Best Tech Events This Week (Ad Week, World2NYC, TechWeek, Womensphere, Focus100, Startup Grind, NewCo)

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]

This week is Advertising Week and also World2NYC Global Challenge. Coming up (Oct 04-10) is Space Week (w/ Astronomy Night @ Intrepid on Oct 04).

Announcing ==> Citi Mobile Challenge (accelerate digital banking innovation), apply by Oct 03. $15M Global Learning XPRIZE (create software to help 250M+ underserved kids learn to read & write), apply by Mar 31 (indiegogo ends Nov 06).

Mo’ Announcing (NYC Media Lab) ==> Hearst Fellows Challenge (personalize content), apply by Sep 30. Publicis Groupe Challenge (future of retail ), apply by Oct 07. Future Interfaces (VR & Human-Computer Interaction), apply by Oct 31.

DON’T MISS! ==> Sep 30 Work-Bench Enterprise Security Summit w/ Gus Hunt (ex-CTO @ CIA), Bill Murphy (CTO, Blackstone). 2 Free Passes ($500 val)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 01 #Engage Mobile Marketing Summit (USA Today, Hailo, Appboy, ENIAC VC), 5 Free Passes ($350 val)! Oct 23 Switch Pitch (HBO, Nielsen, Daily News, Time, Microsoft, Gannett), 2 Free Passes ($95 value)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 08 Unify Content Marketing Conf w/ Shafqat Islam (CEO, Newscred), Joe Coleman (CEO, Contently). 50% w/ UnifyGary. 3 Free Passes!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 30 Capital On Stage w/ Insight Venture, Bowery Capital, Great Oaks VC, ffVC, Core Innovation, GothamVC. 2 Free Passes ($450 value)!

Sep 29 TechWeek Conf w/ Jonah Peretti (CEO, BuzzFeed), Mark Josephson (CEO, Bitly), 15% off w/ “GG_TWNYC14”. Sep 30 CukeUp! Conf Behavior Driven Development for devs & testers. Oct 01 #TalentHackers (re-invent recruiting).

Oct 03 Focus100 Conf w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (NY Angels), Rachel Haot (CDO, NY), Omar Epps (actor). 5 Free Passes ($300 val)!

Oct 06 Startup Sales School (build repeatable sales engine) w/ Jake Dunlap (Founder @ Skaled & ex-VP Sales @ Glassdoor & Chartbeat). Oct 21 Series A Venture Conf w/ ENIAC, Verizon VC, Edison, Starvest. 3 Free Passes ($485 val)!

Oct 23 AVID Summit Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Ctr). 50% w/ “GG14”. 3 Free Passes ($995 val)!

Oct 28 Ingenuity Conf w/ Jonah Peretti (CEO, BuzzFeed), Howard Lerman (CEO, Yext), Eric Hippeau (Lerer), Alan Patricof (Greycroft). 10 Free Passes ($795 val)!

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conf w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Washer (SNL). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)!

Oct 18 & Nov 08 ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship (20% off w/ “garysguide20”) Early & Growth Stages w/ Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi), 4 Free Passes ($499).

Nov 07 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder/CEO, Chobani), Andrew Yang (CEO, Venture For America). 5 Free Passes ($400 val)! Nov 13 Telx Marketplace Live w/ Eric Haseltine (former CTO, US Intelligence).

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Sep 30 Startup Grind w/ Gautam Gupta (Nature Box). Sep 30 MITEF Billion-Dollar UX. Sep 30 Startup Rock Climbing. Oct 01 LatAm Founders Cocktails ($100 val). Oct 01 Pricing Strategy. Oct 01 Wall St to Silicon Alley. Oct 02 Internet Of Things. Oct 07 Fashion & Startups.

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Oct 07 Startup Grind (Brian Kelley, AppNexus). Oct 09 Design+Mfg Summit ($160 val). Oct 10 Raising Capital ($100 val). Oct 15 Daily News Innovation Lab New News Orgs (Editor-in-Chiefs @ BuzzFeed, Vice, Verge). Oct 24 Tech Breakfast Ask a VC (Softbank, ffVC, Time Warner Ventures).

