Best Tech Events This Week: La French Touch, Big Brands Week, Bowery CMO Summit 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]

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Grab ur tix (FREE!) for 4th of July Takeover Party (DL Rooftop), I’ll be co-hosting w/ my AlleyNYC peeps w/ special guests from Orange Is The New Black!

This wk is Consumer Electronics Week. 2 Demo Days (Thu) ==> Fintech Innovation Lab & Pilot Health Tech & tech meetups in Qns, Bklyn & SI. Nice!

Jun 26 La French Touch Conference w/ Dominique Ansel (creator of Cronut), Axelle Lemaire (French Secy of State), Renaud Visage (founder, Eventbrite), Sean Rad (founder, Tinder). 2 Free Passes ($800 each)! Sonne bien!

Jun 25 Global Innovator Mobile, keynote by Dave Kerpen (Founder, Likeable Media & #1 LinkedIn Influencer), 30% off w/ globalwinner, 2 Free Passes! Jun 25 VentureOutNY Hackers & Hefeweizens (Union Square Ventures, 37 Angels), 3 Free Passes. Jul 09 DevCon5, 2 Free Passes ($595 each)! Jul 17 Social Retail Summit, 50% off w/ GarysGuide, 4 Free Passes ($160 each)!

TurnToTech has World’s 1st iOS+Swift Bootcamp (Jul 1), Part time evening Swift Deep Dive (Jul 14-Sep 10, Mon & Wed) and FREE Intro to Swift today!

This week ==> Jun 24 Startup Grind w/ Alexa (LearnVest), 5 Free Passes. Jun 24 Lean Enterprise Rooftop Party, 5 Free Passes. Jun 24 Queens Tech, 5 Free Passes. Jun 25 Startup Socials, 5 Free Passes. Jun 28 Strategy Hack, 5 Free Passes. Jun 25 Internet of Things. Jun 25 Intro to IBM Watson. Jun 25 Startup Rock Climbing, 2 Free Passes. Jun 26 Global Data Salon #5.

Coming up ==> Jul 08 Startup Grind w/ Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), 5 Free Passes. Jul 09 Fullstack Academy Hiring Day. Jul 09 Good, Bad & Ugly of VC w/ Nikhil (Vast Ventures), 5 Free Passes. Jul 15 Hacking Music Industry w/ Grammy nominee Ryan Leslie (3 Free Passes). Jul 22 NYTECH Summer Party (2 Free Passes). Aug 07 500 Startups WMD, 2 Free Passes ($295 each)!

1.4 mil computing jobs by 2020, but only 400k Comp Sci grads & 12% women. Google’s $50 mil initiative Made With Code (getting girls into engg & computer science) launched last wk in NYC w/ Chelsea Clinton and Mindy Kaling 🙂

Videos from YCombinator Startup School. SV Angel doc. YC Hackathon (Aug 2-3), apply by Jun 27. AT&T Connected Intersections (improve NYC traffic safety), register. Try Google Cloud, use code garysguide for $500 credit!

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! 😉

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.

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Jun 27 Health 2.0 Dev Challenge. Aug 01 UKTI GREAT Tech Awards (5 nights in London, meet-n-greets, free space!). Oppty Fund (vets, minorities, women). Work-Bench (apply). Harlem Biospace (apply).

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

Israel Technology Showcase
With Steven Fulop (Mayor, Jersey City), Ido Aharoni (Consul General of Israel in NY), Mark Levenson (Chair, NJ-Israel Commission) & Aaron Price (NJ Tech Meetup). Demos by CUPS, Gett, Farmigo, AppCard & more.
Monday (Jun 23), 10 a.m. @ Jersey City City Hall, 280 Grove St, Jersey City

Introduction to Swift, the new language for iOS development
Learn about new Swift programming language for iOS developers
Monday (Jun 23), 6 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

[Big Brands Week] – Kickoff Conversations
Come join startups & big brands alike for a relaxed evening of networking
Monday (Jun 23), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway, 19th Fl

Data Driven NYC #28
With Rachel Schutt (Chief Data Scientist, News Corp), Joe Hellestein (Founder, Trifacta), Robbie Allen (Founder, Automated Insights), Tristan Zajonc (Founder, Sense) & Chris Lynch (Atlas Venture).
Tuesday (Jun 24), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl

Real Estate Tech Challenge Demo
With Jared Kushner (CEO, Commercial Observer & WiredNYC), Dmytro Pokhylko (Director, NYCEDC), Jesse Middleton (Co-Founder, WeWork Labs), Alexander Pease (Union Sq Ventures), Ash Zandieh (RE:Tech) & others.
Tuesday (Jun 24), 6 p.m. @ WeWork, 154 Grand St

Startup Grind NYC w/ Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest)
With Alexa von Tobel (Founder & CEO @ LearnVest)
Tuesday (Jun 24), 6 p.m. @ Art Director’s Club, 106 W 29th St

