Community Events

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  • Marketing On A Budget

    Marketing can seem like a pay to play game and if you’re an early-stage founder, it could be hard doing media campaigns on a tight budget.

    So how can you best handle your marketing dollars to get the most bang for your buck? On September 25th we’re bringing in Cynthia Sandoval as she shares her best tactics and advice on marketing on a budget. She’ll share her experience building impactful and profitable paid media strategies for early-stage startups.

    We’ll dive into:

    • Figuring out the best platforms to advertise based on your niche

    • Tracking the success of your campaigns

    • Developing your messaging and creative

    • Optimizing your campaigns

  • International JavaScript Conference

    iJS New York is a 4 days conference with 2 full days of power workshops and 2 days full of insightful sessions, keynotes and talks all around JavaScript, its frameworks and more!

    JavaScript has come a long way from the early days of being a scripting language. Today virtually all software projects use JavaScript. Join our exciting sessions and workshops at International JavaScript Conference to take your JS skills to the next level.

    Angular, React, Vue.js, NativeScript, Electron, Node.js: Find out how to use JavaScript from frontend to backend, for native mobile, desktop apps, and even cloud native development. Build your own toolchain!

    JavaScript is constantly evolving. From latest best practices in single page applications to progressive web apps and serverless computing to blockchain development: Our renowned experts at iJS will bring you the latest trends and cutting-edge technologies in JavaScript and enhance your JS knowledge where it matters.

  • Where AI Tech and Business Converge!

    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    RSVP Today!

    New York City and Berlin are leading tech hubs in the US and Germany. Both cities already moved closer together since the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology signed a cooperation agreement in 2018.

    With the current virtual event, we will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence as a global game-changer and as the heart of many innovative technologies serving people, industries, and economies. NYC and Berlin belong to the top 10 AI cities in the world. We want to build a bridge between both AI ecosystems to support companies in growing internationally and finding the right partners. You will gain valuable insights from speakers from Berlin and NYC. The event covers topics like:

    • What are the chances of building AI solutions for global problems? What solutions are there in both cities?
    • What are the challenges of internationalization in AI in current times? How do I implement services beyond borders? How do I find the right partners?

    Tech companies and institutions in AI and related industries from NYC and Berlin, providing help to create a better world, to strengthen industries and economies are warmly welcome to participate. The event is open to industry sectors like mobility, energy, cleantech, healthcare, creative/ media, and finance.

    media:net berlinbrandenburg plans a business delegation on AI to NYC in spring 2021.

    Please contact Daria Groß | in case of interest.

    Moderator: AC Coppens | CEO, THE MARKETING CATALYSTS
    12:00 – 12:05 pm (EST)

    Welcome and Introduction

    12:05 – 12:15 pm (EST)

    AI Ecosystem NYC Meets AI Ecosystem Berlin – an Overview

    • Karen Bhatia | Senior Vice President Tech, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
    • Charlotte Seiler | Project Manager Innovation AI, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
    12:15 – 1:00 pm EST

    Panel Talk

    • Marian Gläser | Co-Founder & CEO, Brighter AI, Berlin (Germany) 
      Named "Europe's Hottest AI Startup" (Nvidia) | Generative AI for privacy protection
    • Anna Huyghues-Despointes | Head of Strategy, Owkin, NYC (USA)
      Using Federated Learning technologies to develop better drugs for patients
    • Dr. Rasmus Rothe | Founder, Merantix AG, Berlin (Germany)
      The Artificial Intelligence Venture Studio | Building the category leaders of tomorrow
    • Parag Shrestha | Director of Fuseclassroom, Fusemachines, NYC (USA)
      Providing quality AI education to transform lives in these communities now and for the future
    1:00 – 1:30 pm EST

    Let's Mingle!

    RSVP Today!

    *Please note that registration is being managed through our partners at EDC Brandenburg

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  • Founder Spotlights presented by Grasshopper Bank & NY Tech Alliance

    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Join us for this virtual event series created by NY Tech Alliance and Grasshopper Bank as 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.

