Best Tech Events This Week: Techcrunch Hackathon, Feast on Innovation, TechDrinkup, Queens Tech & More
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] garysguide.com.
Internet Week is May 19 to 25. And its hottest party? ==> Webutante Ball (aka REAL #nerdprom!), 2 Free Passes! Hola Community Mgrs, CMX Summit (Jun 12) w/ Scott Belsky (founder, Behance), Scott Heiferman (founder, Meetup).
Apr 28 – May 7 Digital Content Newfronts w/ Youtube, Aol, VICE, Buzzfeed, Hulu. Apr 28 Cooladata Webinar w/ Aurélie Pols on security across data lifecycle. Startup Sales School ==> Learn sales skills to work in startups!
Apr 29 ENGAGE Digital Storytelling w/ Troy Young (Hearst), Michal Pasternak (CEO, Huge). Apr 30 Customer Acquisition + Corp. Culture @ Orrick (FREE) w/ Joanne Wilson, Carly Strife (BarkBox), Tanya Menendez (Makers Row).
Apr 30 TiE NY Equity Crowdfunding w/ FINRA, SeedInvest, Dreamit, 5 Free Passes! May 01 Michelangelo inspired Feast on Innovation (w/ 5-course Renaissance feast). May 05 TechCrunch Disrupt ($1000 off w/ Garys14).
May 07 USI (US Israel) Tech Roadshow (200+ founders, execs & investors), 30% off w/ GarysGuide. May 09 Best practices in Crowdfunding (FREE) w/ Kickstarter, Indiegogo @ NYU Stern Center for Business Analytics.
May 10 Charming Robot Nuts & Bolts of Product w/ Steve Schlafman (RRE), Steve Martocci (GroupMe), 20% off w/ GARYSGUIDE, 2 Free Passes ($300 each!). May 17 Andrew Weinreich (founder, MeetMoi & SixDegrees) on product, mktg, deals, 20% off w/ garysguide20, 2 Free Passes ($275 each!).
May 22 HappyGroups (private dining startup) Launch Party (FREE) @ Lucky Strike. May 22 Geoweb Summit (Internet of Things, Indoor Positioning, Augmented Reality), 50% off w/ GarysGuide, 2 Free Passes worth $160 each!
Cause Spotlight ==> Per Scholas (free tech education + job placement for unemployed & underemployed) creating a Software Testing Center w/ Doran Jones (8 week program, 150 tech jobs) in Mott Haven (South Bronx). Nice!
This week … Apr 29 Web Dev for newbies. Apr 29 Queens Tech Meetup (5 Free Passes). Apr 30 Law Office To Startup Office w/ Gawker, Tumblr, Warby Parker (2 Free Passes). Apr 30 Startup Rock Climbing, 2 Free Passes. May 03 StrategyHack! matching startups & marketers, 5 Free Passes.
Coming up … May 06 Legal Issues for Tech Startups. May 09 Search for Office Space (2 Free Passes). May 13 Rubicon VC Startups & VC Panel w/ Metaphormic VC, Red Swan Ventures, High Peaks Ventures (5 Free Passes). May 14 Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes). May 18 Tech Picnic. May 21 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) 5 Free Passes.
Verizon Powerful Answers Award, $1 million / winner!, apply by June 30. SquadUP Summer Fellowship Program @ AlleyNYC (access to 20 fellows + free office space) for event startups & event coordinators. Instacart $15 in Free groceries :) & 1 winner => 6 mo FREE Instacart Express!
Deadlines ==> Apr 30 HYPOTHEkids Summer of Science (STEM for kids). Apr 30 Comcast B4B. May 01 TEALS Program. May 01 Grand Central Tech Accelerator. May 02 Fullstack Academy Class. May 03 BookExpo Challenge.
More deadlines ==> May 05 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. May 08 NYCEDC Competition THRIVE help immigrant founders ($125k). May 21 Blueprint Health Summer Program. May 23 NYCEDC Pilot Health Tech. June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k). Harlem BioSpace application.
Opportunity Fund (scholarships for veterans, minorities & women), apply here. Significance Labs 3 month tech fellowship. Work-Bench Spring membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp. BigApps competition.
