Best Tech Events This Week (ALOHA To Summer!, CE Week, Spotify Music Hackathon, Alley Girls, Social Media Day, Brooklyn Tech, Startup Grind, Projective Space Demo Day)

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]

This week is all about the weeks … and a day! First off we have Consumer Electronics (CE) Week with Mobile Apps Showdown, Engadget+gdgt Live, Mobile Happy Hour at WeWork and more. Then there is Energy Week organized by ESF (part of the NYC ACRE incubator, an anchor of NY’s energy startup community). Don’t miss the Rooftop Party at 230 Fifth! Next up is Telecom Week, followed by Wear New York Week (celebrating New York fashion & design). And last but not least is Social Media Day, the biggest celebration ever with Mashable, VICE and Milk, with music, dancing and unlimited libations!

This Thursday, I’m co-hosting the ALOHA to Summer! Fashion+Tech mixer, with my friend Liza Kindred (3rd Wave), Magnet Media & Trinet. Unlimited cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, photobooth & a live DJ! And I’m giving away 20 free passes.

More events this week: On Wednesday is Lemonade Heroes Rooftop Portrait Party (with celeb photographer Helene DeLillo). Also on Wednesday is Startup Grind (with GroupMe cofounders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci – I’m giving away three free passes). And on Thursday is Alley Girls – Voices Forum (with GirlsWhoCode’s Reshma Saujani and’s Aria Finger – I’m giving away five free passes).

Hardwired NYC is a new event by my buddy Matt Turck (FirstMark Capital). It’s all about Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet and 3D printing. Nice!

General Assembly is also having a career fair this Saturday. Interested? Apply here.

Coming up: On July 6 is BuzztheBar Golf Tournament (+ Hoboken Bar Crawl). On July 8 is VentureOut’s The Brazilian, a networking event + tech demos showcasing some kick-ass Brazilian startups! And on July 10 is Lerer Ventures’ NYC Talent Hack, bringing together talented job seekers with 25 awesome startups including Warby Parker & Thrillist!

My buddy Dick Talens (cofounder, Fitocracy) has put together an awesome 16-week fitness regimen for startup peeps. It’s called … you guessed it! … Minimum Viable Fitness.

A bunch of deadlines … CROWDFUNDxNYC Challenge today, Matchpoint East tomorrow and Ernst & Young’s Great Women Entrepreneurs on Friday.

And applications for Startup Chile are due this Thursday. So if you wanna get your hands on that $40,000 + 6 months in Chile, you’d best get on it pronto!

My buddy Gary Vee has a rockin’ new coworking space on Park Ave! They still have a few slots left if interested.

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

[CE Week] Engadget + gdgt Live
There’ll be tons of great swag and some truly awesome stuff!
Monday (June 24), 6 p.m. @ 82Mercer, 76 Mercer Street

Under the Influence of Advertising and Technology
With Michael Cassidy (Undertone), Rod Hook (Media6Degrees), Howard Morgan (First Round Capital), Frank Speiser (SocialFlow) and Terence Kawaja (LUMA Partners).
Tuesday (June 25), 5:30 p.m. @ Orrick at The CBS Building, 51 W. 52nd Street, 23rd Fl.

FoodTECH: Food, Tech and Funding
With Phin Barnes (First Round Capital), Amanda Hesser (Food52), Nick Taranto (Plated), Joanne Wilson (Angel Investor) and others.
Tuesday (June 25), 6:30 p.m. @ The Wix Lounge, 10 W. 18th Street

Startup Grind NYC
Fireside chat with Jared Hecht & Steve Martocci (founders of GroupMe which sold to Skype for $80 million).
Wednesday (June 26), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl., New York, NY

Lemonade Heroes Portrait Party with Celebrity Photographer Helene DeLillo
Entrepreneurs in NYC are still being cast for the upcoming TV series — come get a free headshot and meet the producers!
Wednesday (June 26), 6:30 p.m. @ The DL, 95 Delancey Street

A quarterly salon featuring short-form presentations from artists, designers & technologists.
Wednesday (June 26), 7 p.m. @ Norwood Club, 241 W. 14th Street

