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Experts’ advice: Start early on new social networks, reach out to influencers

  NEW YORK--You won’t find a meetup that dissects each social network these days but last April 20, AlleyBoost did just that in its talk, “Social Media Done Right” featuring Courtney Spritzer, co-founder and COO of Socialfly; Jeongwoon Eun, founder of Tigerwon; and Pavel Konoplenko, co-founder and CEO of Spoiled Media at Workville near Times Square. The panelists came up with several suggestions on how to get the word out there amid the noise in social networks, highlighting the importance of an influencer strategy and why it’s important to be an early adopter in a new social network. http://www.meetup.com/AlleyBoost/members/128386582/  

April 24, 2016 | Events & Recaps | comment (1)
Data as complete, clean, contextual, consumable information

NEW YORK—When we’re drowning in data but still thirsting for information, what does that say about data’s role out there? Prakash Nanduri, founder and CEO of Paxata, thinks there is a way for business users and information workers to understand data more as information: “when it’s complete, clean, contextual and consumable.”   http://www.meetup.com/DataDrivenNYC/events/229759269/  

April 18, 2016 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Redesigning spreadsheets, voter forms, food and wholesale grocery

NEW YORK—Who likes Excel? If you’re the last holdout to spreadsheets or you’re more visually inclined, Airtable should make you use them more. It’ a complete rethinking of spreadsheets; it makes them colorful with visual aids to boot.   http://www.meetup.com/Design-Driven-NYC/events/229519579/

April 17, 2016 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Malcolm Gay talks about Brain Electric at MIT Enterprise Forum

NEW YORK--Last April 5, the MIT Enterprise Forum held a fireside chat with Malcolm Gay who talked about his debut book, “Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines,” at the Pryor Cashman LLP offices and its sprawling view of Times Square.     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-fireside-chat-with-author-malcolm-gay-tickets-22702589055  

April 09, 2016 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Gear rental, personalized bedsheets among new e-commerce startups

NEW YORK—Last March 28, District Cowork hosted more than 10 tech startup presentations, the most number of presentations we’ve attended that include feedback from its panel of venture capitalists in this city with Cody Cowan of Cowan NY; Byron Ling of Primary Venture Partners; Jason Fiedler of Red Sea Ventures; Allison KErn of Starvest.   https://districtpitch.splashthat.com/  

April 03, 2016 | Events & Recaps | comment (1)

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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