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This Week

Monday

5:30 PM6:00 PM

Frontier Technology

Demos & Sh!t I'm Working On: August 5

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!

Monday

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Digital Citizenry

American Factory: A Social Cinema Screening

In 2014, a Chinese billionaire opened a Fuyao factory in a shuttered General Motors plant in Dayton, Ohio. For thousands of locals, the arrival of this multinational car-glass manufacturer meant regaining their jobs—and dignity—after the recession left them high and dry. American Factory takes us inside the facility to observe what happens when workers from profoundly different cultures collide.

At first, the culture clash is humorous. Transplanted Chinese workers attend trainings on dealing with their peculiarly casual and “chatty” American counterparts. But tensions mount. Slack safety standards and meager wages ignite serious doubts among the American rank and file. Low productivity and talk of unionization trigger a cascade of controls from Chinese management. Meanwhile, something ominous—the specter of job loss from automation—looms.

With precision and astonishing access, directors Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar capture every key moment in this high-stakes intercultural chess game, revealing how American and Chinese workers view themselves within systems of authority. What results is an epic masterwork about the future of American labor and Chinese economic dominance, all within the confines of a factory in Ohio.

Wednesday

9:00 AM11:00 AM

Betaworking

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Meredith Finn

SheWorx Breakfast Roundtables are dynamic discussions reserved for for 25 female entrepreneurs. At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Meredith Finn, Partner at March Capital, to discuss Meredith'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: August 7

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

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Betaworking
Panel

Journey to a Million Users: Case Studies on Growth Marketing

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

Acquiring new users is often a pay-to-play game. Some startups lean nearly entirely on paid advertising to access new markets; many have revitalized old channels (OOH, print) and found ways to take advantage of new mediums (digital) to grow their brands.

Paid advertising is not easy. Marketing experts with working campaigns know they’ll always have to continue testing and optimizing their campaign strategies, all while on the lookout for the next upcoming channel to use.

It can be an expensive and time-consuming ordeal, but for those that make it work, they’ll find repeatable and scalable success.

Join us on August 7th as we host talented practitioners and experts to share case studies and best practices for growth across paid promotions, and more. You’ll learn how to develop growth strategies, set goals, optimize, and more!

Schedule
6:30 - 7:00: Drinks & Networking
7:00 - 8:15: Growth Marketing Presentations
8:15 - 9:00: More Drinks & Networking

Thursday

6:30 PM9:30 PM

Betaworking

Speed Networking with GoingVC

This event is created for members of the GoingVC and Betaworks Studios community. We will have a few limited seats for other interested attendees. Please RSVP to join the wait list and the organizer will reach out with additional information. GoingVC is a professional development program dedicated to advancing careers in venture capital. 

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Interested in becoming a VC? Learn from insiders on how to navigate and position yourself to break into a career in VC. This is a unique opportunity to meet directly with up to six current investors and learn from their experiences.

In exchange for their time, bring a deal to pitch them and get live feedback on it. Its a small and closely knit ecosystem and this is a chance to plug in. Co-hosted by GoingVC and Betaworks Studios.


Agenda

7pm - 8pm: Speed dating sessions with GoingVC and Betaworks Studios members. Each member will select up to 6 investors to pair with. They will learn from their experiences and pitch the investor a prospective deal.
8pm - 9pm: Open networking

All RSVPs will also be added to the GoingVC mailing list for future programming. 


Friday

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: August 9

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

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

Next Week

Monday, Aug 12

5:30 PM6:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Demos & Sh!t I'm Working On: August 12

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, Aug 13

6:30 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology

#DeFi: A Blockstack NYC Meetup

 #DeFi present a compelling glimpse into the future of digital assets and conventional financial systems. It holds the promised of a more inclusive financial system with programmable stores of value that do not just serve but belong to the individual.

 

At this Blockstack NYC Meetup, we'll talk about the various hurdles that these #DeFi products are facing and how we can bring #Clarity to these dilemmas.


About Blockstack NYC:

Blockstack is a full-stack decentralized computing protocol that enables a new generation of applications where developers and users can interact fairly and securely, while curing the ills of centralized Internet design. Blockstack builds protocols and developer tools designed to enable a fair and open Internet that returns digital rights to developers and consumers. Led by some of the world's foremost experts on distributed systems, Blockstack allows users to own their own data that they can take with them from app to app in the ecosystem, along with their Blockstack ID that eliminates the need for password-based logins. The end result is privacy, security, and freedom.

Blockstack NYC is not only for developers, designers, marketers, engineers, entrepreneurs but also for the "curious" 🦄mind out there.

Join the community that is bringing back fundamental digital rights. Meet some great people, listen to some awesome discussions, and enjoy some beer 🍺.

Wednesday, Aug 14

9:30 AM11:00 AM

Betaworking

Inside The Creative Committee: August 14

Inside the Creative Committee brings together a panel of leading creatives, designers, and brand strategists with our official creative partner, Grey Group, for an intimate and honest review session of one startup’s branding and creative assets.

Attendees get a unique insight into the inner-workings of an elite agency’s creative and design review process in an open yet helpful format. The panel will share their knowledge and provide feedback to a Betaworks Studios member presenting their startup’s creative strategy, branding, or design assets, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the entire room.

Join us for breakfast, discussion, and a look in the mirror at how today’s startups should ultimately be approaching design and branding.

Interested in receiving feedback on your branding? Let us know in the RSVP form.

