BOOZY BUSINESS BRUNCH
Jun
30
10:00 am10:00

BOOZY BUSINESS BRUNCH

  • KOI Creative Space

Hakuna Mimosa. It means it’s brunch time.

Free Boozy Brunch brought to you by Made in Westchester & Digital Chair

Come mingle, drink, eat...and learn(?) 

Bloody Marys, Food, Smoothies, and Mimosas!

What’s trendy, hip, and popular this summer?
You guessed it. Brunch. 

FREE FRIDAYS
Jul
7
8:00 am08:00

FREE FRIDAYS

  • KOI Creative Space

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

THE BUSINESS OF BEER SERIES | FEAT. YONKERS BREWING CO.
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

THE BUSINESS OF BEER SERIES | FEAT. YONKERS BREWING CO.

  • KOI Creative Space
 
 

Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Yonkers Brewing Co. from….Yonkers. We’ll talk about what being a startup in the beer scene means and hear about the origins of the brewery - all while sampling some of YBC’s finest brews with a guided tasting.

BREWERY PROFILE | Yonkers Brewing Co.

Like any other great idea Yonkers Brewing Co. was thought of with a beer in hand. The concept of brewing came to John Rubbo and Nick Califano after they tirelessly helped their grandfathers make homemade wine. As they exchanged stories about crushing grapes and discussed the intricacy of fermentation, they cracked open a cold beer.

As the cap fell off the lights went on, “Why not just make the sweet nectar we enjoy so much more?” they asked. The generations-old tradition of wine making sparked a fire and they brewed up a recipe that is now known as their flagship, Yonkers Vienna Lager.

The two Yonkers natives, John and Nick spend one summer in the backyard of John’s parents’ home – yes, in Yonkers – studying the depth and breadth of the brewing process and trying their hand at creating a recipe they enjoyed.

They also created a detailed business plan through learning about the marketplace, analyzing sales statistics, current trends, and structures of craft breweries across the United States and speaking with local business professionals. This research and passion built the foundation for the business.

Located in downtown Yonkers, they want the brewery environment and culture to reflect how they see their hometown and be a place where the community can come together in a lively environment to celebrate what this city has to offer – culture, entertainment, sports and now good beer.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • “Yonkers” is directly derived from Adriaen van der Donck, a lawyer, scholar, and author who had emerged as a leader of the New Netherland colony and was known locally as the Jonkheer or Jonker
  • In 1853, Elisha Otis invented the first safety elevator and the first elevator factory in the world, Otis Elevator Company, in Yonkers
  • Bakelite, the first completely synthetic plastic, was invented in Yonkers circa 1906 by Leo Baekeland
  • In 1888, Scottish-born John Reid founded the first golf course, with just three holes, in the United States, St. Andrew’s Golf Club, in Yonkers
  • Kawasaki assembly plant opened in 1986 producing the new cars for the New York City Subway and PATH trains
  • In 1940, Yonkers resident Edwin Howard Armstrong transmitted the first FM radio broadcast from the Yonkers home of C.R. Runyon, a co-experimenter
  • Yonkers hosts one of the nation’s oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades

 

TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY
Jul
12
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP LEGACY

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

New to leadership? Are you clear about what type of a leader you are, what shaped your values and beliefs?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn leadership styles while exploring own approach
  • Reflect on influencers, impacts and how these shaped values and beliefs
  • Create your Leadership Story to increase influence and impact

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BE THE CEO OF YOUR CAREER
Aug
2
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | BE THE CEO OF YOUR CAREER

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Get a proven 5-Step Model for Career Success whether you are building your own business or managing a career inside an organization. Leave with a clear understanding of the steps you need to take and the mindset you need to adapt to proactively and successfully manage your career.

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn the 5-Step Model for Career Success
  • Dig into identifying skills and strengths, how to convey that effectively and strategize around potential roadblocks ahead
  • Gain insight to how to manage your inner game and create next steps for success

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | Getting Strategic: Thinking Upside Down™
Sep
12
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | Getting Strategic: Thinking Upside Down™

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Have you been told to be more strategic? Do you need to increase your ability to think more broadly to deliver greater value to your clients, staff or boss?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn the Thinking Upside Down™ approach
  • Consider your strategic mindset when approaching a challenge
  • Identify action steps to take to increase effectiveness

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | CONQUERING CONFLICT
Sep
26
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | CONQUERING CONFLICT

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Are you fearful of conflict? Do you fan the fire or are you able to put it out?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Explore conflict and pathways for better management
  • Explore individual responses to conflict, hot buttons and their impact
  • Create strategies to manage conflict better


THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD
Jun
21
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | SPEAK UP & LEAD

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

Nervous about presenting to a group – or just not as polished as you’d like to be. Come learn 3 easy techniques to immediately improve. Practice and perform to get that sale, promotion or kudos!

