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] garysguide.com.
This Thursday, I’m co-hosting 3rd Annual NYC Tech Holiday Party with my buddies Michael Gold (Empirically) & Graham Lawler (Ultralight Startups) at Mister H @ Mondrian SoHo. I am giving away 25 free passes! And on Friday, I’m cohosting another holiday party with StartupWeekend, Swill, StrategyHack & others!
Quick question: What are some of your favorite charities? I am looking to learn more about whats out there. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Coworkrs (115 E 23rd St @ Park Ave) is offering 50% off on a first month! And TurnToTech accepting applications for February batch of 12 week iOS + Cloud Bootcamp. Apply by Jan 27. If you qualify, no payment till you land a job. Nice!
This week … Dec 16 8th Annual Charity:Ball for Charity:Water w/ Jack Dorsey & Sean Parker. Dec 16 Fashion Business Strategies (5 Free Passes). Dec 18 Startup Essentials #3 w/ Steven van Wel, Co-founder Karma (3 Free Passes).
Congrats to my buddy Jukay Hsu and Coalition for Queens on being awarded $125,000 to create a tech incubator in Long Island City. Sweet!
Last week, Mayor Bloomberg announced the Harlem WiFi network. Its FREE & covers 95 blocks (110 to 138 St betn Frederick Douglass Blvd & Madison Ave), the largest continuous free outdoor public wireless network in US!
My buddy Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC Entrepreneur-at-large, has office hours this Thu to answer your startup questions. Want FREE high-speed internet? Of course you do! 😉 NYCEDC’s ConnectNYC Fiber Access deadline is Mar 12.
And now lets see whats going down in the Alley this week…
Entrepreneurs Roundtable 65
With Danny Schultz (Co-Founder & Managing Director, Gotham Ventures)
Monday (Dec 16), 6 p.m. @ Microsoft HQ, 1290 6th Ave, 6th Fl
NJ Tech Meetup
With Josh Kopelman (Partner, First Round Capital)
Monday (Dec 16), 6:30 p.m. @ Howe Center, Stevens Institute of Technology, 4th Fl, Hoboken
EdTech the Halls – Holiday Bonanza for Charity
100% of money raised will go towards supporting 2 tech-related student projects.
Monday (Dec 16), 7 p.m. @ New Work City, 412 Broadway, 2nd Fl
Data Driven NYC #21
With David Soloff (CEO, Premise), Itai Gurari (CEO, Judicata), Tim Hwang (CEO, FiscalNote), Chris Neumann (CEO, DataHero) & Matthew Granade (CEO, Domino Data Lab).
Tuesday (Dec 17), 5:30 p.m. @ Bloomberg LP, 731 Lexington Ave, 7th Fl
Mobile for Kids & Parents
With Stephen Baer (Founder, Game Agency), Offir Gutelzon (Founder, Keepy), Drew Lesicko (Product Lead, AOL Mobile Studio) & Sep Riahi (Seasame Workshop)
Tuesday (Dec 17), 6:30 p.m. @ AOL, 770 Broadway
Startup & Tech Holly Jolly Holiday Party
With Swill, Elance, Clarity PR, CardSpark & Pricing Engine.
Tuesday (Dec 17), 6:30 p.m. @ WeWork Soho West, 175 Varick St, 8th Fl
With celebrity guest Judge Romany Malco and Joy Marcus (Gotham Ventures). Hosted By Hot 97’s DJ Cipha Sounds.
Tuesday (Dec 17), 7 p.m. @ AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Fl
#Startupfix: December Round
Demos by Decorilla, Greatist, Locket and Startup Threads.
Wednesday (Dec 18), 7 p.m. @ Culturefix, 9 Clinton St
Startup Grind NYC
With Michael Bryzek (Co-founder & CTO, Gilt Groupe)
Thursday (Dec 19), 6 p.m. @ AOL Ventures, 770 Broadway, 6th Fl, New York, NY
NY Video 2.0 Holiday Party
An evening of food, drink & merriment
Thursday (Dec 19), 7 p.m. @ Magnify / Waywire HQ, 135 W 29th St
3rd Annual NYC Tech Holiday Party!
Co-hosted by Michael Gold (TechDrinkup, Empirically), Graham Lawler (Ultralight Startups) & Gary Sharma (GaryGuide).
Thursday (Dec 19), 8 p.m. @ Mister H, 9 Crosby St
Startup Weekend Holiday Party!
With folks from Startup Weekend, GarysGuide, Swill, StrategyHack, OS Fashion & others
Friday (Dec 20), 7 p.m. @ Professor Thoms, 219 2nd Ave, Upstairs Loft
More events on the horizon…
New Years Eve w/ Preo @ Union Sq Ballroom on Dec 31 @ Union Sq Ballroom
New Years Eve w/ Preo @ The DL Rooftop on Dec 31 @ The DL
The Product Group January 2014 on Jan 02 @ NYC
Gamification in UX: Ultimate Tool or Ultimate Hype? on Jan 08 @ XO Group HQ
Amusemi Startup Dinner on Jan 09 @ Venue in Gramercy
Women Entrepreneurs Festival 2014 (hosted by NYU ITP) on Jan 14 @ NYU Stern School of Business
Social Retail Summit #6 on Jan 16 @ Dumbo Spot
DeepDive ShapeJS (3D Printing) on Feb 01 @ TurnToTech
Gigaom Structure Data 2014 on Mar 19 @ Pier Sixty at The Chelsea Piers
Until next week. Stay
thirsty social, my friends! 😉