Best Tech Events This Week (UN Week, Do Good Better, AngelCube Demo Day, StrategyHack, Freestyle Fashion, Food Hackers)

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]

Gridlock & high security?! Heads of State (+ entourages) rolling into town for UN Week w/ General Assembly (Sep 21-30), Clinton Global Initiative (Sep 21-24) & Social Good Summit (Sep 21-22). Also this wk is Climate Week (Sep 22-28) & UN Climate Summit. FYI, Emma Watson’s powerful speech @ UN yesterday!

Sep 29 – Oct 03 is Advertising Week ==> Am looking fwd to Tasting Table w/ Mario Batali & Dominique Ansel and Honest Conversation w/ Jessica Alba!

Announcing ==> Oct 07 RISE : NYC ($30M competition for innovative tech to improve resiliency of NYC buildings, energy & telecom) Demo Night @ Academy of Sciences w/ Mayor Bill de Blasio & Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC).

Announcing ==> Google’s Little Box Challenge to build smaller power inverter (more solar-enabled homes & efficient grids). $1 million prize! Register by Sep 30.

DON’T MISS! ==> Sep 24 Do Good Better Innovation in Impact Marketing w/ Ben Goldhirsch (Founder, GOOD), Aria Finger (COO, DoSomething), Rajesh Anandan (UNICEF Ventures), Lee Peters (Scholastic). 5 Free Passes ($150 val)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 06 Startup Sales School (learn how to build out a repeatable sales engine) w/ Jake Dunlap (Founder @ Skaled & ex-VP Sales @ Glassdoor & Chartbeat). FREE Startup Sales School: Basics class Sep 25!

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 27 Ingenuity 2014 Conference w/ Howard Lerman (CEO, Yext), Jonah Peretti (Founder, BuzzFeed), Eric Hippeau (Lerer Ventures), Alan Patricof (Greycroft), David Tisch (Box Group), Alex Ferrara (Bessemer), Jordan Levy (Softbank), Lawrence Lenihan (FirstMark). 10 Free Passes ($795 value)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 07 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder, Chobani), Andrew Yang (CEO, Venture For America), Healey Cypher (Retail Innovation, Ebay), Joanne Wilson (Angel). 5 Free Passes ($400 value)!

Accelerate Yo’self! ==> Looking fwd to (Australian-based) AngelCube Demo Day (Sep 24), ERA Demo Day (Sep 30) & Blueprint Health Demo Day (Oct 02). FYI, apply to NEA Design Studio (mini-accelerator for designer founders) by Sep 30, YCombinator Winter Class by Oct 14, TechStars NYC by Oct 19 & ERA Winter Class by Nov 13. Also Oct 16 – Nov 19 is Startup Next (#1 pre-accelerator).

Sep 23 Legal Aspects of IoT. Sep 27 StrategyHack (5 Free Passes). Sep 27 Freestyle Fashion Conf (3 Free Passes). Sep 30 CukeUp! Conf Behavior Driven Development for devs & testers. Oct 01 #TalentHackers (re-invent recruiting).

Sep 29 – Oct 05 TechWeek NYC Conference w/ Jonah Peretti (CEO, BuzzFeed), Mark Josephson (CEO, Bitly), David Teten (ffVC), 15% off w/ “GG_TWNYC14”.

Oct 03 Focus100 Conf w/ Kyle Kimball (President, NYCEDC), Brian Cohen (NY Angels), Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer, NY), 5 Free Passes ($300 value)!

Oct 21 Series A Venture Conf w/ ENIAC Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Edison Ventures, Starvest, Sigma Prime Ventures. 3 Free Passes ($485 value)!

Oct 23 AVID Summit Digital Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Ctr), Bob Sabouni (Marvel), Matt McGowan (Google). 50% off w/ “GG14”. 3 Free Passes ($995 value)!

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 val)! Nov 04 Web Summit (Secret, Tinder, Waze), 2 Free Passes ($2200 val)!

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Sep 24 First Ever Polish Startup Demo Day. Sep 24 VentureOutNY Mid by Midwest. Sep 30 Startup Grind w/ Gautam Gupta (Nature Box). Sep 30 Startup Rock Climbing. Oct 01 Wall St to Silicon Alley. Oct 07 Startup Grind (Brian Kelley, AppNexus). Oct 09 Design+Mfg Summit ($160).

