Best Tech Events This Week: Founders Guide, Fenway Fast Pitch, Hackers On Planet Earth 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]

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship w/ Andrew Weinreich (founder @ MeetMoi & SixDegrees). Early Stage (Oct 18) & Growth Stage (Nov 8). Learn Product, Marketing, Finance, Pivots, Hiring, Branding, Sales & more! Highly Recommended! Limited tix. 20% off w/ code garysguide20.

July 15 Info Session for GREAT Tech Awards (w/ UKTI & British Consulate General). 6 categories (Finance, Education, Lifestyle, Media, Health, Internet of Things). Judges incl. David Karp (Tumblr) & Pete Cashmore (Mashable). Last year winners incl. Codecademy. Prizes incl. round-trip to London, Innovation conf tix, meeting @ 10 Downing & more! Apply by Aug 01.

July 16 Fenway Fast Pitch @ WeWork Galactic HQ. Judges incl. Adam Neumann (WeWork) & David Concannon (Orrick). Startups are Dash, Datacoup, RentHackr, Momunt, PageVamp, Pyne. Top 3 to Finals in Boston!

This week ==> Jul 15 Hacking Music Industry w/ Grammy nominee Ryan Leslie (3 Free Passes). July 16 FinTech Demo Day (3 Free Passes). July 16 Growth Hacking (5 Free Passes). July 16 Enterprise Tech (keynote by Jason Lemkin), 5 Free Passes. July 17 #TechGritas Party (10 Free Passes). July 17 Social Retail Summit (4 Free Passes, $160 each)! July 20 NYC Tech Picnic.

Coming up ==> Jul 22 NYTECH Summer Party (2 Free Passes). July 23 Fashion 2.0 Startup Showcase (5 Free Passes). July 25 Raising Capital, 2 Free Passes ($100 each)! July 30 Video Ecosystem w/ Fred Seibert (Frederator, MTV), 5 Free Passes. July 31 Decoded Fashion Intimates & Innovation (5 Free Passes). Aug 07 500 Startups WMD, 2 Free Passes ($295 each)!

Cause ==> My friend Orly’s non-profit Life Vest Inside (uniting the world w/ kindness) hosting fundraiser July 21 w/ magician/mentalist Arvind Jayashankar.

Deadlines ==> World2NYC 15 global startups to NYC (Sep 29 – Oct 1), focus on Smart & Sustainable Cities, apply by Aug 22. SBIR Impact (help healthcare & life sciences companies apply for $2.4 bil federal R&D), apply by Sep 03. 9th Annual Queens Startup Biz Plan Competition (3 $10k grants for startups)! 🙂

Flex Immersive by Fullstack Academy, 16 week part-time program (Node JS, Angular JS, MongoDB). Course schedule. Next cohort Aug 23. Apply now!

Mo’ Deadlines ==> July 15 Common Bond Social Impact Award ($5k). July 25 Ad:Tech Spotlight. July 31 Start Me Up Hong Kong ($500k). Aug 01 Startup Leadership Program. Sep 09 AT&T Connected Intersections. Sep 30 NJ Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Opportunity Fund (vets, minorities, women). TechStars Hackstars. Hacker Paradise (12 weeks in Costa Rica)!

Want FREE Fudgie The Whale Carvel Cake? 😉 Of course you do! Knozen will hook you up, yo! I’m giving away 10 Free Copies of Pitching & Closing by Alex Taub (SocialRank, Dwolla, Aviary) & Ellen DaSilva (Twitter). Google’s 3 FREE months Code School (women & minorities).

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

A Fred Talk For Good
Fred Wilson (Partner, Union Square Ventures) will talk about how Bitcoin can help turbocharge online fundraising for charities.
Monday (Jul 14), 6:30 p.m. @ Eisner & Lubin Auditorium @ NYU, 60 Washington Square S

Ask a VC Special
With Renee Park (High Peaks VC), Tim Devane (Red Sea), Sumeet Shah (Brand Foundry). Demos by AuthentikTime, LaundryPuppy, SkillBridge, TELLLER.
Tuesday (Jul 15), 8 a.m. @ AOL / Huffington Post, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

The Founder’s Guide #2
With Joy Marcus (CEO, Bloglovin), Amanda Hesser (Co-founder, Food52), Tanya Menendez (Co-founder, Maker’s Row), Kathy Leake (Co-founder, LocalResponse) & others.
Tuesday (Jul 15), 5 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W 52nd St, 23rd Fl

The GREAT Tech Awards 2014 Info Session
Winners will receive a trip to London to explore the UK tech scene.
Tuesday (Jul 15), 6 p.m. @ Made in NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John St, Brooklyn

[The Phat Startup] – Hacking The Music Industry
With Ryan Leslie (Grammy nominee and Founder, Disruptive Multimedia).
Tuesday (Jul 15), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Free Work Day!
Join us for Free Work Day, meet our team & meet others interested in joining the QNS Collective community. Snacks & coffee will be served.
Wednesday (Jul 16), 9 a.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Long Island City / Astoria

