Best Tech Events This Week (Next Billion, FinTech Hackathon, Capital On Stage, StrategyHack, NY Tech, DevPong, Engadget Expand)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide

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]

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My friends Justin Brown & Mark Bakacs are founders of a hot new startup, Ideapod (a platform for ideas). Think TED but more interactive! Every week, a leading thinker will ignite a new conversation. This week it’s Amir Dossal, founder and chairman of Global Partnerships Forum. Topic: What if everyone had access to the web?

Speaking of Ideapod, they’re in the final six (out of 400) startups at the 37 Angels Pitch Forum this Friday. I’ll be there and so should you!

Nov. 6 is Tech Madison Avenue, with Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Aaron Shapiro (CEO, Huge), Barry Wacksman (R/GA).

On Nov. 7, hang out with VCs at Capital On Stage: David Teten (ff VC), John Elton (Greycroft), Lisa Lambert (Intel), Raju Rishi (Sigma Prime).

Nov. 14 is NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health. Nov. 21 is Engage Intel, Amer. Airlines.

This week: Nov. 5, Tax Savings for Small Business & Owners / Investors. Nov. 6, Dev Pong (Beer + Ping Pong!). Nov. 7, NYTECH Economics of Cloud Computing. Nov 7, Google Apps Meetup w/ Cloud Alliance, BetterCloud & ShuttleCloud. Nov. 7, Fashion Evolution Consumer Power.

Coming up: Nov. 12, Cleanweb & the City w/ BMWi Ventures, NYCEDC, Hyundai. Nov. 12, Ad Think III David Berkowitz (MRY) & Bob Greene (Contour). Nov. 13, Enterprise Tech Meetup w/ Movable Ink, Nuxeo. Nov. 14, Amusemi Music Tech Dinner w/ Jonathan Daily (Concert Window), Andie Simon (ex Warner Music). Nov. 20, Startup Grind w/ WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg. Nov. 20, Queens Tech Meetup X w/ NY Angels’ Brian Cohen. Dec. 9, Xconomy Hardtech Revolution w/ Peter Weijmarshausen (CEO, Shapeways), Matt Burnett (CEO, Maker’s Row). $75 with the coupon code “GGuide.”

Want free high-speed Internet access? Of course you do! Apply toNYCEDC’s ConnectNYC by Dec. 12. And if you have journalism or media-related startup ideas, apply toTow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellowship

SalesForce is holding a million-dollar hackathon at SF Dreamforce on Nov. 18. Apply for Blueprint Health‘s winter class. Virgin Media is seeking UK startups expanding to NYC.

More deadlines: Nov. 10, Merck | HPN Innovation Challenge ($240k in prizes). Nov. 15, AccelFoods Accelerator. Nov. 15, SeedStart Enterprise B2B Accelerator. Nov. 15, ERA Winter 2014 Class. Nov. 15, TiE Launchpad B2B Accelerator. Nov. 21, BigApps Consultant RFP. Dec. 6, 4th Annual FinTech Innovation Lab. Dec. 16, Work-bench (Enterprise Tech Space).

I’m offering a bunch of free passes this week, including Tech Madison Avenue (worth $250 each), Capital On Stage (worth $55 each), Digital Health Conference (worth $395 each), Engage NYC (worth $499 each), StrategyHack, Startup Grind (w/ WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg), Queens Tech Meetup, Enterprise Tech Meetup & more!

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

November 2013 NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill: Five-minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. One amazing event!
Monday (Nov. 4), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

[Newark Tech Week] Sci-Fi Art – Branding & Expanding in the Digital World
Newark’s best comic book digital artists and experts talk about getting your sci-fi art to the masses in the digital world.
Tuesday (Nov. 5), 6 p.m. @ Fortress of Solitude, 53 University Avenue, Newark

Angel Launch New York
With Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank Capital), Jeff Tannenbaum (BlueRun Ventures), Lucas Nelson (Gotham Ventures), Carter Page (Global Energy) and Charlie Kemper (Revel Partners).
Tuesday (Nov. 5), 6 p.m. @ MicroOffice, 1601 Broadway

The Atlantic Quartz Presents: The Next Billion
With folks from Microsoft, Salesforce, CNN, Mastercard, Vodafone, Hopstop and more.
Wednesday (Nov. 6), 7:30 a.m. @ Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd Street

Tech Madison Avenue
With Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Aaron Shapiro (CEO, Huge), Barry Wacksman (Chief Growth Officer, R/GA) and others.
Wednesday (Nov. 6), 12 p.m. @ Town Hall, 3 Columbus Circle, 18th Fl.

DevPong (Ping Pong + Beer!) at SPiN
Jibe is hosting a party at SPiN for software engineers to network, socialize and see who has the best serve in town!
Wednesday (Nov. 6), 6:30 p.m. @ SPiN, 48 E. 23rd Street

Capital on Stage Conference
With David Teten (ff VC), John Elton (Greycroft), Lisa Lambert (Intel Capital), Steve Berg (RTP Ventures).
Thursday (Nov. 7), 9 a.m. @ Goodwin Procter @ The New York Times, 620 8th Avenue

NYU Founders Forum
With Sutian Dong (FirstMark Capital), David Reitz (WestBridge Investments), Brian Malkerson (NYC SeedStart), Brendan Dickinson (Canaan Partners) & others.
Thursday (Nov. 7), 6 p.m. @ NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center, 44 W. 4th Street, M2-60

Engadget Expand NY 2013
For fans of gadgets and new technology.
Saturday (Nov. 9), 8 a.m. @ Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street

FinTech Hackathon & Demo Day
APIs from Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Yodlee, MongoDB, Dwolla, Venmo, Estimize, StockTwits & more.
Saturday (Nov. 9), 9 a.m. @ MongoDB, 229 W. 43rd Street

StrategyHack Presentations
StrategyHack is a marketing hackathon. Join them for final presentations at 6pm on Nov 9.
Saturday (Nov. 9), 6 p.m. @ StackExchange HQ, 110 William Street, 28th Fl.

More events on the horizon…
Business Insiders IGNITION Conference on Nov. 11 @ Time Warner Center
2013 FinTech Startups Conference on Nov. 11 @ Dechert
Cleanweb and the City on Nov. 12 @ NY Law School
AD THINK III: Emerging Tech in Advertising on Nov. 12 @ NYIT Auditorium
Digital Health Conference on Nov. 14 @ Hilton New York
Collaborative Consumption & Government in NYC on Nov. 14 @ AlleyNYC
Amusemi Music Tech Dinner on Nov. 14 @ Venue
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Startup Grind hosts Matt Mullenweg (Founder, WordPress) on Nov. 20 @ Google HQ
Xconomy Forum: The Hardtech Revolution – Makers, Markets & Mobile on Dec. 9 @ AppNexus

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉

Best Tech Events This Week (Next Billion, FinTech Hackathon, Capital On Stage, StrategyHack, NY Tech, DevPong, Engadget Expand)