Top Creative Tech Events in NYC | End of Oct 2016

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Here's a curated list of events for the upcoming two weeks, hope you will find it useful. Enjoy!

News Digest:

  • Using an Algorithm to Figure Out What Luxury Customers Really Want - Harvard Business Review
  • Amazon is developing a 3D modeling system to solve online clothes shopping’s biggest problem - Quartz
  • Department Stores Are Not Necessarily A Young Brand'S Friend - Fashionista
  • We're Getting Closer to Clothing Made Entirely by Robots - Quartz
  • 7 companies that will make you rethink what fashion can do - Brooklyn
  • Pre-commerce and the future of fashion - Medium


Tuesday, Oct 18

6:00pm - 9:00pm VR/AR Event for Retail & eCommerce

The VR/AR Association is inviting all retailers and VR AR solution providers to retailers to this event at the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan. Join us for wine, cocktails, food, and demos! Presentations & demos from: aisle411 - AR Solutions for Retailers using Google Tango and Mativision - VR Applications for E-Commerce Price: Free Location: Park Central Hotel, 870 7th Ave

6:30pm  Startup Funding 101 - How to Raise Capital for Your Idea

Join us for this beginner fundraising workshop, which will provide practical, step by step advice, and feature talks from entrepreneurs who have successfully raised money for their businesses, and investors actively funding businesses. Learn expert tips, big pitfalls to avoid, what investors are looking for, how equity works, and more. Join us for a great event! Price: Free Location: Rise NYC, 24 W 24th St, 2nd Fl

6:30pm – 8:30pm Tech And...

We interact with technology every single day. But have you ever stopped to really think about how it impacts your daily life? Technology has changed — and will continue to change — the way we live, work and play.  Price: Free Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Wednesday, Oct 19

9:00am SheWorx Breakfast

With Henry Davis (President/COO, Glossier). This week's breakfast will focus on Building Your Brand in Conjunction with Your Customer. We will discuss how to: effectively build customer opinion into your brand, the type of brands best suited to do this, ways to spark conversations with your customers and measure this engagement  Price: $35 Location: TBD

6:30pm - 9:00pm Brunchwork+ w/ Casper (After Hours)

Explore opptys @ Casper over delicious midnight brunch & drinks. With Neil Parikh (Co-Founder/COO), Taryn Laeben (CXO), Scott Breitenother (VP Data & Analytics), Terri Rockovich (VP Mktg), Lindsay Kaplan (VP Comms). Price: $40 Location: Casper HQ, 45 Bond St, 2nd Fl

6:30pm - 8:30pm ERA Female Founders Night

With Jennifer Li (Founder, Musefind), Karen Moon (Founder, Trendalytics), Lizzy Klein (Founder, LK adVentures), Jessica Peltz (KBS Ventures), Beth Temple (ERA). Price: Free Location: ERA Accelerator, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl

Thursday, Oct 20th

6:00 - 8:00pm NYC // Wearables + Wellness

Join Leesa + Third Wave Fashion for an evening at the Leesa Dream Gallery! Look at some of the best wearables for wellness on the market today—like smart yoga pants that vibrate to help correct your yoga posture, and possibly the most beautiful fitness tracker out there today—and try the “dangerously comfortable” Leesa mattress. Price: Free Location: The Leesa Dream Gallery 112 Wooster Street, SoHo

6:30pm Future of Curation - Artificial Intelligence & Creativity 

Join us for the next installment in our "Are you smart enough for the intelligent future?” series that tackles the machine learning revolution and the many processes it will have an impact on in our lives and jobs. Featuring panelists from Etsy, TIME, and EyeEm, we’ll be talking about the evolution of curation, and how the next great photo you see might have been picked by an algorithm.  Price: Free Location: Huge, 45 Main St, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn

6:30pm - 9:00pm Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) For Good

Join us for an evening of short talks, panels and audience participation around the future of Artificial Intelligence. Hear from leaders in the field shaping this emerging technology for a variety of use-cases, from anti-trolling initiatives and social impact to clean energy and medicine. Price: Free Location: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, 2nd Fl

6:30 - 8:30 The Quarter-Life Breakthrough Book Launch 

How can you make a living doing work that’s deeply meaningful to you? How can you get paid for who you are? Is it possible to make a career change once you’ve spent years already going down one path? How can you find a job that actually makes you excited to wake up in the morning? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, then this special event is calling your name. Price: Free Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

7:00 - 10:00pm Speaker Series featuring Alan Eckstein 

Entrepreneur night, on October 20th, Kin Spaces will be hosting the well-known and talented Alan Eckstein. Alan is a co-founder and the design director of Timo Weiland, one of the most prominent fashion brands in NY. Price: Free Location: Kin Spaces 442 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Tuesday, Oct 25

7:00pm Models of Human-Information Interaction for UX Design

In this presentation, acclaimed UX expert Peter Pirolli will discuss a series of increasingly complex human-information problems and contexts that have been addressed over the years by increasingly complex theories and models of human cognition and behavior. Price: $20 Location: LMHQ, 150 Broadway

7:00pm Startup Grind

With Marc Nager, Co-Founder of Startup Weekend and former CEO of UP Global and Chief Community Officer at Techstars.  Price: $20 Location: DigitalOcean, 101 Ave of the Americas

Wednesday, Oct 26 

6:30 – 8:30 pm Refinery29 + Ga: Mentorship In Tech

For today’s tech managers, fostering and developing junior talent extends far beyond making the hire. Join General Assembly and the team at global media brand Refinery29 for a panel event focused on the critical role mentorship plays in empowering tomorrow’s tech leaders. Price: Free Location: GA New York City (East) 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

7:00pm Alley NYU Launch Party

Celebrating Alley's partnership w/ StartedEd at NYU. Price: Free Location: Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow St

Thursday, Oct 27 

6:00pm Future of Digital Publishing

Bringing Together the City's Publishing Professionals. We'll be joined by The New York Times' Bryan Davis who will share how The Times approaches topics like audience development, reader engagement, and content distribution. Price: Free Location: Work-Bench, 110 5th Ave, 5th Fl 

Monday, Oct 31 

5:00pm Investor Roundtable w/ Box Group

With Heston Berkman (Box Group). Price: Free Location: District Cowork, 1204 Broadway, 4th Fl

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