Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Spring Soiree, Wearable Wednesday and More

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]

Wanna hang w/ Oscar-winner Jared Leto, Ashton Kutcher, Pharrell, Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), Sean Parker (Spotify), designers Diane Von Furstenberg & Tory Burch, David Karp (Tumblr), Jeremy Stoppelmann (Yelp) & Ben Silbermann (Pinterest)? Yes you DO! 😉 Fast Company Innovation Uncensored Apr 10. $50 off w/ “garysguide”. 2 FREE Passes ($700 each)!

Google Cloud Summit sold out! (watch online). FYI, Special DEAL! ==> $500 credit for Google Cloud Platform (application, compute, storage & big data). Build on same infrastructure powering Google. Nice! Apply w/ code garysguide.

Selling into companies? Then you, my friend, need to attend (on April 24) SALES HACKER Conference! Rockstar lineup (w/ interactive sessions, demos & insights) from TK Kader (CEO, ToutApp), Eric Friedman (Foursquare), Adam Liebman (VP Sales & Services, SinglePlatform), Aaron Ross (Predictable Revenue), Tim Bertrand (VP Sales, Acquia), Mark Roberge (SVP Sales, HubSpot) and Dave Govan (EVP, Sailthru).

Improve email deliverability, engagement AND revenue?! 🙂 Email delivery startup (& Techstars alum) SendGrid FREE event April 15 (devs & non-devs).

March 25 Augmented Reality + Wearable Tech Expo. 50% off w/ AWENY49. 2 Free Passes ($99 each!). Mar 29 Freestyle Fashion (Lionesque, StyleCaster, ManufactureNY). $30 off w/ GARYSGUIDE. 3 Free Passes ($62 each)! April 1 Successful Crowd-funding Campaigns (viral videos, buzz, protect IP, raise money)! April 2 Fullstack Hiring Day (devs & recruiters, come meet students!).

April 3 Women Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Kay Koplowitz (Founder, USA Network), Winklevoss twins, Joanne Wilson 2 FREE Passes ($185 each!). Apr 12 NASA Space Apps Challenge (space missions + improve life on Earth)!

April 22 Games for Change w/ Jane McGonigal (Author), Noah Falstein (Google), Deborah Estrin (Cornell) 2 FREE Passes ($500 each!). May 05 Delta + LinkedIn Innovation Class, travel w/ exec chef Sean Brock to James Beard Awards.

Cause Spotlight ==> Virtual Enterprises Intl (VEI) project-based, collaborative learning (entrepreneurship, business, tech). From 7 NYC public schools to 500 schools nationwide & 10,000+ students! Benefit dinner w/ Jack Hidary & Carmen Farina (NYC Dept of Edu Chancellor) next Tue. You should go, yo!

Knightscope predicts & prevents crime w/ self-driving robots! Hopes to halve $1 trillion negative impact of crime. Recently raised funding via SeedInvest.

This week … March 25 Startup Grind w/ David Teten (ffVC) 5 Free Passes. March 25: DataDivas #HappensInAdOps. March 26 Wearable Wednesday (NewAer, MIT Media Lab) 10 Free Passes. March 26 Startup Rock Climbing (2 Free Passes). March 27 Amusemi Startup Dinner (Canary Ventures). March 27 Cloud Computing in Finance. March 29 Lean Hardware Startup PCB Design (create Arduino clone).

Coming up … March 30 NSI Entrepreneur Fest (20 Free Passes, $140 each!). April 2 App Factory Demo Day. April 2 VentureOut Canada. April 9 Pricing Strategy w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt) 2 Free Passes. April 12 Game Jam Hackathon, mentor next gen founders (high school). April 15 Phat Startup w/ Ben Horowitz (3 Free Passes)! May 3 StrategyHack! matching startups & marketers. July 9 DevCon5 HTML5 + Mobile (2 FREE Passes, $595 each!).

