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.
Ready for gridlock and high security? The U.N. General Assembly’s 68th session convenes tomorrow and heads of state (+ entourages) roll into town. On Friday is WIE Symposium (Women, Inspiration, Enterprise) withh Katie Couric, Tyra Banks, Christine Quinn, Brooke Shields (I’m giving away two free passes worth $500 each!). And next Monday is Clinton Global Initiative with President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Bono and Sheryl Sandberg. Big policy-fueled week, yo!
Hackathon lovers, rejoice! El Hackathon (Latinos & social media) is this Friday, OnDeck Sports+Tech Hackathon (Yahoo and SeatGeek) is this Saturday, Small Biz Hackathon is next Monday, Internet of Things Hackathon ($20k prizes) is next Friday, and the Social Good Hackathon is October 5.
This Wednesday is Queens Tech Meetup with founders of RapGenius, WeDidIt, KeyMe, TradeUp, JackPocket (I’m giving away 20 free passes). And this Thursday is Alley NYC’s One-Year Blowout Bash hosted by Hot97′s DJ Cipha with open bar, free food, scotch, wine, oyster bar, high-end catering, photo booth and prizes! (I’m giving away 10 free passes worth $100 each.)
Coming up: Startup Grind with Steve Blank (I’m giving away three free passes) on September 23. Cleantech Demo Day (with NYSERDA & NYC ACRE) on September 24. Startup Essentials: How to found a company (I’m giving away five free passes) on September 25. Georgetown Angels VC Pitch event (I’m giving away five free passes) on September 26.
Also coming up: On September 28 is Freestyle Fashion Conference (sessions on the business of fashion and retail; I’m giving away two free passes worth $100 each). On September 30 is Launch Mobile and Wearables Summit in San Francisco. On October 3 is Israeli Tech Made In NY (Top 10 Israeli startups + Top 100 NYC investors; I’m giving away two free passes worth $100 each). On October 9 is Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT: The Connected Life.
My buddy Diego (founder, WeHostels) is organizing a Startup Chile in NY meetup tomorrow. So go drink some Chilean wines and learn how to get your hands on $40,000!
Attention all you high school juniors and seniors! Wanna learn programming? Check out Hacking Sessions. It’s free! Saturdays 9am to noon. Apply by September 29.
Martha Stewart American Made Awards honor makers. 10 winners. Vote by September 22.
Check out this free workshop (on October 16) addressing legal Issues pertaining to startups (corporate formation, funding, IP, governance, employment etc).
Bunch of deadlines coming up: September 17 for Knight News Challenge (funding innovative ideas for health data). October 11 for Techstars-powered R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator. And November 15 for applying to the ER Accelerator’s Winter 2014 class.
A belated Happy Programmers Day, last friday on the 256th (2^8) day of the year!
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Data Driven NYC #18
Fireside chat with Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures). Demos by CEOs of Estimize, Quandl & Kensho. Presentations by CEOs of visiting Paris-based Big Data startups – Yseop, Dataiku and OpenDataSoft.
Tuesday (Sept. 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Avenue, 7th Fl.
How to Build a Great Startup Culture
With Dane Atkinson (CEO, SumAll), Wiley Cerilli (Founder, SinglePlatform), Mark Peter Davis (Interplay Ventures), Allyson Downey (CEO, weeSpring) and Joaquin Roca (COO, Venwise).
Tuesday (Sept. 17), 6 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W. 52nd Street, 23rd Fl.
Women Leadership Summit
With Amanda Steinberg (Founder, DailyWorth), Soraya Darabi (Founder, Zady), Kathy Leake (CEO, LocalResponse), Jalak Jobanputra (FuturePerfect Ventures) and others.
Wednesday (Sept. 18), 9 a.m. @ Bank of America Tower, One Bryant Park
The Rise of Mobile Advertising
With Nihal Mehta (CEO, LocalResponse), Jason Baptiste (CEO, OnSwipe), Zain Jaffer (CEO, Vungle), Brian Long (CEO, TapCommerce) and Dmitri Tcherevik (CEO, MightyMeeting).
Wednesday (Sept. 18), 11:30 a.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W. 52nd Street, 23rd Fl.
Queens Tech Meetup
With founders from RapGenius, WeDidIt, KeyMe, TradeUp, JackPocket & Miner. I’m giving away 20 free passes!
Wednesday (Sept. 18), 6:30 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, 10th Fl., Long Island City
AlleyNYC 1 Year Anniversary Blowout Bash
Hosted by Hot97′s DJ Cipha. Open bar, free food, scotch, wine, oyster bar, high-end catering, photo booth + prizes. I’m giving away 10 free passes!
Thursday (Sept. 19), 8 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.
Social Data Week NY
With Robert Scoble, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jon Steinberg (Buzzfeed), Paul Cheesbrough (CTO, News Corp), Mark Josephson (CEO, Bitly), Roger Ehrenberg (IA Ventures) and others.
Friday (Sept. 20), 8:30 a.m. @ Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle
WIE Symposium (Women, Inspiration & Enterprise)
Speakers include Katie Couric, Aileen Lee, Tyra Banks, Carolyn Everson, Christine Quinn, Brooke Shields and others. I’m giving away two free passes.
Friday (Sept. 20), 9 a.m. @ Center 548, 548 W. 22nd Street
TED City 2.0 – The Future of Cities
A forum for urban innovators, organizers, stewards & builders to discuss the Future of Cities and stories of urban ingenuity. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary & Courtney Martin.
Friday (Sept. 20), 9 a.m. @ TimesCenter @ The New York Times Building, 242 W. 41st Street
On Deck Cup Sports+Tech Hackathon
The first-ever Sports Tech hackathon series. Presented by Yahoo Sports and SeatGeek.
Saturday (Sept. 21), 10 a.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 154 Grand St
MAKE Magazine: 4th Annual World Maker Faire
Showcasing creativity in science, tech, engg, food, arts and crafts.
Saturday (Sept. 21), 1 p.m. @ New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens
Social Good Summit 2013
Brought to you by Mashable, UN Foundation, Ericsson and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sunday (Sept. 22), 12 p.m. @ 92Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue
More events on the horizon…
UWS Startup Breakfast on Sept. 24 @ Aroma Espresso Bar
SAP Startup Focus Forum for Big Data Startups on Sept. 24 @ Loeb & Loeb LLP
Structure or Serendipity: Where Is The Future Of Interactive Marketing Headed? on Sept. 24 @ Anchin
Trust: The Secret to Scaling a Tech Organization (with Gilt CTO Michael Bryzek) on Sept. 25 @ Gilt HQ
Georgetown Angels VC Pitch Network Event on Sept. 26 @ Goodwin Procter @ The New York Times
Internet of Things Hackathon on Sept. 27 @ AlleyNYC
Freestyle Fashion Conference on Sept. 28 @ LIM College
Launch Mobile & Wearables Summit in SF (Sep 30, Oct 1) on Sept. 30 @ City View at Metreon
VentureOut Presents: Canadian Tech Demo Night on Oct. 1 @ Greenhouse
Israeli Tech Made In NY on Oct. 3 @ Morgan Stanley
Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT Conference – The Connected Life on Oct. 9 @ Galapagos Art Space
Israel to NYC on Oct. 9 @ 7 World Trade Center
Tee It Up: Legal Issues To Consider When Starting Your Startup on Oct. 16 @ Apella
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!