Creative Tech Events in NYC | July 27th — August 16th, 2016

Dear Friend,

Hope you’re enjoying the summer heat as much as I am — yes, I like it when it’s really warm and the contrast between the temperature outside and the super air-conditioned offices, meetup locations and museums keep things exciting! Lots of amazing events this end of July and beginning of August. Expecially look forward to XRC Labs Demo Day this Thursday morning, Free 2016 Annual Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs all day this Saturday (if you’re an entrepreneur, you need to apply here to be eligable for a free ticket), and NY Tech Queens meetup by

Decoded Fashion featuring the amazing fashion tech guru Liza Kindred of Third Wave Fashion and other notable panelists.
Highly recommending you to listen to the Fashion is Your Business Podcast episode featuring Francesca Rosella of Cutecircuit and myself as a guest host. :) I had a lot of fun while interviewing this creative Italian.

Here are the freshest articles from our favorite industries I thought you’d enjoy reading:

  • Using an Algorithm to Figure Out What Luxury Customers Really Want — Harvard Business Review
  • Amazon is developing a 3D modeling system to solve online clothes shopping’s biggest problem — Quarz
  • How the future of fit could spell the end of retail returns — Retail Dive
  • Back to bricks and mortar: how e-commerce has embraced the real world — The Guardian
  • Why High-Skilled Immigration Policy is Vital for Fashion and Tech — Medium
  • Can Technology Help Fashion Clean Up Its Act? — Observer
  • Why retailers still struggle with omnichannel — and how they can conquer the challenge — Retail Dive
  • The Workplace of the Future — Business of Fashion

And here are the most exciting Creative Tech events that take place in NYC during the next few weeks:

Monday, July 27th

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Unsupervised Learning (Soumith Chintala) & Music Through ML (Brian McFee)​ Soumith will go over generative adversarial networks, a particular way of training neural networks to build high quality generative models. The talk will take you through an easy to follow timeline of the research and improvements in adversarial networks, followed by some future directions, as well as applications.

Cost: Free

Location: Rise New York 28 West 24th St

Tuesday, July 26th

6:30pm — 9:00pm

Career Negotiation Strategies It pays to be persuasive — especially when it comes to your career. Negotiation can lead to higher salaries, greater startup equity, and better titles, yet most of us accept the first offer we get because we don’t have the skills or strategies to try. Before your next career move, join General Assembly and The Muse to learn key negotiation strategies you can take to the table with confidence.

Cost: Free

Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

6:30pm — 9:00pm

ARNY Augmented Reality Meetup The latest and greatest from around the world of augmented reality

Cost: Free

Location: Build Grand Central 335 Madison Ave, 16th Floor,

7:00pm — 9:00pm
Personal Branding Workshop — Communicate Your Passions, Talents, & Impact for Career Success Developing a personal brand — creating your image and guiding your reputation — has never been more important. Whether you’re seeking to move up in your organization, looking for a new job, thinking about making a career change, launching a new business, wanting to attract new clients, or looking to scale your social impact, in today’s rapidly-changing, hyper competitive working world a strong and consistent personal brand is key to creating new opportunities for your career or business.

Cost: Free
Location: Wix Lounge 235 West 23rd Street 8th Floor


Wednesday, July 27th

7:00pm — 9:00pm

How To Start Your Own Fashion Line Workshop Have you ever thought of thought of making your very own line of clothing? Have you ever wanted to contribute your own visions of design to the fashion world and show everyone what you’re made of? Join us for this informative seminar designed to give you all that you need to start your clothing line from scratch.

Cost: Free
Location: 37 East 28th Street (btwn Park and Madison) Suite 201, Room 2

7:00pm — 9:00pm

$how Me the Money! With Jordana Kier & Alexandra Friedman (Co-Founders @ LOLA) & Gesche Haas (Founder, Dreamers // Doers).

Cost: Free

Location: Galvanize, 315 Hudson St

9:45pm — 11:30pm

Fireside w/ Silicon Valley Mastermind, SCOTT KUPOR (VC @ ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ)​ Access Silicon Valley and Women’s Startup Lab invite you to join us on July 27, 2016, for an EXCLUSIVE one-night only discussion with the prodigious SCOTT KUPOR, COO, Managing Partner and mastermind at Andreessen Horowitz, one of the hottest, most innovative and sought after venture capital firms in Silicon Valley.

Cost: $3

Thursday, July 28th 8:00am-11:30am

XRC Labs Demo Day

Come and join us on Thursday, July 28th at 8:00AM to hear our Summer Cohort founders tell their stories and present their businesses, which range from global shopping solutions to smart fabric production.

Cost: Free

Location: The Auditorium at The New School — Room A106, 66 West 12th Street


Tech IRL: Utilizing Tech to Elevate Your Events and Experiences Techfest Club is a meetup for women in tech. It’s a dose of tech innovation, inspiration and information all before 10am. Join us for this month’s free breakfast and learn from Mashable’s Natasha Mulla about using technology and social tools in your marketing and event strategy.

