Hacktober: Girl Develop It NYC's 2nd Annual Hackathon

submitted by Katie Zwick

Hacktober is a one day event for all skill levels to work in groups on projects with the added bonus of skill-building workshops attendees can sign up for. This is a great opportunity to try out a hackathon, learn new skills and work on exciting projects with support from mentors and other GDI members.



How to Answer the Data Science Questions of the Product Manager Interview

submitted by Stella Kim

For those of us that are looking to transition into Product Manager position without a Technology background, answering Data Science questions can be seemingly impossible. In fact, our data indicate that these are the third most important questions for you to know during a PM interview.




NASA Space Apps Challenge

submitted by Joseph Spens

In 2012, New York City became a founding site for NASA's Space Apps Challenge, a worldwide hackathon that has enabled historic global collaboration between volunteers, private companies, NGOs, and government agencies. In 2017 over 25,000 people participated all over the world from 187 locations in 69 countries building 1,300 projects. Since its founding, our Space Apps NYC team has locally organized six hackathons and three conferences, and has hosted NASA's global mainstage two years in a row.



Future of Care 2018

submitted by Nathan Liu

Featuring talks by CEOs of Celmatix, CityMD, and COTA Healthcare, Future of Care provide a prestigious platform for NYC healthcare leaders to share insights about healthcare innovation with a young, motivated audience. In addition, the event features free skill-building workshops and ample networking opportunities. Cost of attendance is free, but spots are limited! Apply today at https://futureofcare.nyc



brunchwork w/ Vogue & Eniac Ventures

submitted by Pauina Karpis

You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with Eniac Ventures Founding General Partner Hadley Harris & Vogue Creative Director Sally Singer. Enjoy a fireside chat with Hadley & Sally, curated connections, and a business pitch off powered by The Chivas Venture...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal and whisky tasting.



CHAINSIGHTS 2018 Blockchain Leadership Summit

submitted by Xiang Wang

The Blockchain Revolution is underway. ChainDD cordially invites you to join us at our inaugural CHAINSIGHTS 2018 Blockchain Leadership Summit at the Lotte New York Palace on October 22, 2018. The summit will feature high-profile influencers and innovators from the regulatory, academic, financial, technology, and media fields.

ChainDD, is a global information and technology company delivering blockchain insights and data services. Join us to discuss the next steps to act on the real-world bus



NYAI #25: Evolution Strategies: An Alternative Approach to AI w/ Maxwell Rebo

submitted by Maryam Farooq

Join us for what's sure to be an awesome night in AI! This month's event is focused Evolution Strategies, and will touch on many themes discussed here (https://blog.openai.com/evolution-strategies/).

We will hear from Maxwell Rebo, a machine learning founder working on a stealth project in ML-powered simulation engine.

Maxwell is the former founder of Machine Colony, and enterprise AI platform company, and a founding member of NYAI. A machine learning developer and three-time founder, he has b



Alexander Osterwalder “How to Build Invincible Companies”

submitted by Christopher McGarry

Interactive Workshop on Corporate Innovation “How to Build Invincible Companies”. Dr. Alexander Osterwalder author of“Business Model Generation” @ Columbia Startup Lab - The talk is geared for senior leaders in established companies - You Will Learn: - How to thrive in rapidly changing business dynamics - How to design an innovation culture and corresponding organizational structures - How to compete on better business models rather than just compete on new products



Nov 01

Introduction to Python

submitted by Esther Jackson

Want to learn programming fundamentals in a language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? In Introduction to Python you'll learn just that!

This class will be taught over four weeknights - 10/23, 10/25, 10/30, and 11/1. This class is $100.00; the cost covers all four days of courses.



Getting Into an Accelerator

submitted by Bella

Accelerators and incubators are becoming a standard in an entrepreneur’s journey for their startup. They provide a great setting for growth, by giving access to a talented network of mentors and alumni, investors, and early customers. If you’ve been thinking about applying (or why you should apply) to an accelerator, join us on October 24th for a conversation with Jeremy Harper (Roundtable Accelerator), Sarah Milewski (Dreamit Venturtures), and more!



