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.
Y’know it’ll be a fun fashion show when you know the designer & half the runway models. Last Thursday was my friend Carrie Hammer’s debut show with my friends Katherine, Caroline, Jessica, Bea & Alexis rocking the catwalk! My friend Jill (Modalyst) co-hosting Fashion Lounge & Brunch on Friday at Nolcha Fashion Week and I’m co-hosting closing party at Empire Rooftop, RSVP (code: 2062).
Congrats to my buddy Chris Wiggins (hackNY) on new gig as NY Times’ Chief Data Scientist. Chris is also member of Columbia’s Institute for Data Sciences & Engg (IDSE), whose core mission is to solve Data Science challenges & train next gen of Data Scientists. Apply by Feb. 15 to their Masters Program (Fall 2014) & check out Industry Affiliates program.
Heard of Scoot Networks? Its Citibike for Scooters! I met founders at TechCrunch Disrupt and love the idea. So apparently does Fred Wilson. They just closed $1.5M using new SEC rules with help from SeedInvest, NY’s leading equity crowdfunding platform.
Feb. 12 Industries & Mkts 2014: Whats Hot & Not at Orrick w/ investors from Bain, RRE, General Catalyst, Founder Collective & Box Group. Feb 13 I’m cohosting Valentines Eve Tech Masquerade Ball w/ Forever|Not (10 Free Passes)! Feb. 27 Global Innovator III w/ Scott Levin (Time Warner), John Elton (Greycroft), Cyna Alderman (Daily News Innovation), Ross Goldstein (Gotham), 2 Free Passes!
TurnToTech March iOS + Cloud course (12 wks) with professors & entrepreneurs and you can build real products in AppStore. If you qualify, pay AFTER course and job placement!
This week … Feb 11 Wallets out of Investor Pockets (2 Free Passes, $225 each). Bitcoin Seminar (5 Free Passes). Feb 11 JFE Startup Mixer (5 Free Passes). Feb 12 Enterprise Tech (5 Free Passes). Feb 12 Small Biz Media w/ MSNBC, New York Times (1 Free Pass). Feb 13 Future of TV w/ Fred Graver (Twitter) 2 Free Passes.
Coming up … Feb 18 NY Tech Primer (5 Free Passes). Feb 19 Startup Grind w/ Jeff Pulver (Zula, Vonage, Twitter) 3 Free Passes. Feb 19 Wall St to Silicon Alley (1 Free Pass). Feb 21 Startup Weekend, 4 Free Passes! (2 for participants, 2 for demo day). Feb 22 StrategyHack Marketing Hackathon (5 Free Passes).
NYC BigApps looking for mentors. NYCEDC & Health 2.0 launching Pilot Health Tech ($1M in funding, find partner by Feb 17). Women-led startups ==> apply by Feb 17 to demo @ WE Summit. GenTech Code4Tomorrow hackathon ==> coach high schoolers to be next gen founders, apply to be mentor by Feb 19. Apply to JFE Spring Accelerator (Enterprise, Fintech, Security) by Mar 11.
Deadlines … Feb 10 NYCEDC Round 2 Tech Talent Draft. Feb 21 Hardware Making Cities Better (w/ BMW Mini). Feb 27 Girls Who Code Summer Program. Mar 5 Apply to ER Accelerator. Mar 12 ConnectNYC Free Fiber Access!
More deadlines … Mar 14 Apply to DreamIt Ventures. Mar 15 Apply for trip to Monaco for EY Entrepreneur Of Year. Mar 28 Apply to 3 Day Startup.
My friend Deborah co-hosts the Outrageous Acts of Science show on Discovery’s Science Channel & the Season 2 premiering this Sat @ 10pm.
And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Girls Who Code Recruitment Event
With model and coder Lyndsey Scott.
Tuesday (Feb 11), 5 p.m. @ AppNexus HQ, 28 W 23rd St, 4th Fl
Robotics in Medicine and Surgery
With Peter Allen (Professor Computer Science, Columbia Univ), Douglas Scherr (Weill Cornell Medical College), Jerry Korten (former CEO, Versamed), Lawrence Zelner (HLA), Jason Herman (VP Robotics, Honeybee) & John Abrashkin (Biz Dev Directory, Honeybee).
Tuesday (Feb 11), 6 p.m. @ Honeybee Robotics, 460 W 34th St, 7th Fl
NY FinTech Seminar – Bitcoin
Margaux Avedisian (Partner, BitcoinCapital Partners & CMO, Lazzerbee) & David Kinitsky (Sr Director, SecondMarket & GM, Bitcoin Investment Trust).
