May 31

President's Society Tech

submitted by Tiffany Jackson

LaGuardia Community College is committed to helping diversify the City’s tech talent workforce. Our signature leadership and professional development program, President’s Society: Tech, is seeking experienced facilitators interested in conducting an evening workshop on resume, branding and interview techniques between Mar. through May 2018. Join this initiative to broaden the pool of people who have access to the tech industry in NYC. Please email us @ pstech@lagcc.cuny.edu



Venture Showcase

submitted by Sarah Ryan

Meet the founders of 37 of NYU's most exciting startups - all semi-finalists in the $300K Entrepreneurs Challenge. Learn firsthand how they are innovating everything from financial services to education and healthcare to retail by leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, sensors, and more. Network with the many alumni, angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and industry innovators from the NYC startup ecosystem who attend this event.



February NYC Marketing Mixer Networking Happy Hour

submitted by Mabel

Meet and network with startups and marketing colleagues, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers from a cross-section of industries, companies, and levels. Marketers from the following companies have attended in the past: Pepsi, L'Oreal, Pernod Ricard, Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Rosetta, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy, Havas, Thomson Reuters, Bloomingdale's, MTV, and American Express.



Your First Venture Round: Fundraising Advice for Startups

submitted by Danny Garcia

For those entrepreneurs considering a venture path for their startups, we know the road ahead can seem daunting: making the right connections, valuing your company, and closing the deal. Join us as Charlie O'Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge VC) moderates a conversation with Ryley Reynolds, Investor at Thrive Capital, Nnamdi Okike, Co-founder of 645 Ventures, Chantel Waterbury, Founder of Chloe + Isabel, and Rocky Motwani, Co-founder of MyJiko about securing early-stage funding.



ERA February Happy Hour 2/21

submitted by Emily Bell

RSVP here: https://era15hh1.eventbrite.com
Join the ERA team, founders and mentors on 2/21 to learn more about our upcoming Summer program. ERA invests $100K and gives founders access to NYC's leading start-up mentor network and community.
Apply by Mar 29th: http://bit.ly/Apply2ERA *Program Starts June 11th



Products That Count: HuffPo fmr Product Head on Driving Innovation in News

submitted by Sarah Barontini

The news industry has undergone tremendous disruption in the transition to digital, but it also faces its greatest opportunity yet. Mobile, social audiences are reaching news sites in record numbers. HuffPost fmr Product Head Julia Beizer reveals how news publishers are meeting this challenge — building new storytelling techniques and encouraging greater user engagement across devices and platforms.



VentureOut Enterprise - An Enterprise Expedition Pitch Night

submitted by Nithin Donepudi

On February 21st, VentureOut is excited to host the Enterprise Expedition Pitch Night, a night featuring some of the world's most promising startups and our panel of seasoned venture investors focused on innovations in Enterprise.

We start at 6:00 pm with networking, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres so have your tickets ready and be there on time

For more info visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ventureout-enterprise-an-enterprise-expedition-pitch-night-tickets-40930219388



Digital New York Summit & Awards

submitted by Jamie Servidio

The conference will convene NY's information & tech leaders from government and industry for a day-long, dynamic program on the innovative ideas being used to improve the delivery of services to both citizens and government agencies. Specific topics include: Successful Data Strategies; Broadband for All; Trends in Cyber Security and more. Speakers include: Samir Saini, Commissioner, NYC Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications and Miguel Gamino, Chief Technology Officer, NYC.



#TNYSCM #03: Going From Zero To One - Sales and Marketing Tactics For Startups

submitted by Brian Aoaeh

At this event, our speaker, Victor Adefuye, will walk through simple, inexpensive tactics that pre-seed and seed-stage startup founders can employ as they try to start building sales and generating revenue. Bring a notebook and pen/pencil - you'll be able to start employing some of the tactics the very next day.



