VentureBeat will be in New York City one week from today — on Wednesday, May 11, we’ll be throwing a party at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery at Rivington).

We’re in NYC for a couple of reasons: One, we’re constantly looking for awesome entrepreneurs to connect with, so that we can cover their stories on VentureBeat.

Second,  and I guess you could say it is related, we’re on the prowl for the best companies we can find so that we can invite them to showcase their products at DEMO, the big emerging tech conference we produce, and which takes place Sept. 12-14.

At DEMO, we’ll have the nation’s top tech media present, awesome speakers, and a room full of buzz.

So if you’re an entrepreneur, investor or just a tech junkie, you’re invited to join us at our event in New York next week. We’ll be partying from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Spread the word and let’s get the entire New York tech scene there.

If you’d like to come, make sure you register here. We’ll be buying drinks for the first 50 people to show up.

And another reminder: If your company is interested in launching at DEMO either this fall or next year, apply to attend the open house at RRE Ventures we’re having earlier in the day Wednesday. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we’ll be inviting up to 10 companies to present at RRE’s offices.

But get your applications in soon, because we’ll be sending out invitations on Monday.

See you next week!