And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Digital Content Newfronts
With Google, Youtube, Aol, VICE, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, Hulu & others.
Tuesday (Apr 29), 9 a.m. @ To Be Decided
ENGAGE – The NYC Digital Storytelling Conference
With Troy Young (President, Hearst Digital), Megan Liberman (Editor, Yahoo News), Philippe Von Borries (Co-founder, Refinery29), Derek Murphy (GM, USA Today), Ellie Hirschhorn (Chief Digital Officer, Simon & Schuster), Michal Pasternak (CEO, HUGE).
Tuesday (Apr 29), 12 p.m. @ Hearst Tower, 300 W 57th St
Queens Tech Meetup 12
With Jackpocket, Chatwala, Shindig, Instatrade, SyncWords and Matter.io.
Tuesday (Apr 29), 6:30 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st St, 10th Fl, Long Island City
DLD (Digital Life Design) Conference NYC
With Deepak Chopra, Don Dodge (Google), Albert Wenger (Union Sq Ventures), David Tisch (Box Group), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Jonah Peretti (Buzzfeed) & others.
Wednesday (Apr 30), 9 a.m. @ IAC HQ, 555 W 18th St
The Founders Guide – Customer Acquisition & Building a Successful Corporate Culture
With founders Tanya Menendez (Makers Row), Carly Strife (BarkBox), Danielle Weinblatt (Take the Interview, Mona Bijoor (Joor), Kellee Khalil (Loverly), Elissa Shevinsky (Glimpse) and Joy Marcus (CEO, Bloglovin), Nina Sodhi (CEO, Fon USA) & Kathleen Utecht (Comcast Ventures.
Wednesday (Apr 30), 5 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W 52nd St
Dream it. Code it. Win it. Future of Innovation in a Networked World – Awards & Reception
With Joi Ito (Director, MIT Media Lab), Erik Nordlander (Partner, Google Ventures), Mike Perlis (CEO, Forbes), Jeanne Sullivan (Founder, StarVest), Alex Diaz (VP, Yahoo) & others.
Wednesday (Apr 30), 5:30 p.m. @ Great Hall @ Cooper Union, 7 E 7th St
TiE NY – Equity Crowdfunding – A Brave New World for Startups
With Thomas Sheldon (EVP, FINRA), Ryan Feit (Founder/CEO, SeedInvest), Kiran Lingam (The Indus Entrepreneurs – TiE) & Georgia Quinn (Seyfarth Shaw).
Wednesday (Apr 30), 6 p.m. @ Seyfarth Shaw, 620 8th Ave
Free Arts NYC – Annual Arts Auction
Celebrating Louisiana-born artist Scott Campbell. Hosted by Marc Jacobs & Roger Duffy.
Wednesday (Apr 30), 7 p.m. @ The Garage, 611 W 50th St
With Seth Godin, Marc Ecko, Jason Fried (Founder, Basecamp), Scott Heiferman (Founder, Meetup), John Maeda (Kleiner Perkins) & others.
Thursday (May 01), 9 a.m. @ Alice Tully Hall @ Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway
Feast on Innovation
Inspired by genius of Michelangelo. With talks by Rita King, James Jorasch, Gary Schwartz & James Heaton. Followed by intimate 5-course Renaissance feast in Science House by chefs from Feast on History!
Thursday (May 01), 5:30 p.m. @ Science House, 122 E 38th St
NYU Founders Forum
Pitches by LiveApplicant, Brooklinen, Yapster, Behive & Kipin Hall.
Thursday (May 01), 6 p.m. @ NYU Center for Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St, Room GC95
The UX Awards
Thursday (May 01), 6:30 p.m. @ Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay St
It’s not a networking event. It’s not a meetup. It’s a party.
Thursday (May 01), 8 p.m. @ Lavo Nightclub, 39 E 58th St
TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon
24-hour hackathon, food, awards & more.
Saturday (May 03), 12:30 p.m. @ Manhattan Center, 311 W 34th St
Full-day event matching awesome startups w/ brilliant marketers to collaborate & create tailored marketing strategies.
Saturday (May 03), 6 p.m. @ Stack Exchange HQ, 110 William St, 28th Floor