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April 10th, 2014 Server side solutions & shares Twilio client WebRTC successes On 4/10 Thursday evening, OLC attended Meetup event “WebRTC: Server side solutions & shares Twilio client WebRTC successes” hosted by Twilio in their spacious San Francisco headquarter on Harrison Street.

April 18, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
April 9th, 2014 MIT Enterprise Forum: Reinvigorating Small Business Development in NYC On Wednesday, April 9th, OLC attended the MIT Enterprise Forum at the Anchin, Block & Anchin offices at 1375 Broadway New York, NYC. The evening was made possible by StartupNY and Anchin, Block & Anchin for hosting the event. Mary Howard, Principal, Design Technologies, Board Member of the MIT Enterprise Forum was the Panel Moderator for the evening. Panelist speakers included Steve Cohen, Senior VP and Deputy Commissioner for the Community Economic Development Corporation, Dr. Eva Cramer, PhD and Professor in Cell Biology, VP for Biotechnology and Scientific Affairs at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Donald Giampietro, Assistant Commissioner of Business Incentives at the NYC Department of Small Business Services, and Andras Forgacs, Founder at Modern Meadow. 

April 18, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (1)
April 8th, 2014 Silicon Alley’s Hottest Startups On Tuesday, April 8th, OLC attended “Startup Boost featuring: Startup Showcase” held at Mercy College at 66 West 35th Street, Suite 704, New York City. The evening was made possible by Millard Harmony Group, Iron and Blood, BluePay Processing, and supporting media partners AlleyWatch and LiveCube. Professor Wazi, an educator and graduate of Stanford Business School and Wharton/Penn, moderated the panel and Ali Hamed introduced CoVenture to the audience.

April 17, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)
Five (5) Tips to Avoiding Tenant Improvement & Construction Traps

We’ve seen many tenants recently lose time and money due to their lack of understanding of tenant improvement and construction project terminology.  In our ongoing mission to eliminate the opacity of commercial real estate jargon, we will tackle some of the jargon associated with construction and/or tenant improvements.  That said, here are five things every tenant needs to know:

April 16, 2014 | Real Estate Reflections | comment (0)
April 7th, 2014 Girls Changing the Entrepreneurial Landscape On Monday, April 7th, OLC attended the “Girls Raising April Event” held at the XO Group at 195 Broadway, New York, NY. The evening was made possible by AlleyWatch and featured presentations by a variety of women founders and a panel of female entrepreneurial trailblazers including Carley Roney, Founder & COO of XO Group Inc., Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder & CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, Soraya Dorabi, Founder of Zady, and Reshma Saujani, Founder of Women Who Code. Below is a brief rundown of the startups presenting.

April 16, 2014 | Events & Recaps | comment (0)

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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 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