Our partners are at the core of New York City’s emerging tech industry. Through our thought leadership we foster the sprit of continual learning both in our culture and the startup community. We share an aim to continue to challenge, elevate, and promote disruptive thinking.

INNOVATION & INCUBATION

EDUCATION & EXPLORATION

COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION

INNOVATION + INCUBATION

Putting “fail fast” to the test, accelerators and incubators take startups on an intensive boot-camp like approach to solidify their product and business in preparation for market launch. Perks has been invited to participate via esteemed mentorship roles that allow us to continually adapt our strategies and methodologies with real world testing.

Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship-driven program designed for women-founded companies in mobile technology. WIM’s goal is to provide women entrepreneurs with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies. Perks Consulting Founder and CEO Lauren Perkins is a WIM advisor,  lending her brand marketing and consumer insight expertise to portfolio companies leadership teams.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) is an early-stage investment firm and accelerator based in New York City. ERA funds 10 startups $25K and provides them with 3-months of free office space, free legal and other services and free “hands-on” help from a team of 3 General Partners, 10 Operating Partners and 250+ Mentors. ERA is born out of Entrepreneurs Roundtable, a global organization with a mission to help entrepreneurs succeed. Lauren has been active in the Entrepreneur Roundtable community prior to the creation of the accelerator program and has been a big supporter through it’s inception and growth leading training sessions for the founding teams and work with leadership on strategic planning for portfolio companies go-to-market launches.

EDUCATION + EXPLORATION

You can find our Founder, Lauren, on General Assembly’s faculty where she collaborates on curriculum and teaches topics ranging from community management to user acquisition strategy.

General Assembly’s campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship provides educational programming and co-working space, and IT support. Grounded in the entrepreneurial experience and lean startup methodology, their mission is to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a visionary community

Through this collaboration we emphasize continued discourse, and debate in an educational setting to explore the concepts and theories presented by entrepreneurs, seasoned technologists, and innovators. This environment provides Perks with real world feedback and inspiration from students to enrich our custom training and educations offerings for clients.

COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION

No community is sufficient without advocates and outlets to promote, support and cultivate collaboration and entrepreneurship. By embedding ourselves among vibrant groups and organizations, Perks interacts with first-hand practitioners o continuously support and refine the strategies we put forth for our clients. This on the ground approach keeps us informed of day-to-day needs and emerging trends.

The YEC, an invite-only nonprofit membership organization, promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career path. YEC’s mission is to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in America—and help rebuild the economy in the process. YEC network members are the young media personalities, thought leaders, and founders behind some of the world’s most successful companies like HootSuite, Klout, 2Tor, SkillShare, Mint.com and many more. Perks Consulting CEO Lauren Perkins holds the reins as the founding YEC’s NYC Co-Director.

Tipping Point Partners is not a typical venture firm or incubator. Instead, TPP crafts partnerships with entrepreneurs specific to their needs and resources, positioning themselves as institutional co-founders rather than an investor or service provider.
In addition, they own the Tipping Point Workspace, a 20,000 square foot shared workspace perfect for technology companies seeking a full-service environment shared with high-quality peers. Perks is proud to have been one of the inaugural businesses invited to move into the workspace in 2010 and counts Tipping Point Partners’ workspace member Rapid Ratings as a client.