Best Tech Events This Week (Advertising Week, Internet of Things Hackathon, Freestyle Fashion Conference, 3D Printing Summit, Startup Grind)

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]

Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act takes effect today. Are you ready?! And don’t forget, this week brings a ton of cool events at Advertising Week! 🙂

November 18 is OWASP AppSec USA, the biggest software security conference in New York City, bringing together global experts and folks from NYSE Euronext, Mozilla, Oracle and Etsy. It’ll include a capture-the-flag competition, career fair, training and much more!

October 3 is Israeli Tech Made In NY. Top Israeli startups + top local investors including David Aronoff (Flybridge Capital), Andrew Cleland (Comcast Ventures), Kirill Sheynkman (RTP Ventures). Get 30 percent off with the code wingary30 and I’m giving away two free passes worth $100 each.

Don’t miss this week: September 23 is Startup Grind w/ Steve Blank (I’m giving away three free passes). September 25 is Startup Essentials w/ WeHostels founder Diego Saez-Gil (I’m giving away five free passes). September 26 is Enterprise FireSide Chat w/ Steve Faktor who led innovation at Amex, Citi & Mastercard (I’m giving away 10 free passes). September 26 is Georgetown Angels VC Pitch event (I’m giving away five free passes). On September 28 is Freestyle Fashion Conference (sessions on business of fashion & retail, I’m giving away two free passes worth $100 each!).

Coming up: October 1 is VentureOutNY Canadian Tech Demo Night, as well as the inaugural Social Media Sports Meetup w/ folks from ESPN, SB Nation, Brooklyn Nets. October 9 is Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT: The Connected Life. October 16 is Tee It Up: Free Legal Workshop. October 29 is Boot Camp for Digital Startups w/ Joanne Wilson (Angel), Chris Fralic (First Round), Luanne Calvert (Virgin America).

Hackathon aficionado? You’re in luck! There’s a Small Biz Hackathon today, Internet of Things Hackathon this Friday, Next Web’s Kings of Code Hack Battle on October 1, Hack ‘n Jill Build & Play on October 4, Social Good Hackathon on October 5, The Feast Hackathon on October 12, Music Hack Day @ Spotify on October 18, Mobile Payments Hackathon on October 19, Fintech Hackathon on November 9, and the First Annual NYU Hacks on November 15. Phew!

Heads up: my buddy Steve Rosenbaum has a few desks available @ Orange Space.

Love a good demo day? Cleantech Open is this Tuesday, ER Accelerator (ERA) is Wednesday, Blueprint Health is Thursday and Angelcube falls next Monday.

$10,000 in cold hard cash? Yes please! 😉 This Saturday is Startup Jackpot. I’m giving away 10 free passes to attend ($25 each) & two free passes to compete ($100 each)!

Three deadlines: October 2 for Clinical Trial Visualization Redesign. October 11 for Techstars R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator. November 15 for ERA’s Winter 2014 class.

Wanna be a Lean Hardware Startup? Check out MakeSimply. The first class is next week.

And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…

Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2013
With President Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Bono, Sheryl Sandberg & others.
Monday (Sept. 23), 9 a.m. @ Sheraton New York, 811 7th Avenue

Startup Grind hosts Steve Blank
With Steve Blank (Customer Development guru and author of Four Steps to the Epiphany)
Monday (Sept. 23), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

Hardwired NYC #3
With Eben Upton (founder, Raspberry Pi), Scott Miller (CEO, Dragon Innovation) and Jeff McAlvay (founder, Tempo Automation – Makerbot for electronics).
Monday (Sept. 23), 6 p.m. @ kbs+, 160 Varick Street

Job Mobile Summit
With Aaron Schildkrout (CEO, HowAboutWe), Eric Hippeau (Partner, Lerer Ventures), Tim Reis (Head of Mobile, Google) and others.
Tuesday (Sept. 24), 9 a.m. @ Chelsea Piers, Pier 60

Startup Demo Day & Strategic Partner Panel
With Cleantech Open Northeast, NYC ACRE, NYSERDA, Green Capital Empire, and the NECEC Institute
Tuesday (Sept. 24), 5 p.m. @ Regna Lounge @ Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

