NYC Founder Shout Outs, Resources & Events

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โ€‹โญ๏ธ This is The Knowledge Shop calling! NYC's founder community. We run events for startup founders in NYC, and continue the conversation online between times.

โ€‹๐Ÿ“ˆย Mentor Office Hours available to book.

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โ€‹Its been a minute, since the last newsletter - so i will start by saying, I hope things are good and that you are having an AMAZING summer โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ๐Ÿฆ

โ€‹Full disclosure, have been in a state of founder overwhelm, overthinking, and general WTF am i doing - hence the radio silence. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ But am coming out of it now, and by building out some automation in Airtable / Softr and Make, things are slowly improving. (Not to mention some lovely community members volunteering to help as well).

โ€‹With that, see you next week - July 20th, for our first ever Queens (LIC) coworking day (10 mins from Grand Central). Perfect for non-technical and No-Code founders, or those looking for business mentoring.

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โ€‹Tori

โ€‹Founder, The Knowledge Shop

โ€‹๐Ÿ“† Upcoming Events ๐Ÿ“†

โ€‹๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป Coworking days (incโ€™ office hours with startup experts)

  • โ€‹July 20th

    • โ€‹"No-code" - perfect for non-technical founders

    • โ€‹"Business Mentoring" - how to boost your odds of success.

  • โ€‹Aug 9th - TBD based on results from the poll (this is a hint to voteโ€ฆ)

  • โ€‹Sept 20th - Fundraising / Storytelling

โ€‹๐Ÿฅ‚ Happy Hour - August 9th (after coworking)

โ€‹โ˜•๏ธ Coffee Huddles - โ€‹July 21st, Aug 18th & Sept 15 (small group round table)

โ€‹๐Ÿ”ฎ Themes for future events? ๐Ÿ”ฎ

โ€‹A few weeks ago, I asked folks in our WhatsApp / Slack groups for ideas on subjects they are interested in, and I was completely blown away! Not only the number of ideas submitted, but also by the number of folks who volunteered to hold workshops and office hours too.

โ€‹A MASSIVE shout out to everyone who got in touch and volunteered. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช

โ€‹But which ideas are the most important to you? Do you love AI, want to hire a Virtual Assistant, really need sales help??? - or have your own ideas?

โ€‹Here's the quick survey! Tell us what you think, and feel free to throw out new ideas, or even volunteer yourself (it's not too late).

โ€‹๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ New Member Shout Outs ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

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โ€‹๐Ÿ‘‹ My name is Kate, and Iโ€™m the core member of http://consentify.io, a platform that helps people check userโ€™s consent before doing any actions. Itโ€™s great to meet every one.

โ€‹๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi, I'm Amanda and Iโ€™m the founder of https://www.earthmadekitchen.com/, a pop-up cooking school. Itโ€™s great to meet everyone!

โ€‹๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello everyone, Iโ€™m Volo. Founder at http://CodeLions.co and Co-Founder CTO at http://Feedcoyote.com. Based in Lviv Ukraine

โ€‹๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi everyone, I'm Alexander -- CEO and cofounder of https://www.joinalfie.com - an obesity telehealth partner for clinics, helping improve outcomes and generate additional revenue. Know anyone who works at private clinics? I'd love to connect?

โ€‹I'm also a VP with https://www.pioneerfund.vc, so if you're a Bio or Health company raising, reach out!

โ€‹๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Resources ๐Ÿงฐ

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โ€‹๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ปย Startup Founder Dailyย just launched - think Product Hunt, but with a different cycle (weekly voting windows) and not just about โ€œproductsโ€ so you can share your idea stage startups! Take a look if you want to get a sense of early product market fit research / advocates etc. As spotted on Day One

โ€‹๐Ÿ’ฐ NY Grant Opportunities. Some are for more established businesses, but many for startups. https://www.technyc.org/incentives

โ€‹๐Ÿงย Customer research / Discovery questions - This is GOLD!!!! from the team at Wolves not Sheep, via the amazing community at Day One (clearly there is a pattern here ๐Ÿ˜‰). Highly recommend using this, if you are trying to figure out who your target customers are / as well as their real pain points.

โ€‹๐Ÿงพย Smart B2B Sales Prospecting: A Complete Guide

โ€‹๐Ÿ—ฝ Other Events across NYC ๐Ÿ—ฝ

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โ€‹July 27th am in Brooklyn.ย For hardware founders "Pancakes with Pensa"

โ€‹PENSA is hosting a small breakfast just for you. โ€œWe call this small gathering of about 10-12 people โ€œPancakes* with PENSAโ€ (*full disclosure: no pancakes are served). An open discussion and a great forum for learning and sharing.โ€

โ€‹See you on July 20th.....

โ€‹RSVP: Coworking Day https://lu.ma/xlw2hcue