This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Believe In Yourself
Back in mid-December just seven weeks ago, the Giants were 7-7 after a loss to low-ranked Redksins. Folks were calling for coach Tom Coughlin’s head, Eli Manning was being doubted as an elite quarterback and it seemed like the Giants’ post-season hopes were fading fast.
As a startup entrepreneur, it is common to be told that something is not going to work or that your startup is going to fail or that you don’t have what it takes. But real entrepreneurs never let that discourage them. In fact if anything that puts a spark inside them and motivates them even more to go out and prove their detractors wrong.
So believe in yourself, believe in your vision, believe in what you are building and don’t let anyone ever tell you what you can or cannot do.
Fashion Week Fall 2012
New York has always been one of the fashion centers of the world. But lately it seems it has also become the fashion startup center of the world. So expect to see a whole bunch of founders, entrepreneurs and startup folks wheeling and dealing at the semi-annual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week coming up later this week (Feb 9-16).
And now, let’s see whats shaking in the entrepreneur world this week…
NYC Music Technology Meetup
Demoing will be Cantora Labs, PlayMySong, TuneSat, Tomahawk, Grooveshark and BlankOnBlank.
Monday (Feb 06), 7 p.m. @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Press/PR for Startups
So ur startup’s launchrock page is now up. But how to get the bloggers to return ur emails, ims and phone calls. Learn from Courtney Boyd Myers (Features Editor, The Next Web), Sarah Kessler (Startups Reporter, Mashable), Ed Zitron (Blogger, Forbes), Dorothy Jean (VP, Brew Media Relations) and Ben Kessler (Director Marketing, Crowdtap).
Tuesday (Feb 07), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 177 Lafayette Street
Augmented Reality New York Monthly Meetup
With Sam Hare (Obvious Engine, An advanced Augmented Reality engine for 3D object tracking), Amir Baradaran (The Buzz, The pioneering Augmented Reality Artist presents his latest work in the British Museum), Oriel Bergig (Ogmento, Next gen augmented reality tracking demo on the street), Ori Inbar and more.
Tuesday (Feb 07), 7 p.m. @ The CementBloc, 162 5th Ave 3rd Floor
Internet Week NY, Websdays & GrandLife Hotels Invite you to Tech Tuesdays
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, its that the good folks at Internet Week and Websdays know how to throw a party ;)
Tuesday (Feb 07), 7 p.m. @ Tribeca Grand | Church Bar, 2 Avenue of the Americas
February 2012 NY Tech Meetup
Not quick enough on the draw to snag one of 850 tix? No problemo. NYTM will now be simulcast at 2 other locations General Assembly and New Work City. Oh and membership just crossed 20,000. Not bad, NYTM, not bad at all :)
Wednesday (Feb 08), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
The 3rd Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards Ceremony
Where the worlds of fashion and social media come together. With Robert Verdi, Norma Kamali, Gilt Groupe Founders Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis and others.
Wednesday (Feb 08), 7 p.m. @ SVA Theater, 333 W 23rd St
Technology you can touch
Move over web apps and social media. If you want to network with fellow hard sciences engineers in bioscience, cleantech, hardware and material science, this is the place to be!
Thursday (Feb 09), 5 p.m. @ Columbia University, W 116th Street and Broadway
Ultralight Startups: Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown
Panelists include Steve Brotman (Silicon Alley Venture Partners), Charlie Kemper (Revel Partners), Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures) and David Teten (ff Venture Capital). Startups pitching are Farhan Memon (WikiOrgCharts), Nihal Parthasarathi (CourseHorse), Jason Nadaf (SureDone), Jonathan Rosen (Give.bz), Julian Barnes (Body Local), Frank Harrison (MedCASH), Rob Caucci (SpaceSplitter) and David Baker (Spins.FM)
Thursday (Feb 09), 7 p.m. @ NYU Stern Business School – Kaufman Management Center, 44 W 4th Street
For the Love of Python: Wine tasting, Red velvet cupcakes, and Tech Talks
Where you can go and celebrate your unhealthy obsession and/or love for Python ;)
Thursday (Feb 09), 7 p.m. @ Lot18, 6 East 32nd Street 6th Floor
#Techdrinkup – Open Bar @ Parlour – Huge Pre-Party for Social Media Week
Boozin’ and schmoozin’ with fellow startuppers and social media weekers
Thursday (Feb 09), 8 p.m. @ The Parlour, 247 W 30th St Btn 7 & 8 Ave
More on the horizon…
SecondMarket Presents: Capitalyze on Feb 15 @ Dream Downtown
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Feb 15 @ Cooley
NY Beta :: Media & Entertainment Edition on Feb 16 @ Green Spaces
Startup Grind NYC on Feb 22 @ General Assembly
NYC Gaming February Meetup on Feb 23 @ General Assembly
Photo Hack Day 2 on Feb 25 @ General Assembly
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)