The Lean Retailer
With Robert Walsh (Commissioner, NYC Dept of Small Biz Svcs), Ike Escava (Owner, The Bean), Jed Kleckner (CEO, & others.
Tuesday (Sept. 24), 5:30 p.m. @ The Bean, 54 2nd Avenue

Trust: The Secret to Scaling a Tech Organization
With Michael Bryzek (cofounder & CTO, Gilt)
Wednesday (Sept. 25), 6 p.m. @ Gilt HQ, 2 Park Avenue

Georgetown Angels VC Pitch Network Event
With Shai Goldman (500Startups), Weston Gaddy (Bain Capital Ventures) & others.
Thursday (Sept. 26), 5 p.m. @ Goodwin Procter @ The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue

PandoMonthly Presents
A fireside chat with Chris Hughes (cofounder, Facebook)
Thursday (Sept. 26), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space LES, 72 Allen Street, 3rd Fl.

Internet of Things Hackathon
Ideas and interactivity models range from quantified self to multi-device, multi-player gaming and beyond.
Friday (Sept. 27), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

South Asians in Media, Marketing Entertainment Summit (SAMMA) 2013
With Priyanka Chopra (top Bollywood actress), Russell Peters (Top-ten grossing comedy acts), Dr. Mehmood Khan (Chief Innovation Officer, PepsiCo) & others.
Friday (Sept. 27), 6 p.m. @ CNN Global HQ, One Time Warner Center

Freestyle Fashion Conference
A series of focused sessions relating to business of Fashion & Retail! You can pick & choose your sessions. All sessions include networking.
Saturday (Sept. 28), 8 a.m. @ LIM College, 216 E 45th Street

NYC Tech Blood Drive
Prizes include Scotch Tasting Nights and goodies from Etsy, Uber, Plated, Cabot Cheese, Ola Foods, Chambers Street Wines, Fairytale Brownies & more.
Saturday (Sept. 28), 11 a.m. @ Tipping Point Partners, 88 Chambers Street

More events on the horizon…
TNW Conference USA on Oct. 1 @ Center 548
SwitchPitch NYC on Oct. 1 @ NYU Skirball Center
VentureOut Presents: Canadian Tech Demo Night on Oct. 1 @ Greenhouse
The Art of Personalization on the Gilt eCommerce Platform on Oct. 1 @ Gilt HQ
Inaugural Sports & Social Media Meetup on Oct. 1 @ Galway Pub
UES Tech Breakfast on Oct. 2 @ Eli’s Manhattan
Israeli Tech Made In NY on Oct. 3 @ Morgan Stanley
Chelsea Tech Night with GVCCC on Oct. 3 @ Elmo
Amusemi Startup Dinner on Oct. 3 @ Gramercy (TBA)
Columbia Business School 2013 Social Enterprise Conference on Oct. 4 @ Columbia Business School
Hotels Curated NYC – Art + Innovation in Hospitality on Oct. 4 @ Malt N Mash and The Raven
Hack n Jill Build n Play – Hackathon on Oct. 4 @ AlleyNYC
Pricing Products – Session 5 of the series: Get Control of Your F.A.T. in Your Lean Startup (Finance, Accounting & Tax) on Oct. 8 @ Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
EFactor Presents: Pitch it in Person. Win $2,500! With Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank & Infomercial King) on Oct. 8 @ Convene
October 2013 NY Tech Meetup on Oct. 8 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT Conference – The Connected Life on Oct. 9 @ Galapagos Art Space
Israel to NYC on Oct. 9 @ 7 World Trade Center
Tee It Up: Legal Issues To Consider When Starting Your Startup on Oct. 16 @ Apella
Exploring The Nanofuture of Semiconductors on Oct. 24 @ Pioneer Works
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct. 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center | future of people + work on Nov. 15 @ NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (Advertising Week, Internet of Things Hackathon, Freestyle Fashion Conference, 3D Printing Summit, Startup Grind)