Speaking of lack of trust, it's pretty easy for investors to just go marching into a company assuming that writing a check means they can just poke around, opening all the medicine cabinets. It's a good reminder to think about ways of building trust to make that a smoother process, and that's what I wrote about in my blog this morning.
A New Year's Revolution is a daily civic engagement project that distills the chaos of the news cycle into easy, timely daily "revolutions." People can opt in to their e-newsletter, or stay on top of their daily actions by following along on Instagram. They use everyday terms to make social action an every day practice, so that the conversation can continue beyond their platform, and create real change. www.anewyearsrevolution.com
New York City School of Data is a community conference showcasing NYC’s civic design, civic/government technology, and open data ecosystem.
Through TEN thought provoking sessions and THIRTEEN small group workshops, this year’s conference asks for your help in improving community resources, and challenges you to build a collective future.
Join us and others around the world on Saturday, 4 March, for International Open Data Day to demystify technology, policy, data, and celebrate New York City’s inaugural Open Data Week!
Date: Saturday, 4 March 2017
Registration: $30, this includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and covers facilities charges.
NOTE - Ticket sales cover the event’s production costs. If you can volunteer two hours or desire a hardship ticket, please apply via screendoor. Thanks to generous support from Socrata, we are able to provide free, on-site childcare from Sitters Studio.
Work in finance and trying to break into the startup space but don't know how to? Next Tuesday, I'll be on a roundtable with three ex-investment bankers talking about our journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley. We'll talk about what's driving bankers to startups, what roles are a fit for finance professionals, valuable finance skills, misconceptions and much more.
The roundtable is kept small so attendance is capped and unfortunately no walk-ins will be accommodated. RSVP here.
Be the Future of Video!
Hackers One and All are welcome to attend our 3rd annual Video Hack Day, March 11th, 8:30am-9:00pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway in NYC. This year with a Civic Hack prize to support work that helps your community. Register here.
On March 2nd, eShares is hosting an equity workshop at USV.
The event will cover a variety of important startup topics including:
- Optimizing equity award structures including post-termination exercise periods, vesting schedules, and more.
- Using tender offers and primary financings to create employee liquidity.
- Integration between HRIS, payroll, and equity administration systems.
- Scaling equity administration as a private company
This comes from a close friend who used to work at Startup Institute here in NYC... For those of you who have held limited beliefs about success because your aspirations seemed limitless….can you relate to any of the following?
a) being an insatiable learner
b) always feeling like an 'amateur' because you pick up new skills
c) have trouble focusing
d) launch initiatives with enthusiasm but get bored and quit quickly
Wed, Feb 22, 500-730pm
Featuring nearly 40 startups competing in the $300,000 NYU Entrepreneurs Challenge (competition). Ventures will range from consumer products, to serious social impact to AR and medical devices. You’ll also have a chance to connect with NYU alumni entrepreneurs, angel investors, and other VCs who attend this event each year. RSVP here
6th Annual NYU Entrepreneurs Festival
Fri & Sat, Mar 3-4
The Festival is our cornerstone event in our expanding efforts to promote and support entrepreneurship across NYU. During the Festival's Venture Showcase we'll have >50 startups from NYU alumni (Fri, 3-6pm) and students (Sat, 2-5pm) on display. You are also welcome to join us for the keynote talks, panels and roundtables, all led by NYU entrepreneurs as well. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees this year. Details & RSVP here
TJBot --a DIY programmable cardboard robot powered by Watson -- made his debut at the Watson Developer Conference (Nov 2016). TJBot is designed as a platform for makers to experience and experiment with ‘embodied cognition’ – the idea of embedding AI technology into devices, objects and spaces they already interact with. In this talk, Victor Dibia Post-Doctoral Researcher with the IBM Cognitive Environments Lab will provide an overview of Watson services and how they are enabling use cases for natural interactions on the TJBot platform. He will also provide an overview of the TJBot design journey and insights based on feedback from the maker/developer community. Victor Dibia is a Post-Doctoral Researcher with the Cognitive Environments Lab at IBM research, where he works with a multi-disciplinary team of designers, UI and UX engineers, software developers, and researchers in prototyping and evaluating intelligent multi-modal, multi-user interfaces for cognitive environments.
