Startup Tour PHL>NYC

Startup Tour PHL>NYC

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Presented by our Philadelphia partners:


And our New York sponsors:


About Startup Tour

Are you a Philly entrepreneur, student or mentor interested in learning more about the tech & startup scene in NYC?  

Great!  But where do you start?

Join us on our inaugural Startup Tour to NYC on Monday, April 25th as we formally introduce you to the NYC tech scene and startup ecosystem.  We will travel together as a group from Philadelphia aboard a charter bus, where you’ll be able to connect with your fellow startups & technologists to and from NYC.  On this tour, you’ll meet “movers and shakers” in the NYC community, explore different resources and networks that can help your business or career and listen to great leaders in the space talk about their experiences building their ventures in New York.  In addition, this unique opportunity will allow startups and entrepreneurs to share their current work and business needs upon arrival at our Lunch with Startups event upon arrival.

Our goal is to help each attendee learn how to navigate and work with NYC startup & business community now and in the future.


Who is this for?

  • Founders and startup teams involved with early to growth stage ventures
  • Local mentors, technologists and press interested in exploring connections to the NYC startup scene
  • Students interested in starting or working for a startup

What’s the agenda?

  • Morning:  Check in at Benjamin’s Desk (1701 Walnut Street) at 9:00am
  • Departure from Philadelphia at 9:30am
  • NYC Meet & Greet Lunch event with members of the NYC and Philadelphia startup communities
  • Opportunity to share your current work & needs with a panel of leaders/connectors of the NYC tech/startup community
  • Participate in a unique workshop where you’ll help a group of startups with their pitch presentations
  • Admission to Startup Grind NYC, featuring a Fireside Chat with Morgan Hermand-Waicheck
  • Approximate departure from NYC at 9pm and return to Philadelphia at 11pm


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About Our Sponsors

Startup Grind
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 70 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has now hosted 2,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.

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Benjamin’s Desk
Benjamin’s Desk is Philadelphia’s Premier Shared Office and Coworking Space for Professionals. Located in two current locations: Center City in the Allman Building at 1701 Walnut Street and Old City in the Curtis Center at 601 Walnut Street, Benjamin’s Desk is the place to work for mobile professionals, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We offer private offices, part and full-time desk memberships, permanent/dedicated desk memberships, virtual offices and a conference room. Join the workplace of the new economy.

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NYU Incubators
The NYU Incubators are a public/private partnership incubating the top NYC startups by NYU staff through our unique two-year program. In our 7 years of being a leading program in NYC, we’ve seen the graduation of 65 companies including Bounce Exchange, United Wind and CB Insights, and many others. We accept pre seed and seed stage companies and get them through series A or organic growth by immersing them in an incredibly dynamic community of entrepreneurial talent and access to critical resources such as; customers, mentors, service providers, talent and investors.

For more information click here.

Starta Accelerator
Starta Accelerator is an initiative of the Moscow-based VC fund Starta Capital and is designed to bring together, inspire and accelerate growth of select East European startups. This is the first program that aims to enable East European startups to gain traction in United States and achieve seed and Round A funding. Accelerator’s main objectives are to: expand access to American capital for high-growth high-tech European startups, create entrepreneurial education and mentorship programs that reach U.S.-oriented European companies, identify and remove unnecessary barriers to high-growth European startups in the United States and increase collaborations between U.S.-based and Europe-based companies.

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Additional Information – What Else Should I Know?

Refund Policy:  No refunds or exchanges are allowed.  You may transfer your reservation to another person, but the request AND approval of the transfer must be made via email to CoTo Travel at least 3 days prior to the event.  No Exceptions.

Registration Questions:   Part of the experience is connecting members of our community at our events.  In order to provide the best possible matches and pairings that meet your needs and interests, we require you to answer a series of questions when reserving your seat.  We ask you to describe the problem you need help with and the people you’d like to meet.  Our goal is to provide a safe environment for the exchange of ideas.

Please note that the answers you provide will NOT be used by CoTo Travel or our affiliates beyond the scope of our service and related programs.  In line with legal standards, we ask that you only share information that you are legally allowed to disclose to the public.  If you encounter any questions that may require you to violate this request, please DO NOT proceed with the registration.

Service Disclaimers:  Please note that the itinerary, locations and equipment to service this event is subject to change at any time.  Should the event be cancelled for any reason, you will receive an email communication announcing the cancellation and a full refund within 3 business days of the announcement.  Cancellation by CoTo Travel is the ONLY grounds for a refund.