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Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Spring Soiree, Wearable Wednesday and More

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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 hang w/ Oscar-winner Jared Leto, Ashton Kutcher, Pharrell, Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), Sean Parker (Spotify), designers Diane Von Furstenberg & Tory Burch, David Karp (Tumblr), Jeremy Stoppelmann (Yelp) & Ben Silbermann (Pinterest)? Yes you DO! ;) Fast Company Innovation Uncensored Apr 10. $50 off w/ “garysguide”. 2 FREE Passes ($700 each)! Read More

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 (NYC Tech Holiday Party, Startup Weekend Holiday Party, Data Driven, Startup Battles, NJ Tech)

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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 Thursday, I’m co-hosting 3rd Annual NYC Tech Holiday Party with my buddies Michael Gold (Empirically) & Graham Lawler (Ultralight Startups) at Mister H @ Mondrian SoHo. I am giving away 25 free passes! And on Friday, I’m cohosting another holiday party with StartupWeekend, Swill, StrategyHack & others!

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Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Startup 2013, Reverse Demo Day, StreetFight, COWORK|RS Costume Ball, Dating+Tech)

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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.

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! Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Real Estate Tech 2013, Ed Tech Summit, Hardwired, Wearable Tech Expo, CommonBond Summer Social, Decoded Fashion, NY Gaming, NY Video)

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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.

Holy kryptonite, Batman! Superman vs. Batman, the movie, is really happening. Snyder and Cavill are in, but the big question is, who’ll play the Dark Knight? Also, my money is on a Justice League film by 2017.

Don’t miss this week: Wednesday is Decoded Fashion’s Anniversary Startup Showcase with Firstmark’s Lawrence Lenihan (and I’m giving away five free passes). Thursday is the New York TimesOpen Source Science Fair. Also on Thursday is the Art Directors Club Presents: Startup, with folks from Charity:Water, Piccolo, BKRY, Flixmaster and Barnum (and I’m giving awaythree free passes). Friday is BUZZtheBar Happy Hour (mention GarysGuide and get in free). Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (UnCubed, Publishing Hackathon, NYC BigApps, Fashion 2.0, NJ Tech Meetup, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)

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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 was at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (where WWII battleships were once manufactured) to check out Beta Space, a precursor to New Lab, an advanced manufacturing hub and high-tech design + prototyping center slated to open in 2015. It’ll anchor a 220,000 sq ft Green Manufacturing Center (backed by $46 million from the city and state). With MakerBot cranking out 3D printers in downtown Brooklyn and Shapeways building the Factory of the Future in Queens, it feels like a new kind of manufacturing renaissance is under way in our city. Exciting times! Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (NASA Hackathon, AllThingsD: Dive Into Mobile, Startup Job Fair, PandoMonthly)

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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 night I co-hosted the Big Apple Smackdown! (a.k.a. The Silicon Alley Ping-Pong Tournament) at Spin NYC with my friends Nihal of LocalResponse and Vijay of VSCPR. Congrats to Artsy’s Benoit Corda for emerging victorious! And a big thank you to everyone who came and made it such a fun, memorable night! :)

Last week I was down in DUMBO, and I bumped into a Fox 5 News crew. They wanted to know the dealio with all the stickers on my red tie. “It’s advertisements, you know, like a walking billboard,” I explained. Minds blown, they decided to film a short segment about it. At this rate, my tie might need its own agent. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Enterprise Tech Meetup, Fashion 2.0 Awards, Investor Feedback Forum, Entrepreneurs Roundtable, NJ Tech Meetup)

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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.

Hi folks,

Hackathons are all the rage these days, and even the White House is hopping on the bandwagon. they held their first hackathon a couple of weeks ago, welcoming 21 programmers and tech experts to spend the day working alongside seven members of the administration’s own development team on the online petitions platform We the People. Check out the videos. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (API HackDay, NY Tech Meetup, Invasion of the Hackathons, Creative Mornings, Investor Feedback Forum, NJ Tech Meetup, StartUP Series)

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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.

So, the fiscal cliff has been averted, the NHL lockout is over (yeah!) and William Shatner (a.k.a. Captain James T. Kirk) tweeted at an astronaut–AND got a reply back. 2013 is off to a great start already! Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Queens Tech Meetup, NJ Tech Meetup, NYC Gaming, Enterprise Tech, Health 2.0, Second Screens & Social TV, NWC Holiday Festival)

sponsor_garys_red_tie

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.

Terribly saddened by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims, and hopefully we can all come together and figure out how to never ever let something like this happen again.

Plenty more holiday parties this week. The one event you don’t wanna miss is the Queens Tech Meetup Holiday Party. QTM has quickly raced to almost a thousand members, and this Wednesday they’ve assembled a rockstar panel of women in NYC tech including Rachel Haot (Chief Digital Officer, New York City), Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code and former New York City Deputy Public Advocate). Jessica Lawrence (Managing Director, New York Tech Meetup) and Helen Marshall (Queens Borough President and Coalition for Queens). Long Island City is happening, yo!

Who wants high-speed broadband fiber goodness at their business? You do! The NYCEDC may be bringing you the Christmas gift you always wanted. It’s called the NYC Fiber Challenge. Winners receive free fiber build-out to their business, an overall value of up to $7 million for all winning businesses over two years. The application deadline is 2pm on December 27. Go get ‘em! If you wanna learn more, there’ll be a few workshops this week in Long Island City and Brooklyn. Read More