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.
Heads up: my buddy Rajiv (CTO, New York Times) is headlining OWASP AppSec USA (biggest software security conference in New York City) in November with folks from NYSE Euronext, Mozilla, Oracle, Etsy.
This Thursday is Israeli Tech Made In New York with David Aronoff (Flybridge), Andrew Cleland (Comcast), Kirill Sheynkman (RTP). I’m giving away two free passes worth $100 each! On October 29 is Boot Camp for Digital Startups with Joanne Wilson (angel), Chris Fralic (First Round), Luanne Calvert (Virgin America). I’m giving away two free passes worth $149 each!
Tomorrow is The Next Web Conference with Mark Ecko, Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Jon Oringer (Shutterstock), and Rachel Haot. I’m giving away one free pass worth $800! Also tomorrow: SwitchPitch, with keynote by Gilt founder Kevin Ryan (get 50 percent off with code SP2013).
Don’t miss: Tomorrow is Canadian tech Demo Night, plus Social Media Sports with ESPN and the Brooklyn Nets. On Friday is Phat Startup with Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, and then on Saturday there’s Small Empires, also with Alexis Ohanian. Also on Saturday is the Damsels in Design Legal Workshop.
Coming up: On October 8 is Startup Grind with Warby Parker cofounder Dave Balboa and EFactor Pitch In Person with Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington ($2,500 in prizes, 50 percent off w/ code GG-EF-3165). On October 9 is Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT: The Connected Life. On October 16 is Tee It Up: Free Legal Workshop.
Hackathons!! ==> Tizen DevLab October 11. The Feast October 12. Music Hack Day October 18. Mobile Payments October 19. Fintech November 9. NYU Hacks November 15. And now, Demo Days!! ==> Angelcube today. SeedStart tomorrow. Blueprint Health videos from last week.
NYCrafted! is a sneak peak into New York City manufacturing. Launching on Thursday, tours on Friday. NYC Next Idea is inviting ideas that can be launched in New York City. Deadline is October 28. Mobileys will be spotlighting the best in mobile; deadline is October 21, and there’s $10,000 at stake.
Unmanned aerial vehicles a.k.a. drones are hawt! Former Wired editor Chris Anderson’s 3D Robotics just raised $30 million; closer to home, next week you can check out the Drones & Aerial Robotics conference.
Congrats to my friends @ ENIAC (Nihal, Vic, Hadley) on their new $12.9 million fund.
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
[Tech@NYU Startup Week] Keynote with Josh Kushner
Josh Kushner is the founder of Thrive Capital and Vostu, largest social gaming company in Latin America)
Monday (Sept. 30), 6:30 p.m. @ Google HQ, 76 9th Avenue
AngelCube NY Showcase Demo Day
Startups include OutTrippin, c8apps, CoinJar, eTaskr, Ozirig and Tablo Publishing.
Monday (Sept. 30), 7 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl.
The Next Web (TNW) Conference
With Mark Ecko, Alexis Ohanian (founder, Reddit), Jon Oringer (founder, Shutterstock), Rachel Haot (NYC Chief Digital Officer).
Tuesday (Oct. 1), 9 a.m. @ Center 548, 548 W. 22nd Street
Role reversal! Large companies (Time, HBO, Tivo, Daily News) pitch startup attendees on funded projects. Keynote by Kevin Ryan (Founder, Gilt and Business Insider). Use code SP2013 for 50% off.
Tuesday (Oct. 1), 2 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place
VentureOut Presents: Canadian Tech Demo Night
A five-day market accelerator for kick-ass Canadian startups looking to make a splash in NYC.
Tuesday (Oct. 1), 6 p.m. @ Greenhouse, 150 Varick Street
R/GA and Techstars – Connected Devices Accelerator Open House
Learn details about the program followed by 1:1 sessions.
Tuesday (Oct. 1), 7 p.m. @ R/GA, 350 W. 39th Street
Fast Company: Innovation By Design conference & party
With Joe Gebbia (cofounder, Airbnb), Dave Gilboa (cofounder, Warby Parker), Hosain Rahman (founder, Jawbone), Joe Scarborough (Morning Joe) and others.
Wednesday (Oct. 2), 9 a.m. @ 82 Mercer Street
Collaborative Economy Summit
With Miguel McKelvey (Cofounder, WeWork), Nick Foley (Cofounder, Social Bicycles), Jase Wilson (CEO, Neighborly) and others.
Wednesday (Oct. 2), 9:30 a.m. @ Hudson Terrace, 621 W. 46th Street
Israeli Tech Made In NY
Ellie Wheele (Greycroft), David Teten (ff Venture Capital), Kirill Sheynkman (RTP Ventures), Habib Kairouz (Rho Capital), Danny Schultz (Gotham Ventures).
Thursday (Oct. 3), 5:30 p.m. @ Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway
PechaKucha Night New York
NYCEDC’s State of Local Manufacturing Report and the official launch of NYCrafted (celebration of urban manufacturing revitalization defined by the intersection of craft + tech).
Thursday (Oct 03), 7:30 p.m. @ Duggal Greenhouse @ Brooklyn Navy Yard, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn
2013 Social Enterprise Conference
With Charles Best (Founder, DonorsChoose), Jeremy Heimans (Cofounder, Purpose), Deborah Dugan (CEO, RED).
Friday (Oct. 4), 9 a.m. @ Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway
NYC Startup Job Fair (presented by AT&T)
Last Fall, we had 80+ startups and 1000+ job seekers.
Friday (Oct. 4), 11 a.m. @ IAC HQ, 555 W. 18th Street
Hotels Curated NYC – Art + Innovation in Hospitality
With Michael Achenbaum (President, Gansevoort Hotels), Julie Frank (Director, Le Meridien Hotels), Brendan McNamara (Director, Dream Hotels).
Friday (Oct. 4), 2 p.m. @ Malt N Mash and The Raven, 55 Gansevoort Street
Hack n’ Jill Build n’ Play – Hackathon
Remember Legos, Mario Kart, Playdates, Game of Life? Let’s bring back that magic!
Friday (Oct. 4), 7 p.m. @ Alley NYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.
The Atlantic Presents: City Lab – Urban Solutions to Global Challenges
With former Vice President Al Gore, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and others.
Sunday (Oct. 6), 9 a.m. @ Conrad Hotel, 102 North End Avenue
More events on the horizon…
Pricing Products – Session 5 of the series: Get Control of Your F.A.T. in Your Lean Startup (Finance, Accounting & Tax) on Oct. 8 @ Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Startup Grind NYC hosts Dave Gilboa (cofounder of Warby Parker) on Oct. 8 @ AOL Ventures
EFactor Presents: Pitch it in Person. Win $2,500! With Kevin Harrington (Shark Tank & Infomercial King) on Oct. 8 @ Convene
October 2013 NY Tech Meetup on Oct. 8 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Oct. 9 @ Museum of the Moving Image
Digital DUMBO dd:IMPACT Conference – The Connected Life on Oct. 9 @ Galapagos Art Space
Israel to NYC on Oct. 9 @ 7 World Trade Center
Bridging the Communiation Gap Between Product Managers & Stakeholders on Oct. 10 @ Gilt HQ
Assembled: Education on Oct. 12 @ General Assembly East
Apple iOS App Developer Day on Oct. 15 @ Sheraton New York
Tee It Up: Legal Issues To Consider When Starting Your Startup on Oct. 16 @ Apella
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct. 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center
canvs.co | future of people + work on Nov. 15 @ NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!