NYC Startups: 5 Entrepreneurship Events You Need To Visit

by Anita Kirkovska

4 min read · May 9, 2018

NYC is crowded with all sorts of events and conferences, varying from topics like blockchain or data science to startup and accelerator summits. But, what are the most valuable events that you as an entrepreneur should visit?

You might be looking for pitching opportunities, ways to connect with investors or even just a way to get to new customers. Wait no more, we’ve got you covered.

Bellow is a list of 5 NYC events that we gave a 5-star rating. Follow along for the most outstanding events that are worth to visit this year.


Goal: Exhibiting, Funding, and Networking
When: May 10th, 2018

This event looks very promising. If you want to exhibit your startup or if you are looking for investors, this is the place to be.

Although it offers the best value for early-stage startups, the organization shared that the event is positioned to provide value to every stage startups across all industries. What is probably most interesting about this event is that they have a big list of investors like Andreessen Horovitz, Bain Capital, Comcast Ventures and FirstMark capital coming to these events. Don’t be surprised when you learn that TechDay has a $230 billion under management ready to be deployed.

What are you waiting for? Go grab your tickets here.

⭐Next Gen Summit

Goal: Networking, Inspiration, Community
When: June 8th - 10th 2018

This event is built by young entrepreneurs and it is for young entrepreneurs. According to their video, which is so cool by the way, they intend to connect young entrepreneurs in one and exclusive community called NextGen. They are organizing this weekend conference to offer a change in perspective, collaboration and mutual inspiration among participants.

If you were lacking connections and you are feeling that you need to widen your networking circles this is the right event for you. Startup founders or idea level entrepreneurs are welcome to the event.

Accelerator Awesome

Goal: Accelerators, Funding
When: June 29th, 2018

If you were looking for the best accelerator program for your startup, this is your number one place to be in June. Seems like accelerators change the way we work and build networks, but what does that exactly mean for your business?

At this event, you can discuss with industry's top accelerator leaders, learn about their programs and see where your business fits.

They have an amazing lineup of speakers from top accelerators like Global Accelerator Network, Verizon - Open Innovation, SAP Next Gen, Future Laboratories and The Studio Project.

Go find your acceleration program, register here.

⭐ Name Summit

Goal: Networking, Education, and Digital Media
When: August 6th - 7th, 2018

This event is built for both beginners and professionals in the startup area. It offers opportunities for meeting super-star mentors, practicing new marketing concepts and presenting your startup in front of change makers.

They have one unique part called PitchFest, where they offer pitching sessions and coaching. In addition, they will have digital media kits for startups, and prizes which they will announce soon. This looks very promising, given the fact that leading digital media experts like Lisa Bloom, Gerard Adams, and Roberto Blake are coming to the event.

If you need promotional support or want to get up to date insights about how to run a digital startup, wait no more. Register for the event here.

NY Business and EXPO conference

Goal: Education, Pitch, and Sales
When: October 30th, 2018

Although they still don’t have the list of speakers for the 2018 conference, last year's speakers line up looks very promising. And business owners share all over the news that this annual trade show is a must-attend event in New York. You might want to check that in person.

According to past demographic stats for this event, it is organized for executive management and entrepreneurs with 5+ experience. So, if you are one of those profiles, follow them here and wait for updates on how to participate.

Some extra advice 👇

If you are interested in having speaking experience, you could always ping these organizations and try to get in the lineup. Think out of the box. Maybe they are waiting for a speaker profile like yourself.

Why not do that now?

Go ahead, you can do this!