This Week in NYC Tech is a NYCEDC weekly series that features interesting happenings in the New York tech community. Events are curated from what we see around the Internet. Get plugged in!
Last night’s first annual YouTube Music Awards reflected tech’s growing importance in entertainment and pop culture. The event was live-streamed all over the world from NYC’s Pier 39, and the awards were entirely dependent on the participation of viewers. Certainly not your typical red-carpet affair.
Off the heels of that, here are a few NYC tech events you can’t miss this week (including Tech Madison Avenue, where our President Kyle Kimball will be speaking!)
Monday, November 4
NYC Mobile Forum, 6:30 pm: Demos from Cardflight, Pickie, Canopy Apps, Viewfinder, and Visiware will be held at AOL.
Short Talks, Big Ideas: Transportation Innovations, 6:30 - 9 pm: Join the NYU Rudin Center for this high-energy series of short talks about how we’re using, improving and thinking about the future of transportation. Several speakers will make short presentations about new projects and concepts, followed by networking and refreshments. Join the discussion on Twitter at #BigIdeas13.
#NewYork Inaugural FinTech Seminar - Crowdfunding, 6 pm: This seminar will address the US Crowdfunding scene and cross-pollinate ideas and business models from both sides of the pond.
November NY Tech Meetup: The usual, 5-minute cutting-edge tech demos, plus networking with almost 850 fellow NY Tech folks. Watch the live simulcast at New Work City, spaces still open.
Tuesday, November 5
F.A.T. Class 6: Tax Savings for Small Business Owners and Investors, 5:30 pm: Learn about the ways tax savings can be generated. Emphasis will be placed on the extra exemption available till January 1, 2014 on the gain generated by the sale of qualified small business stock.
Digital Dumbo Outpost Co-Working and Mentorship, co-working and mentorship day in dd: Join Digital Dumbo for a co-working and mentorship day at dd:OUTPOST, their new community lounge and event space. Participants will be able to co-work with one another for the afternoon and participate in a mentorship session with Gabriel Kwakyi, Senior Account Manager, Bing Advertising. Gabriel will discuss search marketing tactics, host an open QA, and be on hand for one on one office hours.
Angel Launch New York, 6 - 9 pm: Join Angel Launch’s first event in the heart of New York generously hosted by Micro Office and The Hatchery. Program includes workshop on attracting funding for startups, venture pitch, and Happy Hour mixer.
Wednesday, November 6:
Tech Madison Avenue: In this half day immersion, esteemed guest speakers will discuss the best ways to successfully leverage emerging platforms and partners to get the most return for your brands.
BetaTalk: Featuring Open NY, the state’s data team, and NYC Code for America Fellows. Two great teams with two amazing stories! The Open NY Team will talk about their goals, short term objectives. Code for America fellows will talk about their projects.
NYU Stern Entertainment, Media and Technology Summit, 5:30 - 9 pm: Panel discussion on what’s happening in digital content distribution with over-the-top TV, TV Everywhere, original web content and the possibility of virtual cable providers.
DevPong Complimentary Ping Pong and Beer, 6:30 - 9:30 pm: Jibe is hosting a party at SPiN for NYC software engineers to network, socialize and see who has the best serve in town.
Thursday, November 7
Capital on Stage NYC - Top-tier investors present to the world’s finest startups, instead of the reverse. Startup Founders will gain valuable insights into the way investors look at your market and which investors might be interested in your company.
Women Innovate Mobile: Founders Breakfast, 8:30 am: Featuring Molly Barton, Global Digital Director of Penguin!
NYU Founders Forum: The premier pitch event at NYU. Come see the showcase of 6 student startups. Food will be served, and there will be time for networking after the event.
Google Apps Meetup, 6 - 10 pm: Join the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps, BetterCloud and ShuttleCloud at Google’s Chelsea Market Office. This month, Dave Kaminsky, Manager of Alternative Client Systems at IEEE, will share best practices for realigning your organization’s corporate culture with a move to the cloud.
Friday, November 8
Artifacts: A Gathering of Innovators in the Arts and New Media, 6:30 - 9 pm: A quarterly salon featuring short-form visual presentations from innovators in a wide range of creative disciplines, from technology to design to the arts. Presenters include Artsy, FiftyThree, Rap Genius, and NYPL Labs.
Saturday, November 9,
StrategyHack: StrategyHack is a full-day event matching awesome startups with brilliant marketers to collaborate and create tailored marketing strategies. Final presentations take place from 6 - 8 pm. You’ll have the opportunity to see what New York’s most ambitious new startups are doing and how they’re tackling challenges related to launching exciting new products.