Silicon Valley is still king when it comes to startup hubs, but there’s at least one area where NYC has it beat: having a good time for a good cause.
Today they’re announcing that Raise Cache is teaming with hot startup Turntable.fm to bring the social DJ site to life at a party/fashion show in NYC’s State Armory, with the help of some notable figures from the New York tech scene. The event will take place on November 17, and tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite for $70 for general admission, and $30 for students. All of the proceeds will go to HackNY, which you can learn more about in the video below.
Turntable.fm’s founder Billy Chasen will be spinning some mixes (of course), and other guest DJs will include Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Union Square Venture’s Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman, TFLN/Bnter founder Lauren Leto, and Stylecaster founder David Goldberg. And because it’s powered by Turntable, the party’s guests will be able to vote on the selections from their phones.
The event will also include a fashion show starring various tech personalities strutting their stuff on the catwalk. Alas, for reasons I cannot discern, I have not been asked to strut.
Another fun twist: if you remember Everything Butt Art from TC Disrupt NYC (an educational app that teaches kids how to draw), the company’s illustrator Alexis Moniello is drawing giant, nifty depictions of each of the guest DJs (you can see some of them below).