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For over 15 years, we have provided dynamic programming, education, and opportunities for networking to our ever-growing community of 62,000+.

We work every day to connect businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, organizations, educational institutions, government, and people from all parts of the greater NYC tech ecosystem to the resources they need.

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To make the NYC tech community the most diverse, equitable and accessible in the world!

 

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    Don't Panic, Let's Talk - A Virtual Event

    When: Thursday, April 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Virtual Event

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    Join NY Tech Alliance and Grasshopper Bank as we provide a safe-space to share your biggest concerns and talk through some of your deepest issues during this time of crisis.

    At this edition of Don't Panic, Let's Talk, we will be leading the conversation around navigating the CARES Act. As many of us start the application process to unlock the funds from these programs, many questions are beginning to surface.

    Designed to be an interactive session, we are ready to hear from you about the issues you are encountering and work together to identify resources to support you.

    Be sure to bring your questions and any recommendations and resources you are finding useful.

    This event will be limited to 50 people. Be sure to sign up fast!

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    The conversation will be facilitated by Micah Baldwin with Helen Reeves, Partner at Dentons.

    About Helen Reeves:

    Helen Reeves is a member of the Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies practice. Her practice focuses on representing growth stage companies on a wide range of complex transactional matters including mergers & acquisitions, venture capital transactions, start up founder/corporate structuring issues, employment matters and general corporate advice.

    Helen regularly serves as the outside general counsel to a number of emerging growth and middle market companies, providing both strategic and transaction advice on major business transactions domestically and internationally.

    Helen is a member of the American Bar Association’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.

    About Micah Baldwin:

    Micah currently works in the Early Stage Practice at Grasshopper Bank, the first digital commercial bank focused on supporting founders and venture funds. As a long time executive coach and investor, he advises several startups and funds, including Tuesday Ventures, an SF-based early-stage venture firm.

    Previously, he founded Create33, a 22,000 sq ft innovation center for the Pacific Northwest that provides resources and access to founders to help fuel their growth. He spent 3.5 years at Amazon working with founders and designing programs to help them find customers. Prior to that, he founded or was early at several companies.

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    About Grasshopper Bank:

    Grasshopper is a digital bank serving founders, their companies, and the investors supporting them across the innovation economy. We make banking simple, secure, effortless and transparent. Learn more at https://www.grasshopper.bank.

    A ZOOM link to this virtual event will be emailed to you the day prior to this event.

    In addition, we've teamed up with Hio Social, a networking app, to help you network with fellow attendees before, during, and after the event. While you can access the video feed only directly through Zoom, we recommend downloading Hio for the best possible event experience where you can network and access the video feed simultaneously on one platform.

    To access HIO SOCIAL, follow the below steps.

    1. Download Hio Social: On your mobile phone, click this link https://hiosocial.app.link/4OPksW3Ow4 to download Hio Social.

    2. Setup your profile: Click on the bottom right icon, and tap "edit details" to add your contact information.

    3. Join the event: Return to the app's home screen, and tap on the calendar icon in the top-left corner. Then, tap on our event and enter the passcode: NYTECHVIRTUAL

    4. Start networking: Tap on anyone's profile to swap socials, contact information, and documents!

    If you have any questions about the app, please email support@hiosocial.com or tweet at @hiosupport.

    April 2020 VIRTUAL NY Tech Meetup

    When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Virtual Event - RSVP for Meeting URL

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    We are taking the NY TECH MEETUP, VIRTUAL!

    We know the past couple of weeks has been unusual and there's a ton on everyone's mind, so we invite you to take a break and see some really cool tech!

    This month we will be highlighting 2 companies helping to connect people in the digital space, 1 company that's helping laid-off workers find their next gig, and 1 app that will make you a drawing expert by the time the social distancing is over.

    Also, NETWORKING? Yes, we got that too. We are working with 2 really cool partners to help facilitate that famous NYTM networking in the digital world.

    Check out our event on HIO SOCIAL before, during and after the event to keep the conversations going.

    And the event will be happening live on Remo.co to facilitate networking during the event!

    Details to access the event URL will be emailed to you Monday!

    Now onto the Demoers:

    DaVinci Eye

    http://www.davincieyeapp.com

    MeetFox

    https://meetfox.com

    Salut

    https://salut.us

    Switch

    https://swtch.us

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    A MEETING link to this virtual event will be emailed to you the day prior to this event.

    To access HIO SOCIAL, follow the below steps.

    1. Download Hio Social: On your mobile phone, click this link https://hiosocial.app.link/4OPksW3Ow4 to download Hio Social.

    2. Setup your profile: Click on the bottom right icon, and tap "edit details" to add your contact information.

    3. Join the event: Return to the app's home screen, and tap on the calendar icon in the top-left corner. Then, tap on our event and enter the passcode: NYTECHVIRTUAL

    4. Start networking: Tap on anyone's profile to swap socials, contact information, and documents!

    If you have any questions about the app, please email support@hiosocial.com or tweet at @hiosupport.

    Your Company Financials - What the hell do you do now?

    When: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Virtual Event - RSVP for Meeting URL

    A virtual event for business owners/managers and what you should be doing to weather the current storm.

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    About this Event

    Given the turbulent times that all business owners are facing with regard to company financials, we will be providing vital information, tips and tools to help CEO/founders and management team members navigate the short-term unknowns. Some of the topics/questions we will be addressing include:

    • What steps should you put in place to weather a financial downturn?
    • Where should you make investments in the business now?
    • How should you forecast sales/revenues in times of uncertainty?
    • What information should you be asking of your finance team?
    • Can you raise capital now?
    • Does it make sense to explore debt or equity fundraising?

