For the third straight year, NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) is bringing the best of New York City technology to SXSW with NY Tech Meetup: Austin which will be held on Saturday, March 8, at The Rio, 601 Rio Grande, Suite 200/300, Austin, TX, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Co-hosted by NYTM and Gust and presented by Shutterstock, the event will feature a full NYTM demo event with presentations from some of New York’s most promising up-and-coming tech companies, including Aereo, Skillfeed, QLovi, Topi, Kinsa, Moven, MongoDB, HeTexted, Canary, 1 Second Everyday and more. Attendees can also enjoy a late morning meetup that will bring together investors and entrepreneurs, and a technology and recruitment showcase featuring top NYC technology companies, all capped off with a closing party.
“One of the most important things we can do for the New York tech community is to make the rest of the nation and, ultimately, the world aware of all the amazing things that are being created here every day,” said Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NYTM. “We’re excited to give some of the top innovators in NYC a chance to shine at SXSW while exposing the creativity of New York City’s tech ecosystem as a whole to the world.”
“Shutterstock is thrilled to support the NY Tech Meetup and fellow NY tech companies that will be showcasing their work at SXSW. Like Shutterstock, SXSW is all about the convergence of art and tech and we are inspired by the strength and creativity of the NY tech community that attends every year,” said Shutterstock VP Corporate Development, David Fraga.
NY Tech Meetup: Austin is free to attend, but guests must RSVP in advance for each portion of the event via Eventbrite (https://nytmaustin2014.eventbrite.com). The event is first come, first served and an RSVP does not guarantee admission. Schedule updates and general event information can be found at www.nytmaustin.com.
The currently confirmed schedule for the event is below:
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Investor and Entrepreneur Meetup – Hosted by Gust
Meet top investors and fellow entrepreneurs at a casual meetup.
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NY Tech Showcase and Recruitment Fair – Presented by NYCEDC
Explore New York tech companies and current job opportunities.
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
NY Tech Meetup
Enjoy one of NY Tech Meetup’s famous demo events, featuring demos from top New York tech companies.
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us after the Meetup to network with fellow attendees.
Couldn't make it to the meetup? You can watch the video stream, provided by the folks at MLB Advanced Media right HERE at http://atmlb.com/1mKYDmO.
Here is the lineup for the March 4, 2014 NY Tech Meetup (listed in alpha order):
Collaborizm is a venture aiming to break down the collaboration silos that exist in large communities, by matching entrepreneurially and creative minded people to each other based on aspects of team building psychology, personality type, and collaborative interests, and then letting users team up to build and ideate together.
Peatix is a global event ticketing platform that provides event organizers with powerful tools to create, promote, manage and sell out events of all sizes.
RentHackr: Connect with the best apartments before they hit the market
ScoreSync: Collaborative digital sheet music that revolutionizes music education, rehearsal, and creation.
Sense Health: The simplest way to support patients in between appointments.
Shodogg’s patented technology powers the Internet of Screens – connecting digital content to any number of web-enabled screens in the world.
VerbalizeIt: The world's first human-powered translation platform
Ziggeo's API: easy video recording and playback (just 2 lines of code); add videos to user profiles, feature video comments and messages, include videos in product reviews or come up with any other amazing new use of video.
Couldn't make it to the meetup? You can watch the video stream, provided by the folks at MLB Advanced Media right HERE at http://atmlb.com/1inmvrb.
Here is the lineup for the February 4, 2014 NY Tech Meetup (listed in alpha order):
Better than a smoke detector: Birdi monitors air quality, everyday health hazards, pollution and emergencies like fire and carbon monoxide so you can stay connected and protected in your home.
Charmtech Labs LLC (Capti)
Capture your freedom with Capti Narrator: listen to everything you want to read
Confide: Bringing off-the-record professional communication to the digital world
DOWN: Safe, Anonymous Dating In Your Social Network
Lenddo is the world's first online platform that helps the emerging middle class use their social connections to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services.
Radiator Labs: Take control of your radiator.
ThinkUp is personal analytics for social media, explaining in simple language how to get more out of the time you spend on Twitter or Facebook.
Twenty Percent Games (Circle Stop)
Twenty Percent Games: Making playful things by any means.
Uncharted Play (Soccket)
Uncharted Play is a for-profit social enterprise that creates energy-harnessing play products.
Vibease: The world's first wearable smart vibrator.
*Please READ - Special Content Note: This month, NY Tech Meetup will be featuring two companies (Vibease and Down) who are innovating in the sex+tech space at the end of our monthly program. These demos will begin at approximately at 8:40 to 8:45 p.m. The content of these demos will be safe for work, but as the topics being discussed relate to sex, parents should use their discretion as to what they feel is appropriate for their own children.
January 7, 2014 – NY Tech Meetup (NYTM) today announced a partnership with The Flatiron School, a New York-based educational institution that trains aspiring web developers. The school will provide NYTM with two full-time Hackers-in-Residence: Saron Yitbarek and Vinney Cavallo, both of whom are graduates of The Flatiron School’s Fall 2013 class. As NYTM’s first Hackers-in-Residence, Saron and Vinney will be building and updating web-based products that provide value to NY Tech Meetup’s members and to the community as a whole, and serving as community ambassadors.
“We’re very thankful for the support of The Flatiron School, and are excited to be working with Saron and Vinney. Their work will not only benefit the members of NY Tech Meetup but the New York tech community at large,” said Jessica Lawrence, Executive Director of NYTM. “As a growing non-profit organization, the technical platforms we offer our members from our website to our portal for women in technology are of growing importance. We’re looking forward to their work helping us to promote, diversify, and support our community.”
“Our dream in starting the Flatiron School was to create a sustainable talent pipeline for the New York Tech Community and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with NYTM to continue building the technology ecosystem in New York. As a New York-based web development school, we know firsthand the tremendous impact that NYTM has had in galvanizing the local technology community, and we’re thrilled to partner with them so that they can continue that tradition,” said Avi Flombaum of The Flatiron School. “Saron and Vinney were both outstanding students, and we’re excited that they have been given this opportunity to shine.”
To learn more about The Flatiron School, visit www.theflatironschool.com.