Good morning, All, and so many things, so little ubiquitous wifi.
Ok, we’re starting with Friday and working backwards – because we can:
Friday: Stuart Levinson and Gautam Gupta from General Catalyst will be hosting informal NYC office hours and their focus is on consumer internet and software investments. Meetings will be held at the Silicon Alley Insider Offices (119 5th Ave, 7th floor) and there are still a few times still available, so go for it and here’s the link to get on the calendar: http://doodle.com/r26m8y4dqhzcpcgc
General Catalyst is a Boston-based venture firm with $1.7B under management. Background: founded in 2000 by a group of former entrepreneurs and operators, GC focuses on early stage investments in the consumer internet, mobile, enterprise IT, cleantech, and med-tech industries. Investments include OLX, Hunch, Boxee, ScanScout, PhotoShelter, RueLaLa, Kayak and Brightcove, to name a few.
Thursday: SOS members get a 25% discount for SAI Startup 2010 on May 20th. Register at http://startup-2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=StartupOneStop
And later that same day is the DigitalFlashNYC next exclusive networking event: A Chat with Mashable at the Fifth Ave Loft. It promises to be an intimate chat with the leading thinkers in Web 2.0, Social Media, Mobile & everything in between, featuring Adam Hirsch, COO of Mashable and “special guests”. This event will be an interactive Q&A. Register here: http://bit.ly/agkhxZ
Wednesday: the official launch of shopkeep.com from 7-9:30pm in our new home within The Hive@55. All are welcome to join Shopkeep free food and drink (courtesy of The Greene Grape) to benefit charity and entertainment by DJ Tyger Lilly. Location: The Hive@55, located at 55 Broad ST #13F (the corner of Broad St and Beaver St) New York, NY 10004. We are just 2 blocks south of the New York Stock Exchange. RSVP here: http://shopkeep.eventbrite.com
At 11.30 am there’s Wilson Sonsini Entrepreneurs College – Session 4: Intellectual Property. A discussion of the importance of developing an IP strategy that fits your business and the relationship between IP protection and the commercialization objectives of your business. Join them as they explore the available forms of IP protection and their benefits and liabilities. 1301 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor. RSVP: http://www.wsgr.com/email/ec/EntrepreneursCollege-session4_web.htm
Tuesday: hey, the SOS blast is here. You have work to do, and as we like to say, help is on the way…