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


Join us for a virtual event series created by NY Tech Alliance and Grasshopper Bank as 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!

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


June 30th-

Conversation with Katharine Zaleski, Co-Founder & President, PowerToFly

Katharine is the co-founder and president of PowerToFly. PowerToFly is is a free upskilling and jobs platform that connects Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups that value gender diversity and inclusion to women in tech, sales, marketing and digital. PowerToFly was launched by Katharine and Milena Berry in 2014 and is building the platform to propel diversity recruiting and hiring.

Prior to PowerToFly, Katharine was a Managing Editor at NowThus News, Executive Director of Digital News at the Washington post and a Senior News Editor at Huffington Post.


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 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

  • June 30, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Virtual Event
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