Best Tech Events This Week (TransAtlantic, ITP, HardWired, Startups & Meatballs, Made in Manhattan, NY Tech, Visual Revolution)

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]

Y’know what time it is?! Why its Holiday PARTTAYY time of course! 😉 And a TON of Tech Holiday Parties coming up including Jingle Bytes, NYTECH, Social Good, Made in Manhattan, FinTech, Women 2.0, EdTech, Damsels in Design, Webgrrls, Designers+Geeks, NYC UX, ONA & more.

And some international action coming up in NYC w/ Berlin (Transatlantic, Dec 2), Italy (Startups & Meatballs!, Dec 3), Amsterdam (Global Tech Village, Dec 3), Brazil (Investment Conf, Dec 3) and Ireland (EdTech, Dec 10). I like!

This week … Dec 3 VentureOutNY Startups & Meatballs! w/ 10 hot startups from Italy (25% off w/ code “vip25”). Dec 4 is A Night of Food, Wine & Big Business (5 Free Passes + Goodie Bags!). On Dec 4 there’s LeadDog Presents BARK Hot Seat w/ author BJ Mendelson. Then on Dec 5 Celebration of Food + Entrepreneurship celebrates w/ fireside chats, wine flights, Chipotle bar, chocolate tastings (5 Free Passes!). On Dec 5 Free DIY Series: Build an iOS App in 3 Hours. Lastly, on Dec 6 48 Hour Application HackNation and there’s the Social Marketing Summit.

Coming up … Dec 9 Hour of Code presented by {c}0dEd. Dec 10 Startup Grind w/ Michael Bryzek, Co-founder/CTO, Gilt (3 Free Passes!). Dec 11 Enterprise Tech Meetup w/ Yhat, WhoKnows, BETTER & ProdThink (5 Free Passes!). Dec 16 8th Annual Charity:Ball w/ Jack Dorsey, Sean Parker, Troy Carter to celebrate Charity:Water. Dec 18 Startup Essentials #3 w/ Steven van Wel, Co-founder/CEO Karma (3 Free Passes!)

Don’t miss … NYU ITP Winter Show on Dec 15 & Dec 16. Also Intel Retail Experience Store @ 262 Mott (live bands, movie nights & more!).

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Apply to 4th Annual FinTech Innovation Lab by Dec 6. Apply to NYCEDC ConnectNYC (free high-speed internet) by Dec 12. Apply to Work-bench Enterprise Tech Space by Dec 16.

More deadlines … Dec 18 Conscious Venture Lab. Dec 20 Blueprint Health (apply here). Dec 31 Techstars NYC (apply here). And Virgin Media seeking UK startups expanding to NYC.

My friend Tina (& her brother Sunny) are the co-founders of Mint, a very cool subscription service for socks. Wondering if I will be sporting these awesome Matrix / Hacker socks this month? You betcha! 😉

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

TransAtlantic Entrepreneur Conference
Collaboration between business hubs of NYC and Berlin
Monday (Dec 02), 9 a.m. @ Office Links, 450 Park Ave S, 12th Fl

Startup Demo Night Series #19 (Education)
With Daniel Keoppel (Verizon Ventures)
Charlie Kemper (Revel & ERA), Jeffrey Cherry (Conscious Venture), Angela Lee (37 Angels) & Bert Navarrete (Tigerlabs). Demos by Keepy, One Month Rails, Mentorra, Pathgather, Slate Science, DegreeCast & Nutmeg Education.
Monday (Dec 02), 5:30 p.m. @ Chadbourne & Parke, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

Hardwired NYC #5
With Slava Rubin (CEO, Indiegogo), Jon Troutman (Co-Founder, Canary), Kris Borer (CTO, KeyMe), Alex Pedenko (CEO, Swingbyte), Calvin Chu (MD, R/GA Techstars) & Gauri Nanda (Co-founder, Toymail).
Tuesday (Dec 03), 6 p.m. @ kbs+, 160 Varick St

VentureOutNY Presents – Startups & Meatballs (An Italian Tech Showcase)
Featuring 10 of hottest tech startups from Italy. Panel of investors including Brian Cohen (NY Angels) and, of course, some delicious meatballs! Use discount code “vip25” for a 25% discount
Tuesday (Dec 03), 6:30 p.m. @ Greenhouse, 150 Varick St, Manhattan

