Best Tech Events This Week (Hack Ebola, World Cities Day, Ingenuity, Capital On Stage, GA Demo Day, WeWork Labs Demo Day)

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]

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Nov 01 HACK Ebola w/ technologists, hackers, designers, activists & medical experts from NYU & NYC creating implementable solutions addressing Ebola.

ANNOUNCING ==> General Assembly + 500 Startups scholarships for 4 amazing women or minorities. Hospitals Coded Challenge (Dec 03), apply here.

ANNOUNCING ==> Fintech Innovation Lab (apply by Dec 05). Lionsgate & Tribeca Enterprises (organizers of Tribeca Film Festival) launching streaming service. CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship launching incubator.

DON’T MISS! ==> Dec 01 Business Insider’s Ignition: Future of Digital w/ Founders/CEOs Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Barry Diller (IAC), Tim Armstrong (AOL), Brendan Iribe (Oculus), Michael Hayward (Whisper). 3 Free Passes ($2995)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Jan 28 GameDevHackerPast Trends & Future Bets. Learn about growth ideas & see whats coming next. 40+ top speakers from EA, Nickelodeon, Rovio, Arkadium, Playmatics. 20% off w/ exclusive code “GARY20“.

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 30 Hero’s Ball Halloween Party (w/ General Assembly & United Purpose). Oct 30 DayBreaker Halloween Edition. Oct 31 WeWork Halloween Party (w/ Wyclef Jean & Busta Rhymes)! Nov 01-09 Tech@NYU Startup Week (CEO talks, workshops, surprise keynotes, networking and parties)!

Oct 30 Startup Pitch Night w/ NY Jets & WeWork. Oct 30 Capital On Stage w/ Bowery Capital, Great Oaks, ffVC, GothamVC, 2 Free Passes ($450)!

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

Nov 04 Zula Messaging Summit w/ David Sable (CEO, Y&R), Gary Vaynerchuk (Angel Investor), Paul Berry (CEO, Rebelmouse), 2 Free Passes ($250)!

Nov 05 Quartz: Next Billion w/ Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law), Darren Walker (Ford Foundation), Fareed Zakaria (CNN). 3 Free Passes ($600 value)!

Nov 06 Cyber Warfare Symposium, 5 Free Passes ($1500). Nov 07 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Hamdi Ulukaya (CEO, Chobani), 5 Free Passes ($400)! Nov 07 PoDojo Workshop + Incubator to build successful products!

Nov 10 Awesome Ruby-on-Rails & iOS Full-time Bootcamps @ TurnToTech.

Nov 10 Empire Startup Summit w/ Robert Reffkin (Urban Compass), David Eisenberg (Floored), Maria Gotsch (Partnership Fund). 2 Free Passes ($295)! Nov 13 Telx Marketplace Live w/ Eric Haseltine (former CTO, US Intelligence).

Nov 18 Decoded Fashion Interconnected (Wearables & Retail Innovation) Uri Minkoff (Rebecca Minkoff), Aliza Licht (Donna Karan). 20% off w/ “DFNY_GG”.

Nov 21 Tech808 Hip Hop & Entrepreneurship w/ Dan Porter (William Morris), Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), JP Lespinasse (BET). 5 Free Passes ($200)!

Dec 10 The Next Web Conference w/ John Collision (Founder, Stripe), Neil Blumenthal (CEO, Warby Parker). TNW Startup Boost (apply by Nov 09).

Coming Up ==> Oct 27 General Assembly Demo Day. Oct 30 Internet of Things Revolutionizing Healthcare w/ Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech). Nov 04 Startup Institute #OpenDoors Party. Nov 07 Village Tech Breakfast. Nov 18 Artificial Intelligence Now & Future. Dec 09 Startup Institute Talent Expo.

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Oct 28 Startup Rock Climbing. Oct 29 Enterprise Tech. Nov 03 Pricing Strategy. Nov 05 Sharing Economy Pitch Night (Airbnb, Spark Capital). Nov 05 Startup Grind w/ Nir Eyal (Author, Hooked). Nov 05 VentureOut Italy Startups & Meatballs. Nov 05 Empire Angels Investor Relations 101. Nov 08 StartupBus Accelerate (Quotidian VC, Twilio).

