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 follow him at @garysguide and reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.
Looks like it’s going to be a pretty crazy week. A bunch of Creative Week events, the monthly mammoth NY Tech Meetup, a chance to gorge on tacos while downing tequilas, lots of hacking, a conversation with Fred Wilson (the #1 Internet VC despite what the Forbes Midas list might have us believe), not one but TWO tech karaokes and … a tech picnic! What more could anyone ask for, right? And all this is actually leading up to even crazier stuff next week as Internet Week arrives. I guess we can call this the storm before the storm? :)
NYC Creative Week: One-on-One with Morgan Spurlock
An intimate conversation with the author and creator of Super Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and A Day In The Life Of.
Monday (May 07), 5 p.m. @ Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn
#Rethink VC with Fred Wilson
With rockstar venture capitalist and blogger, Fred Wilson (Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures).
Tuesday (May 08), 8 a.m. @ Grind, 419 Park Ave S
NYC Creative Week: Future of Storytelling
With James Manos Jr. (Emmy-Award winning writer & producer of Dexter, The Shield, The Sopranos), Andy Breckman (Co-Creator, Exec Producer & writer of Monk) and Gerard Bocaccio (Producer, Professor at NYU Tisch School of Arts). Moderated by Sharad Devarajan (CoFounder & CEO, Liquid Comics).
Tuesday (May 08), 4 p.m. @ Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn
Websdays Tequila & Taco Tuesday
Schmooze your way around a room full of the web’s best and brightest.
Tuesday (May 08), 7 p.m. @ SideBar, 118 E 15th St
With Jon Steinberg (President, BuzzFeed), Rachel Sklar (Change The Ratio), Ian Schafer (Deep Focus), Cindy Gallop (If We Ran The World), Greg Galant (Shorty Awards) and others.
Wednesday (May 09), 7 a.m. @ Metropolitan pavilion, 125 West 18th Street
With Aaron Price (DFJ Gotham), Heather Gilchrist (Rak Tech Fund), Peter Kestenbaum (1099 Partners), Donna Usiskin (Edison Ventures), Tom Olenzak (Robin Hood Ventures), David Beatty (Golden Seeds) and more.
Wednesday (May 09), 1 p.m. @ New Jersey Institute of Technology, 150 Bleeker St, Newark
Best Practices: Secrets of the Serial Entrepreneur
With Fabrice Grinda (prolific angel investor and cofounder & CoCEO, OLX) and Dennis Mortensen (founder & CEO of Visual Revenue).
Wednesday (May 09), 6:30 p.m. @ The Stern School @ NYU, 44 West Fourth Street
May 2012 NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill: 5-minute, cutting-edge-tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech peeps. 1 amazing event. Now if only I could get a TaskRabbit or Exec to snag me a ticket :)
Wednesday (May 09), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
Digital DUMBO – Creative Week Celebrates Brooklyn Hosted by Huge
Featuring drinks, music, a photobooth by Boothify and GE’s THROTTLE UP, an interactive hologram experience, live at 56 Water Street!
Wednesday (May 09), 7 p.m. @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, 38 Water St, Brooklyn
New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA)
NYDHA is a program run by the New York eHealth Collaborative and the NYC Investment Fund for early and growth stage digital health companies developing cutting-edge tech in care coordination, patient engagement, analytics and message alerts for healthcare providers.
Thursday (May 10), 5 p.m. @ The TimesCenter, 620 8th Avenue
Ultralight Startups: Investor Feedback Forum and Pitch Showdown
With Brian Cohen (NY Angels), Brad Harrison (Brad Harrison Ventures), Ben Siscovick (IA Ventures) and Laurel Touby (Mediabistro.com and startup investor/advisor). Pitches from Thomas Kincaid (Jauntlet), Sherry Lombardi (Hulafrog), Ryan Brogan (1xRUN), Vyacheslav Kaushan (Indulgy), Dan Vallejo (The Mutual), Beverly May (MiniDates), Samer Hamadeh (Zeel) and Rodrigo Fuentes (CallTrackingFox).
Thursday (May 10), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave, 6th Floor
New York Tech Karaoke Meetup
As always, happy hour til 8, free song with every drink purchase, $1 per song, free to attend event.
Thursday (May 10), 7 p.m. @ Karaoke Cave, 9 East 13th Street
NYC Tech Picnic – Beta
Come outside and enjoy the day with the NYC Tech Community. Bring food and a blanket to sit on.
Saturday (May 12), 11 a.m. @ Central Park, 65th St and East Drive
More on the horizon…
Internet Week New York 2012 on May 14 @ 82 Mercer
NYU ITP Spring Show! on May 14 @ NYU Tisch School of Arts
Founders@Fail: Jay Silverstein of Revolution Health on May 15 @ General Assembly
New York: Tech City A Breakfast Conversation with Seth Pinsky, Rachel Sterne, Daniel Huttenlocher and Craig Gotsman on May 16 @ Eventi
SponsorHub & BizBash Mixer on May 16 @ Merc Bar
NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success on May 17 @ The Space, Inc. at Chelsea Market
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)