NEW NYU Poly 137 Varick Street, 2nd Floor - New York, NY
If you're interested in AI tech, three AI companies will be presenting their tech stacks next Monday night. Stackup Talks are an inside look into how New York City startups develop their tech strategy. Our event next Monday the 20th is focused on AI technologies. Speakers will discuss what makes their team unique, the dev challenges/constraints they come across, hacks and tips they are proud of, the company's long term technical strategies, unique tech choices they have made, etc. This is a developers and technologists only event. Some of our Presenters include: Konstantin Itskov - FindMine - Award-winning digital platform that leverages AI technology to offer personalized fashion advice to online shoppers, Paul Eastlund - Imagen Technologies - Medical tech startup building AI-based software that can detect clinically-meaningful pathologies within medical images, Jeff Smith, x.ai - Builds and maintains an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for the business customers. RSVP at http://stackuptalks.com/dev/
Learn how to channel what your players are saying into meaningful data that will make your games better! Creating an impactful user experience means that you actually have to involve your players in the process. And what better way to do that, than by testing your game with them? Join us for a 2-hour class, where you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of how to get the most out user testing. We will dive deeper into why testing is important in the first place, provide tips that will help you conduct an effective user testing session on your own, and teach you how to synthesize that information into meaningful iterations. Roll up your sleeves, because this class will be thorough! A lot of this session will include actually user testing games with your peers. Anyone with the drive to learn is welcome! (Yes, that means you). Come to class prepared with a bold writing utensil (sharpie or marker), your laptop and charger. See you there! **Must bring your own laptop**
Come learn specific tips and tactics that you can use to engage the senior most buyers at your target accounts. More importantly, learn how to keep them engaged in the sales process to prevent being pushed down the org chart. We'll discuss how senior leaders think about their businesses and how you can use that to tailor your pitch, drive consensus, and maintain the senior level endorsement that closes deals faster. Panelists include: Mike Scher, CEO of FrontlineSelling, Howard Koval, VP Market Insights at 1010data, Spencer Forrest, Chief Revenue Officer, CorpU.
Howe Center - Stevens Institute of Technology Bissinger Room (4th Floor) 8th/Hudson - walk up River St to 6th St., then up Wittpen Walk to Howe Building - Hoboken, NJ
Speaker: TBS. Schedule: 6:00 (sharp!) - 6:30: Speed Networking & Pizza, 6:30 - 7:30: Welcome/Startups present, 7:30 - 8:15: Speaker, 8:15+: Closing remarks/head to Ainsworth (local bar) with food/drink specials. 3 great startups to present. •OpenSponsorship - two-sided marketplace connecting brands to the worlds' largest network of sponsorship. •Wine 'n Dine - a service that allows consumers to quickly and easily find places to eat. •Wellthy - the one place for your chronic and elder care needs.
WeWork Charging Bull 25 Broadway Floor 10 - New York, NY
Join Program Director David Yourgrau at our New York campus to learn how Startup Institute can help you build a career you’ll be passionate about. Hear about how our program will catapult you into the growing innovation economy in the areas of web development, web design, digital marketing, or sales and account management. We’ll give you insight into our unique methodology and answer your questions about coursework, partnerships, instructors, alumni engagements, and success rates of our graduates. You'll also have the opportunity to meet some of our alumni and hiring partners.
DigitalOcean 101 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor - New York, NY
Joe Lubin (Ethereum) is a Canadian entrepreneur and a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum, a decentralized application platform incorporating a virtual machine that executes peer-to-peer contracts paid for via micropayments of the cryptocurrency ether. He is the founder of Consensus Systems, a Brooklyn-based software studio building decentralized applications. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in blockchain. As a software engineer and consultant, Joe worked with eMagine on the Identrus project, and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund with a partner. Switching gears, Joe moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on projects in the music industry. Two years into his musical endeavors, Joe co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and ConsenSys since January 2014. Agenda: 6:30 pm: Meet & greet over food & drinks, 7:00 pm: Fireside chat w/ Joe Lubin, 8:00 pm: Networking after party
Galvanize New York – West SoHo 315 Hudson St - New York, NY
Reaching the full-potential of a data-driven world in the Anaconda Community. Travis Oliphant is the Co-Founder, Chief Data Scientist and President of Continuum Analytics. Come listen to Travis talk about the rise of Python and data science and how Anaconda brings it together with other Open Data Science tools to enable a commercial community to bring about the innovations that will change our world. You will learn about the open source technology developed at Continuum and the role they play in forming a foundation for scalable computing and innovation. Finally, you will get a preview Anaconda Enterprise 5.0 and find out how you can participate in the growing business opportunities around the Anaconda ecosystem.
Tisch Hall - Paulson Auditorium 40 West 4th Street - New York, NY
COME ONE, COME ALL! Come on down for a showcase of epic proportions. New startups competing in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge will showcase exciting and game-changing ideas. From novel consumer products and mobile apps to solutions with serious social impact to augmented reality technologies, these ventures will leave you itching to do some market disruption of your own. You’ll also have a chance to connect with the many alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry innovators who attend this exciting event each year.
