[New York] INGENUITY 2013


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New York City Tech Podcast: Eli Bronner, Growth at AngelList

View from Seed

New tech ecosystems often benefit from entrepreneurs who will dive in blind and figure out their direction along the way. This profile of founder tends to be younger, obsessively driven, and inclined towards making big, bold, necessary mistakes early and often on the path towards product-market fit. In 2010, Eli Bronner and his Lua Technologies co-founders were this exact profile of entrepreneurs, and New York City was an exuberant tech ecosystem without much structure or identity.

[Infographic] A Startup Founder’s Guide To New York


In fact New York is now considered an ideal location for young startups to base themselves from, attracted by the success of startups such as Gilt, Tumblr, and MongoDB.

Founder Labs in New York This Summer

Feld Thoughts

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. Founder Labs fits in the “pre-accelerator&# category – it’s aimed at people that want to experiment with entrepreneurship.

Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City

Feld Thoughts

The day after the election, Alex Iskold (Techstars NY Managing Director) wrote a great post titled Dear Founders, I Commit to Double My Support For You and Your Startups. Work even more closely with the founders to help them with their financings. Help founders drive up revenue, achieving profitability and independence. Answer every single email and every single tweet from a founder. Meet more founders in NYC and around the world and give feedback.

TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

TechStars is coming to New York City. The first program runs from 1/10/11 to 4/8/11. Applications are open now.

Doing The Top Of Mind Drill At TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

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. Some of the TechStars founders get it immediately and dive into a very specific issue that they are wrestling with. TechStars entrepreneurial communities Entrepreneurship new york

[New York] [Event] America Means Business


Here’s a new New York-based entrepreneurship event to rival New York Entrepreneurship Week – America Means Business is a three day event, held on June 13-15, that will see various activities relating to entrepreneurship take place in New York.

This Is the Most Pressing Challenge Facing New York City's Tech Ecosystem

Inc Startups

Instead of trying to attract talent from other states, New York founders should work with their local government to support the existing talent pipeline.

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.

King Pong in New York

Hazard Lights

I just landed back in Boston from two days in New York, the highlight of which was Flybridge's annual winter entrepreneur's event. The energy in the New York entrepreneurial scene is impressive and the pong skills displayed show that it is not all work and no play.

Human Instrumentation at the New York Marathon

Feld Thoughts

And if you recognize Dennis’ name, that’s because he’s the founder / CEO of Foursquare. Fred Wilson emailed me a link to Dennis Crowley’s post I’m running the NYC Marathon tomorrow! Fred knows my obsession with human instrumentation, marathons, and social media. As I write this from my house in Eldorado Springs, Colorado, I can see that Dennis is at mile 4.64 of the NYC Marathon via RunKeeper. He just checked in at mile 5 on Foursquare.

David S. Rose – Father of Angel Investing in New York

Startup Professionals Musings

Rose, who has been described as "the Father of Angel Investing in New York" by Crain's New York Business, and a "world conquering entrepreneur" by BusinessWeek. I recently had the privilege of interviewing David S.

New York State of Mind, 6 Years Later

David Lee

If history is a guide, Flatiron Health will have 10x the impact of DoubleClick , Tumblr, Warby Parker, Buzzfeed and its other predecessors who paved the way for a generation of founders. The founder and startup ecosystem in crypto/blockchain/Bitcoin/Ethereum has a very different energy too. New Yorkers don’t give a f*ck. I visited NYC for the first time in a few years. I blogged about NYC 6 years ago. NYC still has the best pizza in the world. I ate two slices every day.

The Co-Founder of SoulCycle Joins Another Hot New York Startup

Inc Startups

Rice likened leaving her company to "losing a limb.".

New York New York


Capital comes in a close second, though once that's in the bank it's a distant memory (note: you are always raising capital as a founder, so don't really forget it, just take fewer meetings). big city of dreams Things are cooking up in the big city.

Chance for UK startups to pitch to New York investors

The Equity Kicker

Brian Frumberg, My friend and venture partner at our sister fund DFJ Gotham is organising a pitch event for UK startups to meet New York investors. Where: New York, NY. Details about the event and how to apply can be founder at ventureoutuk.com.

New York Women Just Keep Getting Better at Raising Money

Inc Startups

A new study by Female Founders Fund tracks fundraising by women entrepreneurs

Lean Startup Conference Comes to New York & London

Startup Lessons Learned

We’ve got two learning opportunities for you this spring: Join us at Lean Startup Conference New York (May 10-11) in Brooklyn for an intensive two days of specialized corporate innovator education and networking. We hope you’ll join us in New York and/or London to get the latest skills sets and techniques necessary for building a modern company Guest post by Melissa Moore & Jennifer Maerz of Lean Startup Co.

How This New York Store Pulled Off a Crazy Grand Opening

Inc Startups

After 4 months of work, Bulletin founders Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston are finally ready to open their Union Square flagship store. We got exclusive access to the chaos the night before and the morning of. Startup

Circle Media Merges with New York-based S3i Digital


Circle Media, based in Austin, announced that it has merged with S3i Digital, based in New York. Mark Piening, Circle Media president and founder, used to work at Bazaarvoice.

New York City Accelerators, Incubators, and Coworking Spaces

Mark Birch

Founder Labs - [link]. Founder’s Institute - [link]. New York State/New York City associated: BEST - [link]. New Work City - [link].

