Top Creative Tech Events in NYC | Sep 6th — 15th, 2016

Dear Friend,

Here’s a curated list of events for the upcoming two weeks of September, hope you will find it useful. Enjoy!

News Digest:

  • Here’s How Shoppable Video Will (Finally) Work — Venture Beat
  • What This Month’s Sale Means for the Future of Retail — Tech Crunch
  • José Neves: How The Founder Of Farfetch Is Politely Reinventing The Boutique For The Digital Age — The Telegraph
  • 6 Disruptive Trends In Technology For 2017 — Forbes
  • The long road ahead for smart fabrics — Glossy


Tuesday, Sep 6

6:30pm — 8:30pm
Selling Sleep — With Jonathan Truppman (VP Biz Dev, Casper).The BD Meetup is on a roll! Join us for a conversation with Casper’s Jonathan Truppman, Vice President of Business Development and Legal. We’ve all seen the subway ads, now come learn more about how Casper grew to over $100M in just two years and what BD looks like at this rocketship consumer brand company.

Price: Free

Location: Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St

Are You Smart Enough for the Intelligent Future?With companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon using AI to shape the way they interact with users, the gap between how people will expect to interact with brands and what most companies are capable of is about to explode. Huge MD of Data Science Michael Horn explores the implications of the coming machine learning revolution and how to transition from today’s dumb marketing to the smart brand experiences that will define the future.

Price: Free

Location: Huge, 45 Main St, #300, Brooklyn

Wednesday, Sept 7

Aol BUILD Series w/ Howard Schultz (Starbucks)In a new project launching in September, Starbucks aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility. In light of and response to the divisiveness and cynicism currently at play in our country, through storytelling the company will help shed light on the positive impact we all can make as citizens. Join Starbucks’ Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran as they discuss this project.

Price: Free

Location: BUILD Series Studio, 770 Broadway, 4th Fl

Women in Design & Tech Leadership With Vicky Kennedy (Knowledge Mgmt, Facebook), Irina Krechmer (VP Engg, XO Group), Natalie Miranda (Head Customer Success, LinkedIn), Nancy Hechinger (NYU ITP), Margaret Shear (Dir. Design, Condé Nast), Jessica Greco (Dir. Design, Pager), Juliette Melton (Consumer Insights, NY Times).

Price: $25

Location: XO Group, 195 Broadway, 25th Fl

IoT Central: Columbia University IoT Presents + Dom Guinard (Author, Web of Things)At this event, we will hear from Professor Zoran Kostic and Adjunct Assistant Professor Michael Wang. In addition, we will hear from each of the teams in the course who have developed IoT solutions and see their demos.

Price: Free

Location: Columbia University, 116th St & Broadway

6:30pm — 8:30pm
“Design Disruptors” Film ScreeningJoin us for an exclusive screening of the InVision-produced documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS, brought to you by The Next Web and General Assembly NYC.

Price: Free

Location: Civic Hall 156 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor

Thursday, Sept 8

Venture Fund Founder — The Path There & Market PerspectivesWe are bringing together a panel of new and experienced venture capitalists who have founded funds. They will discuss how to differentiate a fund, where to find capital, the pros and cons of family and friends money, gaining credibility with LPs and entrepreneurs, investing as a career, how a small fund competes and fits into entrepreneurship puzzle, views on the current venture market, and more

Price: Free

Location: Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas, 46th Fl

FOREVERYONE.NET Screening + Reception with Sir Tim Berners-Lee
FOREVERYONE.NET, a new film by Jessica Yu, connects the future of the Web with the little-known story of its birth and grapples with an urgent question: Will we allow the Internet to be taken over by those who want to control it, or will we fight to make sure its richness and potential are available to everyone?
Price: Free
Location: Ford Foundation, 320 E 43rd St

6:30pm — 8:30pm
Starta Accelerator #NewtoNYC — International Founders NightStarta Accelerator is happy to host #NewtoNYC night to welcome new startups to New York community, meet successful international entrepreneurs, great investors and community influencers. With Adam Singolda (Founder/CEO, Taboola), Chris Brown (GM, NYU Data Future Lab). Startups pitching are E-contenta, Revealytics, KidBee, Cardiomo, InSense, Aerostate, BNesis, FriendlyData, SendPulse, The Journey.

