Best Tech Events This Week (Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit, Cyber Warfare, StreetFight, StartupBus Accelerate, Mobile App Hackathon)

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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New Media Ventures Innovation Fund ($50k in upto 10 progressive media & tech startups), apply by Nov 17. Challenge Cup (Nov 20, $650K prizes) brought to you by NYU Poly & DC-based Incubator 1776, (apply).

NYCEDC-supported Harlem Biospace Incubator (beautiful wet-lab space, specialized biotech equipment) has a few openings. Apply here.

CAUSE ==> My friend Tammy is Founder of She’s The First. They sponsor girls’ education in low-income countries, help them be first in family to graduate & break cycle of poverty. Their Mentor Breakfast Nov 19 (w/ Scholastic & Skype).

DON’T MISS! ==> Nov 10 SXSW Interactive NYC Meetup. Nov 15 Time Inc Hackathon. Nov 17 Founders Unplugged (free event) w/ Marc Benioff (CEO, Salesforce) & receive free copies of Marc’s new book, Behind the Cloud.

Nov 01-09 Tech@NYU Startup Week. Nov 04 Zula Messaging Summit w/ David Sable (CEO, Y&R), Gary Vaynerchuk (Investor), 2 Free Passes ($250)!

Nov 05 Quartz: Next Billion w/ Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law), Darren Walker (Pres., 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), 15 Free Passes ($295)! Nov 13 Telx Marketplace Live w/ Eric Haseltine (former CTO, US Intelligence).

Nov 13 Global Innovator Demo Night w/ FirstRound, Flybridge. 2 Free Passes!

Nov 18 Decoded Fashion Interconnected (Wearables & Retail Innovation) Uri Minkoff (Rebecca Minkoff), Aliza Licht (Donna Karan). 20% off w/ “DFNY_GG”. 5 Free Passes ($499)!

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

Dec 01 Business Insider’s Ignition: Future of Digital w/ CEOs Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Barry Diller (IAC), Tim Armstrong (AOL). 3 Free Passes ($2995)!

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

Jan 28 GameDevHackerPast Trends & Future Bets w/ EA, Nickelodeon, Rovio, Arkadium, Dots, Playmatics. 20% off w/ exclusive code “GARY20“.

Coming Up ==> Nov 04 Startup Institute #OpenDoors Party. Nov 07 Village Tech Breakfast. Nov 15 Startup Dim Sum. Nov 18 Artificial Intelligence Now & Future. Dec 08 Internet of Things Fair. Dec 09 Startup Institute Talent Expo.

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Nov 03 Pricing Strategy. Nov 05 Startup Grind w/ Nir Eyal (Author, Hooked). Nov 05 VentureOut Italy Startups & Meatballs. Nov 05 Empire Angels Investor Relations 101. Nov 06 Make Your App Go Viral. Nov 06 Behavioral Healthcare. Nov 06 Emotional Design (FiftyThree, Yahoo). Nov 08 StartupBus Accelerate (Quotidian VC). Nov 11 VentureOut Ireland.

Mo’ FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Nov 13 Raising Startup Capital ($100) w/ Arie (DreamIt). Nov 14 Startup Funeral. Nov 19 Longform Tech Journalism (Forbes, New Yorker, NY Mag). Nov 19 Conversations: Evolving Companies (editors of NY Times,, WSJ). Nov 25 Startup Rock Climbing.

Classes ==> Nov 05 Fullstack Academy Info Session. Nov 06 Intro to Python Programming @ GA. Nov 08 Data Science w/ Python: Machine Learning @ Data Science Academy. Nov 10 PHP & MYSQL @ Noble Desktop. Nov 11 JavaScript for Non-Programmers @ Fullstack Academy. Nov 13 Startup Legal Issues @ Bryan Cave. Nov 16 Big Data w/ Hadoop @ Data Science Academy.

DEADLINES ==> Nov 03 Bio Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab. Nov 10 GA & Dave McClure Fellowship (women & minorities). 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). Hospitals Coded Challenge. Tech Talent Draft.

