This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (a.k.a. “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder of GarysGuide, Mentor at ER Accelerator and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over forty red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Oh iPhone, where art thou?
The iPhone 5 is coming. Or maybe only iPhone 4S. Oh wait, maybe Apple is releasing two iPhones? Engadget says its going to be a new tapered teardrop shape. But Daring Fireball says it’ll remain the same as the current iPhone 4. Radioshack inventory hints its coming to Sprint. And Gizmodo says it may be coming to Cincinnati Bell. With prepaid plans. Going crazzzy yet?! :) Well, not to worry. All will be unveiled in T-1 days. Meanwhile just hang in there, relax, breathe and oh yeah, get ur credit card ready.
Women in Tech
You heard it here first, folks. TaskRabbit is throwing an awesome party celebrating NYC Women in Tech. And yes, guys, y’all are invited too! Don’t thank me, thank the lovely Sarah Welch, TaskRabbit’s NYC founding manager who is putting it all together. Now go grab ur ticket and spread the word.
Party school AND Startup school?
Stanford may or may not be coming to town but don’t think NYU is taking it lying down. The tech / startup / entrepreneurial scene there has slowly been gaining steam what with the popular ITP program (which counts foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley as an alum) and the much-lauded hackNY initiative (keeping kids off the (Wall) streets). And now Tech@NYU is bringing u NYU Startup Week, a whole week of startup + tech craziness!
Ok, now lets take a look at whats going down in the ‘hood this week…
Advertising Week NYC
More events, panels, galas and parties than you can shake your finger at. So here are a few good ones: MySpace AMPd Up Opening Concert, Bloomberg CEO Summit, Wired Innovation Roundtable, Masters of Monetization, Mediabistro AgencySpy Party, Media Insights Breakfast and GeneratioNext Wrap Party.
Monday, 9 a.m. @ Times Center Theater, 242 W 41st Street
Canadian NYCers in Tech Happy Hour
Tech happy hours? Fun! Tech happy hours with Canadians? Even more fun!!!
Monday, 6:30 p.m. @ Undisclosed Location
NYC Music Tech Meetup
All the music+tech goodness u can partake. Demoing will be Eric Davich (Songza), Blake Jennelle (Get Instinct), Andrew Mager (Spotify) and Yang Yang (turntable dot fm).
Monday, 7 p.m. @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
[Advertising Week] Masters of Monetization
Lets face it. Your startup may have all the eyeballs in the world but if u can’t make some decent coin out of it, ur IPO dreams are going to go kaput before u can say the words ‘quiet period’. Teaching some ninja monetization moves will be Tom Arrix (VP Sales, Facebook), Lee Brown (SVP, Sales, Groupon), Mike Gamson (SVP, Global Sales, LinkedIn), Taylor Gray (VP Marketing, Huffington Post), Maria Mandel (VP, Marketing & Media Innovation, AT&T AdWorks) and Andy Wiedlin (CRO, BuzzFeed).
Tuesday, 11 a.m. @ Times Center Theater, 242 W 41st Street
Bridging the Tech Gap New York
So ur lil startup has conquered New York and now the dreams of global expansion are lighting up ur eyes. Next stop, London! But, wait. what to do? where to go? who to meet? Thats why u need to go talk to these folks. Tom Kneen (Head of Olympic Business Development and Economic Legacy, Cisco), Ryan Troy (Senior Director, Boxee), Matthew O. Brimer (Founding Partner, General Assembly), David Blumenstein (Director, Tekworks) and Rob Deeming (Director Strategic Projects, Gilt Groupe). Moderated by Camilla Webster.
Tuesday, 5 p.m. @ Soho House, 29 Ninth Avenue
[NYUSW] Panel: Women in Startups
Its no secret. We need more women in tech & startups and need to #changetheratio. Look no further for inspiration than these ladies. Jenny Fleiss (Co-founder, Rent the Runway), Gauri Manglik (Co-founder, SpotOn), Alexis Goldstein (Founder, Aut Faciam) and Marissa Evans (Founder, GoTryItOn).
