Creative & Fashion Tech Start Up Events in NYC | 3/28/17 - 4/6/17

Dear Friend,

Now that we've stepped into the 🌷Spring🌷 season, just wanted to share with you what's been on my mind for the past few months... All the creative and fashion tech stuff is great, inspiring, exciting and keeps us running forward & reaching further career heights! But we all understand that this is all an outside, a material world. What really matters is very different. It's the mental health, relationships, kindness and the community that actually keep us going. In order to stay sane and continue developing as emotionally intelligent humans, we have to remember to be aware, present and conscious of every word we say, action we take, thought we generate. After all, no matter what's going on around us or in our career, the real power comes within us. The power to deal with difficult situations, power to turn obstacles into opportunities, power to make wise decisions - all this lives within us. Angelia Müller, my inspiration and a thought leader, perfectly described it here. The real challenge is to learn and remember to use this power regularly. I thought it would be worth sharing some valuable and very accessible resources that help me tremendously to stay more focused, aware and emotionally stable: weekly attending this philosophy school and listening to someone as perfect and open-hearted as Eckhart Tolle, follow and set to "See First" Facebook page, daily use Aura app and set up hourly Mindfullness reminders. Then watch your life transform.

Let's take this opportunity to pause, acknowledge this beautiful moment and breathe...

And now to the letter.

News Digest:

  • Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI - The Verge

  • Shopify: The Invisible Selling Machine - Fortune
  • SXSW 2017: Tech takeaways from AI to blockchain for the fashion and retail industries - Fashion & Mash
  • Trying on the Levi’s and Google smart jacket at SXSW feels like the future -Forbes
  • How AI will make commerce as natural as talking to a friend - LinkedIn
  • Stitch Fix creates garments using artificial intelligence as more firms seek to develop creative software - WSJ
  •’s app helps you buy the products in your screenshots - TechCrunch
  • Rebecca Minkoff Doubles Down on ‘See Now, Buy Now’ Amid Layoffs - Business of Fashion


Monday, Mar. 27th

6:30 - 8:30pm Next Wave in E-Commerce

The founders of Zola (the coolest wedding registry), Eloquii (Plus size-focused direct-to-consumer brand), and Rockets of Awesome (Subscription for kidswear) will discuss consumer behavior trends that inform their business strategy, and which new technologies they are excited to integrate into their customer experiences and platforms. I wouldn't miss this event. Price: Free Location: Rise, 43 West 23rd St.

Tuesday, Mar. 28th

7:00 - 9:00pm Finding the new computing interface paradigm

We all know that our computers will become a natural extension of the body and senses. The talk will cover new levels of creativity, productivity and collaboration. Personally, I'm very excited to attend this event. Price: Free Location: GA NYC (Manhattan), HQ 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

6:30 - 9:30pm Verizon FWD/ presents #BEBOLD: Trailblazing the Future

Meet top women of Verizon and Aol who will be sharing their insight on career growth, self-branding, workplace politics, and women’s future footprint in STEM roles. Price: Free Location: Alley Chelsea, 119 West 24th Street

6:00 - 8:00pm Is the Blockchain the Next Internet?

We all have to know and understand what blockchain is and how it's going to impact our digital future. Here's your chance. Price: Free Location: LMHQ 150 Broadway

Wednesday, Mar. 29th

 6:30 - 8:30pm Digital Magazine Tech Talk

Hear from the of senior executives about how the magazine industry is responding to this shift and what the future holds. There will be execs from Hearst, Conde Nast. Price: $36 Location: UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street

6:30 - 8:30pm  Emotional Intelligence for Product Management

This topic is super timely for me personally. As I practice emotional intelligence daily there's still a long way to go in perfecting it in different areas of my life. This event will teach you to control your emotion and have better self-awareness when building products, how to motivate yourself when times get rough and how to motivate the team to get things done.  Price: $10 Location:  Product School NY, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Fl

Thursday, Mar. 30th

6:00 - 9:00pm Wearables Beyond Watches

You must attend this simply just to hear Maddy Maxey (CEO, Loomia) speak. She's such an incredible innovator in the technological fabrics and wearable space, you don't want to miss to get to know her. Price: Free Location: Ustwo, 26 Broadway

Monday, Apr. 3rd

6:00 - 8:00pm  Intuition Salon - Getting What You Want

Apparently intuition and energy play big roles in building a life and business we desire. Let's go to this event and find out more about using our intuitive side! Price: $15 Location: WeWork - Charging Bull, 25 Broadway, 9th fl.

Tuesday, Apr. 4th

7:00pm NY Tech Meetup + Afterparty

The biggest and arguably the best quality tech meetup in NY. Must visit at least once. But you'll want to visit its next editions for sure. Pitches by facinating startups, huge space and afterparty! Price: $10 Location: NYU Skirball Ctr For Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place 

Wednesday, Apr. 5th

5:45 - 9:00pm Design Driven NYC #26

Best in class event on digital design space. Featuring 3-4 presentations from design leads of the coolest start ups. One of my favorite monthly meetups! Price: Free Location: BuzzFeed 111 East 18th Street 

6:30pm Raising Capital With Design Thinking

Raising money for a start up is hard. But leveraging iterative product design, thoughtful customer development, and more strategic design thinking can help put together a compelling narrative to demonstrate the power of entrepreneurs ideas. I'm going.  Price: Free Location: WeWork Chelsea, 115 W 18th St

Thursday, Apr. 6th

6:00pm Global Founders

Visit the stunning spark labs space and listen to the panel discussion featuring amazing founders & innovators from all over the world and who created technology businesses in NYC. Price: Free Location: Spark Labs Bryant Park, 25 W 39th St, Fl. 14

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