This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “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 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Holiday Par-ttaayy Season!
Well you know what they say. ‘Tis the season to be jolly … and get wasted! And I thought I’d do my part and point u in all the right directions to where all da bingeing and debauchery be happenin’ this week. So in addition to my regular featured list of events below and Adrianne’s crash worthy parties list, here are a few other holiday parties that you might find interesting:
Dec 12: DIY Holiday Festival @ New Work City
Dec 13: Annual NYC UX Community Holiday Party @ Forum Lounge
Dec 14: Women in Wireless Holiday Party sponsored by Where at Roger Smith Hotel
Dec 14: NY Creative Interns One Year Anniversary Bash at Wix Lounge
Dec 14: Brooklyn Design & Technology Meetup Holiday Party at Bitmap Creative Labs
Dec 15: MongoDB Holiday Hack Fest at Boxee
Dec 15: NY Tech Holiday Cocktail Reception at Rosie O’Gradys
Red Tie Sponsorship Update
A big thank you to all the awesome, wonderful, inaugural Red Tie sponsors including The Cools, Pivotal Labs, Inkba, RakTech Fund and Summit Service. Thank you Miles, Josh, Dina, Heather and James! Interested in putting ur awesome logo sticker on the world’s most famous Red Tie? Want me to talk up your company to the hundreds of thousands of influential people I schmooze with at events (VCs, super angels, entrepreneurs, media execs, bloggers, starry-eyed autograph-seeking groupies)? Itching to get a piece of the tie action? Well, of course u do! So give me a holler at gary [at] garysguide.com for more details.
And now lets see which events have the most potential to get hammered at this week…
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 42
A chat with Somak Chattopadhyay, Partner at Tribeca Venture Partners
Monday, 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue 6th Floor
NYC Gaming December Meetup
Presenting demos will be Scott Price (Gamestar Mechanic), Randall Li (Hexagonal Rochambeau), Yasmin Safdie (Globaloria), Chris Thur (WildChords) and Ellen Dudley (PeopleHunt).
Monday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor
NJ Tech Meetup 20
Featured Speaker is Jeff Gothelf, Director of User Experience at TheLadders.com. Startups demo-ing include Triberr, Brainscape and Atlas Gameworks.
Monday, 7 p.m. @ Babbio Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken
Founders@Fail Amol Sarva: Peek
Time Magazine “Gotta Have Gadget” list? Check. Oprah’s Favorite Things? Check. So then what went horribly wrong? Peek Founder, Amol Sarva goes all E! True Hollywood Story on us and reveals all.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th
Entrepreneur Week Holiday Party
One final chance to rock it out on da terrace in 2011, yo.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Private Residence Terrace, 312 11th Avenue
Conversation with Eric Schmidt
Cuz there is nothing better than watching Schmidt open his mouth and let the crazy pour out, no? Bonus: Maria “Money-Honey” Bartiromo will be doing the interviewing. I’m so there.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ NYU Stern Tisch Hall Paulson Auditorium, 40 West Fourth Street
Curating Your Corporate and Private Collection
Bringing together art dealers and designers. With Heidi Lee (New York-based Art Advisor), Kipton Cronkite (Founder & Creative Director, KiptonART), Sari Cohen (Collections Manager of Neuberger Berman Art Program) and Sarah Connolly (Creative Director of Cavern Home). Moderated by Annika Connor. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor
NY Video December 2011 Meetup
Demoing will be Adi Sideman (Founder & CEO, YouNow), Aron Schonenfeld (CEO, Vlassified) and Steve Meyers (Director of Marketing, Vlassified), Glenn Munlawin (Corporate Marketing Manager, Vizu) and Tim Kane (Director of Publisher Sales, Outbrain).
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. @ Aol, 770 Broadway 6th Floor
Only In The Alley: A gift from Silicon Alley to Silicon Valley
As the tagline hints: “so crazy you might need Facebook’s Timeline to remember it all!”
Friday, 7 p.m. @ The Ainsworth, 122 West 26th Street
Oh-kaaay one final demo day to close out 2011 with a bang! There’ll be 15 rapid-fire student demos. Oh and a special keynote live-coding session from a Brad Pitt impersonator who is also an acquaintance of the Secret Service. Intrigued much?
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. @ Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St Room 109
NYU ITP Winter Show!
Cuz where else can you get to check out stuff like Body Island, Bubblah Table, Co-Crabitation, Doggy Corps, Doki Doki Dash, Emote, Halien, Memory Hoarder, Mood Mapper, Robot 99, Hidden Kingdom, Human Cheese Project and more.
Sunday, 2 p.m. @ NYU ITP, 721 Broadway 4th Floor
NY TECH Ping Pong Presents: Battle of Silicon Alley Holiday Ping Pong Tournament
Attention all ye Silicon Alley Ping Pongers. Time to bring it on!!!
Sunday, 2 p.m. @ Slate Plus, 54 West 21 Street
More on the horizon…
Dec 19: TechDrinks XXIII: Happy Christmahanukwanzivus! @ Lunasa Bar
Dec 19: Digital Media MBA December Happy Hour @ Gstaad
Dec 20: TechStars NYC Spring Program Happy Hour @ Phebe’s Tavern & Grill
Dec 31: Entrepreneur Week | New Years Eve Overlooking NYC @ Private Residence Terrace
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!