New York City’s Curated Startup Events – The AlleyWatch Event Guide: May 6-9


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Each week we bring 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 May 6th – May 9th, here are our suggestions for navigating the scene:

Monday: 5/6/2013

TheBizDen Business Summit: The Rise of the Chief Listening Officer12:30-5:00PM
1871 Broadway @ NYIT

“TheBizDen Business Summit is back and more rocking than ever. This year’s focus is on the emergence of social media and its importance to startups, individuals, students and even large fortune 1000 companies. Do you listen to your audience on social media platforms? Why should one even bother?”

Tuesday: 5/7/2013

Innovating for the Connected Home, Living Room and TV
570 10th Avenue @Yotel

“Are you an entrepreneur, developer, investor, tech executive or other professional with a brilliant idea, product or service for the digital living room or smart home? MIT Enterprise Forum of New York and Verizon FiOS invite you to bring your best ideas to one of the only events focused on how to build and roll out new products and services for today’s high-speed IP-connected home.”

Content Meets Commerce: A Discussion with Refinery29, Lyst & Fohr Card6:30pm
29 9th Ave @ Soho House

“As the line between brands and publishers becomes increasingly blurred, so does the line between content and commerce. In this ever-evolving world, marketers must learn to adapt, developing strategies that are driven by content and conversation – not just by products and services.”

May 2013 NY Tech Meetup7pm-9pm
566 Laguardia Place, Skirball @NYU

“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: 5/8/2013

MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Presents: Healthcare IT – New York’s Next Big Thing5:30pm-8:30pm
7 Time Square

“Due to the combined efforts of entrepreneurs, investors, and incubators/accelerators in the New York area, it is fair to say that New York is becoming a hub for healthcare IT innovation. Join us as we learn about the latest in healthcare IT innovation.”

Thursday: 5/9/2013

Investor Feedback Forum6:30pm-8:30pm
1290 6th Ave @Microsoft

Graham Lawlor and his ULS team offer an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their startups in front of a panel of reputable investors. The format consists of timed pitches, questions from both the investors and the audience, and highly valuable feedback from the panel.  Even if you are not interested in pitching, there is value in attending, as you get a very good idea of what the pitch process is like in front of New York City based investors.  This month’s investor judges are Brian Cohen, Jason Klein, Bradley Harrison and Rahul Gandhi.

For more, please visit the full calendar of startup and tech events in New York.

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