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Learn techniques to improve your presentation skills
  • Practice and see what their baseline level of skill
  • Get comfortable and focus on their most impactful improvement area

WESTCHESTER TECH MEETUP
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

WESTCHESTER TECH MEETUP

  • KOI Creative Space

Westchester Tech Meetup (WTM) brings together technologists, thought leaders, and professionals across diverse industries to explore innovation and investment in our region.

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | STAND UP AS A LEADER
Jun
15
12:00 pm12:00

THE LEADERSHIP SERIES | STAND UP AS A LEADER

  • KOI Creative Space

Join Denise D'Agostino, founder of Possibilities+ as she provides a clear path to improving your leadership skills in business and beyond.

How do you show up as a leader? Are there people or situations that challenge you to achieve the outcomes you need to?

In this part of the series, participants will:

  • Gain a leadership framework
  • Explore high performance team dynamics (Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team)
  • Identify priorities to increase own effectiveness

FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

FACEBOOK ADS IN A NIGHT

  • KOI Creative Space

FACEBOOK ADVERTISING IS HANDS DOWN THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE ONLINE ADVERTISING PLATFORM AVAILABLE TODAY FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES. 

Facebook Ads In a Night is a hands-on workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with Facebook Advertising in under 3 hours!

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to set up and manage your business page
  • How to use Facebook’s amazing audience targeting features
  • How to write effective ad copy that converts
  • Creating compelling ad images and videos
  • How to set a budget for your campaign. Start with just $5 per day!
  • How to optimize your campaigns for success

- A FREE complete guide will be provided for reference after the training-

Requirements:

  • A personal Facebook account
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Harpoon Brewery

  • KOI Creative Space
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Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Harpoon Brewery of Boston, MA.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Harpoon Brewery.
  • 7:00-8:00 | Harpoon Brewery tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Or $5 at the door.

BREWERY PROFILE | Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them. 

In June of 1987, a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today. Though many things have changed since the early days of Harpoon, much has stayed the same. We still love brewing beer and enjoying it with friends. One thing that has changed: in August 2014 Harpoon became an employee owned company!

FREE FRIDAYS
Jun
2
8:00 am08:00

FREE FRIDAYS

  • KOI Creative Space

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

STARTUPALOOZA
May
24
3:30 pm15:30

STARTUPALOOZA

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us at KOI for a pitch event like no other! From the Startupalooza website:

What makes Startupalooza different from almost every other pitching event? It is open to all comers - we don't curate, discriminate or overcharge - we let our Investors judge. We provide a low-cost venue, regular free training and let our Investors take care of the rest.

The format includes a workshop, as well as a complete pitch session with critiquing from investors and in-industry professionals - all geared towards bringing your pitch to the next level!

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

WESTCHESTER TECH MEETUP
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

WESTCHESTER TECH MEETUP

  • KOI Creative Space

Westchester Tech Meetup (WTM) brings together technologists, thought leaders, and professionals across diverse industries to explore innovation and investment in our region.

WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN A NIGHT
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

WORDPRESS WEBSITE IN A NIGHT

  • KOI Creative Space

Wordpress is the most popular system for managing websites, accounting for over half of all websites on the internet.

'Website in a Night’ is a hands-on workshop that will focus on teaching the fundamentals of using wordpress, while building a complete website in under 3 hours!

After this workshop students will:

  • have created their own functioning wordpress website
  • have an understanding of WordPress, what it is, how it works
  • be able to create posts, add content, install and customize themes
  • have access to a reference site containing notes from the workshop as well as tools

Requirements:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Laptop Computer

*** This event is FREE if booked in advance online -TICKETS ARE LIMITED ***

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

The Business of Beer Series | Feat. Two Roads Brewing Co.

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us for some perspective into the craft brewery industry at The Business of Beer Series. This installment features Two Roads Brewing Co. of Stratford, CT.

The Business of Beer Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Two Roads Brewing Co. 
  • 7:00-8:00 | Two Roads Brewing Co. tasting and conversation on featured brew selections.

