"Make train travel as inconvenient as possible for enemy personnel. Make mistakes issuing train tickets. Issue 2 tickets for same seat so arguments result. On station bulletin boards, give misleading info for enemy destinations." - CIA's Simple Sabotage Field Manual
JOBS Act Title III approved by SEC (non-accredited investors can invest 5-10% of income). NASA's 1200 patents (free) for startups. Sweden 1st country to go cashless? Drone leaks. Lovejoy comet releasing alcohol & sugar. And 10,000 yr old lion cubs found in Siberia.
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ANNOUNCING ==> Code Brooklyn (Have every Brooklyn elementary, middle & high school teaching computer science); interested schools apply here. Hour Of Code (An hour of code at EVERY one of Brooklyn's 500 public schools during Computer Science Week Dec 07-13); volunteers apply here.
ANNOUNCING ==> InnovateHER Challenge (Develop innovative products empowering women & families; $70K cash prizes; With ManufactureNY, SBA & Microsoft; Be majority women-owned; Live pitch Nov 22; Winner pitches at Women's Summit Finals in DC); apply by Nov 12.
ANNOUNCING ==> Pixels Of Fury Competition (Nov 07 @ Marquee; High-speed design challenge, Win trip for 2 to Cannes Lions); apply to attend. Instagram #AutumnInNYC Contest (5 lucky winners; Judges incl. Chirlane McCray, First Lady of NYC).
ANNOUNCING ==> TrendSeeder Accelerator (4-mo program; Help emerging fashion companies build brands & grow business); apply by Nov 10. Stanford Ignite NYC (Apr 01 - Jun 05; Part-time; Flagship program for innovation & entrepreneuship by Stanford Business School); apply by Dec 01.
ANNOUNCING ==> VentureOut Enterprise Tech Expedition (Fundraising in Silicon Valley; Meet Storm VC, Scale VC, Emergence Capital). Data Science Winter Bootcamp (12 wks; $2K scholarship for women, minorities & veterans), apply by Nov 16.
CAUSES! ==> Nov 04 Computer Science For Every Child In NYC (10-yr, $80M plan); discussion w/ Fred Wilson (Chairman, CSNYC & Partner, Union Sq Ventures). Nov 12 Tech & Data As Catalysts For Social Change (Fundraiser for NY+Acumen changing the way world tackles poverty).
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 04 Goal Summit w/ Miguel McKelvey (Co-founder, WeWork), Bing Gordon (Partner, Kleiner Perkins), Kris Duggan (CEO, BetterWorks), Patrick Gormley (COO, Capco), Lucy Deland (COO, Paperless Post); 5 FREE Passes ($79 each)!
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 09 Tech808: The Only Hip Hop-Inspired Tech Entrepreneurship Conf w/ Minerva Tantoco (CTO, NYC), James Altucher (best-selling author & investor), Ray Velez (CTO, Razorfish), J. Erving (Atom Factory), Aubrey Flynn (Sean Combs); 5 FREE Passes ($75 each)!
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 09 B2B SaaS: Small Business Web Summit w/ Bob Greenlees (Partner Mgr, Google), Andrew Dumont (VP Mktg, Bitly), David Politis (CEO, Bettercloud), Andres Glusman (Chief Strategy Officer, Meetup), Steve Peltzman (Forrester); 5 FREE Passes ($250 each)!
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 11 VC Insider w/ founders Melissa Mash (Dagne Dover), Jade Huang (Style Sage) & Lisa Morales-Hellebo (Fashion Tech Lab & Shopsy); 10 FREE Passes! Nov 12 HER NYC w/ product designers Dagny Prieto (TIME), Melissa Perri (Lean UX), Erin LeForce (ustwo); 10 FREE Passes!
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 18 Data Changing Media Companies w/ Chris Wiggins (Chief Data Scientist, NY Times), John Keefe (Sr Editor, WNYC), Brian Abelson (NewsLynx); 15 FREE Passes! Nov 24 Startup Pitch Night @ District Cowork (apply to pitch) w/ Rubicon VC, BBG, Bowery Capital; 5 FREE Passes!
