Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of Nov. 7: Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie Edition

garysguide sponsor garys red tie Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharmas Picks for the Week of Nov. 7: Sponsor Garys Red Tie EditionThis is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder of GarysGuide, mentor at ER Accelerator 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]

Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie
Yup, its that time of the year again. The holiday season is almost upon us and u know what that means. I’ll be going to literally a TON of tech parties/events/mixers/shindigs over the next few weeks. (Yes, even more than I usually do. Yes, trust me its all work ;). Anyhoo, I realized that I have all this valuable ultra premium advertising real estate on my red tie. So like any self-respecting, hustling entrepreneur, the obvious next step is of course to monetize this baby, yeah! I’m looking for around three to five sponsors (first come, first served). I’ll put your awesome logo sticker on my red tie and also talk up your company to people I typically encounter at events … venture capitalists, super angels, entrepreneurs, media execs, bloggers, starry-eyed autograph-seeking groupies etc). Got u all hot ‘n bothered? Itching to get a piece of the tie action? Then give me a holler at gary [at] garysguide [dot] com.

London Calling
The good folks at the UK Trade & Investment are doing something awesome. They’re bringing over a whole bunch of cool digital media, marketing, tech, mobile startups and companies from across the pond to our little city to give them a flavor of what Silicon Alley and the NYC tech & startup community is all about. So go check ’em out!

Deals, Deals and Mo’ Deals
As always, here’s a bunch of deals & discounts on awesome tech events just for you.

Ok, now lets see what crazy parties are going down in the Alley this week… (And speaking of parties here’s a bonus drinking game: do a tequila shot every time u encounter the word “party” below πŸ˜‰

Future of Web Design (FOWD) Conference
One of the best web design conferences around, period. Great lineup of speakers including Kevin Systrom (Instagram) and our very own Jonathan Berger (Pivotal Labs) and Whitney Hess.
Monday, 9 a.m. @ New World Stages, 340 W 50th Street

A Better World: An evening to showcase Israeli innovation
Keynote by Yossi Vardi. ‘nuf said.
Monday, 6 p.m. @ Times Center, 242 West 41st Street

StartUp Health Roundtable 3: Bridging Gap Between Health Entrepreneurs and Gov
If you love startups and are passionate about healthcare, then this one is a no-brainer. Featuring Todd Park (CTO, US Dept of Health & Human Services) and Joe McCannon (Senior Advisor, CMMS). Moderated by Thomas Goetz (Executive Editor, Wired Magazine and Author, The Decision Tree).
Tuesday, 11 a.m. @ Edelman, 250 Hudson Street

Ad:Tech NY
What do u get when the worlds of Madison Avenue and Silicon Alley collide? Why, a nice little conference and a boat-load of some of the craziest, whackiest tech parties and after-parties and after-after-parties and after-after-after parties!
Tuesday, 2 p.m. @ Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th Street

UKTI Presents: UK-US Digital Startup Party
Britain is in da house!
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ Norwood Club, 241 West 14th Street

“I am Listening …”: How To Communicate with Investors
Newly minted reality TV star (move over Kardashians), startup cheerleader and TechStars NY honcho David Tisch will be teaching this class. So my only question to u is: What are u waiting for? Go grab ur ticket already. You don’t want to miss this one!
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ NYU Stern, 44 W 4th Street

Creative Social Presents… To Ubiquity and Beyond
Not exactly sure what the event is about … but apparently there is going to be lot of thinking ‘n drinking. Ok, I’m sold.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ LBi, 11 West 19th Street

Brands Conf
It’s not just another conference. It’s a conference of characters! With the wacky Jeff Pulver (founder, #140conf and investor, Twitter), the awesome Shiv Singh (Global Head of Digital, Pepsi and author of Social Media for Dummies), the always lovely Andrea Syrtash ( contributor and Author) and many, many more.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. @ 92 Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

CNet Gotham Live Holiday Guide
Photo booths. Photo shoots. Meet & Greet Parties. Nerd Parties. Tech Boot Camps. Speed Dating events. You name it. This one has it all.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. @ Openhouse Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street

NYC Tech Connect: Technology You Can Touch
The event where you can finally network & mingle with hard sciences engineers, entrepreneurs and capital sources.
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. @ Columbia University, Carleton Lounge, Mudd Building, 500 West 120th St 4th Floor