Techs On Deck w/ NY Mets
With Russ D’Souza (Co-Founder, SeatGeek), Michael Flowers (NYC Chief Analytics Officer), Dan Wawrzonek (MLB) & Kirk McDonald (President, PubMatic).
Tuesday (Jun 24), 7 p.m. @ Caeser’s Box, Citi Field, Queens

The Lean Enterprise Book Launch + Rooftop Party
With authors Trevor Owens & Obie Fernandez (Co-founders @ Javelin).
Tuesday (Jun 24), 7 p.m. @ Refinery Hotel Rooftop, 63 W 38th St

IBM Watson Innovation Day
Exclusive IBM Watson Ecosystem event w/ discussions on how companies can take business to next level w/ Watson.
Wednesday (Jun 25), 8:30 a.m. @ IBM Think Lab Client Center, 590 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl

Silicon Dragon NY 2014
With Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels), Tony Florence (General Partner, NEA), Jim Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures), Vicky Wu (Co-Founder, ZAOZAO) & others.
Wednesday (Jun 25), 5 p.m. @ Overseas Press Club, 40 W 45th St, 2nd Fl

Global Innovator Mobile
With Dave Kerpen (CEO, Likeable), Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect Ventures), Nic Poulos (Bowery Capital), Danny Schultz (Gotham Ventures), Tanya Prive (RockThePost) & Hadley Harris (Eniac Ventures).
Wednesday (Jun 25), 5:30 p.m. @ Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

Hackers & Hefeweizens – With Union Square Ventures, Former HopStop CEO, & 37 Angels
German Tech Night w/ VentureOutNY. Albert Wenger (Union Sq Ventures), Angela Less (37 Angels) & Joe Meyer (ex-CEO, HopStop & Founder, ExecThread).
Wednesday (Jun 25), 6 p.m. @ Jazz Room at The General, 199 Bowery

Internet of Things (IoT) Meetup
With Daniel Ford (Chief Scientist, Mobility & Internet of Things @ Dell)
Wednesday (Jun 25), 6:30 p.m. @ To Be Decided

La French Touch Conference
With Dominique Ansel (creator, Cronut), Axelle Lemaire (French Secy of State), Renaud Visage (co-founder, Eventbrite), Sean Rad (co-founder, Tinder), Howard Morgan (First Round), Stéphane Ormand (Air France) & others.
Thursday (Jun 26), 8 a.m. @ AXA Equitable Building, 787 7th Ave

Bowery Capital CRO Summit
With David Skok (Matrix Partners), Jake Dunlap (Founder/CEO, Scaled), Wendi Sturgis (EVP, Yext) & others.
Thursday (Jun 26), 8:30 a.m. @ Village Townhouse, 224 E 12th St

Global Data Salon #5 – Big Data Governance (Who is governing any of this?)
With Young Lee (SCIO Strategy, @YoungLeeNY ) & Teddy Angelus (BlueWaterLabs, @teddy777).
Thursday (Jun 26), 6 p.m. @ Weber Shandwick, 909 3rd Ave, 5th Fl

Hack // Dining NYC
Hackathon presented by Food+Tech Connect in partnership with Applegate, Google, Chipotle and Studio Industries.
Friday (Jun 27), 5 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

A full-day event dedicated to accelerating startup growth
Saturday (Jun 28), 6 p.m. @ Stack Exchange HQ, 110 William St, 28th Fl

Social Media Day with Mashable
Celebrate the 5th Annual Social Media Day w/ Mashable
Sunday (Jun 29), 4 p.m. @ Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union St, Brooklyn

More events on the horizon…
CartoDB tutorial workshop on Jun 23 @ Annalect Group
HackingHealthNY Cafe #2 – Crowdfunding with MedStartr CMO Jeffrey Borenstein on Jun 30 @ Blueprint Health
12 Week iOS (and Swift) Training Bootcamp on Jul 01 @ TurnToTech
July 2014 NY Tech Meetup on Jul 01 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
R workshop XVII – Basic on Jul 01 @ SupStat Inc
AlleyNYC Presents: 4th of July Takeover Party! on Jul 02 @ The DL Rooftop Lounge
[Data Science Academy] – Python Beginner: Introduction to Data Analysis on Jul 05 @ AlleyNYC
[Data Science Academy] – Data Science with R (Beginner Level) on Jul 06 @ AlleyNYC
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
[The Phat Startup] – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of the VC World on Jul 09 @ 49 Grove
Fullstack Academy Hiring Day on Jul 09 @ Fullstack Academy
Amazon AWS Summit on Jul 10 @ Javits Convention Center
Amusemi Startup Drinks on Jul 10 @ Venue (East Village)
iOS Using Swift – Part Time Bootcamp on Jul 14 @ TurnToTech
[The Phat Startup] – Hacking The Music Industry on Jul 15 @ AlleyNYC
NYU-SCPS Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities on Jul 16 @ NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
Social Retail Summit #7 on Jul 17 @ Dumbo Spot
UNPLUG: NYTECH Heads To The Derby – Annual Summer Party on Jul 22 @ The Derby

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

Best Tech Events This Week: La French Touch, Big Brands Week, Bowery CMO Summit and More