Cost: Free

Location: General Assembly 902 Broadway, 4th Floor,


Dream, Girl: Special Screening + Filmmaker Q&A

Join us for a night at the movies! We’ll be screening Dream, Girl a film about female entrepreneurs, and then Erica Duignan Minnihan, the host of BroadMic, will be chatting with filmmaker Erin Bagwell for a live podcast recording.
Cost: Free
Location: LMHQ 20th Floor, 150 Broadway

6:30pm — 9:00pm

Fireside Chat {VP of Product at} Tech in Motion NYC is excited to host its next “Fireside Chat” featuring Charles Myslinsky, VP of Product at Charles will not only be sharing his story with attendees but he will also discuss his experiences working for growing startups, responsive web design + iOS and more!

Cost: Free

Location: Gibney Dance Conference Room 230 Broadway (Entrance 53A Chambers St)

Saturday, July 30th


Free 2016 Annual Business Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs With Angela Lee (37 Angels), Christine Souffrant (Founder, Vendedy), Daniel Doubrovkine (CTO, Artsy), Elizabeth Galbut (SoGal Ventures), Roopa Unnikrishnan (President, TiE NY).

Cost: Free

Location: Nixon PeaBody, 437 Madison Ave
Tuesday, Aug 2nd


Tech Queens — by Decoded Fashion #DFMeetup is bringing together a sizzling lineup of fearless females who are killing it in the fashion tech industry in New York. We’ll hear the stories of some very different women leading in their own fields, from data boffins, to future thinkers, our panelists will share unique opportunities and lessons they’ve learned throughout their journeys. Carla Dunham, Vice President, Global Brand Strategy, Kate Spade & Company; Jenna Blaha, Tech Editor, Marie Claire; Liza Kindred, Founder, Third Wave Fashion; Katie Smith, Senior Fashion & Retail Analyst, EDITED.

Cost: $20

Location: The Farm Soho 447 Broadway, 2nd Floor (cross Grand St.)


Women in Mobile Growth with Rent the Runway, Meetup, and Grubhub We’ve got a fantastic panel of experts in mobile ready to share their experiences and strategies for growth, retention, and engagement. We’ll chat about some of the features and campaigns they’ve tried that helped drive growth (and some that didn’t), the tools they use for measurement, plus strategies for ASO/SEO, push, in-app messaging, and A/B testing. Then we’ll turn it over to you for a quick Q&A and round the evening out with time to socialize and talk about all the cool things you just learned.

Cost: Free

Location: TBA
Thursday, Aug 4th


Women Grow — Building a Personal Brand With Victoria Wellman & Nathan Phillips (Co-Founders @ The Oratory Laboratory).

Cost: $25

Location: The Farm SoHo, 447 Broadway


The Product Group August 2016 Share, learn and network with fellow Product Managers at The Product Group. Topic this month: Intersection of Product and Content w/ Guest Expert Nis Frome of Powerlinx.

Cost: Free

Location: Workville 1412 Broadway, 21st Floor
Saturday, Aug 6th — Sunday, Aug 7th


Worlds Fair Nano (2-day Tech Festival) Nano is a two day tech festival with interactive exhibits, live art, futurist talks, spontaneous performances, music, food, and more. We’ve worked hard to bring you only the coolest and most engaging experiences. Showcasing VR w/ HTC Vive & Piranha, XCRAFT drones, FUSAR smart helmets, interactive light show, doggy-wearables, mood wearables, exoskeleton skateboards, live art, futurist talks, music, food & more!

Cost: $41

Location: Skylight Modern, 537 W 27th St
Wednesday, Aug 10th


How to Launch A Product No Matter Where You Work As a product manager, you will inevitably have to, well…launch a product. This product might be completely digital, include a physical component, be in the gaming or fintech space, or come out of a 20 person startup or 30,000 person company. This workshop will delve into how, regardless of which bucket you fall into, you can successfully bring your product to market from its inception by understanding the agile product development lifecycle at its core and how your management of various stakeholder needs is instrumental to your success. With Shendi Wang (Director of Product, TheStreet).

Cost: Free

Location: Product School, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl
Tuesday, Aug 16th


AlleyBoost: Startup Investor Night Pitch, Make Connections with, and Get Valuable Feedback from 5–10 Investors who are looking for early stage investments (Seed to Series A)

Cost: Free (for the audience, $120 to pitch)

Location: General Assembly 902 Broadway
Cool Finds:
- A digital art platform — Electric Objects
- E-commerce mobile UI kit — Fashion

Please reach out to me if you have any suggestions/questions about this newsletter and in general about the fashion-creative-tech space! Always happy to chat about this passion of ours and listen to your ideas. If you like this newsletter — feel free to recommend it to friends or people who might be interested.

Have productive and fun weeks ahead!

Be Inspired,

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