http://www.meetup.com/ny-tech/events/134572182/ With 9 startups presenting at the NY Tech Meetup almost every month, it’s likely one will stand out. But it’s getting harder to tell who is going to make it these days. Last March 4, for instance, some of the more than 600 people at the NY Tech Meetup at Skirball Theater had different favorites with their favorites challenged by the people seated beside them.
http://bit.ly/1i0U5SF On Thursday, February 27th, 2014, OLC attended “Postmortem of a Venture-backed Startup.” The event was held at the Kimmel Center for University Life at 60 Washington Square South 804/805, New York City, and featured a candid fireside chat with Brett Martin on the rise and fall of Sonar Media Inc.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-demo-night-series-21-travel-tickets-10355281927 On Wednesday, February 26th, OLC attended NY Entrepreneurs Bsuiness Network (NYEBN) Startup Demo Night Series at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 36th Fl, New York City. Sponsored by the Chadbourne & Parke LLP and SourcePad, the evening featured presentations by eight startups including Rocketrip, Triptease, Stray Boots, The Poshpacker, TripAgent, VerbalizeIt and Fantrotter. The evening was moderated by Lori Hoberman, Partner at Chadbourne & Parke, with panelists Eliot Durbin, General Partner at BOLDstart Ventures, Shai Goldman, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank, Alessandro Piol, Partner and Co-founder at AlphaPrime Ventures, and Daniel Burstein, Partner and Co-founder at AlphaPrime Ventures when the floor was opened to a Q&A and audience feedback. Below is a brief summary of the startups presenting.
http://www.meetup.com/queens-tech/events/162826102/ On Tuesday, February 25th, OLC attended Queens Tech Meetup held at Hunter’s Point Plaza, 10th floor Event Space in Long Island City. The evening featured presentations by 5 startups including RapGenius, Vengo, Confide, Style Scan, and TribeReminder. The evening was co-organized by Aaron Christopher Cohen, Dave Yang and Jukay Hsu. At the end of demos, the moderator opened up the floor to Q&A and audience feedback. Below is a quick rundown of the startups and founders presenting.
http://www.meetup.com/NYCMobile/events/163117822/ Last February 25, Merritt Baer and Brian Fenty of TodayTix; Duy Huynh of Hishortcut,; Lohit Sarma and Mihir Apte of Reccit, Patrick McQuown of Breadcrumbs; and Teipaul Bhatia of Chatwala presented at the NY Mobile Forum meetup at the AOL offices.
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