Storytelling for PR and Marketing Pros

submitted by Anthony Costagliola

Storytelling is the latest hot buzzword in marketing these days, but learning how to craft and tell persuasive, memorable, impactful stories is the key to all good communication and always has been. It’s not enough to write a case study or pack a presentation with impressive facts. Breaking through the noise to get your message across requires connecting on an emotional level with your audience and making them care. Well-told true stories can help you land a job, a client, a referral source.




The Canada AI Summit

submitted by Ian Philp

Join the NY business community to debate ethical AI, explore why tech giants are launching AI Labs in Canada, and experience cutting edge AI solutions by Canadian start-ups.

We've packed the AI summit with heated panel discussions, fireside chats featuring the leading names in the industry, and captivating exhibitions that you won't want to miss!




submitted by T.Cenaj

Join leading minds and pioneers for a C-suite event at Columbia University, NYC for the largest disruptive healthcare conference in blockchain and digital health. Prepare for a worldview convening up to 800 senior executives and sector experts to discuss the acceleration of building a new framework for the future of patient care, and backbone for a new health system.
CME and ANCC accredited.
Over 80 speakers - Debates - and Innovation Ignition Competition!

It's time to make the change...



Getting Heads in Beds. The Art of Tourism Lead-to-Customer Conversion Optimization

submitted by Soribel Fernandez

When it comes to marketing your hotel on the Internet, it’s natural to assume “the more people who see our website, the better.” As a general rule, this is a good thing. But if you’re collecting water into a leaky bucket, would you say the solution is to find (and often pay for) more water, or fix the bucket first? We invite you to participate in this 1-hour webinar and find out how to balance multiple priorities within your hotel marketing strategy, given the limitations of your budget and time.




submitted by Daphne Lora

Planning your international expansion?
This breakfast panel discussion will feature both companies (Wibbitz, Knotel, & Qnary) and VCs (Tenfore Holding & Rubicon) operating in different market sectors who have successfully opened up overseas offices, as well as economic development agencies from London, Paris Region, Berlin, Tel Aviv and Tokyo who will be sharing their insights on cultural differences and business environments in these cities.
8:00AM - 10:00AM at Company (free)



AI Supremacy: Winning in the Era of Machine Learning

submitted by Ying Zhou

Keith Furst, Managing Director of Data Derivatives, will talk about the race for AI supremacy: Can those not in the race, get in the race with any realistic hope of catching up? Can those already in the race ever catch up with the leaders? Who will win in the end? What does AI mean for jobs in the future? What are some of the other social implications with the rise of AI? Should AI be feared or embraced? These are among the many questions that will be discussed at this event.



Building a Food Startup

submitted by Bella

Food has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years. Since 2015, we’ve seen food giants launch venture funds and incubation programs. And in the past year, there’s been more than $3 billion in disclosed investments in food startups. In this boom, we’ve seen many startups arise that change our relationship with food - whether they are making it easier to get meals, creating new plant-based foods, or improving the world’s sustainability.



Queer Entrepreneurs of New York

submitted by Nadia McCullough

HIR Transcenders, NY Tech Alliance, & Queer Tech NYC invite trans, non-binary and queer entrepreneurs to an evening of learning and networking!
HIR Transcenders is building a $1M fund and accelerator for Transgender & Non-Binary entrepreneurs.
Join us to learn more about navigating the eco-system, funding opportunities, and connections with other trans, non-binary & queer entrepreneurs. Open to all.
We are stronger when they work together!
Civic Hall
118 W 22nd Street
12th Fl
6:30 pm



ERA Winter 2019 Happy Hour @ The Yard

submitted by Tessa Battistin

Join the ERA team, founders and mentors on 10/30 to learn more about our upcoming Winter program. ERA invests $100K and gives founders access to NYC's leading start-up mentor network and community.

