Founders Friday NYC

Founders Friday is a community striving to make NYC tech more inclusive, through tactical & candid fireside chats with founders we think are awesome. Always free. Get on the secret invite list.

Events are every Friday | 8:30am
325 Bowery, 2nd Floor (Spacious @ Bar Primi)

Upcoming Speakers:

10/26: Saman Rahmanian, Ro // Managed by Q // Prehype
11/2: Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health
11/9: Ben Parr, Octane AI
11/16: Derek Flanzrich, Greatist
11/23: Thanksgiving Hangover (no FF) 🦃 🍗 🍻 🛌 🎁

Get Invited

We're a small community, but there's always room for a few more good people. Just leave your email below.

The Team

We're the team behind Founder's Friday:

Aaron Cohn [Partner, Quiet Ventures]
Kelcey Gosserand [Founder, Trellis]
Mat Kaliski [VC, Rubicon Venture Capital]
Mike MacCombie [Director of Platform, ffVC]
Ash Ryan [Developer Evangelist, Adobe]
Stephen Anderson [Startup Sales Consultant]

Here's our list of past speakers. Impressive, we know.

Since we gather at 8:30am on Friday mornings, we get to hear from amazing people.

Past speakers include:

-Dennis Crowley (Founder, Foursquare)
-Shan-Lyn Ma (Founder, Zola)
-Ben Hindman (Founder, Splashthat)
-Gerard Adams (Founder, Elite Daily)
-Liz Wessel (Founder, WayUp)
-Coss Marte (Founder, Conbody)
-Rodney Gibson (Founder, Lisnr)
-Megan O'Connor (Founder, Clark)
-Dennis Mortensen (Founder, x.ai)
-Marissa Evans Alder (Founder, Sawyer)
-Erica Mozes (Founder, HYR)
-Rachel Renrock (Founder, Wethos)
-Morgan Hirsch (Founder, Public Goods)
-Mariko Tokioka (Founder, EastMeetEast)
-Rachel Drori (Founder, Daily Harvest)

Have a suggestion for a great speaker? Drop us a note: foundersfridaynyc@gmail.com

Founders Friday Speaker's Reunion

Save the date:
Wednesday, 6/27 @ Friends of eBay
625 Avenue of the Americas - 3rd Floor

If you're a past (or future) Founders Friday speaker, look out for your formal invite.


Invitees include:
-Ben Hindman (Founder, Splashthat)
-Gerard Adams (Founder, Elite Daily)
-Liz Wessel (Founder, WayUp)
-Coss Marte (Founder, Conbody)
-Rodney Gibson (Founder, Lisnr)
-Megan O'Connor (Founder, Clark)
-Dennis Mortensen (Founder, x.ai)
-Marissa Evans Alder (Founder, Sawyer)
-Erica Mozes (Founder, HYR)
-Rachel Renrock (Founder, Wethos)
-Morgan Hirsch (Founder, Public Goods)
-Mariko Tokioka (Founder, EastMeetEast)
-Rachel Drori (Founder, Daily Harvest)
+lots more

6/1: Anda Gansca, CEO of Knotch.
6/8: Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of Zola.
6/15: Jonathan Basker, former Head of People at Etsy, Handy, Betaworks
6/22: Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
6/29: Shane Snow, Contently
7/6: NO FF -- Happy July 4th Weekend
7/13: Jay Bregman, Verifly & Hailo
7/20: Alex Batdorf, ZipFit Denim
7/27: Dave Zohrob, Chartable, ex-Venture Hacker at Angelist
8/3: Simon Enever, Quip
8/10: Toby Hervey & Sarah Sheehan, Bravely
8/17: Jesse Horowitz, Hubble Contacts
8/24: Robin Berzin, Parsley Health
8/31: Alex Adelman, Lolli
9/7: Renaldo Webb, Pet Plate
9/14: Lisa Skeete Tatum, Landit
9/21: Ben Lillie & Kate Downey, Caveat
9/28: Janet Lieberman, Dame Products
10/5: Preston Pesek & Jaclyn Pascocello, Spacious
10/12: Jeremy Redleaf & Molly Sonsteng, [C A V E D A Y]
10/19: Maren Kate, AVRA Talent Partners (formerly Zirtual)