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.
R.I.P. and Godspeed, Neil Armstrong–a pioneering astronaut, American icon and international hero, who on July 20, 1969, became the first man to set foot on the moon, making history and instilling a deep sense of pride in every man, woman and child on earth. As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted: “Neil Armstrong was the spiritual repository of spacefaring dreams & ambitions. In death, a little bit of us all dies with him.”
In more earthly concerns, it looks like a ton of Silicon Alley folks have submitted panels for consideration for SXSW 2013 this year. Here’s the comprehensive list we’ve compiled, based on your emails and feedback. Go show some love for these panels with your valuable votes. Remember, the deadline for voting is August 31.
And now let’s see whats going down in the Alley this week…
What are Funders Looking For in Strong Startups
With Brian Cohen (chairman, New York Angels), Ben Lin (managing partner & COO, Greak Oaks Venture Capital) and Steve Brotman (managing partner & founder, Silicon Alley Venture Partners)
Monday (Aug. 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Foley & Lardner LLP, 90 Park Avenue, 39th Floor
Reddit Entrepreneur/Startup Meetup
With presentations like, “How I quit my job to start my startup,” “Things I wished I knew before I quit my day job,” “How I used kickstarter to finance my startup”… You get the idea.
Monday (Aug. 27), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Labs, 175 Varick St., 4th Floor
Beer and Social Media! Joios and Digital MBA Talk and Taste.
Eight interesting beers will be featured, plus remarks from Chris Gallant, founder of the Bronx Brewery.
Tuesday (Aug. 28), 6:30 p.m. @ City Tavern, 22 E 13th St.
Second Hardware Startup Meetup!
Speakers include Jeff Glasse (CEO, Kogeto), Charley Hendee (CTO, Tactonic Technologies) and Diego Vargas (CTO, Wattvision)
Tuesday (Aug. 28), 7 p.m. @ Collab, 304 Hudson St.
North Brooklyn Breakfast Club
With Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum), Seth Porges (Cloth) and Jose Serrano-McClain (Trust Art).
Wednesday (Aug. 29), 9:30 a.m. @ Enid’s, 560 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
With focus on several sustainability use-case scenarios, such as mapping green building resources in New York City.
Wednesday (Aug 29), 3 p.m. @ Wix Lounge, 10 West 18th St., 2nd Floor
State of the Startup Industry: Design
Featuring Dan Maccarone (cofounder of Charming Robot and Hard Candy Shell) and Matias Corea (cofounder & chief designer of Behance).
Wednesday (Aug. 29), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
Queens Tech End of Summer Drinks
Have drinks, meet interesting techies, learn about tech projects in Queens, and collaborate on exciting ideas.
Wednesday (Aug. 29), 7 p.m. @ Alewife, 5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City
Websdays Rooftop Pool Party w/ Sailthru
A rooftop pool party at Thompson LES, featuring an open Wodka Vodka bar. Yes, that does sound awesome.
Wednesday (Aug. 29), 7:30 p.m. @ Thompson LES, 190 Allen St.
New York Mobile App Developer (MAD) Meetup
(Reverse) pitches by PaperTrail, Postable, Tappible, OneTok and TapFame.
Thursday (Aug. 30), 7 p.m. @ Magnani Caruso Dutton, 138 West 25th Street, 4th Floor
More events on the horizon…
NY Games Conference on Sep 05 @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
September NY FinTech After-party and Networking on Sep 05 @ Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
2012 Tech Does Fashion Week (#TDFW): A Kickoff Party on Sep 07 @ AlleyNYC
Comedy Hack Day on Sep 08 @ Pivotal Labs NYC
Digital Money Unconference– From NYPAY and Consult Hyperion on Sep 11 @ Google
FinovateFall 2012 on Sep 12 @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Investor Feedback Forum (New York) on Sep 13 @ Columbia University – Schapiro Center
Design for Manufacturing Summit on Sep 20 @ Dumbo Spot
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!