Best Tech Events This Week (Womens Entrepreneurs Festival, Raise Seed Capital, HardWired, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)

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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Governor Cuomo announced Statewide Broadband Access for Every New Yorker ($1 billion plan to improve high-speed internet across NY). Also check out White House’ Community Based Broadband report.

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Hackathon on Jan 30. Sponsored by Google & Ford Foundation. $10k in prizes!

Global Health Corps offering technology & data-related paid fellowships (1 year) w/ global health organizations in US and East & Southern Africa. Apply by Feb 03.

Clean Energy Prize ($400,000 + resources) for promising clean energy startups. Apply by Feb 08.

As y’all know, my New Years Resolution is to get to know you guys better 🙂 So shoot me an email & introduce yourself!

DON’T MISS! ==> Jan 20 Mobile Sales Summit w/ Inaki Berenguer (CEO, Klink), Mike Elmgreen (CRO, Handshake), Ron Vogl (VP Product, Handshake) & Sasha Selimotic (VP Sales, Enhatch). 10 Free Passes!

DON’T MISS! ==> Jan 20 Info Security Meetup w/ Leo Taddeo (Special Agent in Charge, Cyber / Special Ops @ FBI NY Field Office). 5 Free Passes!

DON’T MISS! ==> Jan 27 Entrepreneurial Acquisitions w/ Jacob Mullins (Founder, Exit Round), Clayton Collins (Riomar Partners), Kousha Bautista (Longtrail) & George Hansen (Dominick & Dominick). 5 Free Passes!

DON’T MISS! ==> Feb 02 Cardozo Law Tech Talks incl. Big Data Legal Impacts (Free), 3D Printing & Beyond (Free) and Information Governance Bootcamp (5 Free Passes, $795 each)!

DON’T MISS! ==> Apr 07 FinTech Startups Conference (hang w/ industry leaders, accredited investors & startup founders).

Jan 19-20 Two awesome courses @ TurnToTech in Flatiron (part-time, 8 weeks, 3 hrs / class, twice a week, 6-8:30pm, hands-on, one-on-one)Android (Jan 19 – Mar 16) and iOS Development w/ Swift (Jan 20 – Mar 17).

Jan 20 Women In Social Media w/ Lisa Manowitz (Head of Partnerships, Pinterest), Dae Mellencamp (President, Vimeo), Katherine Shappley (Director, Facebook). 2 Free Passes ($50 each)!

Jan 21 Daily News Innovation Lab Conversations w/ Vivian Schiller (ex Global Chair of News @ Twitter & Chief Digital Officer @ NBC News), 20 Free Passes!

Jan 21-22 5th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Festival @ NYU ITP. 240 participants only. Apply.

Jan 26 Travel Marketing Summit w/ Diane DiMeo (Director, Mexico Food & Wine Festival), Sree Sreenivasan (Chief Digital Officer, Met Museum), Seth Forman (GM, Travelzoo), Bill O’Gorman (Google Travel). 66% off w/ “GarysGuide”. 2 Free Passes ($599 each)!

Jan 28 GameDevHacker Past Trends & Future Bets w/ EA, Nickelodeon, Rovio, Arkadium, Dots, Major League Gaming, Google Play. 20% off w/ exclusive code “GARY20“. 3 Free Passes ($250 value)!

Jan 30 Cracking Code Hackathon for Women Entrepreneurs in Digital News. Email Nadine Hoffman for invite.

Feb 10 Startup Sales School (providing startup founders w/ tactical blueprint to build repeatable sales engine). With Jake Dunlap (Founder, Skaled & ex-VP Sales, Glassdoor & Chartbeat).

Feb 18 Startup Grind w/ Max Krohn (Co-founder @ OkCupid,, SparkNotes). 5 Free Passes.

Feb 27 High Peaks VC 9th Annual Peak Pitch @ Hunter Mtn Ski Resort (75 entrepreneurs pitch 50+ investors while riding a chair lift).

FREE PASSES! (browse) ==> Jan 21 AlleyNYC Startup Showcase (Honey, Vbout, DormChat). Jan 22 Raising Capital. Jan 27 Wall Street to Silicon Alley (Spotify, Honest Buildings, Tremor Video). Jan 27 #Climb Talk. Feb 04 VentureOutNY Tech-Mex (15 promising Mexican startups).

