http://www.meetup.com/Disruptive-Technologists-in-NYC/events/207242512/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1 Disruptive Technologists hosted a panel, “NYC Social infrastructure & Tech Ecosystem: Are we at an inflection point?” at the NY Institute of Technology on October 27, 2014. Panelists talked about how society has shifted from discouraging entrepreneurs to embracing them and what still needs to change to support this type of economy.
http://www.meetup.com/NYC-TechBreakfast/events/158233402/ On Tuesday October 21st, OLC attended NY Tech Breakfast hosted by AOL and sponsored by DLA Piper, One Click Patent, Trinet, Jetco Research, and Sellsy. The event was held at AOL’s offices located at 770 Broadway and featured presentations by four entrepreneurs/startups including Senseware, CrowdInvest, Clear View Innovations, and @pay.
http://www.meetup.com/Mobile-Payments-NYC-Meetup/events/209603432/ From the United Kingdom, Simon Laker of Consult Hyperion, a payments consultancy firm, has since called New York his home since May, especially as he gears up for what is happening next year. The United States is adopting a more secure credit card, EMV (Europay Master Card Visa).
http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-NYC/events/213643582/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=213643582&_af=event In the startup world, who doesn’t know Alex Osterwalder, the lead author of the global best-seller, Business Model Generation, the handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers? Osterwalder invented the “Business Model Canvas,” the strategic management tool for designing, testing, building and managing business models.
http://www.meetup.com/Hardwired-NYC/events/207884612/ "Give up your Wi-Fi for Karma." Yes, Steven van Wel, co-founder and CEO, said that but no, he’s not asking you to join a counterculture revolution. He was talking about Karma, a Wi-Fi pocket device that allows you to have internet access everywhere you go.
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