Founder Spotlights hosted by Grasshopper Bank and NY Tech Alliance

A virtual event series spotlighting founders and leaders that are making it work

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About this Event

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.



August 4th @ Noon

This month, we will be spotlighting Maren Kate, Cofounder of

About Maren Kate:

For over a decade Maren Kate has launched and scaled remote-first businesses. Her first venture-backed startup,, grew to over 400 people spread across North America through a strong emphasis on community and culture. Currently, she runs, the first remote-focused professional network, and is a founding partner at Avra Talent. AVRA provides growing companies with a world-class recruiting team for a low monthly cost.


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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  • August 04, 2020 at 12:00pm – 1pm
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