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EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Apr 15: Startup Grind NYC
With Wiley Cerilli (Partner @ First Round Capital and Founder/CEO @ SinglePlatform which sold to Constant Contact for $100M).
 

Apr 15: Talent Hackers NYC - Hiring Creatives & Designers
With Ben Tregoing (Founder, Design Team), Jules Ehrhardt (Partner, Ustwo), Bertha Deshon (Director, Ogilvy) & Chris Fahey (VP, Spring).
 

Apr 15: Scaling Your Organization & Culture
Learn how to maintain startup culture during rapid growth w/ Jeff Fernandez (Founder, Grovo) & Joe Coleman (Founder, Contently).
 

Apr 16: Startup Institute NY TalentExpo - Spring 2015
Our talented student body on display, demo-day style.
 

Apr 17: PSFK 2015
With founders Dennis Mortensen (x.ai), Marcela Sapone (Alfred), Liam Casey (PCH), Daniel Lubetzky (Kind), James O'Reilly (NeueHouse), Marc Kushner (Architizer).
 

Apr 17: Village Tech Breakfast
With Ian White (CTO and Co-Founder, Sailthru).
 

Apr 21: 2015 Games for Change Festival
Largest gaming event in NYC. Keynote by Prince Fahad Al Saud of Saudi Arabia (NA3M Games). Also incl. Oculus, Rovio, Harmonix.
 

Apr 21: Sales Blazer - Partnerships that WORK
Daniel Michaeli & Justin DiPietro (Co-founders @ SaleMove), Scott Pollack (Head Biz Dev, SumAll) & Sean Daly (Founder, Sales Blazer).
 

Apr 22: CoInvent Media Summit 2015
With investors Esther Dyson, Sim Blaustein, Michael Kelly. Also Adi Sideman (CEO, YouNow), Drew Lesicko (AOL), Sapna Maheshwari (BuzzFeed).
 

Apr 23: NY TechDay (FREE)
400+ Exhibitors. 10,000+ Attendees. The World's Largest Startup Event! And its FREE.
 

Apr 29: Scaling Cloud Architecture
Phil Jackson (Lead Technology Evangelist @ SoftLayer) will dive into how to design and build-out the right cloud infrastructure.
 

May 11: RoboUniverse
With founders Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Alpha), Ian Bernstein (Orbotix),Robin Shoop (CMU Robotics), Julian Moncada (Lerer VC).
 
 
 
COMPANIES HIRING SPOTLIGHT
 Ceros
The world's leading collaborative design platform. Empowering designers & marketers to create beautiful interactive content experiences.

 Reonomy
Comprehensive commercial real estate research startup. Strong sales traction & growth. Raised $17.9M from Softbank, Primary VC, Bain Capital.
SPACE SPOTLIGHT Browse Over 200 Spaces
QNS Collective
Collaboration fuels innovation is guiding principle behind our mission.
Long Island City // 36-27 36th St
 
$395 / desk
$285 / shared
 
 
DEAL SPOTLIGHT Browse Over 30 Deals
[BOOK] Hacking Sales  5 FREE copies!  $18 each

[BOOK] Do The KIND Thing  10 FREE copies (& KIND snacks)!  $30 each

[BOOK] Captivology: Science of Capturing People's Attention  5 FREE copies!  $21 each

[BOOK] Got Your Attention?  4 FREE Copies!  $14 each

Drift Away Coffee  10 FREE Tasting Kits  $5 each

Unbound Box (Art Lover Edition)  1 FREE Box!  $100
 
Saturday, Apr 18

10:00am   $45   Popular Event  
FinTech Hackathon 
Betterment, 61 W 23rd St

10:00am   Free    
Scratch Educators Meetup 
Cornell NYC Tech, 111 8th Ave, #302

With Steve Lewis (Make!Sense) & Sara Vogel (Global Kids).

11:30am   $45    
Brilliance Brunch 
District Cowork, 1204 Broadway, 4th Fl

With Deborah Jackson (Founder/CEO, PlumAlley).

8:00pm   $70    
Transform the Hustle - Defy Professional Network Launch Party 
Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th St

With Catherine Hoke (Founder/CEO, Defy Ventures).
 
Sunday, Apr 19

11:30am   $30   Popular Event  
Brunchwork 
AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Brunch & mimosas w/ Laurel Touby (Founder, Mediabistro & Angel Investor) and Tiffany Pham (Founder, Mogul).

3:30pm   $10    
Growth & Social Impact of Mobile Money 
Treehaus, 830 3rd Ave, 2nd Fl

2B w/o bank accounts today will make payments w/ phones by 2030.
 
