48in48 New York City 2016 in photos

Jeff Hilimire

We pulled off 48in48 in a city outside of Atlanta. That showed us that our mission is not just something our friends care about, but the broader community embraces it as well. I thought I’d do the same for the New York event. We did it!

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


Although there are many, many excellent events each week in New York that it would make sense for a startup entrepreneur to attend (see Gary’s Guide, Startup Digest, or This Week in NY Innovation), the truth is that (a) VCs and serious investors don’t go to most of them, and (b) the odds are slim that even if you and the investor were at the same event, you will have the opportunity or time to do more than say hello. The New York Angels Education Meetup.

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What are the advantages of stationing your startup in New York City opposed to Silicon Valley / SF?


A much more tightly knit startup community, compared to the larger but more diffuse West Coast community. A city that from the Mayor on down is devoted to helping the tech startup community expand exponentially. The world’s fastest growing tech startup ecosystem. Access to many, many more world market centers (advertising, finance, fashion, media, food, etc.).

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Rather than focusing on the cities that have less expensive labor and best overall business growth (as I did in my recent article on the 10 best U.S. To determine which cities made the cut, I turned to Compass’s Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2015. New York City, New York, USA.

How the New York City innovation community can still lose (and what you can do about it)

This is going to be BIG.

I remember hearing that a New York City venture fund was raising money in 2004 and almost skipping the meeting, because New York wasn’t a viable place to deploy that much capital—it was a small blip in the past. I've heard that most new angels make 70% of their lifetime investments within the first year of starting to invest--i.e. There isn’t a single person in the NYC that is more excited than I am about how far we’ve come.

What's the Future of Small Business in New York City?

Inc Startups

Mayor Bloomberg leaves a significant legacy in terms of being a friend to business and trumpeting the city''s tech start-up scene. New York City is home to more than 200,000 small businesses. It was always was bad news when you heard from the city.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

We threw a Launchpad LA dinner to bring the community together as we tend to do 6-10 times a year. Brad wrote up his answer here – you should read it because it’s very instructive for how I believe communities ought to think about naming conventions.

Five common misconceptions about building a startup in New York City

This is going to be BIG.

It’s really difficult for me not to get into the thick of discussions about whether or not you can and/or should build a company in New York City. I grew up here, went to school here, and have worked hard over the last 5+ years to help build up the NYC innovation community.

Win the Talent War - VCball


A New York based VCs quixotic search for new knowledge in early stage venture capital and entrepreneurship. Last night I attended a dinner hosted by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (aka NYCEDC) hosted by Deputy Mayor Robert Steel and Head of the Center for Economic Transformation Steven Strauss.    Talent begets talent, at the city, state and national level as well as at the company level.  VCball.

Two Days of Entrepreneurial Community Building In Upstate New York

Feld Thoughts

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. Since Upstate New York had gotten so much snow so far this year, everyone was freaked out and all of the events on Wednesday were turned into conference calls that I was going to do from Martin’s house.

New York City Accelerators, Incubators, and Coworking Spaces

Mark Birch

MAC-Kitchen at Kingsborough Community College - [link]. New York State/New York City associated: BEST - [link]. New Work City - [link].

What coworking spaces can do for you, your company, and your community

The Next Web

And you are hell bent on making your new venture a success, as you should be. A marginally desirable 500 square foot space in a major city will cost you at least $1,000 per month (folks in NYC are laughing loudly while reading this). Benefit your local community.

nycdigital: Tech Start-Ups Choosing New York City Over Silicon.

Mark Birch

nycdigital : Tech Start-Ups Choosing New York City Over Silicon Valley. Really excellent coverage of the NYC tech startup community. And if you look really closely, at 46 seconds in, you can catch a glimpse of Mr. Dave Lifson in the left hand corner…. NYC tech startups General Assembly

nycedc: New York City is leading the nation in terms of.

Mark Birch

nycedc : New York City is leading the nation in terms of economic recovery. Crain’s New York reports that the city economy grew nearly twice as fast in 2011 as initially thought, and jobs boomed in January.