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square S
Making Startups Work: Scaling Survival Stories
Wake up in the middle of night sweating and wondering how you’re gonna scale ur startup to millions of users? Well lucky for you, these folks have been thru the tunnel and seen the light at the other end. Come learn from Michael Smith (Thrillist), Chris Maguire (Postling), Ali Khan (Warby Parker), James Linder (Single Platform), Jorge Lopez (Refinery29), Paul deGrandis (TutorSpree) and Ian White (Sailthru).
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Refinery29 Offices, 30 Cooper Square 4th Floor
The Startup + VC event you’re not gonna wanna miss this week. Rockstar lineup of speakers including Dennis Crowley (CoFounder, foursquare), Barry Silbert (Founder, SecondMarket), Jose Ferreira (Founder, Knewton), Eric Hippeau (CEO, Huffington Post), Brian O’Kelley (CEO, AppNexus), Zephrin Lasker (Founder, Pontiflex), Matthew Tucker (President, RecycleBank) and more.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. @ 82 Mercer Street
[NYUSW] Panel: How to Get a Job At a Startup
Decided to pass on big media / wall street / consulting jobs and set ur sights on working for a hot new startup? That is awesome, my friend. And here to walk u thru the next steps are Wiley Cerilli (Founder & CEO, SinglePlatform), Brett Martin (CoFounder & CEO, Sonar), Christina Cacioppo (Analyst, Union Square Ventures) and Jennifer Hyman (Co-founder, Rent the Runway).
Wednesday, 6 p.m. @ Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place
Digital Learning Series: Demos and Discussion October 2011
If you like education and you like technology and you wanna be where the two worlds collide, then this event is right up ur alley. Startups presenting include Chalkable, Desmos, Flat World Knowledge, Knewton and Schoolbinder.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor
Camp Interactive Presents #CItyBash 2011
Camp Interactive is awesome. So go do ur good deed of the week and grab a few tix to the event where u can eat, drink & network and all for a great cause. Now thats what I call #winning!
Wednesday, 7 p.m. @ The Blind Barber, 339 East 10th Street
[Advertising Week] Wired Social Media Summit
There are social media experts and then there is the “Murderer’s row” of social media experts. Benjamin Palmer (CoFounder & CEO, The Barbarian Group), David Sable (CEO, Y&R), Colleen DeCourcy (Founder & CEO, Socialistic), Karl-Heinz Land (Chief Evangelist & SVP, MicroStrategy) and David Karnstedt (President & CEO, Efficient Frontier). Moderated by John Abell (NY Bureau Chief, WIRED.com).
Thursday, 10 a.m. @ Times Center Theater, 242 W 41st Street
TechAviv NY Oct – Founder Stories: Jeff Pulver
Ever wondered what it’d be like if James Lipton interviewed entrepreneurs instead of movie stars? Well wonder no more! TechAviv is launching Founder Stories, a new fireside chat series inspired by the Actor’s Studio. First guest in the hot seat? Twitter investor and #140 conference organizer, Jeff ‘Keni’ Pulver. This should be good.
Thursday, 6 p.m. @ Nixon Peabody LLP, 437 Madison Avenue
How to Build Great Products: Insights October 2011
Want to learn the art and science behind great product development? Well, of course u do! Schooling u on it will be Kevin Kearney (Hard Candy Shell), Dan Porter (OMG Pop), Reece Pacheco (ShelbyTV), Ron Williams (SnapGoods), Stacy Spikes (MoviePass), Ty Ahmad-Taylor (FanFeedr), Jeff Gothelf (The Ladders) and others.
Friday, 9 a.m. @ 29 9th Avenue 5th Floor, The Library
More on the horizon…
Web 2.0 Expo NY on Oct 10 @ Sheraton
Eric Ries Speaks At NYU on Oct 10 @ NYU Paulson
Ignite NYC on Oct 10 @ Sheraton
NY Gaming Meetup on Oct 10 @ General Assembly
Oct NY Tech Meetup on Oct 11 @ NYU Skirball
Tech Madison Avenue 2.0 on Oct 12 @ Ney Center
TaskRabbit Celebrating Women In Tech Party on Oct 13 @ Gallery Bar
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!