Creative, Fashion, Technology Start Ups Events in NYC | Jan 3rd — 26th, 2017

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year!! May the 2017 be a productive, active, pleasant and successful year! I hope my bi-weekly emails help you reach your goals and keep you updated and inspired with the top industry news and curated selection of NYC events.

News Digest:

  • Why you will hire a chief machine intelligence officer in 2017 — Venture Beat
  • Bot until you drop — Independent
  • All The Interactive Retail Campaigns From Tech To Social Media This Holiday Season — Fashion and Mash
  • The Future Of Mobile Video Is Virtual Reality — WT Vox
  • Fashion’s future, printed to order — NY Times
  • 8 Tech Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Fashion And Luxury Retail In 2017 — Fashion and Mash
  • How sporting giants Nike and Adidas are pushing the future of retail — Fortune
  • How True & Co. modernised the bra shopping experience — Racked

Tuesday, Jan. 3

6:30pm AI & Society

We will be talking about AI and society, as well the current events in the field of AI. Price: Free Location: IBM Atrium, 590 Madison Ave

Wednesday, Jan. 4

6:30pm — 9:00pm VP of Product at Spotify talks: How to build Awesome Products

Ever wondered what goes behind great products like Google, Spotify and YouTube? Join us for a session with Shiva Rajaraman, a product guru who has worked as: — VP of Product at Spotify — Director of Product Management at Google — Senior Product Manager at Twitter — Senior Product Manager at YouTube. Price: $15 Location: Product School NY, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl

6:30pm — 9:00pm Getting Started With WordPress

Walk thru basics of getting wordpress site live quickly and discover free templates & premium resources that require little to no coding skills.Price: $10 Location: qLabs, 16 W 22nd St, 6th Fl

Thursday, Jan. 5

7:00pm — 9:00pm The Product Group

With Jamaal Bourgeois (Product Manager Digital Experience, Barnes & Noble). Price: Free Location: Digital Ocean, 101 Ave of the Americas, 2nd Fl

7:00pm — 9:00pm Brooklyn Innovation Awards

Get ready for the Brooklyn Innovation Awards 2016! It’s our 2nd annual awards ceremony where we throw a party to celebrate the nominees, the community and announce the winners. Price: Free Location: WeWork Dumbo Heights, 81 Prospect St, 7th Fl, Brooklyn

Monday, Jan. 9

7:00pm — 9:00pm NYC Startup Demo Night

We will be showcasing startup technology by new startups in NYC. Price: Free Location: TBD

Tuesday, Jan. 10

6:15pm — 8:45pm Designing & Prototyping w/ Sketch App & InVision

Agenda • Sketch Overview: Designing and organizing your files • Resizable Symbols and atomic design • Symbol overrides (now they work with CRAFT too) • Plugins: CRAFT, User Flows (love this for WireFlows!) and more • Prototyping with InVision and more Price: Free Location: TBD

6:30pm Brunchwork w/ Foursquare (After hours!)

Fill your day with inspiration and intention. Join us for an unforgettable farm-to-table “midnight” brunch and mimosas with Dennis Crowley (Foursquare founder/Chairman) & Ari Meisel (productivity innovator)! Price: $40 Location: Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St

7:00pm NY Tech Meetup + Afterparty

Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York, followed by a networking afterparty. Price: $10 Location: NYU Skirball Center For Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Wednesday, Jan. 11

9:00am — 10:30am SheWorx Roundtable

With Lara Crystal (Co-Founder, Minibar). Price: $30 Location: TBD

5:30pm Design Driven NYC #23

Join us for Design Driven NYC on January 11th. Speakers to be announced shortly! Price: Free Location: BuzzFeed HQ, 111 E 18th St

Thursday, Jan.12

1:30pm — 7:30pm IoT NY #40 — IoT Day w/ Techstars IoT

Exclusive invites for IoT NY members to attend capstone event. Job fair, panels, demos, pitches by 1st class in Techstars IoT accelerator. Price: Free Location: TBD

6:30pm — 8:30pm Book Talk With Michael Dermer: The Lonely Entrepreneur

Michael Dermer, bestselling author of The Lonely Entrepreneur, overcame financial crisis to rebuild a business, brand, and his entrepreneurial spirit. In this intimate evening, Dermer guides us through a practical approach to tackle the challenges that all entrepreneurs face as they confront professional and personal growth. Price: Free Location: GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Friday, Jan.13

9:30pm Blogologues Presents — How To Break Up By Text

In this interactive, hour-long show, Blogologues co-creators Jen Jamula & Allison Goldberg strike back against text dumpers everywhere by taking a look at REAL SCREENSHOTS submitted by the audience. Join us for comedy/therapy that promises to reveal WTF happened and when you can be forgiven for breaking up by text. Price: Free Location: The Striker, 123 E 24th St

Tuesday, Jan.17

6:30pm — 9:00pm Machine Learning & Big Data Project Demo Day

Demos include: Enigma, Predicting Consumer Credit Default, Uber Driver Optimization System, Predicting Horse Race Results in India. Price: Free Location: NYC Data Science Academy, 500 8th Ave, Ste 905

6:30pm A Design Thinking Approach To Learning To Code

With Nate Cooper (Founder, Reboot @ qLabs). Price: $10 Location: qLabs, 16 W 22nd St

Thursday, Jan.19

7–9pm An Evening Webby Talk In New York

David-Michel Davies is President of Webby Media Group, which owns and produces The Webby Awards, The Lovie Awards in Europe and Netted by the Webbys. Price: Free Location: GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Tuesday, Jan.24

6:30pm Non-Coders Guide To The Web

HTML/CSS, Frontend, Backend & more. Price: $10 Location: qLabs, 16 W 22nd St, 6th Fl

Thursday, Jan.26

5:30–7:30pm The Future for IoT: A Conversation w/ Former White House Senior Advisor

Join us for a live recording of the Fashion Is Your Business podcast, where we will chat with Vikrum Aiyer, Chief of Staff to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (Obama Administration) and former White House Senior Advisor for Innovation & Manufacturing Policy. Price: $45 Location: Sennheiser Store, 134 Prince Street

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