Wednesday, Aug 14

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: August 14

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, Aug 14

6:00 PM8:00 PM

Frontier Technology
Panel

Prototyping the Future: Technologies Disrupting Supply Chain

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

How is manufacturing and the supply chain changing in NYC and where are the opportunities? How can we ensure that, as we automate manufacturing, we don't leave people (and small business owners) behind? What is "design for manufacturing" (DFM) and how can product developers and businesses use new technologies to speed up and significantly improve the design-to-manufacturing process?

This event is organized in partnership with Charlie Oliver of Tech 2025.

Join us as we explore the evolving NYC manufacturing and supply chain logistics ecosystem and how emerging technologies are helping to make manufacturing more accessible to small businesses and startups.

Featuring Presentations:

Rich Mokuolu (Co-founder & CEO at Partsimony) and Roland Mokuolu (Co-founder/ COO at Partsimony), twin brothers who, after successfully completing Techstars with funding, launched Partsimony which helps growing hardware companies discover vetted manufacturers, better collaborate with their existing network, build long-term manufacturer relationships, and bring down costs. They will present their machine learning platform and provide an overview and case studies on the unique model of Partsimony and the early success they've seen with their startup customers. Recent article about Partsimony: Partsimony Helps Hardware Companies Find the Perfect Manufacturer Through Machine Learning
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Samara Karasyk (Interim President & Chief Policy Officer, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, where she oversees their policy agenda, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, marketing, and public relations). Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York and promotes economic development across the borough. Samara will be speaking about how the old ways of doing business still matter -- human interaction matters --  and how, as emerging technologies accelerate and automate our businesses, we have to help people to slowly evolve so that they don’t become obsolete. Listen to our recent podcast interview with Samara: EPISODE 20: The Future of Small Business Development in Brooklyn with Samara Karasyk.

Christopher Wilczewski (Northeastern US Product Design Account Manager, FARO). FARO (founded in 1981) is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology specializing in 3D manufacturing, construction BIM, public safety forensics, 3D design, and photonics. Chris will be presenting on how product managers and businesses can speed up and improve the design process by bringing the real world "into their computer" (3D manufacturing). If you want to do anything from making an iPhone case, replace a broken car part or even recreate a sculpture to mass produce, how do you do that? He will explain how we can cut down on the design time by as much as 50%, especially through the Build process.
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Neil Redding (Executive Technologist, Digital Futures Strategist), has held technical leadership roles at Mediacom, Proximity/BBDO, Gensler and ThoughtWorks, and delivered project work for clients including Visa, Nike, Cadillac, Macy’s, NBA, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, Apple, Oracle. Neil's presentation will focus on the impact of 3D photorealistic objects: "We're moving quickly towards everyday 3D photorealistic digital objects. As with everything else, digital objects will disrupt physical objects - because they're much more easily created, shared, manipulated. This shift will have profound implications from shopping all the way through the supply chain; we'll explore the most significant and actionable ones."

Friday, Aug 16

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: Very High Quality Speech Enhancement via Speech Synthesis

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

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

Aug 19 - Aug 25

Monday, Aug 19

5:30 PM6:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Demos & Sh!t I'm Working On: August 19

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, Aug 20

6:30 PM9:30 PM

Betaworking

Brunchwork After Hours: Magic Leap

This event is for Betaworks Studios members and Brunchwork members only.

You're invited to an unforgettable dinner with Magic Leap Vice President of Health Jennifer Esposito.

Enjoy an intimate conversation with Jennifer, an audience challenge, and curated connections over a healthy meal.

Wednesday, Aug 21

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: August 21

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, Aug 21

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology

UnityNYC Meetup: August

Join UnityNYC for their monthly meetup to check out demos built on Unity and network over drinks. 

Thursday, Aug 22

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Digital Citizenry

Refugee Is Not My Name: A Film Screening and Discussion

Refugee Is Not My Name is an award-winning documentary highlighting the stories of humanitarian aid entrepreneurs and displaced people across Greece. Filmed across three cities, the stories represent those of the 1.1 million refugees who have journeyed across the Aegean Sea in search of safety. Shining a light on the strength of people faced with unimaginable choices, Refugee Is Not My Name reveals the reality of our current international refugee crisis and the dire need for systemic policy change and deeper human compassion.

Friday, Aug 23

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: August 23

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

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

Sep 2 - Sep 8

Friday, Sep 6

8:30 AM11:30 AM

Betaworking

Inside the Investment Committee: How Pitches Work with General Catalyst

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 business to our panel of VCs, this month from General Catalyst, followed by a discussion with the VCs on their thoughts, suggestions, and what they look for in a pitch.

One Betaworks Studios member will be chosen to pitch their company.

IIf you'd like to submit yourself for consideration, please do so in the RSVP form.

Sep 16 - Sep 22

Monday, Sep 16

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology
Panel

Why is Design More Important in an Age of Smartphones?

Good design is more important today both online and offline due to the wide use of digital platforms as well as their distraction. This is seen from the ease of use of Amazon and Macy's digital stores, the ability of Apple and Dyson to charge premium prices for their products, Hermes stores exhibiting art to attract new, younger customers and the glossy, ad filled hundred page plus New York Times supplements on design, at a time when the print media is rapidly losing appeal.

These issues will be discussed by a Silley Circuits panel:

- Graham Roberts, director of immersive platforms storytelling, The New York Times
- Nancy Fire, founder of Design Works International

- Tiago Estrada, head of Customer Experience at Atmosphere Proximity

Sep 23 - Sep 29

Friday, Sep 27

9:00 AM7:00 PM

Frontier Technology

RENDER: Hearing Voices

Join us at Betaworks Studios on Friday, September 27th for Hearing Voices, the third iteration of our new RENDER bimonthly conference series exploring new areas of frontier technology.

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