5 NYC Tech Events This Week That You Can Not Afford to Miss


Here’s our curated list of a few NYC startup events for this week.

On Thursday evening , vLab is connecting entrepreneurs to high-powered CIOs with trillions allocated in spending. This is your chance to work with established companies to build products that are in demand during this reverse pich and virtual hackathon – CIO Reverse Pitch + Hackathon at WeWork Chelsea.

On Tuesday evening our friends at Alley NYC are hosting an evening of thoughtful discussions with investors J Sklyer Fernandes, Alex Iskold and Summet Shah about what goes through the mind of investors when considering startup investment – VC Insider: The Ins & Outs of Raising Money with VCs at AlleyNYC.

On Wednesday evening our friends at VentureOut will host a showcase of Polish tech companies presenting to an impressive roster of NY- based investors from Loeb Associates, ff Venture Capital, MESA Ventures, and Empire Angels – Betas & Belvedere, a Polish Pitch Night.

On Thursday evening, our friends from Code Interactive are shining a spotlight on the individuals who are championing the movement to increase diversity in STEM education with an evening soiree featuring open bar, silent auction, hors doeuvres, and musical guests. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding the computer science education of 100 new low-income NYC public high school students – The Diversity in Tech Awards at the Bowery Hotel.

On Saturday and Sunday, Janine Just and Sabine Hitchen are producing two days of weekend programming focused on helping businesses build their brand featuring expert thought leaders, panels, workshops, tools, and templates to amplify your brand – Amplify Your Brand Masterclass at Wix.

For a full listing of upcoming events for the NYC startup and tech community, please visit the AlleyWatch NYC Tech and Startup Event Calendar.


About the author: Reza Chowdhury

Recognized as a global thought leader in the startup ecosystem, Reza Chowdhury offers more than 15 years experience in emerging technology, which he brings to AlleyWatch as CEO and Founder. Through the course of his career, Reza has had the privilege of working to drive businesses from conception to eventual exit by deploying the acumen gained in his previous roles. His latest professional endeavors have allowed him to work very closely with thriving global technology and startup ecosystem.

Reza is also the founder of New York Startup Lab, which brings technology and knowledge based solutions to the entrepreneurial community with a specific focus on early stage companies. He began his career as securities trader on Wall Street.

Reza is often a featured international speaker, moderator, and judge at numerous events on technology and global entrepreneurship and was a featured presenter at the first Facebook Developer Garage in NYC. Both Reza and the companies he has been involved with have received accolades and recognition from prominent organizations including the fbFund. Reza was has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in NYC Tech by TechWeek on several occasions and is a NYC Venture Fellow, a world-class, year-long fellowship program designed to help high-potential entrepreneurs scale their ventures.

Reza is also an advisor to SD Asia and Dublin Globe, two organizations that are fostering the growth of local entrepreneurial ecosystems as well as an Mentor to the Grameenphone Accelerator.

Reza holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Georgetown University and completed his bachelors in Economics at the University at Albany. Reza has also completed certification programs in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Oxford University as well as International Business at New York University.

If you are interested in having Reza Chowdhury speak or moderate at one of your events, please send an email with the details of your event. If you contact us at this email for any reason other than what’s stated above, your correspondence will invariably be deleted.

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