Tuesday (Feb 11), 6 p.m. @ WeWork, 175 Varick St
PCNY Presents – Small Business Media
With Glenn Coleman (Editor, Crains), Diana Ransom (Editor, INC Mag), Dawn Stackhouse (Producer, MSNBC) & Gene Marks (Columnist, NY Times).
Wednesday (Feb 12), 12 p.m. @ 3 West Club, 3 W 51st St
Industries & Markets for 2014 – Whats Hot & Whats Not
With Eliot Durbin (BOLDstart Ventures), Weston Gaddy (Bain Capital Ventures), Kane Hsieh (RRE Ventures), Spencer Lazar (General Catalyst), Micah Rosenbloom (Founder Collective) & Adam Rothenberg (Box Group).
Wednesday (Feb 12), 5:30 p.m. @ Orrick @ The CBS Building, 51 W 52nd St, 23rd Fl
February Enterprise Technology Meetup
Demos by Crocodoc (Box), Watchful Software and uReveal.
Wednesday (Feb 12), 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Ave of the Americas
Future of Fashion #1 – Transparency within the Industry
With Soraya Darabi (Co-founder, ZADY), David Dietz (Founder, Modavanti), Bianca Alexander (Fashion Revolution Day USA), Shahrina Ankhi-Krol, Kate Black (Founder, Magnifeco) & Bob Bland (Founder, Manufacturer NY).
Wednesday (Feb 12), 6:30 p.m. @ Wix Lounge, 235 W 23rd St, 8th Fl
Coding Our Future – The Movement for Computer Science Education in NYC
With Ron Bergmann (CIO, Lehman College, CUNY), Nathaniel Granor (Director, TEALS), Donna Knutt (Black Girls Code), Evan Korth (Director, CSNYC), Samona Joe Tait (NYC Dept of Education), Yamilee Toussaint (Founder, STEM from Dance) & Melissa Moritz (Teach For America).
Thursday (Feb 13), 5:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 11 Times Square
PandoMonthly Fireside Chat
With Jim Bankoff (Chairman/CEO, Vox Media)
Thursday (Feb 13), 6 p.m. @ Projective Space LES, 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl
Ultra Light Startups – Investor Feedback Forum
Panelists include David Aronoff (Partner, Flybridge), Brian Cohen (Chairman, NY Angels), Will Peng (Red Swan Ventures) & David Teten (Partner, ff VC). Demos by Hublished, LevelsPro, Decorilla, AlleyWire, Social Workout Media, StyleUp, Healthjump & TopShelf Clothes.
Thursday (Feb 13), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Stern, 44 W 4th St
How We Watch: The Future of TV
With Fred Graver (Head of TV @ Twitter)
Thursday (Feb 13), 7 p.m. @ General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Fl
Valentines Eve Tech Masquerade Party
NY’s hottest startup stars, media, VCs & angels.
Thursday (Feb 13), 7 p.m. @ To be decided
Merck Social Health Hackathon
2 day hackathon. $10,000 in prizes!
Saturday (Feb 15), 9:30 a.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 154 Grand St
More events on the horizon…
Startup Lunch on Feb 17 @ To be decided (SoHo)
Digital Kids Conference NYC 2014 on Feb 17 @ Jacob K Javits Convention Center
Social Media Week on Feb 17 @ Highline Stages
Visible Gains – A Better Way to Achieve Online Lead Generation & Sales Conversions on Feb 18 @ Venue
Barclays FinTech Accelerator (powered by Techstars) Recruiting Tour on Feb 18 @ Techstars
StartOut NY 2014 Demo Day on Feb 19 @ NYIT Auditorium
Startup Grind NYC w/ Jeff Pulver (cofounder of Vonage & Zula and Angel Investor, Twitter) on Feb 19 @ AOL
Tech in Motion – Wearable Tech Fashion Show on Feb 19 @ Highline Stages
From Wall Street to Silicon Alley on Feb 19 @ Spark Capital
Amusemi Startup Dinner on Feb 20 @ To be decided (Lower Manhattan)
GenTech Student Hackathon – Code4Tomorrow on Feb 22 @ Microsoft HQ
StrategyHack on Feb 22 @ StackExchange HQ
1st Pitch Life Science on Feb 25 @ Anchin
Copying and Reposting Online Content on Feb 25 @ Venue
Developing Offshore Tech Partnerships for International Expansion on Feb 26 @ Anchin
Startup Rock Climbing on Feb 26 @ Brooklyn Boulders
Global Innovator III on Feb 27 @ Dentons
NY Times Travel Industry Conference on Feb 28 @ Jacob Javits Convention Center
How To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Online Empire w/ Greg Selkoe of Karmaloop on Feb 28 @ AlleyNYC
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends!