Our Events

Currently virtual, our events continue to bring the community together to share new tech, hear from experts, and connect with each other! From the NY Tech Meetup to our newest program, NY Tech Latinas, we aim to inspire, educate, and create a community of collaboration. Everyone is always welcome.

Don't miss our next event! 


  • Strategy: Build A Better Team


    Is your company seeing exciting growth, and you anticipate needing to ramp up your team to accommodate for increasing demand?

    - What systems will you need to create for hiring and onboarding new employees?

    - How will you ensure HR-related compliance in your company?

    - And, what important documents or processes do you need to build to manage your workforce?

    Your people are your business. They are the heart of what makes your company successful.

    Join us as we consider the fact that when you have the right fit, your business can expect increased profitability, performance and productivity – the three essentials to any successful business.

    11:30 AM - Networking
    12:00 PM - Program Begins
    1:00 PM - Program Ends/ More Networking

    We will be using Airmeet: https://www.airmeet.com/e/e1452750-209e-11ec-b179-4b211ef62be1


    Jill Silman Chapman, Senior Performance Consultant, Insperity

    Jill Silman Chapman is a Senior Performance Consultant with Insperity Traditional Employment Solutions. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's degree in HR Management from Tarleton State University, SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, and has 25+ years' experience in the HR and recruiting industry.

    Jill partners with clients in order to recruit and train staff with an emphasis on productivity and performance. Through presentations, webinars and podcasts, she helps businesses find the best talent with the latest in recruitment strategy, talent attraction methods and technology. Jill has been quoted as a business expert in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CBS MarketWatch, and has worked with such clients as Marriott, Fox Sports, Monster.com and HR.com.

    Carmis Adams, Performance Consultant, Traditional Employment Organization, Insperity

    Carmis has been in the Recruiting and Talent Management arena for 20+ years and literally walked right into it after graduating from Louisiana State University. After spending 8 years in the Staffing industry, she joined Insperity in 2006 as a Corporate Recruiter working with the Sales Division and quickly branched out to support the non-sales, Client Recruiting, and Intake. Currently she is a Performance Consultant, Traditional Employment Organization and serves on the Insperity Project Team which includes a variety of other support within the Insperity organization.

    When she is not at Insperity, she enjoys spending time with family and you can find her on the football and baseball field supporting her 2 boys. Carmis recently celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary with her husband, and they are looking forward to 20 more. Carmis is a proud LSU Tiger Alumni and athlete for the Volleyball and Track & Field team.

    Joaquín Roca, CEO & Co-founder, Minerva

    Joaquín Roca is a native Brooklynite and lifelong New Yorker with two decades of experience building leadership development and technology companies.

    In 2018, frustrated with creating tedious process guides for clients, Joaquín developed the concept behind Minerva: an interactive how-to guide, showing you exactly where to click and what to do next for anything online. As the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Minerva, Joaquín oversees business development, strategic partnerships, enterprise sales, talent and culture, and investor relations.

    Minerva has since raised over $5MM from top-tier investors including Craft Ventures, GGV, and Max Ventures.

    Prior to Minerva, Joaquín was an organization development consultant, designing and delivering impactful trainings and interventions for many of the world’s leading multinational corporations, municipal governments, NGOs, and startups. The United Nations, American Express, and Pfizer are a few of the companies Joaquín has worked with in his consulting career.

    Joaquín earned a BA in Psychology and Economics from New York University and completed all the requirements (save for the dissertation) for a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.


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  • Founder Spotlights featuring Sara Moll

    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual



    Join us for this virtual event series where 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.

    This series is supported by NY Tech Alliance and Start Path by Mastercard.


    October 26th @ NOON ET

    This month, we will be spotlighting Sara Moll, Founder & CEO of Vin Social.

    Sara Moll is the founder and CEO of Vin Social, a fast-growing virtual events and eCommerce company pioneering virtual hospitality in the craft beverage space. 

    After leaving a decade-long career in the fashion industry to work in multiple facets of the wine industry, Sara created Vin Social with a mission of democratizing access to the wine conversation and set out to design a modern approach to wine education. With a passion for the independent, craft makers of the world, Vin Social partners with small-production, diversity inclusive, sustainable brands serving them as an innovative, high-touch sales and marketing channel.

    The aggressive adoption of virtual events technology in 2020 as a net new way for people to gather and build relationships has allowed Sara to realize her original mission of widespread accessibility and inclusivity while scaling the business to over $1M in revenue in less than one year.


    Certified Sommelier – Court of Master Sommeliers

    Certified Specialist of Wine – Society of Wine Educators

    WSET 3 with Distinction – Wine and Spirits Education Trust

    Valedictorian - International Culinary Center NY, Wine Program

    Learn more about Vin Social at https://vinsocial.co/

    Catch past conversations at https://nytech.info/founderspotlights!

    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/93955863657


    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 nytech.org!

    About Start Path by Mastercard:

    Start Path is Mastercard's award-winning global program that enables tech startups to scale by providing unparalleled access to Mastercard's technology, expertise, and partners.

    Check out our Global Program, and our early-stage program for underrepresented founders.