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Tell Us Your Event Ideas For 2024 | Founder Gift Guide | Event Calendar

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​⭐️ Who are we? the founder community in NYC. Don’t build a startup alone.

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👋 Hiya,

So our last event of 2023 is in the bag! Can’t quite believe it, but we held 30 different events this year - everything from our small group coffees and happy hours, to out super special coworking days.

Thank you so much to everyone who came, and all who supported, with a special shout out going to our space providers. They were not just incredible partners - but are just good people too.

If you are in need of a place to work - check out their cowokring offices (and tell them Tori sent you) 🙏

✍️ What events should we hold in 2024?

The more input and suggestions we get from you, the more impactful we can make them. And if you’d like to hold a session too - there’s a space to share your ideas too. Fill out this quick survey, and let us know.

Coming up in this issue…

  1. 📆 2023 Event re-cap (are you famous??)

  2. 🫂 Come to a TKS Event (Coffee Huddles start again Jan 5th)

  3. 🎁 Holiday Gift inspiration (from amazing NYC founders)

  4. 👋 Welcome to the hood

  5. 🛠️ Tools & Resources - fundraising, accelerators, email deliverability…

  6. 📆 Event Calendar: 40+ across NYC

➡️ ps - Love events? Check out our brand new events calendar. It curates what we think are the best founder activities across the city.

➡️ pps - Our final issue of 2023 will be a MEGA STARTUP ROUNDUP, the most interesting we’ve seen in NYC this year! Apply to be featured

📆 2023 Event Re-Cap 📆

🚀 Sponsor a Future Event.

Get in touch and help our amazing founders in 2024 💪

📆 TKS Community Events 📆

☕️ 5th January. Coffee Huddle - Small group sessions focused on support, and building meaningful connections. First Friday of every month.

🇬🇧 12th January. British founder Coffee Meet - Small group session with fellow founders from across the pond.

🎁 Holiday Gifting 🎄

🐝 For gifts that are practical & beautiful


Our reusable food wraps are the best alternative to plastic wrap. You can wrap leftovers, cover bowls, keep lettuce crisp.

15% off with Code TKS

🩹 For gifts that are beautiful & good for you


Vitamins you wear!

Barriere vitamin & adaptogen patches deliver nutrients that express your personal style while staying true to our values.

 🧥 Gifts for the minimalists in your life

Classic Six

A capsule collection of timeless designs, essential for any wardrobe; created for every woman that has a "closet full of clothes and nothing to wear;"

🎁 For gifts that make memories

Odes Unboxed

Like an escape room in a box, personalised just for you and them

🌳 For gifts that provide pleasure without compromise

Personal Fav

Plant-based sexual wellness products to help consumers prioritize their pleasure free from shame or stigma.

😊 Welcome to the ‘hood 😊

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

  • Andy Edelson, based in nyc and founder of a b2c2b rewards startup. Would be glad to chat with anybody interested in building, investing (we are raising a pre-seed round) or giving feedback on your startup

  • Bear Matthews, I run a boutique venture + advisory firm named Sisu.

    I've just moved back to NYC, but have previously lived in Switzerland, the UK, SF & plenty of other places!

🛠️ Tools & Resources 📈


HZN - Web3 Accelerator by Horizon. New Equity free, but no investment, accelerator for early Web 3 Startups.

Google - all of their accelerator programmes in one place. Covers everything from AI and Climate to the Circular Economy, with programmes run globally.

💰 Fundraising & Storytelling

Looking for ways to boost your odds? Potential have launced an interesting new Storytelling AI tool.

Do you really know how to share your story? To bring others along with you? To land the delivery? Most people don’t, but you can with these Fundraising and Storytelling tips from Robbie Crabtree (big fan of his work).

📈 Newsletters & Growth

Starting a newsletter? Here are some fab tips on how to get your first 1,000 readers.

Emails / Newsletters going to Spam? Here’s a very handy guide to change that - the down and dirty step by step.

💰 VC’s currently deploying capital

Thanks to Alex Pattis from Riverside Ventures, and investor in Thunder.vc for sharing. Designed to a) help founders navigate the VC landscape and b) see which they are connected to on Linkedin.

💪 B2B Saas Growth Sheet

Think diff ways to test monetisation etc. Some old, some new, but great reminder and practical tips.

 📆 Event Calendar 📆

Our calendar of startup events across NYC, features our take on the BEST events for founders. From pitch nights, to networking events, accelerators and workshops.

➡️ CLICK HERE for the complete list. 50+ founder events

Some of our favourites are….

  • 14/12/2023

    • 9:00am | Breakfast Club | Morgan Barrett & Lori Berenberg RSVP

    • 6:00pm | All Tech Is Human Holiday Party! Co-Creating a Better Tech Future in 2024 All Tech Is Human


    • 7:00pm | Getting Funded While B2C, Techstars & J.P. Morgan


  • 18/12/2023

    • 6:00pm | Yorkseed + Bernstein Private Wealth Management Growth Stage Founders and Investors Holiday Mixer Yorkseed & ​AllianceBernstein


  • 16/1/2024

    • 6:00pm | Build the Right Team to Get Funded: Startup Grind feat. Erica Duignan Minnihan Erica Duignan Minnihan


➡️ FILL IN THE SURVEY and influence our 2024 events