Build the Right Team to Get Funded: Startup Grind feat. Erica Duignan Minnihan

Jan 16, 11:00 PM – Jan 17, 2:00 AM

Join us on Tuesday, Jan 16 to hear directly from Erica Duignan Minnihan on the actionable steps you can take to build a better team and get the right investments. She may even drop some hints at what she likes to see in a pitch deck. Hint: it's not what you think.

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

What's the ONE thing your career path has taught you?

For Erica Duignan Minnihan, it's that supporting diverse teams is key for startup growth... and that startup success is key to economic growth.

And this venture capital pro has the receipts to prove it.🧾

Erica has been doing this for a while. From an internship at Golden Seeds -- a prominent angel investor network -- to Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures, Erica knows what it takes to scale companies and how to make the right investments.

Oh and she's been a founder, too. With an exit. ➡️

Now she's Founder and Managing Partner of Reign Ventures, a $50 million fund that invests in early-stage companies with a strong focus on underrepresented founders, particularly women and people of color. And she's dedicated to helping these founders build successful billion-dollar companies.

Join us on Tuesday, Jan 16 to hear directly from Erica on the actionable steps you can take to build a better team and get the right investments. She may even drop some hints at what she likes to see in a pitch deck. 

Hint: it's not what you think. 👀

Tickets for this event are $5 and include food and drinks, as well as exclusive access to this VC with one heck of a resume.

You'll also meet dozens of other high-performing entrepreneurs who are creating their next big thing. Seriously, it's some of the best founder networking in the city.

We're meeting LIVE AND IN-PERSON at The Yard, a coworking space at the intersection of innovation, creativity, design, & play -- with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philly, and DC -- with a variety of shared and private workspace options. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a visit, you can do so here.

Getting a ticket guarantees admission. No long lines outside in the cold. No waitlist. No wondering if you'll even get in. 

And don't miss our recurring founder social events over coffee or cocktails. It's a great opportunity for operators to network with each other to share best practices and find new resources to get the year started right. See them all here.

Check out what happened


  • Erica Duignan Minnihan

    Reign Ventures

    Founder & General Partner


  • Joshua Ness


    Emerging Technology Director



January 16 – 17, 2024
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


11:00 PMNetworking with food and drinks
12:00 AMConversation with Erica Duignan Minnihan
12:45 AMCommunity shoutouts
1:00 AMMore networking


  • Joshua Ness


    Director, Startup Grind NYC

  • Tova Feldheim



  • Adrian Plesca



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Dell Technologies


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The Yard

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