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] garysguide.com.
NYCEDC Fall 2014 Tech Talent Draft (connect w/ engg students @ Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, Penn & CUNY), startups apply here. Work-cation in Italy? YES, please! Italian Startup Visa (1 year) for non-european startups (team of 5 or less, revenue < €5 mil/yr). Go for it, yo! 😉
Techstars R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator ($120k, prototyping labs, mentors) starts Oct 20. Apply by Aug 25! LittleBits (easy h/w prototyping) launching CloudBit bringing modules online so easy to interact w/ & control web services. 3 Free Cloud Starter Bundles ($165 each)!
Don’t Forget ==> Aug 07 500 Startups WMD, 2 Free Passes ($295 each)! Aug 15 Raising Startup Capital w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt Ventures) (2 Free Passes ($100 each)! Aug 22 WeWork Summer Camp w/ Girl Talk & St. Lucia.
Registration for .NYC domains begins today @ 11am! Hello NYC is an official .NYC domain registration service. Get yours today! FYI, Burning Man releasing new tix Wed BUT gotta pre-register by 3pm today!
Events this week ==> Aug 04 Intro to Pricing Strategy (2 Free Passes). Aug 06 Wearable Wednesday (Techstars, DreamIT, IoT), 10 Free Passes. Aug 07 Becoming Product Manager w/ Songza & Twitter. Aug 09 Google Glass Design & Dev (Beginner & Intermediate), 4 Free Passes. Aug 09 TurnToTech iOS Bootcamp. Aug 11 Queens Tech (Vengo, Upstage Ventures), 5 Free Passes.
Events coming up ==> Aug 12 Startup Grind w/ Stuart Wall (Founder, Signpost) (5 Free Passes). Aug 15 Phat Statup Monetize Podcast w/ Combat Jack (3 Free Passes). Aug 20 Ecommerce Idea to Concept (3 Free Passes). Sep 08 TurnToTech Ruby on Rails Bootcamp (qualified users pay after job).
Deadline ==> NYCEDC Next Top Makers (1 year, 6 teams of hardware makers, designers, entrepreneurs creating new products. Apply by Sep 03!
Mo’ deadlines ==> Aug 15 Mashable Mashies Awards! Aug 17 Ideation Hive ($20k, help organic food & beverage brands). Aug 22 World2NYC Smart Cities. Aug 22 Digiday Video Awards. Aug 23 Fullstack Academy Flex Immersive. Aug 31 Amazing Startup Web Series (free expert advice for pre-seed startups).
Mo’ deadlines! ==> Sep 03 SBIR Impact ($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). Cisco EIR. Hacker Paradise (12 wks Costa Rica)!
Causes ==> Library For All (ebooks to developing world) anniversary Aug 8. Services for UnderServed (helping folks w/ special needs) golf fundraiser Aug 13. Tinder & Social Tees (E Village animal rescue org) create Puppy Love!
And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Privacy-centric Data Personalization
With Chris Maliwat (PM @ SkillShare, formerly Personalization @ Netflix), Wendy Davis (MediaPost), David Sontag( Prof, Computer Science @ NYU) & Slobodan Vucetic (Prof, Computer Science @ Temple U).
Monday (Aug 04), 7 p.m. @ 115 E 23rd St, 3rd Fl
NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. 1 amazing event!
Monday (Aug 04), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
Startup Leadership Program (SLP) Women Happy Hour
We’ll be toasting to women in tech. SLP is global peer-to-peer network & education program for highest caliber entrepreneurs.
Tuesday (Aug 05), 5:30 p.m. @ The Cellar Wine Bar, 900 Broadway
Startup Weekend Fireside Chat
With Zach Sims (Co-Founder/CEO @ Codecademy)
Tuesday (Aug 05), 5:30 p.m. @ AppNexus, 19 W 22nd St, 4th Fl
Big Ideas for Smart Cities – Communication Economy
With Greta Byrum (Open Tech Institute), Nicholas O’Brien (Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics), Jonathan Lenaghan (PlaceIQ), Anthony Vinci (Findyr) & Sarah Williams (Civic Data Design Lab).
Tuesday (Aug 05), 6:30 p.m. @ South Street Seaport, Fulton St and Front St
Wearable Wednesday – Wearables in a Connected World
With Jenny Fielding (R/GA Techstars Accelerator), Tim Stenovec (HuffPo), Drew Austin (Founder, Augmate), Mitchell Golner (DreamIT Ventures) & Linda Drabik (IoT NY).
