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Betaworks Studios is first and foremost a community of builders who choose to gather in a single place where they can meet, connect, learn, and unwind with like minds.

Programming at Studios exists to provide an active layer to the membership experience, build relationships and promote new ideas.

Are you hosting an event that you think belongs at Betaworks Studios? Let us know: events@betaworks-studios.com.

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This Week

Wednesday

9:00 AM10:30 AM

Frontier Technology

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Meghan Cross Breeden

SheWorx Breakfast Roundtables are dynamic discussions reserved for for 25 female entrepreneurs. At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Meghan Cross Breeden, Partner at Amplifyher Ventures, to discuss Meghan's career and answer your questions.


This breakfast is free to attend for Betaworks Studios members.

Wednesday

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: Is The Kitchen Dead? Dark Kitchens, Autonomous Delivery, Meal Kits, Oh My.

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Think lunch sessions are a Betaworks ritual. For the last five years every week around 15 curious individuals have gathered together to talk about a range of subjects. We have covered diverse topics ranging from Crypto, Immigration, Fake News, whether Elon Musk is good or evil, and brands you love versus brands you need.

This Think Lunch will be hosted by Matt Newberg.

Wednesday

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology

UnityNYC Meetup: Post-Global Game Jam Drinks & Demos

 Join UnityNYC for their monthly meetup to check out demos built on Unity and network over drinks. This month, organizers invite members to show off products from Global Game Jam for the demos portion.

Demos to be announced!

Thursday

8:30 AM10:00 AM

Frontier Technology

The Messy Middle: A Discussion with Scott Belsky

Join us on February 21st for a special breakfast discussion with Scott Belsky on his book, The Messy Middle.


Silicon Valley is full of start-up success stories; every day stories emerge of a new company with the potential for a billion-dollar valuation and plans for global domination.

But what can we really learn from these stories? How many of these start-ups are genuinely successful in the long term? When nine out of ten start-ups end in spectacular burnout, how can we ensure our own success story?

While most books and press focus on the more sensational moments of creation and conclusion, The Messy Middle argues that the real key to success is how you navigate the ups-and-downs after initial investment is secured. It will give you all the insights you need to build and optimize your team, improve your product and develop your own capacity to lead. Building on seven years' of meticulous research with entrepreneurs, small agencies, start-ups and billion-dollar companies, Scott Belsky offers indispensable lessons on how to endure and thrive in the long term.

Thursday

6:00 PM8:00 PM

Frontier Technology

Ask Me Anything Live: Scott Heiferman

Join us for an evening with Meetup founder Scott Heiferman as part of Betaworks Studios new series, “Ask Me Anything Live”, featuring giants of the New York startup and investment scene, as they come on-stage to answer any and all of your questions about the who, where, what and why.

Scott will join us in conversation with David Kirkpatrick, the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Techonomy.

Friday

8:30 AM9:30 AM

Betaworking

Startup Lean Coffee

Startup Lean Coffee is a monthly gathering of founders, early employees, advisors, investors, and anyone involved in or interested in joining the startup world in any capacity.

Previous topics have including working with offshore dev shops, product experiments, technical co-founder or not, and when to raise money. Our sole purpose is to help each other improve by sharing questions and experiences. All you need to bring is your attention, curiosity, and willingness to share.

We follow a Lean Coffee meeting format, a lightly facilitated meeting where participants democratically build an agenda and discuss each topic for a fixed time, voting to continue discussing the topic or moving on to the next topic after the time runs out.

Friday

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: The Rise of Family Planning Tech

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Join Jared every Friday for lunch and a deep dive into frontier technologies that betaworks ventures finds interesting!

Next Week

Monday, Feb 25

5:30 PM6:00 PM

Frontier Technology

Demos & Sh!t I'm Working On: February 25


This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.


Start every week with some inspiration. Every Monday night we will bring you quick product demos from around our community. What are your fellow members working on? What are you building?
 

BEER WILL BE SERVED!

Wednesday, Feb 27

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: February 27

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Think lunch sessions are a Betaworks ritual. For the last five years every week around 15 curious individuals have gathered together to talk about a range of subjects. We have covered diverse topics ranging from Crypto, Immigration, Fake News, whether Elon Musk is good or evil, and brands you love versus brands you need.

