Our Favorite Startup Events this week

Each week, we handpick a few of our favorite (mostly free) startup and tech events for beginner and established entrepreneurs.

Week of July 10 – 14

1. Netflix: Wicked Hard Decisions 

Photo of Gibson Biddle, former VP of Product at NetflixWhen: July 17 at 6:45PM

Where: Lifion by ADP, 135 W 18th St, 5th floor, New York, NY

What: Hear the startup story of Netflix, from its origins as a DVD rental to a worldwide film streaming giant, with over 100 million subscribers. Learn about the decision-making process behind some of Netflix’s toughest decisions, reinforcing the importance of strategy, data and intuition in innovative product culture.

Why we love it: You’ll hear directly from Gibson Biddle, Netflix’s former VP of Product,  about some of the failures Netflix had to overcome to become what it is today.

2. Personal Finance Hacks for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

When: July 18 at 6:30PM

Where: WeWork, 311 W 43rd St, New York, NY

What: Entrepreneurs have to play different rules than someone with a steady paycheck. In this workshop, you will learn how to increase your income, get out of debt, invest in the stock market, budget effectively and improve your balance sheet.

Why we love it: If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, you need to get your finances in order before you take the plunge – investors want to see good credit scores!

3. Startup Marketing Secrets Workshop 

When: July 18 at 6:30PM

Where: SparkLabs Bryant Park, 25 W 39th St, 14th floor, New York, NY

What: Learn marketing secrets and battle-tested strategies from tech experts along with many entrepreneurs, startup founders & innovators.

Why we love it: For many startups, inbound marketing is the bread-and-butter of the business. At this panel, you’ll hear from speakers like the business development manager at Hubspot for Startups and the CEO of Ranky, a leading inbound marketing agency for startups.


4. Free 12-Week Entrepreneurial Training Program with Operation HOPE

Operation HOPE logoWhen: July 19 at 6:00 PM 

Where: Strive Center, 240 E 123rd St, 3rd floor, Harlem, NY

What: The Operation HOPE Small Business Empowerment Program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs from low-wealth neighborhoods. The program combines business training and financial counseling so you get all the tools and resources you need to make your dreams a reality.

Why we love it: This super hands-on training program covers all the bases for startup launch — everything from credit counseling to business plan development, loan packaging assistance and more.