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 reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and a chance to catch your breath after all the craziness of the past few weeks!
In case you missed it, here are my highlights blog posts for Internet Week (nerd proms, rooftop parties, Will Arnett DJ’ing, Michael Stipe sightings) and The Webby Awards (Steve Jobs tribute, Richard Dreyfuss, Bjork, Patton Oswalt, cat memes).
The Annual User Experience Awards #UXAwards is coming up soon on June 12. It’ll showcase great user experience in digital products and services. An all-star jury including Union Square Ventures, Google, AOL, Razorfish, Huffington Post, Creative Good, UPA and IXDA and followed by a cocktail reception. Get your tickets now.
And now let’s see whats going down in the world of Silicon Alley tech this week…
Startup Roundtable 13 with David Rose
With David Rose, a serial entrepreneur (Gust) and active angel investor (NY Angels)
Tuesday (May 29), 6 p.m. @ NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center, 44 W 4th Street, Rm 2-60
Digital Media MBA May 12 Happy Hour
Boozing and schmoozing with other startuppers.
Tuesday (May 29), 6:30 p.m. @ Solas, 232 East Ninth Street
Aging2.0 May Meetup and Summer Cocktail Party
Speakers include Steve Dean (Partner, Prehype), Tal Ziv (Founder & CEO, Silver Living), Ryan Frederik (Principal, Point Forward Solutions) and Gil Blander (Founder, President, and Chief Scientific Officer, Segterra).
Wednesday (May 30), 6 p.m. @ The Hallmark Battery Park City, 455 North End Avenue
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 47
Guest speaker Lawrence D. Lenihan (Managing Director, First Mark Capital)
Wednesday (May 30), 6 p.m. @ NYU Stern Rm 2-60, 44 West 4th Street
NY Location-Based Apps Meetup: Demo Day III
Demos by Stamped (a new way to recommend only what you like best), GateGuru (revolutionizing how travelers experience their “day-of” travel), MyCityWay (a real time app designed to transform your hand held device into a mega-utility tool for navigating the urban scene) and RentHackr (helping find the best apartments before they hit the market).
Wednesday (May 30), 6:30 p.m. @ Meetup HQ, 166 Crosby Street, 9th Floor
Social Innovation Demo Night
Hosted by Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder, Reddit). Demos by Amicus (Seth Bannon), Catchafire (Chris Maguire) and CauseCart (Michael Geer).
Wednesday (May 30), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Beyond the CPM Roundtable
Panelists include Larry Harris (Pubmatic), Todd Anderman (Jumptap), Mark Lehman (Todacell) and Tom Sipple (TapJoy).
Thursday (May 31), 8:30 a.m. @ Loeb & Loeb LLP, 345 Park Ave
Digital DUMBO – dd:IMPACT Conference
Panelists include Amy Cao (Foodspotting), Kasey Fleisher Hickey (Evernote), Alex Rein (Kelvin Natural Slush), Mike Lee (Studiofeast), Raquel Pelzel (Tasting Table), Mollie Chen (Birchbox), Jen Rubio (Warby Parker), Randy J. Hunt (Etsy), Jeremy Fisher (Wander), Alex Rainert (foursquare), Allan Yu (Svpply), Anthony Volodkin (Hype Machine) and others.
Thursday (May 31), 1 p.m. @ The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street, Brooklyn
Enterprise Insights: Advertising Innovation
Speakers include Albert Azout (CEO / Co-Founder, Sociocast), Aniq Rahman (President, Moat), Eric Porres (CMO, RocketFuel) and Nikhil Sethi (CEO & Co-Founder, Adaptly).
Thursday (May 31), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
NY Future Mobility Meetup
Bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, developers and mobility enthusiast for an evening of live demos, discussions and networking.
Thursday (May 31), 7 p.m. @ BMW i Ventures, 95 Morton Street
Women 2.0 Founder Friday – New York
Hang out with fellow women startup founders & entrepreneurs.
Friday (Jun 01), 6 p.m. @ Makovsky + Company, 16 East 34th Street
Friday Night Dinner: Tech Tech Tech BOOM
With Adam Hirsch (former COO Mashable and current Chief Digital Officer for DoSomething.org).
Friday (Jun 01), 7 p.m. @ 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street
More on the horizon…
Entrepreneurs! Protect & Secure Your Intellectual Property on Jun 05 @ Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Venmo App Release Party on Jun 05 @ Hotel Chantelle
June NY FinTech Startups feat. Pay Perks and Bloomberg Ventures on Jun 06 @ Day Pitney
PDF:Applied: The Civil Society Hackathon on Jun 09 @ General Assembly
BarCamp NYC on Jun 09 @ Microsoft Offices
Personal Democracy Forum 2012 on Jun 11 @ NYU Skirball Center
Hack and Jill on Jun 15 @ AppNexus
Games for Change Festival on Jun 18 @ NYU Skirball Center
AngelHack Summer 2012: New York on Jun 23 @ Microsoft Offices
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!