Community Events

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  • Veterans Future Lab Summit

    Join pioneering entrepreneurs, top-tier investors, industry leaders, and innovative supporters at the must-attend veteran event of the year.

    The VFL Summit 2021 assembles resources engineered to help founders build powerful, sustainable businesses.

    • Industry leaders conduct hands-on workshops on tangible, useful skills critical to the success of early-stage ventures. Learn from Alicia Hanf (Dear Mama Fund), Sherman Gillums, Jr (NAMI), Ingrid Thorp (NYC SHRM), and other industry leaders. 

    • Panels explore pivots and triumphs, opportunities, and strategies for success.
    • VFL’s soon-to-be-released study presents the journey of entrepreneurship for veterans today — challenges faced, impact of entrepreneurship, and the most useful resources.

    Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, free virtual event. Celebrate innovation and opportunity at the VFL Summit 2021.

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  • The U.S. Hispanic/Latino population is complex. Some of us identify as Latinx, Latino/a, Hispanic, Tejano, Nuyorican, Afro-Cuban, Mexican-American, Quisqueyano, Chicana, among many other terms.

    According to the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, our Latinx community represent over 27 countries of origin. Some speak Spanish, some of are immigrants, some are Latinx but not hispanic, some are second and third generations, and do not speak Spanish.. and this intricacy is best understood as intersectionality. Intersectionality is the way all of our multiple identities or diversity dimensions intersect. The consideration of intersectionality allows for awareness in not considering groups singularly but in various classes and as individuals.

    This event will be a carrousel of Latinx stories, sharing the perspectives of different members of our community that often hear phrases like: You Don’t Look Latina!, Oh! I didn't think you were [insert nationality], you don't look it, and other experiences of colorism or marginalization within our own communities.

  • This event is part of GA's Latinx Heritage Month: ¡Atrévete!

    A month-long fiesta to showcase Hispanic and Latinx communities and celebrating the positive impact that they have made on modern US history. And, for the first time, General Assembly will offer our award-winning tech workshops en Español, taught by Latinx leaders!

    Check out the full schedule here!

    The U.S. Hispanic/Latino population is complex. Some of us identify as Latinx, Latino/a, Hispanic, Tejano, Nuyorican, Afro-Cuban, Mexican-American, Quisqueyano, Chicana, among many other terms.

    According to the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement, our Latinx community represent over 27 countries of origin. Some speak Spanish, some of are immigrants, some are Latinx but not hispanic, some are second and third generations, and do not speak Spanish.. and this intricacy is best understood as intersectionality. Intersectionality is the way all of our multiple identities or diversity dimensions intersect. The consideration of intersectionality allows for awareness in not considering groups singularly but in various classes and as individuals.

    This event will be a carrousel of Latinx stories, sharing the perspectives of different members of our community that often hear phrases like: You Don’t Look Latina!, Oh! I didn't think you were [insert nationality], you don't look it, and other experiences of colorism or marginalization within our own communities.

    About the Instructor

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    Director of Digital Content, #WeAllGrow Latina

    Priscilla Castro has created digital content and strategies for brands like PLANOLY, Fashion Scholarship Fund, HOKA ONE ONE, Create & Cultivate, BeautyCon, and many others. Priscilla is currently the Director of Digital Content for #WeAllGrow Latina. With 8 years working in the digital space, Priscilla has witnessed the ever-changing landscape of digital and has taken note of how brands and content creators can maximize their use of social and editorial media through unique, valuable, and strategic content.

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    Accounts Payable & Procurement Senior Manager, General Assembly

    Samuel (He/Him) is a Finance professional who has worked at GA for almost 5 years helping to manage & track all company expenses, while improving processes and workflows where he can. Before GA, Samuel spent over 10 years in the fashion/luxury industry (Diane Von Furstenberg and Frette) and 5 years at law firms (Greenberg Traurig, Milberg Weiss) on their respective Finance/Accounting Teams. Samuel is extremely passionate about DEI and is one of the founding members of GA's Inclusion Committee. He also is currently on the Leadership Board of GA's LGBTQQIA+ ERG. Samuel is a proud Afro-Latinx NYC native, where he currently resides.

