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Upcoming Events

March, 2022

Applications Due Date: 3/1/2022 at 11:59pm EST

 
 
 

Past Events

October, 2021

Workshop 1: Go-to-Market Strategies for Startups Date: 10/5 at 1pm

How to create a successful launch plan to reach your target customers?

You’ve finally built the product and are ready to present it to the customers. But how? It’s tough to get the product to the right customers at the right time. That’s why it’s important to have a plan. A good product launch plan will help you reach the target market, generate some buzz and maybe even get some press.

To learn more about planning your startup launch and go-to-market, we’re excited to have Sharon Lee Thony back to share her knowledge and experience with us.

 

October 2021 Community Chat Date: 10/12 at 1pm

Our monthly community chat where you get to meet other entrepreneurs, founders, advisors, marketers, etc

At this event you will meet other members in Queens StartUP! Community, learn what others in your community are up to, and ask questions about Queens StartUP! and QEDC.

The host will kick things off with a quick introduction about herself, and then there will be two rounds of 1:1 conversations (10 min each) where you and another member will take turns to answer questions (or, talk about anything you want!). We will also do a small group chat and big group sharing to wrap up the community gathering.

 

Workshop 2: Instagram Page Audit Date: 10/19 at 1pm

There is so much information online on how to use Instagram to grow your business. And it can be overwhelming. That’s why we want to do something different this time by having an IG Auditing Session. During this highly interactive session, you will have an opportunity to let the instructor review your page and get direct feedback on your content, growth strategy, engagement, brand-building and so on.

 

October Group Office Hour – Marketing Date: 10/26 at 1pm

Each month, StartUP! Participants will be able to meet with 2-3 advisors to discuss their progress around the specific topic we have that month. Our October topic is marketing. Each entrepreneur/team has 10-15 mins to talk about whatever is the most urgent marketing question right now. The rest of the attendees can listen and share their experiences and ideas too.

 

November, 2021

Workshop 3: What is Website Usability and How it Can Boost or Kill Sales Date: 11/2 at 1pm

Website usability, also known as user experience (UX), stands for how people view and interact with your site. Users should be able to immediately recognize the main message of your page, easily figure out how to get from point A to point B and be able to achieve the goal they set out to accomplish. Good UX design is essential for your conversion. And one of the main reasons a website doesn’t attract or convert is due to poor web usability.

To learn about the basic principles of web usability and how to improve it, we’re excited to have Sharea Gibbs to lead the workshop. Sharea is the founder and CEO of She Design, Interactive Designer at Google and 2021 Queens StartUP! Winner in the Tech Category.

 

Workshop 4: Web Design Essentials: Creating Marketing Homepages That Drive Results Date: 11/16 at 1pmDesign is not decoration. Design is problem solving. It’s a ‘business need meets a creative challenge’.” said Stanley Hainsworth, former creative director for NIKE and Startbucks. As a business owner, whether you are building the website by yourself or have someone do it for you, it’s important to understand how the design elements tie back to your brand strategy, your story and help achieve your overall business goals.

To learn more about the key fundamental principles that you can use to increase conversation, we’re excited to have April Ryde to lead the workshop. April is an Experienced Design Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. She’s highly experienced in Art Direction, Branding & Identity, Web & Mobile design and Strategy.

 

December, 2021

Workshop 4: A Live Financial Projections Session with a CPA – For Consumer Startups Date: 12/7 at 1pm

Do you know how a CPA helps his/her startup clients prepare the financial projections for potential investors? Do you want to learn the thought process behind all the numbers? During this workshop, we’re excited to have Akshay to do a LIVE demo of financial projection with a real startup business.

Attendees will get a unique insight into the inner-workings of a CPA who specializes in working with startup business and entrepreneurs.

 

Workshop 5: A Live Financial Projections Session with a CPA – For Tech Startups Date: 12/14 at 1pm

Do you know how a CPA helps his/her startup clients prepare the financial projections for potential investors? Do you want to learn the thought process behind all the numbers? During this workshop, we’re excited to have Akshay to do a LIVE demo of financial projection with a real startup business.

Attendees will get a unique insight into the inner-workings of a CPA who specializes in working with startup business and entrepreneurs.

 

January, 2022

Workshop 6: Ask Me Anything (AMA) for Food and Beverage Founders Date: 1/4 at 1pm

If you’re a food or beverage founder at the early stage of growing your business, you definitely do not want to miss this event. It’s a great opportunity to connect with two successful entrepreneurs in the same space and ask them any questions you may have.

 

Workshop 7: Ask Me Anything (AMA) for Community-Based Founders Date: 1/11 at 1pm

If you’re a community-based business founder at the early stage of growing your business, you definitely do not want to miss this event. It’s a great opportunity to connect with two successful entrepreneurs in the same space and ask them any questions you may have.

 

Workshop 8: Ask Me Anything (AMA) for Technology Founders Date: 1/25 at 1pm

If you’re a technology founder at the early stage of growing your business, you definitely do not want to miss this event. It’s a great opportunity to connect with two successful entrepreneurs in the same space and ask them any questions you may have.

 

Workshop 9: Ask Me Anything (AMA) for Sustainability-Based Founders Date: 1/31 at 1pm

If you’re a sustainability-based business founder at the early stage of growing your business, you definitely do not want to miss this event. It’s a great opportunity to connect with two successful entrepreneurs in the same space and ask them any questions you may have.

 

February, 2022

Workshop 10: How to Win The 2022 StartUP! Competition Date: 2/10 at 1pm

As we approach the deadline for the 2022 competition (3/1/2022), you’re invited to join a conversation with with three of last year’s StartUP! winners and gain insight on how they prepared for the competition and pursued their entrepreneurial dreams. Joining the discussion will be Michelle Stoddart from Resorts World, our program sponsor, and Sarah Liu of the QEDC.

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