Best Tech Events This Week — Tribeca Film Festival Innovation Week, Mobile Week, Data Driven, SendGrid

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]

Solve big issues in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability & Transportation? ==> Verizon Powerful Answers Award. $1 million / winner! 😉 Apply by June 30.

Serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi sold to Match, Xtify sold to IBM & SixDegrees 1st social network!) teaching class (May 17 & 18). Lessons on product, marketing, sales, financing, deals, pivots & more. Highly Recommended! Hurry, limited tickets! (20% off w/ code garysguide20).

Customer Acquisition + Corp. Culture @ Orrick (Apr 30, FREE) w/ Joanne Wilson (Investor), Tanya Menendez (Makers Row), Carly Strife (BarkBox). Feast on Innovation (inspired by Michelangelo) (May 1) w/ design, mktg & tech innovators + 5-course Renaissance feast in Science House. I’m so there! 🙂

I’ll be judging Best New Startup @ NY Tech Day (Apr 24) aka LARGEST 1-day startup event! (10,000 attendees, FREE!). Sales Hacker Conf (Apr 24) Eric Friedman (Foursquare), TK Kader (ToutApp), Adam Liebman (SinglePlatform).

Best practices in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing (May 09, FREE) w/ Kickstarter, Indiegogo @ NYU Stern Center for Business Analytics. Charming Robot Nuts & Bolts of Product (May 10) w/ Steve Schlafman (RRE), Steve Martocci (GroupMe), Amanda Peyton (Grand St). 2 Free Passes ($300 each!).

Apr 22 Games for Change w/ Jane McGonigal, Noah Falstein (Google), Deborah Estrin (Cornell) 2 FREE Passes ($500 each!). Apr 24 Global Innovator 4 Michael Rubenstein (President, AppNexus), Matt Turck (FirstMark) 2 Free Passes.

Apr 29 ENGAGE Digital Storytelling w/ Troy Young (President, Hearst Digital), Megan Liberman (Editor, Yahoo News), Michal Pasternak (CEO, Huge). May 05 TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, use code Garys14 to get $1000 off! 🙂 May 20 Mobile First Summit w/ Ken Chenault (CEO, Amex), Dinesh Moorjani (Co-Founder, Tinder), Omar Hamoui (Sequoia). $200 off w/ GarysGuideCode.

Startup Sales School ==> Learn sales skills needed to work in startups! Free Info Session on Tue (Apr 15), 6pm @ WeWork Charging Bull.

Cause Spotlight ==> TEALS program (tech folks as part-time high school teachers). Apply by May 01. Info sessions Apr 15 (Relay GSE) & Apr 24 (Microsoft).

This week … Apr 15 SendGrid FREE event to improve email deliverability, engagement & revenue. Apr 15 Phat Startup w/ Ben Horowitz (3 Free Passes)!

Coming up … Apr 22 Empire Angels Young Investors w/ Greycroft (5 Free Passes). Apr 22 Social Data w/ DataSift. Apr 23 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) 5 Free Passes. Apr 23 Startup Rock Climbing (2 Free Passes). Apr 24 Equity Crowdfunding (3 Free Passes). Apr 24 Lyte Truck Tour Street Performer Showcase (5 Free VIP Passes).

More coming up … Apr 26 MakeSimply Lean Hardware (make Arduino SMT clones)! Apr 29 Web Dev for newbies. May 03 StrategyHack! matching startups & marketers, 5 Free Passes. May 06 Legal Issues for Tech Startups. May 18 Tech Picnic. Jul 09 DevCon5 HTML5 + Mobile (2 FREE Passes, $595 each!).

Applications now open for new members @ Harlem BioSpace. Partnership Fund of NYC’s Digital Health Accelerator, apply by Apr 18. Grand Central Tech Accelerator (free office space, mentors, no equity), apply by May 01.

Deadlines ==> Apr 16 Cadillac IVY Innovator Awards. Apr 17 Columbia Journalism School Lede Program (training in data, algorithms & code). Apr 30 Comcast B4B ($25k). May 05 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. May 08 NYCEDC Competition THRIVE helping immigrant entrepreneurs ($125k prizes!). May 23 NYCEDC Pilot Health Tech. June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k).

Significance Labs 3 month tech fellowship. Work-Bench Spring membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp. BigApps competition.

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

[MobileWeek] Conference + Event Series
Monday (Apr 14), 10 a.m. @ Digital Sandbox, 55 Broad St, #4

State of Video
With Jason Mojica (Editor-in-Chief, Vice News), Andy Pergam (ex Sr Editor, Washington Post),
Duy Linh Tu (Prof & Director of Digital Media, Columbia Journalism School) & others.
Monday (Apr 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Columbia University School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway

Developing for Google Glass
With Jon Gottfried (Co-founder, Major League Hacking) & Chris Hardy (Developer Evangelist, Xamarin).
Monday (Apr 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

SendGrid Delivered International Tour (NYC)
Improve email deliverability, enhance engagement, avoid spam traps, implement data-rich APIs & increase revenue!
Tuesday (Apr 15), 2 p.m. @ Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St

