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Best Tech Events This Week: Epic Pre-SXSW Party, NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Google Glass Creative

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week: Epic Pre SXSW Party, NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Google Glass CreativeThis 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.

200+ parties in our SXSW Guide incl. one w/ puppies ;) Details about my SXSW Red Tie (& Lapels) Sponsorship! Win Free Trip to SXSW w/ GA. And I’m co-hosting (w/ AlleyNYC & others) BIG Epic Pre-SXSW Blowout Party on Feb 27 @ Gansevoort Rooftop. Code “GARY” for FREE Tix! You’re welcome, yo ;)

Feb 27 Global Innovator III w/ Scott Levin (Time Warner), John Elton (Greycroft), Ross Goldstein (Gotham) 2 Free Passes! Apr 3 Women Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Kay Koplowitz (Founder, USA Network), Winklevoss twins, Yaron Galai (Outbrain), Joanne Wilson, David Tisch 2 Free Passes worth $185 each!

Crazy about hardware & wanna build your own? Check out MakeSimply – they’ve a bunch of Lean Hardware Startup classes coming up including (Mar 1) PCB 101 Principles, (Mar 2) PCB 102 Design It & (Mar 15) PCB 103 Build It (build a surface mount Arduino clone!)

Deadline to apply to Masters (Fall 2014) @ Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences & Engg IDSE (solving Data Science challenges & training next gen of Data Scientists) is Mar 31. Also check out Industry Affiliates Program.

Blueprint Health Co-Work is the city’s only healthcare focused co-working community, is co-located w/ Blueprint Health Accelerator & is currently accepting new members. Go apply! :) And check out our Guide to 90+ Co-working & Office Spaces.

This week … Feb 25 Queens Tech w/ RapGenius (5 Free Passes). Feb 26 Startup Rock Climbing (2 Free Passes). Feb 26 Offshore Tech Partnerships. Feb 28 Multi-Million $ Empire (3 Free Passes). Mar 01 Forming Startup w/ Aaron Holiday (Cornell NYC Tech), 2 Free Passes worth $100 each!

Coming up … Mar 4 Info Security Meetup (5 Free Passes). Mar 8 Amusemi NXNY Brunch + After Party. Mar 21 Raising Startup Capital w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt) 2 Free Passes worth $100 each! Mar 25 Startup Grind w/ David Teten (ffVC) 5 Free Passes. Mar 31 VentureOut Canada Showcase.

DreamIt Ventures informational lunch @ WeWork on Feb 26 for startups interested in Spring accelerator batch (deadline to apply Mar 14). Also office hours on Feb 27. Work-Bench accepting nominations (founders, developers, marketers, biz dev) for their inaugural Enterprise 30 Under 30. Deadline Feb 28.

Feb 25 NYCEDC Tech Talent Draft, RSVP here. And sign up here to sponsor / participate in career fair @ NYCEDC + NY Tech Meetup’s Made in NY event @ SXSW! NYC BigApps looking for mentors. NYCEDC & Health 2.0 launching Pilot Health Tech ($1M funding, apply by May 23). TurnToTech 12 wk iOS course. If ya qualify, pay AFTER course & job placement!

Feb 27 Girls Who Code Summer Prog. Mar 5 ERA Accelerator. Mar 11 JFE Accelerator. Mar 12 ConnectNYC Free Fiber! Mar 15 EY Entrepreneur Of Year in Monaco. Mar 24 Venture for America Fellowship. Mar 28 3 Day Startup.

And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…

Data Driven NYC #24
With Tasso Argyros (Co-founder, Aster Data), Gurjeet Singh (Founder, Ayasdi), Amit Bendov (CEO, SiSense), Michael Schmidt (Founder, Nutonian) & Sandy Steier (Co-founder, 1010data).
Monday (Feb 24), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl

NJ Spark Summit 2014
With Dawn Zimmer (Mayor, Hoboken), Ed Amoroso (Chief Security Officer, AT&T), David Tisch (Angel Investor), Scott Austin (WSJ), Jerry Needel (IndieGoGo), Jordan Crook (TechCrunch) & others.
Tuesday (Feb 25), 9 a.m. @ Stevens Institute of Technology, 1 Castle Point Terrace, Hoboken

State of Brooklyn Startups
With Tucker Reed (President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership), Nick Chirls (Betaworks), Christina Mercando (Ringly), Tanya Menendez (Maker’s Row) & Christopher Wink (Technically Brooklyn).
Tuesday (Feb 25), 6:30 p.m. @ DUMBO Startup Lab, 68 Jay St, Ste 718, Brooklyn

