NEW YORK--For those who say they had an idea but did not know how to make one, you don’t have an excuse anymore. Last February 4, General Assembly hosted the Launch Party of the App Idea Awards with $70,000 worth of design and development costs at stake for anyone or a team to build their app with full ownership of the intellectual property of their idea and no equity ownership when they join the contest. https://generalassemb.ly/education/app-idea-awards-launch-party
NEW YORK-- Sarah DaVanzo, Chief Cultural Officer at Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom agency, has many UI cards up her sleeve when it comes to cultural strategy. DaVanzo is known for researching, designing and piloting methodologies to mine cultural insights for brands and advertising agencies, thanks to a career in global marketing all across the world. http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Card-UI-Group/events/227120369/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=227120369&https=off
SAN FRANCISCO--Thanks to General Assembly and Piedmont Avenue Consulting, another amazing mixer was held here last January 26. This time, the San Francisco Networking Mixer brought together a wide array of individuals interested in the city’s fashion tech scene. https://professionalconnector.sproutconnections.com/event/san-francisco-fashion-networking-mixer-general-assembly-sf-1-26-600pm/453783b0-3d54-497c-9362-4e8e4f53a198
NEW YORK--Last January 26, AlleyBoost featured two motivational speakers, Brett Morgan of GothamCulure and Dan Markovitz, an author and Yale professor, to talk about organizational effectiveness. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daniel-markovitz-mbalecturer-stanford-university-building-the-fit-organization-tickets-19787258222
NEW YORK--iBreakfast/iEvening held its first 2016 Startupalooza event last January 27 at Microsoft following its mini-trade show format. It’s how angel investors go around to talk to each entrepreneur at their own pace. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-2016-tickets-19873395862
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