The AlleyWatch Event Guide: March 18-22


Each week we’ll be bringing you a handy guide to just a few of the events we think should not be missed. On any given night, there are too many events. You can’t attend all of them and neither should you unless you’re a career socialite. For the week of March 18-22, let us help you navigate the scene:

Monday: 3/18/2013

NYC March Business Networking Mixer
  • 6-9PM
  • Chelsea Manor: 138 West 25th Street
  • $10 in advance

Business professionals from a diverse group of industries raise a toast to friendship in this monthly networking mixer that features sponsor companies showcasing their business-related products and services.

NY Founder Institute First Look Showcase
  • 6:15-8:30PM
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • Free!

The NY Founder Institute “ an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies” holds an event for top graduates of their program in the process of fundraising to demo their products to an audience of investors, advisors, entrepreneurs, and press. Keynote speaker is Gabe Zichermann, CEO of Dopamine Inc., whose work with gamification we covered in Why and How Gamification Works.

Tuesday: 3/19/2013

March 2013 NY Tech Meetup
  • 7:00PM-12AM
  • NYU Skirball Center
  • $10

“Join fellow technologists for an evening of live demos from companies developing great technology in New York.” This is “the” event of the New York Tech scene…so much so that they have to sell tickets in three batches at separate dates and usually live stream the event to a few locations because there is just not enough room for all the technologists to be in one place anywhere in the city. Check out AlleyWatch’s past coverage in A Milestone: The New York Tech Meetup Hits 30! Be there or be obsolete.

Wednesday: 3/20/2013

Working Together on Your Startup: Co-Founders and Co-Working
  • 7PM
  • Culturefix: 9 Clinton Street
  • $10

“The evening will be full of demos from great new startups and New York successes, including: Trello, Psych: the Social Sector, Mani Diaries, and Uprise Art.” There will also be presentations, a Q&A, Networking, and a raffle.

Thursday: 3/21/2013

Women in Tech: Tech Panel
  • 6:30-10:00PM
  • AlleyNYC: 500 7th Avenue
  • Free!

An in depth discussion of some of the hottest topics surrounding women in the tech industry led by a panel of highly credible women in the community. Featured panel members include: Anna Khan a Venture Capitalist at Bessemer Venture Partners, Nikki Stevens the Director of Engineering at Refinery 29, Merrill Beth Ferguson the Vice President of Technology at Jirafe, Cailin Nelson the VP of Engineering at Turntable FM, Carol Mirakove the Quality Assurance Lead  at Bitly, Lindsay Bressler the GM Merchandising and Strategy at OpenSky, and Samantha Epstein the Practice Manager at Workbridge Associates.

Fireside Chat with William Peng, VC at Raptor Ventures
  • 7-10PM
  • Meetup HQ, 632 Broadway
  • $5

A chat with William Peng, currently a VC at Raptor Ventures and formally an operator at several startups, on “what Lean means to a VC”.

For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit the AlleyWatch calendar.

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