The 5 Best Entrepreneur and Startup Events in NYC for 2019

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January 22, 2019

It’s never too late to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur and create your own startup with an innovative idea. New York City is a great place to be if these are your aspirations, and NYC Office Suites wants to help you launch the next big thing. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of local entrepreneur and startup events to provide inspiration, boost confidence, learn new skills, and network with key investors and potential partners. The future has a wealth of opportunities to offer entrepreneurs and startups, starting with these 2019 events right here in NYC.

NYC’s Biggest Business, Tech & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Events – January 22, 2019 and March 26, 2019

The New York Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition is hosting a couple exciting events in 2019 to help local entrepreneurs, startups, and business professionals. The group’s NYC’s Biggest Business, Tech & Entrepreneur Professional Networking Events are ideal for tech startups, entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, and game-changers from all fields. One upcoming event is taking place on January 22 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Royalton Rooftop (420 Park Avenue South) and another event on March 26 from 6:30-9:30 pm at Monarch Rooftop Lounge (71 West 35th Street).

These events are free to attend, but you must RSVP, and plan to arrive on time at 6:30 pm sharp. Come here to potentially find your next partner, startup coach, or core team members. The dress code is business casual, everyone receives a name tag, and make sure to bring plenty of business cards. Plan to support the event venues by buying beverages and food as you make business connections that could last a lifetime.

Startup Weekend Diversity New York City – February 8-10, 2019

Another exciting startup event that’s coming up soon in New York City is called Startup Weekend Diversity. This event will take place February 8-10 at Infor, which is located at 641 6th Avenue. This is a place to prototype your big idea, find your ideal team, and get feedback from experienced entrepreneurs about your business. The event values bringing together people of different backgrounds and including women and minorities in the startup world. The event kicks off at 5:15 pm on February 8 is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes access to a network of entrepreneurs, designers, and developers, unlimited internet and coffee, one-on-one time with mentors, seven full meals, and discounts from global partners.

Robin Albin, the founder of INSURGENTS, is the much-anticipated event speaker. Albin is a serial brand innovator who has helped to invent and reinvent over 50 brands, including Stetson Bourbon and Origins Natural Resources. Catherine Hernandez of Primary Venture and Jason Leder of Google are among the event judges, and the list of coaches and mentors includes Techstars’ Jenny Fielding and Dive in Digital’s Rachel Williamson. The full agenda is posted on the event’s website to tell you more about the pitching, teams, strategizing, presentations, coach meetings, and networking opportunities.

TechDay New York – May 2, 2019

Mark your calendar for May 2nd because that’s when TechDay New York is taking place at the Javits Center. This is the largest startup event in the U.S., with 300 startups and 20,000 individuals registered to attend. Come to this event if you’re an early-stage startup, growth-stage startup, or a late-stage startup to gain investments, hire talent, get media attention, gain users, and create partnerships.

TechDay gives attendees the opportunity to learn about the best technology available and provide direct access to it for startups. TechDay Talks are 15-minutes talks by leaders and founders, and there are live stage demos, fireside chats, and some of the most powerful accelerators in the world here too. You can find a list of participants on the event’s website to know who will be there. Check the event website for updates about speakers for the TechDay Talks.

Small Business Expo New York 2019 – June 5, 2019

The Small Business Expo is one of the biggest events in the entire country for entrepreneurs and business owners. Here you can attend workshops, network, and get leads to grow your company. The event has shows in 17 major U.S. cities, and the New York event is taking place on June 5 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. You can register to attend the event online for free and also plan to exhibit at this show. Upgrade your ticket to a silver or gold package to have prime seating, skip the lines, and get exclusive access.

On the main stage, top industry experts will be speaking, including Randi Penfil of Google, Anne Chow of AT&T, Armando Montelongo, and Bill Walsh of Powerteam International. Many other top professionals are leading workshops during the event, including Alex Hollywood of Constant Contact and Tom DuFore of Big Sky Franchise Team. Learn from these leaders’ experiences and apply their lessons learned to your own new startup.

WE NYC Mentor, Legal, and Leadership Sessions in 2019

Another organization worth getting familiar with in New York is WE NYC, an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services for women entrepreneurs. Fight through the gender gap and attend one of the WE NYC events to connect with other women entrepreneurs and learn from their resources and community involvement. The group offers legal clinics to help women entrepreneurs navigate the legal information they need to grow their businesses. It also hosts WE Connect events that connect local women through brainstorming sessions, small group discussions, and mentoring opportunities.

To kick off 2019, WE NYC is offering a leadership course that is a two-session workshop on January 22 and January 29 at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP in Brooklyn. There’s also a legal clinic on February 5 in Manhattan, and mentoring sessions to boost your inspiration and confidence on February 7, February 15, and February 28. These sessions are with Sophia Change at the Alley in Chelsea, Dr. Corrine Graham at the Brooklyn Public Library, and Victoria Flores of Lux Beauty Club. Sign up for the group’s newsletter to be informed about events that occur throughout 2019.

Flexible Meeting Rooms and Offices for NYC Events

Attending informative and inspiring events is a great first step, but starting your own business takes a lot of following through and planning. This is why entrepreneurs love working with NYC Office Suites to get the flexible office space and meeting rooms they need without exceeding their budgets. We also offer a virtual office program for entrepreneurs who don’t want to sublease or rent office space, or who just aren’t ready to take that next big step.

Contact us today to get a quote as you plan to attend one of these exciting NYC events and then take your startup to the next level in 2019.

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