As a newly minted (second-time) founder, I’m immersing myself deeply into the myriad startup events taking place here in NYC as often as I possibly can.
While I know that some will scoff, saying”real work” doesn’t get done while you’re sitting in a chair listening to other people, or schmoozing over a lukewarm beer in a crowded room, I believe that every conversation you have at a startup event has the potential to be a life-changer. You may meet your co-founder, or an incredible UX designer, or even an investor, just by being open and communicating.
Plus, if you’re attending high-quality events like the incredible Women in Tech Panel discussion put on tonight at AlleyNYC by Tech In Motion…you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. I highly recommend choosing events wisely, and then talking to as many people as you can possibly reach while you’re there! If nothing else, you refine that elevator pitch every time you give it.