Join us for a lively discussion around the mental and emotional challenges of working in the 21st century as an entrepreneur, a freelancer, and a startup/agency/tech employee. The Human Tech Meetup is devoted to raising awareness and supporting productive conversation on the mental health of our diverse and dynamic community. We advocate for education and discourse amongst startup employees, founders and CEO's on issues around work/life integration, wholeness and healthy practices.
Lifion by ADP 135 West 18th Street 5th Floor - New York, NY
Join the New York Code + Design Academy at Lifion by ADP in Chelsea for a panel discussion on crowdfunding! We're honored to be joined by panelists: Sarah Meister (Manager of Hardware + Design, IndieGoGo), Alex Daly (Founder, Vann Alexandra), TeLisa Daughtry (Founder/CEO, FlyTechnista & STEEAMnista), and Alex Fine (Co-Founder/CEO, Dame Products). We'll discuss best practices, pitfalls, and examples of radical change in the crowdfunding industry for projects and business ventures. If you've ever wondered what it takes to get a project funded, this is the one panel you won’t want to miss!
WeWork Chelsea 115 West 18th Street 2nd Floor - New York, NY
The legal Cannabis industry generated 7 billion dollars in 2016. By 2020, that number is projected to grow to 25 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. Our panel of experts will discuss entrepreneurship, industry trends, investment opportunities, due diligence, compliance best practices, the legal landscape, Trump, and everything else New Yorkers need to know before committing time and money into Cannabis ventures. Learn and connect with other High NYers. High NY is New York's #1 Cannabis Meetup. The Expert Panelists: Richard Taney - Executive Advisor, Tuatara Capital, L.P. Tahira Rehmatullah, Matt Karnes - Founder, GreenWave Advisors, Cristina Buccola, Esq. Moderator: Michael Zaytsev, author, cannabis activist, and Leadership Coach.
iOSoho - New York City's largest iOS Engineer Meetup
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Core Data and You: Do you think core data is scary? Not after this workshop! The first portion of the workshop will entail a short talk where we get into the nitty gritty of core data's components. During the second part we'll build a mini app with core data! Alicia Marisal, iOS Developer: Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in NYC, Alicia as always had the drive to expand personal understanding of culture, expression and learning. She took the opportunities of college to expand her knowledge of Music, Cognitive Science, Biology, Art Therapy, and Psychology. Once completing college with a BA in Linguistics, she worked on gaining management skills within the food industry as well as the Healthcare industry. Her interest in entering a field with an infinite learning with a concentration on Logic and community-building brought her to programming. As a Linguist turned iOS Engineer she is working on iOS projects and learning web development.
About the Speaker: Reshama Shaikh is a data scientist with programming skills in Python, SAS and R. She worked for over 10 years as a biostatistician in the pharmaceutical industry. She currently teaches at Metis which offers data science training. She is also an organizer of the NYC meetup group Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. She is on Twitter: @reshamas. This workshop will cover Git, the open source version control system for storing your programs. The following skills will be covered: Introduce Git & GitHub; explain difference between the two, Introduce GitHub website; review settings and options on GitHub account, Create a repo on GitHub website, Set up a repo on GitHub and invite collaborators, Fork and clone user or organization repo, Use branches on GitHub (* time permitting), Undo changes - revert commits (* time permitting).
Brooklyn FoodWorks 630 Flushing Avenue #200 - Brooklyn, NY
Unlike a typical dinner event, this one will have a specific discussion theme: Sharing Your Brand's Story. Dinner will be a beautiful Colombian meal prepared by Mi Casa Foods, and attendees will be a mix of entrepreneurs at various stages who want to be intentional about how they are messaging their offering or product. Are you interested in talking with others about the messaging of your brand? Enjoy meeting new people, but are less excited about small talk? You will be in good company. Determining how to communicate a unique offering is something many of us have in common yet is not often discussed openly, especially around a table filled with entrepreneurs who could all learn from one another.
From delivery to POS (point of sale) and CRM (customer relationship management) tools, startups are developing new technologies to help restaurants streamline operations and improve margins. Join us for a deep dive into some these innovations at our February Restaurant Tech Meetup. You'll get an inside look at the business models, products, challenges and lessons learned from 4 up-and-coming startups. You'll also hear from a restaurant operator who will share their experience testing new technologies. We'll also have networking with the community and snacks and drinks from local makers. CONFIRMED PRESENTERS: Joel Montaniel, CEO of SevenRooms, Andy Schwartz, Founder of xtraCHEF, Mohamed El Hassen Merzouk, Founder & CEO of Gebni, Brandon Barton, Head of Ops / Sales at Resy, Dana A. Koteen, Managing Partner of Restaurant Reason.
Join us to hear Oli Griffiths (@oligriffiths) share his experience "Rebuilding Tumblr as a Single Page App." Note that we are NOT IN OUR USUAL LOCATION. Tumblr is graciously hosting us at their office this February while Pivotal is moving offices. Big thanks to Oli at Tumblr for making this happen! We have some room for a few lightning talks. Please let luke __at__ lukemelia.com know if you have something you would like to present in 5-10 minutes.
