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.
Congrats to NYC’s new mayor Bill de Blasio! Will he continue Bloomberg’s legacy as champion of Silicon Alley? A few proposed initiatives give cause for optimism … $150 million for STEM scholarships at CUNY, $100 million in seed money for startups, continued support of NYC tech campus projects, embracing Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and creating an office of talent acquisition and broadband for everyone.
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On Wednesday is the SquadUP Happy Hour + Startup Showcase with Cuurio (connecting digital agencies with startups) and Pubslush (global, crowd-funding platform for books).
Thursday is the NY eHealth Collaborative Digital Health Conference. Nov. 21 is Engage with Intel and American Airlines. Dec. 9 Xconomy Forum with Peter Weijmarshausen (CEO, Shapeways), Max Haot (CEO, Livestream), and it’s $75 with code “GGuide.”
This week: Tomorrow, Cleanweb with BMWi Ventures, NYCEDC. Tomorrow, Ad Think III David Berkowitz (MRY) and Bob Greene (Contour). Wednesday, Enterprise Tech Meetup with Movable Ink, Nuxeo. Thursday, Amusemi Music Tech Dinner with Jonathan Daily (Concert Window), Andie Simon (ex. Warner Music). Thursday, Collaborative Consumption and Government in NYC with Justin Ginsburgh (CityBike), Josh Mohrer (Uber), and Jonathan Askin (BLIP).
Tomorrow (Union Square, 1-8pm), GE is putting on awesome show with robot rock band CompressorHead — life size 5 ft autonomous robots emulating Nirvana to Ramones through scrap metal, wires, midi controller with lasers and fog machines, yo!
NYC Venture Fellows (world-class fellowship program for entrepreneurs) is seeking nominations for 2014 class. Deadline is Nov. 15. Conscious Venture Lab six-month program for purpose-driven startups ($25-$50K, 5-10% equity). Apply by Dec. 18.
Dream of getting into TechStars?! You’ve got to be in it to win it: Apply by Dec. 6. Info session on Wednesday. Apply for New York Times‘ TimeSpace incubator by Nov. 14. Virgin Media is seeking UK startups expanding to NYC. Apply here for Blueprint Health winter class, and 500 Startups applications are due by Nov. 27.
More deadlines: Nov. 15, AccelFoods Accelerator. Nov. 15, SeedStart Enterprise B2B Accelerator. Nov. 15, ERA Winter 2014 Class. Nov. 15, TiE Launchpad B2B Accelerator. Nov. 21, BigApps Consultant RFP. Dec. 6, 4th Annual FinTech Innovation Lab. Dec. 12, NYCEDC ConnectNYC Free high-speed Internet! Dec. 16, Work-bench (Enterprise Tech Space).
Dec. 5, Museum of Math is creating a stunning demo of Pythagorean Theorem by illuminating Flatiron Building (a 5-12-13 right triangle)! Register here.
Here’s a bunch of free passes including: Digital Health (worth $395), Xconomy Forum (worth $175), Engage (worth $499), Collaborative Consumption (10 free passes), Queens Tech Meetup, Enterprise Tech Meetup, Startup Grind (Matt Mullenweg of WordPress), SquadUP Happy Hour and many more!
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
IGNITION: Future of Digital
Keynotes by Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), Russell Simmons (All Def Digital), Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures) & others.
Monday (Nov. 11), 7 a.m. @ Time Warner Center, 60 W. 60th Street, 10th Fl.
Fintech Startups Conference
With folks from Yahoo Finance, Lenddo, Estimize, Betterment, CommonBond, Lightspeed Financial, BillGuard, OpenFin & others.
Monday (Nov. 11), 12 p.m. @ Dechert, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, 28th Fl.
Hardwired NYC #4
With Jason Johnson (CEO, August and Chairman, Internet of Things Consortium), Ayah Bdeir (CEO, littleBits), Peter Corbett (CEO, iStrategyLabs) and Alex Winter (CEO, Placemeter).
