Founder Spotlights presented by Grasshopper Bank & NY Tech Alliance

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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 3rd @ Noon

This month, we will be spotlighting Genevieve Ryan Bellaire, Founder & CEO of Realworld.

About Genevieve Ryan Bellaire:

Genevieve Ryan Bellaire is the Founder and CEO of Realworld, a startup that helps young people navigate adulthood and major life moments. Genevieve has a broad array of professional experience across business, law, and government.

An attorney by profession, she received her JD/MBA from Georgetown University and most recently worked on strategic partnerships at Goldman Sachs. Genevieve received her B.A. in Politics-International Relations from Princeton University, where she held numerous campus leadership roles and graduated with Honors in her department. Beyond her work in the entrepreneurial world, Genevieve is passionate about women’s empowerment, education, and national security.


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

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  • September 03, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1pm
  • Virtual Event
  • Andy Saldaña