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.
Tomorrow is Ingenuity, with Robert Steel (Deputy Mayor), Barry Silbert (CEO, SecondMarket), Chris Fralic (First Round), Dave Gilboa (Founder, Warby Parker), Katia Beauchamp (Founder, Birchbox), Eric Hippeau (Lerer).
Oct. 22 is Silicon Alley’s first Reverse Demo Day, organized by Orrick, where VCs pitch you. With Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), John Frankel (ff VC) and others.
Oct. 24 is the Business Insider Startup Conference w/ John Borthwick (Betaworks), Slava Rubin (founder, Indiegogo), Ilan Zechory (founder, RapGenius), Paul Forster (founder, Indeed). 15+ classes on design, growth-hacking, etcetera.
Nov. 6 is Fast Company: Innovation Uncensored with Ben Silbermann (Pinterest), Mike Krieger (Instagram), Dave Morin (Path), Apple Design Labs.
Nov. 2 and 3, my friend Nelly (CTO, Webgrrls) is organizing TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, a two-day bootcamp to avoid making technology mistakes and inefficient development! 15 percent off with code GG15. And check out Code Coalition’s awesome three-month course for beginners to make iOS apps! $25 off with the code GARYSGUIDE.
Coming up: This Wednesday is the Queens Tech Bash with Songza founder Elias Roman and Shapeways founder Marleen Vogelaar. On Oct. 22 is Industry2Internet, with Quotidian’s Pedro Torres, Rick Webb, Nestio, Loverly, and Admittedly. On Oct. 23 is Dating+Tech with HowAboutWe founder Aaron Schildkrout and Cindy Gallop. On Oct. 29 is Digital Startup Boot Camp with Joanne Wilson (angel), Chris Fralic (First Round). On Oct. 30 is the Dublin Web Summit w/ Kevin Rose (Google Ventures), Phil Libin (Evernote).
Sign up for NYC Tech Talent Draft @ Northwestern & University of Illinois Oct. 25 and Oct. 28. The NYCEDC is offering free participation @ the SF Uncubed Job Fair Oct. 17; email for details. StrategyHack marketing hackathon on Nov. 9 (pairing marketers with startups); apply by Oct. 19. Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE) (combining traditional high school curricula with programming) looking for 200 mentors. Apply by by Oct. 21.
Run world’s largest civic hacking contest NYC BigApps? Proposals due Nov. 21. ManufactureNY is organizing Fashion on Factory Floor (a Brooklyn holiday market). Apply by Oct. 18; info session Oct. 15. Virgin Media is seeking UK startups expanding to NYC.
More deadlines: Oct. 20, AngelPad Accelerator’s first NYC Class. Oct. 21, YCombinator Winter 2014 class. Oct. 21, Mobileys, with $10k at stake! Oct. 28, Next Idea, ideas to launch in NYC. Nov. 15, ERA Winter 2014 class. Dec. 16, Work-bench (enterprise tech space).
Intel + Lenovo‘s awards, T3CH1ES, honoring folks in IT. Nominate someone (including yourself). Win a trip to CES! Participating GG members can also win Lenovo ThinkPad.
FYI, I’m giving away a bunch of FREE passes! – Queens Tech Bash (two passes worth $100 each), Industry2Internet (10 passes), Dating+Tech (five passes), Digital Startup Boot Camp (two passes worth $149 each), and Dublin Web Summit (two passes worth €995 each).
Finally: 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace was the world’s first computer programmer! In her honor, tomorrow is Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in STEM. One such woman was Red Burns (founder of NYU ITP and Godmother of Silicon Alley) who recently passed away (memorial on Nov. 2). Her life’s work continues at ITP, which is hosting the Women Entrepreneurs Festival in January. Across the river, Stevens Institute is hosting the first Ada Lovelace Conference this Friday.
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Meet the Daily News Innovation Lab Team
Learn about development initiatives for the first class of Innovation Lab
Monday (Oct. 14), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Labs Fulton Center, 222 Broadway, 19th Fl.
Founders@Fail 3rd Anniversary: Founders of General Assembly
With the very first guests, General Assembly’s founding team: Brad Hargreaves & Matt Brimer.
Monday (Oct. 14), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl.
