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.

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

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Access to many, many more world market centers (advertising, finance, fashion, media, food, etc.). 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. A much more tightly knit startup community, compared to the larger but more diffuse West Coast community. The world’s largest Tech Meetup (not to mention Meetup.com itself).

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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.

What's New York City's Secret to Fostering a Tech Startup Boom?

Inc Startups

But recently New York City’s tech/information economy has flourished--especially in the city''s most diverse borough, Brooklyn. This uptick, he estimated, was responsible for roughly one-third of the job creation in New York City’s private sector since 2007.

Win the Talent War - VCball

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.

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. Ideaspotting game app guided tour mobile app New York City Stray Boots travel app

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Social Media Strategy for Novices

Inc Startups

Have you been avoiding social media because you don't know where to start? How can a social media novice start thinking about implementing a social strategy? Perhaps you're from a small or mid-sized business, which still hasn't gotten on the social media bandwagon.

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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How One Tiny Business is Dominating Social Media

Inc Startups

Retailer The Brooklyn Circus has an award-winning social media strategy, despite having only two people dedicated to it. Last week a group of media moguls, business leaders and entertainment stars named the best and the brightest on social media at the Shorty Awards in New York City.

It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms. And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. New York Startups.

6 Dangerous Things to Do on Social Media

Inc Startups

When wielded appropriately, social media is a powerful tool anyone can use to bolster a personal or company brand. Don''t assume just because someone is young, he or she knows how to appropriately handle and grow your social media presence.

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.

Media Companies Are Hot Again. No, Seriously

Inc Startups

The fastest growing private media company in the country never intended in its early years to be so editorial. And it has new heft in doing so, due to a fresh infusion of $20 million in funding from Stripes Group.

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.

What Social Media Can't Do: Ben Kaufman

Inc Startups

During Social Media Week, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman said when it comes to product innovation, there are limits to what social media can do. “I have a sort of love hate relationship with social media,” Kaufman said to an audience at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.

Have Diploma, Will Work For Recognition

YoungUpstarts

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.

The Secrets of Social Media in China

Inc Startups

The huge Chinese audience offers nearly limitless opportunities for social media businesses, but there''s a lot to learn about the market before you can cash in. Despite its buzz and price tag, WhatsApp isn''t even on the radar in social media-obsessed China.

Spotify, GoPro, and Airbnb Lit Up Social Media Last Week

Inc Startups

A handful of startups made headlines that caused their social media mentions to spike during the week of May 18 through May 24, according to data collected for Inc. The companies made news for very different reasons, but each generated a huge amount of online discussion.

Way Up & Better–Your Next Product Management Job !

The Product Guy

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]. Product Owner, Diet Bet @ WayBetter (New York, NY) Keywords: Consumer, Digital, mobile, Product Manager, start up [link]. If you are a great product person looking for a great product job, or vice versa, check out our job board.

3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource

YoungUpstarts

Hunter Hoffmann is Head of US Communications at Hiscox Small Business Insurance and is responsible for media relations, social media, internal communications and executive messaging. Hunter lives in New York City with his wife and two sons – Walker and Otis.

Starting a Web Business with Less than Your Monthly Rent (The $ by $ Guide)

Up and Running

As a New-York-City-based startup founder, I’ve been asked these questions many times. For this reason, I’ve arbitrarily picked our budget to be one month of New York City rent: $3,836.

2 Ways to Generate Massive Publicity for Your Startup

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

After signing up as a “source,” you will receive 3 e-mails per day (morning, afternoon and evening) from HARO with tens of new queries in each e-mail, enabling you to strut your ‘stuff’ and show what you have to offer to the querier’s piece.

Visual Tech Job Board Comparison

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Nathan Hursts Blog Thoughts on Software, Technology, and Startups « Back to blog Im on the technical side of entrepreneurship in NYC. I love programming, board games, and my wife.

