Best Tech Events This Week (Mad Men Is Back 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]

Ahhh, spring is in the air, Mad Men finally returns to television (after an agonizing year and a half hiatus), the lovely Marissa Mayer from Google is in town for a fireside chat with Bloomberg BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel, the Daily Show gang (Samantha Bee, Jason Jones & Asif Mandvi) will be going bananas today at the annual Oscars-for-social-media-peeps Shorty Awards and and of course we have a bunch of awesome, tech events for ya. Enjoy!

eBay gdgt NYC Party
How can you not like an event where everyone who shows up walks away with an eBay Gift Card worth between $5 and $100, and one lucky person wins a Grand Prize. Sweeet!
Monday (Mar 26), 6 p.m. @ The Ainsworth, 122 W 26th Street

Shorty Awards
Hands down the Event of the Week cuz, srsly, where else would u get the chance to hang out with Asif Mandvi, Piers Morgan, Miss USA and Tiffani Thiessen, not to mention hosts Samantha Bee and Jason Jones of The Daily Show! 🙂
Monday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ The Times Center, 242 W 41st St

Digital Media MBA March Happy Hour
Hang out with Silicon Valley Bank’s always awesome Shai Goldman and other fellow startuppers.
Monday (Mar 26), 6:30 p.m. @ Solas, 232 East Ninth Street

The Genome Question: Moore vs. Jevons with Bud Mishra
Genomics science is on a Moore’s law, growing exponentially in data throughput, number of assembled genomes and lowered cost. But it hasn’t delivered the same results. Ever wonder why?
Tuesday (Mar 27), 5:30 p.m. @ Google NYC, 111 8th Ave

NYU Startup Week: What Makes First Time Founders Successful with David Tisch, Vin Vacanti, Caren Maio and others
An all-star cast with TechStars NY honcho David Tisch, Caren Maio (CoFounder, Nestio and NYU Alumnus), Vin Vicante (CoFounder & CEO, Yipit), Phin Barnes, (Principal, First Round), Rob Spectre (Lead Developer Evangelist, Twilio), Randy Hunt (Creative Director, Etsy), Daniel Lang (Technology Company Attorney, Goodwin Procter), Michael Greeley (General Partner, Flybridge) and Alex Tryon CEO/Founder, Artsicle).
Tuesday (Mar 27), 6 p.m. @ Kauffman Management Center, 44 W 4th Street

April NY Tech Meetup
You know the drill. Five-minute cutting-edge-tech demos, 850 fellow NY Tech peeps, one amazing event. Now if only I could get a TaskRabbit to snag me a ticket.
Tuesday (Mar 27), 7 p.m. @ NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts, 566 Laguardia Place

Captains of Industry Series: Marissa Mayer of Google with Bloomberg BusinessWeek Editor Josh Tyrangiel
With the lovely Marissa Mayer, Google’s first female engineer and 20th employee and Vice President of Location and Local Services.
Tuesday (Mar 27), 8 p.m. @ Kaufman Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

PluggedIn Ventures: Mobile Monetization Roundtable
With Vic Singh (Founder & CEO,, Jonathan Slimak (CEO & Founder, Piictu), Michael Weiksner (CEO, TipOrSkip), Boris Bogatin (Founder & CEO, Lokast), Nina Sodhi (CEO, BluTrumpet), Evan Krauss (EVP Advertising Sales, Shazam), Dan Gellert (CEO, GateGuru), Maria Seidman (CEO & Co-Founder, Yapp), Andy Sullivan (Sr. Director of Mobile Advertising Solutions, Turner Broadcasting) and Chris Golier (VP Mobile Marketing & Strategy, NHL).
Wednesday (Mar 28), 8:30 a.m. @ Loeb & Loeb LLP, 345 Park Ave

Best Practices: Creating New Markets
Awesome event where two founders/CEO’s discuss their experiences with creating new markets, what they learned along the way, and how you can do the same. With Jared Hecht (CoFounder, GroupMe) and Ben Lerer, (CoFounder & CEO, Thrillist).
Wednesday (Mar 28), 6:30 p.m. @ NYU Stern Kaufman Management Center, 44 W 4th Street

Hatchery & WimLink Present: Advancing Women: Leadership Confidence and Negotiation
With Laurel Touby (Founder,, Sharon Feder (COO, Mashable) and Tania Lynn (Partner, Deloitte). Moderated by Yao Hui Huang (Founder, The Hatchery) and Tania Yuki (Founder, Wimlink).
Thursday (Mar 29), 6 p.m. @ Interactive Advertising Bureau, 116 E 27th St, Ste #7

Enterprise Insights: IT Consumerization
With Andrew Toy (CoFounder & CEO, Enterproid), Mazy Dar (CoFounder & CEO, OpenFin), Andrew Ferenci (Director of Product Development, Buddy Media) and Paul Murphy (Business Development, Aviary and previously Microsoft). Moderated by David Pierce (CEO, Advection.NET).
Thursday (Mar 29), 7:30 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor

Pitching VCs: Discussion and Feedback
Panelists include Wan Li Zhu (Fairhaven Capital), Kamran Ansari (Greycroft Partners), Alex Goldberg (Canary Ventures) and Weston Gaddy (Bain Capital Ventures).
Friday (Mar 30), 6 p.m. @ General Assembly, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor

More on the horizon…
Get Control of Your F.A.T. (Finance, Accounting & Tax) in Your Lean Startup: Session 3 – The Global Startup on Apr 03 @ Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
Inside BizDev:, Etsy, and Seatgeek on Apr 05 @ General Assembly
Women in Design & Technology Conversation Series on Apr 10 @ General Assembly
Investor Feedback Forum: Future Energy on Apr 11 @ NYU Stern Business School – Kaufman Management Ctr
Ideas Are Worthless Conference: NYC 2012 on Apr 11 @ Goodwin Procter
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit 2012 on Apr 19 @ Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends! 😉 Best Tech Events This Week (Mad Men Is Back Edition)