Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Dodgeball, Ignite, Startup Weekend Fashion Tech 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]

Startup Job Fair Sep 12. StrategyHack (accelerate startup growth) Sep 27, apply by Sep 06. DELL Education Tech Innovation Day (looking for K-12 focused startups) Sep 19, apply by Sep 08. West Elm $25k Small Biz Grant (artists, makers, designers), apply by Sep 09. Go for it, yo! 🙂

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conference w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner & Founder, Comedy Cellar), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Lee (Scientist Turned Comedian), Peter McGraw (Author, Humor Code), Tim Washer (Webby Honoree, SNL, Conan). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)!

Sep 05 Startup Weekend Fashion Battle, 3 Free Passes ($75 value)! Sep 19 Women, Inspiration, Enterprise WIE Symposium w/ Juliet De Baubigny (Kleiner Perkins), Jane Hudis (President, Estee Lauder), Zosia Mamet (Actress, HBO Girls), Richelle Parham (CMO, eBay). 2 Free Passes ($300 value)!

Sep 20 DroidCon (world’s biggest Android Conf), 3 Free Passes ($595 value)! Oct 03 Focus100 Conf w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (NY Angels), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer NY), 5 Free Passes ($300 value)!

ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) Early Stage (Oct 18) & Growth Stage (Nov 08) w/ Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi), 4 Free Passes ($499 value)! Nov 04 Web Summit w/ founders of Evernote, Dropbox, Secret, Oculus, Tinder, Waze, Foursquare, Flipboard. 2 Free Passes ($2200 value)!

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Aug 27 Tech Cocktail Startup Mixer. Aug 27 Startup Rock Climbing. Aug 27 Ignite Sensors & Wearables. Sep 02 TransAtlantic Entrepreneur ($99 value). Sep 03 Steve Forbes Talks Money.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Sep 04 Intro to Pricing Strategy. Sep 04 Women Who Brunch Anniversary Party. Sep 08 Fireside Chat w/ Jeff Pulver (Zula, Vonage, Twitter). Sep 11 Global Innovator AdTech & E-Commerce (Greycroft, Firstmark). Sep 12 Raising Capital ($100 value) w/ Arie (DreamIt).

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Sep 12 Make millions w/ James Altucher (founder, investor, author). Sep 13 SmallBizDev Hackathon ($20k prizes). Sep 19 NYC Media Lab Summit w/ Shutterstock, Intel. Sep 20 Google AdWords Bootcamp ($400 value). Oct 09 Design & Manufacturing Summit ($160 value).

Upcoming ==> Sep 02 TurnToTech iOS+Swift (part-time) & Ruby on Rails (if qualified, pay after job). Sep 17 GameDevHacker Pitch Event (win an Oculus VR!). Sep 30 CukeUp! Conference Behavior Driven Development (BDD) for developers & testers. Oct 01 NewCo, visit FourSquare, Tumblr, Yahoo & more!

Deadlines ==> Aug 25 Techstars R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator ($120k). Aug 31 Conscious Venture Lab ($50k). Aug 31 Amazing Startup Series. Sep 03 NYCEDC Next Top Makers. Sep 08 GA Free Trip to Silicon Valley. Sep 09 AT&T Connected Intersections. Sep 21 TED Fellow.

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> General Assembly Opportunity Fund (vets, women, minorities) Nov 17 class. Thiel Fellowship ($100k)! Hacker Paradise (Costa Rica). Tech Talent Draft. World’s 1st Decelerator (Oct 12-24) in Bali!

Vote for friends’ SXSW Panels! 😉 Got a panel? Email me! Voting ends Sep 05.

Cause ==> Oct 16 Annual Ping-Pong Fundraiser @ SPiN, all proceeds to Per Scholas (free tech education & job placement in underserved communities).

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

NYC Startup Dodgeball Tournament
Get ready for the biggest [startup] sporting event in NYC. LaunchLM will be sponsoring the after-party at Joynture.
Monday (Aug 25), 6 p.m. @ UA Maker Academy, 411 Pearl St

A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank
With Steve Blank (Forbes 30 most influential people in Tech)
Monday (Aug 25), 6 p.m. @ NYU, To Be Decided

We Spark Networking & Cocktails
Networking & cocktails with the NYC Tech Scene.
Tuesday (Aug 26), 6 p.m. @ 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge, 230 Fifth Ave

Startup Weekend Fashion Tech Panel
With Uri Minkoff (CEO/Founder, Rebecca Minkoff) and Liz Bacelar (Founder, Decoded Fashion). There’ll be a special Grey Goose ping-pong tournament w/ winner receiving 2 tix to US Open!
Tuesday (Aug 26), 7 p.m. @ Google HQ, 111 8th Ave

