Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Ada Lovelace Day, Social Week, Ingenuity, Queens Tech Bash, Music Hack Day, Mobile Payments Hackathon, The Feast)


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]

Tomorrow is Ingenuity, with Robert Steel (Deputy Mayor), Barry Silbert (CEO, SecondMarket), Chris Fralic (First Round), Dave Gilboa (Founder, Warby Parker), Katia Beauchamp (Founder, Birchbox), Eric Hippeau (Lerer).

Oct. 22 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. Read More


Tech Insurgents 2012: Marleen Vogelaar


The Manufacturing Maven

When 3D-printing startup Shapeways held a ribbon-cutting for its new “factory of the future” last month, more pols were in attendance than at a Hurricane Sandy press conference: Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and Empire State Development Corporation President Ken Adams all made the trip to the cavernous building that will house 50 3D printers, churning out as many as 5 million products every year. Read More