Best Tech Events This Week (Global Innovator II, Pre-SXSW Mixer, Startup Battles II, Amusemi, Startup Diaries, Girls Raising)

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]

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) is a global initiative of mentoring, classes & b-plan competitions for High Schoolers, teaching them entrepreneurship & leadership. Info session on Sat. You should go!

I know folks looking for 4-6 desks & also short term space (12 -18 mo, 13 people). (Got extra desks / shared office for rent / sub-lease etc? Email me!)

Jan. 23: Global Innovator II event with Matt Turck (FirstMark), Marc Michel (Metamorphic VC), Eliot Durbin (BoldStart). 2 FREE Passes! Jan. 23: Girls Raising event with Deborah Jackson (Plum Alley), Angela Lee (37 Angels), Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code) 2 FREE Passes!. Feb. 22: StrategyHack Marketing Hackathon pairing startups with marketers. Apply by Feb 1. 5 Free Passes!.

This week … Jan. 22: SquadUP Happy Hr Showcase w/ Hitlist & Select (FREE tix with “alleynyc”). Jan. 22: Pre-SXSW Mixer (5 Free Passes!). Jan. 22: Startup Rock Climbing (2 Free Passes!). Jan. 22: Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes!). Jan. 23: Startup Battles w/ DJ Cipha Sounds, ESPN, DreamIt & Celeb Guest, 10 Free Passes! Jan. 24: Phat Startup w/ Gary Vaynerchuk (3 Free Passes!). Jan. 25: Amusemi 2 Yr Anniversary. Jan. 26: Legal Issues: Advertising & Social Media.

Coming up … Jan. 28: Diversity in Tech w/ Jen Lawton (President, Makerbot), Eric Adams (Brooklyn Boro President), 5 Free Passes! Jan. 29: Intro to Pricing w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt), 5 Free Passes! Jan. 29: Google Apps w/ Arun Nagarajan. Feb. 5: E-Commerce Idea to Concept w/ Chad Rubin (Crucial Vacuum) 2 Free Passes! Feb. 8: Angelhack & XO Group Hack Upon a Cause.

Preo Nights Fri at Hotel on Rivington & Sat @ Son Cubano. Free tickets with the code “garysguide” for 1st 50 guests! March 1 is X Hacks the first ever Snow Sports Hackathon! Jan 23 (6pm) Intel Experience Store (w/ Amanda Peyton, Grand St).

Don’t forget! ==> apply to Cornell NYC Tech by Feb 1. Awesome Computer Science Masters program w/ exposure to real world entrepreneurship.

Team project scheduling startup Allocate giving away 1 yr of Premium! Tweet pic of team using Allocate to @AllocateHQ w/ #giveaway. Winner selected Jan 24.

EDesign & 4.0 Schools 12 wk Prototyping Bootcamp for creative peeps w/ crazy ideas for digital learning! Apply by Feb 3. NYTECH CEO Roundtable w/ 16 Tech CEOs (email Erik to join). Broadband Map w/ speeds & tech @ commercial bldgs.

Just 1 week left! ==> TurnToTech 12 wk iOS bootcamp! No payment till job placement 🙂 And Startup CEOs/CTOs, NYCEDC accepting Round 2 registrations (1st-come, 1st-served) to speak at Tech Talent Draft @ Brown, Cornell & Penn. Apply to Startup Bus! Downtown Brooklynites, get free Fon WiFi router.

Bunch o’ deadlines … Jan 20 Pipeline Fellowship. Jan 30 Veterans Entrepreneurship. Feb 2 Macys Workshop for women & minorities. Mar 12 ConnectNYC Free Fiber Access!

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

Startup Grind NYC
Featured guest is Gary Vaynerchuk (Founder, VaynerMedia and Angel Investor)
Wednesday (Jan 22), 6 p.m. @ Google HQ, 76 9th Ave, 10th Fl

NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
Demos by Honey, Ditto, Docurated & Shodogg.
Wednesday (Jan 22), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas

AlleyNYCs Happy Hour Showcase hosted by SquadUP
Featuring startups Hitlist and Select. FREE tickets with promo code “alleynyc”
Wednesday (Jan 22), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Pre-SXSW Startup Mixer
Munch on some appetizers and desserts, order a drink and hang loose. You won’t want to miss this!
Wednesday (Jan 22), 7:30 p.m. @ The Delancey, 168 Delancey St

