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Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Weekend Fashion Battle, Transatlantic Entrepreneur & 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.

Bumping into models everywhere? Not getting any sleep? Friends dressing up like Lady Gaga? Yup, it’s Fashion Week! Sep 03 is ModaBox Runway Show (feat. Frank Debourge & Lanz Pierce). Sep 05 is Carrie Hammer’s Runway Show. Sep 05 is Startup Weekend Fashion Battle, 3 Free Passes ($75 value)! Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Dodgeball, Ignite, Startup Weekend Fashion Tech 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.

Startup Job Fair Sep 12. StrategyHack (accelerate startup growth) Sep 27, apply by Sep 06. DELL Education Tech Innovation Day (looking for K-12 focused startups) Sep 19, apply by Sep 08. West Elm $25k Small Biz Grant (artists, makers, designers), apply by Sep 09. Go for it, yo! :)

Oct 30 FunnyBizz Conference w/ Bill Grundfest (Golden Globe Winner & Founder, Comedy Cellar), Bob Mankoff (Cartoon Editor, New Yorker), Tim Lee (Scientist Turned Comedian), Peter McGraw (Author, Humor Code), Tim Washer (Webby Honoree, SNL, Conan). 2 Free Passes ($199 value)! Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week: Startup Weekend Social Impact, Wearable Tech, Fashion 2.0 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.

Aug 22-24 is highly anticipated WeWork SUMMER CAMP! (sneak peek). Performances by Girl Talk & St. Lucia. Talks by Lew Frankfort (Coach) & Jessica Lawrence (NYTM). Wine tasting, water sports, yoga, zip-lining! Y’should go, yo! :) Pre-Camp parties (FREE) on July 22 & on July 31. Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week: Social Media Week and a Silicon Alley Masquerade Ball

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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.

Congrats to my buddy Andrew Ackerman on new gig as Managing Director @ DreamIt Ventures! :) FYI, deadline for applying to their Summer Program is Mar 14 and Office Hrs @ SXSW w/ co-founder Steve Welch & CEO Kerry Rupp. Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week (Community Manager Day, Data Privacy Day, Tech Talent Draft, Business of Sport, Diversity in Tech, Startup Weekend)

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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.

Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day, yo! Kudos to peeps on front lines interacting with customers. MRY hosting Lunch & Learn. There are open CM jobs at BuzzFeed, Quirky, First Mark, Meetup, Greatist, About.com, Shutterstock, and RRE. Read More

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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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Best Tech Events This Week (Games for Change, Mayoral Candidates Forum, Hacker Olympics, Summer Soiree, Summer Art Design Cruise)

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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.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh wait, it’s a … Google Balloon? The company that gave us self-driving cars and wearable computer glasses presents Project Loon. Thousands of high-pressure balloons circling the earth providing internet to five billion unconnected people. I wonder what’s next, a space elevator?

Next week I’m co-hosting an awesome Fashion+Tech networking mixer, ALOHA to Summer!, with my friend Liza Kindred (3rd Wave) and the good folks at Magnet Media & Trinet. Unlimited cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, photobooth fun and a live DJ! Plus I’m giving away 10 free tickets.

I also have 3 FREE tickets to Startup Grind next wednesday, featuring a fireside chat with Jared Hecht & Steve Martocci, Founders of GroupMe which sold to Skype for $80 million!

ABC reality series Shark Tank is on a nationwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneur. Think ya got what it takes to swim with the sharks and take on Mark Cuban? Well, here’s the application packet! Read More

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Best Tech Events This Week (NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Startup Weekend EDU, Silicon Harlem Launch Party, ITP Big Screens, DUMBO Startup Lab Demo Day, 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.

You get an Oscar. And you get an Oscar. Everyone gets an Oscar! Well, maybe not everyone, but spreading the love was very much the theme of Hollywood’s big night, with awards divided fairly equally among Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Django, Skyfall and others. Best photobomb goes to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and @RichardDreyfuss took home best tweet: “I always dreamed that the score of one of my films would be used to play people off at the Oscars. We did it, Steven!” :) Also, really liked Ben Affleck’s heartfelt and emotional acceptance speech: “‎It doesn’t matter how much you get knocked down in life, you gotta get back up.” Word. Read More