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 August 27 – August 31


1. Yelp NYC Summer Community Connection for Business Leaders & Marketers


When: Monday, August 27, 2018 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Roof at Park South 125 East 27th Street New York, NY 10016

What: A unique opportunity to network with other NYC businesses. You’ll have a chance to chat about free ways to optimize your Yelp Business Page. Members of our New York team — including other business owner mentors — will be on hand to talk, network, and answer your burning questions about the site. We’ll also provide an area for one-on-one support, complimentary light bites & beverages.


2. WE Connect Mentor Session


When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Department of Small Business Services 110 William Street 2nd Floor (Bull’s Head) New York, NY 10038

What: Alejandra Chaparro is the Founder of 17 Entertainment, a company that specializes in providing services on public relations, social media and original content. Alejandra is an award-winning journalist with more than 15 years of experience in the media industry, including Miami, New York, LA, and Latin America. She has directed editorial content execution for Hispanic publishers. Alejandra is one of WE NYC’s WE Connect Mentors – successful women who volunteer their time to coach other entrepreneurs on everything from branding to negotiating contracts to raising capital.



3. Startup and Influencer Mixer


When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: SPACES, 230 Park Ave New York, NY 10169

WhatEntre, Down to Dash, and Sharebert are teaming up to bring NYC startups and influencers together for a night of connections and fun. There will be 3 VC Speakers that will be sharing tactics and strategies for startups and raising money: Brandon Andrews – Investor and Lead Consultant ABC’s Shark Tank Diversity Tour, Isabelle Phelps – Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Adriel Bercow – an Associate at Flybridge, an early stage venture capital firm based in Boston and New York City.


4. 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business


When: Friday, August 31, 2018 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Washington Heights NY Public Library 1000 Saint Nicholas Avenue New York, NY 10032

What Learn what it takes to start your own business! This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.