Innovating in New York City


Innovating in New York City Last week I wrote about speaking at the NYC Lean Startup Meetup. One of my other key takeaways from this, which I've known for a while and have been meaning to blog about, is just how vibrant the tech startup community is here in New York. Like most things, New York City is such a massive and diverse place that it's easy to "get lost in the crowd," and there's a lot going on.

This is awesome and a much needed addition to New York City in.

Mark Birch

This is awesome and a much needed addition to New York City in its continuing journey to becoming a global center of technology and science innovation. We’re building a community of modern-day pioneers who are eager to explore and help define the future of the City.

"New York City has just recently announced the H.E.L.M (Hire Expand in Lower Manhattan) contest, its."

Mark Birch

New York City has just recently announced the H.E.L.M Sponsored by NYCEDC, LMDC and HRA, this contest is one piece of a much larger goal spearheaded by NY: to rapidly boost the city’s tech scene through public and private efforts. NYC tech Wall Street tech community workspaces startupsHire Expand in Lower Manhattan) contest, its latest initiative to bring more startups into Manhattan’s growing tech scene, which promises up to $1.2M

"Qwiki is a great example of the momentum in New York City’s booming tech sector. While the company."

Mark Birch

““Qwiki is a great example of the momentum in New York City’s booming tech sector. While the company was started out west, they relocated here to be a part of our surging tech community … We congratulate them on their partnership with Yahoo, and hope they continue to grow and thrive in New York City.”” - Mayor Bloomberg on Yahoo’s acquisition of NYC based tech company, Qwiki (via nycdigital ).

10 Questions for Brooklyn's Innovation Community

This is going to be BIG.

Next Wednesday night, I'm hosting a roundtable discussion between Brooklyn innovation community stakeholders on how to make this side of the river a better place to create, build businesses and grow. There's no specific agenda or goal, other than to bring together all of the people that have an interest in this great community and its ability to incubate cutting edge and creative ideas. What community structures are needed to help improve the ecosystem?

"In New York City, Redeemer Presbyterian Church has funded 20 startups over the past seven years as."

Mark Birch

“In New York City, Redeemer Presbyterian Church has funded 20 startups over the past seven years as part of its annual small business competition. The church sees its investments as an outgrowth of its mission to serve the city, said Calvin Chin, director of entrepreneurship initiatives at Redeemer.” - “ Christian Tech Entrepreneurs Find Funds, Support Among The Faithful ” via The Huffington Post.

Why the future of work is already here

The Next Web

Sean Kim is an entrepreneur, new-born writer, and striving life-hacker. I’m also instant messaging a co-worker in New York City, about to get on a Skype call with our Community Manager in the Netherlands, and sending an email to our development team in Paris.

Senior Product Management Roles

The Product Guy

Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Senior Product Manager – Consumer @ ClassPass (New York City) Keywords: Engagement, Mobile, Product Management, Retention [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Leadership Roles on Product Management

The Product Guy

Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Head of Product, Search / Recommendations / Personalization @ WayUp (New York City) Keywords: personalization, search [link]. Product Director @ WayUp (New York City) Keywords: b2c, consumer, delight, engagement, retention [link].

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The State of NYC Seed: Startup Trends & VC Data [REPORT]

View from Seed

Since joining NextView, we’ve talked often and excitedly about the New York startup ecosystem. With many seed investments locally already, everyone on the team has had a window into how entrepreneurship in the city has evolved over this current cycle.

How to Go From Hacker to Founder | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti How to Go From Hacker to Founder October 14, 2010 | View Comments Now that Yipit raised a round of funding , we have the amazing opportunity to grow our team of engineers here in New York City.

The Guide to NYC Tech 2.0

Mark Birch

Good overview of what is going on in the NYC tech community. Definitely check it out if you are new to city looking to break into the tech scene, or an old hand looking to refresh one’s view of the community. NYC tech ecosystem startups New York City schlafnotes : Eighteen months after publishing V1, and just four months into my role at RRE Ventures , I’m pleased to present The Guide to NYC Tech 2.0.

It Takes A Community (To Build Your Successful Business)

Inc Startups

In the process of upgrading its menu ingredients, Roti has developed a robust community of reliable suppliers who care as much about the food they are producing as the chain does. How can your business solve problems in the community? Want to thrive on every level?

caterpillarcowboy: I sat down with Zev and Ramon yesterday for.