Mo’ FREE Passes! (browse) ==> Oct 15 Daily News Innovation Lab Conversations: New News Orgs (Editor-in-Chiefs from Vice, Verge, BuzzFeed). Oct 24 Tech Breakfast: Ask a VC w/ Softbank, ffVC, Time Warner Ventures.

Classes ==> Sep 22 Fullstack Jumpstart (intro to JavaScript). Oct 01 Tech to Scale Social Impact @ GA. Oct 06 TurnToTech (NY’s most popular) iOS bootcamp with info session (Sep 24) to meet teachers, students & startups.

DEADLINES ==> Sep 26 SXSW Interactive Awards). Sep 26 TiE Young Entrepreneurs (high schoolers, $10k biz plan competition). Sep 26 TinyLetter Residency (10 days in Palm Springs)! Sep 30 Knight News Challenge (reimagine libraries in digital age). Oct 01 DEMO Launch. Oct 13 Vote for American Makers.

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> Thiel Fellowship ($100k). Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund (women, minorities, vets). MedStartr Pitch (Sprint, Techstars, NY eHealth), apply.

Cause ==> Mercado Global (empowering & educating women to become biz owners & overcome poverty), hosting Fashion Forward Annual Gala Oct 01.

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

Founder Institute NYC – Demos + Panel
With Andrew Ackerman (MD, Dreamit Ventures), Calvin Chu (formerly Techstars R/GA), Joe Meyer (Founder, ExecThread & former CEO, HopStop), Jason Saltzman (Founder, AlleyNYC) & Jeff Wald (Founder, WorkMarket). Demos by Gamechaser, FundThatFlip, Off Duty Chef & others.
Monday (Sep 22), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

5th Annual Social Good Summit
With Troy Carter (Founder, Atom Factory), Pete Cashmore (Founder, Mashable), Megan Smith (VP, Google X), Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Laureate & Founder, Grameen Bank).
Monday (Sep 22), 6 p.m. @ Kauffman Concert Hall @ 92Y, Lexington Ave and 92nd St

FoodHackers – Storytelling: Bittersweet
With Benzi Ronen (Founder, Farmigo), Allison Robicelli (Owner, Robicelli’s), Paul Lightfoot (CEO, BrightFarms), Ted D’Cruz-Young (CEO, Mealku) & Douglas Gayeton (Founder, Lexicon of Sustainability).
Monday (Sep 22), 6:30 p.m. @ Farmigo @ Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, 53 9th St, Brooklyn

[Climate Week NYC] – Role of Data for Climate Change Resilience
Special art exhibit and a series of short ignite talks. Presented by SumAll.
Tuesday (Sep 23), 6 p.m. @ 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, 532 W 25th St

NYC Enterprise Sales Meetup
With Veronika Sonsev (Founder, inSparq), Taylor Gould (VP, BetterCloud), Tom Burbank (Director, Bitglass), Rob White (Founder, FrontBlade) & Mark Birch (CRO, Enhatch).
Tuesday (Sep 23), 6 p.m. @ Work-Bench, 110 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl

Transportation Innovation – Short Talks, Big Ideas
With John Biggs (TechCrunch), Arlene Ducao (MindRider), Malinda Foy (MTA Bridges & Tunnels), Ryan Russo (NYC DOT – Vision Zero), Jose Soegaard (Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance) & others.
Tuesday (Sep 23), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, 295 Lafayette St, 2nd Fl

Do Good Better – Innovation in Impact Marketing
With Ben Goldhirsch (Founder, Good), Aria Finger (COO,, Rajesh Anandan (Head of UNICEF Ventures), Topaz Page-Green (Founder, Lunchbox Fund), Lee Peters (Scholastic), Victoria Summers (Saatchi & Saatchi) & others.
Wednesday (Sep 24), 3:30 p.m. @ Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway

Polish Tech Boom – 1st Ever Polish Startup Demo Day in NYC
With John Biggs (TechCrunch), John Ason (Angel Investor), Julian Counihan (Red Sea Ventures), Hon. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik (Depy Minister of Economy, Poland), Hon. Bożena Lublińska-Kasprzak (President, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development) & others.
Wednesday (Sep 24), 6 p.m. @ AOL, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

