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  • 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

    For this session, we’ll discuss how you can transform your thinking about financial stability and how you can prepare for emergencies without breaking the bank.

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

  • What are Non-Fungible Tokens? Why are they so popular? What’s the difference between ERC721 & ERC1155 (what does ERC even mean?)? What else can you do with NFTs besides create art and collectibles?

  • About This Event

    Join General Assembly and thelighthouse on August 19th at 5pm EST for a career conversation with Colleen Graneto, Product Manager at Airbnb.

    In this conversation, we will cover:

    • Breaking into Product Management
    • Careers in Product Management, Project & Program Management
    • Setting career goals to get your ideal role
    • Having effective one-on-ones with your manager or teams
    • General career advice about networking, stakeholder management, and achieving career goals

    The goal of this event is to have a candid career conversation and hear actionable and relatable advice, resources, and insights that you can apply to your own career.

    About the Instructor

    Colleen Graneto Photo

    Product Manager, Airbnb

    Colleen is currently building a world class payments platform empowering Airbnb hosts and guests to exchange billions of dollars in over 191 countries and 70 currencies. At Airbnb, she also worked on growing the Experiences business which consists of activities hosted by local experts. Before Airbnb, Colleen worked with several different companies and projects, large and small, and across various industries, learning that the path to developing exciting products and highly productive teams always looks different. When not thinking about prioritization, scale and growth problems, or creative new opportunities, Colleen enjoys cooking and eating good food, biking, plants, and traveling (she has lived overseas twice). Colleen also runs a small fair trade business designing and importing jewelry made from seeds sustainably harvested from the rainforests of Ecuador, La Pucara Jewelry Collections.

    Courtney Brand Photo

    Founder & CEO, thelighthouse

    Courtney Brand is the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse. Prior to thelighthouse, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years in New York, Shanghai, and Beijing, selling and delivering work to top clients including Alibaba, Apple, Mercedes, Porsche, and Danone. After working for two years in New York, Courtney was transferred to PwC’s Shanghai office to help launch the firm’s new digital and innovation consulting practice in China which became the second highest revenue-generating team. As the Founder and CEO of thelighthouse, she is working to empower professionals with the network, insights, and support to thrive in their ever-changing careers and the fast changing world of work. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and French and graduated from Georgetown University.

    About Our Partners

    thelighthouse is the ‘Waze for your career’. We empower professionals with the network, insight, and support to navigate the fast changing world of work. We do this via algorithmic matching with relevant professionals for one-on-one virtual career sessions, curated resources, and member-driven events. We partner with people-first companies looking to invest in their top talent. As professionals navigate increasingly non-linear career paths, thelighthouse is becoming the throughline and empowering them at each stage of their ever-changing careers. Learn more at:

  • Due to the fast pace of change today, many employees get thrust into managerial positions and immediately face numerous new challenges and responsibilities with little training. Ensuring that valuable individual contributors can adapt quickly into effective managers is critical to the long-term viability of every organization and is a fast track for an individual to pursue a more fulfilling career. In this workshop, you’ll get an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of a manager. We’ll look at goal setting, delegation, performance management, effective communication, leadership, motivating, and much more. You’ll walk out feeling prepared and confident to guide your team to new levels of success.

  • Pivoting Your Career | August 23

    • Monday, August 23, 2021 at 05:00 PM

    About This Event

    If you’ve always dreamed of starting a new career in an industry that’s different, there are a handful of steps to take to land that job you’ve always wanted. Understanding how to use your skills, strengths, and specialties can help you stand out and land an interview even if you’ve never done that job before. In this workshop, we’ll cover exactly what you need to get started on that career transition.