With Robert Steel (Deputy Mayor), Barry Silbert (CEO, SecondMarket), Chris Fralic (First Round Capital), Dave Gilboa (Co-founder, Warby Parker), Katia Beauchamp (Co-founder, Birchbox), Eric Hippeau (Lerer/HuffPo) & others. Giving away 10 free passes worth $395 each.
Tuesday (Oct 15), 8:30 a.m. @ 82Mercer, 82 Mercer Street
Ada Lovelace Day
Lightning talks, food and drink, women in tech BINGO, swag and prizes!
Tuesday (Oct. 15), 6 p.m. @ ThoughtWorks NY, 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Fl.
Funding & Founding the Next Frontier: Digital Entrepreneurship
With Hayley Barna (Cofounder, Birchbox), Veronika Sonsev (founder, inSparq), Anastasia Leng (Cofounder, Makeably), Anna Curran (founder, CookBook Create) & Marissa Campise (VP, Venrock).
Tuesday (Oct. 15), 6:30 p.m. @ AppNexus, 28 W. 23rd Street
Build to Scale: The Technology & Company that Is MongoDB
Eliot Horowitz & Ron Avnur will provide in-depth, technical look at MongoDB database & how it’s designed for agility & scalability in an increasingly competitive industry.
Wednesday (Oct. 16), 6 p.m. @ MongoDB HQ, 229 W. 43rd Street
UltraLight Startups – Developer Founded Startups
With Owen Davis (NYC Seed), Ryan Armbrust (ffVC), Brendan Dickinson (Canaan) & Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank). Demos by iAreaNet, SchoolEmpower, NerdyData, BringMeThat, Passive Metrics, Mezzobit, The Dating Ring & Sports Tracker.
Wednesday (Oct. 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue, 6th Fl.
Queens Tech Bash
Party in the Performance Dome! Open bar, music, dancing, food, with Elias Roman (Cofounder & CEO, Songza), Marleen Vogelaar (Cofounder, Shapeways).
Wednesday (Oct. 16), 7 p.m. @ PS1 MoMA, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
[Social Week NYC] The Feast Conference 2013
With Joe Gebbia (Founder, Airbnb), Robin Chase (Founder, Zipcar), John Maeda (President, Rhode Island School of Design – RISD), Stephen Friedman (President, MTV) & others.
Thursday (Oct. 17), 8 a.m. @ To be decided
Tech in Motion – Tech Education Panel
With Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), Evan Korth (hackNY, AFSE, NYU Comp Sc Professor), Eugene Lee (Senior Advisor, NYC Mayors Office), Anna Lindow (Director, General Assembly), Michael Preston (Director, Dept of Edu) and others.
Thursday (Oct. 17), 6:30 p.m. @ Academy For Software Engineering (AFSE), 40 Irving Place
Music Hack Day
A full weekend of music hacking. Software + hardware + art + web. Come build the future of music.
Friday (Oct. 18), 6 p.m. @ Spotify HQ, 45 W. 18th Street, 7th Fl.
Mobile Payments Hackathon
Build awesome products that improve the payments industry.
Saturday (Oct. 19), 8:30 a.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.
More events on the horizon…
Fairfield County Startup Pitch Practice on Oct. 21 @ ColoDesk
Silicon Alleys 1st Reverse Demo Day! on Oct. 22 @ Orrick @ The CBS Building
Industry2Internet Meetup on Oct. 22 @ WeWork Lounge SoHo
M&A and IPO Market Update on Oct. 23 @ Orrick @ The CBS Building
TechSeri.es: Online Dating + Tech – How Online Dating is Redefining Chemistry & Romance on Oct. 23 @ Projective Space
Business Insider Presents: Startup 2013 on Oct. 24 @ Museum Of Jewish Heritage (five free passes worth $249 each).
Street Fight Summit 2013 on Oct. 24 @ Three Sixty
5th Annual HallowMEME Costume Party on Oct. 24 @ The Bell House
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct. 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs 2-day Bootcamp on Nov. 2 @ Uris Hall
StrategyHack – November 2013 on Nov. 9 @ Venue
AD THINK III: Emerging Ad Tech on Nov. 12 @ NYIT Auditorium
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!