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.
Hope everyone had an amazing Internet Week! With over 500 companies and 40,000 attendees, it was truly a celebration of New York’s thriving Internet industry and community. And it was awesome to see all the innovation that’s happening around town.
This week is equally crazy with the Webby Awards tonight and then the TechCrunch Disrupt conference over the next 3 days. Hope to see everyone there! (and if you can’t make it to Disrupt, remember, there’s always the option of watching the live stream online!).
And coming up next week is the World Science Festival, which is an annual celebration and exploration of science running from May 30 to June 3. So go check it out!
And now let’s see what cool stuff be crunching up in the Alley this week…
TechCrunch Disrupt NY
Rockstar line up of speakers and panelists including Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures), Jason Goldberg (Fab), David Karp (Tumblr), Neil Blumenthal (Warby Parker), Alexis Maybank (Gilt Groupe), Alexis Ohanian (Y Combinator), David Tisch (Tech Stars), Jake Schwartz (General Assembly), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Tim Armstrong (AOL), Adrian Grenier (Churchkey) and more.
Monday (May 21), 9 a.m. @ Pier 94, 755 12th Avenue
The 16th Annual Webby Awards
Hosted by Patton Oswalt. Appearances from this year’s Special Achievement Honorees including Louis C.K., Björk, Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and Juliette Lewis.
Monday (May 21), 4:30 p.m. @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St
Hacks & Hackers: Tech Talk: Designing, Building and Maintaining APIs
Speakers include Matt Lemay (platform manager, Bitly), Robbie Clutton (software engineer, Pivotal Labs), Eric Mill (developer, Sunlight Labs), Derek Gottfrid (CTO, Tumblr). and John Bunting (API lead, Tumblr).
Monday (May 21), 6:30 p.m. @ The Hatchery, 500 Seventh Avenue
Inside the Lean Founders Studio
With Brett Martin (founder/CEO of Sonar) and Daniel Klaus (founder/CEO of K2 Labs).
Monday (May 21), 7 p.m. @ Meetup HQ, 632 Broadway, 9th Floor
NJ Tech Meetup 24
Featured speaker: Guy Story (CTO, Audible.com). Startups pitching include EnHatch, Vidoovy and Devi’s Closet.
Monday (May 21), 7 p.m. @ Babbio Center at Stevens Institute Of Technology, 513 River St, Hoboken
Founders@Fail NYC Legends
With trailblazers who have defined NY startups for the past decade including Esther Dyson (investor, Meetup, Flickr), Heidi Messer (cofounder, LinkShare), Laurel Touby (founder, Mediabistro) and Dawn Barber (cofounder, NY Tech Meetup).
Monday (May 21), 6:30 p.m. @ Dogpatch Labs, 36 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC Presents: Driving Consumer Adoption of Mobile Content
Panel Speakers include Rahul Bafna (Flurry), Soraya Darabi (Foodspotting), Nihal Mehta (LocalResponse), Julia Schulhof (App Lab at Hearst Magazines) and Benjamin Stein (Mobile Commons). Moderated by Somak Chattopadhyay (Tribeca Venture Partners).
Tuesday (May 22), 5:30 p.m. @ Citigroup Center, 601 Lexington Ave., 14 Floor
Let’s Get Digital: New Models for Making
With Adafruit Industries, Quirky, Ground Lab, Dustyn Robots and Shapeways to discuss how new technologies (personal 3D printers) and ways of doing business (Kickstarter launches) are changing the relationship between consumers, designers and producers.
Wednesday (May 23), 6 p.m. @ BMW i Ventures, 95 Morton, 7th Floor
Geeks on a Train
East Coast investors, community organizers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, developers, designers, and others from tech communities will join a rolling tweetup (#geektrain) on Amtrak headed north from DC to Boston. Join us for hacking along the way.
Thursday (May 24), 11 a.m. @ The Hatchery, 500 Seventh Avenue
Successful Startups: How They Did It
Featuring Mona Bijoor (founder/CEO, Joor), Kellee Khalil (founder/CEO, Lover.ly) and Lily Liu (founder/CEO, PublicStuff), the three female CEOs whose startups made Business Insider’s list of “The 25 Hot NYC Startups You Need to Watch.”
Thursday (May 24), 6 p.m. @ 500 W 37th St
More on the horizon…
Startup Roundtable 13 with David Rose on May 29 @ NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center
Meet Microsoft – Women and Power – New York on May 30 @ Microsoft Offices
NY Location-Based Apps Meetup: Demo Day III on May 30 @ Meetup HQ
Social Innovation Demo Night on May 30 @ General Assembly
Digital DUMBO – dd:IMPACT Conference on May 31 @ The Dumbo Loft
June NY FinTech Startups feat. Pay Perks and Bloomberg Ventures on Jun 06 @ Day Pitney
Personal Democracy Forum 2012 on Jun 11 @ NYU Skirball Center
Games for Change Festival on Jun 18 @ NYU Skirball Center
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! ;)