Early Application Deadline: Oct 8th; Final Application Deadline: Nov 5th midnight EST; Program Start: Jan 7th https://www.eranyc.com/apply/





2018 Birthright Israel Excel Summit

submitted by Anna Wilhelm

Excelerate18 is an annual Summit hosted by Birthright Israel Excel. The Summit is the premiere business leadership convention for an international body of young professionals and students interested in cutting edge technology, innovative global business, philanthropy, and the flourishing North America – Israel relationship.

This year's speakers include: Sanford Cardin, Daniel L. Doctoroff, Susanne Greenfield, Ran Harnevo, Avi Jorisch and more!

We look forward to seeing you there!



AI Product Manager Bootcamp

submitted by Mina Salib

An intensive one-day course created for industry professionals who seek to learn the in-demand skills required to scope, deploy, & manage cutting-edge AI products. Topics to be covered include product management, foundations of AI/ML, project scoping & value creation, mapping out a minimum viable AI product, & managing post-launch AI products.
*seats are limited




World Congress on Cardiology and Heart Diseases

submitted by Cathy Smith

Cardiology World 2018 to be held at Amsterdam, Netherlands during November 5-6, 2018. This International Heart Conference will bring together world-class cardiovascular researchers, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, professors and scientists to discuss strategies for Cardiology. Cardiology Conference invites you to attend the 28th Annual Congress on Cardiology and Heart Diseases 2018 is designed to provide diverse and current education that will keep medical professionals abreast of the issues




28th World Congress on Cardiology and Heart Diseases

submitted by Cathy Smith

Cardiology Meetings is happy to announce 28th World Congress on Cardiology and Heart Diseases during November 5-6, 2018 at Amsterdam, Netherlands working under the Theme: A Vivid Innovations In The Field of Cardiology.
The main aim of Cardiology World 2018 is to explore the knowledge of vivid innovations in the field of Cardiology to all the cardiologists, researches, scientists, Professors & Young researches forum & students




Taking Your CSS to the Next Level with Sass

submitted by Esther J

This class is intended for students with a solid foundational understanding of CSS. This workshop will be a comprehensive introduction to Sass, a.k.a. everyone's favorite CSS pre-processor! This class will be taught over 2 nights running Mon and Tues 7-9pm both days. This class is $50.00; the cost covers both days of courses.



Machine Learning Kaggle Style Workshop with Python, Scikit-Learn and Tensorflow

submitted by Vanessa Branco

We will be hosting a kaggle style ML workshop on November 6th from 6-9 PM. Working together on a concrete machine learning task is a great way to get better at doing machine learning. We will work together on an interesting image classification task that’s relevant to many applications.



A Technical Intro to Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning: Intro to RNNs, LSTMs, and GRUs

submitted by Vanessa Branco

Please join us November 6th at 8 am for a free full day training course on Machine Learning with Python, Scikit-Learn and Tensorflow, sponsored by Bloomberg Beta, Google Cloud and Figure Eight. We have created a collaborative learning environment where attendees will get a technical introduction to RNNs, LSTMs, and GRUs.



Future Innovators Tour of NYC Tech

submitted by Brian Antolin

The Future Innovators Tech Tour NYC powered by Linerun is the premier program for students interested in careers in tech that offers an exclusive one day exploration into the NYC tech community. You'll visit 3 of the city's top tech companies for an insider's look into with their product, cybersecurity, open innovation and diversity teams among others. This opportunity is open only to current college students (undergrad & grad) and recent grads (Class of 2017 or 2018 only).




Digital Marketing World Forum - North America 2018

submitted by Rachael Reid

Digital Marketing World Forum - #DMWF- Conference and Expo North America 7-8 November 2018

#DMWF provides top-level strategic content and digital marketing insight around how to engage customers, manage brand perceptions, open untapped audiences through diverse media channels and the increasingly important role data plays within digital marketing.

With two tracks with session themes within these areas include UX, AI and SEO, E-Commerce, personalization, social media marketing.



