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This Week

Monday

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology
Panel

Pillars of AI Trust: Measure & Quantify Your Machine Learning Practice

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members. Non-members can purchase a ticket here.

Fairness, safety, reliability, explainability, robustness, accountability—it's hard to argue with these as goals for building trust in AI.

These dimensions must be measurable and able to be communicated to show meaningful progress. Much like standardized nutrition labels helped drive more informed consumer choices being able to clearly articulate and compare AI offerings is a big win for all consumers as well as businesses that can differentiate through trust.

Join us to explore an open source and research driven initiative tackling this important issue and leave ready with a framework you can measure your own company's initiatives with.

Event Schedule:

6:00 PM Networking & Food, Beer
6:30 PM Kickoff & Sponsors (IBM, Betaworks Studios)
6:35 PM David Piorkowski, IBM
7:20 PM Second Speaker - TBD
8:00 PM Extended Q&A followed by networking

Tuesday

9:00 AM10:30 AM

Betaworking

Startup Lean Coffee: May 21

Join us at Startup Lean Coffee, a monthly gathering of founders, early employees, advisors, investors, and anyone involved or interested in joining the startup world in any capacity. Our sole purpose is to help each other improve by sharing questions and experiences. All you need to bring is your attention, curiosity, and willingness to share.

Previous topics have included working with offshore dev shops, product experiments, technical co-founder or not, and when to raise money.

We follow a Lean Coffee meeting format, a lightly facilitated meeting where participants democratically build an agenda and discuss each topic for a fixed time, voting to continue discussion or move on to the next topic after the time runs out.

Startup Lean Coffee is hosted by Betaworks Studios. Participation is free; but space is limited.

Tuesday

6:30 PM8:30 PM

Betaworking
Panel

Best Practices and Learnings from Startup Design & Creative Teams

What's a StackUp?

A StackUp is an event where the lead technologists or designers of a pre-screened set of companies show off what they do and how they do it. For this StackUp, only designers can attend. 

The focus of this Design Stackup is Best Practices and Learnings from Startup Design and Creative Teams. 

Wednesday

11:00 AM12:30 PM

Digital Citizenry

The Analog-Digital Conundrum: Why There are No Solutions & What to Do

The move to digital continues to have a profound impact on society, but unintended consequences of rapid technology adoption continue to multiply. This discussion looks at the "first principles" of the relationships between humans and emerging technology, and explores why tech adoption is simultaneously fast yet difficult. Moving beyond just understanding the challenges, possible strategies and paths forward are being prototyped and will be highlighted, particularly around opportunities for collaboration across a diverse set of expertise and disciplines.

Join us on May 22nd for a lunchtime discussion with Todd Richmond, Director at Pardee Rand Tech and Narrative Lab.

Wednesday

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: What is Business for Purpose & Do I Really Need to Build Social Good Into My Business?

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Think lunch sessions are a Betaworks ritual. For the last five years every week around 15 curious individuals have gathered together to talk about a range of subjects. We have covered diverse topics ranging from Crypto, Immigration, Fake News, whether Elon Musk is good or evil, and brands you love versus brands you need.

This Think Lunch will be hosted by Mona Lipson, Director of Strategic Advancement & Corporate Citizenship at Voss Foundation.


This special edition Think Lunch is powered by Badassery.

Thursday

4:30 PM6:00 PM

Brain Wellness

LET’S... play quidditch

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.


Yes, quidditch is real and yes, you're going to want to play immediately.

Join Major League Quidditch in the Library for a quidpong tournament--that's beer pong and quidditch, combined--as you learn more about how muggles have adapted the fictional game from Harry Potter into a national sports league.

Thursday

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Betaworking

Ask Me Anything Live: Jordana Kier of LOLA

Join us for an evening with Jordana Kier, founder of LOLA, as part of Betaworks Studios new series, “Ask Me Anything Live”, featuring giants of the New York startup and investment scene, as they come on-stage to answer any and all of your questions about the who, where, what and why.

Friday

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Frontier Technology

Frontier Tech Deep Dive: May 24

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Join Jared every Friday for lunch and a deep dive into frontier technologies that betaworks ventures finds interesting!

Next Week

Wednesday, May 29

12:30 PM1:30 PM

Brain Wellness

Think Lunch: When Did We Become so Obsessed with The Future?

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.

Think lunch sessions are a Betaworks ritual. For the last five years every week around 15 curious individuals have gathered together to talk about a range of subjects. We have covered diverse topics ranging from Crypto, Immigration, Fake News, whether Elon Musk is good or evil, and brands you love versus brands you need.

This Think Lunch will be hosted by Tameka Vasquez, Associate Director of Marketing at Eigen Technologies.


This special edition Think Lunch is powered by Badassery.