Mark Birch

If you want some insight into the NYC tech community, I would definitely check out their videos. * Postling David Lifson New York City startups tech interview

Audiences, Fanbases and Communities: Why I probably wouldn't sublet a room to a fellow blog commenter

This is going to be BIG.

People use the term "communities" a lot, and in many ways, overuse it--describing groups that don't feature any of the key attributes of a real community. Various descriptions of community include: "shares some common values". It's not a community--it's an audience, and a big one. Just because you're all in the stadium at one time rocking out to Rammstein doesn't make you a community. What kinds of behavior would make them a community?

Techstars in Kansas City

Feld Thoughts

Yesterday Techstars announced the launch of Techstars Kansas City. This is a city-based horizontal accelerator similar to the ones we have in Boulder, Boston, Seattle, Austin, New York City, London and Berlin. I have a long history with Kansas City. I almost grew up in Kansas City, as the two cities my parents looked at when moving from Boston were Kansas City and Dallas (they chose Dallas.)

Introducing the NYC Tech Podcast from NextView [Ep. 1: Melting Pot Problems]

View from Seed

This show will be exclusively about, for, and even by New York City tech. Although we’ve written about NYC tech before and are active seed investors here, we’re hoping this podcast can fill a much-needed void, help strengthen the community, and shine a spotlight on an ecosystem that deserves more cheerleaders and local attention. We’re thrilled today to roll out a bit of an experiment, but one we feel has staying power – an NYC Tech podcast.

Why We Chose NYC Over the Bay Area

Mark Birch

“… New York City is the best place in America right now for a tech start-up.” NYC is one of those handful of places that has the combination of talent, industry, community, diversity, and funding to support a variety of tech startups. . Most cities simply do not have the scale to give tech startups what they need. Down the road however, we will start to many cities around the world catch up and build their own vibrant tech ecosystems.

Have Diploma, Will Work For Recognition


Millennials graduating this month are entering a strong job market full of optimism with dreams of starting their new careers. These optimistic new and recent grads are now primed to pave their path in the world and start their own businesses.

Way Up & Better–Your Next Product Management Job !

The Product Guy

Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Product Manager @ Viacom (New York) Keywords: Content Management, Media, Product [link]. Performance Marketing Manager @ Frank (New York) Keywords: Education, Finance, Online, Performance Marketing, Story Telling [link].

Your city doesn’t have a startup community? Start one!

The Next Web

You don’t have to be located in Silicon Valley to take part in a great startup community. If you’re motivated enough to start your own business and create something great from a simple idea, then you’re certainly motivated enough to jumpstart a local startup community.

The Product Group is Coming to London!

The Product Guy

The Product Group started in New York City in 2009. I am also very excited to announce that The Product Group London will be organized and moderated by The Best Product Person of 2014 , Ladislav Bartos – an amazing leader in the global product management community.


Building The Ecosystem

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

But we also want to do everything we can to grow and nurture the entrepreneurial community in New York City. Our colleagues in the startup and venture community in NYC and our colleagues around the world are actively doing things just like this. New Course: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Public Policy (feld.com). Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City (feld.com).

Shapeways and 3D Printing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Last week, in the thread on Herky Jerky Investing , the AVC community forked into an incredible discussion about 3D printing and our portfolio company Shapeways. Clearly 3D printing is something that has captured the imagination of many members of the AVC community. We are huge believers in the power of technology to feed creativity and new kinds of businesses. Shapeways Brings the Future of Stuff to New York City!

Grab that Next Product Management Opportunity with 2 Hands

The Product Guy

Thousands of employers across all areas of product, from management to design, from digital to physical, are looking to fill positions from our community. Product Designer @ Clutch Talent LLC (New York City) Keywords: Customer Service, Data Driven, Design, Product, Startup [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

Making the NYC Community Smaller

This is going to be BIG.

When I was in college, at Fordham''s scenic Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, I deeply rooted into my community. Being intensely involved in community life there made the campus seem small and familiar. I''m always looking for new ways to turn big and intimidating into small and familiar.