  • AND

  • Clix has landed ๐Ÿ›ฌ. The B2B landing page agency, from Nick Johnson just launched. Even better, if you like what he does - get your page built for $500 (75% off), just for leaving a testimonial.

๐Ÿ™ Needs ๐Ÿ™

Just 10 minutes... Ally Bonnett of Pistachio Content is looking to speak to founders who have recently raised, or angels / very early stage investors (ideally in the B2B Saas or creator economy space), to get a feel for valuation multiples, runway etc. Can you help?

Mmm donuts

Don't all startups run on donuts??? (see 1st image for context ๐Ÿ˜‰)

๐Ÿซถ Quote of inspiration ๐Ÿซถ

"You don't have to build the whole staircase, just take the first step"

Martin Luther King Jr. (Thanks KP for surfacing it on Twitter)

๐Ÿ›  Resources - keep these safe ๐Ÿ› 

Fundraising: 

Accelerators / Incubators

  • A directory of part-time, remote-first, and (equity-)free programs for aspiring VCs/founders. 100+ VC fellowships/scouting programs, and 50+ founder fellowships.

Growth Hacks:

Tools / Services:

๐Ÿ—ฝ NYC-wide Events ๐Ÿ—ฝ

Thurs 6th Apr.

๐Ÿ‘ฅ NYC Innovation Night.  An innovation-themed fireside chat with NYCs CTO at the Mayors house: Gracie Mansion, followed by awards for emerging tech-leaders.  RSVP

Fri 7th Apr 

Pitch & Walk (am). Organised by Zehra Naqvi of Republic, a chance for founders investors, & operators to connect in a fun way via walking (or hot girl walking). RSVP

Founders Friday (am). Hear Erica Jain, Co-Founder and CEO of Healthie ($17.9M raised), where healthcare professionals and patients manage health and wellness. RSVP

How Indian Entrepreneur Networks Drive Innovation and Growth (pm). Network with entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts from south India's startup scene.  RSVP

Tues 11th Apr

Unstoppable Wow3 Brunch (am). Come join Unstoppable (Domains) Women of Web3 for a morning of networking and education. RSVP

Women.NYC - plugging into NYC's high-growth industries (pm). Mentors, business execs, and industry leaders to help you find your way - perfect for those in tech, life sciences and the green economy. RSVP

Building a Stronger Online Presence (pm). Join the Salley team and The Org - to learn tried and tested best practices to boost your presence and attract dream opportunities. RSVP

Wed 12th Apr

Getting your product into retail. In less than 3 years Crunch Snacks launched and are stocked in 5,000+ locations, but how? Join the Enthuse Foundation online to learn RSVP

๐ŸŒŸ Founder Happy Hour (pm). After a crazy day of startup life, let's meetup, compare stories and network with your peers over a drink. Happy Hour until 7pm. RSVP

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Brooklyn Founders Dinner (pm). Name says it all. Apply online to grab a spot (perfect as a post tks happy hour event, hint hint hint). RSVP

Thurs 13th Apr

NFT Networking & Sunrise. Connect with NFT enthusiasts, enterprise leaders, and Web3 innovators, over breakfast. Hosted by SimpleHash, the NFT API provider. RSVP

Mon 24th - 28th Apr

NYC Fin-Tech Week. A LOAD of events coming up, and i bet plenty that are relevant, even if you are building in a different / adjacent industry. RSVP

Tues 9th May

๐ŸŒŸ Coworking Day. Join fellow entrepreneurs to work, collaborate, and brainstorm. Ticket includes Lego strategy session and coworking access. RSVP

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