Mo’ FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Nov 13 Raising Startup Capital ($100) w/ Arie (DreamIt). Nov 13 Global Innovator Demo Night (Flybridge, Comcast). Nov 19 Longform Tech Journalism (Forbes, New Yorker, NY Mag). Nov 19 Conversations: Evolving Companies (editors of NY Times,, WSJ).

Classes ==> Oct 28 Essentials of Startup Law @ GA. Oct 29 Responsive & Mobile Web Design @ Noble. Nov 13 Startup Legal Issues @ Bryan Cave.

DEADLINES ==> Oct 31 Future Interfaces. Nov 03 Bio Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab. Nov 13 ERA Winter Class. Nov 21 Anita Borg Women In Computing Award. Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE (250M+ under served kids). Thiel Fellowship ($100k). Tech Talent Draft. GA Oppty Fund (women, vets, minorities). MedStartr Pitch (TechStars). Startup Next Pre-accelerator.

CAUSES ==> Oct 28 Wishwas Diwali Fundraiser. Oct 30 5th Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball benefiting No Lost Generation (Syria Education project).

Mo’ Causes ==> Girls Who Code (helping achieve gender parity in technology) recruiting technical volunteers & instructors for after-school Club program.

Good luck to all participating in NYC Marathon on Sun! A few folks mentioned they’re dressing up as me for Halloween. Nice! Send me pics if you do, yo 🙂

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

General Assembly (GA) Demo Day
Join GA & alumni from all our courses. We’ll be raffling off tickets to GA classes and workshops! Refreshments and Hors D’oeuvre will be served.
Monday (Oct 27), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

Breaking Down the Series A
With Eddie Kim (CEO, SimpleReach), Philip Krim (CEO, Casper), Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder, Sherpaa), Alex Winter (Founder, Placemeter), Suzanne Xie (Founder, Hullabalu) & Kathleen Utecht (Core Innovation Capital).
Tuesday (Oct 28), 5 p.m. @ WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway

Ingenuity 2014
Jonah Peretti (Founder, BuzzFeed), Howard Lerman (CEO, Yext), Eric Hippeau (Lerer Ventures), Alan Patricof (Greycroft), Lawrence Lenihan (FirstMark).
Tuesday (Oct 28), 5:30 p.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion West, 639 W 46th St

Mobile and Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design detects a device’s screen size and adjusts accordingly. It’s a hot new technology all web designers should know; we’ll teach you how to use it.
Wednesday (Oct 29), 9 a.m. @ Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway, Ste 1202

WeWork Labs Demo Day
Demos by Bon Hiver, Calvin, Quip, Woodies and Zoraab.
Wednesday (Oct 29), 6 p.m. @ WeWork SoHo West, 69 Charlton St

FunnyBizz Conference – Business Meets Humor
Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner & Founder, Comedy Cellar), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Washer (SNL, Conan O’Brien).
Thursday (Oct 30), 9 a.m. @ Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Brooklyn

Capital On Stage
With Hilary Gosher (Insight Venture Partners), Nic Poulos (Bowery Capital), Ben Lin (Great Oaks VC), Steve Berg (RTP Ventures), David Teten (ffVC), Kathleen Utecht (Core Innovation Capital) & Daniel Schultz (Gotham VC).
Thursday (Oct 30), 9 a.m. @ Orrick HQ, 51 W 52nd St

NYC IoT: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Internet of Things
Deborah Estrin (Weill Cornell Medical College), Josh Stein (AdhereTech), Inder Singh (Kinsa), Smart Vision Labs, and Medstartr.
Thursday (Oct 30), 6 p.m. @ WeWork SoHo Lounge, 154 Grand St

Pitch Night with the NY Jets!
WeWork has partnered with NY Jets for a pitch night bringing together NYC’s best starting line and best startups!
Thursday (Oct 30), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Soho, 154 Grand St, The Lounge

Distilled Nation – Jura Whisky Tasting
Learn about the process, taste some delicious whisky & meet the master distiller.
Thursday (Oct 30), 7 p.m. @ QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St, 2nd Fl, Long Island City

The Hero Ball Halloween Party
Night of intelligent debauchery w/ General Assembly and United Purpose. Open Bar. Performances by Omar Edwards, OVEOUS, DJ Ant Marshall.
Thursday (Oct 30), 7:30 p.m. @ Tribeca Grand Hotel, 288 Church St