Cost: $5 at the door

BREWERY PROFILE | Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has created an extensive lineup that takes a unique twist on classic beer styles.

Two Roads isn’t just the logo on our brewery building, it’s our philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, we prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in our lives, our careers and especially for our beers! Now our “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that we create and how we create them.

Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Sales Speak that Wins | Closing the Deal

Join Victor Adefuye of Dana Consulting and learn the best practices in modern sales conversations and how to get and close the deal of your dreams.

Agenda

  • Introduction | Fundamental Rules and Sales Management
  • The Science of Sales
  • Initiating the Conversation | Introductions, Questions and Storytelling
  • Next Steps and Further Learning

PROFILE | VICTOR A. ADEFUYE, FOUNDER & CEO

Victor is a creative and entrepreneurial sales professional with a passion for tackling big challenges.  He founded Dana after seeing too many startups make the same mistakes around sales planning, hiring, and management. Victor began his career as an attorney, where he developed his communication and presentation skills.  He then leveraged these abilities in his first sales role at Northwestern Mutual, where he was recognized as one of the top young producers in the company.  Subsequently, Victor joined the entrepreneurial world, serving as Co-Founder & President of WellnessRebates, VP of Business Development at Apex Leaders LLC, and as a sales consultant to various B2B startups.  He is a graduate of Duke University and The George Washington University Law School.

Lunch + Learn | Myths that Kill B2B Startups
May
5
12:30 pm12:30

Lunch + Learn | Myths that Kill B2B Startups

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us for a lunch-and-learn with Victor Adefuye of Dana Consulting and learn about the sales myths that will kill your B2B Startup and how to avoid them.

PROFILE | VICTOR A. ADEFUYE, FOUNDER & CEO

Victor is a creative and entrepreneurial sales professional with a passion for tackling big challenges.  He founded Dana after seeing too many startups make the same mistakes around sales planning, hiring, and management. Victor began his career as an attorney, where he developed his communication and presentation skills.  He then leveraged these abilities in his first sales role at Northwestern Mutual, where he was recognized as one of the top young producers in the company.  Subsequently, Victor joined the entrepreneurial world, serving as Co-Founder & President of WellnessRebates, VP of Business Development at Apex Leaders LLC, and as a sales consultant to various B2B startups.  He is a graduate of Duke University and The George Washington University Law School.

FREE FRIDAYS
May
5
8:00 am08:00

FREE FRIDAYS

  • KOi Creative Space

Thinking of joining a coworking space but not sure it will work for you or in your budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those portfolio updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

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WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

  • KOI Creative Space

WEDC | Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center will hold a Mother’s Day ‘pop-up shop’ with vendors and shopping!

The event aims to support small local businesses who are part of the WEDCbiz (Women’s Enterprise Development Centre) mentoring and training program.

Vendors and entrepreneurs from Westchester County and the Greater Hudson Valley area will participate, selling bath and body products, apparel, and accessories. These vendor’s focus will be toward items that would sell well pre-Mother’s Day.

Price: Free admittance to the public.

 

The Spirit of Business Series | Feat. Hudson Whiskey
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

The Spirit of Business Series | Feat. Hudson Whiskey

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us for some perspective into the craft distillery industry at The Spirit of Business Series. This installment features Ralph Erenzo, one of the two co-founders of Hudson Whiskey & Tuthilltown Distillery Hudson Whiskey.

The Spirit of Business Program

  • 6:00-7:00 | A business presentation and talk followed by Q&A from Hudson Whiskey. 
  • 7:00-8:00 | Hudson Whiskey tasting and conversation on featured spirit selections.

Cost: $5 at the door

DISTILLERY PROFILE | Hudson Whiskey

Fate is a fickle thing. In 2001, when we purchased the Tuthilltown Gristmill to open a rock climber’s ranch, the neighbors balked. So we had to find another way. The 240-year history of the mill led us to it. Grain, water, yeast and a new purpose: We decided to make whiskey.

With our own skills and a lot of hard work, we converted the two granaries into the first whiskey distillery in New York State since Prohibition.

We didn’t know anything about distilling whiskey. We decided not to think “out of the box.” Instead we burned the box and started fresh. For two years we traveled to distilleries and talked to experts around the globe. All the while building our distillery, acquiring our permits and waiting for our stills to arrive.