Fireside chat with Stephen Lake of Thalmics/MYO
Fireside chat with Stephen Lake (Cofounder & CEO, Thalmics, makers of MYO Armband – the real-life, Minority Report-style gesture control).
Wednesday (June 26), 7 p.m. @ Stack Exchange, 110 William Street

Projective Space Demo Night
Demos by Postmates, Olapic, Days, ImageBrief, Ochre and Rockabus.
Wednesday (June 26), 7 p.m. @ Projective Space L.E.S., 72 Allen St, 3rd Fl

Alley Girls – Voices Forum
With Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code), Aria Finger (COO, DoSomething), Janet Kasdan (Former Dir of Technology, Conde Naste) & Rebecca Jarvis (ABC News).
Thursday (June 27), 5 p.m. @ Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich Street

Silicon Alley: Some Recipes for Italy?
With Craig Gotsman (Director, Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute), Maria Teresa Cometto and Alessandro Piol (authors of Tech & the City), Maurizio Arienzo (CEO, NovaWare) and Carlton Vann (NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs).
Thursday (June 27), 6 p.m. @ Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue

ALOHA to Summer: A Fashion Tech Networking Mixer!
I’m co-hosting an awesome event with my friend Liza Kindred (3rd Wave), Magnet Media & Trinet. Unlimited cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, photobooth fun & a live DJ! Don’t miss this!
Thursday (June 27), 6:30 p.m. @ Magnet Media, 122 W. 27th Street

#TechinMotion Made in NY: Tech Panel
With Kellan Elliott-McCrea (CTO, Etsy), Nick Ganju (CTO, ZocDoc), Hrishi Dixit (CTO, LearnVest), Michael Bryzek (CTO, Gilt Groupe), David Liu (COO, Knewton) & Brian Honohan (Director, Charity Water).
Thursday (June 27), 6:30 p.m. @ ZocDoc, 568 Broadway, 4th Fl.

Brooklyn Tech Meetup: Education Extravaganza
Hosted by Marty Markowitz (Brooklyn Borough President). With Ryan Bubinski (Cofounder, Codeacademy) and speakers from Skillshare, Brainscape and Nutmeg Education.
Thursday (June 27), 7 p.m. @ Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

Spotify Music Hackathon
Can technology and music transform education in NYC schools?
Friday (June 28), 6 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Avenue, 17th Fl.

Social Media Day of Reckoning
Biggest Social Media Day celebration ever with Mashable, VICE & Milk. Music, dancing and an unlimited supply of libations to ring in Social Media Day at midnight!
Saturday (June 29), 7 p.m. @ Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th Street

More events on the horizon…
CommonBond Brooklyn Tech Happy Hour on July 1 @ Common Bond
Unleash The Web With Your Pet on July 5 @ Animal Haven
BuzztheBar Golf Tournament – Hoboken Bar Crawl on July 6 @ Venue
VentureOut Presents: The Brazilian – A Tech Demo Event on July 8 @ Greenhouse
Meet Former IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson: Hear His Thoughts on the Crisis at the IRS on July 9 @ Marks Paneth & Shron
Get Control of Your F.A.T. (Finance, Accounting & Tax) in Your Lean Startup: Session 3 – The Global Startup on July 9 @ Marks Paneth & Shron
NYCTalentHack on July 10 @ OrderGroove
Enterprise Tech Meetup Roundtable: Startup Exit & Acquisition on July 11 @ Lowenstein Sandler
Investor Feedback Forum – Bitcoin on July 11 @ Microsoft
Crowdfunding Cocktail Night – Meet Greet the Founders on July 11 @ MicroOffice
Designers + Geeks: How Do You Design Feelings? on July 11 @ General Assembly
Women 2.0 Founder Friday New York on July 12 @ The Flatiron Hotel
NYTECH Summer Networking Party featuring StartOut on July 16 @ Pranna
Social Retail Summit #5 on July 18 @ Dumbo Spot
Moonwalk NYC 2013 on July 20 @ Venue

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

Best Tech Events This Week (ALOHA To Summer!, CE Week, Spotify Music Hackathon, Alley Girls, Social Media Day, Brooklyn Tech, Startup Grind, Projective Space Demo Day)