Wednesday, May 29

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Betaworking

Telling Truths: A Conversation with Game Designer Sam Barlow

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members. Tickets for non-members can be purchased here.


Sam Barlow is a director and writer known for games that push the boundaries of interactive narrative. With Silent Hill: Shattered Memories he created a classic that psychologically profiled its players and in Her Story he reinvented the detective genre for the YouTube generation. His next game is the hotly anticipated Telling Lies with Annapurna Interactive.

Join him as he speaks with Playcrafting's founder, Dan Butchko, about the importance of storytelling and interacting with consumers through dynamic narratives, while sharing highlights of his career, thoughts on the future of games, and the upcoming projects he has fans greatly anticipating for.

Friday, May 31

9:00 AM5:30 PM

Frontier Technology

The Future Will be Synthesized

Jun 3 - Jun 9

Monday, Jun 3

6:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology
Panel

Esports VCs on The Current State of The Esports Ecosystem

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members only. Tickets for non-members will be available to purchase.

Esports Industry and Investments is hosting its third event at Betaworks Studios on June 3rd, 2019. A panel of VCs will be discussing their views on various parts of the esports ecosystem, including teams, game developers, tournament organizers, venues, software companies, and 'infrastructure' providers. This will be a unique opportunity to get insights straight from four New York City based investors.

After the panel, we'll open the event up for a general networking session / mixer. The mixer is a great way to meet other industry professionals and build lasting relationships. Complimentary beer/wine and pizza will be served. At 9PM we'll be moving just down the street to Brass Monkey.

Wednesday, Jun 5

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Digital Citizenry

The Feeling of Being Watched: A Social Cinema Screening

In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her hometown was the subject of one of the largest counterterrorism investigations ever conducted in the U.S. before 9/11, code-named “Operation Vulgar Betrayal.” With unprecedented access, The Feeling of Being Watched weaves the personal and the political as it follows the filmmaker’s examination of why her community fell under blanket government surveillance. Assia struggles to disrupt the government secrecy shrouding what happened and takes the FBI to federal court to compel them to make the records they collected about her community public. In the process, she confronts long-hidden truths about the FBI’s relationship to her community. The Feeling of Being Watched follows Assia as she pieces together this secret FBI operation, while grappling with the effects of a lifetime of surveillance on herself and her family.

Jun 10 - Jun 16

Tuesday, Jun 11

3:00 PM4:00 PM

Brain Wellness
Workshop

LET’S... get noodie!

This event is for Betaworks Studios members only.


Everyone will be getting Noodie on June 11th as our the team stops by the S-Bar for a tasting of their innovative ramen! Noodie is a non-GMO, low-sodium answer to traditional packaged instant noodles. Isabel will be on site to let you taste the ramen and ask any questions you may have! (like "how does this taste so good!?")

Wednesday, Jun 12

9:30 AM11:00 AM

Betaworking

Inside The Creative Committee: June 12

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members.

Tickets for non-members are available for $150.
 
Inside the Creative Committee brings together a panel of leading creatives, designers, and brand strategists with our official creative partner, Grey Group, for an intimate and honest review session of one startup’s branding and creative assets.

Attendees get a unique insight into the inner-workings of an elite agency’s creative and design review process in an open yet helpful format. The panel will share their knowledge and provide feedback to a Betaworks Studios member presenting their startup’s creative strategy, branding, or design assets, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the entire room.


Join us for breakfast, discussion, and a look in the mirror at how today’s startups should ultimately be approaching design and branding.


Interested in receiving feedback on your branding? Let us know in the RSVP form.

Thursday, Jun 13

6:00 PM8:30 PM

Betaworking

Ask Me Anything Live: Tim Armstrong

Join us for an evening with the dtx company's Founder & CEO, Tim Armstrong, as part of Betaworks Studios new series, “Ask Me Anything Live”, featuring giants of the New York startup and investment scene, as they come on-stage to answer any and all of your questions about the who, where, what and why.

Friday, Jun 14

8:30 AM10:00 AM

Betaworking

Inside the Investment Committee: How Pitches Work with Primary

This event is free to Betaworks Studios members.

Tickets for non-members are available for $150.

Gain a unique insight into the inner-workings of a VC investment committee during this pitch event and discussion.

One founder will pitch their products to our panel of VCs, followed by a discussion with the VCs on their thoughts, suggestions, and what they look for in a pitch.

 

One Betaworks Studios member will be chosen to pitch their company. If you'd like to submit yourself for consideration, please do so in the RSVP form.

Jun 24 - Jun 30

Tuesday, Jun 25

7:00 PM9:00 PM

Frontier Technology

UnityNYC Meetup: June

Join UnityNYC for their monthly meetup to check out demos built on Unity and network over drinks. 

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