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Best Tech Events This Week: Women Entrepreneurship Summit, hackNY, NY Tech Meetup & More

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week: Women Entrepreneurship Summit, hackNY, NY Tech Meetup & MoreThis 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.

Fast Company Innovation Uncensored Apr 10 ($50 off w/ “garysguide”) w/ Jared Leto, Ashton Kutcher, Pharrell, Jack Dorsey, Sean Parker, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, David Karp. 2 FREE Passes ($700 each)!

Google Cloud Summit highlights. Wanna try Google Cloud & build on same infrastructure powering Google? Yes you do! $500 credit w/ code garysguide.

NY Tech Day (Apr 24) aka LARGEST single-day startup event! (400+ startups, 10,000+ attendees), FREE but sign-up before its sold out! Core77 Design Awards (Apr 06, Enter Today!) w/ 17 categories of design, awesome trophy & coveted spot on winners pages. Sales Hacker Conference (Apr 24) w/ Eric Friedman (Foursquare), TK Kader (ToutApp), Adam Liebman (SinglePlatform).

Apr 01 Successful Crowd-funding Campaigns (viral videos, buzz, protect IP, raise money)! Apr 02 Fullstack Hiring Day (devs & recruiters, come meet students!). Apr 03 Women Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Kay Koplowitz (USA Network), Winklevoss twins, Joanne Wilson 2 FREE Passes ($185 each!).

Apr 03 TurnToTech (& NYSE) Homebrew Tech Job Fair (200+ engineers), employers apply to nyc@turntotech.io ($300 / table). FYI, FREE Co-working @ TurnToTech (heart of Silicon Alley @ 184 5th Ave) & free space for events & classes. Upcoming courses ==> 12 wk iOS & Web Development for Newbies.

Apr 12 NASA Space Apps Challenge, space missions + improve life on Earth! Apr 15 SendGrid FREE event to improve email deliverability, engagement & revenue. Apr 22 Games for Change w/ Jane McGonigal (Author), Noah Falstein (Google), Deborah Estrin (Cornell) 2 FREE Passes ($500 each!).

Cause(s) Spotlight ==> InSITE (entrepreneurship focused grad fellowship) fundraiser (Apr 07) Kingpins of Silicon Alley startup bowling competition! My friend Megha’s Desai Foundation (community centers for health services & vocational training) hosting Gala (Apr 09) @ Capitale. FIRST (inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers) Robotics Competition (200 teams!) this weekend.

This week … Apr 02 App Factory Demo Day. Apr 02 VentureOut Canada. Apr 04 Think Build Thrive w/ Arianna Huffington (4 Free Passes).

Coming up … Apr 09 Pricing Strategy w/ Arie Abecassis (DreamIt) 2 Free Passes. Apr 09 Enterprise Tech w/ Flybridge, RRE, Greycroft (5 Free Passes). Apr 12 Fashion Tech Brunch w/ Stylitics, Material Wrld & StyleCaster. Apr 12 Game Jam Hackathon. Apr 15 Phat Startup w/ Ben Horowitz (3 Free Passes)!

More coming up … Apr 23 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) 5 Free Passes. Apr 26 MakeSimply Lean Hardware Startup, build working Arduino SMT clones! May 03 StrategyHack! matching startups & marketers. Jul 09 DevCon5 HTML5 + Mobile (2 FREE Passes, $595 each!).

Apply by Mar 31 => Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences & Engg. (IDSE) Masters Fall Program. Apply by Apr 04 => Fashion Tech Lab Accelerator (w/ Partnership Fund for NYC, Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Macys).

Significance Labs 3 month tech fellowship ($50k). Make impact on early childhood education, financial inclusion & justice system. Open house Apr 01.

Bizrael is free trip to Israel’s innovation scene, apply by Mar 31. WorldtoNYC Global Challenge (15 innovative manufacturing companies), apply by Apr 06. Comcast B4B Business Competition ($25k!), apply by Apr 30. Grand Central Tech Accelerator (free office space, mentors, no equity), apply by May 01.

Deadlines ==> Mar 31 AT&T Hackathon ($35k). Apr 01 New Museum NEW INC Incubator. Apr 02 MassChallenge Accelerator. Apr 04 Hacking Medicine. Apr 11 Submit demo for Mobile Futures. Apr 16 Cadillac IVY Innovator Awards.

More deadlines ==> May 08 NYCEDC Competition THRIVE help immigrant entrepreneurs succeed ($125k prizes!, info session Apr 08). May 23 NYCEDC Health 2.0 Pilot Health Tech. June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k).

Feedback + fundraise @ Enterprise Tech (Apr 9). Work-Bench Spring membership. Apply to Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp.

