Community Events

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  • COLLABORATE Live Virtual Event

    Join us at a new live virtual event called COLLABORATE on July 9 to 11. Collaborate is a cutting-edge, results-oriented event created by the amazing event team at JV Insider Circle (JVIC), who also brought you the annual JV Experience(JVX) Summit, which is the world's #1 joint venture summit.

    See full event details, read the many testimonials and register at: http://www.collaborateevent.com


    This inaugural 3-day live online event will connect you with hundreds of top coaches, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, program leaders & owners of podcasts, radio shows, and other live or virtual events, who are all interested in promoting your products & programs.


    You will also have the opportunity to:
    • Join the many Networking Circles and meet industry leaders & influencers from around the world
    • Get feedback and hone your pitches in front of small groups and live coaches
    • Have your products promoted by top players at the fun and exciting JV Shark Attack session
    • Learn valuable knowledge and proven practical tools from guest speakers
    • Get one-on-one coaching help to find more collaborating partners to promote your products & programs
    • And much, much more...


    Don't miss being the 1st cohort of this supercharged event!
    Register now at: http://www.collaborateevent.com

  • Startup Basics: Financial Advice for Founders

    For early-stage founders, their finances and accounting problems may seem easy starting out, but as you grow your business, your cash flow and finances will start to get complicated. 

    But there are many common pitfalls that early-stage founders will face when it comes to their finances: looking at the wrong numbers, representing finances incorrectly, budgeting & planning errors, and more.

    We’re going to discuss how to avoid these common pitfalls on June 13th with Ramona Cedeno, Founder & CEO of Fibrick, a financial services company that helps early-stage startups with their finances.

    Join us at 10 am as we dive into:

    • Best practices for financial management
    • Common pitfalls to avoid
    • How to prepare for taxes and financing rounds
    • Pricing
    • Financial planning and projections
    • And more!

     

    About our guest

    Ramona Cedeno is a CPA and CGMA with over 15 years of experience as a Financial Controller for large (Fortune 500), pre-IPO start-ups and small companies, with a track record of successfully devising and deploying innovative strategies that enhance operational and financial performance. Ramona earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Baruch College, a Master’s in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. She is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.

     

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  • On July 14th we’re speaking with Jon Chang, Head of Growth, US at Klarna, about product marketing. Klarna is an e-commerce payment solutions platform for merchants and shoppers, and raised $460 million at a $5.5 billion valuation last year.

    Join us at 10 am as we discuss product marketing. For those new to the term, you may be thinking “What is it?” It’s how developers know what features to add or remove in the next versions of their product. It’s how marketers know how to best position, message, and price their product. It’s how sales teams are enabled to close more deals by better understanding their product and how to sell it.

    For early-stage founders, there’s a lot in common (and a lot to learn) from product marketers. With a well-crafted product marketing strategy, early-stage startups can create products that are delightful for their users, drive more conversions, and keep existing customers from churning.

    We’ll dive into all this and more on July 14th!

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  • NY Tech Latinas - Latina Luminaries Fireside Chat

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 01:00 PM
    • Instagram Live - @nytechmeetup

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    NY Tech Alliance invites you to take part in a new initiative being launched by our board member, Yvonne De La Pena: NY Tech Latinas, a program aimed at highlighting the incredible work that Latinas are doing in the NYC Tech ecosystem!

    NY Tech Latina's first program is Latina Luminaries, a bi-monthly fireside chat featuring Latina leaders and executives doing amazing work in the Tech ecosystem. The series will be hosted on NY Tech Meetup's Instagram Live feed and moderated by Yvonne!

    This edition's guest speaker will be Cynthia Medina Carson, Founder and CEO of WAGER, an organization focused on salary transparency in the workplace.

    To join the fireside chat, follow NY Tech Alliance on Instagram at @nytechmeetup and tune into IG Live at 1pm on July 14th!

