Best Tech Events This Week (Television Week, Switch Pitch, Travel + Social Good, AVID Summit, Tech Kids Fundraiser, HardWired)

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]

ANNOUNCING! ==> Starwood opening 46k sq ft innovation lab Starlab in Garment District @ 417 Fifth Ave. Refinery29: Style Stalking book by editor in chief Christene Barberich & creative director Piera Gelardi, (2 FREE copies)!

FYI, this wk is Television Week & Communications Week. Also Spa Week 😉

DON’T MISS! ==> Oct 23 Buddhist monk & Tibetan llama Trungrum Rinpoche in town to speak w/ startups. Oct 30 Startup Pitch Night w/ NY Jets & WeWork.

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 04 Zula Messaging Summit w/ Gary Vaynerchuk (Founder, Vayner Media & Angel Investor), Paul Berry (CEO, Rebelmouse), Jeff Pulver (Chairman, Zula), David Sable (CEO, Y&R). 2 Free Passes ($250 value)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 21 Tech808 Hip Hop & Entrepreneurship Converge w/ Nihal Mehta (ENIAC Ventures), Dan Porter (Head of Digital, William Morris Endeavor), JP Lespinasse (Director, BET). 5 Free Passes ($200 value)!

Oct 20 iOS+Swift Part-time Bootcamp @ TurnToTech (15% off w/ “GARY”). Oct 21 Digital Signage Expo (DSE) ONE (interactive tech + mobile solns).

Oct 23 AVID Summit Innovation in Entertainment & Sports w/ Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center). 3 Free Passes ($995 value)! Oct 23 Switch PITCH (HBO, Nielsen, Time, Microsoft), 4 Free Passes ($95 value)!

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

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 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”.

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

Coming Up ==> Oct 20 IoT NY All About Beacons (NewAer, MobStac). Oct 20 Startup Game Changers (Gotham VC, Galvanize VC, EGFS). 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 22 Startup Grind w/ authors Alex Osterwalder & Bob Dorf. Oct 22 Wearable Wednesday. Oct 24 Travel + Social Good Summit. Oct 24 Ask A VC (ffVC, Softbank Capital). Oct 25 Follow Your Passion Career Conf ($100). Oct 28 Cross Screen Advertising.

Mo’ FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Oct 28 Startup Rock Climbing. Oct 29 Enterprise Tech. Nov 05 Startup Grind w/ Nir Eyal (Author, Hooked). Nov 05 VentureOut Italy Startups & Meatballs. Nov 05 Empire Angels Investor Relations 101. Nov 13 Global Innovator Demo Night (Flybridge, Comcast). Nov 19 Conversations: Evolving Companies (editors of NY Times,, WSJ).

Classes ==> Oct 20 Startup Sales School. Oct 21 Startup Ideas @ GA. Oct 25 JavaScript & Hardware @ FullStack ($75, build a stop-motion camera!). Oct 25 Product Mgmt Class @ GA. Nov 13 Startup Legal Issues @ Bryan Cave.

DEADLINES ==> Oct 22 Internet of Things Fair. Oct 31 Future Interfaces. Nov 03 Bio Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab. Nov 13 ERA Winter Class. Nov 21 Anita Borg Women In Computing Award. Dec 05 Fintech Innovation Lab.

Mo’ Deadlines! ==> 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 ==> Pencils of Promise (builds schools, trains teachers) Gala & After-Party Oct 22. Tech Kids Unlimited (for kids w/ special needs) Fundraiser Oct 22.

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

Startup Game Changers NYC 2014
With David Ehrenberg (CEO, EGFS), Lucas Nelson (Gotham Ventures), Frank Rimalovski (NYU Entrepreneurial Institute) & others.
Monday (Oct 20), 8:30 a.m. @ Goodwin Procter, 620 8th Ave

Tribeca Venture Partners – Stories of Entrepreneurship
With Brian O’Kelley (Founder, AppNexus), Stephen Messer (Founder, Cross Commerce Media), Court Cunningham (Founder, Yodle) & Chantel Waterbury (CEO, Chloe+Isabel).
Monday (Oct 20), 6 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 19 W 22nd St, 4th Fl

iOS Using Swift Part Time Bootcamp
Learn how to make iOS apps. New programming language Swift included. Great for folks w/ full-time jobs who want to learn new skills.
Monday (Oct 20), 6:30 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave

IoT NY Meetup #12 – All About Beacons
With Dave Mathews (Founder/CEO, NewAer) and Sharat Potharaju (Co-Founder/CEO, MobStac).
Monday (Oct 20), 6:30 p.m. @ Cardozo Law School, 5th Ave and 12th St

Series A Venture Conference
Alpha Venture Partners, Edison Venture Fund, Verizon Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures & others.
Tuesday (Oct 21), 8 a.m. @ The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park S

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) ONE
Interactive technology + mobile solutions for digital signage.
Tuesday (Oct 21), 8 a.m. @ TKP NY Conference Center, 139 W 39th St, 2nd Fl

