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The NY Tech Alliance supports the technology community and ecosystem in our hometown, with the goal of creating the most diverse, equitable, and accessible tech ecosystem in the world! We work every day to connect businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, organizations, educational institutions, government, and people from all parts of the New York City tech ecosystem to the resources and networks they need to grow, serve, and be successful.

In doing this work, we understand the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and seek to make the New York City tech ecosystem representative of the city it serves.

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    December's NY Tech Meetup - Women's Demo Night

    When: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Where: Virtual


    We have a great program ready for you celebrating women founders, their companies, and tech.

    5:30 PM - Networking (on Airmeet)
    6:00 PM - Demo Program
    7:15 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking (on Airmeet)


    Sapna Shah

    Founder, Retail X Series


    Allia Mohamed, Co-founder & CEO, openigloo

    Rate your landlord (anonymously). 

    Barbara Jones, Founder & CEO, LilliiRNB

    Provides retail POS and mobile application solutions for Tier 1 retailers.

    Ursula Lavrencic, Co-founder & CEO, Hopalai

    Solving systematic problems in the educational industry.

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    Founder Spotlights featuring Fonta Gilliam

    When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Virtual


    Join us for this virtual event series where 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.

    This series is supported by NY Tech Alliance and Start Path by Mastercard.


    Wednesday, December 15th @ NOON ET

    Our host will be Sabrina Tharani, Vice President, Global Startup, Venture and Crypto Partnerships, Mastercard.

    We will be spotlighting Fonta Gilliam, CEO & Co-founder, Wellthi.

    Wellthi helps financial institutions increase the LTV of customers by turning each customer into a community of customers.

    Fonta Gilliam is the CEO and Founder of wellthi, a fintech company based in Washington, DC. Ms. Gilliam has over 10 years of development finance experience working in the United States, Africa, and Asia as a U.S. Diplomat and a management consultant in Deloitte's Emerging Markets Practice.

    Over the course of her career, she led numerous White House and U.S. State Department initiatives, including launching two of the U.S. Government’s first women’s business centers in Africa and designing innovative financing facilities to unlock capital for women and small businesses in the United States, Kenya, Morocco, Zambia, Nigeria, South Korea, and China.

    In 2016, she was awarded the U.S. State Department’s prestigious Franklin Award for her tireless work to support economic empowerment and financial inclusion initiatives in Africa.

    Ms. Gilliam has a Master of Arts in economic development from American University’s School of International Studies (SIS) and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from Howard University.

    Wellthi has been featured in Forbes, the Washington Business Journal, Nationswell and the American Banker. Learn more about wellthi by visiting

    Learn more about Wellthi at

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    About Start Path by Mastercard:

    Start Path is Mastercard's award-winning global program that enables tech startups to scale by providing unparalleled access to Mastercard's technology, expertise, and partners.

    Check out our Global Program, and our early-stage program for underrepresented founders.

    Learn more at

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