How This Company Became the Secret Weapon of Delta, Macy's, and the New York City Marathon

Inc Startups

For the founder of smart-chip maker Impinj, success was a marathon, not a sprint. Founders 10

This Startup Built 4 Huge Farms in New York and Chicago. But the Whole Idea Was Almost Scrapped

Inc Startups

In 2009, after two years of planning, New York City denied Gotham Greens a permit to build its first greenhouse. Here's how Viraj Puri and his co-founders persisted. How I Did It

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

Inc Startups

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 It is expensive to live and work in the City That Never Sleeps.

Square Snaps Up New York Design Firm

Inc Startups

Along with a team of designers, the deal also offers the west coast-based mobile payment start-up a New York headquarters. Square CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey was spotted testing his company's payment service in a NYC taxicab with Mayor Bloomberg over the weekend.

How This New York Times Writer Created A Brand That Grows By Itself

Inc Startups

Learn from Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and Ellis Brooklyn Founder, Bee Shapiro, on how to make your brand grow without spending millions on marketing.

Why This New York Entrepreneur Is Paying More Than $60,000 to Send His Staff to Puerto Rico

Inc Startups

Founder and CEO Michael Dorf felt compelled to help--especially after watching President Trump shuck paper towels at Puerto Ricans.

The 10 People Who Know Everybody in New York's Startup Scene

Inc Startups

These are the investors, founders and innovators shaping Silicon Alley in 2017

What to Expect at New York City's Social Media Week

Inc Startups

Social Media Week , a five-day conference filled with panel discussions, workshops, and product demonstrations, is coming to New York City on February 17. Here are the events you need to check out at the mega-conference, which kicks off on Monday.

Why New York State Wants in VCs' Pockets Too

Inc Startups

These tax loopholes made headlines during the 2012 Presidential election when it came out that Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and co-founder of private equity firm Bain Capital, has benefitted handsomely from such exclusions.

Meet the New York Entrepreneur Redesigning the Plus-Size Clothing Industry

Inc Startups

Christine Hunsicker, co-founder of Gwynnie Bee, explains to Inc. executive editor Kris Frieswick why plus-size clothing is having its moment in the spotlight

New York's Gray's Papaya Down to One Location

Inc Startups

Ask most New Yorkers why they like living in the Big Apple and you''ll likely hear a something about the diversity of its denizens and variety of activities. The restaurant business in New York City can be especially dog-eat-dog.

Welcome to New York, Paul Carr

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized Welcome to New York, Paul Carr Welcome to New York, Paul Carr If you haven’t read Paul Carr’s piece on his experience at New York Internet Week , go read it now. Paul’s interaction with New York went something like this: 1. Media tool gets invited to New York by other media tools 2.

Taxi-Hailing Battle Heats Up in New York City

Inc Startups

Hailo announced it raised a new $30 million round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. As taxi-hailing-app maker Hailo attempts to tackle the crucial New York City market, it has investor Fred Wilson on its side.

New York Journal of Books Reviews Founder’s Dilemmas

Noam Wasserman

“…the single-most indispensable guide for founders of startups. Comingling research, straight talk, and a human voice—so often lacking in books with an academic bent—Dilemmas totally rocks as a business school required read and a founder’s gripping, absolute must-read.”

New York Startup Exversion is Making Data Sexy (StartupBus Post #9)

Up and Running

Unfortunately for me, our bus had no wifi or cell phone service and it seems that the New York bus intercepted Charlie’s tweet before it even left the five boroughs. These three co-founders even headed out west when they scored an interview with Y-Combinator.

The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL


OK, I may be biased having been an early stage VC based out of New York since 1996, but I must say that the vibe, energy, and people at the Techstars NYC Demo Day event yesterday was simply awesome. As mentioned above, what I loved most about yesterday was not only catching up with many new friends, but also many old ones who were an integral part of NYC 1.0. I remember the number 1 complaint in the mid-90s, New York VCs don't get it.

The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL


OK, I may be biased having been an early stage VC based out of New York since 1996, but I must say that the vibe, energy, and people at the Techstars NYC Demo Day event yesterday was simply awesome. As mentioned above, what I loved most about yesterday was not only catching up with many new friends, but also many old ones who were an integral part of NYC 1.0. I remember the number 1 complaint in the mid-90s, New York VCs don't get it.

Hailo CEO: Inside New York's E-Hail Decision

Inc Startups

The co-founder of the taxi-hailing app Hailo has been eyeing the New York City market for years now. Last Thursday, the New York State Court of Appeals lifted a restraining order against e-hailing programs in New York City.

5 Tips for Founding a Tech Startup in NYC

The Startup Magazine

Anyone that wants to found a tech startup in New York will find the fast-paced lifestyle a challenge to deal with. New York City is the Largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a diverse culture and energy that runs around the clock 24/7.

Women 2.0's Founder Labs Expands to New York City


announced today that, thanks to its success, its Founder Labs pre-incubator program will become its own, separate organization. Moreover, the program will expand from its current San Francisco location to New York City, with the first east coast program set to begin in May.

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

The Equity Kicker

In all these cases the founders have to work closely with existing players in their industries making ‘hyphen-tech’ a good name. 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.