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    Co-Chair, Dreamers in Tech

    Tonatiuh Ramos is a website designer and developer consultant and Co-chair of Dreamers in Tech. Pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering and completing a software engineering immerse program, Tonatiuh’s passion for technology and community building now intersect. He is working toward connecting undocumented individuals and allies in the tech industry to build connections, empower each other, and increase passion and achievement of careers in tech. As a consultant, he seeks to bring technology and digital design resources to Non-profits and local businesses.

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    Guesnerth Josué Perea is the Interim Director of the [email protected] forum and a recipient of the Rising Leaders Fellowship. He has written and discussed AfroLatinidad extensively throughout his career and his research on Afro-Colombianidad has been part of various publications including Let Spirit Speak! Cultural Journeys through the African Diaspora and the Journal for Colombian Studies. Josué was named by the newspaper amNewYork as one of five Colombians "making a mark" in New York City. Josue holds a MA in Theology from Alliance Theological Seminary, and BA in Latin American History from the City College of New York.

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    Publicist, People en Español

    Stephanie is a bilingual communications expert with 4+ years of experience in Public Relations and event planning where she has executed award-winning multicultural campaigns and events. By utilizing her knowledge of the multicultural audience and Spanish writing skills, she has helped create culturally relevant programs that have resulted in meaningful conversation across target consumers, top media publications and social media platforms.

    Stephanie is currently a Publicist for People en Español and People Chica, where she leads the PR strategy for their print and digital issues, along with virtual and in-person events including People en Español’s annual Poderosas and Festival en Casa.

    Stephanie is Ecuadorian and currently lives in NJ. When she is not working to build brands, you can find her volunteering for an educational program named ‘Aprendiendo De Mi Ecuador’, whose mission is to educate Ecuadorian children in NY about their Ecuadorian heritage.

    About Our Partners

    WEALLGROW LATINA is a digital and IRL community of thriving Latina creators, makers, and entrepreneurs who support and uplift each other. We stand strong in our mission of elevating the voices and stories of Latinas via the power of community through gatherings, culturally relevant content, and tools to increase visibility and grow our social and economic power.

    The [email protected] forum raises awareness of [email protected] of African descent in the United States. We advance the visibility of Black [email protected] through dialogue and action and promote an understanding of the [email protected] experience. The emphasis is guided by a transnational perspective that recognizes the centrality of race in today’s global reality and the struggle for social justice.

  • ERA BIPOC Founders Night

    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 05:30 PM

    ERA BIPOC Founders Night (9/28): https://bipocfoundersera.eventbrite.com

    Join ERA to celebrate NYC’s vibrant and diverse founder community. Learn from a panel discussion featuring some of NYC's top founders and investors, and apply for the opportunity to pitch your startup.

     

    ERA invests $100K in seed funding with the potential for follow-on funding and gives entrepreneurs access to NYC’s largest mentor network of 500+ industry leaders and the strongest alumni network of 240+ companies. Over the last ten years, our founders have raised $1B+ in investor capital. Our portfolio includes some of NYC's fastest growing companies with 2 of our accelerator alumni, TripleLift and Katapult, having recently announced $1 billion+ exits.

    Application Deadline: Nov 9th; Program Start Date: Jan 10th

  • IP with Ted Sabety

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    ABOUT THIS EVENT

    Join us for a 1-on-1 conversation with the fantastic Ted Sabety. Ted is an experienced IP and Copyright attorney with expansive experience in guiding tech founders as they navigate the sometimes daunting world of Intellectual property and copyright. We will learn all about Ted's journey as a founder, a lawyer, and an advocate for tech founders during this conversation. 

    We encourage you to bring all of your IP/ Copyright questions with you to this interactive conversation.

    Join us on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89650510661

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ NOON!

    ABOUT TED SABETY and Sabety +associates

    Ted Sabety founded Sabety +associates, a law and consulting firm in the technology and electronic media fields.  His practice ranges from advising technology companies regarding the development, exploitation, and protection of their intellectual property to advising electronic media industry clients on strategic issues regarding digital content distribution. (Read more)

    Sabety+associates, PLLC is a technology law firm that understands innovative technology and electronic media businesses and the creative people that drive their success. Our law practice focuses on businesses whose primary assets are advanced technology, software, creative works, and digital media. Whether patents, trademarks or copyrightsIT infrastructure or electronic content distribution, Sabety +associates has done deals, conducted litigation or procured IP registrations for clients around the world.

