[New York] INGENUITY 2013

YoungUpstarts

Despite the challenging US economy, the New York startup scene is burgeoning. The event is expected to attract over 500 attendees, and is open to investors, entrepreneurs and members of the media for a full day of pitches, keynotes and networking.

Amazon “Swipes Left” On New York City

Haystack

Today, Amazon announced it will entirely abandon its plans to build its second headquarters (a/k/a “HQ2”) in Long Island City, a residential neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York City. Back when he left his hometown Cavaliers for a new team in free agency, he branded his announcement as “The Decision.” In that time, the network scale juggernauts like Facebook, Apple, and Google became so successful, the cost of living increases down there are rising incredibly fast.

Introducing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech

View from Seed

New York City is a dream but can also be a navigational nightmare, equal parts crammed circus and rat race mixed at warp speed. NYC Tech is bursting at the seams with nightly networking events at floors and floors of co-working spaces.

[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.

Doing The Top Of Mind Drill At TechStars New York

Feld Thoughts

On Tuesday, I spent the day at TechStars New York. After spending Monday in Washington DC for the launch of the TechStars Network, it was really fun to spend the day and go deep with the first TechStars NY class. 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.

Antonio Vendome Of New York – Epitome Of The American Dream

YoungUpstarts

Between 1900 and 1910, about two million immigrants fled Italy and risked their lives to get a fresh new start in the United States. So it was with developer Antonio Vendome’s family who arrived in Astoria, Queens in New York with hardly any money in their pockets and heads full of dreams.

Effective Networking

Feld Thoughts

Adam Grant has a superb essay in the New York Times this weekend titled Networking is Overrated. “It’s true that networking can help you accomplish great things. But this obscures the opposite truth: Accomplishing great things helps you develop a network.” The post Effective Networking appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Entrepreneurship adam grant networking

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.

Place Branding: 3 Unique Storytelling Projects For Branding A City

Brandanew

In today’s networked world people want to search for unique experiences. New York: New York, unlike Paris, had to build the brand from scratch and yet it has been incredible successful. A small of their parts that adds up to make New York what it is.

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. In addition, over 750 investors came in from all over including London, California, Boston, and DC to network and participate. 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. In addition, over 750 investors came in from all over including London, California, Boston, and DC to network and participate. I remember the number 1 complaint in the mid-90s, New York VCs don't get it.

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. While out there Tal networked her way through Silicon Valley while Jacek was being interviewed by Fast Company and ijNet.

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. The fact of the matter is, most startups, particularly ones built by young professionals with no network and no track record, aren’t going to get funded. They didn’t wait until their universities hired a director of this new program. Encourage faculty and administrators to try new things, take some risks, and apologize later.

My World Is A Network

Feld Thoughts

And then the first line morphed into “My world is a network” and I started thinking about networks and hierarchies. Earlier this week I was in New York. While my partners and I are focused on a set of broad horizontal themes , USV is investing in the application layer of the Internet with a particular focus on Internet services that create large networks. My world is a network. Networks hierarchy networks Politics smashing pumpkins society

Innovating in New York City

OnlyOnce

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. I've had a little more time for networking and speaking in the past year than the prior year, and I've been blown away by how many startups there are here.

7/18 Worldwide Investor Network Event with Social Startups

David Teten

I hope you’ll join us Wednesday night in midtown NYC for a Worldwide Investor Network event featuring 4 high-potential social startups. Entrepreneurship Events New York

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.

3 Reasons Why The Big Apple Is Perfect For Revolutionary New Media Startup VIDGO

YoungUpstarts

Millions of travelers come to New York City each and every year and a great number of them are here to see a Broadway show or just to get a place in the audience of television shows like the ever-popular ABC daytime news/weather/entertainment show, Good Morning America.

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.

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

David Teten

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. By the nature of angel networks, that will be challenging. We welcome feedback on how we can run the most entrepreneur-friendly angel network. Adam Neary wrote an unusually open post about his experience raising $1.1m for Profitably , a provider of small business analytics.

Please Welcome Dave Winer (back) to New York

This is going to be BIG.

So by concentrating inteligence here, the network can develop and new ideas can develop, around the realities of a changing media business, which is a very different perspective from that of Silicon Valley. That's why it's important that New York not think of itself as an outpost of the tech industry. The goal of the new media industry is to create the news system of the future. I have chosen to move back to New York because this is where I want to be.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Social Trends Podcast: Building Quality Human Engagement For Your Brand

Brandanew

As each new platform has come, I have enjoyed getting to find out what’s different about them and using them for different things from Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ , LinkedIn all of them.

Benjamin Wey’s 10 Tips For Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

by Benjamin Wey, New York Global Group. Ask for advice, network, and look for someone who you respect that can act as a mentor. Benjamin Wey is the President of New York Global Group, a private equity investment firm specialized in China related transactions.

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. via Colleges become startup factories | Crain’s New York Business.

Share Your Wifi Karma

YoungUpstarts

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.