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


    September 30th @ Noon

    This month, we will be spotlighting Dr. Emily Anhalt, Co-founder & Chief Clinical Officer of Coa.

    About Dr. Emily Anhalt:

    Dr. Emily Anhalt is a psychologist, emotional fitness consultant, and the CoFounder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa, a mental fitness platform and community. She studied psychology at the University of Michigan and attained Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology in Berkeley, California. For the past ten years, Dr. Anhalt has been working clinically with executives, founders, and tech employees, and has conducted extensive research with prominent psychologists and entrepreneurs about how leaders can improve their emotional fitness. Dr. Anhalt has matched more than 500 people into therapy, and has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing technology companies and VC firms in the world including Google, Asana, TEDx, Github, NASDAQ, Unilever, Bloomberg, and First Round Ventures.


    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

  • Come join us for a letter writing and VP Debate watch party with letter writing!

    About this Event

    Please join us for a special night of watching the Vice Presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence live, with the She+ Geeks Out Community. We'll also be volunteering to increase civic participation by sending letters to voters.

    Participate in as much or as little as you want. Introverts welcome!

    As a mission-focused social enterprise whose purpose is to support those who are seeking a more equitable workplace, She+ Geeks Out is rebranding to She+ Votes Out until November as a way to show our support for voting out hate, discrimination, and fear-based thinking. It starts with each of us. Even when it feels hopeless, remember you are not alone. We are a community. And we will fight for equity, always.

    Let's come together on October 7, 2020 to watch the VP debate, and take real action toward making a difference.

    Sending a Vote Forward letter is one of the easiest things you can do to increase turnout. It takes two minutes and one stamp, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. A concrete action you can take, no matter where you live, to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens to the polls. We're asking everyone joining us to commit to writing at least 5 letters during the event!


    8:00-9:00 - Letter Writing, and small group networking

    9:00-10:30 - Group watch party of VP Debate

    How is this going to work?

    First, you'll need to create an account with Vote Forward to get your addresses for the letter writing portion of the night. You can do that at

    This will NOT be a Zoom meeting (yay!)... you'll be able to network in small groups of up to six people per table prior to and after the webinar. You get to choose where you 'sit' and there will be lots of pre-created topics that will be work and fun-related (furbaby and humanbaby pictures, book ideas, TV show obsessions, all welcome here).

    During the panel, you'll be able to chat and ask panelists questions, which can be upvoted! You'll get all the info on how to access the platform ahead of time and below is a screenshot of what you can expect it to look like when you're in and virtually talking with people!

    This event is a womxn-focused event that intends an inclusive definition of womxn. We are welcoming and respectful of womxn, including trans womxn and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a womxn in a way that is significant to them. We also welcome allies who are committed to creating environments that are supportive of people who are typically underrepresented in the workplace and beyond.

    Please make sure to read our code of conduct before coming to our event!

    "I absolutely loved the tables! IRL events I have horrible social anxiety so it's super hard for me to dive into a conversation by walking up to a group. Having these set topics made me feel instantly welcomed and able to really get into the topics with everyone. I wish more events were run this way."

    "For being a virtual event, it was surprisingly easy to engage and feel connected to people. I loved the UI with the tables and table topics, and the speaker part worked very well too."

    "Wonderful content and great conversations. This was my first event and I found it very valuable. I also loved the virtual interface, it's very user-friendly."

    "The speeches were intriguing and the online forum was incredible! The virtual chairs and tables where attendees could mingle, offered a perfect alternative to physical meetups during our time of social distancing."

  • Digital Psychology & Emotional Design - 8-Week Fall Term (Online)

    Over 8-weeks, you’ll learn how to build psychology-driven technologies through a combination of two classes & LIVE tutorials. 