Queens Tech Meetup #11
With RapGenius (demoing their new iphone app), Vengo, StyleScan, Tribe Reminder and Confide.
Tuesday (Feb 25), 6:30 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st St, 10th Fl

Creative Experiences with Google Glass
With Clayton Roulhac-Carr (Artist), Dr Ned Sahin (Neuroscientist, Harvard), Zack Freedman (Professional Hardware Hacker, Voidstar Lab) & Han Vu (LampHouse Pictures).
Tuesday (Feb 25), 7 p.m. @ Google HQ, 76 9th Ave

Startup Rock Climbing
For people interested in startups AND rock climbing
Wednesday (Feb 26), 7 p.m. @ Brooklyn Boulders, 575 Degraw St, Brooklyn

Global Innovator III
With Scott Levin (Time Warner Investments), John Elton (Greycroft), Cyna Alderman (Daily News Innovation Lab) & Ross Goldstein (Gotham Ventures). 30% off w/ code wingary30.
Thursday (Feb 27), 5:30 p.m. @ Dentons, 1221 Ave of the Americas

The Raise – Fundraising Tips from Investors & Entrepreneurs
Patrick Sullivan (former Founder/CEO, RightsFlow), Brittany Laughlin (GM, Union Square Ventures), Ilana Grossman (Gust) & Kelly Hoey (Women Innovate Mobile)
Thursday (Feb 27), 6:30 p.m. @ BMI Inc @ 7 WTC, 250 Greenwich St, 30th Fl

Pre SXSW Epic Blowout Party
Co-hosted by GarysGuide, AlleyNYC, StartupWeekend, StartupBus & others
Thursday (Feb 27), 8 p.m. @ Gansevoort Rooftop Lounge, 18 9th Ave

#techdrinkup – Pre South-by NYC Blowout Party
Thursday (Feb 27), 8 p.m. @ Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St

2014 NYC Pipeline Fellowship Conference
With Albert Wenger (Union Square Ventures), Anil Dash (Co-Founder, ThinkUp), Carol Curley (MD, Golden Seeds), Murat Aktihanoglu (Founder, ERA), Shaherose Charania (CEO, Women 2.0), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft Partners) & others.
Friday (Feb 28), 8:30 a.m. @ Goodwin Procter @ NY Times, 620 8th Ave

NYU Entrepreneurs Festival 2014
Keynotes, panels, workshops, NYU Venture Showcase (50+ NYU Startups) & awesome after party!
Friday (Feb 28), 12:30 p.m. @ Tisch Hall, 40 W 4th St

2014 – The Year for Wearable Tech?
With Billie Whitehouse (Founder, Wearable Experiments) and Maddy Maxey & Mari Kussman (Founders, CRATED).
Friday (Feb 28), 7 p.m. @ Museum of Arts & Design, 2 Columbus Circle

[MakeSimply] Lean Hardware Startup – PCB 101 Principles
Have a hardware product idea, want to learn how to manufacture it or want to design your own PCB?
Saturday (Mar 01), 10 a.m. @ NYU Polytechnic School of Engg, 55 Broad St

Startup Dim Sum
With Kat Vorotova (Founder, Try The World)
Saturday (Mar 01), 11 a.m. @ Venue (Chinatown), To be decided

More events on the horizon…
BRITE 14 Conference on Mar 03 @ Columbia University – Lerner Hall
Israel Dealmakers Summit on Mar 04 @ Marriott Marquis
March Info Security Meetup on Mar 04 @ BWG Strategy
Web Development for Newbies on Mar 04 @ TurnToTech
NYC Geekettes Launch Party on Mar 05 @ Shutterstock, Empire State Building
Fireside Chat with Ben Horowitz (VC @ Andreessen Horowitz and Author of Hard Thing About Hard Things) on Mar 05 @ General Assembly East
Lets change the way dogs find their forever homes in New York on Mar 06 @ Parsons The New School for Design
Women 2.0 Founder Friday New York on Mar 07 @ WeWork
NXNY Brunch + After Party on Mar 08 @ To be decided (West Village)
NYTECH Members-Only Spring Mixer on Mar 13 @ Anchin
Empire Angels Young Investors / Young Founders Series – The Start-Up Kids on Mar 13 @ Microsoft HQ
Design for Manufacturing Summit #5 on Mar 20 @ Dumbo Spot
Startup Grind NYC w/ David Teten (ff VC) on Mar 25 @ Venue
VentureOutNY – Startups, Eh? Another Canadian Tech Showcase on Mar 31 @ Venue
Womens Entrepreneurship (WE) Summit 2014 on Apr 03 @ 7 World Trade Center
2nd Annual Kingpins of Silicon Alley on Apr 07 @ Bowlmor Chelsea Piers

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! ;)

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