    Clients value our inter-disciplinary and strategic approach.  Ted knows technology. We’ve been there.

    Full Zoom details: 

    Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89650510661

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  • Advanced Instagram Masterclass | September 29

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 01:00 PM
    • $99.00 USD

    Learn how to craft a winning Instagram strategy that connects & engages your audience, grows your followers and turns them into loyal customers. We’ll take a deep dive into the world of Instagram as a powerful selling tool and a great way to reach and connect with the right audience. You'll walk away with the best Instagram knowledge and practices that will allow you to define a more robust social message that resonates well with your brand.

    Who is this workshop for?

    Anyone who either manages or is interested in managing an Instagram Business account. This workshop is more beneficial if you are not a total beginner, and is ideal as a follow up to our Introductory Instagram Masterclass.

    Takeaways

    • Build a cohesive Instagram strategy
    • Set clear and realistic S.M.A.R.T. goals
    • Define and understand your target audience
    • Optimize your page
    • Learn about all the native Instagram Business Tools
    • Set visual & editorial brand guidelines
    • Organize your brand’s content pillars and social media calendar
    • Plan a good caption anatomy, hashtag strategy and posting frequency
    • Understand how the Instagram algorithm works
    • Learn how to drive engagement
    • Dive into Instagram insights and analytics
    • Get to know some apps and services to help with your planning
    • Have a brief overview of Instagram Ads

    Preparation

    Bring your phone and a notepad. Make sure to switch your Instagram account into a business account if you haven’t done so already.

    About the Instructor


    NYC-based Social Media Strategist

    Rania is a social media strategist and a visual communication specialist. Her area of expertise revolves around multiple social media and online platforms that help businesses establish their online presence, social media and branding strategies, audience outreach and social growth.

    She is an expert in developing and implementing comprehensive visual assets and online content to increase audience engagement and brand awareness for companies and organizations across different sectors, both locally and overseas.

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  • About This Event

    The hardest part of dealing with money is figuring out where to start. We're dealing with debt, taxes, the racial wealth divide, compound interest, and now the word ‘fungible.’ It's overwhelming until you break down what you need, what you have, and what’s important to you.

    We're here to break down the Five Brunch & Budget Financial Stages to go from insecurity to legacy, share bite-size action steps, & start building wealth now.

    This 5-part workshop series will go through each of the b&b Financial Stages one by one:

    • Financial Safety - you’re living paycheck to paycheck
    • Financial Stability - you’re able to handle emergencies without breaking the bank
    • Financial Sustainability - your finances are leading towards long lasting wealth
    • Financial Independence - your wealth allows you to live exactly how you want
    • Financial Legacy - your wealth is going to last beyond your lifetime

    Don’t let this inequitable system break us down. Start building your financial legacy today!

    About the Instructor

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    Founder & Financial Planner, Brunch & Budget

    Pamela Capalad is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and Accredited Financial CounselorTM whose mission is to make financial planning affordable for those who need it most. She founded Brunch & Budget to provide people with a safe and friendly place to speak openly and make financial progress. Her work has been featured in publications including the Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, and Vice Magazine.

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    MC & Hip Hop Educator

    Brian "Dyalekt" Kushner is a hip-hop MC and the director of pedagogy at Pockets Change, where he uses hip-hop pedagogy to demystify personal finance and help students take control of their relationship with money. He’s rocked (performed/taught/keynoted) everywhere from conferences like AFCPE and Prosperity Now, to stages like SXSW and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to classrooms that range from Yale to your cousin’s living room. He also co-hosts the Brunch & Budget podcast, which discusses personal finance and racial economic inclusion.

    About Our Partners

    Brunch & Budget provides affordable financial planning for young professionals. What would you do tomorrow if you knew your money was handled today? Book your first brunch and find out!

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  • ¡Atrévete! I Clase de Coding en Español

    • Friday, October 01, 2021 at 12:00 AM

    This event is part of GA's Latinx Heritage Month: ¡Atrévete!

