Elevating Tech Week: PitchSLAM Rooftop Special at Startup (Coffee) Grind

Jun 5, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

The Yard: Lower East Side, 85 Delancey Street, New York, 10002

Join Startup Grind at The Yard's LES rooftop for coffee & conversation focused on all things related to startups and entrepreneurship.

In-person event

About this event

Join us for a special edition of Startup (Coffee) Grind -- in collaboration with The Yard -- during NYC Tech Week on Wednesday, June 5


  1. Come to the LES rooftop
  2. Have a coffee, meet founders
  3. Sip mimosas, pitch your startup

This month, we're elevating our regular coffee chat to The Yard's LES rooftop with views of the city skyline. 🏙️

This midday gathering for early-stage founders and stakeholders is a chance to ditch your work-from-home routine and engage with fellow makers and builders.

In addition to our signature coffee and casual chats, we're spiking the conversations with mimosas to kickstart your networking. 🥂

And one more thing... we're introducing a twist. Join us and you might have the opportunity to pitch your startup on the spot during Startup Grind PitchSLAM. Whether you're had a few (funding) rounds or are just starting out, seize the moment to share your vision with the community.

We'll take names until 12pm noon and randomly select 5 founders to pitch your startup for 5 minutes. Audience Q&A to follow. Bring a thumb drive with your slides in PDF format, and we'll take care of the rest.*

Free to attend. Swing by anytime between 11:00am and 2:00pm to get a first look at new tech being developed in New York, and connect with peers to share insights, experiences, and strategies for building your idea. 💡

PitchSLAM is in collaboration with 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.

And remember to register for our upcoming fireside chats with experienced founders and investors.

*Slides are required in order to pitch. Selected founders without slides in PDF format on a thumb drive or emailed to Startup Grind on the spot will forfeit their opportunity to pitch



Wednesday, June 5, 2024
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


Come-and-go coffee chats with fellow entrepreneurs
Closing time


  • Joshua Ness


    Director, Startup Grind NYC

  • Tova Feldheim



  • Adrian Plesca



  • Jenny Sumeragi

    CEO & Founder, JS Global Investment

  • Ami Berger

    Startup Grind

    VP of Happy Hours

  • Valencia Tong

    Columbia Venture Community

    Global Board Member and Marketing Lead

  • Alex Koshykov


    Events Team

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


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The Yard

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New York Tech Week

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