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.
My buddy Shlomo’s launching an awesome new co-working space, COWORK|RS, in the heart of Silicon Alley, a block from Madison Square Park, Shake Shack and SPiN and to celebrate, they’re throwing a grand opening costume ball on Thursday! Dance the night away with DJ Spooky, open bar w/ Espolon Tequila, win an iPad Mini for best costume, door prizes & more! Y’all should come!
Tomorrow is Silicon Alley’s first Reverse Demo Day, organized by Orrick, where VCs pitch you. With Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), John Frankel (ff VC) and others. On Thursday is the Business Insider Startup Conference, with John Borthwick (Betaworks), Slava Rubin (founder, Indiegogo), Ilan Zechory (founder, RapGenius). More than 15 classes on design, growth-hacking, etc. Next Tuesday: Digital Startup Boot Camp with Scott Kurnit (Keep), Jeff Pulver (Zula), Joanne Wilson (Angel), Chris Fralic (First Round Capital).
This week: Tomorrow: Industry2Internet with Quotidian Ventures, Nestio, Loverly, or you could swing by iOS 7 Implications for App Marketers with Appboy. Wednesday: Dating+Tech w/ HowAboutWe CEO Aaron Schildkrout.
Coming up: Oct. 24: Show me the money: Insider’s Guide to fundraising w/ Tom Wisniewski. Oct. 30: Trick or Tweet Halloween Dance Party to raise money for Girls Who Code, MOUSE and Camp Interactive. Oct. 30: Empire Angels’ deep dive on term sheets.
Next month: Nov. 2: Amusemi Startup Brunch with Ellen Chisa (Kickstarter) & Ariel Perez (Birchbox), and TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs Bootcamp (15% off ‘GG15′). Nov. 6: Fast Company: Innovation Uncensored w/ Ben Silbermann (founder, Pinterest), Mike Krieger (cofounder, Instagram). Nov. 7: Capital on Stage Conference with David Teten (ff VC), John Elton (Greycroft), Lisa Lambert (Intel Capital), Steve Berg (RTP Ventures), or you could check out NYTECH Economics of Cloud Computing. On Nov. 12 is Cleanweb and the City with BMWi Ventures, NYCEDC, Hyundai, as well as Ad Think III David Berkowitz (MRY), Bob Greene (Contour).
SeedStart is an awesome Enterprise B2B accelerator run by VCs (NYC Seed, RRE, StarVest) and enterprise companies (Amazon, Deutsche Telekom, Google, SAP, CA). Apply by Nov. 15, which is also the deadline to apply to the TiE Launchpad (B2B accelerator, 8 companies, $50k each). Finally, apply here for Blueprint Health winter class.
Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC entrepreneur-at-large, will hold office hours Thursday to answer your startup questions. Sign up for the NYC Tech Talent Draft at Northwestern (Oct. 25) and the University of Illinois (Oct. 28). Also, Virgin Media is seeking UK startups expanding to NYC.
More deadlines: Oct. 21: YCombinator Winter 2014 class, Bronx Academy Software Engineering mentor application, and Mobileys, with $10k at stake. Oct. 28: Next Idea, ideas to launch in NYC. Nov. 15: ERA Winter 2014 class. Nov 21 NYC BigApps Consultant RFP (info session today @ 2pm). Dec 16 Work-bench (enterprise tech space).
Free passes up for grabs: two worth $149 each for Digital Startup Boot Camp; three worth $575 each for Fast Company: Innovation Uncensored; five worth $249 each for Business Insider’s Startup Conference.
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Business Development & Marketplaces
With Morgan Blake (Biz Dev, Etsy), Alex Newmann (GM, PivotDesk), Alex Guttler (Partner Manager, AppNexus), Constantine Anastasakis (Biz Dev, Fiverr), Maxine Friedman (Biz Dev, Contently), Alex Taub (Biz Dev, Dwolla) and Eric Batscha (Biz Dev, Knewton).
Monday (Oct. 21), 7 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 28 W. 23rd Street, 4th Fl.
Silicon Alleys 1st Reverse Demo Day!
Yup, VCs pitch you With Nikhil Kalghatgi (SoftBank), Ellie Wheeler (Greycroft), John Frankel (ff VC), Spencer Lazar (General Catalyst), Taylor Greene (Lerer), Tom Loverro (RRE) & more.
Tuesday (Oct. 22), 5 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W. 52nd Street, 23rd Fl.
With Quotidian Partners’ Pedro Torres & Rick Webb. Founders of Nestio, SupplyHog, Loverly, Admittedly & others.
