This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
NYC Tech ($5.6 bil in annual tax revenues, 12.3% of city total) now essential to city’s economy & added 45k jobs in 10 yrs (2nd only to Silicon Valley). Niiice!
DON’T MISS! ==> Sep 19 Women, Inspiration, Enterprise WIE Symposium w/ Juliet De Baubigny (Kleiner Perkins), Brad Burnham (Union Square Ventures), Jane Hudis (President, Estee Lauder), Zosia Mamet (Actress, HBO Girls), Richelle Parham (CMO, eBay), Debra Sterling (Founder, GoldieBlox), Trudie Styler (Actress & Founder, Rainforest Fund). 2 Free Passes ($300 value)!
Aug 21 Food Investing Conference (@ International Culinary Center) w/ Gabriele Corcos (Host, Cooking Channels Extra Virgin), Jordan Gaspar (Accel Foods), John Ason (Angel), Alain Bankier (Angel), 3 Free Passes ($385 value)!
Sep 02 Transatlantic Entrepreneur (explore opptys in NYC & Berlin), 2 Free Passes ($99 value)! Sep 05 Startup Weekend Fashion Battle (w/ Elle, Fashion Tech Lab, Decoded Fashion), 3 Free Passes ($75 value)! Sep 30 CukeUp! BDD (Behavior Driven Development) Conference for developers & testers.
Oct 03 Focus100 Conference w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer, NY State), Mignon Clyburn (former FCC Commissioner). 5 Free Passes ($300 value)!
ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) Early Stage (Oct 18) & Growth Stage (Nov 08) w/ Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi), 4 Free Passes ($499 value)! Nov 04 Web Summit w/ founders of Evernote, Dropbox, Secret, Oculus, Tinder, Waze, Foursquare, Flipboard. 2 Free Passes ($2200 value)!
FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Aug 20 VentureOutNY Argentinian Tech Tango. Aug 20 Ecommerce Idea to Concept. Aug 27 Startup Rock Climbing. Aug 27 IgniteNYC Sensors & Wearables. Sep 03 Steve Forbes Talks Money. Sep 11 Global Innovator AdTech & E-Commerce (Greycroft, Firstmark). Sep 19 NYC Media Lab Summit w/ Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), Genevieve Bell (Intel).
Upcoming ==> Aug 20 Google Apps Chromebox for Meetings w/ Google’s Gautam Mone (Samsung Chromebook raffle). Aug 22 WeWork Summer Camp. Sep 02 TurnToTech iOS+Swift (part-time) & Ruby on Rails (if qualified, pay after job). Oct 01 NewCo, check out offices of FourSquare, GrubHub, Tumblr, Yahoo!
Deadlines ==> Aug 20 Drone Social Innovation Award ($10k). Aug 22 World2NYC Smart Cities. Aug 22 Digiday Video Awards. Aug 25 Techstars R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator ($120k). Aug 31 Conscious Venture Lab ($50k). Aug 31 Amazing Startup Series. Sep 03 NYCEDC Next Top Makers.
And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Mobile Monday – Fireside Chat Series
With Christopher Tse (Sr Director @ McGraw-Hill Education) & J Schwan (Founder/CEO @ Solstice Mobile).
Monday (Aug 18), 6:30 p.m. @ Convene @ Grand Central, 101 Park Ave
WeWork Labs Demo Day
Demos by Welzoo, Deeplink, Gametime, Dentity, and Tourlandish.
Monday (Aug 18), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork NoMad, 79 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl
Product Design from Idea to Prototype – With Quirky & Shapeways
With Shapeways shop-owners Lucas Goossens (LucasPlus designs) and Susan Taing (bhold) and Quirky inventors “You Can Call Me Phil” and “Vector”.
Tuesday (Aug 19), 6:30 p.m. @ Quirky HQ, 606 W 28th St, 7th Fl
With Tal Giat (Reuters), Andy Lister (Co-founder @ Dasher) and Matt Schmaus (Greenhouse). We will be serving Shake Shack burgers w/ beer.
Tuesday (Aug 19), 6:30 p.m. @ Greenhouse HQ, 455 Broadway, 3rd Fl
[Empiricist League] – Sex on the Brain and Math of Online Dating
With Christian Rudder (Co-founder, OKCupid), Dr Bianca Acevedo (NYU) & others.
Tuesday (Aug 19), 8 p.m. @ Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn
Find out about all the latest Android advances.
Wednesday (Aug 20), 10 a.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St
VentureOutNY Presents – Tech Tango (Argentinian Tech Showcase)
Showcasing an impressive delegation of Argentinian tech companies in NYC.