Upcoming Events ==> Jan 20 Understanding Modern Consumer (panels + cocktail reception) @ Microsoft. Jan 20 UWS Startup Breakfast. Jan 21 IoT NY Meetup. Jan 23 Village Tech Breakfast. Jan 27 Downtown Tech Breakfast. Feb 21 NYC Drone Film Festival.

Classes ==> Jan 23 Design Thinking @ GA. Jan 24 Pen & Paper Coding: Intro to programming ($50 off w/ “garysguidejan2015”). Jan 30 User Research Methods @ GA. Feb 03 PHP & MySQL @ Noble. Feb 05 RampUp (Ruby, Web Design, Technical Mktg) @ Startup Institute. Mar 04 Fullstack Web Dev @ CodeCrew.

Mo’ Classes (Data Science Academy) ==> Data Science w/ R (Intro), Data Science with R (Data Analysis), Data Science w/ Python (Data Analysis), Data Science w/ R (Machine Learning), Popular Packages in R (Shiny), Advanced R (Applied Predictive Modeling).

DEADLINES ==> Jan 20 FirstMark Elite (matching computer science students w/ startup internships). Jan 30 Microsoft Ventures Accelerator. Feb 06 VentureWell Grants (upto $75k) for college founders. Feb 27 Taste of NYC Fancy Food Fellowship. Mar 31 Global Learning $15M XPRIZE.

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Rothenberg Ventures’ River: VR Accelerator. Google Internet of Things Project Grants. Thiel Fellowship. Hospitals Coded Challenge. Tech Talent Draft. Harlem Biospace Incubator. NYC Biotech Tax Credit ($250k).

Mo’ Deadlines ==> Farm2050 AgricultureTech Incubator. College Entrepreneur XFund ($100M). Google Journalism Fellowship. VICE + Knight Journalism Innovation Fund ($500K).

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

Entrepreneurs Roundtable 78
With Joshua Siegel (Rubicon Venture Capital).
Monday (Jan 19), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Tech Talk – Women in Social Media
With Lisa Manowitz (Head of Partnerships, Pinterest), Dae Mellencamp (President, Vimeo), Katherine Shappley (Director of U.S. Agency, Facebook), Cassidy Williams (Software Engineer, Venmo) and Amanda Steinberg (Founder, DailyWorth).
Tuesday (Jan 20), 8 a.m. @ To Be Decided

Hardwired NYC #16
With Nikki Kaufman (Founder & CEO, Normal), Carlos Herrera (Founder & CEO, PetNet), Ronald Ro (Founder & CEO, BitFinder) and Arthur Shmulevsky (Founder & CEO, Clean Cube).
Tuesday (Jan 20), 5:30 p.m. @ Normal, 150 W 22nd St

Mobile Sales Summit
With Inaki Berenguer (CEO, Klink), Mike Elmgreen (CRO, Handshake), Ron Vogl (VP Product, Handshake) and Sasha Selimotic (VP Sales, Enhatch).
Tuesday (Jan 20), 6:30 p.m. @ Work-Bench, 110 Fifth Ave, 5th Fl

Rothenberg Ventures Luminary Series – NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
With Kristen Titus (Founding Director, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline) and Stephanie Mehta (former Deputy Managing Editor, Fortune).
Tuesday (Jan 20), 6:30 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

5th Annual Womens Entrepreneurs Festival
Goal of WE Festival has always been to sow the seeds for a community of women entrepreneurs.
Wednesday (Jan 21), 9 a.m. @ Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 4th Fl

Daily News Innovation Lab – Conversation w/ Vivian Schiller
With Vivian Schiller (tech & media exec, former Global Chair of News @ Twitter and Chief Digital Officer @ NBC News).
Wednesday (Jan 21), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Building the Sales Machine
With Bryan Rutcofsky (VP of Sales SMB, Yext).
Wednesday (Jan 21), 6:30 p.m. @ Foursquare HQ, 110 Crosby St, 10th Fl

IoT NY Meetup #15 – IoT in 2015
Recap of 2014 plus what’s in store for IoT in 2015, and how the NY tech community is uniquely positioned to evolve the Internet of Things.
Wednesday (Jan 21), 6:30 p.m. @ Cardozo Law School, 55 Fifth Ave, btn 12th &amp; 13th Sts

