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 this week… Decoded Fashion: Connecting Shoppers Offline & Online (with Greycroft’s Ellie Wheeler, demos by Nomi and Styloola, and I’m giving away five FREE passes) on August 29. Silicon Harlem Summer Soiree on August 29. And #CivicHackNight on August 29.
Coming up: Beekman33 Salon (artist showcase + music startups + party, plus I’m giving away five FREE passes) on September 7. NYC Tech Picnic Season Finale on September 8. And Get Control of Your F.A.T. (Business Model Generation) on September 10.
My buddy Jon at Work-Bench is hiring a pre-MBA Venture Capital Associate.
Fancy yourself a TED speaker?! You’re in luck! TED@NYC is on October 8, and they’re inviting folks to submit ideas for talks in one-minute videos. Apply by September 1.
Check out the R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator (powered by Techstars), a first-of-its-kind three-month, immersive, mentor-driven program for 10 tech startups! Apply by October 11.
A bunch of deadlines coming up: August 26 for StartMeUp Hong Kong, August 30 for 212 and the NY Times’ Ad Tech Startups competition, and September 6 for UKTI’s Great Tech Awards. Don’t forget to sign up for NYCEDC’s Tech Talent Draft, either, and get your shot at $10 million on NBC’s Primetime Trivia Show!
Wearable computing is HAWT! And ex-Silicon Alley homie Jason Calacanis is getting in on the action with the ultra exclusive, 150-attendee Launch Mobile+Wearables Summit focusing on new products and emerging trends. Get 20 percent off with code “iheartmobile,” And email Daren for info on sponsorships.
And finally, there are launch parties and then there are launch parties–like the one I was at last week for Bedloo, a new mobile voting app. There were unicorns, burlesque dancers, free-flowing Svedka, tea shots, Hennessy cupcakes, people dressed as furry animals, epic rap battles, trophy hunters, break dancers and much more. Crazy party? You betcha!!! And speaking of parties, you’re gonna like this
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
With Deborah Jackson, Kelly Hooey and Veronika Sonsev (Founders of Women Innovate Mobile)
Monday (Aug. 26), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue, 6th Fl.
Demos by Mobile Commons Enroll, Sense Health, Sherpaa Health, Health Recovery Solutions, Carewrite and Personal Beasties.
Monday (Aug. 26), 6:30 p.m. @ AOL Ventures, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl.
NYC Gaming August: Demo Night
Demos by 4 Thrones, Super Falling Zombies, Beta!, Stellar Wars, Molynews, 1979 Revolution and Galactose: Pastries in Space.
Tuesday (Aug. 27), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Fl.
9th NYC Girl Geek Dinner
With Vanessa Hurst (Code Montage) and Tiffany Lentz (Thoughtworks)
Tuesday (Aug. 27), 6 p.m. @ ThoughtWorks, 99 Madison, 15th Fl.
Brooklyn Tech Meetup
With Daniel Squadron (New York State Senator). Demo by Supshot.
Tuesday (Aug. 27), 7 p.m. @ Geraldo’s Cafe at Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St, 1st Fl, Brooklyn
The Phat Startup: The Future Of Marketing for Startups
With Nihal Mehta (Co-founder, LocalResponse)
Wednesday (Aug 28), 6 p.m. @ Grind Spaces, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl.
Silicon Harlem Summer Soiree
The Daily News digital team will share techniques to transform your digital brand. Special viewing of The March @ 50. And celebrate the new Harlem Brew Garden Pop-Up.
Thursday (Aug. 29), 5 p.m. @ MIST HARLEM, 46 W. 116th Street
Focus on NYC cycling data and mapping. With NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management.
Thursday (Aug. 29), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Wagner College @ The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street
NY Legal Hackers Meetup: Startups Disrupting the Legal Industry
With Jonathan Askin (Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic), Jennifer Berrent (WilmerHale), Abe Geiger (Shake), Nikhil Nirmel (Lawdingo) and Erik Dykema (Caserails).
Thursday (Aug. 29), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl.
Decoded Fashion: Hot Tech Connecting Shoppers Offline & Online
With Ben Bryce (Exec / Thought Leader for Christian Dior, Valentino and Estée Lauder) and Ellie Wheeler (VC, Greycroft Partners). Demos by Nomi and Styloola! I’m giving away five FREE passes.
Thursday (Aug. 29), 7 p.m. @ GRIND Fashion District, 1412 Broadway, 22nd Fl.
More events on the horizon…
#ArtsEdTech Tuesday: Meet NYC Mayoral Candidate Jack Hidary on Sept. 3 @ The Centre For Social Innovation
September 2013 NY Tech Meetup on Sept. 4 @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts
Founders Breakfast with Katherine Barr (Mohr Davidow) on Sept. 6 @ Lowenstein Sandler
The 2nd Beekman33 Salon: Artist Showcase, Music Startups and Party on Sept. 7 @ Complete Music Studios
NYC Tech Picnic – Season Finale on Sept. 8 @ Chelsea Piers
The Business Model Canvas – Session 4 of the series: Get Control of Your F.A.T. in Your Lean Startup (Finance, Accounting Tax) on Sept. 10 @ Marks Paneth Shron
Working in the Sharing Economy on Sept. 11 @ Grindspaces
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Sept. 11 @ Cooley
Gotham Media FashionTECH on Sept. 12 @ The Wix Lounge
Designers + Geeks: Designing for Uncertainty on Sept. 12 @ General Assembly
DataGotham 2013 on Sept. 13 @ NY Academy of Medicine
Georgetown Angels VC Pitch Network Event on Sept. 26 @ Goodwin Procter @ The New York Times
Business Insider Presents: Startup 2013 on Oct. 24 @ Museum Of Jewish Heritage
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct. 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!