 
   Week of Apr 20   
 
Monday, Apr 20

6:00pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
Employment Strategies 
Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway, Ste 1202


6:00pm   Free   Popular Event  
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 81 
Microsoft, 11 Times Square

6:30pm   $200   Gary's Event  
7th Annual Shorty Awards 
The TimesCenter @ NY Times Bldg, 242 W 41st St

Hosted by SNL alum Rachel Dratch. Finalists incl. Chris Pratt, Jimmy Fallon, Mindy Kaling. Presenters incl. Kevin Jonas, Wyclef Jean, Alton Brown, Casey Neistat, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Emily Kinney.

6:30pm     Popular Event  
A Talk With Lawrence Lessig 
Civic Hall, 56 5th Ave

With Lawrence Lessig, Van Jones, Zephyr Teachout & MoveOn.org.

6:30pm   Free    
NUI Central - Meet Amy (X.ai CEO discusses Humanized AI) 
WeWork Labs, 69 Charlton St

8:00pm   Free    
HackerNest NYC April Tech Social 
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 10th Fl

 
Tuesday, Apr 21

8:30am   Free   Sponsored Event  
Downtown Tech Breakfast - Investment Tech 
To be decided (Lower Manhattan), 108 William St

With (Edwin Chau, Engineering Lead at Betterment).

9:00am   $499   Sponsored Event  
2015 Games for Change Festival 
Skirball Center @ NYU, 566 LaGuardia Pl

Largest gaming event in NYC. Keynote by Prince Fahad Al Saud (Saudi Arabia) who'll delve into success of game studio NA3M Games. Speakers from Oculus VR, Rovio, Harmonix.

5:45pm   Free    
Hardwired NYC #19 
Parsons The New School for Design (University Center), 63 5th Ave


6:00pm   $20   Sponsored Event  
Sales Blazer - Partnerships that WORK 
General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl

With Daniel Michaeli (Co-founder/CEO, SaleMove), Justin DiPietro (Co-founder/COO, SaleMove), Scott Pollack (Head Biz Dev, SumAll) & Sean Daly (Founder, Sales Blazer).

6:30pm   $7   Gary's Event  
The Business of Food 
WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St

With founders Brian Ballan (A&B American Style), Philip Crouse (Tiny Kitchen Brands), Luke Holden (Luke's Lobster), Benjamin McKean (Hungryroot) & Michele Di Pietro (Organic Avenue).

7:00pm   $12   Popular Event  
Knotel Sessions - Selecting a Big Enough Opportunity 
Knotel, 33 W 17th St, 5th Fl

With Owen Davis (Managing Director, NYC Seed).

7:00pm   $20   Popular Event  
StrategyChat - Visual Storytelling Trends & Whats Next 
WeWork Fulton Center, 222 Broadway, 22nd Fl

With Lee Maicon (360i) and Adam Leibsohn (Giphy).
 
Wednesday, Apr 22

8:00am   $695   Popular Event  
CoInvent Media Summit 2015 
Anchin, 1375 Broadway, #23

With investors Esther Dyson, Michael Kelly, Sim Blaustein, Adi Sideman (CEO, YouNow), AOL, BuzzFeed. 15% off w/ "Gary15".

9:00am   $300   Gary's Event  
Tribeca Film Festival Talks - Imagination 
Spring Studios, 50 Varick St

With Astro Teller (Captain of Moonshots, Google[x]), Tim Armstrong (CEO, AOL), Michael Tolkin (CEO, IMAX Labs), Ashwin Vasavada (NASA), Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab), Alex Tepper (GE Ventures), Alexa Barreveld (IBM Watson).

6:00pm   $25   Sponsored Event  
Startup Your Job Hunt Right 
Stack Exchange, 110 William St

2-hour Resume Workshop series to launch your startup career.

6:30pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
NYC Data Science Academy Students Present 
NYC Data Science Academy, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl
 
Thursday, Apr 23

8:30am   $100   Popular Event  
TechBoost for Non-Profits 
Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W 26th St

With Jane Del Ser (Centre for Social Innovation), Sam Chenkin (Tech Impact), Alethea Hannemann (Taproot Foundation), Joshua Peskay (RoundTable), Mary Sullivan (NPower).

10:00am   Free   Sponsored Event  
NY TechDay 
Pier 92, 711 12th Ave

400+ Exhibitors. 10,000+ Attendees. The World's Largest Startup Event!

6:30pm   $59   Sponsored Event  
Gotham Media VC Forum 2015 
Magnet Media, 122 W 27th St

With Deborah Jackson (Founder, Plum Alley), Scott Kurnit (Founder, Keep & About.com), Howard Morgan (Partner, First Round Capital), Charlie O'Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge VC) & Danny Schultz (Gotham VC). Incl. Whiskeys Around The World Tasting.
 
