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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.

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.

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.

New York Women Just Keep Getting Better at Raising Money

Inc Startups

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

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

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.

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.

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

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] [Event] America Means Business

YoungUpstarts

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.

AmCham Finland Opens New York Office

ArcticStartup

But the leap across the Atlantic is tricky for a lot of young companies, and finding a soft landing in New York, Silicon Valley, or anywhere between can be tough. The new office in New York will serve a few different functions.

Why More Women Run Companies in New York Than in Silicon Valley

Inc Startups

Steve Blank explores how women founders are making it in the Big Apple

Women 2.0's Founder Labs Expands to New York City

ReadWriteStart

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.

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.

The New York Startup Market Rocks and is REAL

BeyondVC

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

BeyondVC

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 Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

If you’d like to learn more about starting a business in a given city on this list and check out what each city has to offer for new startups, I’ve also included plenty of resources to help you get started. New York City, New York, USA. Up New York City.

Is My Company Really Worth More Than The New York Times?

Inc Startups

A billion dollars is a big number, so a natural way to think about the valuation is to compare it with that of a well-known public company, such as The New York Times Company. I've been reading The New York Times every day for about 25 years.

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.

Lose Weight and Get Strong Without Leaving Your House

David Teten

Founder and traceur Zachary Cohn suggests a scaffolding cage around your bed to let you get in and out of bed “in the most efficient way possible”, but that’s only for hardcore enthusiasts who are fully functional early in the morning.).

Silicon Valley, New York, Tel Aviv: Here's the World's Start-up Hubs

Inc Startups

A new report reveals that Silicon Valley outpaces all other start-up ecosystems but cities around the world are catching up. New York is the global capital for women tech entrepreneurs , according to the report.

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

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

This is particularly true in New York, where their traditional financial services industry client base has sustained significant damage since the 2008 financial crisis. Two: the founders – are they curious, do they love to learn, and ask lots of questions?

The “Good” Student « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

But what I remind them is that great grades and successful founders/technology entrepreneurs have at best a zero correlation (and anecdotal evidence suggests that the correlation may actually be negative.) And founders don’t apply for jobs. And even not-so-new engineers.

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley

YoungUpstarts

by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. While New York is influenced by Wall Street’s high-powered deal-making, business in San Francisco tends to have a more relaxed feel with an emphasis on relationships. So what about recruiting in New York City?

Lithuanian Place I live goes to New York, London and maybe your city

ArcticStartup

What's the best area to live in New York or London ? The founders still plan to add one more big city, so if you like the service, you can vote for it here. The Life Quality Index API is included in New York's upcoming real estate apps.

Founder's Dilemmas: Equity Splits

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Founders Dilemmas: Equity Splits. The following is an excerpt from HBS Professor Noam Wasserman’s new book, The Founders Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. How should founders deal with such developments? Lessons Learned.

Launch of Harvard Business School Angels of New York

David Teten

Back in December, Richard Kane, President, Harvard Business School Club of New York , asked me if I’d like to chair the newly-formed Harvard Business School Angels of New York. Daniel Confino, Founder, MergerID ( a Financial Times business).

Should We Take Harvard MBAs Seriously as Startup Founders? [New Data]

View from Seed

Going to business school and becoming a startup founder are often positioned as conflicting choices by the media and startup bloggers. Some go as far as stating, flat out, that MBAs don’t make for good founders. Harvard MBA Startup Founders: 2008-2014.

How Getting Rejected By Founder Collective Helped Save Our Startup

Vinicius Vacanti

In January 2010, I remember shaking Founder Collective’s Eric Paley ‘s hand after pitching Yipit to him for an hour and struggling to smile as we left his office. Founder Collective wasn’t going to be investing.

Venture Capital Access Program launches to aid women and diverse entrepreneurs

David Teten

I am very happy to announce today a new program I’ve been working on designed to support women and diverse entrepreneurs, particularly those in the technology sector. Women-owned businesses, according to the Forte Foundation represent about 775,000 new startups per year.

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.

Circle Media Merges with New York-based S3i Digital

SiliconHills

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.

Startup Founders’ Favorite Interview Questions to Judge Early Team Fit

View from Seed

At seed-stage startups, especially companies with well-networked founders and investors, finding applicants who can do a job on paper is not overly difficult. Ben Rubin , Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier. 10% Happier is meditation for those allergic to New Age-y nonsense.

Tumblr Is New York's Third Billion-Dollar Start-Up Exit in the Past Year

Inc Startups

New York startups are proving that Silicon Valley isn''t the only place where monstrous tech companies can be made. In the past twelve months, three tech companies in the New York area have exited for more than $1 billion. Who needs Silicon Valley?

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

The 4 Types of Stories Founders Need to Tell When Fundraising

View from Seed

Thus, Slack was born in the company’s darkest hour, and now Slack’s team is bringing a new platform for team productivity to the world. He played for the New York Yankees between 1920 and 1934. Trying to recruit a co-founder or key-employee?

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.

Colleges Become Startup Factories | Crain’s New York Business

Campus Entrepreneurship

Phil Auerswald ( The Coming Prosperity ) shared a great piece by Steve Garmhausen of Crain’s New York on the city/region’s universities and colleges. From Garmhausen: “One of the greatest gifts you can give an entrepreneur is time,” said Mr. Parthasarathi, co-founder of CourseHorse, an online catalog of classes available in New York City, from dance and acting to computer programming.