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

Building Venture-Scale Businesses
With Micah Rosenbloom (Partner, Founder Collective) and Orin Herskowitz (Exec Director, CTV)
Tuesday (Apr 01), 1:30 p.m. @ Columbia University, 1125 Amsterdam Ave, Warren Hall

Reward Crowdfunding – Everything You Need for Success
Learn about making viral videos, creating buzz, protecting your IP, raising money and creating a successful crowd-funding campaign!
Tuesday (Apr 01), 6 p.m. @ 1800 Accountant, 350 5th Ave, 60fth Fl

From Brooklyn to Bangladesh – Ethical Fashion in a Globalized World
With Maxine Bedat (Founder, Zady), Sarah Labowitz (Co-Director, NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights), Debera Johnson (Founder, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator) & Rebecca Magee (Eileen Fisher).
Tuesday (Apr 01), 6 p.m. @ NYU Stern – Kaufman Mgmt Center, 44 W 4th St, Room 2-60

NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startup peeps. 1 amazing event!
Tuesday (Apr 01), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Fullstack Academy Hiring Day
Invitation for developers & recruiters to come to Fullstack Academy’s hiring day and meet their students.
Wednesday (Apr 02), 5 p.m. @ Fullstack Academy of Code, 160 Pearl St, 6th Fl

VentureOutNY – Startups, Eh? Canadian Tech Showcase w/ White Star, Gotham, Scout & WIM
Pitches by most promising tech startups from Canada to White Star Capital, Gotham Ventures, Scout Ventures & Women Innovate Mobile!
Wednesday (Apr 02), 6 p.m. @ Flatiron Hotel, 9 W 26th St

App Factory Demo Day presented by {c}0dEd
Featuring 8 apps built & released by App Factory bootcamp.
Wednesday (Apr 02), 6:30 p.m. @ Parlor, 286 Spring St

Womens Entrepreneurship (WE) Summit 2014
With Kay Koplowitz (Founder, USA Network), Winklevoss twins, Joanne Wilson (Angel), David Tisch (Angel), Alexandra Chong (Founder, Lulu), Michal Tsur (Founder, Kaltura) & others.
Thursday (Apr 03), 3 p.m. @ 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, 10th Fl

Fashion Startup Bazaar
With Alejandro Chahin (Mott & Bow), Jennifer Magree (Republic Spaces) & others.
Thursday (Apr 03), 5:30 p.m. @ NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St, Grand Hall

NYC Homebrew Tech Job Fair
7th installment of Homebrew’s informal and intimate job fair.
Thursday (Apr 03), 6:30 p.m. @ Turn to Tech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

Alliance for Girls in STEM 2014 Kickoff – Lightning Talks & Book Debut
Alliance for Girls mission is to produce picture books w/ tech themes for girls (4-8 yrs) showing girls as main characters in their own stories.
Thursday (Apr 03), 6:30 p.m. @ XO Group, 195 Broadway

PandoMonthly Presents
Fireside Chat with Steve Case (Founder, AOL and Revolution)
Thursday (Apr 03), 7 p.m. @ Projective L.E.S., 72 Allen St

InSITE Connect – Spring 2014
Pitches by AdhereTech, Casper, Dogfish Accelerator, HealthyOut, Kisi, Lawdingo, Nutmeg, Skillbridge, Spuni & WeDidIt.
Friday (Apr 04), 8 a.m. @ Orrick HQ, 51 W 52nd St

NYC FIRST Robotics Mega-Competition
Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology. 200 robotics teams!
Friday (Apr 04), 9 a.m. @ Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St

NYU Stern EEX Presents – Think Build Thrive
Featured keynote by Arianna Huffington (Founder, Huffington Post)
Friday (Apr 04), 1 p.m. @ NYU Stern, 44 W 4th St, Paulson Auditorium

Spring 2014 hackNY Student Hackathon Demos
API demos from NYC startups followed by overnight work in self-organized teams to build projects based on these APIs.
Sunday (Apr 06), 1 p.m. @ Schapiro Building @ Columbia Engineering, 500 W 120th St

More events on the horizon…
Startup Lunch on Apr 07 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by Techstars Info Session: NYC on Apr 07 @ Kaplan EdTech Offices
Girls Raising on Apr 07 @ Neuehouse
6th Annual Shorty Awards on Apr 07 @ Times Center @ NY Times
2nd Annual Kingpins of Silicon Alley on Apr 07 @ Bowlmor Chelsea Piers
Crypto Currency Convention on Apr 09 @ Scholastic Auditorium
NYC Next Idea Global Venture Competition (final round) – Keynote by Jon Steinberg (President, BuzzFeed) on Apr 09 @ AppNexus HQ
AlleyNYC Happy Hour Showcase (powered by SquadUP) on Apr 09 @ AlleyNYC
April NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Apr 09 @ Cooley
Fast Company – Innovation Uncensored on Apr 10 @ Skylight Clarkson Sq
2014 International Space Apps Challenge on Apr 12 @ AlleyNYC
Fashion Tech Brunch on Apr 12 @ To be decided (Chelsea)
SendGrid Delivered International Tour (NYC) on Apr 15 @ Ace Hotel
Women Who Code NYC Monthly Hacknight – Inaugural Meetup! on Apr 17 @ Donor’s Choose
2014 Games for Change Festival on Apr 22 @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts
Startup Grind NYC w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) on Apr 23 @ Squarespace HQ
Sales Hacker Conference on Apr 24 @ McGraw-Hill
Global Innovator 4 on Apr 24 @ Dentons
[MakeSimply] Lean Hardware Startup – PCB 103 Build it on Apr 26 @ NYU Polytechnic School of Eng
Web Development For Newbies on Apr 29 @ TurnToTech
StrategyHack! on May 03 @ Stack Exchange HQ
TechCrunch Disrupt NY on May 05 @ Manhattan Center

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

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