Webinar: What Recruiters Look For in Our Tech-Driven World

submitted by Kalisa Ndamage

Technology is changing rapidly. Some cars don’t need drivers and checkout-isles don’t need cashiers anymore. AI and machine learning is revolutionizing all industries, but what does this mean for future careers? What opportunities will arise? Which skills are becoming imperative and which are becoming obsolete? How can college students prepare for a jobs in a radically different , tech-driven environment?

Join Tech-Company Senior Recruiter, Scott Bacon, and college student, Kalisa.



Crypto2020: Panel on Cryptocurrency Forks and Pseudo-Forks

submitted by David Park

Crypto2020 is having a panel discussion on February 22 at the Datadog offices in the New York Times Building. The event will feature a discussion on cryptocurrency forks and we're very excited to have an amazing group of guest speakers.

The panel will feature insights from Gregory Rocco (Former Editor in Chief of Investfeed) and Srikar Varadaraj (Co-founder of Chain Intelligence). Crypto Bobby (Youtube and Podcast Influencer) will moderate the panel.



Travel Pitch Night

submitted by Voyager HQ

Crown the Winner at Voyager HQ's Travel Pitch Night

Five innovative travel startup companies will gather at the Voyager Clubhouse to present to a panel of industry leaders and investors. Panelists and audience will judge each startup on presentation, business model's viability, product/market fit, and fundability. Following the announcement of the winner, we will have a networking hour with drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided.

Thanks to our partners



Intro to User Experience Design (UX)

submitted by Aurelia Moser

This 1-day Intro to User Experience Design course runs Saturday 2/24 from 10:30am-3pm.

At its core, User Experience (UX) is defined as how someone feels about in the process of using a product, system, or service. This class is for anyone who makes (or wants to learn how to make) websites, mobile apps, or other software. If you’re a developer, a designer, a project manager, a content creator, or something else, you can integrate UX research and design into your practice.



brunchwork w/ WeWork & Chobani

submitted by Paulina

You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with WeWork Chief Growth Officer David Fano & Chobani Incubator Director Jackie Miller. Enjoy a fireside chat with David and Jackie, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal sweetgreen meal.




M|18 MariaDB User Conference

submitted by Rod Allen

MariaDB is hosting its second annual user conference, M|18, in Tribeca next month – Feb. 26 & 27. This local show is an easy and fun way to learn more about the fastest growing open source database and hang out with MariaDB experts, including the engineers who build the MariaDB software itself.

Exclusively for NY Tech Alliance members, MariaDB is providing a special deal to the first 50 to register with promo code NYTech

FREE conference pass + $49 half-day workshop
Use promo code NYTech




Intro to Adobe XD

submitted by Dannia Guzman

This class is a 2-night series running on Monday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 28 from 7pm-9pm. Adobe XD is the all-in-one UX/UI solution for designing wireframes, user flows and interactive prototypes for websites and mobile apps. Through the course of this class, you'll get a thorough introduction to the design and prototyping features of Adobe XD, as well as it’s integration with other Adobe Apps.You'll leave with readily-applicable skills and we'll be there to answer any questions!



Conversational Interface Practices Across IoT, Voice, and Chatbots

submitted by Quinn

Conversational interfaces are capturing huge mindshare yet there are nuances to creating a delightful experience. Trying to use the exact same style across different device styles like IoT, Smart Speakers, and Chatbots won't lead to an optimal experience.

Join us to learn how best to approach these different interaction modes and create your best user experience!



Brooklyn Pitch Night 2/27

submitted by Emily Bell

Join ERA on 2/27 for the opportunity to pitch your company to our esteemed panel, network with amazing entrepreneurs and learn more about ERA. ERA invests $100K and gives founders access to NYC's leading start-up mentor network and community.
Apply by March 29th: http://bit.ly/Apply2ERA *Program Starts June 11th



Travel Trailblazers Breakfast

submitted by Voyager HQ

Getting your travel startup off the ground? You are not alone!

Expand your network and share insights with other serious early-stage travel founders over coffee at this monthly gathering at the Voyager Clubhouse. We will talk about everything from concept to seed stage and jumpstart partnerships with like-minded, travel startup trailblazers.

