Best Tech Events This Week (Founder Institute Demo Day, gdgt Live, Social Media Day, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)

This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide

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]

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In case you missed it, here’s my highlights post from the awesome F.ounders NY 2012 conference at NASDAQ last week, where I got to hang out with some really cool folks including Steve Case (founder, AOL), David Axmark (cofounder, MySQL), Matt Mickiewicz (cofounder, 99designs), Leah Busque (founder, TaskRabbit), Adam Goldstein (cofounder, Hipmunk) and others.

And now let’s see what’s going on in the Alley this week…

7th Annual New York Times Small Business Summit 2012
Speakers include Susan Sobbott (president, Amex OPEN), Scott Belskly (cofounder, Behance), Hayley Barna (cofounder, BirchBox), Neil Blumenthal (cofounder, Warby Parker) and others.
Monday (Jun 25), 8 a.m. @ Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd St

NYC Founder Institute Demo Showcase
Demos by Activibe, AirTo, EnerKnol, Fresh Fox, Front Row Concerts, Good-Good, Interconnecta, Miigo, Playfitness, Questlr, Rapunzl, ShowOpp, Upswing and Wishbeans.
Monday (Jun 25), 6 p.m. @ The Hatchery, 500 Seventh Avenue, 17th Fl0or

gdgt live in New York
A host of great companies there showcasing their hottest new gear and services
Monday (Jun 25), 7 p.m. @ The Altman Building, 135 W 18th St

Future of Fashion: Emerging Startup Series
Presenting companies include Listly, Kaleidoscope, The Cools, Bespoke Post and Carrie Hammer. Panelists include Faran Krentcil (Digital director, NYLON), Steve Schlafman (Principal, Lerer Ventures) and Christina Rinaldi (Creative Director, Prima Creative).
Monday (Jun 25), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space, 72 Allen Street, 3rd Floor

Fashion 2.0: Startups Showcase
Investor panel includes Lawrence Lenihan (FirstMark Capital), Daniel Schultz (DFJ Gotham), Michael Wolf (Blazer Ventures) and Laurel Touby (MediaBistro). Presenting companies include Shop My Label, Campalyst, and Bazaart.
Tuesday (Jun 26), 6 p.m. @ GreenHouse, 150 Varick Street

NY Tech Meetup: Consumer Electronics Demo Competition at CEA Lineshows
The following companies will be competing to win a booth at CES 2013: NimbleTV, Condition One, Social Bicycles and Instinct. The competition will be judged by Gary Chou (Union Square Ventures), Reece Pacheco (, Peter Himler (Flatiron Communications). Guest Speaker Josh Levine (VP Engineering, Shapeways).
Wednesday (Jun 27), 5:30 p.m. @ Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street

NYC Data Business Meetup #7
With Sailthru (CEO Neil Capel and Chief Data Scientist Daniel Krasner), Continnuuity (CEO Todd Papaioannou) and Visual Revenue (CEO Dennis R. Mortensen and Data Scientist Jeroen Janssens).
Wednesday (Jun 27), 6 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave

Conversations with Women in Tech: The State of Women in Tech
Featuring stories and conversation with Cindy Gallop (If We Ran The World / Make Love Not Porn), Tara Hunt (Buyosphere), Rachel Sklar (Change the Ratio), Anil Dash (Activate & ThinkUp), Amy Quispe (HackNY Fellow) and Jessica Lawrence (NY Tech Meetup).
Wednesday (Jun 27), 6:30 p.m. @ NASDAQ MarketSite, 4 Times Square

She Shall Lead Idea Hackathon
Part conference, part workshop, part networking with a panel discussion that will form six teams to brainstorm and decide on action plans to enable/empower/promote women as leaders in social media.
Wednesday (Jun 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Ogilvy, 636 11th Avenue

VC vs Startup: Live Term Sheet Negotiation
Learn how term sheet negotiation works by watching a simulated early-stage investment cage fight!
Thursday (Jun 28), 6:30 p.m. @ Docracy Offices @ NYU-Poly Dumbo Incubator, 20 Jay Street

Battle of the Braces: Round 1 – Javascript
Demos. Hacking. Throwdowns. Movie marathons. Chow. Beer. Rooftop drinks.
Saturday (Jun 30), 9 a.m. @ Meetup HQ, 166 Crosby Street, 10th Floor

Social Media Day NYC
An afternoon of networking, dancing, food, drinks and gadgets with Mashable.
Saturday (Jun 30), 5 p.m. @ Canal Room, 285 West Broadway

More events on the horizon…
Startup Roundtable 14 – Mastering the Kickstarter Game (Panel) on Jul 05 @ Columbia University: Uris Hall
Prince Building Tech Talks: Machine Learning with Large Networks of People and Places on Jul 11 @ foursquare HQ
Startup Exits: Deal-Making in Social Commerce on Jul 12 @ General Assembly
Women 2.0 Founder Friday on Jul 13 @ Makovsky + Company
Four Founders, Four Ways to A Million on Jul 16 @ Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Hack4NY Hackathon on Jul 20 @ The Hatchery
Prowl app launch party! on Jul 25 @ White Rabbit
August NY FinTech Startups Meetup feat. Second Market on Aug 01 @ Day Pitney Law Offices

Until next week. Stay thirsty social, my friends 😉

Best Tech Events This Week (Founder Institute Demo Day, gdgt Live, Social Media Day, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)