TechAviv Dec Meetup – The Bitcoin Revolution
With Meni Rosenfeld (Chairman, Israeli Bitcoin Association), Ron Gross (Exec Director, Mastercoin), Eyal Hertzog (Founder, AppCoin, Metacafe), Nimrod Lehavi (Founder,, ProxyCoins) & Eran Shir (EIR, Aleph).
Tuesday (Dec 03), 6:30 p.m. @ To be decided

Winter Tech Happy Hour
With Azeem Ansar (Venmo), David Fraga (Shutterstock), David Whittemore (ClothesHorse), Eric Friedman (Foursquare) and Simon Kirk (TwoToasters).
Tuesday (Dec 03), 7 p.m. @ Houston Hall, 222 W Houston St

Happy Hour Wednesdays – Startup Showcase (presented by SquadUP)
Featured presenters include Web Espy and Wizpert
Wednesday (Dec 04), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

December NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. 1 amazing event!
Wednesday (Dec 04), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Inaugural Visual Revolution Summit
With Ben Huh (CEO, Cheezburger), Greg Narain (CEO, Chute), Scott Safon (CMO, Weather Channel), Tobias Peggs (CEO, Aviary), Michael Zimbalist (VP, NY Times) & others.
Thursday (Dec 05), 9 a.m. @ Altman Building, 135 W 18th St

Lean for Social Good Summit
With Bob Dorf (Author, Startup Owner’s Manual), Nell Debevoise (Founder, Inspring Capital), Leanne Pittsford (Founder, Lean Impact) & others.
Thursday (Dec 05), 1:30 p.m. @ Tishman Auditorium @ The New School, 66 W 12th St

A Night of Food Wine, and the Big Business Behind It
Ever dreamed of being a partner in a restaurant, starting a food truck, or building the next Seamless?
Thursday (Dec 05), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 18th Fl

EdTech Impact Investor Night
Fireside chats w/ Preeti Birla (Dept of Education) & John Lee (Co-founder, School Yourself). Presenters include GradTrain, Kinvolved & OpenSchool ePortfolio.
Thursday (Dec 05), 7 p.m. @ Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St, Ste 325

Hardware Workshop
With Amanda Peyton (Grand Street), Idan Cohen (Boxee), Ben Einstein (Bolt), Jon Troutman (Canary), Jeff Mancini R/GA), Ryan Rzepecki (Social Bicycles), Peter Semelhack (Bug Labs) & others!
Friday (Dec 06), 9 a.m. @ R/GA Accelerator, 353 W 39th St

NYU ITP Presents: Big Screens
A showcase of ITP students’ work created for one of the world’s largest high resolution video walls!
Friday (Dec 06), 6 p.m. @ IAC, 555 W 18th St

Application Hacknation
Are you ready to show off your mobile app development skills? Come to our 48 Hour Application Hacknation!
Friday (Dec 06), 7 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

More events on the horizon…
NY Quantified Self Show&Tell #24 on Dec 09 @ Venue
Hour of Code NYC (presented by the {c}0dEd) on Dec 09 @ the {c}0dEd
NY Tech Meetup & Plum Alley Present – Female Makers Holiday Market on Dec 09 @ Tekserve
Startup Grind NYC on Dec 10 @ AOL Ventures
December NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Dec 11 @ Cooley
[NYTECH] Holiday Tech Bash 2013 on Dec 11 @ Steelcase
Women 2.0 Founder Friday NY – Holiday Edition on Dec 12 @ WeWork Labs
Investor Feedback Forum on Dec 12 @ Microsoft
Jingle Bytes – International Tech Holiday Party! on Dec 12 @ Lillium
Fusion Games on Dec 13 @ The SportsCenter @ Chelsea Piers
2013 NYU ITP Winter Show on Dec 15 @ NYU ITP
EdTech the Halls – Holiday Bonanza for Charity on Dec 16 @ New Work City
Startup Essentials: #3 w/ Steven van Wel (Co-founder/CEO, Karma) on Dec 18 @ AlleyNYC
Product Council NYC – Holiday Edition on Dec 18 @ Pivotal Labs

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (TransAtlantic, ITP, HardWired, Startups & Meatballs, Made in Manhattan, NY Tech, Visual Revolution)