Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of Sept. 26: The Schweddy Balls Edition

This 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 forty red ties. You can reach him at gary [at]

Mad Men (and Women)
Attention all you Don Draper and Peggy Olson wannabes. Advertising Week is almost here. And you know what means. Parties, parties and more parties! Time to get ur madison avenue on, yo.

A new space called “The Grind”
Gay mobile hooking up networking app Grindr is opening a physical location to make it easier for … I kid, I kid πŸ™‚ … Its actually a new design focused co-working space from the founders of Co:Collective and backed by Behance and others.

Zuck launches Timeline
So I haven’t checked it out yet myself but I’m hearing phrases such as “crack cocaine”, “necessary evil”, “oversharing from the grave” and “hysterically fun for stalking subjects” being bandied around. Yep, sounds like a new facebook feature alright. I give it 2 weeks before the protesting masses calm down and get assimilated. Don’t ya know by now that resistance is futile?

Ok, and now onto the shady going-ons in the alley this week…

YCombinator NYC Meetup #1
2/3 reception. 1/3 talks. Airbnb, Greplin, Grubwithus, Inporia, Stripe, Tutorspree, Weebly and Wepay will be in the house. But of course the biq giant hulking elephant in the room will be: “Is YC opening an NYC chapter or not???” The tension is killing me.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. @ undisclosed location

Digital Media MBA Happy Hour featuring Paul Cimino, CEO of Brilig
Get an early early start to ur week’s boozing and schmoozing.
Monday, 6:30 p.m. @ Vapiano, 113 University Place, Corner of 13th Street

The Art of Entrepreneurship – Creating Companies and Cashing Out
So u wanna get people to show u the money? Then u, my friend, need to go to this event and learn the ropes from Peter Shankman (HARO), Graham Lawlor (UltraLight Startups), Joe Chin (SourcePad) and Mark Wachen (Dreamit Ventures).
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ PNC Bank, Penn Plaza Branch, 11 Penn Plaza, Seventh Ave at 31st Street

New Geeks On The Block // Soho Startups
You know who’s back? The Cools. Thats who.
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ Brinkley’s Pub, 406 Broome Street

Entrepreneurs Roundtable 39
Fresh off an amazing demo day, ERA honcho Murat Aktihanoglu is back with another edition of the roundtable. In the hot seat? John Frankel of FF ventures. Bonus points if you know the story behind the name FF. FYI, ERA is now accepting applications for its Winter session.
Tuesday, 6 p.m. @ Microsoft Office, 1290 Avenue of the Americas 6th Floor

Corporations speak: Heres how I think about buying your startup
Want to get in bed with a big corporation? Well then, u gotta get dressed up all sexy ‘n stuff. Dishing thoughts & advice will be Fiona Dodd Simmonds (VP M&A, American Express), Bill Taranto (MD Global Health Innovation Fund, Merck), Greg Merkle (VP Product Strategy, Dow Jones), Ben Boissevain (Managing Partner, Agile Equity) and more. Also presenting will be Ken Kay (Founder, Ecelerator and NJ Angel Network).
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. @ Cooley, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

Demos and Drinks sponsored by Dealery!
You can demo while you drink or drink while you demo. As u can tell its all about the demo-ing and the drink-ing. Who’ll be there u ask?, TeamItUp, UberTags, YourList and many more.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. @ Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard Street

NYC Startup Pitch Event
5 min pitches. 15 min feedback. Pizza + drinks. Representing investors will be Marc H. Michel (Metamophic Ventures), Bo Yaghmaie (Cooley), Kirill Sheynkman (RTP Ventures) and Michael Felman (MSF Capital). Startups include Jeff Giesea (Founder, Best Vendor), Ankur Jain (Founder, Gift Side Story), Igor Lebovic (Co-Founder, Skipola), Paul Canetti (Founder, MagAppZine) and Alex B. Fair (CEO, FairCareMD).
Wednesday, 6 p.m. @ Cooley At The Grace Building, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

Best Practices: From Zero to Millions
Ahhh, the billion dollar valuation club. Admit it. It would be crazy cool to be part of that clique. Learn how from Scott Kurnit (Founder & CEO, and AdKeeper) and Danny Wen (Founder & CEO, Harvest) did it. Moderated by Joe Chin.
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Stern School of Business Kaufman Management Center, 44 West Fourth Street, Room 2-60

New York Mobile App Developer (MAD) Meetup
Y’know, if I had to code for iOS, WinPhone7, Crackberry, HTML5 and the umpteen gazillion flavors of Android, I’d go a little “MAD” too πŸ˜‰
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. @ Magnani Caruso Dutton, 138 W 25th Street

Digital DUMBO’s Fashion Night Out: Official T-Shirt Release Party with Brooklyn Industries and RadBalls
Digital Dumbo is awesome. But you know what’s more awesome? When one of ur sponsors is called RadBalls. Speaking of balls …
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. @ The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street

Public Speaking and Presentation Essentials
Actress and Founder of WinTheRoom, the lovely Kelly Hadous will school you on the intricate art of public speaking. And she’s good. So good in fact that I’m worried u might just end up ditching the startup world altogether for the siren calls of Hollywood with ur new found skills. You wouldn’t do that now, would u?
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor

On the Move MobileArtCon 2011
This one is for all u mobi-digi artists, iArtists, Droidsmen, luminartists, fingerpainters, iphoneographers and mobile photographers out there.
Saturday, 9 a.m. @ ITP | Tisch School of the Arts | NYU, 721 Broadway

HackNY Student Hackathon Demofest
Code-loving students + NYC startups with awesome APIs = Magical Unicorns
Saturday, 10 a.m. @ NYU Courant Institute of Mathematics, 251 Mercer Street

More on the horizon…
New York Entrepreneurial Bash on Oct 3 @ New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Start-Up Exchange: Canada meets NYC on Oct 4 @ Cooley
NYVCA Ingenuity on Oct 5 @ 82 Mercer
Digital Learning Series: Demos and Discussion on Oct 5 @ General Assembly
Oct NY Tech Meetup on Oct 11 @ NYU Skirball

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends!

Goooood Morning, Silicon Alley! Gary Sharma’s Picks for the Week of Sept. 26: The Schweddy Balls Edition