Columbia Business School Presents – Social Enterprise Conference
Featuring keynote Speakers are Al Gore (Former Vice President) and Alicia Glen (NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development).
Friday (Oct 31), 9 a.m. @ Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway

Orrick TOTAL ACCESS – Elevator Pitch Roundtables & Workshop
With Bowery Capital, Flybridge Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures and NEA.
Friday (Oct 31), 9 a.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W 52nd St, 23rd Fl

World Cities Day 2014 – Leading Urban Tranformation
Dialogue betn international orgs, govts, mayors on need to pursue people-centric urbanization.
Friday (Oct 31), 9:30 a.m. @ United Nations HQ – Economic & Social Council, 44th St and 1st Ave

WeWork Halloween Party – Dark Side of the Moon
With Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes, Mick & DJ Neza!
Friday (Oct 31), 9 p.m. @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St

Sustainability Hackathon
Hacking, innovating & creating applications to positively impact the world!
Saturday (Nov 01), 12 p.m. @ Urban Future Lab, 15 MetroTech Center, 19th Fl, Brooklyn

Tech@NYU Startup Week
Weeklong celebration of technology, design & entrepreneurship!
Saturday (Nov 01), 12 p.m. @ Venues, All around town

Hack Ebola @ NYU
Bringing together technologists, makers, hackers, designers, activists & medical experts from NYU & NYC community to create implementable solns addressing Ebola issue.
Saturday (Nov 01), 3 p.m. @ Regna Lounge, 6 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn

More events on the horizon…
NY Tech Meetup on Nov 03 @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts
Zula Messaging Summit on Nov 04 @ Young & Rubicam
StreetFight Summit on Nov 04 @ Three Sixty in Tribeca
Search at Bloomberg on Nov 04 @ Bloomberg
Startup Institute – #OpenDoors Party on Nov 04 @ WeWork Soho West
UES Tech Breakfast on Nov 05 @ To be decided (UES)
Quartz Presents – The Next Billion: A Forum on the Connected World on Nov 05 @ Bohemian National Hall
VentureOut Italy III – Startups & Meatballs on Nov 05 @ Jazz Room at the General
Startup Grind NYC on Nov 05 @ Pivotal Labs
NY Sharing Economy Pitch Night on Nov 05 @ Impact Hub
Empire Angels Young Founders Series – Investor Relations 101 on Nov 05 @ WeWork Broadway
1st Annual Cyber Warfare Symposium on Nov 06 @ John Jay College
[NYU Startup Week] BASH – 1st Annual NYC Tech Party on Nov 06 @ B.B. Kings
Village Tech Breakfast on Nov 07 @ To be decided (Village)
Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon on Nov 07 @ The TimesCenter
StartupBus: Accelerate – Adventure on Nov 08 @ QLabs
Empire Startup Summit on Nov 10 @ Webster Hall
VentureOut Ireland on Nov 11 @ The Jazz Room at The General
Tee It Up – Startup Legal Issues on Nov 13 @ Bryan Cave LLP
Global Innovator November Demo Night on Nov 13 @ Dentons
Decoded Fashion Interconnected – Summit on Wearables & Retail Innovation on Nov 18 @ Metropolitan West
What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Now and the Future? on Nov 18 @ TurnToTech
Conversations: The New News Organization – Evolving Companies on Nov 19 @ Microsoft HQ
Going Long – The Craft of Longform Tech Journalism on Nov 19 @ Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute @ NYU
Tech808 – Where Hip Hop And Entrepreneurship Converge on Nov 21 @ Eisner & Lubin Auditorium @ NYU
Business Insider – Ignition: Future of Digital on Dec 01 @ The TimesCenter
Health 2.0 NYC – Hospitals Coded Challenge on Dec 03 @ Goodwin Procter @ NY Times Bldg
Startup Institute TalentExpo – Fall 2014 on Dec 09 @ Joynture
The Next Web Conference 2014 on Dec 10 @ 23 Wall St
GameDevHacker – Past Trends & Future Bets on Jan 28 @ Microsoft HQ

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Hack Ebola, World Cities Day, Ingenuity, Capital On Stage, GA Demo Day, WeWork Labs Demo Day)