Data Driven NYC #26
With Jason Tan (Founder, Sift Science), Stephen Purpura (Founder, Context Relevant), Ashish Thusoo, Founder, Qubole), Charlie Jacobson (Co-founder, Firestop) & Josh Schwartz (Lead Data Scientist, Chartbeat).
Tuesday (Apr 15), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl

Startup Sales School – Info Session #2
Discussing how Startup Sales School can help you to survive and thrive as a professional salesperson in the startup world.
Tuesday (Apr 15), 6 p.m. @ WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

Startups Are Hard – Keeping It Real w/ Ben Horowitz
With investor Ben Horowitz (Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz)
Tuesday (Apr 15), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

2014 Tribeca Film Festival – Innovation Week Pass
Wednesday (Apr 16), 8 a.m. @ To Be Decided

BARK Hot Seat
With Ryan Harwood (CEO, PureWow)
Wednesday (Apr 16), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 162 Lafayette St

Recruiting & Hiring a talented team
With Art Chang (Orchard), Daniel Chait (Greenhouse), Claudia El Amrani (Perka), Lindsay Holmes (Spotify) & others.
Wednesday (Apr 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Tipping Point Partners, 86 Chambers St, 7th Fl

[MakeSimply] Lean Hardware Startup – PCB 103 Build it
You will learn to assemble and build your own PCBs and walk away with real working Arduino SMT clones.
Thursday (Apr 17), 10 a.m. @ NYU Polytechnic School of Eng, 55 Broad St

Startup Demo Night #23 – Entertainment & Media
With Jeff Pulver (Investor & Co-Founder, Zula), Neil Chheda (Investor), Giordano Contestabile (Investor) & Claude Zdanow (Investor). Demos by Flipps Media, Blazetrak, Cheekd, Waywire, GoWatchIt, PuzzleSocial, 48Bricks, Infomous, MAZ & Try the World.
Thursday (Apr 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Uris Hall @ Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, 3rd Fl

The 10th Annual Pace Pitch Contest
Keynote by Kane Sarhan (Co-Founder, Enstitute)
Thursday (Apr 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Pace University, One Pace Plaza

Entrepreneurs Roundtable 69
Featured speaker is Carol Curley (Angel Investor and MD, Golden Seeds).
Thursday (Apr 17), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Forecast NY – Future of Sales Technology
With Paul Rosen (SVP, OnDeck), Jon Steinberg (President, BuzzFeed), Uzi Shmilovici (CEO, Base) & Tal Tsfany (Chief Customer Officer, Base).
Thursday (Apr 17), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space L.E.S., 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

IIBN and NY Digital Irish
With Deirdre Connelly (Embassy Row), Tadhg O’Toole (CEO, Likecharity), Sean Blanchfield (CEO, Pagefair), Susan O’Brien (Founder, Smigin) & Tony Prylowski (CEO, Compendia).
Thursday (Apr 17), 6:30 p.m. @ Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Ave, #1700

More events on the horizon…
2014 Games for Change Festival on Apr 22 @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts
Empire Angels Young Investors Series – Doing the Math on Apr 22 @ Coworkrs
How Companies Are Looking At Social Data on Apr 22 @ PeekAnalytics
Startup Grind NYC w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) on Apr 23 @ Squarespace HQ
Brooklyn Tech Triangle – Entrepreneurship Symposium | Kick-off on Apr 23 @ National Grid Auditorium
Silicon Harlem Demo Day #1 on Apr 23 @ Harlem Garage
Mobile Futures on Apr 23 @ Razorfish HQ
Startup Rock Climbing on Apr 23 @ Brooklyn Boulders
Sales Hacker Conference on Apr 24 @ McGraw-Hill
Global Innovator 4 – Cloud, Cyber Security & Big Data on Apr 24 @ Dentons
Equity Crowdfunding for Your Startup – Hosted by the Entrepreneur & Small Business Forum on Apr 24 @ Lee Hecht Harrison
Lyte Truck Tour – Street Performer Showcase on Apr 24 @ Villian
New York Travel Festival on Apr 26 @ Bohemian National Hall
ENGAGE – The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference on Apr 29 @ Hearst Tower
Web Development For Newbies on Apr 29 @ TurnToTech
The Founders Guide – Customer Acquisition & Building a Successful Corporate Culture on Apr 30 @ Orrick @ The CBS Building
TiE NY – Equity Crowdfunding – A Brave New World for Startups on Apr 30 @ Seyfarth Shaw
Feast on Innovation on May 01 @ Science House
StrategyHack! on May 03 @ Stack Exchange HQ
TechCrunch Disrupt NY on May 05 @ Manhattan Center
Tee It Up – Legal Issues to Consider When Starting Your Tech Startup on May 06 @ Humphrey at Eventi Hotel
Crowds 2.0 – New Frontiers in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing on May 09 @ Center for Business Analytics @ NYU Stern
StartUp Series – The Nuts and Bolts of Product on May 10 @ Projective Space
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship on May 17 @ Venue
NYC Tech Picnic – 2014 Kick Off on May 18 @ Pier 64, Chelsea Piers
First Annual M1 Mobile-First Summit on May 20 @ Grand Hyatt

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week — Tribeca Film Festival Innovation Week, Mobile Week, Data Driven, SendGrid