Classes ==> Oct 01 Scale Social Impact w/ tech @ GA. Oct 06 NY’s most popular iOS bootcamp @ TurnToTech. Oct 11 SQL Bootcamp @ GA. Oct 14 JavaScript for Non-Programmers (2 weeks, Tue & Thu) @ Fullstack (Info Session Oct 02).

Deadlines ==> Sep 30 NEA Design Studio (mini-accelerator for designer founders). Sep 30 Google Box Challenge ($1M, build smaller power inverter). Sep 30 Knight News Challenge (reimagine libraries in digital age). Oct 01 DEMO Launch. Oct 13 Vote for American Makers. Oct 14 YCombinator Winter Class.

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> Oct 19 TechStars NYC. Nov 13 ERA Winter Class. Thiel Fellowship ($100k). Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund (women, minorities, vets). MedStartr Pitch (Sprint, Techstars, NY eHealth). Startup Next Pre-accelerator.

CAUSES ==> Oct 03 Fundraiser for Brooklyn On Tech (inspiring next gen tech leaders). Oct 03 Launch Party for Lady Project (showcasing amazing women)!

FYI, today is International Coffee Day & here’s where ya get FREE coffee, yo!

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

TechWeek NYC
With Jonah Peretti (Founder, BuzzFeed), Mark Josephson (CEO, Bitly), David Teten (ffVC), Will Porteous (RRE). 15% off w/ “GG_TWNYC14“.
Monday (Sep 29), 9 a.m. @ 82Mercer, 82 Mercer St

7th Womensphere Global Summit
Abigail Noble (Head of Impact Investing, World Economic Forum), Amy Liu (VP, Federal Reserve Bank of NY), Anna Ewing (EVP, NASDAQ).
Monday (Sep 29), 9 a.m. @ NY Times, 620 8th Ave, 15th Fl

StartUp FASHION & RePopRoom Present – Designer Discussions
With Lauren Schwab (Co-Founder, Negative Underwear), Amelia Reid (Founder, Komai & Project Manager, Refinery29) and Dimitri Koumbis & Mai Vu (Co-Founders @ Bishop Collective).
Monday (Sep 29), 6:30 p.m. @ RePopRoom, 527 W 29th St, 3rd Fl

Work-Bench Enterprise Security Summit
Gus Hunt (ex-CTO @ CIA), Bill Murphy (CTO, Blackstone), Paul Wood (CRO, Bloomberg), Steve Rosenbush (WSJ).
Tuesday (Sep 30), 8:30 a.m. @ Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl

On Deck Sports & Technology Conference
With Wyc Grousbeck (Boston Celtics), John Loken (Ticketmaster), Jack Groetzinger (SeatGeek), Miles Clements (Accel Partners) & others.
Tuesday (Sep 30), 9 a.m. @ Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St

ERA Accelerator Demo Day
Tuesday (Sep 30), 9 a.m. @ Undisclosed

Startup Grind NYC
With With Gautam Gupta (Co-Founder & CEO, NatureBox).
Tuesday (Sep 30), 6 p.m. @ AOL HQ, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

[World2NYC Global Challenge] – Smart City Expo Evening
With Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC) & Lluis Gomez (VP, Smart City Expo World Congress). Pitches from 15 globally innovative companies.

Tuesday (Sep 30), 6 p.m. @ ARUP, 77 Water St

WeWork Labs Demo Day
Demos by ItsPlatonic, Livecube, Lumifi, Minr, Closing Bell & Fedora.
Tuesday (Sep 30), 6 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway

NewCo New York 2014
Dozens of startups open their doors to the public incl. offices of FourSquare, GrubHub, Tumblr, Yahoo! & more.
Wednesday (Oct 01), 9 a.m. @ Venues, All around town

#TalentHackers NYC
Learn how startups are re-inventing recruitment & building amazing teams, fast, on a budget.
Wednesday (Oct 01), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork NoMad, 79 Madison Ave, 3rd Fl

Women Who Rock – Take The Lead
With Rachana Kumar (Engg Manager, Etsy), Brittnee Cann (QA Manager, Refinery29), Patty Delgado (Engg Team Lead, Refinery29) & Michelle Marlborough (VP, Medidata Solns).
Wednesday (Oct 01), 6:30 p.m. @ Etsy, 55 Washington St

Blueprint Health Demo Day
Thursday (Oct 02), 1:30 p.m. @ Undisclosed

Special Screening of Documentary – Spent: Looking For Change
Produced by Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman). Panelists incl. Dan Schulman (American Express), Darrick Hamilton (Professor of Urban Policy, Milano).
Thursday (Oct 02), 6:30 p.m. @ The New School, 66 W 12th St

RE:Tech NYC Summit – Demo Day
Demos by Kisi, Fundrise, ViewTheSpace, HonestBuildings, Storefront, Pivotdesk, Updater, Placemeter & Compstak. With Jamie Katcher (Cushman) & Namek Zubi (Silicon Badia).
Thursday (Oct 02), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center`, 222 Broadway

Focus100 – The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet
With Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels), Mignon Clyburn (former FCC Commissioner), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer, NY State) & others.
Friday (Oct 03), 10 a.m. @ CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave

Brooklyn On Tech – 1st Annual Tech Flex Fundraiser (& Launch Party)
Sponsors incl. Etsy, Shake Shack & Chipotle.
Friday (Oct 03), 6 p.m. @ Etsy Labs, 55 Washington St, Ste: 712, Brooklyn

NYC Lady Project – Launch Party
With Erin Bagwell (Documentary Filmmaker, Dream Girl), Tammy Tibbetts (Founder, She’s The First) and Michela Aramini (Founder, The Lovely It Girl).
Friday (Oct 03), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

More events on the horizon…
New Yorks Most Popular iOS Bootcamp on Oct 06 @ TurnToTech
International Startup Panel & Showcase on Oct 06 @ NYU Wagner
NY Tech Meetup on Oct 06 @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts
RISE : NYC – Tech Demo Night on Oct 07 @ NY Academy of Sciences
Startup Grind NYC w/ Brian O Kelley (AppNexus) on Oct 07 @ Pivotal Labs
Fashion Meets Startup: Panel + Trunk Show on Oct 07 @ WeWork SoHo West
Unify 2014 on Oct 08 @ The Standard High Line
VentureOutNY – Startups Eh? Canadian Tech Showcase III on Oct 08 @ Toshi’s Living Room
Design for Manufacturing Summit #7 on Oct 09 @ Dumbo Spot
Village Tech Breakfast on Oct 10 @ Village (To be decided)
Fullstack Academy – JavaScript for Non-Programmers on Oct 14 @ Fullstack Academy of Code
Conversations: The New News Organization – New Entrants on Oct 15 @ Microsoft HQ
Get Geeked NY on Oct 16 @ Metropolitan West
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
Startup Game Changers NYC 2014 on Oct 20 @ Goodwin Procter
Startup Sales School on Oct 20 @ Skaled HQ
Series A Venture Conference on Oct 21 @ The Players Club
AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment on Oct 23 @ Harvard Club of New York City
SwitchPitch NYC on Oct 23 @ Microsoft HQ
Intel Internet of things (IoT) Roadshow on Oct 25 @ Huge
Ingenuity 2014 on Oct 27 @ Metropolitan Pavilion West
Capital On Stage on Oct 30 @ Orrick HQ
Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon on Nov 07 @ The TimesCenter
Empire Startup Summit on Nov 10 @ Webster Hall

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Ad Week, World2NYC, TechWeek, Womensphere, Focus100, Startup Grind, NewCo)