- Bongu 🚀 Yorkseeders! #32
Bongu 🚀 Yorkseeders! #32
Happy New Year! What's cooking these two weeks? Jan 2nd - Jan 15th
🚀 Greetings Yorkseeder!
Happy New Year! Today’s Hello is in Maltese 🇲🇹, Bongu (BON-joo) :-) What’s cooking this two weeks within the Yorkseed radar?
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Our Journey So Far …
Yorkseed™ is an exclusive global venture community for founders and investors by Jessica Sophia Wong. We bridge entrepreneurs and investors while linking founders to diverse markets and establishing global hubs to expand investor reach.
Yorkseed began unexpectedly after a spreadsheet gained popularity at the SXSW conference, prompting me to form a company. In just 9 months, we've amassed over 1.2k members across 15 global city hubs, with the newsletter, just 6 months old, attracting over 2.4K subscribers alone. We've hosted 8 exclusive global events in 3 countries, 4 cities and continue to expand.
We organize exclusive events for founders and investors at various stages of their entrepreneurial journey (Did you know YS only has been around since April 2023). Our community prides itself on the strict application process we have in place for attendees, ensuring that only high-quality individuals are part of our events. Happy New Year and it’s my birthday today! We are eagerly anticipating what 2024 will bring!
On my birthday today, immense gratitude to the Yorkseeders for their unwavering support. 2023's unpredictable journey taught me to embrace growth and cherish life's blessings. Yorkseed's accidental beginning led to incredible experiences in uncharted territories. Amid life's rush, valuing close connections became essential. I refuse to let fear hinder seizing life's opportunities. Recent global events reminded us of life's fragility, urging us to cherish moments and take risks. No 'what ifs' in my future—I pledge to cherish every moment. Here's to living boldly and loving without regrets! 🎉"
Happy New Year! 🥰
Founder / CEO
Jessica Sophia Wong / [email protected]
Founders looking to raise or sell / Investors - looking for deal flow / Executives looking to work together
I like to invite you to fill out our new Yorkseed's Founder and Investor Submission Form. https://forms.gle/QPekQGaAAqPkonby7
Shout out to San Francisco!
Join our Bay Area hub to connect with other executives, founders and investors!
A heartfelt thank you for those who joined us at our last event of 2023, Yorkseed + Bernstein Growth Stage Founders and Investors Holiday Mixer in NYC.
The event's success owes a huge debt of gratitude to our co-host Kevin O’Brien from Alliance Bernstein Private Wealth Management. A special thanks to Chris Seshadri from Photosesh for all the support!
A heartfelt appreciation goes out to the gifted sibling musicians, Eliel and John Pepito, comprising the duo known as The Alchemisers.
January 2nd - January 15th, 2024
Founders Dinner - 1/2
Brex Supper Club NYC - 1/3
Startup Lean Coffee - 1/3
MAINNet - 1/3
Tech Walk - 1/3
CXO Mixer - 1/4
Founder Coffee Huddle - 1/5
VC Happy Hour - 1/8
Queens Tech Founder Meetup - 1/10
From Zero to Funded - 1/11
Hue Lane Anniversary Mixer - 1/11
Venice Tech Happy Hour - 1/10
Austin AI Social Hour - 1/11
Wynwood Tech Happy Hour - 1/3
ElectroTempo Happy Hour! - 1/7
Blockchain at ChurchKey - 1/8
☕️Web3 Brunch🥞 - 1/13
betabreakfast - 1/4
Tech Community Dinner - 1/11
Pitch It! - 1/11
Product Failures - 1/11
Rio de Janeiro
RioTech Happy Hour - 1/3
Get Ready For Ethereum - 1/10
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Message from the Yorkseed House ...
Our WhatsApp Global hubs are where I will be strictly sharing special events that are happening around the local city related to Founders + Investors + Tech Executives focus only.
Our WhatsApp Conference Groups are for conferences goers to share invites, arrange meetups and set meetings specifically for Founders + Investors + Tech Executives focus only. We also provide a spreadsheet of non-badge holder master side event list for all conference goers! We believe everyone should have access to all the top notch side events without paying a premium price!
Looking for volunteers to run some of these hubs. Paris, New York City, Austin, Miami, D.C., Los Angeles, Bay Area, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Sydney, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki, Rio, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Montreal. Some people already interested in some of them, though I do need more! If you are from a city that is not on the list and are interested in creating a local hub, please reach out to me!
What does a local hub volunteer / co-organizer do?
Run a YorkseedTM event once a month. It must be Founders + Investors + Tech Executives focus. I am open to all sort of events from happy hours to panels, or even demo nights. To make it easier, it can be a co-branded event with another company.
Collect mailing list, YorkseedTM database building from all the attendees. Partnership, investor or collaboration opportunities for YS.
Feed me any local events you know will be coming up in the local city, and I will include them the newsletter.
The perks of being a local hub volunteer? You are exposed to high-level individuals, and infinite opportunities will come your way!
Sounds exciting for you? Write me at [email protected] / Jessica Sophia Wong
❤️ Join our database 👉 https://forms.gle/C8uQChh41JknpxPYA
I am in a process of curating a several exclusive mailing list, all the collected information is private and will not be shared. What do I do with it? Exclusive event invites, founders + investors matching from different sectors and some other cool stuff.
❤️ Yorkseed Public Database👇 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/101PbxqAMpnSJ44TcCJUp8hl6v2pFXbZnKrtBQ1GzhW0/edit?usp=sharing
If you would like to register in our public database, please fill out the Google form above and select the part where you provide your consent to be on the public list.
Interested to sponsor this newsletter or partner on in-person events in NYC or one of the local hubs, write me at : [email protected]
We added a new Yorkseed General Support Group! This is general support system for anyone in the idea stage, early stage, or facing hardship while building your startups. In this group you’ll meet other technical people or entrepreneurs who face challenges. You are not alone in this journey.
YorkseedTM is partnering up with Croissant! Croissant is an app that provides on-demand access to co-working spaces in NYC & cities around the world. Drop by for a few focused hours or stay for the whole day with (usually free!) coffee & fresh inspiration. As a partner with Croissant, Yorkseeders can use this link to get 30% off your first three months!