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⭐️ Who are we? the founder community in NYC. Don’t build a startup alone.
Well hello there!
After a rainy Monday, the energy in NYC today is 🔥.
Excitement is already mounting for Tech Week, Climate week has kicked off, and people are building some great things!
Do you know what the most common weakness that VC’s see in founders is? Storytelling, head to the bottom for 10 resources to improve yours - and hint you need to. VC’s say it is the most common weakness that founders have! So no excuses - have a read and get putting these tips into practice. Even NYU are running a course to help!
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#GrowthFest is October 19th, and we’re looking for experts to help our founders boost sales and brand awareness. If that is you. Get in touch.🙏
Until next time,
Founder of The Knowledge Shop and advocate for in-person community.
📸 Coffee Huddle re-cap
💬 Community discussions
📆 Upcoming TKS Events
🗽 Our selects of the best NYC events
🗣️ Storytelling 10 top tips
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Small and mighty 💪😍
We had 100 people request to join....
- But these are intimate affairs, where we keep the group deliberately small so that everyone can he heard, share what’s on their mind and make meaningful connections. That private WhatsApp from Friday is still going strong - so i think we can take that as a win 🏆
Shoutout to the folks there: Josh & Stand4Socks (Charity socks), Abhi & Whimsy (Gen AI Kids storybooks), Ax & 3rd-Brain (household productivity), Jenny Jiang & Generative AI, Deepanshu & Renzo, Jacqui & BrightArc (Data & Econ), Liz & Why Get Wasted (Plastic free events), Jake & Climastry (Decarbonisation payments), Sean & Innovent Agency (Brand & Photos), Dave & The Big Sky (Linkedin 2.0), Tori & Meet in 10 (IRL Networking that’s 💪, not 💦)
- Sadly a few folks did no-show, so they got an automatic 6-month ban, but I guess some people just don’t know what they are missing 🤷♀️
Thanks again to Nomadworks for hosting - at their swanky new Time Square location - I’m a sucker for standing desks, and loose-leaf tea 🫖
Tool recommendations to record long form demos of mobile apps? Basically, walking the audience through functionalities within a app.
Hunting for Google Cloud Credits… if you know where they are hiding, reach out
Word on the street…
"Dear founders, if you want to partner with a firm that's aligned with your incentives, partner with a firm that doesn't have a lot of money." -@fredwilson#nycsummit
— nihal (@nihalmehta)
Sep 13, 2023
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💰 Unofficial Antler Alum AMA (online) 4pm. Great if you are thinking about applying / enrolling in their accelerator. Hear firsthand experiences, and ask questions from two founders who did their NYC programme. Sign up (but be quick) RSVP
💰 🍹 Founders & Funding Happy Hour 5pm. Join the Coworking after party. The Power to Pitch folks witll still be there, and you can meet even more amazing founders Apply to Attend
🇬🇧 ☕️ Brits are Building - grab a cuppa tea, and compare startup notes. Exclusively for founders born or raised in the UK Apply to Attend
🤦♀️ #FAILFEST. Share highs & lows & then use these learnings to propel you ti win. Complete with leadership coaching 1:1’s RSVP
📈 #GROWTHFEST. Sales and marketing coworking day. Founder Coworking day focussed on all things revenue generation and profitability. RSVP
SAVE THE DATE: Nov 15th
👑 #BROOKLYN BABY. Our first Coworking day in the borough. May do a sneaky holiday / gifting themed event. Founder of a CPG brand? Reach out.
Congratulations go to…
Tach Ignite is a tech-driven startup accelerator, investing $100k per startup to develop their technical product, provide a fractional CTO and business advisory.
Founder - Daniele Dellavalle
Whimsy makes reading fun for kids and parents using hyper-personalized, choose-your-own-adventure stories made with AI.
Founder - Abhi Pillai
LEVEL PR for launching their new online PR Toolkit for Tech Startups. Perfect if you can’t afford traditional PR.