    About Cynthia Medina Carson (@wewager - Instagram)

    Cynthia is a Salary Transparency Maven, Career Coach and Recruitment Expert. Cynthia started Wager because she saw firsthand how the lack of salary information created information barriers and anxiety in the workplace. Professionals and executives kept asking the same question, “Who can I ask about salaries?” Wager’s mission is to create and advocate for information transparency in the workplace.  

    Prior to her move into the talent field, Cynthia worked as an international relations and policy expert for the Department of Treasury, Homeland Security and JP Morgan, and served in Peace Corps, Nicaragua. Cynthia is also the Founder of the Cheeky Monkey Club, a networking group for women who hate to network, is a Board member of her hometown’s Girls Inc., and hosts a makerspace in her basement studio. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    About Yvonne De La Peña (@LatinxPrincesa - Instagram)

    Yvonne is passionate about creating educational opportunities to encourage youth from under-represented groups to become designers and inventors with technology. She graduated with a B.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and her own experience as a Latina in computing motivated her to pursue a PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yvonne has over 10 years experience developing and launching educational programs and digital products in both the for-profit and non-profit space. She is currently the Director of BridgeUP: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History. BridgeUP: STEM is AMNH’s newest education program for young women, focused on the intersection of computer science and scientific research, and is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust and the Pussycat Foundation.

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  • HackerNest Mega Tech Social - North America Edition

    HackerNest Mega Tech Social - North America Edition

    You must use this link to sign up: https://hckrn.st/MTS1
    (Funds support our nonprofit's mission to unite tech/developer communities)

    |► ATTEND FROM HOME (or from the beach/train/park/work):
    Tech Socials are going ONLINE! Hundreds of like-minded, passionate technologists will gather (as we have over a thousand times before in dozens of cities worldwide) to chat and have a great time. Don't miss out, join us as we explore different ways of connecting our tech nerd communities in the coming months!

    "HackerNest feels like coming home" - attendees
    First timer? Expect this (...but online): http://hckrn.st/TS_Vid (short video)

    |► WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE:
    Folks interested in tech. While this Mega Tech Social - North America Edition features our (surprise, surprise!) North American communities, all are welcome, regardless of geography. Starting at 8pm EST on Wednesday, July 15th, it is optimized for cities like Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, NYC, Boston, and all other points close to the time zone - Vancouver, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Dallas, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, etc.

    |► FEATURES AND WHAT YOU CAN DO AT HACKERNEST TECH SOCIALS:
    Meet: Get chatroulette-matched 1-on-1s with other attendees // Chats & Messages: Chat up everyone // Breakout Sessions: Small group discussions // Expo: Cozy hangouts with sponsors

    |► DETAILS ON BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
    Tech Socials are famous for enabling super chill group conversations - we'll try emulating this with breakout sessions (popular topics are on the schedule). Participate live (people can see and hear you) or just spectate - there's a limit to live spots, but anyone can observe and contribute via chat. Some sessions may have moderators. Breakouts may organize by city (e.g. Toronto, NYC), industry topic (e.g. AI, remote work, Python), and in other non-salesy categories.

    |► TECH SOCIALS:
    The fun way to connect with the -actual- tech community. Down-to-earth and friendly, you show up, make friends, hear from quality people. Easy. We're mostly tech folk, but all nice people are welcome. HackerNest has run 1,200+ events connecting thousands upon thousands of nerds in cities all over the world.

    |► WHO YOU'LL MEET:
    h4ck3rs. Hacks. Designerds. Data scienticians. Hardware engineerds. Developers. Venture ¢apitalist$. Venture communists. Entreprenerds. Killer robots. Sapiophiles. Social mediaphiles. Cloud network architects. Writers. Machine learning cyborgs. Artificially intelligent product managers. Accomplices.