Hardwired NYC #13
With Yan-David Erlich (Founder, Wearable Intelligence), Matt Witheiler (Flybridge Capital), Bill O’Farrell (Founder, Body Labs), Steven van Wel (Founder, Karma) & Theodore Ullrich (Founder, Tomorrow Lab).
Tuesday (Oct 21), 6 p.m. @ Digitas, 355 Park Ave S

Should you jump in and start up?
With Andrew Ackerman (MD, DreamIt Ventures), Jesse Podell (COO, DevShop & TechDay), Rameet Chawla (CEO, Fueled), Shaun Johnson (Co-founder, The Startup Institute) & Alec Hartman (CEO, TechDay).
Tuesday (Oct 21), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork – Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 10th Fl

Fullstack Academy Hiring Day
Recent grad have gone on to work at companies like Zenefits, Gilt, TimeHop & Priceline. Come meet the newest batch!
Wednesday (Oct 22), 6 p.m. @ Fullstack Academy Campus, 160 Pearl St, 6th Fl

Startup Grind NYC – Book Launch
With best-selling author Alex Osterwalder & Bob Dorf (co-author, Startup Owner’s Manual).
Wednesday (Oct 22), 6:30 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl

Next Top Makers Staten Island Pop Up
Explore what Staten Island is making over Flagship Brewery beer, bubbly prosecco & Ango’s farm-to-table food.
Wednesday (Oct 22), 7 p.m. @ Staten Island MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Staten Island

AVID Summit – Digital Innovation in Sports & Entertainment
With Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center).
Thursday (Oct 23), 8 a.m. @ Harvard Club of NY, 27 W 44th St

Panel Discussion – Digital Marketing
With Melissa Brenner (Sr VP, NBA), Laun Pham, (Exec Director, Golf Digest), Chris Wallace (VP, Devils Arena Entertainment) & Nicole West (Sr Director, USTA).
Thursday (Oct 23), 8 a.m. @ Time & Life Building, 1271 Ave of the Americas

SwitchPitch NYC
Presenting companies incl. HBO, Nielsen, Daily News, Time Inc, Microsoft, Gannett, & others.
Thursday (Oct 23), 12:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square, 4th Fl

CivicMakers – Building a Better Democracy with Technology
With Ben Kallos (NYC Council Member), Heidi Sieck (COO, Personal Democracy Media), Mark Headd (former CDO, Philadelphia) & Seth Flaxman (Co-founder, Democracy Works).
Thursday (Oct 23), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Food Tech Entrepreneur Storytelling – It Takes a Village
With Chris Muscarella (Founder, Kitchensurfing), Danielle Gould (Founder, Food+Tech Connect), Benzi Ronen (Founder, Farmigo), Noah Karesh (Founder, Feastly) & Michael Robinov (Chief Imagineer, Farm to People).
Thursday (Oct 23), 7 p.m. @ Farmigo – Gowanus Industrial Arts Complex, 53 9th St, Brooklyn

Top Tibetan Monk to Speak to NYC Startups
Buddhist monk & meditation master Trungrum Rinpoche (senior Tibetan llama) will be in town.
Thursday (Oct 23), 7 p.m. @ 214 Sullivan St, 4th Fl

Tech Breakfast – Ask a VC Edition
Softbank Capital, ffVC, Time Warner Ventures & others.
Friday (Oct 24), 8 a.m. @ AOL / Huffington Post, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl

Travel + Social Good Summit
Keynote by Nancy Lublin (CEO, With Ritz-Carlton, Nature Conservancy, JetBlue, Jolt Innovation & MIT IdeaShift. 25% off w/ “TSGGARY”.
Friday (Oct 24), 12 p.m. @ W83, 150 W 83rd St

More events on the horizon…
Downtown Tech Breakfast on Oct 28 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
Ingenuity 2014 on Oct 28 @ Metropolitan Pavilion West
Capital On Stage on Oct 30 @ Orrick HQ
NYC IoT: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Internet of Things on Oct 30 @ WeWork SoHo Lounge
Pitch Night with the NY Jets! on Oct 30 @ WeWork Soho
Startup Institute – #OpenDoors Party on Nov 04 @ WeWork Soho West
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
Village Tech Breakfast on Nov 07 @ To be decided (Village)
Empire Startup Summit on Nov 10 @ Webster Hall
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
Conversations: The New News Organization – Evolving Companies on Nov 19 @ Microsoft HQ
Tech808 – Where Hip Hop And Entrepreneurship Converge on Nov 21 @ Eisner & Lubin Auditorium @ NYU
Startup Institute TalentExpo – Fall 2014 on Dec 09 @ Joynture
The Next Web Conference 2014 on Dec 10 @ 23 Wall St

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (Television Week, Switch Pitch, Travel + Social Good, AVID Summit, Tech Kids Fundraiser, HardWired)