This Week in the New York Innovation Community

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Welcome to Holiday Party Season!

No doubt your inbox is full of places to imbibe with friends, clients, and investors under the guise of holiday merriment.  Just try not to overdue it and stay off your hipster scooter if you've had a few too many.  Here now, we present a list of things to do that won't necessarily lead to yuletide blackouts.

Monday, December 7th

7PM: Boxee Beta Unveiling - If you haven't figured out by now that this is the**EVENT OF THE WEEK** then you need to hangout with cooler friends.  At the event they'll demo the new Beta, launch new applications from partners and start a 4-weeks early-access for users to test the Beta before we release it to the public at CES on Jan 7th.  You know what they say--750 people in Brooklyn can't be wrong.

Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 N 6th St

Brooklyn, NY 11211


Tuesday, December 8th

6:30PM - 9PM: MatchupCamp II is the reprise of a past successful nextNY event. It is all about startup networking, creating a place for ideas and talent to meet.  MatchupCamp has the sole objective of bringing together people looking to start, expand, or join a startup in New York (and the tri-state area).  If you want to get your hands dirty and build something new, this is the place.

For Your Imagination Studio

22 West 27th ST


6pm – 9pm: Launch Party for Hive at 55 – Downtown New York’s newest coworking space.  The Hive at 55 is a workspace for freelancers and small business owners. 

55 Broad Street, 13th FLoor

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Mediaite Launch Party

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Plaza Hotel

RSVP: I wish I knew, because Rachel Sklar is pretty cool, but I didn't get an invite.  Oh well.

Wednesday December 9th

Digital Dumbo: Purple Sangria Digital Festivus

Bringing together the Digital Minds of NYC, Digital Dumbo facilities idea sharing and networking all while drinking purple sangria. This months event is sponsored by Purple Rock Scissors.

Galapagos Art Space

16 Main Street


6PM -8PM: Insider Tips from the Big Apple's Best Tech and Digital Media Sales Professionals - Sales Pros Only!

We've assembled some of the Big Apple's best tech and digital media sales talent for a very interactive discussion that every new and accomplished sales professional in tech should attend.

Deutsch Inc

111 8th Ave


Thursday, December 10th

5PM- 7PM The DEMO New York City Meet-up is one stop on the DEMO Innovation tour where Matt and the DEMO team will travel around the country to connect with the DEMO community in search of  the best innovation to showcase at DEMOspring 2010.

3 Ten Lounge

310 Bowery


7PM URDB ( Presents: World Record Appreciation Society #10

Following a brief NYC hiatus and two sold-out events on the West Coast, the World Record Appreciation Society is coming back strong with holiday-themed world record blowout extravaganza.

Odd addition to our list?  Perhaps, but I'm showing up purely to see Andrea Rosen set the record for "Fastest Time To Open An Advent Calendar And Eat All The Chocolates In Order".  How awesome is that?


158 Ludlow St


Real Time Twitter Booze NYC

If you're building a business around the real time web or just tinkering with a few product ideas, you'll want to get drunk here.  The founders of Stocktwits, fourSquare,, Hootsuite, and Winetwits will be in attendence. 


34 E 4th Street


Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th

Open NY Summit & Codeathon

The Open NY Summit will be the first of many events produced by open government practitioners and volunteers.  Two day conference includes Open NY Co-working, discussions, and a hackathon.  Revolution!

The Open Planning Project

148 Lafayette St

Penthouse (PH)


Sunday, December 13th

12:45PM: NY Tech Gives Back - Ice Skating is a day for the NY tech community to come together for a good cause through volunteerism and giving. For our inaugural event, we are partnering with CampInteractive, a not-for-profit organization that empowers inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology. When asked what event the kids would most like, they chose ice skating. We're making it happen. Your ticket will pay for you + 1 CampInteractive child to go ice skating (+pizza).