    Panel Leader

    William Lieberman, Founder & Managing Partner, The CEO's Right Hand

    Panelists

    • Eric Menke, Partner, Growth Capital
    • John Pennett, Partner in charge of Technology and Life Science practice at EisnerAmper LLP 

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    About Our Panel

    William Lieberman, Founder & Managing Partner, The CEO's Right Hand

    William is an experienced entrepreneur, owner/operator and consultant to Founders, CEOs and management teams. He founded his latest venture, The CEO’s Right Hand, as a strategic finance advisory firm that focuses on helping early- to mid-size companies to scale their business. Given his various leadership roles over the last 20 years, serving employees, consultants, investors, vendors, and banker, he has a demonstrated ability to guide management teams and implement strategies that provide end-to-end solutions for transformation and growth.

    Prior to launching The CEO’s Right Hand, he was the President & CFO for Interactive Donor where he was responsible for the fiscal management and overall operations of the organization. Prior to joining iDonor, William was the Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO and CFO of Xtiva Financial Systems, a $10 million (revenue) B2B enterprise software company. Earlier in his career, he was COO/CFO at Capital Markets Research/CMR Technologies where he was responsible for the finance and operations of the investment, consulting and technology business units. He also spent 3 years on Wall Street in investment banking / M&A.

    William received dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from UCLA. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from UC San Diego.

    Eric Menke, Partner, Growth Capital

    Eric Menke shares over 25 years of investor, advisor and management experience with specific expertise in channel strategies, brand repositioning, logistics, industrial manufacturing and product innovation.

    Prior to founding Growth Capital Management, Mr. Menke was one of the founding partners of Champlain Capital, a $148 million private equity fund focused on making private equity and growth capital investments in companies in the lower middle-market. In that role, Mr. Menke made numerous investments in the industrial, consumer products, and retail services sectors. Prior to founding Champlain Capital, Mr. Menke pursued and consummated acquisitions of small market companies on a deal-by-deal basis. Mr. Menke began his career at the investment banking firm of Kidder Peabody & company.

    As Advisor of The CEO’s Right Hand firm, Eric provides strategic advisory services in change management, financial performance, mergers and acquisitions (including preparing companies for sale), marketing, business restructuring, and human resources, with an emphasis on managing risks and cost, to assist organizations in improving productivity, overall performance, and accelerate their growth.

    Mr. Menke was awarded a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate school of Business at Northwestern University. He graduated, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.

    John Pennett, Partner in charge of Technology and Life Science practice at EisnerAmper LLP

    John Pennett is the Partner-in-Charge of the Life Sciences Group and Technology Group. He has 30 years of public accounting experience, with a strong emphasis on public and private life science and technology companies. John is a frequent writer and speaker on topics related to issues impacting businesses in the life sciences and technology space. He is the publisher of Catalyst, a magazine focused solely on issues related to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. John supports entrepreneurial organizations around the country with content and program development, and serves as a mentor to several early-stage companies.

    John has led the accounting, auditing and strategic advisory work for more than a hundred IPOs, private financing and mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate valuation in excess of $1 billion. In addition, he has served as the interim lead of the firm’s Risk Advisory Practice, leading internal audit, contract compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and testing. John previously worked as an Audit Partner for an international accounting and consulting firm.

     

    About The CEO's Right Hand:

    At The CEO’s Right Hand, Inc.®️ we act as advisors so that our clients can focus on the core strengths of their company.

    Comprised of a team of leaders with decades of experience among us, our firm offers a full suite of strategic, financial, marketing, operational and HR services to clients who need assistance growing or scaling the business, are resource-constrained and prefer to outsource C-level help, need assistance raising capital or preparing their company for exit.

    With years of application in the professional arena, our team is able to provide guidance to both startups, who are just finding their footing, to established companies with years of history.

    We combine the knowledge of the world of business with emerging technological advances which allows us to counsel clients and help leading-edge companies grow. Our firm has experience across a spectrum of industries and company sizes/stages. We also have a network of professionals, in other disciplines, with whom we work and whose skill set compliments our own.

    We believe in working closely with the leadership of our client companies to first understand their vision for the company.

    We then shape our process around each client to help them drive growth, avoid common pitfalls, and implement a sound fiscal strategy. This approach allows us to transform businesses strategically, operationally, and financially.

     

    A MEETING link to this virtual event will be emailed to you the day prior to this event.

    In addition, we've teamed up with Hio Social, a networking app, to help you network with fellow attendees before, during, and after the event. While you can access the video feed only directly through Zoom, we recommend downloading Hio for the best possible event experience where you can network and access the video feed simultaneously on one platform.

    To access HIO SOCIAL, follow the below steps.

    1. Download Hio Social: On your mobile phone, click this link https://hiosocial.app.link/4OPksW3Ow4 to download Hio Social.

    2. Setup your profile: Click on the bottom right icon, and tap "edit details" to add your contact information.

    3. Join the event: Return to the app's home screen, and tap on the calendar icon in the top-left corner. Then, tap on our event and enter the passcode: NYTECHVIRTUAL

    4. Start networking: Tap on anyone's profile to swap socials, contact information, and documents!

    If you have any questions about the app, please email support@hiosocial.com or tweet at @hiosupport.

     

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