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Apply to Techstars New York Before New Years Eve

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The deadline for applying to Techstars New York for the next program is 11:59:59pm PST on 12/31/13. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming Techstars New York program. Alex has been a Techstars mentor for a while and was extremely active with the most recent New York program.

Book: Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community

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On Digital Sabbath #5, I read  Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community. I got through half of it on my flight home from New York on Saturday morning; the balance laying on the couch next to Amy on Saturday evening. If you are involved in the New York startup community, this is a must read book.

Welcome New York to the Global EIR Coalition

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Last week New York was the third state to create a program – called the International Innovators Initiative  (IN2NYC) – based on the construct of the Global Entrepreneur in Residence program. The New York program is a city driven initiative. IN2NYC is by far the most ambition program to date.

Silicon Valley vs. New York: How Does Startup Culture Differ?

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Veterans of both hubs reflect on what makes each unique

The Lowline, the World's First Underground Park, Is Coming to New York City

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The land for the park was turned over by the city on Wednesday, meaning an eight-year project finally has a green light

TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard


TextureMedia, a hair care media company in Austin, got acquired Monday by Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company based in New York. It was one of the first investments made […] The post TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard appeared first on SiliconHills.

Why This Billion-Dollar New York Startup Is Re-Branding

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Zocdoc, which recently raised $130 million in venture capital funding for a reported $1.8 billion valuation, got a makeover this week.

New York Gains Ground as Startup Hotspot

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New York's startup scene has been growing at a faster-than-usual pace. Entrepreneurs should take notice

The FBI Can't Force Apple to Unlock iPhones, a New York Judge Rules

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The ruling pertains to a drug case that involves similar issues to the unlocking controversy surrounding the San Bernardino shootings

The New York Bakery That Hires Everyone, No Questions Asked

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Greyston Bakery's delicious cookies and brownies are helping fuel its ambitious mission to create jobs and eradicate homelessness

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

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While I was on vacation Founder Labs announced their New York program this summer. I’m a big fan of Shaherose Charania and Baat Enosh and agreed to help support the program along with Fred and Joanne Wilson and a number of other folks that support entrepreneurship in New York.

Austin-based Buys Viggle of New York

SiliconHills announced Monday it has signed an asset purchase agreement with New York-based Viggle Inc., a mobile and web-based entertainment marketing platform. 11th, along with warrants […] The post Austin-based Buys Viggle of New York appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin-based Perk will pay 1.5 Austin

Why the New York Times Endorsed a $0 Minimum Wage (and You Should Too)

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Just who is the minimum wage supposed to help

Top 10 Women-Led Companies in New York City

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Meet the most successful women-owned companies in the NYC metro area

The Biggest, Baddest Desk in New York City

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It''s the company''s first new space in eight years, and it was created with help from Los Angeles-based architect Clive Wilkinson. The result?

New York City Tech Industry Strong, Growing Fast

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As if the thriving New York City tech ecosystem needed any more heady boosterism. That study found tech jobs made up 8.1

How Rebecca Minkoff Is Disrupting New York Fashion Week

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The luxury apparel brand introduced a new retail strategy, where runway items became immediately available to purchase following the spring show

What are the best New York City events to attend to meet VC’s and Angel investors?


The New York Angels Education Meetup. Invested Interests angel investors entrepreneurs events new york city startups VCs This is a somewhat tricky question. Somewhat to my surprise, I’ve found that most VCs and angels attend few, if any, events unless they are participating as a speaker.

The Management Move Shaking Up One of New York's Biggest Art Institutions

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The Museum of Modern Art in New York City wants to be more nimble and less corporate.

Why New York City Will Never Be a Startup Haven

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Manhattan is the Big Apple but it will never lead the world when it comes to startups. Here's why

The real entrepreneurs of New York City

Startup Lessons Learned

While I was in New York, I had another opportunity to witness this firsthand, and I wanted to share the results with you. Take a look.

Berlin to Lithuania to New York: The Travels Of An Accidental Entrepreneur

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How New York City's Biggest Music Festival Started in One Entrepreneur's Childhood Bedroom

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Just five years ago, Governors Ball was a young trio's pipe dream. Now it draws 135,000 people a year

The Center Of The E-commerce Universe - 9 Founders On Why New York City

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So why, in the "you can start a company easily, cheaply, anywhere era", would a founder choose to launch and scale a startup in New York City

Two Days of Entrepreneurial Community Building In Upstate New York

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On Wednesday and Thursday I spent two awesome days with my long time friend Martin Babinec (the founder of Trinet), his partner at Upstate Venture Connect – Nasir Ali – and about 1000 members of the Upstate New York entrepreneurial community. came away optimistic about the potential for the Upstate New York region.

Why New York Wins as the Best City for Women Entrepreneurs

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New research highlights the cities where women entrepreneurs are most likely to succeed

[Review] Hits & Misses: New York Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Strategies


Books & Reviews book book review decision making Hits & Misses New York review Tina Traster

Doing The Top Of Mind Drill At TechStars New York

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On Tuesday, I spent the day at TechStars New York. David Cohen and I then hopped on a train, cranked on emails and interviews all the way to New York, and then I finished the night (after some more email) with a one hour lecture by Skype to a class of San Diego based students. By 10-ish I was at TechStars.

Place Branding: 3 Unique Storytelling Projects For Branding A City


New York: New York, unlike Paris, had to build the brand from scratch and yet it has been incredible successful.

Hyphen-tech – a trend that bodes well for London and New York

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London and New York are good places to build these businesses because we combine strong startup ecosystems with world leading financial services, fashion, media and so on. Recent examples include Appear Here (property), Thread (fashion), Zopa (finance), Live Better With (health) and Patch (homewares). London Startup general interest

September in New York

Startup Lessons Learned

For the next month or so I'll be on the road, starting in Washington DC and then proceeding to New Haven, New York, and Boston. I have been getting a lot of questions on Twitter about my upcoming trip to the east coast, so I thought I would post a brief update here. For day by day updates, please follow me on the twitters.

[New York] INGENUITY 2013


Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. Dashlane. Miner. Partpic. WeDidIt. Zipments. Greatist.

How Bone Broth Took Over New York

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Marco Canora has made the least glamorous of comfort foods a hit amongst hipsters and the paleo crowd

These 10 Women Are Owning New York City's Thriving Business Scene

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Meet the hottest, women-led startups that are dominating New York City''s thriving business scene

Making An Impact: Women Owned Businesses Are Strengthening New York City

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Who is driving new business growth AND having a social impact in New York City? According to a new study, it's increasingly wome

The Most Obvious Mobile Ad Unit and What the New York Times Got Wrong

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The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “ Tech Companies Leave Phone Calls Behind.” ” I love the NY Times and am a paying subscriber. But this article missed the real trend. They cite Quara, Google, Twitter & Facebook as obvious examples. … phones cost money, phones do not scale. Say what?

Why The New York Times Took YouTube Seriously Before Everyone Else

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A conversation with the critic whose digital video reporting brought YouTube into the mainstream

How New York City Is Turning Itself Into a Global Startup Hub

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International, interconnected NYC might be the world's best place to be an entrepreneur

Claiming New York's Pre-Eminent Role As The E-Commerce Capital

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New York startups aren't feeling the Silicon Valley love - love in the form of recognition of ecommerce innovation, that is.

Top 5 Future Unicorns Based in New York

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Here are the top five New York-based companies soon to hit the $1 billion valuation mark