NYU Courant Institute 251 Mercer St., Room 109 - New York, NY
I am really so pleased to welcome the wonderful Prof. Hal Daumé III who will be speaking about VW. Title: Structured Prediction and Reinforcement Learning in Vowpal Wabbit. Abstract: I'll discuss the "learning to search" framework for implementing both structured prediction and reinforcement learning algorithms in the Vowpal Wabbit machine learning toolkit. This will include both some theoretical work on how to do this cleanly from a machine learning perspective, as well as some practical work on how to build a useful DSL for solving complex joint prediction tasks. There will be a theorem. There will be code snippets. Come for one or both! Bio: Hal Daumé III is an associate professor in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. He holds joint appointments in UMIACS and Linguistics.
Want to use your user experience research, design, and prototyping skills to make the City better? Looking for ways to meet more fellow civic-minded technologists? Are you in the mood lately to make a difference? The UX Lab is pumped to invite you to join the NYC OpenRecords UX Hackathon! EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION REQUIRED: RSVP'ing on this Meetup Page will not count as your registration.
MEAN (MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, Node.js) Stack NYC
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During this talk we'll take a look at Facebook's React library while drawing comparisons to Angular. We'll see how we can use React and friends to create a fast and efficient single page app with server-side rendering. What we'll be taking a look at: •React •React Router •Redux •Express •Webpack •Babel.
Acquiring customers is the most important thing startups need to do. Yet how do you cut through the noise and get access to customers? We go over the most exclusive growth hacking strategies needed to start and scale your company! Agenda: Registration and Overview. PART 1 GROWTH HACKING BOOT CAMP. PART 2 PRESS HACKING BOOT CAMP. Are you trying to get more customers? Need press exposure to validate your brand? We go over the top 100 tactics needed to get new customers and get featured in press from all over the world. Host is Christine Souffrant Ntim - Forbes30Under30, AdAge 40Under40- who speaks at over 20+ global conferences a year! I'm sharing all of the FREE strategies and tips I used to get 80+ press mentions in Forbes, Entrepreneur etc, speaking engagements @TEDx, UN etc, and paid tactics in 1 hour! www.Csouffrantntim.com.
James Patten returns to Huge to talk about the convergence of interactive media and architecture. With Patten Studio Creative Director Mihae Mukaida, Patten will introduce a new set of interaction principles that look at how the design decisions we make today have huge implications on not just how we interact with each other but ultimately how our environments can shape us.
Hi everyone, the meetup will be one week later because of the scheduling conflicts. 6:00 - Food and chat, 6:15 - Use your Angular skills to build native mobile apps with NativeScript, 6:45 - Building angular apps the Google way. IMPORTANT: Please use your real name and bring your ID. Talks: Use your Angular skills to build native mobile apps with NativeScript By Alex Ziskind.
DigitalOcean 101 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor - New York, NY
If you’re a fan of DigitalOcean and its powerful but simple platform to deploy cloud-based infrastructure, you’ll appreciate CockroachDB: it’s similarly simple to deploy and provides your stack a lot of power and flexibility. CockroachDB is a natural fit within DigitalOcean’s no-fuss framework: both are for developers who like technology that’s easy-to-reason-about and lets them get work done quickly. To demonstrate the synergy between DigitalOcean and CockroachDB, this talk will demo how to build and deploy a distributed 3-node cluster in under 20 minutes. With a cluster live, we will then walk through some of CockroachDB’s core features (automatic data distribution and survivability) to give a better sense of how it makes your life easier.
From Wall Street to Silicon Alley Tuesday, February 28th @ 7pm | WeWork. A roundtable discussion with former investment bankers and finance professionals who made the leap into the world of startups. Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models, editing powerpoints and running "scenarios" then join reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley and learn how you too can make the leap. #WStoSA. Roundtable Participants: Charlie O'Donnell, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Gesche Haas, Dreamers // Doers; Lee Moulton, Breather; Moderator: Sameer Syed, Google.
NYC Data Science Academy 500 8th Avenue, Suite 901 - New York, NY
Join us for pizza, beer and a data modeling demo! This is a demo session for Reece Heineke's Data Science with Python: Machine Learning course. The upcoming session runs 5 Sundays from March 12 - April 9 2017, from 1 - 5 pm. Click to learn more. During this talk, Reece Heineke will demonstrate in one hour how you can use Python to explore financial time series data, apply a number of machine learning models and find the best fitting one. Our Speaker: Reece Heineke is a data scientist and engineer working at the fintech startup Credibly which provides capital to small businesses.
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