Connecting The NYC Tech Ecosystem!

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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    Founder Spotlights featuring Sara Moll

    When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Virtual

    ABOUT THIS EVENT:

    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.


    EVENT DETAILS:

    October 26th @ NOON ET

    This month, we will be spotlighting Sara Moll, Founder & CEO of Vin Social.

    Sara Moll is the founder and CEO of Vin Social, a fast-growing virtual events and eCommerce company pioneering virtual hospitality in the craft beverage space. 

    After leaving a decade-long career in the fashion industry to work in multiple facets of the wine industry, Sara created Vin Social with a mission of democratizing access to the wine conversation and set out to design a modern approach to wine education. With a passion for the independent, craft makers of the world, Vin Social partners with small-production, diversity inclusive, sustainable brands serving them as an innovative, high-touch sales and marketing channel.

    The aggressive adoption of virtual events technology in 2020 as a net new way for people to gather and build relationships has allowed Sara to realize her original mission of widespread accessibility and inclusivity while scaling the business to over $1M in revenue in less than one year.

    INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS:

    Certified Sommelier – Court of Master Sommeliers

    Certified Specialist of Wine – Society of Wine Educators

    WSET 3 with Distinction – Wine and Spirits Education Trust

    Valedictorian - International Culinary Center NY, Wine Program


    Learn more about Vin Social at https://vinsocial.co/

    Catch past conversations at https://nytech.info/founderspotlights!

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93955863657

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    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 nytech.org!

    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.

    November 2021 NY Tech Meetup - Accessibility in Tech

    When: Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    Where: Virtual

    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    This month, the NY Tech Meetup is exploring the current state of accessibility in tech including great organizations making an impact, quick talks about the current state of accessibility and developer tools, and demos of great technologies!

    In partnership with Knowbiity and A11y NYC, and powered by Xandr, we are bringing the community together for a night of amazing demos and fantastic networking.

    You won't want to miss this event! 

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


    Hosted by:

    Mariella Paulino, Director of Marketing and Communications

    knowbility.org

    Equal Access to Technology for People with Disabilities

    Knowbility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of improving technology access for millions of youth and adults with disabilities all over the world. Our programs reflect our core values and the strong belief that accessible technology is a key to providing equal access to educational, employment, and social opportunities for people with disabilities.

    Mariella's background is diverse and eclectic. She is a web designer, data scientist, and communication professional based in New York City and the founder of Project Hearing, an initiative to use technology to create a new method of allowing people with hearing loss to move around in the world. The focus of the project is to use technology to educate and empower people with hearing loss to lead independent, fulfilling, and connected lives.


    Thomas LoganFounder & CEO

    equalentry.com

    Contributing to a more accessible world


    Cameron CundiffCo-Founder & Organizer

    a11ynyc.com

    New York City is home to virtually every type of person and every type of company on earth. Our group exists to advance digital accessibility and inclusive design. Our goal is to bring together NYC's accessibility community to share ideas, best practices, and our experiences.

    Accessibility tech has a rich history of bespoke, home-cooked solutions to everyday problems. Cameron will share a series of digital accessibility hacks, and will invite you to become an accessibility home cook.


    Quemuel Arroyo, Chief Accessibility Officer

    new.mta.info/accessibility


    Blaine Herman, Founder

    DubBot builds simple, powerful software that helps organizations optimize their websites for an inclusive user experience. Our software provides automated tests for website accessibility, broken links, spelling, and customizable web governance rules.


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