http://www.startupalooza.com/ How do you tweak the startup meetup? The drill in New York meetups: Startups pitch for two to five minutes to investors who then provide their feedback. That’s how it goes.
http://launchwarrior.net/launchtalks/ When everyone thought bitcoins have lost the narrative push in mainstream media, the panel of guests at LaunchTalks last July 23 point to a new interesting home for the digital currency--crowdfunding platforms.
http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Boost-New-York-City/events/193633242/ The StartupBoost meetup last July 22 at Mercy College offered something new for a change. If you go to meetups regularly, it’s all about startup demos. But professor Mahmud “Wazi” Wazijullah honed in on early stage sales.
http://block-party.splashthat.com/ This past Saturday, the annual NYC BigApps competition/block party was held at Industry City in Brooklyn. The BigApps competition is open to software developers, designers, and members of the public to create web or mobile applications using public and/or private crowdsourced data. Teams compete to create the next ‘big idea’ app to solve community opportunities in NYC, while promoting and demonstrating their projects in the hopes of winning a $100,000 cash prize. Different categories include connected devices, mobile, web, data and gaming apps. The biggest accomplishment, of course, is the adoption of a product by a leading civic group or city agency.
http://www.meetup.com/fashiontechsf/events/191742472/ On Thursday July 17th, 2014, OLC attended Fashion + Tech event in San Francisco. At this event a handful of startups that are targeting the fashion industry gave demos of their product or service to the crowd.
The fastest way to an emerging tech company’s heart is through its venture capitalist.
Such has been the modus operandi of Jack Petrie, the President of OfficeLeaseCenter.com who has amassed a list of clients that reads like a veritable who’s who of Silicon Alley. He’s found these clients through contacts and clients of his in venture capital.
“I [find] that usually I can connect the dots with a lot of these companies with relationships I have with V.C. firms and people I have met through the community,” said Mr. Petrie, 50.
PulsePoint, Clearspring and Jingle Networks have all found new office space through the aid of Mr. Petrie.
Young firms like Sailthru, a behavioral email marketing service, and GramercyOne, a cloud-based software development firm, recently secured seed money from venture capitalists and tabbed Mr. Petrie to find them 15,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet of office space, respectively.
He helped Amazon expand to 60,000 square feet of space at 1350 Avenue of the Americas this year—and the online retail giant is counting on him for future growth... view more