Don't Panic, Let's Talk - Spotlight Series: Founders Who Are Making It Work!

A virtual event series spotlighting founders and leaders that are making it work during this time of COVID-19.


Join us for a virtual event series created by NY Tech Alliance and Grasshopper Bankas we spotlight founders and leaders that are pivoting and adapting their business and strategies to make it work during this time of uncertainty.

Each session we will invite a founder to tell their story, share their tactics, and answer your questions. We know that no one has all the answers so this is definitely meant to be an open forum. Bring your questions, share your learnings, and let's figure this all out together!

Events will take place every other Thursday at Noon and topics will be added as confirmed!

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


June 4th-

Gearing up to go National - Conversation with Julia Niiro, Founder & CEO, MilkRun

Julia Niiro is the founder and CEO of MilkRun, an online marketplace and distribution technology that makes it easy to buy food directly from local farmers. She started MilkRun in 2018 as an Oregon farmer with an idea for a better way to get local groceries to urban markets. Fast forward to 2020 and Julia has given a TEDx talk, partnered with Social Impact Capital, and joined the Techstars Anywhere program. MilkRun is now gearing up to go national, and we’re excited to have her join us on our “Don’t Panic, Let’s Talk” webinar to share her experience with us.


Additional "Don't Panic, Let's Talk" Dates:

Additional Dates Coming Soon!


Are you a founder that is making it work and want to share your story with our community? Email us at [email protected]!

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 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


  • June 04, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Virtual
  • Andy Saldaña