This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and 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.
Want to hang out with former President Bill Clinton? Well of course you do! He will be in town this week to talk about his Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) at the Sustainable Operations Summit.
Funders & Founders are organizing an event called “Love, Sex, and Tech,” an 800-person dating startup show on Apr 19 in San Francisco. Now, whenever one encounters the words love, sex and tech in the same sentence in an event title the obvious next step is to go check them out, right?
Internet Week NY, that annual week-long geek fest celebrating NYC’s thriving internet industry & community, is coming up soon (May 14-21). So hurry up and go grab your Insider / HQ Pass and get ready to party!
Okay, and now let’s see what glorious tech events are happening in the Alley this week…
Foursquare Day 2012!
Its 4/4^2 and you know what that means
Monday (Apr 16), all day
Fashion 2.0: Social Commerce
With Rooly Eliezerov (President & CFounder, Gigya), Mark Curtis (Founder & President, enter:new media), Kat Griffin (Publisher, Corporette), Kerry Twibell (Senior Biz Dev Director, Hearst Magazines Digital Media) and Max Samis (Biz Dev, Bitly).
Monday (Apr 16), 6 p.m. @ GreenHouse, 150 Varick Street
Media Research: Where the Jobs Are
With Alan Wurtzel (President, Research & Media Development, NBC Universal), Dossie McCraw (Director, Audience Research and Program Planning, HBO), Tom Ziangas (SVP, Research, AMC Networks) and Howard Shimmel (Exec VP & Chief Revenue Officer, The Nielsen Co.). Moderated by Beth Rockwood (Senior VP, Discovery Communications).
Monday (Apr 16), 6:30 p.m. @ The New School – Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Founders@Fail Avi Muchnick: Aviary
Wherein you learn all about Radical Transparency, Jim Carrey and the ballsy way (is there any other?) to run a startup With Aviary CoFounder & CEO, Avi Muchnick.
Tuesday (Apr 17), 6:30 p.m. @ Dogpatch Labs, 36 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
food+tech Spring Get-Together
If you love Food and you love Tech, then you are not gonna wanna miss this one!
Tuesday (Apr 17), 7 p.m. @ Idle Hands Bar, 25 Avenue B, Downstairs
TSLs Crowdfunding and Cocktails
With Slava Rubin (CoFounder & CEO, IndieGoGo), Brian Meece (CEO, RocketHub), Jonathan Marino (Editor, PEHub), Berkeley Geddes (CEO, GrowAmerica) and others.
Wednesday (Apr 18), 4:30 p.m. @ 37 West 57th Street, 6th Floor
April NY Enterprise Technology Meetup
Special talk by Melinda Chang of nPower. Demos including MokaFive, iRise Studio MX, Nelite and Temboo.
Wednesday (Apr 18), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Avenue of the Americas
Indiegogo presents HOW TO BUILD FROM AN IDEA / A Creative Forum
With Presentations by Jason Wishnow (TEDTalks), John Martin (Vice.com) & Marissa Shrum (Mother Advertising).
Wednesday (Apr 18), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space L.E.S., 72 Allen Street, 3rd Floor
New York Tech Day
Science fair for around 200 tech startups of all sizes to showcase their companies to the NYC tech community.
Thursday (Apr 19), 10 a.m. @ Lexington Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue
NY Video 2.0 Meetup
With presentations by The Shorty Awards, MyPod Studios, Rocketboom and Digital Laundry.
Thursday (Apr 19), 6:30 p.m. @ Aol HQ, 770 Broadway, 6th Floor
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 46
Featured speaker Bo Peabody (Venture Partner, Greycroft / Co-founder, Village Ventures)
Thursday (Apr 19), 7 p.m. @ NYU Stern Rm I-70, 44 West 4th Street
Startup Roundtable Series 10 – How to Build an Insanely Great Startup
Panelists include Adam Rich (@AdamMatthewRich) (CoFounder, Thrillist & JackThreads), Vin Vacanti (@vacanti) (CoFounder & CEO, Yipit) and Dan Kurani (@dankurani) (Founder & CEO, Thumb).
Friday (Apr 20), 1 p.m. @ Cooley – The Grace Building, 1114 Ave of the Americas, 46th Floor
NYU Stern Entrepreneurs Exchange Summit 2012
Rockstar lineup with Dan Porter (CEO, OMGPOP), John Maloney (President, Tumblr), Erick Schonfeld (Former TechCrunch Editor), David Tisch (TechStars), Mike Brown (AOL Ventures), Kevin Nazemi (Done), Alexa von Tobel (LearnVest), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker) and David Teten (ff Venture Capital).
Friday (Apr 20), 2 p.m. @ Paulson Auditorium, Tisch Hall, 40 West Fourth Street
SkillShare Penny Conference
Hang out with the incomparable Baratunde Thurston (The Onion), Charles Best (DonorsChoose), Zach Sims (Codecademy) and others.
Friday (Apr 20), 2:30 p.m. @ The NY Times Center, 242 W 41st St
Assembled Capital: A Founders Guide to Fundraising
Amazing line-up of speakers including Anthony Casalena (Squarespace), Anu Duggal (Exclusively.In), Brian Meece (RocketHub), Charlie O’Donnell (Brooklyn Bridge Ventures), Dave Lifson (Postling), David Tisch (TechStars NYC), Ellie Cachette (ConsumerBell), Eric Weisen (RRE Ventures), Jeremy Fisher (Wander), Jerry Colonna (Flatiron Partners), Seth Bannon (Amicus), Shane Snow (Contently) and Spencer Fry (Carbonmade).
Saturday (Apr 21), 9 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
More on the horizon…
Q&A with David Lee of SV Angel on Apr 23 @ Tisch Hall
StartupWeekend and Lean Startup Machine Global Alumni Party on Apr 24 @ Goodwin Procter
Mobile Dev Camp NYC on Apr 28 @ Aol Ventures
May NY FinTech Startups Meetup feat. Betterment and Edison Ventures on May 02 @ Day Pitney
Music & Gaming Startup Weekend NYC on May 04 @ General Assembly
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!