Wednesday, Feb 27

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Digital Citizenry

Cultivating Presence in the Smartphone Age: A Humane Tech Meetup

Our relationship to technology feels out of balance, this workshop will help you fix that.

When you allow technology to monopolize your attention, you neglect your responsibility to yourself, and to living out the purpose you were born to fulfill on earth. Untamed, the devices meant to empower and connect humanity are leading to an epidemic of loneliness and depression - and unmanifested genius.

It’s time to put technology in service of your best life. Join us for a workshop that creates awareness of the influence technology has on you, explore practical methods for that will transform your relationship with your devices, and open you up to living life to your fullest potential. You'll walk away with a clear understanding of how to cultivate a more balanced relationship with the tech in your life.

Thursday, Feb 28

9:00 AM10:30 AM

Frontier Technology
Workshop

WTF Is Camera Marketing?!

Join Allison Wood, CEO and co-founder of Camera IQ  and Sebastien Tran, Product Design Lead (previously NY Times and AOL), for a candid conversation on what the heck Camera Marketing is -- and why it’s 2019’s smartest marketing and advertising social strategy.

The first half of the morning session will be a discussion around the opportunities in AR marketing and advertising now, and why it’s much more than just dog ears. The discussion will be followed by a hands-on workshop on designing AR experiences.

Come with your laptop and we’ll provide the rest. No 3D design or coding skills necessary. Leave with a Camera Marketing Strategy and an AR experience in hand! Marketers and Creatives welcome. Come one, come all.

Thursday, Feb 28

6:00 PM8:30 PM

Betaworking

Ask Me Anything Live: Neil Blumenthal

Join us for an evening with Warby Parker's Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Neil Blumenthal, as part of Betaworks Studios new series, “Ask Me Anything Live”, featuring giants of the New York startup and investment scene, as they come on-stage to answer any and all of your questions about the who, where, what and why.

Friday, Mar 1

8:30 AM10:00 AM

Inside The Investment Committee: How Pitches Work with Greycroft

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members.

Tickets for non-members are available for $150.

Gain a unique insight into the inner-workings of a VC investment committee during this pitch event and discussion.

One founder will pitch their products to our panel of VCs, followed by a discussion with the VCs on their thoughts, suggestions, and what they look for in a pitch.

Panel:

Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder & Partner, Greycroft

Ellie Wheeler, Partner, Greycroft

Bo Peabody, Venture Partner & Entrepreneur in Residence, Greycroft

Matt Hartman, Partner, Betaworks Ventures

One Betaworks Studios member will be chosen to pitch their company. If you'd like to submit yourself for consideration, please do so in the RSVP form.

Friday, Mar 1

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: March 1

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Join Jared every Friday for lunch and a deep dive into frontier technologies that betaworks ventures finds interesting!

Friday, Mar 1

6:30 PM9:00 PM

Brain Wellness
Workshop

Improv for Professionals: A Workshop On New Approaches for Work & Life

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members only. Non-members can purchase tickets here.

Who said Improv is only for comedians?

Join Tamara Nolte '12, Kellogg Alumnus and Professional Improv Coach, for a fun-filled evening that is guaranteed to transform the way you approach your work and life. In this highly entertaining first of a kind session, you will learn to apply essential concepts of Improv to your professional and personal life. You will learn and use the ideas around the theme of “Yes, and” to apply them in your business situations. 

Listening, teamwork, responsiveness, and humor are common side effects. Or you may merely have a fun Friday night out. In any case, you are sure to spend the evening in peals of laughter.

Mar 4 - Mar 10

Monday, Mar 4

5:30 PM6:00 PM

Frontier Technology

Demos & Sh!t I'm Working On: March 4


This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.


Start every week with some inspiration. Every Monday night we will bring you quick product demos from around our community. What are your fellow members working on? What are you building?
 

BEER WILL BE SERVED!

Tuesday, Mar 5

6:30 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology
Panel

Funding Creative Tech: A Discussion with NEW INC & Kickstarter

The intersection of art and technology is exciting but uncharted, and it can be hard to get advice on something that’s never been done. 

That’s why we’re convening creative technologists to talk about the simple, universal challenge of finding funding for projects. What are the specific challenges they’ve faced and opportunities they’ve found? What resources have they relied on? What kind of messaging have they found works with their core audiences?

Join us for a panel discussion with successful Kickstarter creators, then stick around to chat with staff from Kickstarter, NEW INC, and Betaworks Studios, plus likeminded makers with similar questions.