Friday, Apr 24

9:00am   $550   Popular Event  
New York R Conference 
Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl

With Chris Wiggins (Chief Data Scientist @ NY Times), Rachel Schutt (Chief Data Scientist @ News Corp), Hilary Parker (Sr Data Analyst @ Etsy).

2:00pm   $30   Popular Event  
Korean Startup Showcase NYC 
Microsoft Technology Center, 11 Times Square

The premier showcase for Korean startups in NYC. Hosted by KOTRA, KSE, OKTA, and GORI. After-party at Sky Room.
 
 
   Week of Apr 27   
 
Monday, Apr 27

12:00pm   $599   Popular Event  
Inside Bitcoins Conference & Expo 
Javits Center, 655 W 34th St

Largest Bitcoin event series worldwide! With founders from BitAngels, MaidSafe, Coinsetter, Ciphrex, Moneta, BitMex.

6:00pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
How to Get Started in Web Design 
Noble Desktop, 594 Broadway, Ste 1202

6:00pm   $10   Gary's Event  
Smartwatch NYC Kickoff 
TurnToTech, 184 5th Ave, 4th Fl

With Bradley Harrison (Founder, Scout Ventures), Paul Farkas (Co-founder, Accessory2), Adesoji Ojugbele (Android Wear) & Ali Hussain (SVP Digital @ Citi).

6:30pm   Free   Gary's Event  
Women in Tech - Insights & Secret Tips Into An Entrepreneurs Journey 
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway

With Tiffany Pham (Founder, MOGUL), Michelle Madhok (Founder, SheFinds Media) and Maya Gat (Founder, Branching Minds).
 
Wednesday, Apr 29

6:30pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
Scaling Cloud Architecture 
Projective Space - L.E.S., 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

Phil Jackson (Lead Tech Evangelist @ SoftLayer) will dive into how to design & build-out the right cloud infrastructure.

6:30pm   $10   Popular Event  
Enterprise Upfront 
Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl

With Mike Olson (Co-Founder @ Cloudera).

6:30pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
NYC Data Science Academy Students Present 
NYC Data Science Academy, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl
 
Thursday, Apr 30

8:30am   $800   Sponsored Event  
Sales Hacker Conference 
Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway

With John Mayhall (Sr. Dir. Sales, LinkedIn), Kyle Porter (CEO, Salesloft), Ash Alhasim (Dir. Sales, Optimizely), Daniel Barber (Dir. Sales, ToutApp), Bill Binch (VP Sales, Marketo), Auren Hoffman (CEO, LiveRamp).

5:00pm   $80   Popular Event  
Series A Demo Night for Israeli Startups 
Cooley @ Grace Building, 1114 Ave of the Americas, #46

With Brian Aoaeh (KEC Ventures), Lou Kerner (Social Internet Fund), Christian Guirnalda (Verizon Ventures) & Jonathan Lehr (Workbench).

5:30pm   $50    
Dream it Code it Win it - MIT Organized Student Coding Awards ($50K) 
The Great Hall @ Cooper Union, 7 E 7th St

6:00pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
12-Week Data Science Bootcamp - Open House 
WeWork, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl
 
Saturday, May 02

12:00pm   $125   Gary's Event  
Seven on Seven 2015 
The New Museum, 235 Bowery

7 Leading Artists w/ 7 Luminary Technologists. With Mike Krieger (Co-founder, Instagram), Rus Yusupov (Co-founder, Vine), Nate Silver (Founder, FiveThirtyEight), Jacob Appelbaum (Tor, Wikileaks), Ai Weiwei (Artist) & others.
 
Sunday, May 03

11:30am   $30   Popular Event  
Brunchwork 
Pager HQ, 580 Broadway

Brunch & Mimosas with Toby Hervey (GM, Pager) and Dr Schmidt (Medical Director, Pager).
 
 
   Week of May 04   
 
Monday, May 04

9:00am   $2999   Gary's Event  
TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2015 
Manhattan Center, 311 W 34th St

One of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year! Fireside chats, panels, hackathon and of course, Startup Battlefield!
 
Wednesday, May 06

6:00pm   $20   Sponsored Event  
Tech Renaissance 
WeWork Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 9th Fl
 
Thursday, May 07

5:00pm   $149   Sponsored Event  
DRIVE 2015 
Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall St

Keynotes by Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank) & Aaron Ross (NY Times bestselling sales author).

7:00pm   $30   Gary's Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Manhattan 
Fueled Collective, 568 Broadway

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
 
   Week of May 11   
 
Monday, May 11

12:00am   $799   Popular Event  
RoboUniverse 
Javits Center, 655 W 34th St

With founders Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Alpha), Ian Bernstein (Orbotix), Brian Streem (Aerocine), Robin Shoop (CMU Robotics), Julian Moncada (Lerer VC).
 
