Community Events

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  • ERA Founders Panel & Startup Pitch Night

    • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 at 05:30 PM
    • TBD

    Join our panel discussion featuring some of NYC's top founders, and apply for the opportunity to pitch your startup. Applications are open for ERA’s Winter 2022 Accelerator Program! Apply Today: https://www.eranyc.com/apply/

     

    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

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  • The Third SPAC Opportunity Summit

    • Wednesday, November 03, 2021 at 08:00 AM
    • $795.00 USD

    As SPACS have moved from speculative to potentially overhyped to smart mainstream investment approach, regulations, confidence and adoption have shifted. The Third SPAC Opportunity Summit offers insights and perspectives from SPACs, Unicorns, Regulators, and Economic Leaders regarding the smartest ways to take advantage of this approach to bringing a company public.

    TOP REASONS TO ATTEND:
    - Unicorns and Investors can Connect and Launch NEW DEALS.
    - Momentum from the First SPAC Opportunity Summit makes this event the singular in-gathering for SPAC LEADERS to Interact and Learn Together.
    - Gain the Insights Needed to tap into the SPAC Market NOW while the deals are flowing.
    - ACQUIRE a clear understanding of the PROS and CONS of SPACs including legal implications and what the future holds.
    - Leave with the TACTICS, RELATIONSHIPS and KNOWLEDGE needed to take advantage of SPAC deals in smart ways.

    Date and Time: On Wednesday November 03, 2021 at 8:00 am (ends Thursday November 04, 2021 at 5:00 pm)

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  • 2nd Annual Caribbean Future Summit

    • Friday, November 05, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    • Virtual

     The Caribbean Future Summit is the world’s most iconic summit curating an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians, and business moguls. Each year the program gathers 1000 pioneers from across the Caribbean and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect the Caribbean’s future. The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate the Caribbean as the world’s leading tech, tourism, and creative hub with their year’s theme: From Tourism Hubs to Tech Hubs- the Caribbean Digitization Roadmap.

     

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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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  • 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

    Pam Capalad Photo

    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.

    MC Dyalekt Photo

    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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  • Entrepreneurs Roundtable 159

    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Entrepreneurs Roundtable 159 (11/9) : https://er159.eventbrite.com

    Join ERA on 11/9 and apply for the opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from our featured guest VC. Applications are open for ERA’s Winter 2022 Accelerator Program! Apply Today: https://www.eranyc.com/apply/

     

    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

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  • Data Privacy has become an important topic for technology users globally. Users want to make sure their data is safe, and lawmakers are now putting pressure on tech companies like Google and Facebook to protect user data. Adaku, an experiences IP & Data privacy lawyer will be joining us to discuss the legalities around data and how to be compliant. 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-talks-adaku-nwachukwu-data-privacy-compliance-tickets-172814231017 

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  • The issues affecting our world and workplaces have forced us to critically think about what is not only needed, but also possible for our organizations and employees to thrive. From changes to office structures, hiring, engagement and strategic plans, many companies continue to center diversity, equity and inclusion in all efforts. Through these changes, we’ve learned a lot about organizational strengths and challenges from clients and thought partners alike. As the DEI landscape continues to shift and evolve, we want to spend some time reflecting on important DEI themes from this year while also exploring possibilities and focus areas for 2022.

    Join us for our final virtual meetup where we chat with Lisa Russell to discuss:

    • Organizational triumphs and challenges from this year
    • Ways to successfully center, implement and measure DEI work
    • Predictions, reimaginations and focus areas for 2022
    • Tips for individual and collective care and accountability

     

    Speakers:

    Lisa Russell, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Aleria

     

    Moderator:

    Fatima Dainkeh, Learning and Development Manager, She+ Geeks Out

     

    Agenda:

    5:00-5:30- Virtual doors open; mingling/networking

    5:30-5:40- Welcome, SGO intro, housekeeping/announcements, intro to panelists

    5:40-6:10- Fireside chat

    6:10-6:30- Audience Q&A

    6:30-7:00- Closing and open networking

     

    How is this going to work?

    You'll be able to network in small groups of up to eight people per table prior to and after the fireside chat. You get to choose where you 'sit' and there will be lots of pre-created topics to assist in our virtual networking (don’t worry, we’ll leave some room for random on-the-fly conversations too, you can just consider these icebreakers!). You won’t need to download any software, but for the best experience we recommend having a computer with both camera and microphone capability.

