One time New York City Mayor, Ed Koch once said, "New York is the city where the future comes to rehearse, where the best come to get better." Mayor Koch’s quote rings true to this day, New York City is arguably the business center of the world.
As a result, New York is home to some of the most talented people in the world. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a variety of NYC entrepreneur events have emerged.
We’ve listed the top 10 NYC entrepreneur events below in chronological order. If one of the events catches your eye, simply click the title of the event to learn more about it.
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10 NYC Entrepreneur Events
1. Make It in Brooklyn | June 25, 2015
Ideal for taste makers
Make It in Brooklyn is a large gathering of innovators from Brooklyn. Hear firsthand from Steve Hindy, founder of Brooklyn Brewery, David Walentas, the man who created DUMBO, Tia Powell Harris, the dynamic steward of one of the borough's cultural treasures and many others about how they made it in Brooklyn, and where they will focus their energy next. Go, get inspired, and start your business!
2. Startup Grind NYC - Stack Exchange | July 9, 2015
Ideal for developers
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. On July 9th, hear from Joel Spolsky from Stack Exchange, one of the best sites for developers to ask and answer programming questions. This is a great NYC entrepreneur event to meet professionals from the developers sector.
3. Wearable Tech Expo | July 13-15, 2015
Ideal for technology pioneers
Innovators and technology entrepreneurs should visit Wearable Tech Expo to get a glimpse of the future of wearable technology devices. The wearable tech industry is a burgeoning billion dollar space that promises to hugely impact our daily lives. Attendees will get a chance to hear innovators of companies like Lose It! and McAfee Security at this NYC entrepreneur event.
4. Entrepreneur’s Roundtable | July 14, 2015
Ideal for startup founders
Entrepreneur’s roundtable runs an accelerator program to help entrepreneurs get the resources they need to jumpstart their company. They also hold monthly roundtable sessions where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and receive feedback. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch to a captive audience and receive invaluable professional feedback. Make sure you register in advance to secure your spot.
5. Travel and Social Good Academy | July 15, 2015
Ideal for travel professionals
This one-day session will make attendees aware of the latest trends in the travel industry. From tech innovations disrupting the travel sector, to the pain points current travelers regularly face, this NYC entrepreneur event will bring you up to speed on the latest developments in the travel industry.
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6. Summer NYC VC & Angel Conference | August 6, 2015
Ideal for startup founders
FundingPost is back for its 15th year. This is an NYC entrepreneur event that you do not want to miss. You’ll get to see some of the hottest early-stage funds and angel groups in the NYC area. Learn how to meet investors, pitch them and to raise money.
7. FinovateFall 2015 Sep 16-17, 2015
Ideal for people in finance
If you’re a finance entrepreneur FinovateFall 2015 is an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll learn all about the latest innovation in the industry from leading companies and fledgling startups. More specifically, you’ll be exposed to the business side of debit rewards, alternative payments, person-to-person (P2P) lending, new marketing tools, security solutions, big data, and more at this entrepreneur event in NYC.
8. Future of StoryTelling | October 7-8, 2015
Ideal for content creators
FoST is an invitation-only event designed to further the understanding of the art, science, and business of communication in the twenty-first century and beyond. Top thinkers and entrepreneurs from diverse fields gather to share ideas in a roundtable like setting to make meaningful and lasting connections. This is a unique event for content creators and strongly recommended (if you can manage to get an invite!).
9. International Week | September 14-17, 2015 (UPDATED LIST)
International Week brings together entrepreneurs, investors, media, and political decision makers from around the world to discuss scaling innovations in the fields of Smart City, Connected Health, New Manufacturing and Entrepreneurialism, New Media and Publishing, and FinTech. The event is a two-way street for international startups coming to NYC and for NYC-based companies expanding internationally. International Day, September 17th, will take place at the Brooklyn Borough Hall, with local industry experts and international representatives from about 15 startup hubs including London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Taipei, Lisbon, and Toronto.
10. Womancon | September 29th, 2015
Ideal for women
Womancon is the place to be if you want to learn about exceptional women in entrepreneurship. You’ll get to attend panel discussions with venture capitalists, angel investors, crowdfunding platforms and much more. Additionally, you’ll gain the tools and tactics needed in order to establish your leadership and build your brand!
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11. Lean Startup Machine | TBD
Idea for startup founders
The Lean Startup Machine is geared toward entrepreneurs who want to develop their business ideas alongside startup experts. It’s an intensive 3-day workshop that teaches entrepreneurs how to build a product that customers want. Attendees will have access to experts who can steer their business in the right direction. This NYC entrepreneur event is not for the weak-hearted, given that it’s a 3-day intensive program.
There you have it, the must attend NYC entrepreneur events you must attend this year. For even more great event listings, check out The Ultimate Guide Of Marketing, Sales And Tech Events or read about great business events in London. If you’re an event organizer and would like your event featured on this page just fill out the form below!