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. This holds for the city’s tech sector.

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. 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. So what happens when a rookie founding team collides with an adolescent startup city?

48in48 New York City 2016 in photos

Jeff Hilimire

We pulled off 48in48 in a city outside of Atlanta. To be able to pull off New York City helped us realize that our BIG long-term goal, to run the event in 48 cities worldwide over the same weekend, is that much more achievable (granted, we have a lot of work left to do, but still.).

  New York City, ‘nuff said…

Mark Birch

. New York City, ‘nuff said…. New York City NYC logo design awesome

Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City

Feld Thoughts

In addition to Alex, other Techstars folks who will do these office hours include KJ Singh and Jillian Canning who help Alex run the Techstars NY City Program, Jenny Fielding who runs the Techstars IoT and Fintech Programs, Eamonn Carey who runs Techstars Connection, and Jenny Lawton , who recently joined Techstars as a Chief Operating Officer. The post Weekly Techstars Diversity / Inclusion Office Hours in New York City appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

What are the best New York City events to attend to meet VC’s and Angel investors?


Although there are many, many excellent events each week in New York that it would make sense for a startup entrepreneur to attend (see Gary’s Guide, Startup Digest, or This Week in NY Innovation), the truth is that (a) VCs and serious investors don’t go to most of them, and (b) the odds are slim that even if you and the investor were at the same event, you will have the opportunity or time to do more than say hello. The New York Angels Education Meetup.

Should New York City Sue Mayor de Blasio?

Inc Startups

Will New York City's mayor stop personally doing what the city is suing tobacco companies for?

10 coworking spaces in New York City that make regular offices feel like medieval torture

The Next Web

The rise in coworking spaces in New York City, and other tech hub cities around the world, has left more people yearning for work environments that are open, collaborative, inspiring and stimulating.

New York City Startups Have Already Raised More Than $9 Billion This Year

Inc Startups

So far in 2018, Silicon Alley companies have closed around 850 deals. Money

Historical Views of Mott Street, Chinatown, New York City Got to.

Mark Birch

Historical Views of Mott Street, Chinatown, New York City. Mott Street Chinatown New York City NYC history city Chinese American Manhattan MOCA Got to thinking about how Chinatown has evolved over the decades after my recent visit to MOCA.

Airbnb Offers New York City Tour With Sarah Jessica Parker

Inc Startups

The company is rolling out activities to cash in on 'experiential travel.'. Innovate

Is New York City Becoming the New Silicon Valley?

Inc Startups

The Big Apple has a startup culture all its own. Startup

The real entrepreneurs of New York City

Startup Lessons Learned

While I was in New York, I had another opportunity to witness this firsthand, and I wanted to share the results with you. Brant: Interesting idea that would only work in a limited number of cities. The Lean Startup Machine looks a lot like reality television for startups.

New York City Is Banning This 1 Job Interview Question

Inc Startups

The new legislation will affect 3.8 million workers.

Top 10 New York City Startups to Watch In 2017

Inc Startups

Some of these companies are poised for a public offering; others have found success, but are now re-tooling their model amid Donald Trump's presidency. Remember these names in 2017

New York City Accelerators, Incubators, and Coworking Spaces

Mark Birch

New York State/New York City associated: BEST - [link]. New Work City - [link].

Wawa's CEO Eyes New York City, But Sees 'A Lot of Work' First

Inc Startups

The beloved convenience-store chain is rapidly expanding into new East Coast cities. CEO Chris Gheysens explains his thinking about the Big Apple.

All New York City Underground Subway Stations Now Offer Free WiFi

Inc Startups

All underground New York City subway stations now offer passengers and others in the stations free WiFi. Here is what you need to know

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.

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


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. Access to many, many more world market centers (advertising, finance, fashion, media, food, etc.). The world’s largest Tech Meetup (not to mention itself).

Uber Drivers in New York City Protest Company's Fare Cut

Inc Startups

Several hundred people protested outside of the ride-sharing company's New York City headquarters on Monday

How Not to Save New York City, or Your Home

Inc Startups

The New York Times and New York Magazine show how not to lead on the biggest issue of our time. It's up to leaders to lead if we want to improve our future

New York City Tech Industry Strong, Growing Fast

Inc Startups

As if the thriving New York City tech ecosystem needed any more heady boosterism. Jobs in the technology sector in New York City are not only being created at a faster pace than in other sectors, but they also pay 49 percent more than the average citywide hourly wage.

These 10 Fast-Growing New York City Companies Will Eat You for Breakfast

Inc Startups

Meet the next generation of entrepreneurs generating major sales in the Big Apple.

Top 10 Women-Led Companies in New York City

Inc Startups

Meet the most successful women-owned companies in the NYC metro area

The Biggest, Baddest Desk in New York City

Inc Startups

Barbarian Group, the New York City-based creative agency whose tagline is "it''s gonna be awesome," just upgraded its 20th Street digs with a 4,400-foot communal superdesk. "It''s It''s a 4,400-foot Mbius strip of plywood, steel, and resin. This is no two-man startup.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Coworking Spaces In New York City


There’s no getting around the fact that New York City is one of the most expensive places in the world to rent an office. For many years, people have tried to invent new types of work environment.

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.

13 New York City-Based Companies With Remarkable Office Features (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

Inc Startups

Regardless of your size, these companies are proof that your brand can visually shine -- it just takes a little creativity. World's Coolest Offices

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

"David Weber, president of the New York City Food Truck Association, explained that the ratio is more."

Mark Birch

“David Weber, president of the New York City Food Truck Association, explained that the ratio is more like 25 to 1 the other way. These rules are enforced, with varying consistency, by the New York Police Department. As a result, according to City Councilman Dan Garodnick, it’s nearly impossible (even if you fill out the right paperwork) to operate a truck without breaking some law.” - “ The Food-Truck Business Stinks ” via The New York Times.

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.

Brooklyn Airbnb Host Is Slapped With $32,000 Fine by New York City

Inc Startups

The city is suing Airbnb. Stanley Karol is suing the city. Airbnb is funding his lawsuit. It's a free-for-all.

The 2 Best Startups to Work for in New York City

Inc Startups

These companies offer more than fun perks, they make employees feel valued and heard

Making An Impact: Women Owned Businesses Are Strengthening New York City

Inc Startups

Who is driving new business growth AND having a social impact in New York City? According to a new study, it's increasingly women

Uber's New Feature Strikes a Blow Against New York City

Inc Startups

The ride sharing app now has a "de Blasio" option, skewering the mayor and the city council for proposing a freeze on growth of for-hire vehicle companies

These 10 Women Are Owning New York City's Thriving Business Scene

Inc Startups

Meet the hottest, women-led startups that are dominating New York City''s thriving business scene

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.

Organizing Mar-Tech with Regional LUMAscapes: Boston, Los Angeles and New York City

Inc Startups

Check out three new regional LUMAscapes for Boston, New York City and Los Angeles

How the World of Startups Is Changing in New York City

Inc Startups

The New York tech scene is starting to resemble the traditional New York economy. Startup

Why New York City Will Never Be a Startup Haven

Inc Startups

Manhattan is the Big Apple but it will never lead the world when it comes to startups. Here's why

New York City Installs Wi-Fi Kiosks, People Use Them to Watch Porn

Inc Startups

It seemed like a great public experiment--and experimental it certainly was, with unexpected results

Techweek Announces Its Top 100 New York City Leaders

Inc Startups

The annual technology conference returns to the Big Apple in mid-October