Growth Hacking Meetup
With Sean Ellis (Founder/CEO @ Qualaroo and
Wednesday (Jul 16), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

FinTech Startups Demo Day
Demos by Lucena, Pymetrics, Trusting Social, Prudena and OpenCrowd.
Wednesday (Jul 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Latham Watkins, 885 3rd Ave

The Sharing Economy On-Demand
With Sara Lasner (Deputy Dir. of Community, Lyft), Lee Hnetinka (Co-founder, Wun Wun), Edware Shen (Co-founder, Zeel) and Farina Schurzfeld (GM, Airtasker).
Wednesday (Jul 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Impact Hub, 394 Broadway, 5th Fl

Fenway Fast Pitch (New York Qualifying)
Startups include Datacoup, Dash, RentHackr, Momunt, PageVamp and Pyne. Judges include Adam Neumann (Co-founder, WeWork), Bill Pescatello (Lightbank Capital) and David Concannon (Orrick).
Wednesday (Jul 16), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Galatic HQ, 222 Broadway, 22nd Fl

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
Featured startups are Buncee and AstroPrint.
Wednesday (Jul 16), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

NYC Fashion Career Week
Explore new career paths, prepare for your dream job, connect with hiring managers & more.
Thursday (Jul 17), 11 a.m. @ Venues, All around town

Social Retail Summit #7
With Jill Sherman (Founder, Modalyst), Sari Azout (Founder, Bib+Tuck), Dax Dasilva (Founder, Lightspeed). 50% off w/ code GarysGuide.
Thursday (Jul 17), 3 p.m. @ Dumbo Spot, 160 Water St, Brooklyn

The Internet of Things
With Matt Turck (MD, FirstMark Capital), Tom Touchet (CEO, City 24/7), Patrick Ugeux (Clear Channel) & Ed Maguire (CLSA Americas).
Thursday (Jul 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W 52nd St, 23rd Fl

The Future of Mobile
With Ryan Johnson (VP, Buzzfeed), Manny Elawar (Dev Evangelist, Blackberry), Charles Schulze (Yahoo!), Henry Kirk (Audible/Amazon), Lee Edwards (Groupon) & Kaja Whitehouse (NY Post).
Thursday (Jul 17), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square S

Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) X
One of the most creative & diverse hacker events in the world.
Friday (Jul 18), 9 a.m. @ Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave

NYC BigApps Block Party
Over 100 BigApps contestants will pitch their projects & compete for chance to win over $100,000 in cash prizes!
Saturday (Jul 19), 12 p.m. @ Industry City, 882 3rd Ave, Brooklyn

NYC Tech Picnic – Mid Summer
Enjoy the outdoors with your fellow geeks and entrepreneurs!
Sunday (Jul 20), 2 p.m. @ Pier 64, Chelsea Piers, 63 Chelsea Piers

More events on the horizon…
Virtual Freedom Book Launch Party w/ Chris Ducker on Jul 21 @ The Wix Lounge
Lean UX in Agencies vs Startups on Jul 21 @ Pivotal Labs
Life Vest Inside Presents – Reality on Jul 21 @ Urban Stages Theater
UNPLUG: NYTECH Heads To The Derby – Annual Summer Party on Jul 22 @ The Derby
NJ Tech Meetup 50 w/ Steve Jacobs (CIO, Gilt) on Jul 22 @ Babbio Center
Creative Nomads on Jul 22 @ QNS Collective
Startup Rock Climbing on Jul 23 @ Brooklyn Boulders
Wearable Tech Expo on Jul 23 @ Javits Convention Center
Fashion 2.0 – The 6th Annual Startup Showcase on Jul 23 @ Scandinavia House
Digital Cocktails – Artisanal Spirits & The Future of Drinking on Jul 23 @ Magnet Media Films
Flavor Tripping Party #3 on Jul 23 @ Hotel Chantelle
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 72 on Jul 24 @ Microsoft
NY Security Meetup on Jul 24 @ Skadden Arps
What We Wear – The Wearable Tech Revolution on Jul 24 @ Grind Broadway
CommonBond Annual Summer Gala on Jul 24 @ Midtown Loft & Terrace
Creative Mornings – Street Etiquette on Jul 25 @ BAM Rose Cinemas
Office Hours with IBM Watson on Jul 25 @ TurnToTech
Raising Startup Capital on Jul 25 @ General Assembly West
Startup Weekend NYC – Social Impact on Jul 25 @ WeWork
VideoInk & BigScreen LittleScreen Present – Diversifying the Video Ecosystem on Jul 30 @ Magnet Media
Empire Angels Young Investors – [Founders Series] Keeping It Fresh on Jul 30 @ Techstars
Decoded Fashion – Underthings III, Intimates & Innovation on Jul 31 @ WeWork
Wordcamp NYC on Aug 02 @ NY Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge
General Assembly Open House on Aug 21 @ General Assembly East
Disruptive Technologists in NYC – Internet of Things on Aug 25 @ ATT AdWorks Lab
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week: Founders Guide, Fenway Fast Pitch, Hackers On Planet Earth and More