Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Weekend Social Impact, Wearable Tech, Fashion 2.0 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]

Aug 22-24 is highly anticipated WeWork SUMMER CAMP! (sneak peek). Performances by Girl Talk & St. Lucia. Talks by Lew Frankfort (Coach) & Jessica Lawrence (NYTM). Wine tasting, water sports, yoga, zip-lining! Y’should go, yo! 🙂 Pre-Camp parties (FREE) on July 22 & on July 31.

Speaking of which, WeWork Studios & Fox Searchlight sci-fi film I Origins (biometrics to prove existence of afterlife) premiered over weekend. Go watch it.

Wanna learn tactics & best practices in user growth from experts who’ve helped acquire millions of users? Of course you do! 😉 Check out my buddy Conrad Wadowski’s User Growth BOOTCAMP. Apply by July 23.

ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship w/ Andrew Weinreich (founder @ MeetMoi, Xtify, SixDegrees). Early Stage (Oct 18) & Growth Stage (Nov 8). Highly Recommended! Limited tix. 20% off w/ code garysguide20.

GREAT Tech Awards (w/ UKTI & British Consulate), 6 categories (Finance, Education, Lifestyle, Media, Health, Internet of Things). Prizes incl. round-trip to London & meeting @ 10 Downing. Apply by Aug 01.

July 26 my buddy Arthur producing FighterSource Championships, one of the first large scale MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights in NYC. 2 Free Passes!

July 24 Fundraiser + Party (w/ DJ Sean Glass) raising $100k for 75 underserved NYC kids scholarships to Camp Interactive Code School (training next gen tech leaders). July 24 CommonBond Gala + Social Impact Awards, all proceeds to Pencils of Promise (educating students in need).

This week ==> Jul 22 NYTECH Summer Party (2 Free Passes). July 23 VentureOutNY Brazilian Tech Night. July 23 Fashion 2.0 Startup Showcase (5 Free Passes). July 25 Raising Capital, 2 Free Passes ($100 each)!

Coming up ==> July 29 Internet of Things. July 30 Video Ecosystem w/ Fred Seibert (Frederator, MTV), 5 Free Passes. July 30 Empire Angels Founders Series (5 Free Passes). July 31 Amusemi Startup Drinks. July 31 Decoded Fashion Intimates & Innovation (5 Free Passes). Aug 07 500 Startups WMD, 2 Free Passes ($295 each)! Aug 20 Ecommerce Idea to Concept, 3 Free Passes.

Deadlines ==> July 24 NYS Health Innovation Challenge. July 25 SXSW Panel Picker. July 25 Ad:Tech Spotlight. July 31 Start Me Up Hong Kong ($500k). July 31 Internet Week Best Places To Work. Aug 01 Startup Leadership Program. Aug 22 World2NYC Smart & Sustainable Cities (15 startups to NYC).

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 ==> Sep 03 SBIR Impact (help w/ $2.4 bil federal R&D). Sep 09 AT&T Connected Intersections. Sep 30 NJ Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Queens Startup Biz Plan Awards (3 $10k grants). TechStars Hackstars. Oppty Fund (vets, minorities, women). Hacker Paradise (12 weeks in Costa Rica)!

Launch of Columbia Startup Lab (45 teams of entrepreneurs) @ WeWork SoHo West, apply here.

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

UK Trade & Investment – GREAT Tech Awards Reception
Mingle w/ consulate staff & tech companies from around NJ.
Tuesday (Jul 22), 4:30 p.m. @ Seed Gallery, 210 Market St, Newark

UNPLUG – NYTECH Annual Summer Party
With NYTECH, GarysGuide, Downtown Alliance & others. Fun evening of drinks, food, music & new friends!
Tuesday (Jul 22), 6 p.m. @ The Derby, 167 Orchard St

WeWork Summer PreGame
Live DJ, Booze, Good Food, Games, S’mores & Networking! And invite to another VIP party @ WeWork Galactic HQ.
Tuesday (Jul 22), 6 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

NJ Tech Meetup 50
A talk by Steve Jacobs (CIO @ Gilt)
Tuesday (Jul 22), 6:30 p.m. @ Babbio Center, Stevens Institute Of Technology, Hoboken

Creative Nomads
Come hang w/ artists, designers, engineers & programmers.
Tuesday (Jul 22), 7 p.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Long Island City / Astoria

Hack Session for NYTimes Dialect Map Visualization
With Vivian Zhang (Co-Founder/CTO @ Supstat)
Tuesday (Jul 22), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Wearable Tech Expo
Featured speaker is Myriam Joire (Chief Product Evangelist @ Pebble).
Wednesday (Jul 23), 9 a.m. @ Javits Center, 655 W 34th St

Fashion 2.0 – 6th Annual Startup Showcase + Cocktail Reception
With Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective) & Molly Mulshine (NY Observer). Demos by Kwoller, Entrupy, Body Labs, OnItsOwn & Showroom.
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6 p.m. @ Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave

We Spark
Cocktails & networking w/ Spark Labs, Projective Space & NYC tech crowd
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6 p.m. @ Gansevoort Park Hotel Rooftop, 420 Park Ave S

VentureOutNY Presents – The Brazilian Tech Night
Panel includes David Teten (ff VC) & Joshua Schwartz (East Wind Advisors). Demos by Brazilian tech companies Rangri, Bit Co, GoSkore, Ubee & more!
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6 p.m. @ Jazz Room at the General, 199 Bowery

Flavor Tripping Party #3
With tequila cocktails to make your tastebuds go even more crazy!
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6:30 p.m. @ Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase Celebration powered by SquadUP
Network, drink & learn about startup progress from best of the best of our past presenters!
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

User Growth Bootcamp for Startups
The expert-led program that teaches your team tactics and best practices in user growth.
Wednesday (Jul 23), 6:30 p.m. @ To Be Decided

Startup Demo Night Series #26 (Design)
With Andrew Ackerman (DreamIT), David Beatty (Golden Seeds) & others. Demos by Strolby, Pubslush, PRIV, Inbox, Canvs, Pyrus, Canvsly, Webydo & AstroPrint.
Thursday (Jul 24), 5:30 p.m. @ Chadbourne & Parke, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 36th Fl

Crosby & Code
Open Bar w/ special musical guests Elew & DJ Sean Glass. Raising $100k to give 75 underserved NYC kids scholarships to the Camp Interactive Code School!
Thursday (Jul 24), 6 p.m. @ Crosby Street Hotel, 79 Crosby St

What We Wear – The Wearable Tech Revolution
With folks from Ringly, Wearable Experiments, SmartHoodie & Playtabase.
Thursday (Jul 24), 6:30 p.m. @ Grind Broadway, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl

CommonBond Annual Summer Gala
Open bar, great food & a live DJ. All proceeds benefit Pencils of Promise, a leading education non-profit.
Thursday (Jul 24), 8 p.m. @ Midtown Loft & Terrace, 267 5th Ave

Creative Mornings
With Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs from Street Etiquette.
Friday (Jul 25), 8:30 a.m. @ BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Startup Weekend NYC – Social Impact
We want to fire up entrepreneurs to solve problems that affect their communities.
Friday (Jul 25), 6 p.m. @ WeWork, 154 Grand St

More events on the horizon…
Issues + Innovation = Impact: 100 Days before the Election on Jul 28 @ M1-5 Lounge
Internet of Things (IoT) July Meetup on Jul 29 @ Tavern on the Green
Tech Tuesdays – Net Neutrality in a Non-Neutral Net on Jul 29 @ South Street Seaport
VideoInk & BigScreen LittleScreen – Diversifying Video Ecosystem (20% off w/ code VI20) on Jul 30 @ Magnet Media
Empire Angels Young Investors – [Founders Series] Keeping It Fresh on Jul 30 @ Techstars
RaisedBy.Us Launch Happy Hour on Jul 31 @ Revival
WeWork Pre-Summer Camp Party on Jul 31 @ WeWork Fulton Center
Amusemi Startup Drinks on Jul 31 @ Venue (Lower Manhattan)
Decoded Fashion – Underthings III, Intimates & Innovation on Jul 31 @ WeWork
Wordcamp NYC on Aug 02 @ NY Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge
Angel Investor Education Day on Aug 06 @ Greenberg Traurig @ MetLife Building
End of Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise on Aug 07 @ Hudson River Park Pier 40
Bringing your E-Commerce Product Idea to Concept on Aug 20 @ General Assembly East
General Assembly Open House on Aug 21 @ General Assembly East
WeWork Summer Camp on Aug 22 @ Raquette Lake Camps
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: Startup Weekend Social Impact, Wearable Tech, Fashion 2.0 and More