Wednesday (Aug 20), 6 p.m. @ Jazz Room at the General, 199 Bowery
Entrepreneurs Roundtable #73
With Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft Partners)
Wednesday (Aug 20), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square
Meet The Innovators – College Entrepreneurship
With Chris Fralic (Partner @ First Round Capital), CeCe Cheng (Director @ Dorm Room Fund) and Deborah Li (Dorm Room Fund NYC).
Wednesday (Aug 20), 6 p.m. @ Apple Retail Store SoHo, 103 Prince St
Google Apps Meetup – Chromebox for Meetings
With Gautam Mone (Deployment Manager, Collaboration @ Google). Food, drinks & attendees registered to win free Samsung 2 13 inch Chromebook!
Wednesday (Aug 20), 6 p.m. @ BetterCloud, 330 7th Ave, 10th Fl
AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
Featured startups are Apploi and HandyBook.
Wednesday (Aug 20), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl
Food Investing Conference
With John Ason (Angel Investor), Gabriele Corcos (Chef & Host, Cooking Channels Extra Virgin), Alain Bankier (NY Angels), Toan Huynh (37 Angels), Jordan Gaspar (AccelFoods) & others.
Thursday (Aug 21), 8 a.m. @ International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway, 5th Fl
Sales Hacker Series NYC – Speeding Up Sales Cycles
With Jake Dunlap (CEO, Skaled), Doug Freeman (Dir. of Sales, The Muse), Mark LaRosa (CRO, FunnelFire) and Jordan Christopher (VP Sales, SiSense).
Thursday (Aug 21), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl
Entrepreneurship and Ins & Outs of Healthcare Startups
With Matthew Owens (Exec Director @ Harlem Biospace), Eliot Kim (Pepper5) & Diyong Xu (OrbiMed).
Thursday (Aug 21), 7 p.m. @ NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 1st Ave
WeWork Summer Camp
Performances by Girl Talk & St Lucia. Talks by Lew Frankfort (Coach) & Jessica Lawrence (NYTM). Wine tasting, water sports, yoga, zip-lining & more!
Friday (Aug 22), 9 a.m. @ Raquette Lake Camps, 444 Old Post Rd, Bedford
The 1st NYC Android Wear Hackathon!
Sponsored by Google and NYC-GDG
Saturday (Aug 23), 9 a.m. @ Google HQ, 75 Ninth Ave
More events on the horizon…
Disruptive Technologists in NYC – Internet of Things on Aug 25 @ ATT AdWorks Lab
NYC Startup Dodgeball Tournament on Aug 25 @ UA Maker Academy
A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank on Aug 25 @ NYU Medical Center
We Spark Networking & Cocktails on Aug 26 @ 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge
Startup Sweat Session on Aug 26 @ Swerve
Startup Weekend Fashion Tech Panel on Aug 26 @ Google HQ
Tech Cocktail NYC Startup Showcase & Mixer on Aug 27 @ Center for Social Innovation
Startup Rock Climbing on Aug 27 @ Brooklyn Boulders
[IgniteNYC] Sensors, Devices and Wearables – Humans Interconnected on Aug 27 @ WeWork Soho
[Digital Undivided & Red Rooster Present] – Innovation Thursday: The New Sharing Economy on Aug 28 @ Ginny’s Supper Club
LGBT In Tech – Make Your Mark on Aug 28 @ General Assembly East
Village Tech Breakfast on Aug 29 @ To be decided (Union Square)
Transatlantic Entrepreneur Conference 2014 on Sep 02 @ OfficeLinks
iOS Using Swift Part Time Bootcamp on Sep 02 @ TurnToTech
VentureOutNY – The French (Tech) Showcase on Sep 03 @ Toshi’s Living Room
Steve Forbes Talks MONEY! on Sep 03 @ AlleyNYC
NYC International Day on Sep 04 @ Brooklyn Borough Hall
Bushwick, Beats, Booze & Bites! on Sep 05 @ Bushwick Art Loft
Startup Weekend – Global Fashion Battle on Sep 05 @ LIM College
NYC Hackathon for Google Glass on Sep 06 @ WeWork Park South
Ruby On Rails Bootcamp (12 weeks) on Sep 08 @ TurnToTech
Fireside Chat with Jeff Pulver on Sep 08 @ Skadden Arps
Global Innovator – AdTech & E-Commerce on Sep 11 @ Dentons
NYC Code Camp #9 Autumn 2014 on Sep 13 @ Microsoft Conference Center
NYC Media Lab Annual Summit on Sep 19 @ The New School
Women, Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) Symposium 2014 on Sep 19 @ Times Center @ NY Times
CukeUp! NYC 2014 – All about BDD on Sep 30 @ DUMBO Loft
NewCo New York 2014 on Oct 01 @ Venues
Focus100 – The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet on Oct 03 @ CUNY Graduate Center
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)