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#NYTech Startups Receive Boost from Local Company

#NYTech Startups Receive Boost from Local Company

In the financial district, the Partnership Fund for New York City is working to foster growth among the city's digital health, financial technology, and life science innovators. The company has a $110 million private fund to contribute money towards efforts to create jobs in NYC, investing up to $5 [Full Story…]

Israeli Startups Are Moving to #SiliconAlley

Israeli Startups Are Moving to #SiliconAlley

The NY-based start up StartApp Inc. did not begin in Silicon Alley. Only six months ago, it's headquarters were in Tel Aviv where it was founded in 2010. But they said that from the very beginning, their target audience was already the United States. In fact, the process is similar to what many [Full Story…]

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

Five #NYTech Companies Receive Grants to Move Downtown

In an effort to lure more technology companies into the Lower Manhattan financial district, the NYCEDC has offered five of 300 companies $250,00 each to move their facilities. Three of the companies are moving from Silicon Alley where prices for businesses are increasing dramatically. The winners [Full Story…]

#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

Peter Armstrong, CEO of the serialized book company Leanpub, insists that books are startups. At Tools of Change, a three day conference on the future of books in the digital world, Armstrong spoke among hosts of mobile apps, publishers, and entrepreneurs. Armstrong said that both books and [Full Story…]

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

#MadeinNY Campaign Promotes #NYCTech at #SXSW2013 Conference

Shortly after it's launch, the "Made in New York" marketing campaign has traveled to the South by Southwest Interactive technology festival in Texas in order to promote the city's tech scene. Along with Rachel Haot, the city's Chief Digital Officer, many Silicon Alley companies came to the [Full Story…]

#NYCTech Shows Increase in Incubators

#NYCTech Shows Increase in Incubators

The NY startup scene is growing and, according to research done by Crains, NYC is now home to 46 co-working spaces, 30 incubators, and 14 accelerator programs. The total city funding for launched incubators in NY is over $3.5 million. New Work City, an incubator which began in 2008, now has over [Full Story…]

Boston #Startup Institute Coming to NY

Boston #Startup Institute Coming to NY

NYers who want to learn more about joining and creating startups will now be able to take classes from a Boston startup school. The school, previously called Boston Startup School, will now be renamed Startup Institute and will offer two-month, five-day-a-week skills training classes beginning in [Full Story…]

NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

NYC Women in Tech Talk About The Work-Life Balance

Women in the NYC tech scene weighed in the subject of women in technology during a talk with WNYC. Reporter Anna Sale asked them about Yahoo CEO Marissa Myer and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, two high-powered women in technology. Sandberg is currently trying to encourage more women to lead the [Full Story…]

City Launches Registry of #MadeinNY Startups

City Launches Registry of #MadeinNY Startups

As part of Mayor Bloomberg's "Made in NY" tech initiative, the city has compiled a registry of close to 1,000 city startups. The startups on the list are those that have harnessed the creative energy of the city, according to Metro US. One of the profiled startups is Songza, a music-streaming [Full Story…]

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

Etsy Sellers Consist Mostly of Brooklyn Businesses

The eight-year-old Brooklyn based online marketplace Etsy now has more than 17,500 NY sellers and is still expanding. The majority of these sellers, according to the NY Daily News, are located in Brooklyn. Etsy currently employs 300 in the city and it's CEO, Chad Dickerson, is now featured in a [Full Story…]

Next Big Sound is Next Big Startup in NY

Next Big Sound is Next Big Startup in NY

  NY-based startup "Next Big Sound" is becoming a successful startup by adapting to the shift in the consumer music industry towards social media. The company tracks data from Pandora, Facebook, digital downloads, and Twitter and packages them into one location. For a flat monthly [Full Story…]

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

First Round Capital to Fund $500K to NYC University Startups

Students in NYC will now have access to a $500,000 fund put into place by First Round Capital. The initiative, The Dorm Room Fund, was begun in Philadelphia and last year invested in student-run start ups at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. NY-based Partner Phin Barnes, said that the idea [Full Story…]

In Response to #MadeInNY Free Incubator Offered to NYC Tech Startups

In Response to #MadeInNY Free Incubator Offered to NYC Tech Startups

NY online-based education provider FurtherEd recently launched an incubator where NYC education start-ups will be able to work for free and have access to all of the FurtherEd resources. This comes after the announcement of Mayor Bloomberg's "We are Made in NY" promotion campaign. FurtherEd hopes [Full Story…]

Tech Scene in Brooklyn is ‘Inevitable’

Tech Scene in Brooklyn is 'Inevitable'

As the NY tech scene continues to grow, Brooklyn has received grant programs, study money, and a new urban engineering school. What it's missing, according to the New York Observer, is tech tenants. Aside from a 3D printing firm and MakerBot Industries, the area has few startups. The Observer [Full Story…]

‘Big Data’ Startup Raises 1M in Funding

'Big Data' Startup Raises 1M in Funding

The NY-based data and analytics startup Sociocast will be using its $1 million in new funding to hire new staff and expand it's flagship Prediction API product, according to Venture Beat. Prediction API claims to have an accuracy rate that is four to seven times as accurate as other solutions [Full Story…]