Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Industries & Markets 2014, Social Health Hackathon, Coding Our Future, Future of Fashion #1)

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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).

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Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Tesla Conf, French Tech, Technovation, Open Book Hack, NY Tech, Investor Forum, ArtsTech)

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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.

This Saturday is the 2nd Annual Nikola Tesla Memorial Conference (Tesla died Jan 7, 1943 in NYC), here are this year’s predictions by Kurzweil & Asimov.

On Jan. 10, my friend Arie (DreamIt) teaching Raising Startup Capital term-sheets, investment rounds, retaining control. 2 FREE Passes $100 each! On Jan. 16 is Social Retail Summit w/ Chantel Waterbury (Founder, Chloe+Isabel), Mona Bijoor (Founder, JOOR), Ethan Song (CEO, Frank&Oak). 4 FREE Passes $160 each! Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (NY Tech Meetup, VentureOutNY Brazilian, AD Think, Investor Feedback Forum, Real Estate Tech, Tech Tuesdays)

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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.

Wanna go to Burning Man but can’t get tix? They’ll be releasing a bunch of new tickets on Wednesday, BUT you have to pre-register by 3pm EST today to get in line. You’re welcome!

Don’t miss this week: Ad Think II: Emerging Tech in Advertising (Adcade, Locket, Oneqube, SponsorHub) tomorrow. VentureOutNY Brazil (with mayoral candidate Jack Hidary) is also tomorrow, and I’m giving away five FREE passes. Tech Tuesdays (with the Flatiron School and Downtown Alliance) is also, you guessed it, tomorrow!

Coming up: Startup Grind (with Aereo founder Chet Kanojia; I’m giving away three FREE passes) on August 14. Hasbro-a-thon (first of its kind toy & game hack!) is on August 17, and Popular Mechanics DIY Hackathon falls on September 14. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Ideas NYC, NY Tech Meetup, Digital Health Accelerator Demo Day, Investor Feedback Forum, GoGreen, Innovating for the Connected TV)

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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.

Last week I finally got to play with the (oh-so-elusive) Google Glass! It was fun to try it on, but I’m not convinced it’ll take off (at least not in its current form). That’s because it is simply an awkward experience from a human interaction perspective. Whether it’ll turn out to be a dud like the Segway or a very early iteration like the Palm Pilot, only time will tell. Meanwhile, here’s SNL’s hilarious take.

Tuesday (for some reason) has historically been the busiest day of the week for tech events. Last week, I think I ended up going to eight events! (A personal best, I’m pretty sure.) One of the events was a launch party for NY Angels’ Brian Cohen’s new book, which I’m looking forward to reading. Read More