    You'll get all the info on how to access the Airmeet platform through Eventbrite.

     

    About SGO DEI Meet-Ups:

    If you’re leading efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at your company, are just starting to dive into the topic at your workplace, or want to learn more about DEI at work, this meetup is for you! Join others from a variety of industries, with various levels of experience and backgrounds who are also working toward creating equity in the workplace. Make connections, share experiences and learn from each other in a casual setting.

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  • With the Jessica Vollman Foundation, we’re excited to bring together a panel of women founders to speak on the topic of expanding your business internationally and its effects on women in entrepreneurship. We'll leave time in the end for audience questions. Of course, though the event supports women in business, we welcome everyone and anyone regardless of their background and identities.

    Additionally, JVF is honored to announce a sponsorship opportunity for passionate women entrepreneurs in the NYC area looking to gain skills to take their business to the next level. RSVP and stay tuned for more information!

     

    About the Instructor

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    Primary Advisor, The Jessica Vollman Foundation

    Following the passing of her sister Jessica, Sarah Vollman became one of the founders of the Jessica Vollman Foundation along with her family and was henceforth appointed Primary Advisor. In this role, she seeks to continue Jess' personal and professional legacy of empowering women entrepreneurs. Outside of the foundation, Sarah is a writer and works on the Late Late Show with James Corden. Her and Jess shared a similar passion for equal opportunity in professional spaces where they are not always valued.

    Mandy Le has 15 years of experience working at the intersection of the tech, real estate, and finance sectors, building specialized spaces for various commercial, education and residential companies. She has built the expansion strategy at Brooklyn based technology incubator Newlab, helping to scale both its physical footprint and community impact by building ecosystems that enable entrepreneurs, governments, and corporate partners to engage in solving the world’s biggest challenges. Prior to Newlab, Mandy headed up real estate and market expansion at General Assembly, overseeing acquisition, design and development, asset management and facilities management for GA’s locations globally. Mandy has completed projects all over the world including NY, LA, SF, DC, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, London and Australia. She started her career in financial services and corporate development at Citigroup, Miller Buckfire, and Interpublic Group. Mandy graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Co-Founder, JJELLYFISH

    Jen Abel, Co-Founder of JJELLYFISH, helps international founders across India, UK, and Australia expand into the U.S. market. JJELLYFISH has supported 125+ B2B/enterprise startups to validate their sales process & U.S. go-to-market.

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  • A whiteboard challenge is a typical technical interview in the hiring process for UX design roles. It is where the hiring managers and the team give a design problem and evaluate how the candidates tackle it. It is more about how candidates collaborate with the team than what is being created on the spot.

    In this workshop, we will practice a whiteboard challenge together with the mentors and learn from how mentors approach these challenges themselves.

     

    About the Instructor

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    Senior Product Designer, Vimeo

    Anthony is an award winning Product Design Leader with nearly a decade of design experience. From tabletop game design, to interactive entertainment, to digital product design, his work spans across media, education, and technology. Currently, Anthony is working as a Senior Product Designer at Vimeo on live-streaming products. In his spare time, he teaches design, mentors emerging designers, and plays the guitar.

    Book a 1-1 with Anthony

    Medium: @anthony.conta

    Portfolio: https://www.anthonyconta.com/

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    Sr. User Experience Designer, Autodesk

    Jasmine is a Sr. User Experience Designer at Autodesk in San Francisco, previously at Momentive.ai (formerly SurveyMonkey). After hours you can find her blogging, watching a ridiculous amount of tv, or dancing (not the TikTok kind). As a former teacher, Jasmine is passionate about developing people as much as she is developing products.

    Book a 1-1 with Jasmine

    Medium: jasminerosen.medium.com

    Twitter: @jasminenrosen

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    Senior Product Designer, Learnosity

    Jasha is a Senior Product Designer with a background in visual design and a passion for user research.  She is currently working as a freelance designer and user researcher in e-commerce and the NFT/cryptocurrency gaming industries. She is always learning from others and loves to share and support people through mentorship or listening and feedback sessions. Outside of work, she loves drawing, painting, and hanging out with her doggie Nelson.

    Book a 1-1 with Jasha

    Portfolio: http://jashamichele.com/

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