This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of Gary’s Guide 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.
iPhone 5 Day is coming, and you know what that means. That’s right–long lines are already starting to form outside Apple stores all over the world as folks clamber to get their hands on the all new slimmer, lighter and faster iPhone 5. A shout-out to Gary’s Guide member (and founder of a new social media startup, Vibe) Hazem Sayed, who is first in line outside the iconic 5th Avenue “Big Glass Cube” Apple Store. Go Hazem!
My friend Dave Lifson (product manager at General Assembly) along with Christina Chaey (associate editor at Fast Company) will be doing a free livestream this Wednesday at 2pm EST, on product management for non-product managers. You’ll learn what it takes to turn your ideas into functional products. And did I mention its free? :) Oh, and everyone who registers gets a free copy of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian’s new e-book, Making Something People Love. So go sign up!
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Startup Roundtable 17
With David Aronoff (general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners)
Tuesday (Sept. 18), 6 p.m. @ Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 36th Fl.
PushStart + AngelCube Demo Night
10 companies from PushStart and AngelCube (two Australian-based accelerators) will exhibit their latest products. Featured startups include Adbiddr, Gimmequotes, Surfed.At, Tonight, Werdsmith and Wingman.
Tuesday (Sept. 18), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl.
Brooklyn Tech Meetup
Demos by Temboo, Appreciation Engine and Bar & Club Stats.
Tuesday (Sept. 18), 7 p.m. @ Huge, Inc., 45 Main St., Brooklyn
GoGreen ’12 New York
With Seth Pinsky (President, NYC EDC), Andrew Revkin (Pace University and New York Times), Cyrille du Peloux (CEO, Veolia), Pamela Gill Alabaster (L’Oreal), David Bragdon (Mayor’s Office, NYC) and others.
Wednesday (Sept. 19), 9 a.m. @ The TimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street
Fashion Forward Conference
Bringing over 300 bloggers together for a one-day conference filled with fashion shows, style tips, informative panels hosted by industry experts, interactive stations and more.
Wednesday (Sept. 19), 11 a.m. @ 404 NYC, 404 10th Avenue
Product Management for Non-Product Managers w. David Lifson (General Assembly) and Christina Chaey (Fast Company)
Based on student submissions, Dave will walk through best practices for fleshing out ideas, identifying risks, validating assumptions, and ultimately launching a minimum viable product.
Wednesday (Sept. 19), 2 p.m. @ Livestream, Online
Digital Cocktails – The Power of Sound: Music Advertising and Brands
With Sharon Colombo (executive director, corporate marketing, JPMorgan Chase), Debora Koyama (VP marketing, L’Oreal), Elliot Lum (VP, Columbia Records), Eddie Martin (director of marketing excellence and CSR insights, Hershey Company), Josh Rabinowitz (SVP and director of music, Grey) and Mark Sherwood (director of strategy and head of integrated planning, Saatchi & Saatchi).
Wednesday (Sept. 19), 6 p.m. @ The Sony Club, 550 Madison Avenue
Art.sy Tech Talk
Art.sy will open their doors to the NYC engineering community for an evening of conversation around making technical choices at a startup from day one. This invitation is for software engineers/web developers only.
Wednesday (Sept. 19), 7 p.m. @ Art.sy, 401 Broadway, 25th Floor
Design for Manufacturing Summit
With Ping Fu (cofounder & CEO, Geomagic), Mark Hatch (CEO, TechShop), Stephan Clambaneva (Industrial Designers Society of America), Tara Stand (ITAC), Michael Greenstein (Polytechnic Institute of NYU), Benedetta Piantella (Adjunct Professor, NYU-ITP), James Wolff (Buildatron), Xanthe Matychak (Innovation Center, Rochester Institute of Technology) and Kostika Spaho (3D Printing Artist).
Thursday (Sept. 20), 3 p.m. @ Dumbo Spot, 160 Water St, Brooklyn
Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) Demo Day
Presentations by the Summer 2012 class of ERA including AngelPolitics, Bizodo, CaterCow , Glossi, HealthyChic, Houdini, Jetaport, MxHero, SaleMove and VidRocket.
Friday (Sept. 21), 8:30 a.m., by invite only
Startup Weekend NYC
A global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.
Friday (Sept. 21), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 Seventh Avenue, 17th Fl.
Mashable Social Good Summit
Speakers include Todd Park (CTO, United States), Forest Whitaker (artist & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador), Nick Kristof, (columnist & two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New York Times), Rebecca Moore (Engineering Manager, Google Earth), Hans Vestberg (president & CEO, Ericsson), Deepak Chopra (bestselling author & founder, The Chopra Foundation), Wendy Harman (director, social strategy, American Red Cross), Kathy Calvin (CEO, UN Foundation) and more.
Saturday (Sept. 22), 9 a.m. @ 92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
More events on the horizon…
Coming To America: Immigration Entrepreneurship & the Economy on Sept. 24 @ New York Law School
Enterprise Insights: Go Big (Data) Or Go Home on Sept. 25 @ Microsoft
NYTECH Presents: UX Cognitive Modeling Methods on Sept. 27 @ New York Institute of Technology
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 51 on Sept. 27 @ NYU Stern Room 2-60
Startup Grind NYC Hosts Scott Kurnit (Founder of Aboutcom / Keepcom) on Sept. 27 @ The Alley
Cleanweb Hackathon NYC on Sept. 28 @ AlleyNYC
NYTECH Presents: Content Marketing: Beyond Liking and Tweeting on Oct. 02 @ Anchin
Daniweb Presents: Advertising, Marketing and Media Mayhem! on Oct. 02 @ Slate Lounge
FOCUS100 Symposium and Pitch Bootcamp on Oct. 05 @ Ogilvy & Mather
Talk NYC Presents: 2nd Annual Tech Madison Avenue Conference on Oct. 17 @ Crosby Street Hotel
All Things D: Dive Into Mobile on Oct. 29 @ The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)