Wednesday (Aug 06), 6 p.m. @ R/GA Accelerator, 350 W 39th St
FoodHackers – In The Weeds
With Benzi Ronen (Founder @ Farmigo), Nicole Chaszar (Founder @ Splendid Spoon), Scott Bridi (Chef/Owner @ Brooklyn Cured), Jorge Salamea (Owner @ Cuatro Rios)
Sean Dimin (Founder @ Sea to Table) & Viraj Puri (Founder @ Gotham Greens).
Wednesday (Aug 06), 6 p.m. @ Farmigo – Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, 53 9th St, Brooklyn
Dream, Girl Launch and Women in Tech Happy Hour
Dream, Girl is a documentary film redefining what it means to be a boss.
Wednesday (Aug 06), 6:30 p.m. @ Control Group, 233 Broadway, 21st Fl
Mobile Downloads Roundtable
With founders Tom Harari (Cleanly), Harry Raymond (Shindig), Mike Dudas (Button), Abe Geiger (Shake), Andrew Young (Swill), Brad Powers (Cupcake Digital), Brooke Moreland (GetTaxi) & others.
Thursday (Aug 07), 8:30 a.m. @ Dentons, 1221 6th Ave
The Cooper Union Summer STEM Lecture
Honoring 4 Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, who will speak about their WWII & aeronautical engineering experiences.
Thursday (Aug 07), 10 a.m. @ The Great Hall, 7 E 7th St
Becoming a Product Manager – How to make the leap
With Matt LeMay (Sr Product Manager, Songza) and Austin Lin (Product Manager, Twitter).
Thursday (Aug 07), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl
End of Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruise
Hosted by SquadUP, Shindig, Magnises & more. Music curated by Frat Music.
Thursday (Aug 07), 8 p.m. @ Hudson River Park Pier 40, 353 W St
VCs Can Bring Opportunities to Urban Communities
With Andrew Yang (Founder/CEO @ Venture for America)
Friday (Aug 08), 5:30 p.m. @ ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison Ave, 15th Fl
KSE (Korean Startups & Entrepreneurs) Benefit Concert
KSE is working to accelerate innovation from Korean American youth today.
Saturday (Aug 09), 7 p.m. @ Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave
More events on the horizon…
Queens Tech Speaker Series on Aug 11 @ C4QX
Pitch Night #2 on Aug 12 @ TurnToTech
Startup Grind NYC with Stuart Wall (Founder/CEO @ Signpost) on Aug 12 @ AOL
How Spotify Helps Their Engineers Grow on Aug 12 @ Animoto
4th Annual Fluent Charity Golf Outing on Aug 13 @ Dyker Beach Golf Course
GA + Newscred Present – Design, Technology & Future of Marketing on Aug 13 @ General Assembly East
Music Tech Meetup on Aug 13 @ Hemmerdinger Hall
Startup Coffee on Aug 14 @ East Village (TBA)
Investor Feedback Forum on Aug 14 @ Microsoft HQ
Significance Labs Open House on Aug 14 @ Venue
Agile Workflow Intro Workshop on Aug 14 @ SupStat Inc
Raising Startup Capital on Aug 15 @ General Assembly East
[Phat Startup] – How To Start & Monetize Your Podcast w/ Combat Jack on Aug 15 @ AlleyNYC
PyGotham 2014 on Aug 16 @ AMA Exec Conf Center
Women in Tech Design Hackathon Powered by ATT, Girls Who Code AppNexus on Aug 17 @ AppNexus
CODEATHON – Coding for Womens Health on Aug 17 @ Ace Hotel
Natural Language Processsing with Python and NLTK on Aug 18 @ SupStat Inc
Bringing your E-Commerce Product Idea to Concept on Aug 20 @ General Assembly East
VentureOutNY – Tech Tango: An Argentinian Tech Showcase on Aug 20 @ Toshi’s Living Room
General Assembly Open House on Aug 21 @ General Assembly East
Designers+Geeks – Small Gestures in Design, Data & Life on Aug 21 @ Huge Brooklyn
WeWork Summer Camp on Aug 22 @ Raquette Lake Camps
Disruptive Technologists in NYC – Internet of Things on Aug 25 @ ATT AdWorks Lab
NYC Startup Dodgeball Tournament on Aug 25 @ UA Maker Academy
NYC Startup Weekend – Fashion Battle on Sep 05 @ LIM College
Ruby On Rails Bootcamp (12 weeks) on Sep 08 @ TurnToTech
[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! 😉