[New York] INGENUITY 2013

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Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. Events & Happenings event INGENUITY innovation New York New York Venture Capital Association startup

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Happenstance

The Startup Magazine

In the summer of 2015, our co-founder/managing editor, Stephanie Choporis, was a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and tasked with the following assignment: develop an idea for a new media product. Co-Founder/CEO : Kathy Bartlett.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hacking Innovation Education in New York

This is going to be BIG.

We spend way too much time, particularly in and around the New York area, teaching fundraising versus company or product building. They didn’t wait until their universities hired a director of this new program. At the same time, in an effort to build up the base of “bench talent” in New York City, I’ve been running Product Manager School through nextNY. Business plan competitions are the air guitar championships of the startup world.

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.

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).

The Impact Of Rising Inflation On Small Businesses

YoungUpstarts

It’s a fine line of raising prices, and swapping out material people are looking for and bringing in new product at price points they find favorable. Advice For The Young At Heart business advice entrepreneur New York City retail business retail industry Rohan Duggal

Startup Fundraising Hacks: Raise More Money Faster

David Teten

I presented last month to the Harvard in Tech Emerging Founders Program on “Startup Fundraising Hacks: Raise More Money Faster” I have embedded the video and the slide deck below. Fundraising New York Venture Capital

3 Secrets For Hiring On Wall Street Versus Silicon Valley

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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?

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.

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. New entrepreneurs need to learn how to turn over rocks better. Look, New York City isn’t for everyone.

Paul Carr’s Ironic Take on New York

This is going to be BIG.

In it, he mocks New York for being a “content town”. Another way to put it would be that a lot of west coast companies, in efforts to become real businesses, have had to come to New York to get in the flow of our ad dollars. Just because the New York Times might be a fraction of the size it is at that time, doesn’t mean the business of media is dead, or that New York will die with it. Want to meet New York tech?

Is North America Still a Startup Heaven?

The Startup Magazine

The form of companies dominating the startup scene changes , new types of startup founders appear, different partnerships are created, and new, powerful innovation hubs emerge. Also, the Toronto-Waterloo corridor is considered the new Silicon Valley.

The reality of Profitably raising money from angels and VCs in New York

David Teten

Disclosure: I’m a Mentor for Founder Institute. Adam was one of our star students from the first class in New York, when Profitably was just Adam, a Powerpoint, and a really amazing domain name. As a separate topic: Adam commented that he got negative feedback from some investors on Founder Institute’s warrants in his company. As a several-time Founder Institute mentor, I do firmly believe in the logic and value of their model.

New York: three straight days of Lean Startup (two of which are free)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, November 12, 2009 New York: three straight days of Lean Startup (two of which are free) Greetings from Europe, where Im just wrapping up an incredible (and exhausting) speaking tour. Before I get to go home, I am doing a full week of events on the east coast in New York and Boston: five events in five days - if I survive. Expo in New York, theres good news. Expo in New York, theres good news.

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.

Share Your Wifi Karma

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This Karma ( www.yourkarma.com ) – a New York-based mobile provider that provides you with a small device that allows you to create a wireless hotspot via WiFi. You earn 100 megabytes of data each time you share your Karma – i.e. WiFi – with a new user.

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.

This Week in New York Tech - January 11th

This is going to be BIG.

OmniPACS - Francisco Parin, President & CEO RSVP: [link] Thursday, January 14th 6:00PM: Hackers & Founders NYC Meetup #8 + Demos This month, we'll be hosting a special format of "lightning demos" at Dogpatch Labs in Union Square before usual beer and burgers. If you need to replicate yourself to attend any of these events, remember: Don't make a copy of a copy!

Tired Of Your Job? Do Something Different With Escape The City

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Escape the City recently expanded to New York in the United States to cater for the huge demand coming out of Wall Street. “It was a no-brainer to start in New York,” says Mike Howe, Escape the City ‘s lead in the United States.

Upcoming NYC family office conferences: Real estate and Blockchain

David Teten

The New York Family Office Real Estate Investment Conference , October 23rd, at Shearman & Sterling LLP, NYC. Keynote speakers: Mr. David Helfand , Co-President of Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments; Mr. Jack Rosen , CEO, Rosen Partners, President of the American Jewish Congress and Chairman of the American Council for World Jewry; Mr. Ofer Yardeni , Chairman & Founder, Stonehenge; Mr. Tal Kerret , President of Silverstein Properties and Dr. (Er.) New York

Women 2.0 Partners Google, Extends Founder Friday Events

YoungUpstarts

Both companies will jointly be investing in activities that foster innovation and supporting startups, beginning with Women 2.0 ‘s signature networking event Founder Friday. has held over 200 Founder Friday events in 30 global cities. women founders

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.

Stray Boots Launches Mobile Guided Urban Scavenger Game Around NYC

YoungUpstarts

Well yeah, they’re about to be made obsolete if New York City-based mobile game startup Stray Boots had its way. We strive to create an experience that’s fun and engaging,” says Stray Boots CEO and co-founder Avi Millman.

This Week in the New York Innovation Community – February 1st, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

We'll bring together Social Media Editors from some of the largest and most well-respected media outlets, as well as those in more traditional Editorial roles to discuss this new specialty role. RSVP: [link] 5PM NY Tech Meetup Student Mingle The NYTM Student Group's mission is to encourage the involvement of students and student leaders in the New York City tech community and thereby better educate and prepare tomorrow's entrepreneurs. Cathy Erway, Not Eating Out In New York.

Open Angel Forum and The Amazing Disappearing Funding Gap in New York City

This is going to be BIG.

About a year and a half ago, I wrote that New York needed more dedicated early stage capital. First Round Capital makes 11 new investments in NYC, hires me to be here fulltime, and announces a new NYC office in Union Square. Founder Collective raises $40 million in September ‘09. Roger Ehrenberg is announces a new $25 million fund.

Everyone’s Business: Five good business articles from March 11-15

Up and Running

Likeable Media founder Carrie Kerpen wrote an article in Inc. A bit of a downer, but the New York Times posted an article on Thursday about how young generations have generated 40 percent less wealth than their parents did at the same age.

New Meetup on Building Tech Tools for Private Equity+VC Investors

David Teten

My colleague Sebastian Soler, software engineer at ff Venture Capital, is leading the launch of a new Meetup with me. I’ve just launched a new Meetup and online community I’m heading up with David.