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

How to Build a $100 Million Business
With Gil Dudkiewicz (Founder, Startapp), Assaf Henkin (Founder, Kontera) and Zvika Netter (Founder, Innovid).
Monday (Nov 03), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startup folks. 1 amazing event!
Monday (Nov 03), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Zula Messaging Summit
With Gary Vaynerchuk (Investor), Paul Berry (CEO, Rebelmouse), David Sable (CEO, Y&R) & others.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 9 a.m. @ Young & Rubicam, 3 Columbus Circle, 18th Fl

StreetFight Summit
With OpenTable, FacebookHandy, Thinknear, Signpost, CUPS, Booker & others.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 9 a.m. @ Three Sixty in Tribeca, 10 Desbrosses St

Music Startup Academy – Startups, Rights & Artists
With PepsiCo, Warner Music Group, Thesis Ventures, Roc Nation & others.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 5 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

212NYC – 2014 Retail Panel Event
Discussion about purchase funnel, trends, payments, loyalty & more.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 6 p.m. @ The NY Times Building, 620 8th Ave, 15th Fl

Women Who Code – Lightning Talks
With Lyndsey Moulds (MediaMath), Sophie Houser (Tampon Run), Neha Batra (Floored), Tammy Butow (DigitalOcean, Girl Geek Academy), Kaitlin Thaney (Mozilla Science Lab) & others.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 6:30 p.m. @ Fog Creek, 55 Broadway, 25th Fl

Startup Institute – #OpenDoors Party
Celebrating our Fall 2014 cohort of dynamic individuals who are blazing new path for themselves in NYC startup & tech.
Tuesday (Nov 04), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

Who Needs a Biotech VC, Anyway?
With Pfizer Ventures, J&J Innovations, NYU Innovation Fund, Atlas Ventures & others.
Wednesday (Nov 05), 8 a.m. @ NY Genome Center, 101 Ave of the Americas

Quartz Presents – The Next Billion: A Forum on the Connected World
With Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law), Darren Walker (President, Ford Foundation), Fareed Zakaria (Host of GPS on CNN) & others.
Wednesday (Nov 05), 9 a.m. @ Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St

VentureOut Italy III – Startups & Meatballs
NY Market Accelerator Program with the Italian Business & Investment Initiative.
Wednesday (Nov 05), 6 p.m. @ Jazz Room at the General, 199 Bowery

Startup Grind NYC
With Nir Eyal (Author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products)
Wednesday (Nov 05), 6:30 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 625 Ave of the Americas, 2nd Fl

Empire Angels Young Founders Series – Investor Relations 101
With Allyson Downey (Co-Founder, weeSpring), Nicholas Thorne (Co-Founder, Basno) & Suzanne Xie (Founder, Hullabalu).
Wednesday (Nov 05), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Broadway, 222 Broadway, 22nd Fl

Venture Capital!
With Matt Hartman (Dir. of Seed Investments, Betaworks), Alice George (RRE Ventures) & Miles Grimshaw (Thrive Capital).
Wednesday (Nov 05), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

1st Annual Cyber Warfare Symposium
Judge Francis Allegra (US Court of Federal Claims), Anthony Bosco, (JPMorgan Chase), Roland Cloutier (ADP).
Thursday (Nov 06), 9 a.m. @ John Jay College, 899 10th Ave, #623

CRE (Commercial Real Estate) // Tech Intersect NYC 2014
With 42Floors, Compstak, Floored, KISI, Honest Buildings, TheSquareFoot, VTS & others.
Thursday (Nov 06), 6 p.m. @ 1133 Ave of the Americas, 10th Fl

[NYU Startup Week] – BASH: 1st Annual NYC Tech Party
Drinks & dancing!
Thursday (Nov 06), 11 p.m. @ B.B. Kings, 237 W 42 St

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit – Beyond The Horizon
With Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder, Chobani), Andrew Yang (CEO, Venture For America), Healey Cypher (Head of Retail Innovation, Ebay), Joanne Wilson (Angel Investor).
Friday (Nov 07), 9 a.m. @ The TimesCenter, 242 W 41st St

ATT Mobile App Hackathon
Prizes across different categories.
Saturday (Nov 08), 9 a.m. @ Google HQ, 76 9th Ave

StartupBus: Accelerate – Adventure
With Manuel Morato (Founder, DevF, Mexico’s 1st Hacker School), Jamie Roth (Quotidian Ventures), Cesar Kuriyama (1 Second Every Day) & others.
Saturday (Nov 08), 11 a.m. @ QLabs, 16 W 22nd St

More events on the horizon…
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
Startup Dim Sum on Nov 15 @ To be decided (Chinatown)
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
New News Organization – Evolving Companies on Nov 19 @ Microsoft HQ
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
NYC IoT Fall 2014 Internet of Things Fair on Dec 08 @ Google HQ
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 (Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit, Cyber Warfare, StreetFight, StartupBus Accelerate, Mobile App Hackathon)