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.
Wanna go to Burning Man but can’t get tix? They’ll be releasing a bunch of new tickets on Wednesday, BUT you have to pre-register by 3pm EST today to get in line. You’re welcome!
Don’t miss this week: Ad Think II: Emerging Tech in Advertising (Adcade, Locket, Oneqube, SponsorHub) tomorrow. VentureOutNY Brazil (with mayoral candidate Jack Hidary) is also tomorrow, and I’m giving away five FREE passes. Tech Tuesdays (with the Flatiron School and Downtown Alliance) is also, you guessed it, tomorrow!
Coming up: Startup Grind (with Aereo founder Chet Kanojia; I’m giving away three FREE passes) on August 14. Hasbro-a-thon (first of its kind toy & game hack!) is on August 17, and Popular Mechanics‘ DIY Hackathon falls on September 14.
A bunch of deadlines coming up! August 5 for Blue Button Co-Design Challenge, August 9 for New York Television Festival Short-form Storytellers Challenge, August 15 for CMS’ Healthcare Innovation Awards and August 16 for 500 Startups’ Fall Accelerator Batch. Got all that? Oh, and if you wanna create the transit app of the future ‘n change the way 8.5 million people commute, check out AT&T and MTA’s App Quest. Apply by August 20.
The NYC EDC & US Israel Business Council are hosting top Israeli startups October 7-9. Apply by August 25. Change the world AND a trip to Hong Kong? StartMeUp Hong Kong is your ticket! 12 founders will be invited for a four-day program in December. Apply by August 26. Clock is ticking, yo!
Efma and Accenture are launching an annual award for tech and operational innovation in retail banks. Submissions due August 25. There’ll be an awards ceremony in Paris on October 16. Yes, Paris.
Wanna be on NBC on primetime TV, show off your trivia skillz AND win $10 million? Well, of course you do! It’s called Million Second Quiz. Get on it! 😉
Congrats to Alexis Ohanian on $39 million raise for early-stage fund Initialized Capital (with Garry Tan & Harj Taggar) AND new show Small Empires (1st episode w/ Cyrus Massoumi, founder/CEO of ZocDoc).
My buddies Andrew and Gary just launched Swill, alcohol delivery on your smartphone. Sweet! Now I wonder how we ever lived without this!
Today’s my birthday, August 5. I like being a Leo! It’s very me, and my hair kinda looks like a lion’s mane anyway.King of the Jungle, yo! What if the lion wasn’t the king, though, but the elected mayor or something. How would he relate to his constituents? Would he be a Democrat? Republican? Independent? What issues would be he passionate about? Would his platform be free Wifi for the entire jungle, maybe? Here in New York, we have the mayoral elections coming up in exactly three months. Mayor Bloomberg’s done an amazing job, especially for tech, but now we’ll be getting our first new mayor in 12 years. That’s going to be a big deal, so let’s start thinking about it.
And now let’s see what’s going down in the Alley this week…
Music Tech Meetup
Demos by Artiphon, Loudie, Stereotypes, Zap Guitar and LiveStage + Our famous BBQ sandos!
Monday (Aug. 5), 7 p.m. @ Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
hackNY + ISOC-NY Present: Richard Stallman
With Richard Stallman (Author of EMACS text editor, Inventor of GNU operating system, and Founder of Free Software Foundation) was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame on Aug. 3.
Monday (Aug. 5), 7 p.m. @ Courant Inst. of Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer St.
Tech Tuesdays: The Flatiron School: Code+Beats
Curated by Lower Manhattan innovators. Open bar following event.
Tuesday (Aug. 6), 6 p.m. @ South Street Seaport, Fulton St.
Ad Think II: Emerging Tech in Advertising
With Taylor Davidson (kbs+ Ventures), Kathy Leake (Co-Founder, Local Response), Saneel Radia (Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi) and Joseph Jaffe (Founder & CEO, Evol8tion). Presentations by Adcade, Adyapper, Locket, Oneqube and SponsorHub.
Tuesday (Aug. 6), 6:30 p.m. @ Ernst & Young, 5 Times Square, 22nd Fl.
VentureOut Presents: The Brazilian – A Tech Demo Event
With David Teten (ff Venture Capital), Mike Ajnsztajn (Aceleratech), Ross Goldstein (DFJ Gotham Ventures) and Kelly Hoey (Women Innovate Mobile).
Tuesday (Aug. 6), 7 p.m. @ Greenhouse, 150 Varick St.
NY FinTech Meetup
Featureing Dan Schleifer (Founder/CEO, ChartIQ) and an update on the recent JOBS Act.
Wednesday (Aug. 7), 6:30 p.m. @ Dechert, 1095 6th Ave, 28th Fl.
August NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. 5 minute cutting-edge tech demos. 850 fellow NY Tech startuppers. 1 amazing event!
Wednesday (Aug. 7), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place
NYU Summer Launchpad Demo Day
Presentations by BenchPals, BOT Factory, CrashDwell, Databetes, Datavisu.al, Ex Vivo Dynamics, Kinvolved, Lumiti and SalesBUS.
Thursday (Aug. 8), 9:30 a.m. @ NYU Center for Academic Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson St., 5th Fl.
Ultra Light Startups – Investor Feedback Forum
With Jordan Bettman (Bain Capital Ventures), David Horowitz (Genacast Ventures), William Reinisch (Paladin Capital Group) and Ben Siscovick (IA Ventures). Demos by Stuzo, CliXLEX, wireLawyer, SumZero, Healthy Hand, TextPride, ZenoRadio and Bespoke.
Thursday (Aug. 8), 6:30 p.m. @ Microsoft, 1290 6th Ave, 6th Fl.
NYC Real Estate Tech Startups
Featuring Urban Compass, Contactually and miLES.
Thursday (Aug. 8), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen St., 3rd Fl.
UXNY x Applico Roundtable + Rooftop Party
A roundtable conversation and rooftop party for the UX and design communities.
Friday (Aug. 9), 6:30 p.m. @ Applico, 220 E 23rd St., Ste 500
More events on the horizon…
Oracle Big Data at Work on Aug. 12 @ Marriott Marquis
Founders@Fail: Peter Sullivan of Tripl on Aug. 12 @ General Assembly
Innovation, A Higher Purpose and the Search for Perfection on Aug. 13 @ Sarabeths
Startup Grind NYC w/ Chet Kanojia (Founder of Aereo) on Aug. 14 @ ThoughtWorks
August 2013 NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Aug. 14 @ Microsoft
Interview w Shafqat Islam, founder & CEO of Newscred on Aug. 14 @ Meetup HQ
WeWork Summer Camp 2013 on Aug. 15 @ Raquette Lake Camp
Product Council NYC Inaugural Event (GarysGuide discount 50% off) on Aug. 15 @ Huge
Hasbro-a-thon: Playing with Innovation on Aug. 17 @ Hasbro HQ
Learn About The Future Of Marketing for Startups w/ Nihal Mehta on Aug. 20 @ Grind Spaces
Impact Investor Night – Hosted by Return on Change on Aug. 22 @ Centre for Social Innovation
The Business Model Canvas – Session 4 of the series: Get Control of Your F.A.T. in Your Lean Startup (Finance, Accounting Tax) on Sept. 10 @ Marks Paneth Shron
DataGotham 2013 on Sept. 13 @ The New York Academy of Medicine
Popular Mechanics DIY Hackathon on Sep 14 @ NY Hall of Science
Business Insider Presents: Startup 2013 on Oct 24 @ Museum Of Jewish Heritage
Boot Camp for Digital Startups on Oct 29 @ Town Hall Conference Center
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! 😉