    A month-long fiesta to showcase Hispanic and Latinx communities and celebrating the positive impact that they have made on modern US history. And, for the first time, General Assembly will offer our award-winning tech workshops en Español, taught by Latinx leaders!

    Check out the full schedule here!

    ¿Está interesado en explorar los lenguajes de programación que construyen la web? o buscas orientación para escribir tus primeras líneas de código? ¡Has venido al lugar correcto!

    En esta clase de dos horas, explora los componentes básicos de la web (HTML y CSS) y aprende cómo puedes aplicar estos lenguajes de programación para desarrollar tus propios sitios web. Todo en tiempo real, impartido por un profesional de la industria.

    ¡Aprende los conceptos básicos y obtén las habilidades que necesitas para escribir tu primera línea de código!

     

    About the Instructor

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    UX/UI Developer

    Ana Benedict is a Front-End Developer and UX/UI Designer with five years of experience in the education technology space. Ana is no stranger to the tech boot camp world, having worked and studied at General Assembly in addition to being awarded a Digital Creators Fund Scholarship by Facebook to study UX/UI Design. She has seen firsthand how technology breaks down barriers and gives us all the opportunity to expand our knowledge and change our life regardless of our circumstances. She enjoys taking an idea from inception to implementation to create memorable software and web applications with humans in mind. She speaks Spanish, Italian, and English fluently and brings diversity, grit, and international experience to the classroom.

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  • La experiencia del usuario es la clave para hacer que un producto sea realmente excelente. Ninguna cantidad de tecnología avanzada o diseño hermoso importará si la experiencia de usar su sitio web o aplicación no es simple, intuitiva y agradable. Para crearlo, primero debe aprender a comprender a sus clientes y lo que necesitan.

    Esta clase lo llevará a través de los principios de UX (Experiencia de usuario), incluida la investigación y el diseño, utilizando un enfoque práctico y práctico.

    This event is part of GA's Latinx Heritage Month: ¡Atrévete!

    A month-long fiesta to showcase Hispanic and Latinx communities and celebrating the positive impact that they have made on modern US history. And, for the first time, General Assembly will offer our award-winning tech workshops en Español, taught by Latinx leaders!

     

     

    About the Instructor

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    Career Coach, General Assembly
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  • Hoy más que nunca, los negocios que se enfocan en experiencias y la relación directa con sus clientes obtienen mejores resultados y logran crecimientos acelerados.

    En un entorno de miles y miles de estímulos y contenido, el canal de email permite un contacto directo con los clientes, y continúa siendo una fuente importante de tráfico y resultados de negocio. Sin embargo, se requiere de ciertos conocimientos que permitan poder diseñar, implementar y gestionar campañas que conecten con la audiencia, inviten a la acción y no pasen desapercibidas.

    En este taller, aprenderás las técnicas, el conocimiento y las mejores prácticas necesarias para poder diseñar y ejecutar campañas de email marketing exitosas que impulsen el crecimiento de tu empresa o negocio.

    This event is part of GA's Latinx Heritage Month: ¡Atrévete!

    A month-long fiesta to showcase Hispanic and Latinx communities and celebrating the positive impact that they have made on modern US history. And, for the first time, General Assembly will offer our award-winning tech workshops en Español, taught by Latinx leaders!

    Check out the full schedule here!


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    Director de Producto - Membresías, PriceSmart Inc.

    Carlos es un experto en marketing y marketing digital con más de 20 años de experiencia en empresas Fortune 500, emprendimiento propio y mediana empresas, en industrias que abarcan el retail, consumo masivo, tecnología y servicios corporativos (B2B). Actualmente Carlos lidera el marketing y la experiencia digital de membresías para PriceSmart Inc y aeropost.com. Originario de Venezuela, Carlos es Ingeniero y posee un MBA del IESA y un Master en Transformación Digital e Innovación del Instituto de Empresas en Madrid.

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    Carlos is an expert in marketing and digital marketing with more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, own entrepreneurship and medium-sized companies, in industries that include retail, mass consumption, technology and corporate services (B2B). Carlos currently leads the marketing and digital

     

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