Global Innovator II
Matt Turck (FirstMark), Marc Michel (Metamorphic), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective), Eliot Durbin (BoldStart).
Thursday (Jan 23), 5:30 p.m. @ Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

Demo Day – Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge
Learn more about 5 semi-finalists in Merck | Heritage Provider Network Innovation Challenge!
Thursday (Jan 23), 5:30 p.m. @ AOL HQ, 770 Broadway, 5th Fl

Girls Raising – Presentation & Panel Series
With Deborah Jackson (Angel Investor & Founder, Plum Alley & WIM), Angela Lee (Founder, 37 Angels), Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code) & Carly Zakin (Co-Founder, The Skimm).
Thursday (Jan 23), 6 p.m. @ Warby Parker, 295 Lafayette St

The Startup Diaries
With Tze Chun (Founder, Uprise Art), Jessica Brondo (Founder/CEO, Admittedly), Melissa Thompson (Founder/CEO, TalkSession), Julie Sygiel (Founder /CEO, Dear Kate) & Pooja Badlani (Co-Founder/CCO, Rank & Style).
Thursday (Jan 23), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas, 46th Fl

Meet The Innovators
With Nihal Mehta (Founder, Eniac Ventures & Founder, LocalResponse) and Nnamdi Okike (Founder/CEO, 645 Angels)
Thursday (Jan 23), 7 p.m. @ Apple Store SoHo, 103 Prince St

AlleyNYC Presents – Startup Battles II: Super Bowl Edition
Hosted By Hot 97’s DJ Cipha Sounds & featuring ESPN, DreamIt Ventures & Celebrity Guest + Free snacks & drinks all night!
Thursday (Jan 23), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Pecha Kucha Presentations
Presentations by Jesse Freeman (Developer Evangelist, Microsoft), Muse Games, Untame Games, Arkadium & Large Animal Games.
Thursday (Jan 23), 7 p.m. @ Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

Breakfast with Abigail Posner of Google
Breakfast Conversation with Abigail Posner (Head of Strategic Planning & Agency Development @ Google)
Friday (Jan 24), 8:30 a.m. @ Grind Spaces, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl

The Phat Startup – How to be the Mayweather of Social Media w/ Gary Vaynerchuk
With Gary Vaynerchuk (Co-founder, Vayner Media & entrepreneur, investor & best selling author). All attendees receive copy of Gary’s new book, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook!”
Friday (Jan 24), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) Business Plan Competition – Info Session
TYE is a TiE Global initiative dedicated to chapters integrating classroom sessions, mentoring & b-plan competition aimed at High School students (grades 9-12).
Saturday (Jan 25), 10 a.m. @ Lycee Francais De New York, 505 E 75th St

Amusemi 2 Year Anniversary Party!
Celebrate 2 years of startup dining with a Saturday Dinner + Party!
Saturday (Jan 25), 7 p.m. @ Venue (TriBeCa), To be decided

More events on the horizon…
UWS Startup Breakfast on Jan 28 @ Aroma Espresso Bar
Diversity In Tech Conference on Jan 28 @ Brooklyn Navy Yard at BLDG 92
Designing for Mobile Apps in 2014 on Jan 28 @ Huge
Meet Former IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson on Jan 29 @ Marks Paneth
January Google Apps Meetup on Jan 29 @ Google HQ
Everything a Startup Needs to Know about U.S. Immigration on Jan 29 @ Venue
Seeing is Believing: How to Use Video in Digital Content Marketing on Jan 30 @ Venue
Startup Weekend Edu on Jan 31 @ EdTech
DeepDive ShapeJS (3D Printing) on Feb 01 @ TurnToTech
[CSNYC] Women in CS – How to get girls interested and involved on Feb 03 @ Union Square Ventures
Bringing Your E-Commerce Idea to Concept on Feb 05 @ General Assembly West
Hack Upon a Cause on Feb 08 @ XO Group HQ
Hack for Big Choices + New York + SocialGood on Feb 14 @ Alley NYC
StrategyHack on Feb 22 @ StackExchange HQ

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Global Innovator II, Pre-SXSW Mixer, Startup Battles II, Amusemi, Startup Diaries, Girls Raising)