Updated! Hastage for the event is #FemaleMakers
NY Tech Meetup is partnering with Tekserve & Plum Alley to bring together Female Makers in New York City for a special holiday market event. Come see and purchase products that were created by female-founded companies and learn more about their inventions and inspirations.
Find Great Holiday Gifts from Female Makers
Thinking of gifts? Both great tech and non-tech will be available for purchase along with gift wrapping from the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
Get Advice About Bringing Your Product Ideas to Market
Thinking of your next venture? We will have experts to get your questions answered about funding, creating, and selling your own products.
Network With Female Entreprenuers
The event is free for women and men but requires registration. Steamy beverages and winter snacks will be served.
A Few Featured Female Makers
|Parcel & Journey was born from our own anthology of travel and discovery. We are a team of journeymen who have set out on the road less traveled to discover global craftsmanship, create beautiful artisan design, and support the communities we love.|
|Ellen Weldon's client roster reads like a “Who’s Who” list of New York and the companies that hold it together, but Ellen still takes the time to teach calligraphy at local schools, as well as taking the time to talk to us about her illustrious career and the beauty behind a handwritten note.|
|THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD is a women owned, socially-innovative design studio based in NYC. They believe design is fundamentally a creative response to the evolving challenges of the present. Current projects include Blokket, a signal-blocking phone case, Loliware Edible Cups, and Hychia, a new hydration product using a super seed from nature. THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD’s work has been featured in NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Fast Company, and TIME.|
|Jin's Jams & Jellies are cooked by hand in small batches, all natural and do not contain any artificial coloring or flavors. The fruit used in each jar is harvested seasonally and locally sourced within 200 miles of our certified facility in Brooklyn. Each and every jar contains our own in-house all natural pectin.|
|Jewelry gave me the perfect vehicle through which I could explore and translate my three great loves—art, nature, and storytelling—into limited-production pieces made of sterling silver, high-karat gold, and gemstones. I personally make every piece at my bench at Brooklyn Metal Works and I live on the web at JudiPowersJewelry.com|
|Holiday cookies from the Lower Eastside Girls Club Sweet Things Bake shop are delicious and support a great cause. Designs include snowflake cookies, Gingerbread brownstones, brownies and more! The Girls Club members will also be on hand to help wrap your gifts by donation.|
|Kristie Betty's goal is to revolutionize the beauty industry and transform the health of its consumers from the inside out with cosmetics free of toxic additives. “I just think information is the most powerful tool for any girl.”|
|Diana Sierra creates visually stunning and technically impressive trees. It’s complex and challenging, but Sierra couldn’t be happier. “Day to day, I design things that are for pure consumption and replaced next season,” she says. “But once these beautiful, symbolic objects are made, they’re made to stay. They don’t have an expiration date.”|
Our Event Sponsors
Founded in 2004 by meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman and co-founded by Dawn Barber, the NY Tech Meetup has more than 35,000 members, representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. NYTM centers around its monthly events, where members gather to watch emerging companies demo new ideas, hear leading-edge thinking on technology topics, and build their networks to develop their businesses. NYTM has been integral in the birth of New York’s new Silicon Alley, with nearly every notable new company, including Foursquareand Tumblr, making their debut at a NYTM demo. NYTM is a not-for-profit, community-led organization. Its Executive Director is Jessica Lawrence, President isNate Westheimer and Chair of the Board is Andrew Rasiej.
Plum Alley, Inc is a New York based company whose business is to foster the success of women entrepreneurs by providing concrete solutions for their growth and accomplishments. Currently an e-commerce and crowdfunding platform, Plum Alley will be releasing a platform to connect women entrepreneurs with professionals who will offer their services for compensation.
Tekserve is best know for deploying the most-used iPad installations in the world at airports, retailers, and for remote workforces. You’ll also find their video & audio workflows at broadcasters, film production studios, and many of the marketing & advertising agencies in the city. In its 23rd Street retail location, Tekserve stocks a wide variety of Mac configurations, hardware, and technology accessories, and offers rentals, workshops, and support to a loyal customer base. Tekserve has fostered a deep level of commitment to the New York City community since the company began in 1987.
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