Posts tagged NYC

nycdigital:

The number of digital companies in Queens and Staten Island has more than doubled in the past year: http://bit.ly/15u58Qf (via Crain’s New York Business)
There are now over 1,000 homegrown, locally headquartered tech companies in NYC. Discover #MadeinNY startups & jobs.

We love this — keep growing and supporting local!

nycdigital:

The number of digital companies in Queens and Staten Island has more than doubled in the past year: http://bit.ly/15u58Qf (via Crain’s New York Business)

There are now over 1,000 homegrown, locally headquartered tech companies in NYC. Discover #MadeinNY startups & jobs.

We love this — keep growing and supporting local!

“You can never predict what ideas will go viral. The only thing you can do is keep producing, keep thinking,” Dominique Ansel, Cronut creator, founder and owner of his eponymously named bakery in New York City’s Soho district says. “Don’t hog or save your best ideas. Set them free.”

Read more on the man behind the Cronut craze in OPEN Forum’s exclusive interview with the man, the myth, the pastry legend.

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Interesting depiction of the education versus experience when it comes to start ups in New York City. The right incubator, office space, or coworking space can make all the difference.

(via Visual.ly)

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Interesting depiction of the education versus experience when it comes to start ups in New York City. The right incubator, office space, or coworking space can make all the difference.

(via Visual.ly)

nycedc:

With this news, you’d think Bobby Valentine is now managing New England’s tech scene:

New York’s share of venture capital dollars has doubled over the last ten years while its rival, Silicon Valley, has grown at a much slower pace and New England has sputtered, a new study from the Center for an Urban Future shows.
Between the first quarter of 2003 to the first quarter of this year, the New York area’s share of VC investments surged to 11.4% from 5.3%.
Silicon Valley’s share rose to 31.7% from 28.6% over the same period while New England’s share fell to 10.2% from 14.8%.

Read more in NY Daily News. Go #NYCTech!
Chart: Center for an Urban Future report

Great news for NYC tech entrepreneurs! NYC is the clear leader for where tech start ups need to be on the East Coast to get VC funding.

nycedc:

With this news, you’d think Bobby Valentine is now managing New England’s tech scene:

New York’s share of venture capital dollars has doubled over the last ten years while its rival, Silicon Valley, has grown at a much slower pace and New England has sputtered, a new study from the Center for an Urban Future shows.

Between the first quarter of 2003 to the first quarter of this year, the New York area’s share of VC investments surged to 11.4% from 5.3%.

Silicon Valley’s share rose to 31.7% from 28.6% over the same period while New England’s share fell to 10.2% from 14.8%.

Read more in NY Daily News. Go #NYCTech!

Chart: Center for an Urban Future report

Great news for NYC tech entrepreneurs! NYC is the clear leader for where tech start ups need to be on the East Coast to get VC funding.

New York: Tech’s hot new hubNew York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies. Read More
        (via New York: Tech’s hot new hub - Fortune Tech)
New York: Tech’s hot new hub

New York City is catching up to the Bay Area with its burgeoning population of hot companies. Read More

(via New York: Tech’s hot new hub - Fortune Tech)

How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its ProfileAfter Hurricane Sandy swept through New York, the hundreds of thousands of people who lost power in downtown Manhattan were eager to get their phones charged in order to communicate with loved ones. And the people at Bright Box realized just how desperate New Yorkers were when they set up a charging unit the day after Sandy and it was full within five minutes of being accessible to the public. For the hurricane’s aftermath, the company is offering free services outside Stumptown Coffee on 29th street and Broadway in Manhattan. Read More

(via How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its Profile - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its Profile
After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York, the hundreds of thousands of people who lost power in downtown Manhattan were eager to get their phones charged in order to communicate with loved ones. And the people at Bright Box realized just how desperate New Yorkers were when they set up a charging unit the day after Sandy and it was full within five minutes of being accessible to the public. For the hurricane’s aftermath, the company is offering free services outside Stumptown Coffee on 29th street and Broadway in Manhattan. Read More

(via How Sandy Helped One Startup Raise Its Profile - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

57,321,231,319 Reasons to do Business in NYC (via NYCEDC)
The MTA’s new initiative to sell branded cards on behalf of retail advertisers might pave the way for a business in mining its mounds of ridership data. Read More
Image by Mr. T in DC
(via NYC’s New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino’s, And More | Fast Company)

The MTA’s new initiative to sell branded cards on behalf of retail advertisers might pave the way for a business in mining its mounds of ridership data. Read More

Image by Mr. T in DC

(via NYC’s New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino’s, And More | Fast Company)

Who are the leaders of NYC’s startup scene? The ladies of Birchbox, the brains behind Warby Parker, and Bre Pettis (pictured) of Makerbot—just to name a few.
    (via 25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEOs In New York - Business Insider
    )

Who are the leaders of NYC’s startup scene? The ladies of Birchbox, the brains behind Warby Parker, and Bre Pettis (pictured) of Makerbot—just to name a few.

(via 25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEOs In New York - Business Insider )


"Believe in side projects. Tattly was a side project; swissmiss was a side project; CreativeMornings was a side project; TeuxDeux was a side project. These are all things that turned into revenue streams for me and made it possible to not have clients. I would never hire anyone who doesn’t have side projects. To me, that shows that someone has ideas, self-initiative, and can make things happen."

Tina Roth Eisenberg on the innovative environment that is NYC, the importance of taking risks and pursuing your dreams (and side projects) and how she manages the many facets of her life.
(via The Great Discontent: Tina Roth Eisenberg)

"Believe in side projects. Tattly was a side project; swissmiss was a side project; CreativeMornings was a side project; TeuxDeux was a side project. These are all things that turned into revenue streams for me and made it possible to not have clients. I would never hire anyone who doesn’t have side projects. To me, that shows that someone has ideas, self-initiative, and can make things happen."

Tina Roth Eisenberg on the innovative environment that is NYC, the importance of taking risks and pursuing your dreams (and side projects) and how she manages the many facets of her life.

(via The Great Discontent: Tina Roth Eisenberg)