DON'T MISS! ==> Jan 27 MobileDevHacker: Past Trends & Future Bets @ Microsoft HQ w/ Chris Copeland (CEO, GroupM Next), Pete Dille (CMO, Tapjoy), Wilson Kriegel (CRO, PicsArt), Greg Stuart (CEO, MMA), Ramy Serageldin (COO, Moven), Evan Schwartz (CEO, ActionX).
DON'T MISS! ==> Nov 06 AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. Nov 07 MasterCard: Masters of Code. Nov 09 Women Startup Challenge. Nov 09 Alpha Hack. Nov 13 - Apr 17 Silicon City: Computer History Made in NY (Incl. Telstar Kickstarter). Nov 17 Techstars Demo Day.
Nov 05 Appboy LTR (Long-Term Relationship) w/ founders Philip Krim (Casper), Ben Hindman (Splash), Adam Lovallo (Grow.co), Alexandra Wilson (Glamsquad), Ben Leventhal (Resy), Mark Ghermezian (Appboy). 30% off w/ "LTR_GARYS".
Nov 05 Future Of Ethical Design w/ founders David Dietz (Modavanti), Elana Reinholtz (Bird+Stone), Sugandh Agrawal (Gunas); 10 FREE Passes! Nov 17 Bootstrapping 101 w/ founders Will Nathan (Homepolish) & Tze Chun (Uprise Art); 5 FREE Passes!
Nov 05 CyberWarfare & Law Conf w/ Rhea Siers (Defense Intelligence), Liis Vihul (NATO Cyber Defense), Michael Schmitt (Naval War College), Vincent Scott (Cyber Security, P&G), Leo Taddeo (ex-FBI), Nasrin Rezai (CISO, GE Capital). 50% off w/ CYBER1212. 2 FREE Passes ($999 each)!
Nov 05-06 Microsoft Cloud Roadshow (FREE; Best practices from experts building cloud services across Office 365, Azure, Windows 10; Limited space). Sessions incl. Identity, Security, Mobility. With Mike Schutz (GM, Microsoft Cloud), Nick Landry (Sr Tech Evangelist) & others.
Nov 06 Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit w/ Philip Krim (Co-founder/CEO, Casper), Genevieve Bell (VP, Intel), Josh Tetrick (Founder/CEO, Hampton Creek), Scott Belsky (Founder, Behance & VP, Adobe). 3 FREE Passes ($395 each)!
Nov 16 QUARTZ: The Next Billion w/ founders Phil Libin (Evernote), Luis von Ahn (Duolingo), Catherine Hoke (Defy Ventures), Jocelyn Wyatt (Exec Director, IDEO.org), Lawrence Lessig (Prof. Law & Leadership, Harvard Law School). 30% off w/ "GARYSGUIDE". 5 FREE Passes ($799 each)!
Nov 18 The Next Web (TNW) Conference w/ founders Miguel McKelvey (WeWork), Jake Schwartz (General Assembly), Jessica Scorpio (GetAround), Vered Schwartz (COO, Fiverr), Danielle Strle (Dir. of Product, Tumblr), Joanna Stern (WSJ). Also Nov 14-15 TNW Hackbattle.
FREE PASSES! (get details) ==> Nov 03 Female Founders Funding w/ founders of Little Pim, Plum Print, La Casa Azul, Gurjot. Nov 05 Pricing Strategy. Nov 06 Raising Startup Capital. Nov 08 Brunch & Mimosas w/ Alex Magnin (CRO, Thought Catalog) & Lara Crystal (Co-Founder, Minibar).
Mo' FREE Passes! (get details) ==> Nov 11 Enterprise Tech Backtrace, Rainforest, Graphistry, Hirepurpose). Nov 17 The Pitch NYC (10 Startups, 5 Judges, 1 Minute Pitches). Nov 18 Spanish & Italian Pitch Night. Nov 19 Crowdfunding SEC Rules (SeedInvest).
UPCOMING EVENTS ==> Nov 03 IoT Meetup @ littleBits. Nov 11 Bitcoin Regulation & Security. Dec 07 OWASP NYC @ Goldman Sachs.
