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Best Tech Events This Week — TechCrunch Disrupt, NY Ideas, 5×10 Talks and More

sponsor garys red tie Best Tech Events This Week — TechCrunch Disrupt, NY Ideas, 5x10 Talks and 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.

Parsons Festival (until May 24) Art + Design. Zürich Meets NY (May 16 – 23) w/ Future Cities // Startups // Disney // Big Data. Internet Week (May 19 – 25) 15% off w/ “HQ_GG_15OFF”. Webutante Ball (May 20), 2 Free Passes!

Business Insider’s Ignition Conversations: Future of Marketing (Jun 12) w/ Rob Norman (Global Chief Digital Officer, GroupM), Linda Boff (Exec Director, GE) & Henry Blodget (CEO, Business Insider). 5 Free Passes ($95 each)!

UK-based UX agency Webcredible (trained 8000 folks in 2000 orgs) coming to NYC! ==> UX Fundamentals Class (May 19). 50% off w/ code SpringUX :)

May 07 Startup Sales School ==> Learn sales skills to work in startups! May 07 US Israel Tech Roadshow (200+ founders, execs & investors), 30% off w/ GarysGuide. May 07 BigApps launch (solve city’s challenges, $300k prizes!).

May 09 Crowdfunding Best Practices (Free) w/ Kickstarter, Indiegogo @ NYU Stern Ctr for Business Analytics. May 09 Tech & CREvolution w/ WiredNYC, IBM, Google, $200 off w/ GARYSGUIDE, 10 Free Passes ($225 each!).

May 10 Charming Robot Nuts & Bolts of Product w/ Steve Schlafman (RRE), Steve Martocci (GroupMe), 20% off w/ GARYSGUIDE, 2 Free Passes ($300 each!). May 17 Andrew Weinreich (founder, MeetMoi & SixDegrees) on product, mktg, deals, 20% off w/ garysguide20, 2 Free Passes ($275 each!).

May 20 Mobile First Summit w/ Ken Chenault (CEO, Amex), Dinesh Moorjani (Founder, Tinder), $200 off w/ GarysGuideCode. May 22 HappyGroups Launch Party (FREE). May 22 Geoweb Summit (Internet of Things, AR), 50% off w/ GarysGuide, 2 Free Passes ($160 each!). Jun 12 CMX Summit w/ Scott Belsky (CEO, Behance), Scott Heiferman (CEO, Meetup). Jun 12 Inbox Awesome w/ Mailchimp, Gilt, Skift, 68% off w/ “Discount Awesome”.

I recently met up w/ British supermodel & actress Lily Cole whose new startup Impossible.com is social good meets collaborative sharing. Nice! Sign up, yo :)

I’m an advisor to jewelry & watches marketplace startup TrueFacet founded by Tirath (8 yrs in jewelry + 6 yrs @ Fab) & Chris (10 yrs in ops). Authenticity + best price thru appraisers (so ya know that Rolex is real!). 20% off all jewelry w/ code TrueGary20 (by May 9). And 3 lucky winners get $50 gift cards!

Midtown’s happening! w/ tech (Microsoft, Yahoo), coworking (Alley, Grind, WeWork) & now an awesome hotel! ==> CitizenM. I was recently @ its launch / slumber party ;) 24 hr open bar + Mood tablet + Free movies & Wifi = Sweet!

Coming up … May 06 Startup Legal Issues. May 09 Office Space Search, 2 Free Passes. May 13 Rubicon VC Startups & VC w/ Metaphormic, Red Swan, High Peaks (5 Free Passes). May 13 Info Security w/ Jenny Menna (Homeland Security), 5 Free Passes. May 14 Startup Outdoor Explorers 2 Free Passes.

More coming up … May 14 Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes). May 18 Tech Picnic. May 21 Startup Grind w/ Anthony Casalena (Squarespace) 5 Free Passes. May 28 Wearable Wednesday (10 Free Passes). Jun 10 Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple), 50% off w/ GarysGuide, 3 Free Passes.