    • How to take your skills and strengths and use them for a new industry
    • Where to look for new jobs in a new industry
    • How to revamp your resume and cover letter for a new career

    About the Instructor

    Jen Glantz Photo

    Founder, Bridesmaid for Hire | Author | Podcaster | Workshop Host & 1:1 Coach | Professional Speaker

    Jen Glantz is the Founder of Bridesmaid for Hire, along with the creator of the project Finally the Bride, the Founder of the blog The Things I Learned From, the voice of the podcast You're Not Getting Any Younger, the Founder of the coaching business Jen & Juice, and the author of the Amazon-bestselling books, "All My Friends are Engaged" and "Always a Bridesmaid for Hire."

    She's told her stories on hundreds of press outlets around the world, such as Good Morning America, CNN, and NPR, where they called her job the "weirdest of all time". You can often find her on stages as a speaker for conferences, major companies and schools. In 2016, she received the "30 Under 30" award from her alma mater, University of Central Florida. She's a freelance writer for more than 25 different websites, including NBC, Glamour Magazine, and Forbes.

    Three things you have to know about her: she only eats pizza, her birthday is on April Fool's Day and she spent 2 years living in a new city every month. Learn more on her website: and email her to say hello: [email protected]

  • The Future of Fashion and Retail | August 24

    • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    • Online

    About This Event

    The future of fashion and retail is unlike anything we have seen before. With E-commerce and online shopping having reinvented the way we consume, and consumer preferences driving innovation in technology, this industry is set to transform.

    Join us for a panel discussion on the future of fashion and retail. You’ll hear from a panel of experts at the forefront who will share their insights on:

    • how technology is disrupting the fashion and retail industry
    • what developments in technology will propel brands forward
    • how shopping will evolve over the next decade
    • the emerging global retail innovations

    This event is perfect for anyone working with a brand or business,those looking to start their own, retailers, creatives, entrepreneurs and and everyone interested in getting started in the digital space!

    The discussion will be followed by drinks so come and enjoy a fun and informative evening with mingling, libations and good conversation.

  • Refreshing Your Brand on Social Media | August 26

    • Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    • Online

    About This Event

    In today's digital world, it's become essential to create your own personal brand, one that'll help you stand out from the crowd.

    In this thought-provoking and inspiring talk, you'll learn how to identify this unique brand, how to build and promote the online and 'offline' elements of your brand, and how to effectively represent both your company and yourself while talking to potential clients, investors or employers.

    About Our Partners

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to more than 450 businesses employing more than 11,000 people and generating over $2.5 billion per year in economic impact for the city. Building on the Yard's history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.

    The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow.

    The Yard was once the nation's most storied naval shipbuilding facility, which for over 150 years built and launched America's most famous fighting ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. The Yard also served as an important point of the passage, home, and workplace for countless veterans as they served our country. Through its public programming, the Yard continues to honor and preserve this rich history.

  • September 2021 NY Tech Meetup


    We have a great program ready for you featuring companies and their tech!

    Link to come!

    5:30 PM - Networking 
    6:00 PM - Program Begins
    7:00 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking 

    Hosted by:

    Andy Saldaña, Executive Director, NY Tech Alliance

    Demoers to be announced soon!

  • APIWorld 2021

    API World (Oct 26-28) is the world's largest API and microservices conference, now in its 10th year.

    4,500+ technical professionals, engineers, and integration partners from 90+ countries will come together online to learn best practices, network, and build the API economy — with 150+ speakers and over 300 hours of content.

    Tracks & topics include: API Design/Architecture, API Strategy/Enterprise Modernization, Integration Management, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, API Standards & Specifications, API Security, and more.

  • Reuters MOMENTUM

    • Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    • Online
    • $200.00 USD

    Reuters MOMENTUM (27-28 October, Online) unites the global technology community to build a better society and advanced economy.

    We have a pressing opportunity to reimagine what's possible through the lens of technology and collectively build a healthier, happier, more equitable, and sustainable future for all.

    Reuters MOMENTUM is the ultimate platform for leading tech innovators and pioneers to showcase insights and perspectives on how technology can positively shape our future.

    Date and Time: On Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 9:00 am (ends Thursday October 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm)