Your First 100 Hires: How to Think about Hiring, Management & all Things HR at a Startup

Tuesday, 630PM-9PM PST

The success of any startup is tightly connected to how the founders organize, recruit, compensate and manage the people they hire. But these HR components can be fundamentally different when you're a team of 5 vs. 25 vs. 75 vs. 100. Join us to discuss all things HR at a growing startup.

Mike Molinet, Branch: Anthemos Georgiades, Zumper: Rakesh Tondon, LE TOTE: Tracy Avin, MBL Consulting. Moderator: Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist.



Product Management from Startup to Scale: A Discussion with the Experts

Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM EST

Let’s be honest: while not all product managers are startup founders, all startup founders do need to be product people. If you’re just launching your company, how should you be thinking about product? With experience and perspectives from various stages of businesses, our panelists will share their insights and tips about product management.

Hilah Almog, Bonobos: Alexander Fabry, BlinkHealth: Jeff Novich, ClassPass: Denise Tilles, Cision. Moderated by Jeremy Horn, The Product Group.


Your First Venture Round: Fundraising Advice from the Experts

Monday, 630PM - 830PM

NYC’s most talented entrepreneurs and investors will share their stories, offer their best advice and answer your questions about getting funding for your startup, alternative sources of capital, what startup factors create a good investment opportunity for a VC and finding investors that are a good fit for your startup.

Soraya Darabi, Trailmix Ventures: Cyrus Massoumi, humbition & ZocDoc: Liz Wessel, WayUp. Moderated by Brad Hargreaves, Common & GA


Technology & Startups: Building an MVP in NYC

Thursday, 630PM - 830PM

Whether you are technical or not, if you've ever touched the startup world at all, you probably have some sensitivity to just how complex it is to launch an MVP and iterate from there. On July 13th, we'll speak with 4 founders who have built some of the most exciting startups in NYC about building a tech-centric company in NYC.

Assaf Glazer, Nanit: Dennis Mortensen,, Dan Reich, Troops: Christina Sass, Andela. Moderated by Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist


Growing a Startup in the Services Space

Monday, 630PM - 830PM

The panelists for our June 26th event all create and sell an experience that has nuance: interior decorating, styling hair, and teaching. We'll discuss how these founders are balancing the delivery of a service that feels personal to the customer with an imperative for growth and scale.

Nikki Robinson, NOMI Beauty: James Rohrback, Fluent City: Noa Santos, HomePolish. Moderated by Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist.


Your First 100 Transactions: Startups & E-commerce

Tuesday, 6:30PM - 830PM

The proliferation of "turnkey" tools often obscures ecommerce complexities like determining offerings, creating a brand, manufacturing products, and pricing. And, with growth comes customer retention, user acquisition and inventory management. We'll discuss these topics and more on May 30th with 4 founders who have grown formidable ecommerce brands.

Amanda Hesser, Food52: Jereme Holiman, UrbanStems: Jesse Horwitz, Hubble: Melissa Mash, Dagne Dover. Moderated by Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist.


Your First 100,000 Subscribers: Startups & Email Marketing

Tuesday, 6:30PM-830PM

We get it. You're a young company. Maybe you have a few thousand people on your email list. Maybe you are just starting. Either way, you want a bigger list, and you want to use it to build a great relationship with your customers. How do you even start? That's why we're hosting a panel with the smartest people we know in email marketing and messaging. Join us!

Ben Hindman, Splash: Marah Lidey, Shine: Vivek Sharma, Movable Ink: Kevin Kao, New York Times. Moderated by Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist.


Your First 10 Hires: How to Think about HR at a Startup

Wednesday, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

When you ask any founder what he most important part of their business is, they all say “people.” The success of any business is tightly connected to how they recruit, organize, compensate and manage the people they hire. On this panel, we cover the important components of HR at any startup.

Tracy Avin, MBL Benefits Consulting: Lauren Foundos, FORTE: Nick Gray, MuseumHack: Ajay Yadav, Roomi. Moderated by Amanda Moskowitz, Stacklist.