Connecting The NYC Tech Ecosystem!

For over 15 years, we have provided dynamic programming, education, and opportunities for networking to our ever-growing community of 60,000+.

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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    M&A Exits During Uncertain Times: Evaluating the Alternatives and Preparing for a Transaction

    When: Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Where: Virtual Event - RSVP for Meeting URL

    The severe dislocations that many companies are experiencing during the pandemic have only increased the necessity of making sound, informed strategic decisions about company direction. Then, once a course of action has been selected, there is a premium on being prepared to take quick advantage of those opportunities that present themselves.

    This webinar will feature an investment banker who is active in the technology sector, an accountant/capital markets advisor who works with technology companies in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) and capital formation matters, a corporate/M&A lawyer who advises technology companies and a founder who has recently been through a successful exit. They will address a range of critical topics in strategic planning and in transaction preparations, including the following:

    • Recognizing the three strategic paths to be considered – hold and grow, finance or exit
    • Exploring current market conditions to inform strategic decision-making
    • Establishing a process to generate a range of alternative courses of action and, ideally, multiple term sheets
    • Building out the necessary team, within and outside of the company, to support the sale of a company
    • Long-term legal preparations to prepare for a transaction, including avoiding problematic contractual provisions, establishing proper ownership and protection of intellectual property and maintaining orderly corporate and legal documentation
    • Long term financial and accounting preparations to ensure that the company is diligence ready for any possible transaction

    This session will include virtual networking and Q&A and will be useful to both startup and established companies.

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    Event Agenda:

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Open Networking

    12:00 - 1:00 pm - VC Panel Conversation

    1:00 - 1:30 pm - Networking


    Paul Ellis, Managing Partner, Paul Ellis Law Group LLC
    As Managing Partner of the 9-lawyer Paul Ellis Law Group, Paul counsels on issues including formation, early-stage financing (friends and family, angel and VC), joint venture and strategic partnering relationships, employment, equity plans, mergers and acquisitions, and, together with his colleagues, protection and licensing of intellectual property. Beyond the internet/mobile/IT industries, he has practiced in industries including telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, real estate, consumer products, and entertainment. He has represented companies ranging from startups to multinationals, as well as funds and individual and institutional investors. Paul is a board member of NY Tech Alliance and organizes its events on legal issues for startup through midsize tech companies. He holds a BA from Harvard and a JD from Georgetown.

    Founder Spotlights presented by Grasshopper Bank & NY Tech Alliance

    When: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at 12:00 PM


    Join us for this virtual event series created by NY Tech Alliance and Grasshopper Bank as we spotlight founders and leaders that are adapting their businesses to make it work during this time of so much uncertainty. We ask them to share practical knowledge, tools and guidance that we hope will answer many of your questions and provide a bit of inspiration.

    The conversations will be facilitated by Micah Baldwin, Early Stage Practice, Grasshopper Bank.



    This month, we will be spotlighting Regina Gwynn, CEO & Co-founder, TresseNoire

    About Regina Gwynn:

    Regina Gwynn is the Co-Founder & CEO of TresseNoire, Beauty Tech Startup that empowers women of color to celebrate their textured hair with a personalized beauty routine that works. Its virtual beauty coach takes the guesswork out of finding the right natural hair products & services by matching your individual hair profile to a beauty regimen designed by experts (so you can get the best twist out or the perfect wash n go style the first time, every time!) Since its launch in 2014, TresseNoire has been featured in Black Enterprise, Essence, Elle, Google, Madame Noire & ABC News as well as styled celebrities including Soledad O’Brien, Mikki Taylor, Lion Babe, Jamele Hill and more. Regina has been named to the 100 Most Powerful Women by Entrepreneur Magazine and Top Ten Women in Tech by Essence Magazine.

    Regina is also the Co-Creator of Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization of black women tech entrepreneurs and the only conference designed for that community. This collective has a unique understanding of the challenges faced in the technology ecosystem, but also of the advantages they can bring. Its mission is to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion-dollar business.

    Regina started her career in the Product Development Executive Training program at Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s Inc.), and successfully launched several exclusive brands during her tenure. After graduating from the Kellogg School of Management with her MBA, Regina was a management consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor/Deloitte Consulting) and worked with clients within the beauty, media and healthcare industries. She was then tapped to lead marketing at The Apparel Group, where she built the department from scratch and launched the company’s first eCommerce site for its signature brand, Foxcroft Collection.

    Regina loves to travel, dance and watch football (Go Giants?!). She’s on the Cabinet for Black Entrepreneurship for the City of New York, and a former Board Member of BRAG, a nonprofit for diverse retail professionals & Rising Tide Capital, an entrepreneur development program based in Jersey City, NJ.

    “A girl should be two things: Classy & Fabulous.” – Coco Chanel


    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.

    About NY Tech Alliance:

    A member-based non-profit with a mission to foster the technology community and ecosystem in New York City, with the goal of creating a better future for all. Representation, inspiration, support, and leadership are the qualities we focus on in order to reach this goal. Connect with us today at!

    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

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