Best NYC Tech Events This Week: LAUNCH Beacon, NBCUniversal Hackathon and More

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]

Tech conference w/ a French touch? Oui, vous avez de la chance, mes amis! I give you, La French Touch! (Jun 26-27) w/ Dominique Ansel (creator of Cronut), Axelle Lemaire (French Secy of State), Renaud Visage (co-founder, Eventbrite), Sean Rad (founder, Tinder) & others. 2 Free Passes ($800 each)!

Good luck to startups! @ Demo Days (Jun 26) ==> Fintech Innovation Lab and Pilot Health Tech. Also next week (Jun 23-27) is Consumer Electronics Week.

Global Innovator Mobile (Jun 25), keynote by Dave Kerpen (founder, Likeable Media, & #1 LinkedIn Influencer!), 30% off w/ globalwinner, 2 Free Passes!

Jun 19 New Media Influencers w/ Re/Code, Quartz, Vox (2 Free Passes). Jun 20 Raising Startup Capital, 2 Free Passes ($100 each)! Jun 21 Jibe Hackathon ($15k prizes)! Jun 21 Founder Fundraising Guide, 5 Free Passes ($75 each)!

Jun 21 Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon ($15k prizes, finale @ 30 Rock). Jun 25 IBM Watson Innovation Day. Jul 09 DevCon5, 2 Free Passes ($595 each)! Jul 17 Social Retail Summit, 50% w/ GarysGuide, 4 Free Passes ($160 each)!

Congrats to my peeps @ TurnToTech on World’s FIRST Bootcamp for iOS w/ Swift (Jul 1)! 🙂 Also FREE workshops (Swift+iOS) this Wed & next Mon (hurry, limited spots!). (+ FREE Co-working for devs & techies in heart of Silicon Alley!)

This week ==> Jun 17 Phat Startup w/ Jason Calacanis ( & Launch), 3 Free Passes. Jun 17 Trademark Basics (5 Free Passes). Jun 18 Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY. Jun 19 Early Stage Capital w/ OnGrid, 3 Free Passes. Jun 19 Enterprise Tech, 5 Free Passes. Jun 22 Food Tech Startup Brunch.

Coming up ==> Jun 24 Startup Grind w/ Alexa (Founder, LearnVest), 5 Free Passes. Jun 24 Lean Enterprise Rooftop Party, 5 Free Passes. Jun 25 Data Divas. Jun 25 Startup Socials, 5 Free Passes. Jun 28 Strategy Hack, 5 Free Passes. Jun 25 Internet of Things w/ Dell. Jun 25 Intro to IBM Watson.

3 new WeWorks ==> 379 W Broadway // 261 Madison Ave // 401 Park Ave S … amazing spaces + community + benefits ==> $450 / mo. Schedule tour (call 1-855-593-9675 or email). Mention GarysGuide & setup fee waived! 😉

30 Weeks is a new experimental design program (incubator style, DUMBO based) by Parsons, Pratt, SVA & Cooper Union w/ Google. Go apply, yo!

AT&T Connected Intersections (help improve traffic safety in NYC), register. Try Google Cloud & use code garysguide to get $500 credit!

Deadlines ==> Jun 23 L’Oréal Women In Digital Next Gen Awards (3 female led beauty+tech startups). Jun 30 Verizon Powerful Answers Award ($1 mil / winner). Jun 30 Robin Hood Prize ($5 mil) to help students graduate. Aug 01 UKTI GREAT Tech Awards (5 nights in London, meet-n-greets, free space!).

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Jun 20 Drone Social Innovation Award. Oppty Fund (vets, minorities, women). Work-Bench (apply). Harlem Biospace (apply).

Cause ==> VetsinTech (help veteran entrepreneurs), Jun 18 VetCap Launch.

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

LAUNCH Beacon – Retail, E-Commerce, Payments & Location
With Sam Rosen (Founder, MakeSpace), Stuart Wall (Founder, Signpost), Marco Zappacosta (Founder, Thumbtack), Andrew Cove (Founder, Cover) & others.
Monday (Jun 16), 9 a.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

Hardwired NYC #11
With Doorbot,, DeltaPrintr, Octopart & Perch.
Monday (Jun 16), 5:30 p.m. @ Digitas, 355 Park Ave S

Secret sun-soaked venue, DJ Kramer on the decks, Great Caesar’s exclusive new EP & more!
Tuesday (Jun 17), 7 a.m. @ Undisclosed

19th Hardware Meetup
With Jerry Needel, (Head of Growth @ Indiegogo) + 3 past campaigners (Kinsa, Parashoot, New Matter) sharing insights.
Tuesday (Jun 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

The Phat Startup – Digital Hustle: Monetizing on your idea & efforts
With Jason Calacanis (Founder, and Organizer, Launch Conference)
Tuesday (Jun 17), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Introduction to iOS Swift
Learn about new Swift programming language for iOS developers
Wednesday (Jun 18), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Startup to Success Panel
With Andrew Yang (Founder, Venture for America), Nihal Mehta (Founder, Local Response & Eniac Ventures), Brett Martin (Founder, Switch), Anna Khan (Bessemer Ventures) & Kunal Mehta (Charity:Water).
Wednesday (Jun 18), 6 p.m. @ Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square S, C95