Wednesday, Mar 6

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: March 6

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Think lunch sessions are a Betaworks ritual. For the last five years every week around 15 curious individuals have gathered together to talk about a range of subjects. We have covered diverse topics ranging from Crypto, Immigration, Fake News, whether Elon Musk is good or evil, and brands you love versus brands you need.

Wednesday, Mar 6

1:00 PM5:00 PM

Brain Wellness
Workshop

Leading Without Blind Spots: An Enneagram Workshop with Upbuild

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

What are the motivations, insecurities and emotions that are silently affecting your every action, relationship, and your organization’s culture?

To work effectively in an organization, you have to see your blind spots clearly because what you don’t see is still affecting your decisions and your team. If you don’t see your blind spots, you’ll act on your insecurities, which increases the turbulence around us. When you understand yourself deeply, you can ride the uncertainty, make the hard decisions, and have the difficult conversations thoughtfully and intentionally as opposed to impulsively and insecurely.

This workshop will serve as an introduction to help you decode the primary motivations and unconscious biases that affect your every action and relationship. Through the experience, you’ll begin to:

- Learn an effective language to talk about motivations and insecurities
- Leverage your strengths and manage the pitfalls of your specific personality type
- Develop greater understanding and empathy for the people in your life/work
- Lead with intention
 

The workshop revolves around the nine distinct personality types of the Enneagram, which is a powerful system for better understanding ourselves and others, and a robust tool for personal development and transformation. Together we will examine each of the nine types, learn about the basic motivations, fears and desires of each type, help you determine your type, discuss how to maximize each type’s potential and minimize predictable pitfalls.

The facilitators of this workshop are a former investment banker and a filmmaker who both became monks in the Bhakti tradition and a former founder/CEO of a tech startup acquired by a public company. They have been trained in the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson, the preeminent teachers of this framework.

Thursday, Mar 7

6:00 PM8:00 PM

Frontier Technology

Ask Me Anything Live: Matt Meeker

Join us for an evening with Matt Meeker, founder of BARK, as part of Betaworks Studios new series, “Ask Me Anything Live”, featuring giants of the New York startup and investment scene, as they come on-stage to answer any and all of your questions about the who, where, what and why.

Friday, Mar 8

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: March 8

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Join Jared every Friday for lunch and a deep dive into frontier technologies that betaworks ventures finds interesting!

Mar 11 - Mar 17

Tuesday, Mar 12

6:00 PM8:00 PM

Digital Citizenry

#StillWithHer: Conversation and Book Signing with Barbara Kinney

Award-winning photojournalist Barbara Kinney has worked with the Clintons for more than twenty-five years, first as an official White House photographer in President Bill Clinton’s administration and most recently as Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton’s official campaign photographer in 2016. For 20 months, she was entrusted with rare and exclusive access to document Hillary Clinton's historic run for president in both public and private moments.

Join us on Tuesday, March 12th for a conversation and book signing with Barbara Kinney in celebration of her new book, #StillWithHer: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Moments that Sparked a Movement. The conversation will be moderated by CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney.

The program is free to attend, but RSVPs are required. Books can be purchased at the event or now at thehillarybook.com.

Betaworks Studios is located at 29 Little West 12th Street.

Friday, Mar 15

3:00 PM6:00 PM

Brain Wellness

Happy Hour & Evening Games with MeetMax

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

We're back with another round of evening games, drinks and snacks to break up your Friday afternoon.

MeetMax Games run smart games that gets everyone interacting together. Games are all face-to-face and get everyone talking, negotiating and laughing together in light competition. Think of it as big board games, not video games. This is us and these are some of the games we'll play.

Mar 25 - Mar 31

Wednesday, Mar 27

7:00 PM8:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Where Are We Now: Teen Entrepreneurs Share Their Businesses

At this Where Are We Now event, guests will have the chance to hear directly from teen entrepreneurs involved in the WIT - Whatever It Takes program.

Teens will talk about the journey of starting their own business, and the successes and setbacks they have experienced along the way. Teens who currently have products will have their items on display, and those who have started programs/services will share about the impact their program is having on the community.

This event is open to the public and provides an excellent opportunity to get inspired by the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, learn more about the nationally recognized WIT organization, and connect directly with teen entrepreneurs.

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