CLASSES ==> Nov 07 R, Data Analysis & Visualization @ Data Science Academy. Nov 10 Responsive Web Design @ Noble. Jan 11 Data Science Bootcamp @ Metis.
DEADLINES ==> Nov 02 ELabNYC Bio & Health Tech. Nov 06 ERA Accelerator ($40K; 12 partners; 250 mentors). Nov 14 David Carr Fellowship (Cover tech, media & culture @ NY Times). Dec 19 Drone Film Festival (Mar 04-06). Summit At Sea (Nov 13 w/ Eric Schmidt, John Legend). UX Awards (Nov 16).
Mo' Deadlines ==> Google Digital News Innovation Fund ($170M).Paris Business Exchange (6 mo. in Paris & NYC). Shopify & NYSE: Build A Business (Russell Simmons, Tim Ferriss). Verizon Connected Futures Prototype Challenge ($25K). Singularity Accelerator ($100K; Co-work @ NASA).
Mo' Deadlines ==> TeamX Moonshot Sprint. XPRIZE: Carbon ($20M). Israel Tech Incubators. Israel Tech Mission (Nov). Startup52 Accelerator. Amazon Alexa Fund (Voice startups; $100M). Coboating! Coworking Catamaran (Sails in Nov). Newark Venture Partners Fund+Accelerator ($50M; 10-50 startups).
CONGRATS! ==> Alexander, Aditya, Osman & Paddle8 (mktplace for art & luxury) raised $34M. Ronnie & TruMid (mktplace for corporate bonds) raised $27M. Signals Group (data analytics) raised $15M. NGData (customer experience mgmt solns) raised $10.2M.
Mo' Congrats! ==> Gil & HyPR Brands (social media influencer mktg) raised $5M. Adam & Squad raised $1.7M. Chris & Zype (video delivery for publishers) raised $1.6M. Brandon, Joshua & LocalizeJS raised $1.1M. Barry & Digital Currency Group raised funding.
Mo' Congrats! ==> IBM acquired Weather.com. TravelClick acquired ZDirect. Scout VC launching $40M Australian fund.
Mktg Intern at Updater, Product at Warby Parker, Comms at CUNY CSE, Product Design at Blue Apron, Sales at Conversocial, Fellow at Beespace, Recruiter at Managed By Q, Social Media at HealthiNation, Teach Rails at Noble, Full-Stack Dev at Tycoon, Exec Assistant at Dynamic Yield, Full-Stack Dev at Clevertech, VC Intern at Corigin VC, Dir. of Ops at ENIAC VC, VP Biz Dev at Primary VC, Venture Fellow at Primary VC, Client Exec at Hired, Biz Dev at District CoWork,
RECENTLY READ ==> Notifications Summit, WhatsApp Story, Discovery Vs Delivery, Growth Team Models, Fail At Scale, Founder Culture, Deployment Age, Notification Ambiguity, Pandora’s Box, Hidden Mkts, Sales Ops, Founder Prenups and Life Reboot.
Nov 07 Cricket Gods (Tendulkar, Warne, Lara & cricket all-stars!) @ Citi Field. Nov 06-11 Korean Film Festival @ MoMI. Nov 10-15 NY Comedy Festival. Thru Nov 14 Design Interactions Studio @ MoMA. Nov 17 Adele Concert (1 night only) @ Radio City Music Hall.
Now watch Bro Lightning Round (w/ Jason Sudekis), Props Matter and Spectre Trailer (premiering Nov 06).
Until next week :)
(aka "The Guy with the Red Tie")
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The Skreemr is a concept supersonic jet that'd be launched at very high speed w/ a magnetic railgun. It would fly 5 times speed of Concorde & travel from London to NYC in 1/2 hour. Nice, yo!
Neighbors in Orcas Island (Washington) built a homegrown internet network (serving 50 houses) w/ radios installed on trees & houses and using drones to test wireless signals.
Queen of The Curve and Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid’s first NYC bldg @ 520 W 28th (directly on High Line) will be non-conformist & futuristic.
Picasso Sculpture is the biggest showing of the artist's works since 1967. The landmark exhibition of 140+ sculptures runs thru Feb 07 at the Museum of Modern Art.