Events & Workshops

Through M-Corps, SecondMuse incubates a core cohort of startups, but we also create workshops and events for the wider founder community. Explore our upcoming invites, as well as past events, and level your startup.

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Supply Chain

M-Corps x Futureworks: RFQ + Vetting of Suppliers at Powerbridge NY

Come learn about best practices in crafting your Request For Quotation (RFQ), from preparation and processing to vetting and selection. What should you consider when choosing a partner? To how many vendors should you send your RFQ? How do you compare the quality of your bids?

This event will be held at PowerBridgeNY, at Columbia University.

Apr 25 at 4pm
Supply Chain

M-Corps x Futureworks: Mock Supplier Negotiations at New Lab

Go into your first supplier negotiations 100% prepared. At this workshop, those who have been through the process will help you practice negotiating terms to make sure you’re getting what you need. What exactly should you ask for? How do you ask for it? How do you get the most reasonable terms while building a solid partner relationship?

May 30 at 4pm

M-Corps x Futureworks: Manufacturing Planning at Urban Future Lab

Planning your manufacturing process end-to-end is an essential part of your product’s success at any stage. What are the steps to get ready for manufacturing? How do you adjust your plans as you scale? Learn about every step you need to consider including plant setup, assembly, logistics, and fulfillment.

Jun 19 at 4pm

Past Events


Risk Management & Assembly at CEBIP

Explore the Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology with Michael Fornasiero of Empire State Development to help you identify potential failures in your product design. Then, collaborate with the cohort to determine potential causes, prioritize serious consequences, estimate failure frequency, and modify your process to reduce risk. Taking the time to plan in advance could save you time, effort, money, and a huge headache!

Apr 3 at 4pm

M-Corps: Design Review at Urban Future Lab

All 11 M-Corps startups will present on a technical issue that they’re having and receive feedback from a panel of mentors and their fellow startups.

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M-Corps: Quality Assurance at New Lab

On Wednesday, March 6th, the SecondMuse team brought together startups from its two NYC-based manufacturing programs – Futureworks Incubator and M-Corps – for another session in the M-Corps workshop series. Hosted by M-Corps partner New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this workshop focused on Quality Assurance (QA).

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Manufacturing Visit

M-Corps Heads to Rochester for a Visit with Six Manufacturers

Looking to build a supply chain that’s closer to home? SecondMuse and NextCorps are leading a tour of six Rochester-area manufacturers who specialize in circuitboards, injection molding, industrial-grade 3D printing and precision milling. Join us for this two-day trip! Space is limited, so RSVP now.

Feb 6-8
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Manufacturing 102: Supply Chain Strategy at New Lab

In January, SecondMuse continued its newest series of hardware startup support. This session focused on Supply Chain Strategy at New Lab in Brooklyn Navy Yard. NYCEDC’s Stacey Weismiller and Inventaprint’s Rich Mokuolu lead attendees through an essential presentation on sourcing and production.

Jan 30, 2019
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