Capital Factory Demo Day – ATX in NYC
Can’t wait for SXSW? Eager to get ur Austin on already? Hoping to squeeze in one more demo day this year? Then you’ll like this one. Austin startups in town including Storymix Media, Groupcharger, Helpjuice, Forecast, RecycleMatch, OwnLocal, Greenling, Volunteerspot, Ricochet Labs, Rockify, Apptive, Onespot,, Umbel, Nightraft and Loku.
Wednesday, 7 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

Steve Blank Double Header Special
How to Accelerate Startup Success
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. @ NYU Paulson Auditorium Tisch Hall, 40 West 4th Street
Talk at Union Square Ventures
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. @ Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 14th Floor

NYCUPA Presents: World Usability Day sponsored by Bloomberg
Take a break from partying and go learn how design and technology can be leveraged to ignite positive social change.
Thursday, 6 p.m. @ Bloomberg, 731 Lexington Avenue

PeekYou is hosting a party – Celebrate NYC Tech
PeekYou is throwing a party as it crashes into the US Top 250 Website list. They also celebrated back in May when crashing the Top 500 list. I think I like this trend.
Thursday, 6 p.m. @ PeekYou, 265 West 37th Street #610

Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown
Graham Lawlor is back with another awesome edition of Ultralight Startups. With investors Andrew Cleland (Comcast Ventures), John Frankel (ff Venture), Brad Harrison (Brad Harrisson Ventures) and Ian Sigalow (Greycroft Partners). Startuppers pitching include Daniel Maloney (BridesView), David Friedman (Inhabi), Peter Verrillo (EnHatch), Seth Goodman (wespk), Morgan Dierstein (, Stephen Smyth (Twigmore), Joseph Hedaya (Wearing Social), Melinda Wittstock (NewsiT), Michael Raybman (WaySavvy) and Nick Fugaro (Vivastream).
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Avenue 6th floor

ERA Giving Thanks to NY Startup Community Party with Goodwin Procter
You want more parties? I’ll give u more parties! Fresh off their hawt, halloween themed shindig, ERA is throwing yet another bash for the startup community, this time with a more thanksgiving-y flavor. You know u’re going to be there.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. @ Goodwin Procter, 620 Eighth Avenue

Brief intermission. Btw how are u holding up there with all those tequila shots? πŸ˜‰

DaniWeb Ad:Tech after party
My good friend, long island gal and programmers programmer, Dani from DaniWeb, is throwing a party and y’all are invited! Free drinks + appetizers + an awesome surprise theme + bunch of raffles & giveaways + something extra special at midnite. Whats not to like?! πŸ™‚
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. @ Playwright Celtic Pub, 732 8th Avenue 2nd and 3rd Floors

Silicon Alley Talent Fair & After Party
The match-making event thats bringing together startups and wannabe startuppers. And oh yes, there will be an after-party AND there will be ping-pong!
Friday, 1 p.m. @ The Altman Building, 135 W 18th Street

Assembled Fashion: Fashion Startup Showcase + Networking Reception
The place to be to check out hot, new, innovative emerging startups in the fashion space. And yes, there will be a networking reception party.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

NYC Startup Weekend
Its back! For one more red-bull, pizza and tech-drenaline fueled weekend of late night coding, hacking and pure startupping.
Speakers include Danny Maloney (BridesView, Aol) and Judges include Jay Levy (Zelkova Ventures) and Hilary Gosher (Managing Director, Insight Partners).
Saturday, 6 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

Ruby on Rails Helpathon #4
Hack. Hack. Hack. Help. Help. Help. Ruby. Ruby. Ruby.
Sunday, 12 p.m. @ Kickstarter HQ, 155 Rivington Street 2nd Floor

More on the horizon…
The Fusion of Fine Art & Fashion on Nov. 16 @ General Assembly
The Business of Big Data with Ben Siscovick on Nov. 16 @ Dogpatch Labs
Venture Shift NY 2011 on Nov. 17 @ Le Poisson Rouge
Raise Cache: A Celebration of NY Tech and A Benefit for hackNY on Nov. 17 @ State Armory
Digital Democracy Turns 3! on Nov. 17 @ RH Gallery
Startup Bus Accelerate on Nov. 19 @ New Work City

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends!