http://www.meetup.com/ny-enterprise-tech/events/120434592/ On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, OLC attended New York Enterprise Tech Meetup held this time around at Microsoft. Four presenters were lined up for the meetup: 1010data, the leading provider of cloud-based analytics of big data; Typfesafe, provider of the most scalable software platform designed for computing architecture of the future; Gurobi, developed to help companies solve problems by providing the best optimization solver possible; and Microsoft’s Window Azure IaaS, a platform where customers can host Windows or Linux server’s workloads quickly and easily on enterprise-grade software at an extremely low price.
http://www.meetup.com/ny-tech/events/74528432/ On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, OLC attended New York Tech Meetup’s monthly event held at NYU’s Skirball Theater. There were 10 presenters in attendance: 1 Second Everyday, Fundelevator, Funding Community, Magic Story Maker, Open Garden, Posse, See.Me, Stash, Tribeca Cloud and a special Hack of the Month by a data editor from the Huffington Post.
http://www.meetup.com/NYCMobile/events/117166752/ Would you rather play Candy Crush or make one just as successful? On May 28, AOL Ventures played host to a diverse mix of mobile apps that show you how create a business plan, bank in a snap, track consumer behavior, provide enterprise solutions and experience 3D and 4D all in an app.
http://www.meetup.com/gaming/events/119904202/ Is crowdfunding right for you? For some people, the thought of sharing their business idea online to get funding is like giving it away but not unless your idea gets funded faster. Maybe you're not comfortable with the idea of getting in front of a camera, but there’s a way to overcome that, too. At the meetup “In the Trenches: Best Practices for Crowdfunding” at Microsoft last June 4, the panel of speakers came from gamers who went through crowdfunding and lived to tell the tale. They were Melissa Marie Fassetta of FPS Russia, Joshua DeBonis of Meriweather and Mark McCorkle of Luna Nova.
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6630789871 In early 2011, Gabe Weinberg bought billboard ad space in San Francisco that proclaimed, “Google tracks you. We don’t. Search better at DuckDuckGo.” The “we” was in reality an “I,” because DuckDuckGo.com at that stage was a one-man shop — Gabe Weinberg and his search engine based in the suburbs of Philadelphia. OLC attended the Startup Grind Philadelphia Event hosted by Gabriel Weingberg on June 5, 2013.
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