Twitter Link Roundup #92 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Social Media Revolution – Facts and Figures (Updated) – [link].

Dalhousie University Commencement Speech – 2017

Steve Blank

Whether new forms of communication physically change our gray matter, or just cause us to use different parts of it, is still open to debate. Storytellers had new brains. With written text, the minds of the readers required a whole new way of processing information.

How much does it cost to build the world’s hottest startups?

The Next Web

Henrik Werdelin , the Managing Partner of Prehype , a venture development firm based in New York City that has helped build companies like Tradable , Barkbox , FancyHands , Basno and Path , says recreating Twitter isn’t necessarily difficult, but the layered features will take time to get right.

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Get With The Program: 4 Ways To Power Your Virtual Workforce

YoungUpstarts

My company Fit4D , an innovative health-tech company with a patient-centered diabetes coaching program based in New York City, embraces the remote work concept. Share exciting news on social media and through company-wide emails. by David Weingard, CEO of Fit4D.

3 Tips For Funding Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Sixty-five percent of small business owners believe finding financial funding for a new business is difficult according to Hiscox’s DNA of an Entrepreneur study. Crowdfunding for small businesses is a new trend that makes it much easier for entrepreneurs to receive funding.

7 Startup Scenarios That May Be Judged Non-Fundable

Startup Professionals Musings

Nevertheless, we can all benefit by understanding a collective view from investors on the high-risk elements that every new business has faced historically based on the team, as well as in the marketplace. New drugs usually fall in this category, due to side-effect testing.

5 Ways Role Models Can Help Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

These new entrepreneurs can also help expand your network and keep you in touch with the latest developments in the start-up scene. Role models and mentors are an important professional resource and system of support that can dramatically influence a new entrepreneur’s success and confidence.

Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

We just love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! 12 Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business crowdspring.co/1fcNGse. The 1980s.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

With the onset of spring, now is a good time for small business owners to track their progress on their goals in the first few months of the year, re-vamp their marketing and sales strategies and put a shiny, new face on their company for the rest of the year.

8 Challenges To Overcome In The Growth Of Hyperlocal

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people have heard of Foursquare for local nightlife and Airbnb for rooms, but other nationally recognized sources for local services are still hard to find, including social media, local news, advertising, and event calendars.

Investors Consider These 7 Elements to Be High Risk

Startup Professionals Musings

Nevertheless, we can all benefit by understanding a collective view from investors on the high-risk elements that every new business has faced historically based on the team, as well as in the marketplace. New drugs usually fall in this category, due to side-effect testing.

2 Tools to Leverage the Social Factor of SEO

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Beyond humans, websites are now developing social reputations with this new social search engine ranking factor. He has been featured in Forbes and on the Reuters board in New York City’s Times Square for his entrepreneurial success, among other publications.

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Five Lessons Learned Getting to a Second Fund

This is going to be BIG.

Nearly all of our existing investors returned, and they were joined by a couple of new family offices and a prominent college endowment. Fifty investors took a shot on me four years ago to lead rounds in New York City at the earliest of stages--prototypes, betas, Powerpoints, napkins, or just people. The fund doesn't have a specific industry focus and it will continue to work with New York City companies.

Twitter Link Roundup #287 – Cool Stuff Small Business, Startups, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

He has consistently embraced new tools and new technology, and to wonderful effect. We do love sharing articles about fonts, logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff!

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On Social Media, You Have More to Say Than You Think

Inc Startups

When you''ve got a traditional business, it may seem hard to figure out what to post on social media networks, but the truth is, you have more to say than you think. Javitz Center in New York City to learn about new ways to grow their business.

2016 New Year’s Resolutions For Small Business Owners

YoungUpstarts

Twenty-four percent of small business owners are fearful that they will not be able to attract new clients in the year ahead (2015 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur study). Learn from the challenges you faced in 2015 and be ready to tackle new ones in 2016 as you grow your business.