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.
Manhattan has the super-mega-uber-popular NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), Brooklyn / Dumbo has Digital Dumbo (among other things), New Jersey has the fast-growing NJ Tech Meetup… and now, Queens finally gets its very own tech meetup!
The inaugural event is this Thursday at the Hunter’s Point Plaza Penthouse. Reddit cofounder (and Y-Combinator East Coast ambassador) Alexis Ohanian will be there. As will Peter Weijmarshausen, the CEO of 3D manufacturing startup Shapeways (which is planning to open a factory in Long Island City) and folks from Songza. So if you’re in Queens (or even if you’re not), go check it out and help support the tech ecosystem beyond Manhattan into the outer boroughs. And wouldn’t it be awesome to see someone take the initiative and start a Bronx Tech Meetup next?
And now let’s see what other cool tech events are happening in the Alley this week…
Understanding the role incubators and accelerators play in the venture community
With Brian Cohen (chairman, NY Angels), Steven Rosenbaum (entrepreneur-at-large, NYC EDC), Charlie Kemper (cofounder, ER Accelerator), Mark Wachen (Dreamit NYC), Brian Shields (founder, #IncubateNYC), Dr. Brad Weinberger (partner, Blueprint Health), Kelly Hoey (founder, Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator), Dick Talens (cofounder, Fitocracy) and others.
Monday (Jun 04), 8 a.m. @ Microsoft Offices, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
NYC Real Estate Tech Demos
Demos by Doorsteps, Streeteasy, Rentenna, Cozily and RentHackr.
Monday (Jun 04), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Labs, 175 Varick St, 4th Floor
NYC Music Technology Meetup
Demos by Official.fm, 7Digital, SoundCentralStation, CardIncluded, AmpCloud, DJMixer, Thrillcall and MusicPound.
Monday (Jun 04), 7 p.m. @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
June 2012 NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. 1 amazing event.
Tuesday (Jun 05), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
Venmo App Release Party
Celebrate with Venmo the release of their new iPhone and Android Apps. Raffle prizes include a one-year Birchbox subscription, a one-year Spotify subscription, 50GB Dropbox storage and surprises by Jack Threads.
Tuesday (Jun 05), 9 p.m. @ Hotel Chantelle, 92 Ludlow Street
Media Lab & DragonSearch Blog World Jazz Lounge Party
Appetizers, wine, smooth jazz and some special Blog World cocktail concoctions!
Wednesday (Jun 06), 7 p.m. @ The Lab NYC, 122 26th St, 5th Floor
TechAviv NY 2012 Top Zell Startup Competition
Startups presenting include HocSpot, Spoteam, Roomer and BiggerGame. Expert panelist judges include Avner Ronen (founder/CEO, Boxee), Amit Avner (founder/CEO, Taykey), Tal Chalozin (founder/CTO, Innovid), Aaron Cohen (Professor of Internet entrepreneurship, NYU) and Mitchell Golner (partner, Dreamit Israel).
Thursday (Jun 07), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU – Silver Building, 100 Washington Square East, Room 408
Startups: Their Journey to Success
Marissa Evans (founder & CEO, Go Try It On), Steve Bryant (executive editor, InsideHook), Alastair Coote (founder, Taxonomy), Jennifer Lucy (cofounder, Urban Cargo), Luis S. Miranda (cofounder, Scene Near Me), Rodrigo Fuentes (cofounder, callTrackingFox) and others.
Thursday (Jun 07), 6:30 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 841 Broadway, 8th Floor
Inaugural Queens Tech Meetup
With Alexis Ohanian (Co-Founder, Reddit and Y-Combinator’s East Coast Ambassador), Peter Weijmarshausen (CEO, Shapeways) and Songza.
Thursday (Jun 07), 7 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st St, Penthouse, Long Island City
PDF:Applied: The Civil Society Hackathon
Bringing leading civic “hackers” together with practitioners in government and NGOs to build tools that enhance civic life through technology-driven innovation.
Saturday (Jun 09), 10 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
More on the horizon…
Personal Democracy Forum 2012 on Jun 11 @ NYU Skirball Center
NYC Gaming June Meetup: Demo Night on Jun 11 @ Microsoft Offices
Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown on Jun 13 @ Javits Center
Startup Grind NYC Welcomes Laurel Touby (Founder of MediaBistro) on Jun 14 @ Aol Ventures
Hack ‘n Jill on Jun 15 @ AppNexus
NYC Fashion Hack Day 2012 on Jun 16 @ Gilt Groupe HQ
Games for Change Festival on Jun 18 @ NYU Skirball Center
AngelHack Summer 2012: New York on Jun 23 @ Microsoft Offices
NYC Tech Picnic on Jun 24 @ Lawn at Chelsea Piers
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!