Columbia University Inst. for Data Sciences & Engg (IDSE) Masters Fall Program, apply by March 31. Internet Week ==> submit panels or host event.

WorldtoNYC Global Challenge (15 innovative manufacturing companies to NYC), apply by March 31. AT&T Hackathon ($35k prizes!), apply by March 31. Drone Innovation ($10k to socially beneficial use of drones), apply by June 20.

Deadlines ==> Mar 24 Venture for America Fellowship. Mar 25 Startup Chile! Mar 28 3 Day Startup. Mar 28 Canadian startups apply to join CTA in NYC. Apr 01 New Museum NEW INC Incubator. Apr 02 MassChallenge Accelerator.

More deadlines ==> Apr 04 Hacking Medicine (MIT, WebMD, Cornell). Apr 11 Submit demo for Mobile Futures (NYC Media Lab). Apr 16 Cadillac IVY Innovator Awards. May 8 Competition THRIVE help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed ($125k prizes!). May 23 NYCEDC Health 2.0 Pilot Health Tech.

TurnToTech 12 wk iOS course. Pay AFTER course & job placement! Feedback + fundraise @ Enterprise Tech (Apr 9). Work-Bench Spring membership. Media startup? Apply to Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp.

And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…

NJ Tech Meetup 46
With Joe Meyer (CEO of HopStop acquired by Apple)
Monday (Mar 24), 6:30 p.m. @ Howe Center @ Stevens Inst. of Technology, Bissinger Room, 4th Fl, Hoboken

Food + Tech March Happy Hour
Monday (Mar 24), 7 p.m. @ 4food, 286 Madison Ave

Google Cloud Platform Live
With Urs Hölzle (Sr VP of Technical Infrastructure, Google) & senior engg leadership. An evening celebration to announce new features for Google Cloud Platform and deep dive on tips, tricks & technology!
Tuesday (Mar 25), 11 a.m. @ Google HQ, 76 Ninth Ave

Augmented World Expo (AWE) New York
With Metaio, Augmate, Flyby, Vuzix, Deloitte & Daqri.
Tuesday (Mar 25), 1 p.m. @ Dibner Auditorum @ NYU Poly University, 5 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

Startup Grind NYC w/ David Teten (ff VC)
With David Teten (Partner, ff VC). Startup Grind hosts monthly fireside chats w/ special guests from NYC startup community!
Tuesday (Mar 25), 6 p.m. @ AOL HQ, 770 Broadway

DataDivas – #HappensInAdOps
With Claudia Perlich (Dstillery), Danny Debold (NY Post) & others.
Tuesday (Mar 25), 7 p.m. @ PeekAnalytics, 265 W 37th St, 6th Fl

Story Series with Y Combinator Female Founders
With Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Muse), Olga Vidisheva (Founder, Shoptiques), Nikki Durkin (Founder, 99dresses) & others.
Tuesday (Mar 25), 7:30 p.m. @ Alfred Lerner Hall @ Columbia University, 116th St and Broadway

Lets Break a World Record – Biggest Flavor Tripping Party
Flavor tripping is consumption of a miracle fruit that temporarily makes sour & bitter foods taste amazingly delicious!
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6 p.m. @ Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave

ThinkFWD – Can Tech Rebuild the Middle Class & the American Dream?
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ AOL HQ, 770 Broadway, 4th Fl

Universal Lessons of Sports Journalism
With Jason Stallman (Sports editor, NY Times), Carla Correa (Editor, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight), Jenny Vrentas (Sports Illustrated), Dan Rubenstein (Host, SB Nation) & Daniel Victor (NY Times).
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ The NY Times Bldg, 620 8th Ave, 15th Fl

VideoInk & BigScreen LittleScreen – Decoding the Premium Distribution Equation
Roland Hamilton (DailyMotion) & Kerry Trainor (CEO, Vimeo). Open Bar + Snacks.
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ Magnet Media, 122 W 27 St, 3rd Fl

