Creative & Fashion Tech Start Up Events in NYC | 4/23/17 - 5/11/17

Dear Friend,

The intro to the mindful living series continues. Maybe it will become an integral part of this newsletter to balance out the material-oriented world covered below. This is just something I truly believe in and feel the need to spread it to the community of the like minded people. Many of us live our lives unconsciously most of the time, failing to recognize our feelings and reactions on the world around us. We create our own comfortable reality shaped by our experience and as a result, we often miss the Truth. This Farnam Street blog post discusses how our perceptions are distorted and that we do not necessary see things around us as they truly are. "Self-justification is a portrayal of the brain that, despite its stated goals or desires, is not interested in truth, but rather self-preservation. Admitting you were wrong may save relationships and lives, it may prevent distress and war, but it will also force you to admit that the narrative you have constructed about yourself is wrong. And depending on how committed you are to that narrative, you may be unable to even see that you made a mistake, let alone confront it." As soon as we open our eyes and become more conscious and empathetical to one another, we will realize that “our past selves need not be a blueprint for our future selves".

And to the letter.

News Digest:

  • The crisis of retail - Medium
  • New Meaning of Fast Fashion - New York Times
  • How wholesale brands are deciding whether or not to go direct-to-consumer - Glossy
  • Colette hosts fashion and technology exhibition in Paris windows - Fashion & Mash
  • Amazon won a patent for an on-demand clothing manufacturing warehouse - Recode


Tuesday, Apr. 25th

6:30pm Adapting Your Communication & Branding To US Market

Entering a new market comes with a unique set of challenges. How do you adapt to capture the right customers? Julio Terra, Director of Design and Technology Outreach at Kickstarter will answer this question for you. Price: Free Location: Alley Chelsea, 119 W 24th St, 4th Fl

Wednesday, Apr. 26th

6:30pm Developing Stories - The Women Shaping Media Tech

Featuring a panel moderated by Ward and including Bustle Senior Engineer Zahra Jabini, Vox Media Design Director, Vogue Front-End Engineer Simone Hill, and The Ladders Editor-in-Chief Heidi Moore, “Developing Stories: The Women Shaping Media Tech” will explore the increasingly essential tech behind this never-more-relevant field and shine a light on the pioneering women who build and utilize that tech. Price: Free Location: The Flatiron School, 11 Broadway, Ste 260

Thursday, Apr. 27th

6:30 - 8:30pm Faster, Smarter Decision-Making With A Fortune 1000 Adviser

 A presentation by Al Pittampalli, the author of the book Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World. Price: Free Location: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

7:00 – 9:00pm Designers+Geeks - Cultivating The New

Daniel Soltis (User Experience Director at Moving Brands) will uncover the secrets behind building an R&D approach into your work—whether you're based in an agency or a business. Price: $20 Location: Spotify HQ, 45 W 18th St

Friday, Apr. 28th

 12:00pm Aol BUILD Series - Frances Valentine

After walking away from her namesake brand in 2007, Kate Spade returned to fashion last spring with a new accessories label, "Frances Valentine." Hear her story during this event. Price: Free Location: BUILD Studio, 692 Broadway

4:00pm Parsons Music+Tech Presents 

An art and design talk with Monome, a New York-based music technology company, and electronic music artist Karl Fousek. Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain will discuss their company Monome, focusing on matters of design, technology, and growing a community of users. Price: Free Location: Parsons School of Design, 6 E 16th St, 12th Fl

Friday, Apr. 28th - Sunday, Apr. 30th

Startup Weekend - Travel Tech Edition

Pitch, build MVP, test and present your travel tech start up idea and meet fantastic like-minded people! Price: $149 Location: Voyager HQ, 137 W 25th St

Tuesday, May 2nd

5:30pm - 9:00pm Design Driven

Featured speakers include: Bradford Shellhammer, Head of Personalization & Engagement at eBay, Jonathan Smiley, Product Design at Facebook, Deepa Subramaniam, VP of Product at Kickstarter Price: Free Location: BuzzFeed, 111 East 18th Street

6:30 - 8:30pm The Future Of Cognitive Development

During this panel, you'll gain a better understanding of​ how cognitive learning is impacting education a​s well as the ​new skills needed to drive collaborative environmental shifts that encourage technologies to learn and improve over time. Price: Free Location: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

7:00pm - 9:00pm Leveraging Tech to Grow Your Brand

This panel will bring together technology leaders from the fashion industry to explain where technology is taking the future of retail. Price: Free Location: Galvanize NYC 315 Hudson St, New York, NY

Thursday, May 4th

6:30 - 8:30pm Talk Data To Me

Listen to thought-leaders from the New York City data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life. They’ll cover how today’s wealth of data drives business and product decisions across a range of industries, and share their visions for the future. Price: Free Location: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Friday, May 5th

8:30am - 7:00pm 2017 Global Digital Futures Policy Forum - A Fragmenting Internet?

The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University is hosting its annual Global Digital Futures Policy Forum on May 5. The forum will examine the consequences of pressures towards internet fragmentation for cyber issues, with an opening keynote by Eric Schmidt. Price: Free Location: Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave

Monday, May 8th

5:30pm GENERATION STARTUP - An Exclusive Documentary Screening & Panel

Screening of a powerful film that follows six recent college graduates as they put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it really takes to launch a startup. Price: Free Location: Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Ave

Thursday, May 11th

6:30 - 8:30pm The Edge Of Innovation

Join GA for a series of intimate fireside chats, exploring how innovation has fundamentally changed traditional fields like advertising, journalism, music, and finance — and what they expect to see in the next five years. With Alex Poon COO & Founder, x.aiPrice: Free Location: General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

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