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.
Entrepreneur’s Roundtable (which spawned the excellent ERA accelerator) is turning 50. Yes, time does indeed fly. Started in 2007 as a non-profit devoted to helping startups succeed, the program has expanded beyond NYC to Philadelphia, Istanbul and even Tokyo, and more than 17,000 entrepreneurs have attended. Over the years, its rockstar speaker lineup has included Fred Wilson, Chris Dixon, Esther Dyson and others. Congrats to organizer Murat Aktihanoglu–a pillar of the New York tech community–for putting together such a consistently awesome event. Here’s looking forward to the next 50 editions of Entrepreneur’s Roundtable.
A party you say? Well, of course there is a party!
Women 2.0 is now accepting applications for their inaugural PITCH NYC startup competition. What’s the dealio? Companies must have at least one woman in the founding team, must be in beta stage and must have received less than a million in funding. They’re looking for disruptive web/mobile ventures, connected device companies, double and triple bottom-line ventures, etc. Prizes include $25,000 cash, services and more. Apply now!
And now let’s see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Data Science & Big Data – Talk & Panel Discussion
With Max Sklar (machine learning engineer, Foursquare), Paul Dix (cofounder, Errplane; organizer, NYC Machine Learning Meetup), K Young (CEO, Mortar Data) and Eric Lubow, CTO, SimpleReach). Moderated by Kurt Schrader (VP of engineering, Intent Media).
Monday (Aug. 13), 6:30 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 841 Broadway, 8th Floor
The NYC MusicTechnology Meetup
Demos by RapGenius, Stereotypes, NextBigSound, Twitch, and Jamplify
Monday (Aug. 13), 7 p.m. @ the Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
[Eyebeam Presents] #ArtsTech: Slow Tech
Slow Tech can be about finding the time to unplug. Or it can be about slowing down to read that eight-thousand-word article or watch that two-hour documentary. Speakers include Gilly Leshed (Cornell), Dan Phiffer (artist/hacker), Andy Nealen (NYU Poly) and Alexander Provan (Triple Canopy).
Tuesday (Aug. 14), 7 p.m. @ Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St.
Gdgt presents: Samsung Galaxy Event
There will be catering, celebrities, entertainment, hands-on demos with the new device, and, of course, a few giveaways.
Wednesday (Aug. 15), 7 p.m. @ Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, W. 60th St.
General Assembly Demo Night
Demoing will be Doorsteps, DerbyJackpot, Customer.io, Barzer, Seer and AuthorBee.
Wednesday (Aug. 15), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor
With Alex Komoroske (product manager, Google), Eric Schorr (lead games developer, New York Times) and Terrence Ryan (developer evangelist, Adobe).
Wednesday (Aug. 15), 7 p.m. @ The New York Times, 620 8th Ave., 15th floor
NY Web Tech Scaling Meetup 2: Scaling @ SendGrid
Swift from SendGrid will talk about how SendGrid is able to send 3 billion emails each month (90,000/minute), how they were able to reach that point and some lessons learned along the way.
Wednesday (Aug. 15), 7 p.m. @ 10gen, 578 Broadway, 7th Floor
PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Ben Lerer
With Ben Lerer, cofounder and CEO of Thrillist, the modern lifestyle brand for hip urban guys everywhere.
Thursday (Aug 16.), 6 p.m. @ Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington St.
Startup Tours for Developers: Conductor & GetGlue
Get a peek at Conductor’s office kegerator and end the evening at GetGlue.
Thursday (Aug. 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Conductor, 230 Park Avenue S, 12th Floor
Startup Showcase: Fashion in 3-D
Presenters include Shapeways (the NYC-based 3-D printing company), Continuum Fashion (part fashion label, part design label) and a mystery company (imagine a high-end stiletto specially created to fit the biomechanics of your foot!)
Thursday (Aug 16), 7 p.m. @ Space530, 530 Seventh Ave, M1
More events on the horizon…
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 50 on Aug 22 @ The Alley
Digital DUMBOs dd:SOCIAL on Aug 23 @ Dumbo Loft
Aug 26: Nyc Tech Picnic – Chelsea Piers lawn at Sunset on Aug 26 @ Chelsea Piers Lawn
NY Games Conference on Sep 05 @ Museum of Jewish Heritage
Comedy Hack Day on Sep 08 @ Pivotal Labs NYC
FinovateFall 2012 on Sep 12 @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Design for Manufacturing Summit on Sep 20 @ Dumbo Spot
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!