Building a Billion Dollar Business: Startup Grind feat. Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad)

Apr 16, 10:00 PM – Apr 17, 1:00 AM

New York City

Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area, 417 5th Avenue, New York, 10016

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 to hear directly from Sahil and learn how to stop waiting and start doing -- and how to recover when your billion dollar idea turns out to be not so much.

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About this event

You don't learn, then start. You start, then learn.

This is a mantra that Sahil Lavingia lives by. It's why he left his role as employee #2 at Pinterest in 2011 to begin a journey that led to Gumroad being the premier destination for creators to sell their products directly to audiences with quick, simple links -- no need for a storefront.

It was supposed to be a billion dollar business. 

Until it wasn't.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 to hear directly from Sahil and learn how to stop waiting and start doing -- and how to recover when your billion dollar idea turns out to be not so much.

Tickets for this event include food and drinks, as well as exclusive access to this founder who's achieved founder stardom by making hard choices and remembering who his real stakeholders are.

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 at Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area, a social innovation center in Midtown Manhattan. The center supports entrepreneurs and other innovators who are passionate about improving lives and protecting the planet in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Impact Hub provides a collaborative workspace, hosts events and workshops, and runs programs to help impactful ideas take off. Subscribe to their newsletter to stay up to date on their work, and sign up for membership to join their community.

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 build your startup the right way. See the full event lineup here.

Check out what happened


  • Sahil Lavingia


    Founder & CEO



April 16 – 17, 2024
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Networking with food and drinks
Conversation with Sahil Lavingia
Community shoutouts
More networking


  • Joshua Ness


    Managing Director, Startup Grind

  • Tova Feldheim



  • Alex Koshykov


    Events Team

  • Jenny Sumeragi

    CEO & Founder, JS Global Investment

  • Arjun Mehta

    Off Campus Ai


  • Colleen Wong

    Reify Ventures

    General badass

  • Ami Berger

    Startup Grind

    VP of Happy Hours

  • Valencia Tong

    Columbia Venture Community

    Global Board Member and Marketing Lead

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


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Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area

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