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Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (AppHack, Refest Art+Tech Festival, Mobile Payments, NYC Gaming, UX for Internet of Things)

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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 friend Rachel Hofstetter (Founder/CEO, Guesterly & former Food Editor @ Oprah Mag & Reader’s Digest) has a new book out, Cooking Up A Business! To celebrate, she’s throwing an event @ Levo League next week, Celebration of Food + Entrepreneurship – fireside chats w/ food entrepreneurs Cameron Hughes & Maddy D’Amato, wine flights, Chipotle bar, chocolate tasting + tons more food from the book! Invite only, but I have 5 Free Passes! ;) Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Founders Speak, Data Driven, Queens Tech, Wearable Tech, Silicon Drinkabout, Startup Grind)

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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.

TurnToTech is an awesome new space on 184 5th Ave (& 23rd St) right across from Shake Shack (mmmmm!). They’re hosting a bunch of tech classes including a FREE iOS App Beginner Workshop and a 12 Week Mobile Development Bootcamp (+ Internship) w/ iOS & Amazon Cloud (Dec. 1) and a 48 Hour Application HackNation (Dec. 6). They also have FREE co-working & a (usually free) space for events & meetups. So go check ‘em out, yo! :) Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (ON:Bitcoin, Digital Health, Uncubed, Columbia Women in Business, TimesOpen Hack Day, NYU Hacks)

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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 NYC’s new mayor Bill de Blasio! Will he continue Bloomberg’s legacy as champion of Silicon Alley? A few proposed initiatives give cause for optimism … $150 million for STEM scholarships at CUNY, $100 million in seed money for startups, continued support of NYC tech campus projects, embracing Brooklyn Tech Triangle, and creating an office of talent acquisition and broadband for everyone.

Wanna get your feet wet in native iOS app development? Then you, my friend, wanna enroll in this free beginner workshop: DIY Build an iOS App in 3 hoursRead More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Next Billion, FinTech Hackathon, Capital On Stage, StrategyHack, NY Tech, DevPong, Engadget Expand)

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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 friends Justin Brown & Mark Bakacs are founders of a hot new startup, Ideapod (a platform for ideas). Think TED but more interactive! Every week, a leading thinker will ignite a new conversation. This week it’s Amir Dossal, founder and chairman of Global Partnerships Forum. Topic: What if everyone had access to the web? Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Building The Digital City, NYC Television Week, NYC Data Week, Intel Codefest, Data Driven)

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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.

On Nov. 9, the good folks @ XO Group and Angelhack are organizing We Hack to Help Women, a hackathon to help build sustainable technological solutions to better the lives of women around the world. Use the discount code “hack4women” for 50 percent off. Read More

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

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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.

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

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

This Week In Silicon Alley (Tech@NYU Startup Week, Hack n Jill, Startup Job Fair, Canadian Demo Night, Israel Tech, SwitchPitch)

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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.

On the heels of JOBS Act, AngelList rolled out Syndicates and it’s become the topic du jour with folks weighing in here, here, here and here.

Heads up: my buddy Rajiv (CTO, New York Times) is headlining OWASP AppSec USA (biggest software security conference in New York City) in November with folks from NYSE Euronext, Mozilla, Oracle, Etsy. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Advertising Week, Internet of Things Hackathon, Freestyle Fashion Conference, 3D Printing Summit, Startup Grind)

sponsor_garys_red_tie_new

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.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act takes effect today. Are you ready?! And don’t forget, this week brings a ton of cool events at Advertising Week! :)

November 18 is OWASP AppSec USA, the biggest software security conference in New York City, bringing together global experts and folks from NYSE Euronext, Mozilla, Oracle and Etsy. It’ll include a capture-the-flag competition, career fair, training and much more! Read More