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.
Since the Yahoo-Tumblr acquisition last month, it’s been great to see a spate of exits for Silicon Alley companies! Big congrats to Avner and Idan (Boxee acquired by Samsung), Doug (Qwiki acquired by Yahoo), Dan (GateGuru acquired by TripAdvisor) and Bre (Makerbot acquired by Stratasys). Rock on!
Don’t miss this week: Lerer Ventures’ NYC Talent Hack (with Warby Parker, Thrillist and more) on July 10, PandoMonthly (with Betaworks’ John Borthwick) also on July 10 and Camp Interactive’s White Party (recreate the thrill of Ibiza!) on July 11.
Coming up: On July 16 is the NYTECH Summer Networking Party with StartOut. On July 18, my friend Hermione Way is hosting Startup World (a global competition to find innovative startups). Also on July 18 is Startup Grind (with angel investor Esther Dyson; I’m giving away three FREE passes). On July 21 is Amusemi’s Summer Tech Picnic.
On July 31 is the Young Tech Summer meetup featuring demos by top Israeli startups, including WIX, Primesense, GetTaxi, Wedeeo, Mobileye. Register by July 15 and get a complimentary drink.
Slumming it out in Montauk for the summer? Check out my buddy Mat’s summer series of events (awesome DJs, music and fashion) at Montauk Beach House. And if upstate New York is more your thing, check out WeWork’s upcoming Summer Camp in Raquette Lake. What to expect? here’s a video!
Getting an office downtown? Deadline for Take The H.E.L.M. competition is Monday July 15. Don’t ya want some of that $1.2 million cash grant goodness? Oh yes, you do! ;)
NYU-Poly DUMBO Incubator is looking for creative tech entrepreneurs to join the 17 startups there. So all ye awesome startups, apply here, pronto!
Business execs, check out Coro NY Leadership Program. Fifty successful mid-career professionals will be selected. Program runs from September to May. Deadline to apply is July 19.
Check out this new documentary, Terms And Conditions May Apply, tackling the topic of personal data (highly relevant today in light of the NSA’s PRISM). Special screening at Quad Cinema this Friday and Saturday, followed by a Q&A with director Cullen Hoback.
.NYC has a nice ring to it! Yup, we’re one of the first cities to get our very own domain :) Check out DoT’s WalkNYC Initiative, bringing comprehensive pedestrian maps across the city. (No more feeling clueless when you come out of the subway!) And don’t forget, Manhattanhenge is coming up this Friday!
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Lerer Ventures & OrderGroove Present: NYCTalentHack
Bringing together job seekers with 25 awesome startups including Warby Parker, SeatGeek, Songza & Thrillist.
Wednesday (July 10), 5 p.m. @ OrderGroove, 75 Broad Street, 23rd Fl.
A Fireside Chat with John Borthwick (Betaworks).
Wednesday (July 10), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space LES, 72 Allen Street, 3rd Fl.
Engineering @ Scale: Truly scale a modern tech org with great engineers
Presented by Michael Bryzek (CTO and Cofounder, Gilt Groupe)
Wednesday (July 10), 6:30 p.m. @ AppNexus, 28 W. 23rd Street, 4th Fl.
July NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. Five-minute, cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow New York tech startuppers. One amazing event!
Wednesday (July 10), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
Queens Tech Meetup #8
With Mark Peter Davis (High Peaks Ventures), Easy Pairings, FitBark, and This is Queens.
Wednesday (July 10), 7 p.m. @ Hunter’s Point Plaza, 47-40 21st Street, 10th Fl., Long Island City
Enterprise Tech Meetup Roundtable: Startup Exit & Acquisition
With Barry Silbert (Founder and CEO, SecondMarket), Ben Boissevain (Founder, Bois Capital) and Ed Zimmerman (Tech Chair, Lowenstein Sandler). Moderated by Bloomberg Anchor Deirdre Bolton.
Thursday (July 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Lowenstein Sandler, 1251 Ave of the Americas, 17th Fl.
Investor Feedback Forum – Bitcoin
Panelists include Andrew Chang (Liberty City Ventures), John Frankel (ff Venture), Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank Capital) and Matthew Witheiler (Flybridge Capital). Pitches by BTX Trader, Atlas ATS, artaBit, Rightclick, Bex.io, OpenWallet, LeetCoin and Crypto Street.
Thursday (July 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue, 6th Fl.
CommonBond Summer Social Series: How to Project a Startup into Space
With Barry Nalebuff (cofounder, Honest Tea). Hear the entertaining story behind Honest Tea (sold to Coca-Cola in 2011).
Thursday (July 11), 6:30 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen Street, 3rd Fl.
Camp Interactives White Party: A Summer Benefit
A mid-summer night party in your coolest white threads to recreate the thrill of Ibiza and support the great work of Camp Interactive
Thursday (July 11), 8 p.m. @ Riff Raffs, 360 Park Avenue S.
Women 2.0 Founder Friday
With Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code & running for NYC public advocate) and Olga Vidisheva (Founder & CEO, Shoptiques).
Friday (July 12), 10 p.m. @ The Flatiron Hotel, 9 W. 26th Street
More events on the horizon…
GamePress Game Development Hackathon on July 15 @ DreamIt Ventures
Fashion 2.0: Open Mic & 5 Year Anniversary on July 16 @ Scandinavia House
NYTECH Summer Networking Party featuring StartOut on July 16 @ Pranna
MakeIt NYC: Spixi, ΛBE[S] Quadcopter, Etsy Bites Maker, Mixee Labs 3D on July 16 @ NYC EDC
3D Printing, Beyond the Hype: Whats It Actually Good For? on July 16 @ General Assembly East
Enterprise Technology Meetup: Selling to the Enterprise on July 17 @ Microsoft
Media Mega Mixer on July 17 @ WeWork Labs
Social Retail Summit #5 on July 18 @ Dumbo Spot
Startup Grind with Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings) on July 18 @ ThoughtWorks
Startup World : New York on July 18 @ We Work
Summer Series Mixer: Make the Most of Your Summer on July 18 @ Wix Lounge
Founders@Fail: Amicus Seth Bannon on July 18 @ General Assembly
ATT Mobile App Hackathon – Veterans on July 19 @ Knewton
Moonwalk NYC 2013 on July 20 @ Venue
NYC Tech Picnic on July 21 @ Chelsea Piers, Pier 64
The Young Tech Summer Meetup on July 31 @ Slate
VentureOut Presents: The Brazilian – A Tech Demo Event on Aug. 6 @ Greenhouse
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)