Top Creative Tech Events in NYC | April 4th -28th, 2016

Dear Fellow Creative Tech Enthusiast,

April+May are favorite months of the year, when anticipation of the Summer fun is there and desire to upgrade, learn, explore and meet new people is stronger than ever! I’ve collected some amazing events — each of them would be worth checking out. I’m most excited about my dear friends’ Open Source Fashion X Fashion is Your Business Podcast — Live recording event tomorrow at 9am with Director of Marketing in UPS. Spending a morning with FIYB Live is always so energizing and informative! Also, as always, look forward to the 15th Design Driven event next Wednesday with their signature strong selection of amazing TED-Talk style speakers. Finally, the Creative Wearable event in Brooklyn on April 24th must be pretty cool, if you’re into experimenting and tinkering.

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

  • Data Alone Can’t Decode the Fashion Consumer — Business of Fashion
  • Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself — Medium
  • The Problem With ‘Buy Now’ — Business of Fashion
  • Matthew Burnett & Tanya Menendez Of Maker’S Row — Twenty First
  • Century American Dream — Fashion Is Your Business Podcast
  • Can we trust robots to make moral decisions? — Quarz
  • Snapchat Takes On Facebook with Huge New Upgrade — Vanity Fair

And here`s to the NYC Creative Tech events for the future few weeks:

Monday, April 4th

Tech in Motion + Verizon Present: User Experience in the Digital Age (Tech Talk)
Join Tech in Motion + Verizon at Helen Mills’ beautiful theatre space on West 26th Street for our next tech talk. Our panelists will be discussing topics ranging from recent changes to the design process to the importance of UX today and how UX impacts today’s consumers.
Cost: Free
Location: Helen Mills Event Space and Theater, 137 West 26th Street
Tuesday, April 5th


Live in Studio: Powering eCommerce w/ UPS — Fashion is Your Business Podcast Recording Featuring Jason Robinson, Director of Marketing, UPS. Learn how high growth Fashion Tech companies such as Bonobos, Shoptiques, AHAlife, & Makers Row are partnering with UPS to grow smarter. Event organized by Open Source Fashion.

Cost: $21.48 (Get $10 off with code: Nataliya)

Location: Rise New York — 43 West 23rd Street
Thursday, April 7th


Breakfast with an Investor: Ed Sim, Founding Partner, BOLDStart About the Investor: Ed Sim is Founding Partner at BOLDStart and loves to work with engineering-driven founders with a laser sharp focus on product. He was also an early believer in SaaS, having led first round investments in today’s market leaders, like LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN) and GoToMeeting (acq. by Citrix).

Cost: $22.00

Location: Cowork|rs — 115 East 23rd Street 3rd Floor
Friday, April 8th (till Sunday, April 10th)


Startup Weekend NYC — Sponsored by IBM In partnership w/ IBM Watson Developer Cloud using Watson’s language, vision, speech & data APIs.

Cost: $75

Location: IBM Watson HQ, 51 Astor Place
Tuesday, April 12th 8:30am — 10:30am

Disruptive Retail with Stowaway Cosmetics: Products that fit your life

Join us at LMHQ for a light breakfast + convo co-hosted with Stowaway Cosmetics, a disruptive beauty brand offering makeup you love in sizes you can carry.

Cost: Free



Design Driven NYC #16 (a FirstMark Event) Design Driven is the largest design community in NYC. Each month, we host an event with talks from top-tier creative leaders from emerging and established companies. This month’s speakers: • Andrew Ofstad, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Airtable • Dana Chisnell, Co-Founder of Center for Civic Design • Jillian Bromley, Product Designer at Boxed • Greg Hathaway, Creative Director at Maple

Cost: Free

Location: Oscar Health 295 Lafayette St
Monday, April 18th


IoT NY #30: Eclipse Foundation, open source IoT community This month, we consider the level of impact open source software/hardware will have on the Internet of Things. Ian Skerrett from the Eclipse Foundation will discuss the role of open source in IoT and how the Eclipse IoT community is building some of the key building blocks for IoT developers.

Cost: Free

Location: TBA
Tuesday, April 19th 8:30am-7:30pm

The Salons @ Earth Week by Enterprise Studies and Digital Design at FIT

Join the Morning Salon team for a day of collaboration, connection and super charged learning with sustainability trailblazers from the architecture / food / fashion and design worlds. Meet the people and companies behind some of today’s most groundbreaking sustainability solutions!

Cost: $26.62 — $174.22

Location: Fashion Institute of Technology — 227 West 27th Street


Born For This: How To Find The Work You Were Meant To Do There’s a method for finding your perfect job and Chris Guillebeau, the bestselling author of The $100 Start Up, has created a practical, actionable guide that can help you turn your passion into paychecks — whether within a traditional company or business, or by striking out on your own.

Cost: Free

Location: GA NYC, 902 Broadway, Level 4
Wednesday, April 20th


Growing Pains: Lessons Learned Building An E-Commerce Agency Growing a business is hard — from knowing when to hire, to finding bigger clients, it’s a constant roller coaster… Join us to hear from three ecommerce experts who have experienced, or are still experiencing, the growing pains of building their own ecommerce focused agencies. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own stories.

Cost: Free

Location: GA NYC 902 Broadway, Level 4
Sunday, April 24th


Build Your Brand with Social Media We all know that Social media is here to stay! It has become a key tool in helping businesses build their brands, develop customer loyalty and ultimately attract new customers.

Cost: $49

Location: 116 West 23rd St


Creative Wearable workshop Are you a fashion designer want to incorporate technology in your garments? Do you wonder how to embed circuits and sensors in your garments? This is an introductory course for fashion designers and students to gain basics understanding of electricity and circuits.

Cost: $79

Location: the Metropolitan Exchange, 33 Flatbush Ave, 4F Brooklyn
Wednesday, April 27th


Refinery29 Product Marketing Bootcamp Launch Event To kick-off our upcoming Product Marketing Bootcamp in partnership with Refinery29, join us at GA HQ for a launch event with experts in the field.

Cost: Free

Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Thursday, April 28th


Toasted Almonds // creative industry networking Join us for the spring Toasted Almonds creative industries networking event! Enjoy light snacks, drinks, and plenty of chances to share bright ideas and make valuable creative industry connections

Cost: $15

Location: 85 Broad St., 9th Fl

Cool Finds:

One Big Thing App — One Big Thing is the simple app to keep you focused on your biggest task every day.
Unmade — Customizable Knits and their feature in New York Times
Aries — New Smart Bracelet by Ringly

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 — please recommend it to friends or people who might be interested. Huge thank you for your time to reed this far down :)

Have productive and fun weeks ahead!

Be Inspired,

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