Price: Free

Location: Knotel, 1 State St Plaza, 25th Fl

Friday, Sept 9

Blogologues — Comedy ShowThe internet performed! Bringing to life craigslist posts, okcupid dating profiles, tweets, fan fiction, missed connections, yelp reviews & more.

Price: $15

Location: Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24th St

Monday, Sept 12

Female Founders Fund — Fireside ChatJoin us in conversation with Shivani Siroya, CEO and Founder of Tala (formerly InVenture) and her investor, Anu Duggal of Female Founders Fund, to learn about how Tala is using world class technology to revolutionize financial services in emerging markets.

Price: Free

Location: Rise NYC, 24 W 24th St

6:30pm — 8:30pm
Breaking Into Startups!Everyone talks about working for a startup these days, but how on earth do you get started? General Assembly has partnered with Planted to bring together a series of panels on how to break into startups. Whether you’re a college student still figuring out your post-grad plans, or you’re just looking for a big change, come get inside tips from the folks that know best!

Price: Free

Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

NY Tech Meetup & Afterparty — Comedy Hack Day FinalsFor September’s event, NY Tech Meetup will team up with Comedy Hack Day to throw the biggest, most hilarious hackathon finals in human history! The culmination of More than 100 participants will build upwards of 20 insane pieces of technology with the very best moving on to the 850-seat Skirball Theater to demo in the most ambitiously awesome CHD Finals ever!

Price: $10

Location: NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Tuesday, Sept 13

5:30pm — 8:30pm
Design Driven NYC With Melody Koh (Head of Product, Blue Apron), Tom Harman (Design Manager, BuzzFeed), Walter Geer (Creative Director, Verve Mobile), Alan Williams (Creative Director, Imaginary Forces).

Price: Free

Location: BuzzFeed HQ, 54 W 21st St, 11th Fl

#InnovAbility — Redefining Identity with CreativityInnovatorsBox and Diversability have teamed up to host a special discussion and workshop on identity and creativity this September — #InnovAbility “Redefining Identity with Creativity.”

Price: Free

Location: Thoughtworks, 99 Madison Ave

Wednesday, Sept 14

Hardwired NYCHardwired NYC, is a fast-growing community that explores frontier technology and emerging computing platforms: internet of things, virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, 3D printing, robotics, etc. This meetup features Alban Denoyel (Founder, Sketchfab), Vibhu Norby (Founder, b8ta), Neville Spiteri (Founder, WEVR), Ben Einstein (Founder, Bolt).

Price: Free

Location: WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th St

F*IT x WORNJoin us for an evening where female leaders share their stories of success and hustle on the way to the top. With Laurie Fabiano (Director, Tory Burch Foundation), Ilana Kloss (CEO, World Team Tennis) and Reena Ninan (CBS News Correspondent & Anchor).

Price: Free

Location: Tory Sport, 129 5th Ave

Thursday, Sept 15

6:30pm — 8:30pm
Resumes Are Dead.Let’s face it. Resumes are Dead. Cover Letters are Dead. Will you need them for a while? Sure! And there are a million ways to do them well enough, but it’s Personal Branding that will get you the job.

Price: $10

Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

HER Agenda — Mastering A Multidimensional Career
With Luvvie Ajayi (Author, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual). In a world where we have so many opportunities, and most of us have side hustle upon side hustle, it can be hard to figure out how to bring all of our dimensions together in a way that makes sense. We will speak with Luvvie about how she did it, how she monetized it, and how she built a team to help her sustain it all while staying true to her voice and her self.
Cost: $15
Location: TBA

Tech Talk — Fashion & E-CommerceWhether you’re looking for a deal on fashion or looking to learn something, you’ve come to the right place. Gain an understanding about the off-price products sector within retail. Hear about Saks OFF 5TH’s acquisition of Gilt and the plans to further integrate Gilt Groupe into its store. With Jonathan Greller (President @ Outlets, Hudson’s Bay Company).

Cost: $15

Location: Saks Off Fifth/Gilt, 125 E 57th St

Fun & Cool Finds:

E-Skin — Temporary tech tattoos
Startup Pitch DecksReal decks from real startups that raised over $400M

Have productive and fun weeks ahead!

Be Inspired,Nataliya

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