    LIVE Tutorials: Applied Behavioral Design

    This LIVE class guides you through the behavioral design process for any project you prefer. You’ll enjoy interactive lessons, experiential learning and an open virtual classroom where we go step-by-step through the design process from concept to prototypes. 


    Course 1: Psychology for Digital Behavior Change

    Our classic course on applied psychology covers 50 behavior change principles, psychological design patterns and the essential skills in translating psychology into creative technology. 


    Course 2: Emotional Design Psychology and Neuroscience

    This class approaches interactive design from a neuroscientific perspective. It covers the foundations of user cognition, perception and emotion with a focus on the motivational system that drives online behavior. 


    You’ll receive a full training kit, design templates and behavioral science software that suggests psychological strategies for each of your audiences.

    Those who complete the course earn certificates of completion with the option of taking the Mastery Certificate tests.


    Join thousands of students who completed this course, including many beginners and top designers from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, PayPal, Samsung, Salesforce and more. 



  • Her Future Digital Accelerator

    The Her Future Digital Accelerator is the World’s first and only global digital accelerator program created to engage, train, and prepare women for business disruption and digital careers. This free multi week program will cover several key themes and topics and will be hosted by over 30+ global experts and executives from around the world. The accelerator program is an initiative of the annual Her Future Summit.

    In a time of exponential change and disruption, the 2020 global pandemic has launched the world’s largest global real time experiment centered around digital livelihood and remote work. Women have historically been marginalized across various industries and with tech quickly becoming a powerful equalizer, this program is designed to empower women with the training, resources, and network needed to accelerate their careers.

    All top candidates receive close to $200,000 in credits and perk prizes from our partner network at IBM, Google Cloud, AWS, Digital Ocean, Sendgrid, and Hubspot.

    Applications close September 28th and program starts on October 1st, 2020. Apply now

  • Empire Fintech Conference

    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    • New World Stages in New York, NY
    • $695.00 USD


    Hear from those forging new trails in payments, blockchain, lending, robo-advisors, insurance tech, real estate and more. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups. The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the world.

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  • ERA BIPOC Founders Night

    ERA Winter 2021 Applications Now Open! Founders - if you're interested in our Winter 2021 program, please join us on 10/14!

    About this Event

    ERA Winter 2021 Applications Now Open! 

    Founders - 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.

    *Apply to pitch here

    Please note that this event is open to BIPOC founders only.

    Details to join the event will be sent out a few days before the event.


    About ERA:

    ERA is now accepting applications for our Winter 2021 accelerator program. ERA invests $100K in seed funding with potential follow-on funding and gives entrepreneurs access to NYC’s largest mentor network of 500+ industry leaders and the strongest alumni network of 215+ companies. Click here to learn more.

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

    Program Start Date: January 11, 2021

    Program End Date: April 30, 2021


    Meet us at one of our upcoming events:

    * 10/21 - Women Founders Night

    * 10/29 - Founders Panel

    * 10/30 - Ask Me Anything

    * Sign up for Virtual Office Hours


    ERA Highlights:

    $100,000 initial investment with potential follow-on funding

    * Largest Mentor Network in NYC: 500+ mentors

    Most Hands-on Accelerator: Work Daily w/ Full-Time Staff, Venture Partners, Alumni Mentors & Industry Experts

    * Unparalleled Community: NYC’s Strongest Post Program Support and Alumni Network of 215+ companies


    Our Alumni:

    * Raised $500M+ 

    * Combined valuation of $2.5B+

    * 40% of startups from our first cohort have already been acquired


    Read About Us Here:

    Forbes: ERA is one of the top 10 most-active seed investors globally

    *Inc: Two ERA companies in the list of 10 Fastest-growing companies in New York

    Crunchbase: ERA is one of the top 10 seed investors for female founders worldwide

    * Crain’s New York Business: ERA ranked #1 most active VC in NYC by number of investments in NY metro area-based startups

    Join us and let’s build the next billion dollars of NYC startups together!