Disrupting Real Estate
With Brandon Weber (Founder, Hightower), Bernhard Mehl (Founder, KISI), Ethan Schmertzler (Lead Engineer, Suitey) and Dave Eisenberg (Founder, Floored).
Tuesday (Aug 26), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Tech Cocktail NYC Startup Showcase & Mixer
Companies showcasing include Circumrent, CUPS, Impaqd, LookBooker, Picsell, Rockerbox and SketchFactor.
Wednesday (Aug 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Center for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St, Ste 325

Inaugural European Tech Meetup
Networking + brief presentation on state of European Tech in NYC
Wednesday (Aug 27), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase powered by SquadUP
Featured startups are CartoDB and
Wednesday (Aug 27), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

[IgniteNYC] Sensors, Devices and Wearables – Humans Interconnected
Talks incl. Hobbit Moon Map, Privacy vs Progress, Scaling human connectedness, Better Sex Through Technology, Fit Fashion & more!
Wednesday (Aug 27), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Soho, 154 Grand St

[Digital Undivided & Red Rooster Present] – Innovation Thursday: The New Sharing Economy
With Kathryn Finney (Digital Undivided) and Zuhairah Scott (GM, Uber DC).
Thursday (Aug 28), 5 p.m. @ Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave

LGBT In Tech – Make Your Mark
With Shae Smith (Martha Stewart Living), Josh Cogswell (Viacom), Dorie Clark (Author) and Josh Huber (General Assembly).
Thursday (Aug 28), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Legal Hackers Annual Party
Drinks, food, music by DJ J.D. and we’ll be raffling away awesome prizes including a new tablet!
Friday (Aug 29), 7 p.m. @ Fridman Gallery, 287 Spring St

More events on the horizon…
Transatlantic Entrepreneur Conference 2014 on Sep 02 @ OfficeLinks
iOS Using Swift Part Time Bootcamp on Sep 02 @ TurnToTech
Fullstack Academy Hiring Day on Sep 03 @ Fullstack Academy of Code
Steve Forbes Talks MONEY! on Sep 03 @ AlleyNYC
iOS 8 API Preview on Sep 03 @ Thomson Reuters
NYC International Day on Sep 04 @ Brooklyn Borough Hall
Women Who Brunch – 1 Year Anniversary Party on Sep 04 @ Wix Lounge
Introduction to Pricing Strategy on Sep 04 @ General Assembly East
Bushwick, Beats, Booze & Bites! on Sep 05 @ Bushwick Art Loft
Startup Weekend – Global Fashion Battle on Sep 05 @ LIM College
NYC Hackathon for Google Glass on Sep 06 @ WeWork Park South
Ruby On Rails Bootcamp (12 weeks) on Sep 08 @ TurnToTech
Fireside Chat with Jeff Pulver on Sep 08 @ Skadden Arps
Be Social Change Happy Hour w/ Catchafire on Sep 08 @ Lunasa Bar
NY Tech Meetup on Sep 09 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
VentureOutNY – The French (Tech) Showcase on Sep 10 @ Toshi’s Living Room
4th Annual Women in Wireless Event on Sep 10 @ xAd Global HQ
Global Innovator Demo Night – AdTech & E-Commerce on Sep 11 @ Dentons
NYC Startup Job Fair on Sep 12 @ IAC HQ
How To Make Millions Without Selling Out w/ James Altucher on Sep 12 @ AlleyNYC
NYC SmallBizDev Hackathon on Sep 13 @ CapitalOne 360 Cafe
GameDevHacker NYC Pitch Event on Sep 17 @ Microsoft HQ
NYC Media Lab Annual Summit on Sep 19 @ The New School
Women, Inspiration & Enterprise (WIE) Symposium 2014 on Sep 19 @ Times Center @ NY Times
DroidCon NYC on Sep 20 @ Metropolitan Pavilion
StrategyHack on Sep 27 @ StackExchange HQ
CukeUp! NYC 2014 – All about BDD on Sep 30 @ DUMBO Loft
NewCo New York 2014 on Oct 01 @ Venues
Focus100 – The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet on Oct 03 @ CUNY Graduate Center
Design for Manufacturing Summit #7 on Oct 09 @ Dumbo Spot
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
FunnyBizz Conference – Where Business Meets Humor to Craft Better Content on Oct 30 @ Galapagos Art Space
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue

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

Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Dodgeball, Ignite, Startup Weekend Fashion Tech and More