STARTUP CRAWL. Hosted by out-of-towner Zaarly, Adaptly, Spotify, Unigo and Vayner Media are on the agenda. “It’s like a bar crawl, but with startup offices instead of bars. Each startup will host our group of developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other startups in their office for 45 minutes or so until we move on to the next stop.” Tomorrow starting at 5:45 p.m.
WINNING. Skillshare is giving away a year’s TED Live membership ($995)! “You get… Virtual seats at both TED and TED Global conferences. Year-round online community access. TED Books yearlong subscription & a new Kindle Fire,” says Skillshare. “This is the warmup for all the stuff coming out over the next couple of months,” said CEO Mike Karnjanaprakorn, a 2012 TED fellow.
VEGAS BABY. New York is headed to CES, and Makerbot, at least, is going to be alllll over it. “MakerBot Industries, creator of the Thing-O-Matic 3D printer and Thingiverse.com will be there showing off something extra awesome, and we’d love for you to stop by our booth and check it out!” MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis is scheduling interviews now for the full-court press; the 3D printing startup is also hosting a party on Jan. 11.
SECONDMARKET’S FINEST HOUR. SecondMarket has already started marketing for its Capitalyze conference on February 15. “The public markets no longer work for sub-billion-dollar growth companies.”
MORE EVENTS. “Author Aaron Shapiro, CEO of Huge, will lead an overview of his recent book, Users Not Customers: Who really determines the success of your business.” Brandhacker meetup Monday, Jan. 23. New York Tech Meetup is tonight. Startup Store is having an event Saturday, Jan. 7. “Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Birchbox and Jouer invite you for an afternoon of indulgence.”
NEWS. Reece Pacheco is happy.