Voyager Digital Club Members RSVP for free!

Thanks to our partners
Fareportal & RISE Brewing Co.



ERA Brooklyn Pitch Night 2/27

submitted by Emily Bell

Join ERA on 2/27 for the opportunity to pitch your company to our esteemed panel, network with amazing entrepreneurs and learn more about ERA. ERA invests $100K and gives founders access to NYC's leading start-up mentor network and community.
Apply by March 29th: http://bit.ly/Apply2ERA *Program Starts June 11th



Intro to WordPress

submitted by Jordan Jeffries

What do the NY Times, Jay-Z and Fail Blog all have in common? They all use WordPress! WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform. It is free, open source and easy to use. Any skill level from experienced to novice can get a blog up and running in minutes.

Here is what we'll cover:

Blogging with WordPress
WordPress as a CMS
WordPress Community
Examples of advanced WordPress sites



Dirty Secrets: A Conversation on Startups & SexTech with Polly Rodriguez

submitted by Danny Garcia

Join us for a 1:1 conversation with Polly Rodriguez, Co-founder & CEO of Unbound, and a Co-founder of The Women of SexTech Alliance. Unbound is a sex tech and sexual wellness startup that raised $2.7 million in December 2017 after seeing 700% growth in 2017 and completing $2 million in sales by the end of that year. We'll be discussing how she grew her e-commerce business, content marketing, women in tech, and much more!




Professional Boost

submitted by Jason Malki

Are you a Designer, Marketer, Lawyer, Accountant or other service provider? Need to get to Startups to offer your unique value to them?

To that end, we are creating the Online Event: “ProBoost 2018”

On March 1st StrtupBoost, EENYC, and other partners will simultaneously send a Dedicated Newsletter to >50,000 recipients in Metro NYC to promote YOUR company.



brunchwork w/ General Motors

submitted by Paulina Karpis

You're invited to an unforgettable sweetgreen brunch with General Motors exec Julia Steyn! Enjoy an intimate conversation with Julia, explore the future of cars, curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off...over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal.



Pitching for Funding Event - NYC

submitted by Jim Mac

Pitch Your Startup for an immediate chance to obtain equity funding.

Three investments will be announced at the event.

Then, accelerate your startup with a $100,000 to $250,000 valuation.

Preference in the pitching line-up will be given to registered contestants. Register to pitch by Mar 1st at apply.ventureproductsgroup.com. There is no charge to register.

Audience members will hear up to ten (10) curated pitches and will be able to ask questions. Please see below event link.



Isaac Oates: Startup Advice from the Founder of Justworks

submitted by Danny Garcia

Join us for an intimate conversation with Isaac Oates, Founder & CEO of Justworks, a popular HR platform based in NYC. Isaac founded Justworks in 2012, and since then they've raised over $50 million in venture funding. Prior to Justworks, Isaac was an Amazon Engineer, and the Founder of Adtuitive (acquired by Etsy). We're excited to speak with the founder of one of New York's hottest startups! We'll discuss his entrepreneurial journey, and find the lessons and insights you can carry into your bu



Startup Grind NYC Hosts Lisa Cuesta, Principal at NextGen Venture Partners

submitted by John Matson

On March 7th, come to Startup Grind NYC to meet Lisa Cuesta, Principal at NexGen Venture Partners, a firm bringing a service mentality to venture. Lisa has worked with the product team at Google and the e-commerce team at Pepsi and knows a thing or two about what makes for a fundable product. Share your passions with the Startup Grind community and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs - RSVP today!



ERA Female Founders Pitch Night 3/7

submitted by Emily Bell

RSVP here: https://erafemalefoundersevent.eventbrite.com
Come be a part of NYC’s vibrant female founder community with ERA on 3/7 for an evening of networking and the opportunity to pitch your startup to amazing female entrepreneurs and investors!
Apply to Pitch Here: http://bit.ly/2FcP23f



Service Industry Uses Social Media and Digital Strategies to Rise Up

submitted by Anthony Costagliola

Join SMA for a panel discussion featuring two experts of social media working in the service industry. Panelists Marissa Jacobs, Nicholas Renna, and Neil Foster will join moderator Donna Rivera-Downey as they discuss -

How to market locally with digital and social media strategies and tactics

Success stories and data analytics from seasoned professionals

Reward programs and how they are promoted with social, email marketing and mobile app marketing



Democratize AI Launch: The Future of Work

submitted by Leo Bancou

Democratize AI is a community of individuals interested in exploring the real-life applications and endless possibilities offered by AI and Machine Learning. Join us for the launch of the Democratize AI event series that will take place every first Thursday of the month at Work-Bench!

On March 8th, we will be exploring an exciting topic, the Future of Work: How artificial intelligence and automation are transforming the way humans work? Meet us at Work-Bench on March 8th, at 6pm.




Mojo Product Owner Workshop

submitted by Catherine Louis

This highly interactive 2-day learning experience is for creators of products who are passionate about delighting their customer by solving their true needs. Anyone leading a product development effort, Agile Product Managers, Product Owners, or contributing to product development as team members would benefit from attending. You'll leave armed with a toolkit full of product discovery, design and development skills to help kickstart your next product idea.



ERA 116 3/13

submitted by Emily Bell

Join us on 3/13 and apply for the opportunity to pitch your company and get feedback from our featured guest VC



Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

submitted by Lynn

Opportunity for Female Founders. Apply by MARCH 19 to join us on APRIL 30 for a daylong immersive program designed to impart practical advice and develop actionable skills. Spend the day with business executives, investors and entrepreneurs for sessions on best practices for effective fundraising, overcoming bias in VC interviews, communicating your value proposition, how to deliver the perfect pitch and more.

WEB is on April 30 but deadline to apply is March 19.



Products That Count: 1stdibs CPO on How to Go From PM to CPO on Your Own Terms

submitted by Sarah Barontini

There is no blueprint for career progression in Product Management. It's common to encounter setbacks, lateral moves, and failure. Xiaodi Zhang, CPO at 1stdibs, has had all of those experiences and now leads a team of 27 Product Managers and Designers at 1stdibs. Learn how she transitioned to Product without training or technical experience, survived the dot-com bubble, and navigated through eBay & Gilt to land her dream job at 1stdibs. Without knowing it, Xiaodi created her own career path. In



ERA March Happy Hour 3/21

submitted by Emily Bell

RSVP here: https://era15hh2.eventbrite.com
Join the ERA team, founders and mentors on 3/21 to learn more about our upcoming Summer program. ERA invests $100K and gives founders access to NYC's leading start-up mentor network and community.
Apply by Mar 29th: http://bit.ly/Apply2ERA *Program Starts June 11th




UB Hackathon

submitted by Rahul Chaudhary

UB Hackathon is an intercollegiate hackathon hosted at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. We will be having students from the University of Bridgeport and other universities & colleges to come hack on innovative projects – web hacks, mobile hacks, hardware hacks, you name it. Students will create their own projects from start to finish in a collaborative atmosphere to learn and compete for prizes. This hackathon is open to student only.




Business Development Night

submitted by Jason Malki

A Night For Relationship Creation to Grow Your User Base:

Evening starts off with a 10 minute Lecture by Prof Wazi on how best to optimize interaction, purposefully and fruitfully.

Followed by a short round of introductions to eliminate the “so what do you do?”.
Then a period of 3 minute one-on-one interactions with each each person in the room - to find the right set of people with whom to set follow up meetings for deeper relationships.



Jordan Jeffries

submitted by Jordan Jeffries

You may be thinking about a new career, but where do you start? In which direction should you aim: web design/development, web animation, visual design, UX, or HTML Emails? We created this free seminar to help you make an informed decision and learn about current trends in the industry.



May 31

President's Society Tech

submitted by Tiffany Jackson

Message: LaGuardia Community College is committed to helping diversify the City’s tech talent workforce. Our signature leadership and professional development program, President’s Society: Tech, is seeking 3 partner companies interested in hosting a group of 20 students at their company’s offices to facilitate evening session between April through May 2018. Join this initiative to broaden the pool of people who have access to the tech industry in NYC Please email us @ pstech@lagcc.cuny.edu



Venture Conference 2018

submitted by Ana Mazumdar

The Tech Council’s 21st annual Venture Conference showcases the region’s most promising companies and leading professional service firms. In past years, the Conference has attracted over 500 entrepreneurs, developers, investors, venture capitalists, investment bankers, lenders and other financing groups from the northeast corridor. In addition, students and professional advisors participate in the Conference.



Software Craftsmanship North America

submitted by Li-Hsuan Lung

SCNA is a one-day conference that brings together current and aspiring software developers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, development managers, and technology professionals who are interested in improving their craft, their community, and themselves. We'd love to have you, no matter how broad your interests and experiences are.



She Geeks Out in NYC! Sponsored by CB Insights

submitted by Hannah

Please join us and CB Insights at their gorgeous offices for a fun night of learning, networking, eating and drinking! You'll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly!
Please note that this is a women-only event that intends an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of trans women and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.



Investor Conference 120

submitted by Jason Malki

An opportunity to Present your Startup to a huge Audience of NYC's Leading Tech Investors including VCs, Accelerators, Angels and Business Partners.

60+ Startups and 60+ Investors/Judges are split into 2 Rooms. Each Startup will Pitch using PowerPoint. Investors will have the Contact Information of each of the Presenting Startups - so they can follow up directly to discuss funding.




Small Business Expo 2018 - NEW YORK CITY

submitted by evvnt Platform

Entrepreneurs, startups, decision-makers, anyone who works for a small business or is interested in starting a small business should attend Small Business Expo. Our Expo is a FREE one-day event for businesses to network, build new relationships, exchange ideas, shop for new vendors and attend cutting-edge workshops and presentations.




Digital Asset Management New York 2018

submitted by Jad Fahrat

The growth of digital assets has been phenomenal and the pace of growth AND the importance of managing and monetizing those assets is increasing with each passing month. Over the past 16 years at DAM New York we've seen it all - from slow incremental change all the way to rapid, disruptive, revolutionary change. We've seen it, discussed it, explored its implications and presented opinions on what to do as a consequence.





submitted by Janice

Hack NYC focus’ on our preparation for, and resilience to, the genuine potential for Kinetic Cyber attack. Be part of defining solutions and illuminate risks aimed at Critical National Infrastructure




DigiMarCon East 2018 - Digital Marketing Conference

submitted by DigiMarCon East

DigiMarCon East 2018 is your chance to ...
- Hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry.
- Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices.
- Network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

For more details visit https://digimarconeast.com




DigiMarCon New York 2018 - Digital Marketing Conference

submitted by DigiMarCon New York

DigiMarCon New York 2018 Digital Marketing Conference will be held from May 10th to 11th, 2018 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY. Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon New York 2018 program has been specifically designed to help attendees develop their audience.




Psychology for Digital Behavior Change - New York (2-3 day Workshop)

submitted by Brian Cugelman, PhD (AlterSpark)

This 2-3 day workshop covers the essentials of applying psychology to human-centered websites, apps, and digital campaigns.

Learn how to recognize and apply over 50 principles of design psychology, and develop new skill in conducting psychological audits, persuasive impact tests, and applying behavioral science to information architectures, navigational systems, user flows, wireframes and more.

Afterwards, you'll qualify for our 3rd day workshop on psychological architectures.




Emotional Design Psychology & Neuroscience - New York (2-day Workshop)

submitted by Brian Cugelman, PhD (AlterSpark)

Over 2-days, you'll learn how to apply human-centered design strategies based on the psychology and neuroscience of user emotion, cognition and behavior.

Through formal lessons, hands-on exercises and design challenges, you'll develop a deeper understanding of what emotions are, and learn how to apply emotional design psychology to websites, apps, and other digital products.

Upgrade your skills in emotional design strategy, emotional impact testing, and emotion-targeted wireframing.


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