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.
Don’t miss the upcoming TEDxSiliconAlley event on December 4. The theme is “Rise of the Machines” and the keynote speaker is Ray Kurzweil (author of New York Times best-seller The Singularity Is Near). Other keynoters include Bre Pettis (founder, Makerbot), Jincey Lumpkin (attorney & Huffington Post sex columnist) and Ken Segall (creative director of Apple’s “Think Different” campaign).
DEMO will be hosting an event at First Round Capital on December 13 to meet and select potential startups to present next year at DEMO Mobile. Deadline to apply for a meeting is November 28.
Congrats to ZenMenu, Planet Expat and Cielo–the winners of the Who Would You Fund TechStartup Challenge 2012. And kudos to everyone who participated!
Here’s something interesting: Wu-Tang Clan member GZA is teaming up with Columbia University professor Christopher Emdin and Andreesseen Horowitz-backed startup Rap Genius to do a pilot project to use hip-hop to teach science in ten New York City public schools.
Seeing a crazy increase in the number of moustaches around you recently? Well that’s cuz its Movember, meant to raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues. So don’t delay, start growing a ‘stache today!
And if you like drinking beer (and who doesn’t?), I have a feeling you’re gonna like it even more if you drink it out of a horn My friend Laurie Segall’s brother David has a Kickstarter project aiming to help you do just that. I present to you the definitive drinking horn: Das Horn!
Another week, another awesome movie recommendation. No, no, not Breaking Dawn. I’m talking about Lincoln. Combine a legendary filmmaker (Spielberg) with a terrific actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), add a historical backdrop (Civil War) and a riveting and inspiring central character (Abraham Lincoln) and you have magic. Must see.
And now let’s see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Technology You Can Touch
Network with hard sciences engineers, entrepreneurs, and capital sources. Organized by NYC Tech Connect, the Partnership for New York City Fund and Columbia University.
Monday (Nov. 19), 5:30 p.m. @ Columbia University Earl Hall, W. 116th Street and Broadway
Mediabistro TVNewser and TVSpy Party in New York
Hosted by TVNewser senior editor Alex Weprin, TVSpy editor Kevin Eck, and TVSpy senior editor and TVNewser co-editor, Merrill Knox.
Monday (Nov. 19), 6:30 p.m. @ SideBAR, 120 E. 15th Street
Everything you wanted to know about Startup Law
What not to do when you create a start up, forming and organizing a startup, term sheets, founder stock and equity incentives and other topics.
Monday (Nov. 19), 7 p.m. @ Pivotal Labs, 841 Broadway, 8th Fl.
Future of Fashion Startup Series
Panelists include Jenn Talley (digital development editor, Teen Vogue), Susan Barber (art director, Opening Ceremony) and Nick Chirls (investments, Betaworks). Demos by Merocrat, Stylitics, Little Black Bag, Fashion Qlic and Bib + Tuck.
Monday (Nov. 19), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space L.E.S., 72 Allen Street, 3rd Fl.
PGA New Media Council: Cutting to the Beat
With Sarah Landy (senior director, Stache/RED Media), Zack Beatty (VP biz dev, PlayMySong), Frank Woodworth (director biz dev, Thrillcall) and Karimah Day (cofounder & COO, Sir Groovy).
Monday (Nov. 19), 7 p.m. @ Theresa Lang Auditorium The New School, 55 W. 13th Street
Healthcare Information Technology: Change Outlook & Opportunity
With Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings), Andrew Litt (Dell), David Feygin (Becton Dickinson), Jean-Luc Neptune (Health 2.0 Conference), Andy Weissman (Union Square Ventures), Todd Pietri (Milestone Ventures) and others.
Tuesday (Nov. 20), 8:30 a.m. @ Alston & Bird, LLP, 90 Park Ave
NYC Data Business Meetup #10
With Christopher Ahlberg (CEO, Recorded Future), Josh Becker (CEO, Lex Machina), Nik Bonaddio (CEO, numberFire) and Hjalmar Gislason (CEO, DataMarket).
Tuesday (Nov. 20), 6 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl.
WeStory with Scott Harrison
Featuring Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of charity: water.
Tuesday (Nov. 20), 7 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 154 Grand Street
Ray Kurzweil: Engineering The Brain
The bold futurist and author of the New York Times best-seller The Singularity Is Near explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain to create more intelligent machines.
Tuesday (Nov. 20), 8 p.m. @ Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
More events on the horizon…
Business Insider: Ignition – Future Of Digital on Nov. 27 @ Time Warner Center, 10 on the Park
MakeIt NYC: Secrets of Kickstarter Panel on Nov. 27 @ University Settlement – Speyer Hall
Ultra Light / NY Angels Novemberfest Showcase on Nov. 28 @ Alley NYC
Dwolla + Derby Jackpot Party! on Nov. 28 @ Tavern on Third
NYTECH Fall Networking Cocktail Reception on Nov. 29 @ National Showroom
November NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Nov. 29 @ Cooley
tilt@vc: ff Venture Capital on Nov. 29 @ ff Venture Capital
Mashable Media Summit 2012 on Nov. 30 @ The TimesCenter
Founders@Fail: The Dos & Donts of Pitching Ad Agencies on Dec. 3 @ General Assembly
Vator Splash NY 2012 on Dec. 5 @ Le Poisson Rouge
FashInvest 2012 Capital Conference on Dec. 11 @ Fashion Institute of Technology
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!