AlleyNYCs Happy Hour Showcase hosted by SquadUP
Featured startups are Bombas and Aromaflage.
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Wearable Wednesday NY – KickOff
With Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer), John Havens (Founder, H(app)athon Project), Amanda Parkes (MIT Media Lab) & others
Wednesday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ Goodwin Proctor @ NY Times, 620 8th Ave

NY Tech Monthly Werewolf Game
Come play Werewolf (the game) with your friends!
Wednesday (Mar 26), 7 p.m. @ Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl

Cloud Computing in the Finance Industry
How is the Finance Industry Moving to the Cloud in Spite of Security, Compliance, and Privacy Issues?
Thursday (Mar 27), 6 p.m. @ NY Law School, 185 W Broadway

Amusemi Startup Dinner
With Alex Goldberg (Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Canary Ventures) and Jed Weissberg (COO of AlphaPipe, GM Huffington Post).
Thursday (Mar 27), 7 p.m. @ To Be Decided

HackHands Launch Party
Thursday (Mar 27), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway, 19th Fl

Hackfit NYC 2014
Fitness-infused startup competition for innovative thinkers passionate about healthy living!
Friday (Mar 28), 5 p.m. @ NYU Polytech, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

NYC Startup Spring Soiree
Presented by Crowdtilt, Startup Weekend, GarysGuide, and others!
Friday (Mar 28), 7 p.m. @ Skyroom, 330 W 40th St

Freestyle Fashion Conference
Learn from Pia Silva (Worstofall Design), Melissa Gonzalez (Lionesque), Samantha Lim (StyleCaster), Bob Bland (Manufacture NY) & others.
Saturday (Mar 29), 9 a.m. @ LIM College, 216 E 45th St

[MakeSimply] Lean Hardware Startup – PCB 102 Design it
You’ll learn about PCB design software, and then you’ll create your own Arduino clone design.
Saturday (Mar 29), 10 a.m. @ NYU Polytechnic School of Eng, 55 Broad St

More events on the horizon…
Sustainable Electronics and the Bottom Line on Apr 01 @ Columbia University Club of NY
Reward Crowdfunding – Everything You Need for Success on Apr 01 @ 1800 Accountant
April 2014 NY Tech Meetup on Apr 01 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
Fullstack Academy Hiring Day on Apr 02 @ Fullstack Academy of Code
VentureOutNY – Startups, Eh? Canadian Tech Showcase w/ White Star, Gotham, Scout & WIM on Apr 02 @ Flatiron Hotel
App Factory Demo Day presented by {c}0dEd on Apr 02 @ Parlor
ERA Summer 2014 Happy Hour on Apr 02 @ Solas
Womens Entreprene
urship (WE) Summit 2014
on Apr 03 @ 7 World Trade Center
Open The Door – Peek into the Creative Process of Leading Designers on Apr 03 @ Dorma Showroom
Alliance for Girls in STEM 2014 Kickoff – Lightning Talks & Book Debut on Apr 03 @ XO Group
From Bleak House to Geek House – Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers on Apr 04 @ Subotnick Center
6th Annual Shorty Awards on Apr 07 @ Times Center @ NY Times
Fast Company – Innovation Uncensored on Apr 10 @ Skylight Clarkson Sq
SendGrid Delivered International Tour (NYC) on Apr 15 @ Ace Hotel
Women Who Code NYC Monthly Hacknight – Inaugural Meetup! on Apr 17 @ Donor’s Choose
Design & Hack on Apr 18 @ Venue
Sales Hacker Conference on Apr 24 @ McGraw-Hill
Global Innovator 4 on Apr 24 @ Dentons
[MakeSimply] Lean Hardware Startup – PCB 103 Build it on Apr 26 @ NYU Polytechnic School of Eng
StrategyHack! on May 03 @ Stack Exchange HQ
TechCrunch Disrupt NY on May 05 @ Manhattan Center

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Spring Soiree, Wearable Wednesday and More