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.
Photo-sharing apps may be hot, but what’s even sexier are startups that bring home the bacon. That’s the basic premise behind 500 Startups’ unSEXY, a 1-day conference, which covers verticals such as financial services, communications, email, data, infrastructure and more. It’s all about tech startups and companies who are actually doing something incredibly sexy–they’re building scalable, sustainable businesses. So if you’re in the Bay Area next week, definitely go check it out!
Speaking of the Bay Area, there are a ton of interesting events coming up there, including TechCrunch’s Annual Crunchup, StartupGrind, Teens in Tech Conference, TwilioCon, GigaOm’s Mobilize and more. Gary’s Guide has an extensive list of upcoming events.
Rumor also has it that there may be a crazy, fun party happening later this week on my b’day on August 5. Stay tuned for more details ;)
And now let’s see what shenanigans are happening in the Alley this week…