VentureOutNY Presents – Mid by Midwest
Showcasing impressive delegation of Midwestern tech companies.
Wednesday (Sep 24), 6 p.m. @ Jazz Room @ The General, 199 Bowery

AngelCube Demo Day
AngelCube is an Australian-based seed accelerator.
Wednesday (Sep 24), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

[UN Week] – Happy Hour with Indiegogo
Wednesday (Sep 24), 6:30 p.m. @ Impact Hub, 394 Broadway, 5th Fl

Pakathon Global 2014 NYC
Bringing together entrepreneurs to create projects & companies that socially impact future of Pakistan.
Friday (Sep 26), 6 p.m. @ NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South

Freestyle Fashion Conference
With David Freschman (Founder/CEO, FashInvest), Daniel Gulati (EIR, Comcast Ventures), Matthew Iles & Katie Iles (Co-founders, Tycoon), Nicole He (Kickstarter), Matthew Friesen (CEO, Wantering) & others.
Saturday (Sep 27), 10 a.m. @ Maxwell Hall @ LIM College, 216 E 45th St

StrategyHack – Startup Marketing Showcase
A full-day event dedicated to accelerating startup growth.
Saturday (Sep 27), 6 p.m. @ StackExchange HQ, 110 William St, 28th Fl

More events on the horizon…
[Advertising Week] – Mobile Media Summit on Sep 29 @ Venue
TechWeek NYC on Sep 29 @ 82Mercer
Innovation to Inspiration – Conversation on Future of Energy on Sep 29 @ East Side Marriott
[World2NYC] – Smart Cities and Big Data on Sep 29 @ NYU CUSP
Startup Weekend NYC Food Presents – Food Industry Frustrations on Sep 29 @ Foodstand
Work-Bench Enterprise Security Summit on Sep 30 @ Work-Bench
CukeUp! NYC 2014 – All about BDD on Sep 30 @ DUMBO Loft
On Deck Sports & Technology Conference on Sep 30 @ Bohemian National Hall
Startup Grind NYC on Sep 30 @ AOL HQ
[World2NYC] – Smart City Expo Evening on Sep 30 @ Venue
[Database Month] – Developers Guide to Distributed Databases on Sep 30 @ Scholastic
Startup Rock Climbing on Sep 30 @ Brooklyn Boulders
NewCo New York 2014 on Oct 01 @ Venues
#TalentHackers NYC on Oct 01 @ WeWork NoMad
From Wall Street to SIlicon Alley on Oct 01 @ Cooley @ Grace Building
RE:Tech NYC Summit – Demo Day on Oct 02 @ WeWork Fulton Center`
Focus100 – The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet on Oct 03 @ CUNY Graduate Center
TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) on Oct 04 @ Lycee Francais
Startup Sales School on Oct 06 @ Skaled HQ
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
Design for Manufacturing Summit #7 on Oct 09 @ Dumbo Spot
Downtown Tech Breakfast on Oct 14 @ Long Island Bagel Cafe
Conversations: The New News Organization – New Entrants on Oct 15 @ Microsoft HQ
Per Scholas Ping! 2014 on Oct 16 @ SPiN
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Early-stage Course on Oct 18 @ Venue
IndieCon NYC 2014 – An unconference for independents! on Oct 18 @ New Work City
ERA Hackathon Fall 2014 on Oct 18 @ Microsoft HQ
AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment on Oct 23 @ Harvard Club of New York City
Tech Breakfast – Ask a VC Edition on Oct 24 @ AOL / Huffington Post
Intel Internet of things (IoT) Roadshow on Oct 25 @ Huge
Ingenuity 2014 on Oct 27 @ Metropolitan Pavilion West
FunnyBizz Conference – Where Business Meets Humor to Craft Better Content on Oct 30 @ Galapagos Art Space
Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon on Nov 07 @ The TimesCenter
[ROADMAP to Entrepreneurship] – Growth-stage Course on Nov 08 @ Venue

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

Best Tech Events This Week (UN Week, Do Good Better, AngelCube Demo Day, StrategyHack, Freestyle Fashion, Food Hackers)