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NY To Give 1.25 M to Startups in Lower Manhattan

NY To Give 1.25 M to Startups in Lower Manhattan

The NY Economoic Development Corporation will soon announce the 20 startup finalists planning to move to the areas of lower Manhattan that were hit by hurricane Sandy. There will be five winners of $250,000 and 15 who receive $10,000. Although there are no strict requirements, funding is being [Full Story…]

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

25 Rising NYC Startups to Watch Out For

After a recent PrivCo report that put NY-based startups second behind Silicon Valley in mergers and acquisitions, Business Insider has created a list of 25 NYC startups in their early stages that are showing signs of success. The first of their choices is Modern Guild, founded in 2012 by Adrien [Full Story…]

At #NYSMW, NY Declared Destination for “Dash Tech”

At #NYSMW, NY Declared Destination for "Dash Tech"

New York is the way to go for those wanting to work in "dash tech", said Ann Li, managing director of the Center for Economic Transformation, during New York Social Media Week. She further elaborated that NY is a good spot for those who want to partner with existing companies and build on their [Full Story…]

Kaplan to Host Tech Companies at NYC Bootcamp

Kaplan to Host Tech Companies at NYC Bootcamp

This summer, Kaplan will host ten companies education technology and product innovation companies in NY City. The West Village located program will be a three-month intensive from June until September with industry leaders as mentors. Mentors include Udemy CEO Eren Bali, Kaplan's CEO Andy Rosen, [Full Story…]

Startup CEO “Fires” Herself After Company Shutters

Startup CEO "Fires" Herself After Company Shutters

Cambell McKeller started Loosecubes, which consisted of shared office space for freelance and mobile workers, three years ago in Brooklyn. Now it's shutting its doors completely, Smart Planet reports. McKeller had experience at Goldman Sachs and in a real estate but had no experience in the [Full Story…]

WeWorkLabs Opens Two New Locations for Startups

WeWorkLabs Opens Two New Locations for Startups

The two year-old NY based space WeWork Labs is now opening two new locations. The company is home to nearly 400 entrepreneurs and 200 startups including Reddit, New York Tech Meetup and Consmr. One location will be in the Financial District and one in Los Angeles. Each entrepreneur at the [Full Story…]

NJ Accelerator TechLaunch Seeks New Startups

NJ Accelerator TechLaunch Seeks New Startups

Although NY Tech is more often talked about than NJ, teams such as Princeton's TigerLabs and TechLaunch are still trying to help the state's entrepreneurial efforts. Tech Launch is looking for 10-12 early stage startups to participate in a 16-week LaunchPad program which will offer space, legal and [Full Story…]

NY Startups Create “Startup Hockey” Networking Group

NY Startups Create "Startup Hockey" Networking Group

The NY start up scene is starting a new approach to networking with the launch of Startup Hockey. At these meetups, start up entrepreneurs can meet to make deals, chat, and even play vintage video games. Other start up groups have forms for tech-lovers, women, and other groups with specific [Full Story…]

NYC Ranks Second in Tech Acquisitions for 2012

NYC Ranks Second in Tech Acquisitions for 2012

According to a recent report by PrivCo., 100 mergers and acquisitions occurred for privately held tech companies in the city in 2012. These acquisitions added up to $8.3 Billion, leaving NY in second place after Silicon Valley. The Valley has 226 deals that accounted for $21.5 Billion. PrivCo's [Full Story…]

This #Valentine’sDay Find Singles in NY With an Interactive Map

This #Valentine'sDay Find Singles in NY With an Interactive Map

Now NYers without a Valentine can find other singles in the NY area with an interactive map. Developed by a real estate Web site, Trulia, the map analyzes data about love and housing and estimates the number of single men and women in a certain ZIP code. Overall, Trulia claims that single women [Full Story…]

More Outsiders Turn to NYC Startups

More Outsiders Turn to NYC Startups

With companies like Seamless Web and FourSquare constantly expanding, NY has become a more popular destination for those wanting to create start ups, according to Crains New York. Lisa Winning, an Australian who came to NY in 2011 to start HeTexted.com is just one of the many who have done so to try [Full Story…]

NY Tech Scene has the Advantage of Chance

NY Tech Scene has the Advantage of Chance

NY may be an even better place to start a tech company than Silicon Valley, according to Quartz. They claim that although a company started in the Valley is expected to have around 40 times greater value because it takes higher risks, startups in NY have the advantage of chance. There is a greater [Full Story…]

#NY Tech Scene Still Can’t Compare to Silicon Valley

#NY Tech Scene Still Can't Compare to Silicon Valley

According to My Crains New York, although NY has a future in tech, the gap between it and Silicon Valley is still as wide as ever.  Although there are as many as 40 Silicon Valley tech startups that are valued at more than $1 billion, NY has none. There are only seven NY startups valued at more than [Full Story…]

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

NY Startups are catching up to #SiliconValley

The rapidly emerging NYC tech scene, is often compared to Silicon Valley and Venture Beat writer Hadley Harris did just that in a recent post. NY has seen a 32 percent growth in Venture Capital deals from 2007-2011 and tech related jobs have increased 28.7 percent since 2007, but the tech scene [Full Story…]

Space For #Startups is Scarce in #Brooklyn

Space For #Startups is Scarce in #Brooklyn

North Brooklyn is a popular site for startups. But neighborhoods like Williamsburg and Greenpoint don’t have a lot of space that meets their needs. Assemblyman Joseph R. Lentol (D-Brooklyn) is rallying support for a bill that would establish a creative economic zone in Brooklyn that would offer [Full Story…]