Feb 10 2023, NYC Founder Events, Updates, Wins and Shoutouts

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Hi Everyone,

Its this time in every newsletter, that i wish I'd thought of something to say before i'm two hours out from publishing it. But given i can't go back in time, and I hope you are not here for Pullitzer-prizeworthy writing (if you are, i think you've stumbled on the wrong place), I'll keep it short and sweet.

However, I would like to do a big shout out to folks I have met for coffees this week, hosted events or who have paid it forward across the community. So thank you to

 @Isaaclaifler for being a huge advocate and promoting TKS across the Twittersphere

@Jessica Spivack Lowenstein of K50 Ventures, for organising the amazing Female Founders Fundraising AMA.

@Ariel Purnsrian of Startup Cafe, for being a great thought partner. Excited to see if we can partner on an event together too.

@Julian Mohamed of Wandering Barman for the amazing cocktails he brought to last week's coffee huddle. (spot them in the pic below)

We coffeed and we huddled.

💬 Not in the Slack / WhatsApp Groups? Then you've missed learning about…

  • Application deadlines for upcoming accelerators

  • Invite only events for female POC founders and investors

  • Crowdsourcing ideas for hiring virtual assistants

  • Job listings, for when you need to replenish those bootstrapping funds.

So sign up to keep the conversation going, and then see you Monday for the coworking and happy hour, or maybe the squash court (IYKYK).


🌟 Meetups with knowledge shop members🌟

Mon 13th Feb

Coworking Day. Join fellow entrepreneurs to work, collaborate, and brainstorm. Ticket includes access to the happy hour too (see below). RSVP

Happy Hour. After a crazy day of startup life, let's meetup, compare stories and network with your peers over a drink (included). RSVP

Feb 27th

Founders Small Group Coffee Huddle. Chat, problem-solve and brainstorm current startup challenges in an intimate and inclusion space. RSVP

🤗 Welcome to the 'hood 🤗

A big 👋 and hello to some of our newer members, including...

  • Ioanna Mantzouridou Onasi, of Dextego- the Ultimate Leadership Development Network for nextGen leaders

  • Victor Oribamise, of Kquika - improving airline reliability with AI & ML

  • Megan Lawlor, of Dev Squadron - a PM tool for software engineers.

  • Chris Cummings, learning about startups (lets tempt him to the dark side 😉)

  • Mel Keene, co-founder and CPO at an early-stage parent-tech company

  • Stefan Ciancio, WebinarKit - software that helps people sell more through webinars

🎉 Wins 🎉

In the News.....Kreshna Yuditya Rahmat’s startup Dulang (repurposing electronics) 🎉

Just launched...Benedith Lauré Loiseau, FRNDSHP, a social club to help adults make friends. They're also looking for feedback! So download it and share your thoughts. app, and let them know Anything stand out, not make sense, you want to change? Let her know!

🙏 Lend a hand 🙏

Make a video. The Terra team just deployed a TON of new updates to their video generation platform. Could you take 2-3 mins to test it out, and share your feedback?

Help them win. Leslie Borrell is competing for $500k in the Barnburner comp. Show your support by downloading the Sweater app and give her startup Carefully a 👍

Share your experience. If you're a successful female corporate exec', join a panel and support your junior counterparts. Contact Marilynn Joyner of @herworkplace

Give cash. Know any good grant or small business loan resources? Brownie points for health-tech, or prioritise female / minority founders. Share in WhatsApp channel for EJ

🛠 Resources (keep these safe) 🛠


  • A ridiculously detailed fundraising guide. (Aimed at Seed stage, but relevant for every level), from Founders Collective.

  • Standard contract templates - Honeybook (thanks Imanol Belausteguigoitia for sharing )

Just for fun:

Character.ai - had a fab chat about startup ideas with Tony stark aka IronMan. Thanks for sharing Chris Cummings. But make sure you set a timer, or be lost down that rabbit hole

🗽 NYC-wide Events 🗽

Mon 13th Feb

🌟 Founder’s Coworking Day 🌟 Join TKS members, ie fellow entrepreneurs to work, collaborate and brainstorm. Ticket includes hotdesk and happy hour (inc' drinks) RSVP

🌟 NYC Startups Happy Hour 🌟 TKS members and folks from across NYC’s startup scene. Meetup, compare stories and network with peers over a drink (included). RSVP

Feb 14th

How to Build a Brand. Hear from founders Ankur Jain of Bilt, and Ashesh Shah of The london Fund, whilst networking to your heart’s content RSVP

Feb 16th

London for Sustainability. Join London & Partners for a networking reception for innovators and investors in New Yorsk’s sustainability sector. RSVP

NYC Tech Mixer with Salley. We met up in Jan, and loved it so much we’re doing it again. An evening of cocktails, great conversations and new friends. RSVP

Founder’s in Fin-Tech. Hear from 3 founders about the challenges & opportunities of growing a fintech startup in 2023 from fundraising to sales to legal. RSVP

Ripple Ventures - Female Founder & Funder Social. A night of mingling and fun, with the Republic, Carta and Justworks teams too. RSVP

Feb 17th

Pitch & Walk. A community for founders, investors, & operators to connect in a fun way via walking (or hot girl walking).* ​We meet every Friday at 8AM. RSVP

Female Founders, Fireside Chat. Learn from Jenny Fielding, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of The Fund, whilst making new friends with like minds. RSVP

Feb 21

Afro Future Summit. The world’s most iconic summit curates an active network of black futurists, investors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians, and business moguls. RSVP

Feb 22

Tech Breakfast | Founders, investors & operators. If you're building or investing in something new – stop by for coffee, refreshments, bagels, and chats. RSVP

Queen’s Tech Incubator. If you're applying or thinking about applying for the Challenge and chance to win a $20K cash prize, please join us on Feb. 22 RSVP

Tech Founders Fireside Chat with Brooklyn Bridge Ventures. Exchange ideas, and learn from Charlie O'Donnell, Founder and General Partner of BBV. RSVP

Feb 27th

Founders Small Group Coffee Huddle. Chat, problem-solve and brainstorm current startup challenges in an intimate and inclusion space. RSVP

Feb 28

Evaluating and getting into Venture Accelerators. A tactical discussion with accelerator directors and alums - to help you decide which are right for you. RSVP