http://block-party.splashthat.com/ This past Saturday, the annual NYC BigApps competition/block party was held at Industry City in Brooklyn. The BigApps competition is open to software developers, designers, and members of the public to create web or mobile applications using public and/or private crowdsourced data. Teams compete to create the next ‘big idea’ app to solve community opportunities in NYC, while promoting and demonstrating their projects in the hopes of winning a $100,000 cash prize. Different categories include connected devices, mobile, web, data and gaming apps. The biggest accomplishment, of course, is the adoption of a product by a leading civic group or city agency.
http://www.meetup.com/fashiontechsf/events/191742472/ On Thursday July 17th, 2014, OLC attended Fashion + Tech event in San Francisco. At this event a handful of startups that are targeting the fashion industry gave demos of their product or service to the crowd.
http://www.meetup.com/nyvideo/events/190803192/ How would you like some hip hop to go with your linear equations or your history lesson? Last July 17, Flocabulary , one of four presenters at the NY Video meetup, brought the house down with its educational videos. The other presenters were Zentrick, Veenome and Kaltura.
http://www.meetup.com/ny-enterprise-tech/events/189987752/ Last July 16, the New York Enterprise Technology Meetup hosted by Jonathan Lehr featured three startups—Hightower, x.ai and Aorato-- with Jason Lemkin, managing director at Storm Ventures, co-founder and CEO of EchoSign, and author of SaaStr.com, also talking about how to “Hire (and Fire) Your VP of Sales.”
http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-SF/events/185636392/ On Tuesday July 15th, 2014, OLC attended Startups Grinds fireside chat with Alfred Lin from Sequoia VC firm. This event was hosted at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco.
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