Tuesday, May 12

6:00pm   $30   Sponsored Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Bronx 
BOC Bronx Business Incubator, 1231 Lafayette Ave, Bronx

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
Thursday, May 14

1:30pm   $450   Sponsored Event  
3rd Annual Westchester Digital Summit 
Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave, White Plains

With Frank Golding (Director, Google), Jerome Hiquet (CMO, Tough Mudder), Brad Wilson (CMO, Travelocity), John Dokes (CMO, AccuWeather), Joya Dass (Anchor, NY1). Code "garysguide" for $100 off.

6:00pm   Free   Sponsored Event  
12-Week Data Science Bootcamp - Open House 
WeWork, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl

6:00pm   $30   Sponsored Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Brooklyn 
Urban Future Lab, 15 MetroTech Roadway, 19th Fl, Brooklyn

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
Saturday, May 16

10:00am   $2190   Sponsored Event  
Data Science with R - Data Analysis 
NYC Data Science Academy, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl

Instructor is Paul Trowbridge (Data Science Academy).

1:00pm   $1590   Sponsored Event  
Data Science with Python - Data Analysis 
NYC Data Science Academy, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl

Instructor is Vivian Zhang (CTO, SupStat & Founder, Data Science Academy).
 
Sunday, May 17

1:00pm   $1990   Sponsored Event  
Data Science with Python - Machine Learning 
NYC Data Science Academy, 205 E 42nd St, 16th Fl

Instructor is Vivian Zhang (CTO, SupStat & Founder, Data Science Academy).
 
 
   Week of May 18   
 
Monday, May 18

8:00am     Sponsored Event  
Internet Week 
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St

Al Roker (Anchor, TODAY), Minerva Tantoco (CTO, NYC), Nate Silver (ESPN), Coco Rocha (Model), Julie Brill (FTC Commissioner), Marc Ecko (Fashion Designer), Alex Iskold (TechStars), Philip Krim (Casper), Ben Lerer (Lerer VC), Alan Patricof (Greycroft).
 
Tuesday, May 19

9:00am   $1180   Popular Event  
LDV Vision Summit 
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St

With Renaud Visage (Co-founder/CTO, Eventbrite), Matt Meeker (Founder, BarkBox), Andrew Cleland (Comcast VC), Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab), Andrea Frome (Brain Group @ Google).

6:00pm   $30   Sponsored Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Staten Island 
Staten Island MakerSpace, 450 Front St, Staten Island

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
Wednesday, May 20

9:00am   $1590   Sponsored Event  
Intro to Data Science with R 
Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square

Instructor is Vivian Zhang (CTO, SupStat & Founder, Data Science Academy).
 
Thursday, May 21

6:00pm   $25   Popular Event  
Visions of the Connected Home 
To Be Decided

Demos from startups, media companies & university research labs showcasing cutting-edge tech related to Internet of Things.

6:00pm   $30   Sponsored Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Queens 
QNS Collective, 36-27 36th St

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
Wednesday, May 27

5:30pm   $40   Sponsored Event  
FIVE BORO Pitch Slap - Finale 
To Be Decided

Each boro hosts prelims w/ 5 finalists vying for title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion. Judges incl. Stephane Wyper (Global Lead, MasterCard Start Path), Anastasia Leng (Founder, Hatch), Dave Mathews (Founder, NewAer).
 
Saturday, May 30

9:00am   $199   Sponsored Event  
Open Data Science Conference 
Boston Convention Center, 415 Summer St, Boston

James Hanusa (Founder, Burning Man), Andrew Odewahn (CTO, O'Reilly Media), Josh Wills (Dir. Data Science, Cloudera), Vivian Zhang (Data Science Academy), Lynn Root (Spotify), Owen Zhang (DataRobot), Max Kuhn (Pfizer).
 
 
   Week of Jun 01   
 
Monday, Jun 01

9:30am   $16000   Sponsored Event  
12-Week Data Science Bootcamp 
To Be Decided

Instructors are Vivian Zhang (Co-founder, SupStat) and Bryan Valentini (Founder, Kinisi).
 
Wednesday, Jun 10

8:00am   Free   Sponsored Event  
MarketplaceLIVE 2015 
The Times Center, 242 W 41st St

800+ industry leaders & 60+ tech exhibitors. With David Pogue (Yahoo), Chris Downie (CEO, Telx), John Bandler (Asst. District Attorney, Cybercrime), Melanie Posey (VP, IDC), Nick Rose (CTO, Enzu). FREE w/ code "GARYVIP".
 
 
 
 
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