📍 Summer Recap (Jul-Sep)
Engineering serendipity, sharing my story on This Week In Startups, and hosting more events.
Every three months, I share an update on my life, business, and newsletter.
✍️ Life & Newsletter Update
It’s been a lively summer. Full of chaos—but the good kind.
I’ve always felt like summer is about intensity and experimentation. We’re supercharged by the longer days, brighter sunlight, and warmer weather—and it’s easy to channel the energy into social activities or productive work.
But the last few months of the year are beautiful. The arrival of fall presents an opportunity to slow down, prioritize, and focus on the things that truly matter.
🤝 Our growing community: I’m thrilled to share that the newsletter has added new 1,600 readers over the summer. A big, warm welcome to those new to this community.
🎉 Events galore: It’s been an intense, action-packed, and energizing September. Since my last update, I’ve hosted 10+ events for 5,000+ people, with collaborations with Sam Parr (My First Million Podcast), Sahil Bloom, Nick Gray, and Alex & Books.
Moving forward, I’ll be sharing my events not only here—but also on my Instagram: @andrewsmixers.
Next week, I’m hosting the after party for New York Tech Week. Within three hours of launching the event, there were 900+ RSVPs. Absolutely nuts.
🏘️ A change in scenery: I’m now in the West Village. If you’re around the area, I’d love to meet you. I also created this group chat for those looking to meet others on the West Side.
🖥️ Workspaces: Ryan from Workspaces was kind enough to feature a piece on my workstation, habits, and how I work in his awesome newsletter.
🙋🏼♂️ What I’m working on
📣 Engineering serendipity through the Saturday app
I’ve shared my story before about moving around, living in five different countries, and coming to New York City during the peak of COVID-19.
Moving to a new place is tough. You’re required to find a new community and with that, new friends. Thankfully, the internet and platforms like Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook have made it easier.
Since moving here, I’ve tried 30+ social apps—and they were good, but not great. Recently, I met Cliff Lerner and he introduced me to his app, Saturday—and it’s exactly the app I wish I had two years ago. It’s an app that helps you find your people through shared communities, interests, and hobbies.
It just launched but is quickly building momentum. 1,000+ people (and rapidly growing) from this community are already on it.
How to get involved:
Because I’m passionate about this space, I’m helping Cliff and Saturday with a few things.
Join a community: There are plenty of communities to participate in, from tech networking to concert goers. Check them out here.
Brand ambassadors: Cliff and I are looking for people to volunteer with us to test the product, host events, build community through the app and evangelize Saturday’s mission to connect people. If you’re an aspiring community builder or event host, it’s going to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Reply this this email if interested.
Fundraising: For the angels and investors out there, there is an opportunity to participate in the upcoming round. Again, reply here if interested.
💼 Helping job-seekers find jobs
As the waves of layoffs continue, my heart goes out to those impacted. Especially those in tough situations.
Here’s how I can help:
Interview coaching: I’ve done over 100+ interviews at 50+ tech companies. Over time, I’ve put together a mental playbook for excelling in these interviews. If you’re interested, reply here and I’ll share more details.
Talent collective: Join my talent collective here and have companies reach out to YOU for opportunities (go anonymous if you’re just curious)
❗️Popular articles you missed
Self-confidence — My playbook to developing self-confidence in life and business.
My story of building community –– How I brought together 10,000+ people in New York together through events.
🏄🏽♂️ Internet things worth sharing
Sam Altman’s 13-step framework on How To Be Successful
Drew Dickson’s story on how good things happen when you Stay in the Game
Tim Urban’s philosophy on the The Tail End and how to live your life
That’s it for now.
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