10% off with code PRSCHOOL10
Founders - Scott Rosenblum
💰 Fundraising & Business Resources
Tues 19th Sept
🌟TKS🌟 💰 Unofficial Antler Alum AMA (online), 4pm. Great if you are thinking about applying / enrolling in their accelerator. Hear firsthand experiences, and ask questions from two founders who did their NYC programme. Sign up (but be quick) RSVP
Wed 20th Sept
🌟TKS🌟 💰 🍹 Founders & Funding Happy Hour, 5pm. Join the Coworking after party. The Power to Pitch folks witll still be there, and you can meet even more amazing founders Apply to Attend
🌍 Fundraising When You Don’t Fit The Traditional Mold, 6pm. Most fundraising advice is generic BS and Catch-22 i.e. how do create FOMO when you don’t have any interest to begin with? Lead pre-seed/seed stage Immigrant / first gen investors share what it takes for them to write a check. RSVP
Thurs 21st Sept
🇰🇷 Korean Startup Showcase, 5pm . Get ready for an epic Korean Startup Showcase in New York, where innovative minds collide RSVP
🍀 Foreign Policy, Climate and Feminism, 7pm. A conversation about our chances to improve global climate policy and creating a more caring international order. RSVP
Fri 22nd Sept
🌟TKS🌟 🇬🇧 The Brits are Building, 9am . Grab a cuppa tea (or coffee if you must), with fellow founders from across the pond, exclusively for founders born or raised in the UK. RSVP
🏥 Female Founder Talks: How do you build for better health? 5pm. Are you a female founder or investor passionate about overall health & wellness? Are you focused on building a scalable business and raising outside investment? Yes? This event is for you! RSVP
Female Founder Talks: How do you build for better health?
Tues 26th Sept
🕺 Standing out to investors in 2023 & beyond (online), 3pm. Hosted by Visible Hands and Antler Accelerator. RSVP
Thurs 28th Sept
9am Tech Female Founder Fireside Mixer. Make new connections, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights from Susannah Shipton, Partner at AlleyCorp, during an intimate fireside chat. RSVP
#StrivetoThrive (online), 12pm. Hosted by Black Places Equal Safe Spaces. Learn practical strategies and resources to help you discover the power of cultivating economic empowerment and wellbeing in Black communities, to help you excel in all areas of life. RSVP
Tues 3rd Oct
🌍 Born Global Community, 6pm - NYC Inaugural Meet & Greet. Join a select group of diverse entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders sharing a deep commitment to supporting immigrant-led startups in NYC RSVP
Mon-Sun 16th-22nd Oct
💿 Tech Week, early to late. We’ll do a full round up of what we think are the best to look our for in the next issue. View full list
Mon 16th Oct
🌟TKS🌟 🤦♀️ #FAILFEST. Share highs & lows & then use these learnings to propel you ti win. Complete with leadership coaching 1:1’s RSVP
Thurs 19th Oct
🌟TKS🌟 📈 #GROWTHFEST. 9.30am. Sales and marketing coworking day. Founder Coworking day focussed on all things revenue generation and profitability. RSVP
🙋♀️ Women in Tech, 6pm. Join a special networking happy hour, co-hosted by Expert Session and Elpha, and sponsored by NYC Tech Week. The free event is perfect for like-minded women to meet and foster connections. RSVP
Why we tell stories - Amanda Gorman & Friends at the NYT
VC’s say “Storytelling is the most common founder weakness” Read me
Storytelling the Hollywood way - lights, camera, action
Pixar’s 22 rules to storytelling - if it worked for Toy Story…
Storytelling Brian Chesky style - and WHY IT WORKS
5 Principles of Storytelling - a great bite-size guide.
For book fans - Stories that Stick
F*ck the Slides - Storytelling for Startups Podcast -
Back to school - Learn to Storytell at NYU
23 Rules of Storytelling - many many knowledge bombs here, from the team at NFX.
See you on Sept 20th.....
Coworking may have sold out by now, but still got happy hour spots
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