On this page you'll find:
- Three Event Types
- FAQ for all events
- Deep Dive on Event Type #3: Bespoke Events
- Pepper Event Calendar + Sponsors (from 2022)
Which is a best fit for your organization/goals?
Invite all Pepper Members, usually 40-50 attend. Main benefit is getting your name out to the community + sales/hiring opps.
Invite all Founders in Pepper; can flex from 20-30 up to 75 if we want. Main benefit is a hyper-focus with key influencers/buyers/partners in the NYC health/tech community.
Invite specific Pepper Members for a focused event specific to them. Main benefit is targeted access to a curated crew for deeper relationship/brand building. Target invite 3:1 ratio of Paid:Non-Paid members.
We use Partiful (example here: https://par.tf/RLps). All I need is your logo, org info, and venue location/date/time to make it.
We trade emails and you commit to: (1) One of the event types above, (2) We agree on a date. Then it's yours!
If at a bar, you set the spend cap: Minimum is $250 bar-tab. If at your office/private venue, it can be much cheaper, that's up to you. People are expecting light drinks and food, not much more.
I'll give you the list of names of who RSVP'ed, but your team needs to manually check-in those who came. Based on the check-in, I give you emails but you must let people opt-in before they are on your mailing list.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pmET, which maximizes attendance. 6pm set-up starts, 9pm hard stop to "kick out" guests (if at your office).
If you're doing a Founder-Only (#2) or Bespoke Event (#3), yes. You pick specific people from our CRM, and I'll send them all one email on your behalf (you will be CC-ed and the invitee will be BCC-ed). Target inviting 3:1 Paid:Non-Paid members from CRM.
Not today, no. But frankly that may likely change in the future.
Absolutely, go to our homepage and scroll down, you'll see examples of events at bars, offices, and RISE (an NYC event space that Gaingles rents out). Pepper homepage link: https://peppernyc.umso.co/
Most of all, by hosting an event you're getting your name out there and becoming a pillar in the NYC Health/Tech Community. More specifically:
If it's at a bar, it's up to them. If it's at your office, you're more than welcome to check vaccination status - I'll let folks know on the invite, your team will need to execute this check, day-of.
No. We shouldn't be discussing anything material to your business and I wouldn't impose this upon the Pepper Community.
Yes, but I have a strong preference to keep programming short, meaning 30 min or less. Regular event cadence is: 6:30p people arrive, 7:30-8p any programming (optional), 8:30p folks start leaving, 9p hard stop. Adjust that if morning/afternoon event.
As Pepper grows, we're always looking for ways to add value to the community. We've found that more targeted events are best (<25 people there) around a specific topic. Team Pepper is experimenting with these types of events to see how much work they are, and whether our Sponsors and Attendees gets as much value as we think they will, from hosting them.
But any good event will be. Give the people actionable information and your product/service will sell itself. Same is true if you're a Fund looking to grow their presence/deal flow.
Examples: "Building brands for virtual care companies", or "Women Founders Lunch", or "Getting/Using Medicare Data in Your Org".
But that's totally up to you. A "lowly PM" can often give as much value as a CEO, it's all about focusing the event on a tight surface area, so people showing up know what they're going to get out of it.
Here are some examples of Bespoke Event formats people have been throwing around:
Please read this page in detail, and email me with your event idea. After we chat asynchronously, we'll hop on quick call to see if there's "juice". Once you get approval from your side, I "lock it in", which just means I put the event on the Pepper calendar.
Once we decide on event-type and who should be there, I'll send the email out on your behalf and BCC the invitees. From there it's off to the races and you determine the logistics/organization details for final execution.
Please pick one of the event types, and month, that is a best fit for your org:
|Month ('22)||Event Type #1: Monthly Meetup for all of Pepper||Event Type #2: All Founders in Pepper||Event Type #3: Bespoke (invite-only) * NEW as of September *|
|May||Ash Wellness||VirtueVC, AlleyCorp, SVB|
|June||Upfront Ventures, 6/30||--|
|July||Gaingels, 7/19||Ribbon Health, 7/12|
|August||SVB/AvoMD, Rooftop Party in BK 8/3||Available for Sponsor|
|September||OMERS Ventures, 9/29||Capable Health/M13, 9/8||Bessemer/Torch/Left Lane "Consumer" Breakfast, 9/7|
|October||Frist Cressey Ventures, 10/5||Healthie, 10/4||Available for Sponsor|
|November||30 Madison, 11/10||Science.io, 11/8||Available for Sponsor|
|December||Available for Sponsor||Left Lane Capital, 12/6||Available for Sponsor|