It took six months of experimentation to produce great, rich whiskey by hand, one batch at a time. Along the way we changed the way whiskey is made and we changed our lives.

The Industrial Revolution dies at the beginning of our driveway. We’re about handcrafted spirits. Our Distillerymen are always in direct contact with the materials and the spirit of the distillery.

From grain to glass, we take great care and pride in all of our spirits. We’ve captured local flavor and ambience using the agricultural resources of local farmers while leaving a smaller footprint on the environment.

Like true New Yorkers, we’ve toughed it out and thrived. Our staff is honored and thrilled to have been named “Best Artisan Distiller of 2010” by the American Distilling Institute. Just regular folk making whiskey that has earned its place on the top shelf. It was quite a climb, but it sure looks good from here.

Westchester Tech Meetup
Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Westchester Tech Meetup

  • KOI CREATIVE SPACE

Westchester Tech Meetup (WTM) brings together technologists, thought leaders, and professionals across diverse industries to explore innovation and investment in our region.

ProsperUs Networking
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

ProsperUs Networking

  • KOI Creative Space

Prosper.Us Networking Group invites you to a happy hour and to enjoy some casual networking at KOI Creative Space with food, drink and many interesting and valuable professionals in attendance.

FREE FRIDAYS
Apr
7
8:00 am08:00

FREE FRIDAYS

  • KOI Creative Space

Thinking of joining KOI but can't work it into the budget? Looking for a job and need a place to crank out those resume updates? We get it - come in and grab a desk, some free coffee, and end the week on a high note!

AIGA | Gender Equity Toolkit
Mar
30
6:29 pm18:29

AIGA | Gender Equity Toolkit

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us to see the research and then break down the barriers.

AIGA developed the Gender Equity Toolkit to show how to: 

• Learn - professional development
• Participate - team building activities
• Grow - put your insights to use with real-life practice in your office

This toolkit is designed to help overcome the invisible barriers created by gender bias and to foster equity in the workplace. Equity is all about giving people access to the opportunities and resources they need in order to overcome barriers and flourish.


Experience games and networking in an upcoming workshop with us to better form:

  1. Interpersonal Stories & Connections
  2. Meaningful Collaborations
  3. Build Confidence


Thursday, March 30th
6:30 Doors
7–9:00p Workshop 

KOI Creative Space
169 Mamaroneck Avenue 2nd floor
White Plains, NY 10601

$10 for AIGA or KOI Members
$20 for non members

Westchester Tech Meetup
Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

Westchester Tech Meetup

Westchester Tech Meetup (WTM) brings together technologists, thought leaders, and professionals across diverse industries to explore innovation and investment in our region.

Brush Calligraphy Workshop
Feb
25
2:00 pm14:00

Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Brush Calligraphy is a fun, relaxing art form (that's taking Instagram by storm!) Learn the basics of brush calligraphy from foundational brush strokes to forming and connecting letters.

Limited seats available // Register by February 17 to save $5!

KOI | 2016 Holiday Party Hearty
Dec
15
8:00 pm20:00

KOI | 2016 Holiday Party Hearty

  • KOI Creative Space

We're having the first KOI Holidays Party and you are invited. Join us at KOI Creative Space for tall glass of merry rounded out by a shot of holiday cheer. Bring food, drink or a friend. 

We will be collecting items for the Food Bank for Westchester - please see a list of non-perishable food items here: http://www.foodbankforwestchester.org/help-us/most-needed-food-items-2016.pdf

Dec. 15th: AIGA Event | Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients w/ Entrepreneurial Growth Expert Evan Horowitz
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Dec. 15th: AIGA Event | Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients w/ Entrepreneurial Growth Expert Evan Horowitz

  • KOI Creative Spave

Five Secrets to a Steady Flow of New Clients

Wish it were easier to attract and close high-quality clients?  Working hard and not getting the number or quality of clients that you really want?  Even very successful firms endure “feast or famine” cycles of busyness followed by dry spells. 

Westchester Tech Meetup | Nov. @KOI
Nov
21
6:00 pm18:00

Westchester Tech Meetup | Nov. @KOI

  • KOI Creative Space

Join us at November's Westchester Tech Meetup at KOI, Nov. 21st kicking off at 6:00. Come join tech entrepreneurs and creative thinkers for networking and discussions.
Features include tech talks and new media demos with plenty of creative and tech focused networking, food, beer, and wine to go around. RSVP HERE: http://www.meetup.com/WestchesterTech/events/234816290