    |► WHAT FOLKS SAY:
    “Found a job” ↔ “Met my co-founder” ↔ “Met someone I eventually hired” ↔ “Got help to solve my security assignment” ↔ “Met some of my best friends in the industry” ↔ “Got a job! Went on the slide at the Masonic temple!” ↔ “Met unpretentious people who genuinely love what they do” ↔ “It was amazing! Learned a lot from people, and everyone is super friendly!”

    |► SPONSORS:
    Please email sponsor@hackernest.com to chat about connecting with our community. Tell your organization’s story, share your expertise & what you do, offer SWAG, discounts, and other cool stuff, meet talent - and give your team a fun event to look forward to.

    |► ABOUT US:
    We've been building tech communities through unpretentious social and innovation events since 2011.

    |► STAY CONNECTED:
    Twitter (http://twitter.com/HackerNest), Facebook (http://fb.me/HackerNest), Instagram (http://instagram.com/HackerNest)

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  • Marketplace startups, essentially liaisons between vendors and consumers, have been shifting business models across many industries. Investors and entrepreneurs see this as a promising model – but growing and scaling a marketplace startup isn’t easy.

    For those that figure it out — they’ll build networks of people that help each other, and see huge growth opportunities.

    On June 16th we’re going to discuss what it’s like to launch and build a dual-function marketplace with Kendall Bird, Co-founder & CEO of Frame, a mental wellness network that connects therapists to patients.

    Join us at 10 am ET as we discuss how they’ve launched, what she did to find her first users and build both sides of her marketplace, how she engages and retains users on the platform, and more.

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  • 2020 Evolving E Virtual Summit

    GGV Capital & Max Ventures' 5th Annual EvolvingE Virtual Summit is live! Join us on July 16 for a packed agenda on how the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the shift to digital for consumers and businesses. We will discuss trends impacting entertainment, fitness, food, telehealth, and shopping.  
    All proceeds will be donated to the amazing Robin Hood Foundation

    Speakers include:


    Max Levchin, CEO of Affirm, Inc.
    Paul Liberman, President of DraftKings Inc.
    Sara Clemens COO of Twitch
    Allon Bloch, CEO of K Health
    Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, Former Head of Marketing of Peloton Interactive
    Carolyn Childers, CEO of Chief
    Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming

    All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Robin Hood Foundation – New York’s largest poverty fighting organization.

     

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  • 2020 Evolving E Virtual Summit

    GGV Capital & Max Ventures' 5th Annual EvolvingE Virtual Summit is live! Join us on July 16 for a packed agenda on how the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the shift to digital for consumers and businesses. We will discuss trends impacting entertainment, fitness, food, telehealth, and shopping.  
    All proceeds will be donated to the amazing Robin Hood Foundation

    Speakers include:


    Max Levchin, CEO of Affirm, Inc.
    Paul Liberman, President of DraftKings Inc.
    Sara Clemens COO of Twitch
    Allon Bloch, CEO of K Health
    Carolyn Tisch Blodgett, Former Head of Marketing of Peloton Interactive
    Carolyn Childers, CEO of Chief
    Irving Fain, CEO of Bowery Farming

    All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Robin Hood Foundation – New York’s largest poverty fighting organization.

     

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  • Setting the right goals is an important part of any marketing strategy.

    It’s one of the first steps in building your marketing plan, so knowing how to set the right goals is a critical step in building a successful startup.

    For first-time founders, it could be hard to figure out what to focus on and what to measure. You may be asking yourself questions like  “should I be measuring blog traffic? Or social media followers? What’s the right number of people that should be on my email list in 3 months? How do I get there?”

    These are important questions to figure out, and luckily there are many frameworks and tactics you can use to answer those questions and find the right goals.

    Join us on June 17th as we chat with Agata Krzysztofik, Head of Marketing at Piktochart, an easy to use design app, about setting marketing goals.

    We’ll discuss

    • Different frameworks for creating goals
    • How to decide what you should be measuring and what to prioritize
    • Some marketing tactics you can try out
    • Ways to accurately measure and track your marketing goals
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