Learn How to Raise Seed Capital
With Steve Schlafman (RRE Ventures).
Wednesday (Jan 21), 6:30 p.m. @ RRE Flatiron, 54 W 21st St, #404

Learn how Swift is shaking up iOS Development
With Aditya Narayan (Co-founder, TurnToTech).
Wednesday (Jan 21), 6:30 p.m. @ TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

NY Digital Irish Event
Startup pitches by DotIrish, StoryToys, The Vision Lab and PennyOwl.
Wednesday (Jan 21), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Bryant Park, 54 W 40th St

NYC Clean Energy Prize Kickoff
With Angelique Mercurio (Founder, EnerKnol), Ido Salama (Founder, Sistine Solar), Emily Wheeler (Director, NYC ACRE) & Scott Andrews (Energy Head, Clinton Global Initiative).
Thursday (Jan 22), 6 p.m. @ Morrison & Foerster, 250 W 55th St

Health & Fitness Demo Event
Demos by Alcohoot, Body Labs, Lose It, Pager and Smart Vision Labs.
Thursday (Jan 22), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

4.0 Schools – 2015 Launch Pitch Night NYC
Non-profit education incubator in New Orleans & NYC. Nine education entrepreneurs will share what they’ve been working on.
Thursday (Jan 22), 6:30 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

Village Tech Breakfast
With Isabel Barrera (Software Engineer, Rent the Runway).
Friday (Jan 23), 8:30 a.m. @ Village (To be decided), 91 3rd Ave

UX Sketch Camp NYC
With Kristie Weatherford (Aol), Marc Niola (MRM McCann), Kathy Clemons (Collective Next) & others.
Saturday (Jan 24), 9:30 a.m. @ MRM // McCann, 622 Third Ave, 5th Fl

How To Build A Strong Startup
With industry leaders & investors from finance, technology, fashion & non-profits.
Saturday (Jan 24), 1 p.m. @ Columbia University, 120th St and Broadway

More events on the horizon…
Travel Marketing Summit on Jan 26 @ Snapple Theater
Getting Federal Funds to Bootstrap Your Startup on Jan 26 @ Venue
Impact Investing, Global & Local – Designing the Future of Philanthropy on Jan 26 @ Impact Hub NYC
Downtown Tech Breakfast on Jan 27 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
What Does Artificial Intelligence Mean for Now and the Future? #2 on Jan 27 @ TurnToTech
Alley Boost – Startup Investor Night on Jan 27 @ Mercy College
Entrepreneurial Acquisitions on Jan 27 @ Stage Harbor Group
From Wall Street to Silicon Alley on Jan 27 @ RRE Ventures (Flatiron)
GameDevHacker – Past Trends & Future Bets on Jan 28 @ Microsoft HQ
WeWork Labs Demo Day on Jan 28 @ WeWork SoHo West
Digital Media Award Celebration on Jan 28 @ Venue
Geek Girls Carrots NYC on Jan 29 @ Joynture
Cracking the Code Hackathon – Success for Women Digital News Entrepreneurs on Jan 30 @ One UN New York Millennium Hotel
SmartPitch Challenge 2015 Kickoff on Jan 30 @ Baruch College
Beacon Hackday NYC on Jan 31 @ Pace University
[Cardozo Law Tech Talks] Information Governance (IG) Boot Camp on Feb 02 @ Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
[Cardozo Law Tech Talks] Big Data and its Legal Impacts on Feb 02 @ Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
[Cardozo Law Tech Talks] 3D Printing & Beyond on Feb 02 @ Benjamin Cardozo School of Law
Data Privacy & Protection Day Town Hall on Feb 03 @ Bryan Cave
VentureOutNY Presents: Tech-Mex on Feb 04 @ WeWork Charging Bull
Boxed Founder & CEO Chieh Huang on Entrepreneurship on Feb 05 @ NYU
Bitten – A Food Conversation on Feb 06 @ Scholastic Auditorium
Patenting & Licensing Early-Stage University Technology on Feb 12 @ Columbia University
Startup Grind NYC with Max Krohn (Co-founder @ OkCupid and on Feb 18 @ Pivotal Labs
PeakPitch 2015 Entrepreneur Invitation on Feb 27 @ Venue
3rd Annual FinTech Startups Conference on Apr 07 @ Webster Hall

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

Best Tech Events This Week (Womens Entrepreneurs Festival, Raise Seed Capital, HardWired, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)