Verizon Powerful Answers Award, $1 million / winner / award!, apply by June 30. SquadUP Summer Fellowship Program @ AlleyNYC (access to 20 fellows + free office space) for event startups & event coordinators.

Instacart $15 in Free groceries :) & 1 winner => 6 mo FREE Instacart Express! LittleBits (w/ NASA) Space Kit, FREE kit ($189 value) for 1 lucky winner! :)

Deadlines ==> May 05 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. May 08 NYCEDC THRIVE (help immigrant founders). May 21 Blueprint Health Summer Program. May 23 Pilot Health Tech. June 20 Drone Innovation ($10k).

Opportunity Fund (scholarship for veterans, minorities, women). Significance Labs 3 month tech fellowship. Work-Bench Spring membership. Daily News Innovation Lab! NYU ITP Summer Camp. Harlem BioSpace application.

Cause Spotlight ==> MindsMatter (which helps accomplished high-schoolers from low-income families) Spring Soiree on May 8.

May 11 is Mothers Day :) My peeps @ Buncee have an amazing platform to help you create that special greeting for your mom w/ photos, videos, animations, handcrafted fonts, stickers ==> yup, everyone will be ‘awwwwing’ ;)

And a very Happy Mothers Day (in advance) to my awesome mom! :)

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

TechCrunch Disrupt NY
With Mike Arrington, Roelof Botha (Sequoia), David Byttow (Secret), Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz), Brendan Iribe (Oculus), Ben Lerer (Lerer Ventures), Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley) & others.
Monday (May 05), 10 a.m. @ Manhattan Center, 311 W 34th St

New York Ideas w/ The Atlantic and Aspen Institute
With Dennis Crowley (Founder, Foursquare), Elizabeth Cutler (Founder, SoulCycle), Will Dean (CEO, Tough Mudder), Charles Best (Founder, DonorsChoose), William Bratton (NYC Police Commissioner), David Brooks (NY Times), Jonathan Butler (Founder, Smorgasburg) & others.
Tuesday (May 06), 9 a.m. @ New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park W

NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startup peeps. 1 amazing event!
Tuesday (May 06), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

The 5×10 Talks
With Bre Pettis (Founder, MakerBot), Brett Yormark (CEO, Brooklyn Nets + Barclays Center), Deborah Schwartz (President, Brooklyn Historical Society), Katherine Isbister (Director, NYU Game Innovation Lab) & Ralph McDaniels (Founder, Video Music Box).
Tuesday (May 06), 7:30 p.m. @ BRIC Arts | Media House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn

NYC BigApps Launch
Live demos by BigApps partners and data providers
Wednesday (May 07), 6 p.m. @ AppNexus, 28 W 23rd St, 4th Fl

SXSW V2V Community Meetup (NYC)
SXSW V2V coming up in Las Vegas July 13-16
Wednesday (May 07), 6 p.m. @ Stitch Bar, 247 W 37th St

US Israel (USI) Tech RoadShow
Featuring Israel’s hottest startups. 30% off w/ code “GARYSGUIDE”
Wednesday (May 07), 6 p.m. @ Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway

Startups & Meatballs – An Italian Tech Showcase
With 15 promising Italian tech startups
Wednesday (May 07), 7 p.m. @ 121 Fulton St

Now / Next / Why – New York 2014
With Joe Zadeh (Director of Product, Airbnb), Joel Yashinsky (CMO, McDonald’s), Brian Wong (Founder, Kiip) & others.
Thursday (May 08), 9 a.m. @ NY Academy of Sciences, 250 Greenwich St

Investor Feedback Forum
With Murat Aktihanoglu (ERA), Somak Chattopadhyay (Armory Sq Ventures), Brian Cohen (NY Angels) & Pankaj Jain (500 Startups). Demos by AdhereTech, RentHackr, Shareswell, Now In Store, Unlockable, Lessonface, Lifedots & Weekdone.
Thursday (May 08), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Worldwide Premiere – The Coworking Handbook
The first practical book on coworking is coming out!
Thursday (May 08), 7 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl

NYC Tech Forum – Connecting Tech & the CREvolution (Commercial Real Estate)
With Darrell Smith (Microsoft), Arie Barendrecht (WiredNYC), Joe Phillips (IBM), Steve Rosenbaum (Magnify), James Sanders (Center for Urban Real Estate), Molly Zinzi (Google) & others.
Friday (May 09), 8 a.m. @ McGraw Hill, 1221 Ave of the Americas, 2nd Fl

Crowds 2.0 – New Frontiers in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing
Learn about cutting edge research + best practices in crowdfunding + crowdsourcing. With folks from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, CrowdFlower, CrowdWatch, GiveForward, NYU Stern, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Plum Alley, RockthePost & more.
Friday (May 09), 8:30 a.m. @ Center for Business Analytics @ NYU Stern, 44 W 4th St

StartUp Series – The Nuts and Bolts of Product
Steve Schlafman (RRE), Chris Paik (Thrive), Mike Brown (Bowery), Steve Martocci (Founder, GroupMe), Amanda Peyton (Founder, Grand St), Kellee Khalil (Founder, Loverly), Dan Maccarone (CEO, Charming Robot). 10% off w/ code GARYSGUIDE.
Saturday (May 10), 9:30 a.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

POV Hackathon 5 Screening & Reception
Matchmaking & mentorship for visionary non-fiction media makers & technologists re-inventing the documentary for the web.
Sunday (May 11), 7 p.m. @ Center For Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St, Ste 325

More events on the horizon…
Startup Lunch on May 12 @ To be decided (Flatiron)
Hardwired NYC #10 on May 12 @ Digitas – Conference Center
Fireside Chat with Michael Bryzek, Co-Founder & CTO of Gilt Groupe on May 12 @ Pivotal Labs
Gigaom Paid Content 2014 on May 13 @ Time Life Building
WIRED Business Conference on May 13 @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
Design Taco Panel: Designing Your Food Start-up on May 13 @ Design Taco pop-up
New York VC Panel & Startups – Hosted by Rubicon VC / Georgetown Angels on May 13 @ Orrick HQ
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on May 14 @ Cooley
Roadmap to Entrepreneurship w/ serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich on May 17 @ Venue
NYC Tech Picnic – 2014 Kick Off on May 18 @ Pier 64, Chelsea Piers
User Experience (UX) Fundamentals training on May 19 @ Scholastic HQ
NYU ITP 2014 Spring Show on May 19 @ Tisch School of the Arts
First Annual M1 Mobile-First Summit on May 20 @ Grand Hyatt
Dont Be A Risk Management Train Wreck! on May 20 @ Anchin
The 2014 Webutante Ball! on May 20 @ Marquee
Startup Grind NYC w/ Anthony Casalena (Founder, Squarespace) on May 21 @ Squarespace HQ
[Parsons Festival] – MFA Design & Technology Exhibition & Reception on May 21 @ Albert & Vera List Academic Center
Geoweb Summit #8 – Internet of Things, Indoor Positioning, Augmented Reality and GIS on May 22 @ Dumbo Spot
HappyGroups Launch Party on May 22 @ Lucky Strike Luxe Lounge
Wearable Wednesday (mHealth) – From An Apple A Day To Metadata Today on May 28 @ XO Group
Hackfit New York City 2014 on May 30 @ NYU Polytech
[World Science Festival] – Science Hack Day: Science and the City on May 31 @ MAGNET NYU School of Engg
[World Science Festival] – The Ultimate Science Street Fair on Jun 01 @ Venue
Data 2.0 Summit 2014 NYC on Jun 05 @ Digital Sandbox
Venture For America Summer Celebration on Jun 05 @ IAC HQ
Startup Essentials w/ Joe Meyer (Apple) on Jun 10 @ WeWork SoHo West
CMX Summit on Jun 12 @ The Altman Building
Inbox Awesome on Jun 12 @ The Dumbo Loft
Business Insider – Ignition Conversations: Future of Marketing on Jun 12 @ Stephen Schwarzman Bldg @ NY Public Library
Business Insider – Ignition: Future of Digital on Dec 01 @ The TimesCenter

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

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