Monday (Nov. 11), 6 p.m. @ The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street
Cleanweb and the City
With Ulrich Quay (MD, BMW i Ventures), John Suh (Director, Hyundai Ventures), David Gilford (NYCEDC), Riggs Kubiak (CEO, Honest Buildings), Jun Shimada (CEO, ThinkEco) & others.
Tuesday (Nov. 12), 5:30 p.m. @ New York Law School, 185 W. Broadway
NYC Film Screening – The Startup Kids
Documentary about young entrepreneurs. Interviews with founders of Vimeo, SoundCloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting & others.
Tuesday (Nov. 12), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.
Techstars Info Session Fireside Chat
Learn about Techstars NYC program and also the Sprint Accelerator (powered by Techstars).
Wednesday (Nov. 13), 6:30 p.m. @ Techstars NYC, 36 Cooper Square, 6th Fl.
SquadUP Happy Hour Wednesdays – Startup Showcase!
Startups presenting include Cuurio (connects digital agencies & brands with startups) and Pubslush (global, crowdfunding platform for books).
Wednesday (Nov. 13), 6:30 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.
NY eHealth Collaborative Presents – Digital Health Conference
With Eric Gertler (Exec VP, NYCEDC), Maria Gotsch (CEO, Partnership Fund for NYC), Todd Pietri (Milestone Venture Partners) & others.
Thursday (Nov. 14), 8 a.m. @ Hilton NY, 1335 6th Avenue
With Jon Oringer (Founder/CEO, Shutterstock), Jeremy Friedman (Founder/CEO, Schoology) & others.
Thursday (Nov. 14), 10 a.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street
ON:Bitcoin – The ON:21 Innovation Series
With Marco Santori (Chairman, Bitcoin Foundation), Barry Silbert (Founder & CEO, SecondMarket) & Lou Kerner (Founder, Social Internet Fund).
Thursday (Nov. 14), 5 p.m. @ Parlor NY, 286 Spring Street
Columbia Women in Business (CWiB) Conference
Keynotes by Ann Glover (CMO, ING) and Debora Spar (President, Barnard College and author, Wonder Women: Sex, Power & Quest for Perfection)
Friday (Nov 15), 9:30 a.m. @ University Club of NY, 1 W 54th St
NYU Hacks 2013
First annual NYUHacks student hackathon
Friday (Nov. 15), 6 p.m. @ NYU Tisch Hall @ Stern, 40 W. 4th Street
NY Times Developers – 4th Annual TimesOpen Hack Day
Awards for interesting hacks, special prizes for news-related projects and Internet glory for all!
Saturday (Nov. 16), 10 a.m. @ NY Times, 620 8th Avenue, 15th Fl.
More events on the horizon…
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Startup Lunch on Nov. 18 @ Cupping Room Cafe
Startup Demo Night Series #18 (Mobile) on Nov. 18 @ Chadbourne & Parke
[NYTECH] E-Commerce Law Update: Recent Legal Developments That Could Be Game-Changers on Nov. 19 @ Venue
Queens Tech Meetup X w/ Brian Cohen + Six Tech Demos on Nov. 20 @ Hunter’s Point Plaza
Startup Grind hosts Matt Mullenweg (Founder, WordPress) on Nov. 20 @ Google HQ
[NYTECH] Sound Design in UX on Nov. 20 @ XO Group HQ
DIY Build an iOS App in 3 hours on Nov. 21 @ TurnToTech
[NYTECH] Dont Give Away The Store: Valuation for Early-Round Financing on Nov. 21 @ Venue
Mobile Development on iOS Amazon Cloud on Nov. 25 @ TurnToTech
AngelHack NYC Fall 2013 on Nov. 30 @ AlleyNYC
48 Hour Flatiron Hackathon on Dec. 6 @ TurnToTech
Xconomy Forum: The Hardtech Revolution – Makers, Markets & Mobile on Dec. 9 @ AppNexus
[NYTECH] Holiday Tech Bash 2013 on Dec. 11 @ Steelcase
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!