Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & 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]

Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW
SXSW 2012 is coming! And that means I’ll be showing up at a whole bunch of amazing parties, mixers, networking events, lounges, panels, BBQs, nuclear taco nights, concerts, happy hours, karaokes, food fests, block parties and what have you. (Here’s our Definitive Guide to all the SXSW parties!)

Now if you can’t make it to SXSW this year but still wanna get the word out about your amazing startup / company / firm / service or just need help covering the seemingly endless parade of panels & parties, you can do so! How, you ask? Well by sponsoring my Red Tie of course! 😉 And putting your company’s awesome logo sticker on the Red Tie and giving me your company’s one page summary and elevator pitch. Wanna sponsor the entire tie and get complete ex-clu-si-vity, mate? Why, that might be possible too!

You’d best hurry up though cuz sponsor slots are going to go fast. Contact me at gary [at] and also find more details here.

Tech Events This Week
And now lets see whats cooking in our very own backyard of Silicon Alley this week…

Ogilvy Music+Tech Demo Day
If you’re a fan of music startups then you’re gonna like this. Heck, if you’re just a fan of music, you’ll like this! Demos by Spotify, Shazam, Roqbot, Breakout Band and Indaba Music.
Monday (Feb 27), 5 p.m. @ Ogilvy & Mather Theatre, 636 11th Avenue , 1st Floor

Ctrl+Alt+Compete – Movie Screening and Discussion with Danl Lewin
The Oscars may have just wrapped but here’s a documentary that you might like. It takes a revealing look at the startup world through the eyes of five founders and their teams.
Monday (Feb 27), 6 p.m. @ WeWork Lounge, 177 Lafayette Street

Best Practices: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur
Showing you the ropes on what makes a great entrepreneur will be Michael Yavonditte (Founder & CEO of Hashable and formerly CEO, Quigo that sold to AOL for $340 million) and Howard Lerman (CoFounder & CEO, Yext).
Tuesday (Feb 28), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Stern School of Business, 44 West Fourth Street, Kaufman Management Center

NY Tech Meetup (NYTM)
You know the drill. 5 minute demos. 850 people. 1 amazing platform to launch ur startup. And don’t forget NYTM is organizing a must-attend event at SXSW on Mar 11 called Made in NY.
Tuesday (Feb 28), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Digital Breakfast: Politics, Tech & Decision 2012
As the presidential election year of 2012 rolls along, politics is starting to take center stage in the country. And tech is going to play a bigger role than ever before. Get the skinny on how and where Politics meets Tech. All-star panelist lineup include Michael Bassik (Managing Director, Burson Marsteller), Taegan Goddard (Founder & Publisher, Political Wire), Eason Jordan (Former Chief News Executive, CNN and Founder & CEO, Poll Position) and Eli Pariser (Board President & Former Executive Director, Moderated by Richard Hofstetter (Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit).
Wednesday (Feb 29), 8:30 a.m. @ Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, 488 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor

Food Tech 2012
You just cannot go wrong when you mix two favorite passions – Food and Tech! With David Bloom (Founder & CEO,, Chris Hanscom (Founder & CEO, OpenMenu), Carlo Cisco (Founder & CEO, FoodFan) and Andy Abumoussa & Ian Sanders (CoFounders & CEO/COO, Scenedipity). Hors D’voures provided by Chef Kwame and Cupcakes provided by Jessy Cupcake Company.
Wednesday (Feb 29), 6:30 p.m. @ Wix Lounge, 10 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor

eAmore NYC Innovation Summit 2012
Speakers include Aaron Schildkrout (HowAboutWe), Adam Ludwin (RRE), Brett Martin (Sonar), Brett Topche (MentorTech Ventures), Lance Barton (M&A, IAC), Michael Geer (Founder, Causecart) and moderated by Andrew Weinreich (MeetMoi). Demos include Sparkology, UPlanMe, MiniDates, Stray Boots, Loveessence and Amusemi.
Wednesday (Feb 29), 6:30 p.m. @ Green Spaces, 394 Broadway, 5th Floor

#Techdrinkup – Open Bar @ Cellar Bar – Huge Pre-Party for SXSW
Boozin’ and schmoozin’ with fellow startuppers before heading for SXSW. And yes, there will be an open bar 🙂
Thursday (Mar 01), 8 p.m. @ Cellar Bar, Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th St

General Assembly Career Fair
Somewhere out there is a startup that is just perfect for you and your skills and your career! 🙂 Etsy is seeking Data Scientists & Product Designers. Meetup is looking for UI Engineers and Community Specialists. Yipit needs UX and Visual Designers. needs Developers.
Saturday (Mar 03), 11 a.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

More on the horizon…
BRITE 2012 Conference on Mar 05 @ Columbia University, Lerner Hall
Get Control of your F.A.T. (Finance, Accounting & Tax) in Your Lean Startup – Session 1: The Founder and the Entity on Mar 06 @ Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
General Assembly Demo Night on Mar 07 @ General Assembly
Women in Design & Technology Conversation Series on Mar 08 @ General Assembly
NY Enterprise Technology Meetup on Mar 13 @ Cooley
Structure:Data 2012 by GigaOM on Mar 21 @ Pier Sixty Chelsea Piers

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉

Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)