Swiss Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY, NY Outpost, VentureLab & Presence Switzerland!
20 Swiss startups versus 4 New York investors!
Wednesday (Jun 18), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork, 154 Grand St

VetsinTech NYC Launch – VetCap for Veteran Entrepreneurs
With Brad Harrison (Scout Ventures), Damion Hankejh (Angel Investor) & others.
Wednesday (Jun 18), 6:30 p.m. @ Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, #19

Social Good Summer Bash
Drinks, snacks, photobooth and an evening of dancing & festivities.
Wednesday (Jun 18), 7 p.m. @ Wix Lounge, 235 W 23rd St, 8th Fl

Lesbians Who Tech Summit
With Sarah Ellis (CEO, Glaad), Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code), Sara Sperling (Facebook) & others.
Thursday (Jun 19), 11 a.m. @ Tishman Auditorium @ NYU Vanderbilt Law, 40 Washington Square S

Retail Symposium – Disrupters vs Disruptees
With Neil Blumenthal (Founder, Warby Parker), Jennifer Hyman (Founder, Rent the Runway), Peter Weijmarshausen (CEO, Shapeways) & others.
Friday (Jun 20), 8 a.m. @ NY Hilton, 1335 Ave of the Americas

What Women Entrepreneurs Want – Opportunity, Strategy & Funding
With Jo Ann Corkan (MD, Golden Seeds), Elizabeth Crowell (Astia Angels) & others
Friday (Jun 20), 6 p.m. @ Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26 St, 3rd Fl

Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon
Saturday (Jun 21), 9 a.m. @ NBCUniversal Tech Center, 904 Sylvan Ave, Englewood Cliffs

[NYC BigApps] – BigBuild Queens: Perfecting your Product
Connect w/ mentors, Tinker w/ equipment, Lightning round classes from Comcast Ventures, Pivotal Labs, Razorfish & more.
Saturday (Jun 21), 9 a.m. @ Coalition for Queens @ Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave, Long Island City

Assembled Capital – A Founders Guide To Fundraising
Arie Abecassis (DreamIt), Sacha Ross (Wilson Sonsini), Sang Lee (Return on Change), Lisa Winning (Founder, HeTexted), Tom Loverro (RRE Ventures), Tereza Nemessanyi (EIR, Microsoft).

Saturday (Jun 21), 9:30 a.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Hack the Web – Jibe Hackathon
Build something awesome and win $15,000 in prizes!
Saturday (Jun 21), 10 a.m. @ Jibe HQ, 96 Morton St, 5th Fl

More events on the horizon…
[Data Science Academy] – Social Media Expert Training on Jun 21 @ AlleyNYC
MongoDB World on Jun 23 @ Sheraton Times Square
Introduction to Swift, the new language for iOS development on Jun 23 @ TurnToTech
Wearable Innovation – Future of Mobile w/ APX Labs & Qualcomm on Jun 23 @ Microsoft
Startup Grind NYC w/ Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest) on Jun 24 @ Art Director’s Club
Masters of Advertising – Beyond the Selfie on Jun 24 @ AOL HQ
Betterment on Investor Behavior and Engaging Products on Jun 24 @ Betterment
Techs On Deck Meetup on Jun 24 @ Caeser’s Box
The Lean Enterprise Book Launch + Rooftop Party on Jun 24 @ The Refinery Hotel Rooftop
Empire Angels Young Founders Series – Design Thinking Workshop on Jun 24 @ Indira
IBM Watson Innovation Day on Jun 25 @ IBM Think Lab Client Center
Global Innovator Mobile on Jun 25 @ Dentons
An Introduction to IBM Watson #2 on Jun 25 @ TurnToTech
Designing Government Websites – and on Jun 25 @ Huge HQ
Internet of Things (IoT) Meetup on Jun 25 @ Venue
[Data Divas] – Q&A Data Governance w/ Scott Slavens on Jun 25 @ PeekAnalytics
Advanced R workshop IX on Jun 25 @ SupStat Inc
Startup Socials Mixer on Jun 25 @ Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse
La French Touch Conference on Jun 26 @ AXA Equitable Building
Bowery Capital CRO Summit on Jun 26 @ Village Townhouse
[Data Science Academy] – Data Science w/ R on Jun 26 @ AlleyNYC
Hack Dining NYC on Jun 27 @ General Assembly East
StrategyHack on Jun 28 @ Stack Exchange HQ
12 Week iOS (and Swift) Training Bootcamp on Jul 01 @ TurnToTech
Inaugural NYU ITP Make Education Camp on Jul 07 @ NYU ITP
Startup Grind NYC w/ Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code) on Jul 08 @ Venue
Amazon AWS Summit on Jul 10 @ Javits Convention Center
Social Retail Summit #7 on Jul 17 @ Dumbo Spot

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best NYC Tech Events This Week: LAUNCH Beacon, NBCUniversal Hackathon and More