Tuesday (Oct. 22), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge SoHo, 173 Lafayette Street
M&A and IPO Market Update
With Tim Bixby (Shutterstock), David Ethridge (Sr VP, NYSE Euronext), Hilary Gosher (MD, Insight Venture), Brian Griffiths (MD, Credit Suisse), Will Porteous (RRE Ventures).
Wednesday (Oct. 23), 11:30 a.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W. 52nd Street, 23rd Fl.
Pro Bono Day NYC
Showcase & celebrating NYC’s vast & growing pro bono landscape.
Wednesday (Oct. 23), 12 p.m. @ Centre for Social Innovation, 601 W. 26th Street
TechSeries: Online Dating + Tech – How Online Dating is Redefining Chemistry & Romance
With Aaron Schildkrout (Founder & CEO, HowAboutWe), Cindy Gallop (MakeLoveNotPorn) & Lori Cheek (Cheekd).
Wednesday (Oct. 23), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen Street, 3rd Fl.
COWORK|RS Costume Ball
At Manhattan’s hottest new digs! Featuring DJ Spooky. Delicious tequila cocktails. Gorgeous masks & boas provided. Win an iPad Mini for best costume, and door prizes!
Thursday (Oct. 24), 7:30 a.m. @ COWORK|RS Manhattan, 115 E. 23rd Street, 4th Fl.
Business Insider Presents: Startup 2013
With John Borthwick (Betaworks), Slava Rubin (Founder, Indiegogo), Ilan Zechory (Founder, RapGenius). 15+ classes on design, growth-hacking etc. 15% off w/ code Gary15.
Thursday (Oct. 24), 8 a.m. @ Museum Of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl.
Street Fight Summit 2013: Unlocking the Local Web
With top execs from LivingSocial, Yext, Yelp, ShopKick, Bing, Google & more.
Thursday (Oct. 24), 8 a.m. @ Three Sixty, 10 Debrosses Street
Future of Education #3: Trends, Challenges & Opptys in EdTech
Jeremy Johnson (Co-founder, 2U), Preeti Birla (Office of Innovation, NYC Dept of Education), Brian Fitzgerald (VP, Knewton), Jeremy Friedman (CEO, Schoology) & Ki Mae Heussner (GigaOM).
Thursday (Oct. 24), 6:30 p.m. @ Knewton, 100 5th Avenue, 8th Fl.
NJ Tech Meetup – Future of Mobile Gaming
With Robert Grossberg (CEO, TreSensa). Demos by Hublished, Arden Reed & Cardflight.
Thursday (Oct. 24), 6:30 p.m. @ Howe Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 4th Fl., Hoboken
9th Annual MAC Conference – Consumer Driven Marketing
With Beth Comstock (CMO, GE), Jon Sellman (VP Marketing, Citi-Bike), Mark Clouse (EVP, Mondelez), Sean Downey (MD, Google DoubleClick) and others.
Friday (Oct. 25), 12 p.m. @ Metropolitian Pavillion, 125 W. 18th Street
StopWatching.Us Coalition Rally
Rally (w/ Tim Berners-Lee, Alexis Ohanian, EFF, Mozilla) in Washington DC against NSA mass surveillance. Buses depart NYC 7am.
Saturday (Oct. 26), 7 a.m. @ ThoughtWorks NYC, 99 Madison Avenue
More events on the horizon…
Ignite on Oct. 28 @ New York Hilton
UWS Startup Breakfast on Oct. 29 @ Aroma Espresso Bar
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct. 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center
Trick or Tweet, A Halloween Dance Party! on Oct. 30 @ Southside
AlleyNYC Halloween Pre-Party on Oct. 31 @ AlleyNYC
WeWork Halloween Costume Party 2013 on Oct. 31 @ Edison Ballroom
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs 2-day Bootcamp on Nov. 2 @ Uris Hall
Startup Brunch on Nov. 2 @ East Village (TBA)
F.A.T. Class 6: Tax Savings for Small Business & Owners / Investors on Nov. 5 @ Marks Paneth LLP
Capital on Stage Conference on Nov. 7 @ Goodwin Procter @ The NY Times
The Economics of Cloud Computing on Nov. 7 @ EisnerAmper
StrategyHack – November 2013 on Nov. 9 @ Venue
Cleanweb and the City on Nov. 12 @ NY Law School
AD THINK III: Emerging Ad Tech on Nov. 12 @ NYIT Auditorium
OWASP Foundation Presents: AppSecUSA 2013 on Nov. 18 @ Marriott Marquis
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!