Leveraging your social networks for crowdfunding success [Guest post by RocketHub]

VC Cafe

Crowdfunding is a new way to gather support for creative projects and entrepreneurial endeavors. With the advent of modern social networking (and sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), we are more connected to our extended network of friends and supporters than ever before.

A Place To Call Your Own: Building Your Brand’s Vertical Social Network

YoungUpstarts

Social networks have gained genuine power as a marketing tool for businesses looking to increase their reach, traffic and leads. But there’s no guarantee that the places where most social networking happens now will be the same places hosting it in the future. By Vanessa Richardson.

What are the top VC firms and angel groups in Seattle/Portland/Vancouver (or Pacific Northwest area)?

Gust

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best and most active angel groups in the country (and I say that coming from New York!) Southern Willamette Angel Network – Eugene, OR ( [link].com/bus… Tacoma Angel Network – Tacoma, WA ( [link] twork.com/ ). In particular, the first two, Alliance of Angels and Bellingham Angel Group, are two of the preeminent groups in the country, easily rivaling those of us in California, New York and Massachusetts.

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.

20 Networking Tips from a PR Expert [+ GIVEAWAY]

Up and Running

I didn’t start actively networking until I started my business in 2003. I have always said that if I had networked like this when I first started working in the early 1980s, I would be Queen of the World by now. Networking is a tool that opens and gets you through the door.

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How to bootstrap your way into becoming a VC

Version One Ventures

The third step is to build your brand and network in order to attract dealflow and co-investors. If you went to Stanford or worked for a company like Google or Facebook, then you inherently have a great network. But if you don’t already come with a natural network, you’ve got to put the effort in. In terms of networking, your location is important to a certain degree. One of the most common questions I get is “How can I become a Venture Capitalist?”

This Week in New York Tech - January 11th

This is going to be BIG.

RSVP: [link] 6:30PM: DigitalFlashNYC Networking Event on E-Readers Kindle, Nook, Sony E-Reader, the Apple tablet (maybe?). If you need to replicate yourself to attend any of these events, remember: Don't make a copy of a copy! Tuesday, January 12th 6:30PM Agile UX at the Economist (Waitlist only) The Economist online will share their experiences, successes and lessons learned around practicing user-centered design in an Agile development process.

How to Get World Class Experts to Support Your Company

David Teten

As the former CEO of a professional expert network , I’m a firm believer in the value of speedy access to relevant experts. Professional expert networks allow you to efficiently convert your financial capital into relationship capital.

How to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks

Both Sides of the Table

I knew Shafqat as a reader on my blog and then I was introduced to him on a trip through New York. It’s a chance to get to know new people and you aren’t locked into a 20-minute conversation to do so. I was waiting for my son’s basketball game to start this morning and with the morning’s emails all drained I turned to Twitter and saw this Tweet from Marshall Kirkpatick.

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

This is going to be BIG.

The phenomenon, they argue, will accelerate creativity across a larger network. RSVP: [link] 12PM Networked News Gatherers: Defining the Social Media Editor Role, hosted by Time Inc. 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. A New York New Food Media Panel Milk, cookies, and an exploration of the new food media landscape.

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 Growth Venture Network formed to mentor high potential seed and early stage companies. First Round Capital makes 11 new investments in NYC, hires me to be here fulltime, and announces a new NYC office in Union Square. Roger Ehrenberg is announces a new $25 million fund.

Funding goes global: location is no longer your financing destiny

Version One Ventures

What does this new dynamic mean for today’s start-up seeking funding? For example, NYC-based Union Square Ventures has built up the most experience around “large networks of engaged users”; Berlin-based Point Nine Capital is one of the strongest early-stage SaaS investors; and version one ventures probably has more marketplace investments than most seed funds. If we look back ten years, the venture world was quite different.

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.

The Problem is the Advertising, Not the Ad Blocker

crowdSPRING Blog

Just earlier this month , New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson said they were moving toward a similar approach, defending the move by declaring, “No one who refuses to contribute to the creation of high quality journalism has the right to consume it.”

NextView is Hiring for a New Position: Venture Associate – Platform and Network

View from Seed

She has been an amazing member of the team, but her personal life is drawing her away to a new city. The silver lining is that we are actively recruiting for a new role for the NextView team: Venture Associate – Platform and Network. as well as developing new ways for us to proactively engage with the founder community. This role will be based in either our New York or Boston office. It is an exciting but also bittersweet time for us at NextView.

Never Say No to Networking

blogs.hbr.org

HBR Blog Network. Never Say No to Networking. When new entrepreneurs ask me for advice, I sometimes tell them to NYFO — Network Your Face Off. The best networking suggestion I can offer? More on: Entrepreneurship , Managing yourself , Networking.

Flashpoint NYC Demo Day 2016, May 3

David Teten

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), ff Venture Capital , the HBS Alumni Angels of New York , and Alpha Venture Partners , are co-sponsoring their 6th New York City Demo Day, next Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 10 to 12 AM.