Upcoming Events

Entrepreneur Breakfast #2 (Feat. Jason Cahill) - Oct 24th

Join us on Thursday, Oct 24th, at 8:30AM for another Entrepreneur Breakfast at Covina Restaurant, this time featuring Jason Cahill from Carbon Ventures as our guest keynote!

Jason Cahill is an early-stage investor, advisor, mentor, and entrepreneur. As managing partner of Carbon Ventures, his interests sit at the intersection of new technology disrupting older industries. His expertise spans cleantech, transportation, supply chain, infrastructure, and agtech.

Your hosts will be Bonnie Halper of StartupOneStop and Amanda Kelly Espiritu, Director of Events and Partnerships at The Forcing Function.

We always keep these events small so that attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves, chat with the keynote speaker, and connect with other entrepreneurs.

Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. If paying at the door, cash only, please. Breakfast is included with the ticket price.

Behavioral Alpha 2019 NY - Nov 8th

The Forcing Function’s Chris Sparks is joining Behavioral Alpha Conference this year as the host and moderator for Poker Night. Other speakers at BA19 this year include Charles Duhigg (Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and best-selling author), Brandon Snow (Principal and CIO, Cambridge Global Asset Management), Amy Oldenburg (MD, Morgan Stanley Investment Management), Ted Seides, CFA (CIO, Perch Bay Group and Host at Capital Allocators), and Denise Shull (CEO and Lead Performance Coach at The ReThink Group).

Behavioral Alpha is a unique event for portfolio managers and investment leaders, focused on the application of behavioral science to active investment management.Past speakers include Dan Ariely, Denise Shull and Maria Konnikova, with a range of key topics for asset management innovators.

2nd Annual Founder Summit: November 9th

How have you tackled challenges that came your way during 2019? Would you like to take your performance to the next level? Are you ready to 10x your progress and level up your business for 2020?

Founder Summit is our second annual peak performance masterclass, hosted by Chris Sparks, an executive performance coach and former top 20 online poker champion.

At Founder Summit, Chris presents his complete system for multiplying your personal effectiveness.  This is a curated, immersive gathering with hands-on instruction and personalized coaching to overcome your largest challenges.

Three programming updates for our 2019 event:

  1. Chris is leading an evening poker workshop and tournament with expert instruction and a grand prize. (Chris’ poker clients pay $500/hr for this access!)

  2. Personal Ayurvedic chef Stephanie Wright will be preparing meals onsite for optimal fueling, giving you tools to level up your own nutrition.

  3. New Hot Seats and Breakout Groups to immediately apply what you have learned.

If you're a founder or executive ready to reach the next level, this could be the most productive day of the year for you.

Join us in NYC on Saturday, November 9th for this year's Founder Summit.

Annual Review Retreat: Isla Holbox, Mexico (Dec 12th-15th)

Chris has shared his annual review publicly for the last three years.

Last year, he co-hosted his first Annual Review Retreat in upstate New York with David Perell, guiding eight entrepreneurs through his process of deep reflection and creation of an actionable vision. To increase the fun factor, they added group activities: hiking, exploring local towns, laser tag, and an escape room. The weekend was a huge success but NY winters are a bit cold for the Forcing Function team tastes. We wanted to take things up a notch for this year's retreat.

Eight entrepreneurs will join us on a private plane to one of our favorite places in the world: Isla Holbox, Mexico. We will be staying a luxury villa with a private beach and pool, locally-prepared meals, and activities including yoga, kayaking, and sailing.

We'll provide the structure and support you need to set yourself up for success in 2020 with lots of sunshine, tacos, and great conversation so that you return home inspired and refreshed. Three nights accommodation, private plane from Cancun, and all food and programming are included.

This year's Annual Review Retreat is Thursday, December 12th - Sun, December 15th.

8 spots available. If you're interested, email Chris directly at chris@theforcingfunction.com with the Subject Line: Annual Review Retreat 2019.

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Want to host a workshop for your team, community, or company?

We offer curated packages, details available upon request. Email us at events@theforcingfunction.com for more information.


TFF Worksprints

Do you have a project you’re ready to tackle? Would you like to take your performance to the next level? Are you ready to make a ton of progress?

At TFF Worksprints, we will provide the structure and support you need to make serious headway on your most challenging projects. You will accomplish more in a few hours than you thought was possible—and have fun doing it.

VC + Founder Breakfasts

Want to get your day started right? At The Forcing Function Breakfast, we gather founders and executives together for healthy breakfast and intimate conversation at our favorite NYC restaurants.

During each breakfast, there will be an interactive keynote with a venture capitalist or successful startup founders.

We always keep these gatherings small so that attendees have the opportunity to introduce themselves, chat with the keynote speaker, and connect with other entrepreneurs.

Peak Performance Enthusiast Workshops

Interested in peak performance? Adamant on taking yourself to the next level? We’ll go over general personal development, productivity learnings, peak performance behaviors, actionable exercises and peak performance strategies to use daily, weekly, and for the rest of your life.

Peak Performance for Teams

Assess and improve your teams’ dynamics and effectiveness through multiple dimensions: transforming productivity, identifying peak performance behaviors, and implementing applied teamwork exercises. Leave this workshop with a better understanding of the current state of your organization and team and a clear path to peak performance.