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What’s Going On in the NYC Startup Community:
Monday, October 10
Graphic Design Fundamentals
1pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Learn the fundamental concepts of graphic design and how to discuss these ideas using key terminology.
CTOSchool (developers only!)
6:30pm at Skylabs, One State Street Plaza, 22nd Floor
Lead and senior developers will discuss the role of the CTO.
Eric Ries Interview & Book Signing
6:30pm at 40 W 4th Street
Erick Schonfield, Chief Editor of TechCrunch, will interview Eric.
Ignite NYC (discount code: startuplove)
6:30pm at Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, 811 7th Ave, 2nd Floor
Check out some awesome 5-minute talks by some of NYC’s brightest geeks.
Tuesday, October 11
Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3
6pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Get up to speed on the two emerging frontend development languages.
Creatives Raising Funds
6:30pm at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Brooklyn
Take the seat of the investor to see how creative leaders are fund-raising or crowd-funding to bring their startups and initiatives to life.
NY Tech Meetup
7pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
Join the largest gathering of NYC technologists for an evening of live demos.
Creating Financial Sustainability for Social Enterprises & Nonprofits
7pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Learn from a group of instructors with decades of experience in social entrepreneurship.
Going Big With Twilio
7pm at Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Floor
Come share stories and a few beers with Twilio CTO Evan Cooke and FakeGirlfriend.co creator Ricky Robinett.
Wednesday, October 12
Twitter Dev Teatime
6pm at Betaworks, 416 W 13th St, Suite 203
NY Twitter devs unite!
VC’s Unleashed: Mock Pitches and Real Feedback
6:30pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Learn firsthand exactly what venture capitalists both love and loathe to hear in a pitch.
How to Get Your First Million Users
7pm at Metro Baptist Church, 410 W 20th St
Come to hear Michael Geer’s story of how he helped found Badoo, and built the site from an idea to a network with over 100m users and $100m in revenue.
Thursday, October 13
NYC Startup Ideation Bootcamp
The Founder Institute will help you improve your idea and come up with new ones.
ER Accelerator Happy Hour
6pm at Connolly’s NYC, 121 W 45th St, 3rd Floor
Free beers and good conversation!
Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown
6:30pm at NYU Stern Business School, 44 W 4th St
Check out 10 startup pitches and the advice they receive from 4 experienced panelists.
How to Get Your Worth in the Work Place
7pm at dzine it, 26 W 23rd St, 4th Floor
Hear from three women who will share their own personal experience of how they got what they want in the work place.
NYC Gaming Meetup
7pm at General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Come meet NYC’s top game designers, developers, businesspeople and creatives across multiple platforms.
Lean Startup Machine
Through Sunday 10/16
Lean Startup Machine is a metrics-driven startup competition where teams learn to identify the key risks in their business model through hands-on mentorship and our framework of tools. Apply to join here.
Friday, October 14
Brown Bones Benefit Party
9:30pm at New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Entrepreneur Amit Gupta was recently diagnosed with leukemia. To fight it, he needs matching bone marrow, and we can help!
What’s Going On Next Week:
Monday, October 17
6:30pm – I’ve got this great idea for a tech startup, now what?
6:30pm – The UX of Lean Startup: Replacing Requirements with Hypotheses
6:30pm – Targeting the Mobile Shopper
6:45pm – NJ Tech Meetup
Tuesday, October 18
6pm – Rocking Out in the Empire State Building
6pm – The Tablet Revolution
6pm – How to Help Your Relationship Survive the Startup Life
6:30pm – Wall Street to Startups Meetup Group
Wednesday, October 19
1pm – Business of API’s Conference
6pm – Hatchery – Are You Serious?
7pm – A Survey and Explanation of the Art Market
Thursday, October 20
8pm – Social Selling with Facebook Apps on the Open Graph
Saturday, October 22
9am – Web Navigation and Faceted Search Design Workshop
Top Upcoming NYC Startup Events
Nov 1 – HTML5 Live
Nov 7-9 – Future of Web Design