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Business Networking Groups, Entrepreneur Organizations, and Resources in Silicon Alley

Written By: Gary 30 August 2010 Other Posts By: Gary

This is a guest post by Gary Whitehill who was kind enough to allow Founders Block to repost his article, originally published on March 26th, 2010.

Almost everyday someone asks me “where can I go to find XYZ.” I figured it would be easier if I wrote down a decent portion of the organizations I normally recommend to folks. Here in New York there are a plethora of events day in and day out. They include conferences, forums, meetups and workshops.

The frequency, quality, size and scale of events in New York for entrepreneurs, from the aspiring or idea-stage entrepreneur all the way up to the growth and acquisition-stage entrepreneur, can vary greatly.

Below is a list of organizations and resources that you as an entrepreneur here in New York should become familiar with, as well as a breakdown at what stage of your company’s growth the organization(s) would be most relevant for you:

Aspiring / Idea-stage / Early-stage:

140 Characters Conference (#140conf)



Bergen News Group

Bernardo’s List – New York

Business Incubator Associate of New York State



Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization

Columbia University – Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship

Columbia Venture Community

Do it in Person

Entrepreneurs Exchange Club (NYU)

Entrepreneurs Roundtable

FirstMark Capital

Founder Collective

Get Venture by Mark Peter Davis

Girls in Tech

Help a Reporter Out (HARO)

Hive at 55



Landeau Leadership

Levin Institute

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC)


MIT Enterprise Forum

New York Angels

New York City Business Networking Group

New York Enterprise Report

New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) Facebook Fan Page

New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) Meetup

New York Tech Meetup

New Work City

News on Women


NYC Seed

Pace University – Lubin Center for Entrepreneurship

RRE Ventures

Small Business Summit


Startup Digest

Sunshine Suites


The Hatchery

Ultra Light Start-ups


Urban Interns


Young Entrepreneur

Growth-stage ($1MM+ in Revenue):

85 Broads

Do it in Person

Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)

Executive Council

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC)



Women Presidents Organization (WPO)

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  • Luis P

    A few others:

    Angels: Angel Round Capital Fund (angelroundcapital.com), Golden Seeds

    Accelerator/Incubator: Founder Institute (founderinstitute.com)

    Co-Working: Rose Tech

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