The Global Race for AI Superiority

submitted by Mike Taubleb

America' lead in the Global AI race is not assured. What are the geopolitical and technological implications of China’s rise, Globalization and the increase in cyber-warfare? Is the world getting riskier? What does this mean for our careers, education and governance?

Join the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup eve of November 7 as we address related issues with AI Supremacy’s authors Daniel Wagner and Keith Furst. We are among the world's largest futurist meetups with over 5,000 members. $8 admission.



LEADERSHIFT 2018- Accelerating Personal &Team Leadership Development

submitted by liri benshimol


We are delighted to invite you to put your sneakers on and join us for an energizing indoor and outdoor experiential learning day. "Hands-on" experience you will gain insights and practical tools on how to accelerate personal and team leadership in your organization.
This workshop is for: HR/ Talent Managers/ Training Development Managers/ OD Professionals




DataEngConf NYC '18

submitted by Pete Soderling

DataEngConf is the first community-powered data-platforms, -science, and -analytics event for software engineers, data scientists, CTOs, and technical founders who want to discover tools & insights to build products.




Intro to Data Science Bootcamp (5 Days)

submitted by Ted Petrou

My name is Ted Petrou and I am an expert at data exploration and machine learning using Python and the author of Pandas Cookbook, a thorough step-by-step guide to accomplish a variety of data analysis tasks with Pandas. I am ranked in the top .1% of Stack Overflow users of all time. I have taught over 100 days of live data science classes and from experience know exactly where many of the pain points are and which workflows do best when teaching beginners. See the Eventbrite description.




Infosecurity North America

submitted by Richard Etchison

Infosecurity North America, coming to New York 14/15 November is an immersive event for the information security community where you will get access to a high-level conference program with well-respected industry speakers, an expo floor with the latest tech & solutions and a host of networking opportunities.

The topics covered at Infosecurity North America were compiled following extensive customer research and include a number of critical information security issues and emerging concepts. NY Tech Alliance is supporting the event and is sponsoring the Cyber Soiree New York Tech Networking Party.



Brand Innovation Through Personal Transformation -Introduction

submitted by Virginie Glaenzer

Combining the latest neuroscience discoveries, behavior reprogramming, philosophy, and cutting-edge brand strategies, this seminar will transform the way you see your “reality”. It will help you break away from your current way of thinking and open your mind to innovative possibilities; resulting in a freedom to experience and choose a different path for yourself, your brand and your business.





IGNITION: Media, Technology & Transformation

submitted by Danna Shapiro

Business Insider’s flagship conference IGNITION is the premier East Coast media and technology event. As seismic shifts in our industry continue to rock the globe — not to mention the global markets — IGNITION is the place to explore the implications of those shifts for business, society, and culture.

Now in its ninth year, the event brings together an engaged community of next-generation leaders and change-makers from all around the world.

Are you a startup, not-for-profit, or educational organization? Apply here to score 50% off
your IGNITION ticket.

For all other NY Tech Alliance community members, we’re offering a 25% discount on
IGNITION tickets. Enter code IGN18NYTECH during registration.




YSEALI Summit, Singapore "The United States and ASEAN: Partners in Growth and Innovation.”

submitted by Davey Kim

[Deadline Extended] Seeking Young American Entrepreneurs: Attend the 2018 YSEALI Summit in Singapore, December 3-5

Accepting applications for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit, December 3-5, 2018 in Singapore bringing together 150 participants from ASEAN countries and the United States. (Extended) deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.

We are offering 30 spots to Young American Entrepreneurs and Innovators for an expenses-paid trip to the Summit!




The Asian Financial Society alpha Award (AαA) - Final

submitted by Yuet. D.

The competition for the title of “AaA 2018” will be hosted on January 18th, 2019. Contestants have the chance to present their businesses to active VCs and the AFS’ 15,000 Wall Street professionals!

Full day event with two divisions:

The morning division is for Fintech in Institutions (with revenue over $100M) -- Innovation in Value Transaction which includes five institutional contestants;

The afternoon division features five startups contestants (with revenue under $100M).


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