http://www.meetup.com/nyvideo/events/174518612/?a=me1_grp&rv=me1 On Thursday, April 17, OLC attended “April’s NY Video Meetup” held at the AOL Headquarters at 770 Broadway, New York, NY. Five startups presented and the evening was made possible by AOL, Magnify.net, and Watchitoo. Below is a brief rundown of the startups showcasing.
http://www.meetup.com/NYEBN/events/169439662/ New York’s tech startup scene has nightly hour-long meetups that serves as both entertainment and fund-raising ventures, but Columbia Business School’s Startup Demo Night #23 (media and entertainment) last April 17 took it to another level.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovention-demo-day-tickets-10044588635 On Wednesday, April 16, OLC attended “Inno/Vention Demo Day” held at the Spotify Headquarters located at 45 W. 18th Street, Fl 7, New York, NY. This was the final demo for NYU’s startup prototyping competition and included six startups vying for the prize. The judging panel included Frank Rimalovski, Executive Director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute, Lucas Nelson, Principal at DFJ Gotham, Owen Davis, Managing Director of NYC Seed, Micah Kotch, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Engineering, Alexander Pease, Analyst at Union Square Ventures, and Chris Snyder, Biz Dev Manager for NYU OIL. Below is a brief rundown of the startups showcasing.
http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Data-Business-Meetup/events/175711402/ How important was the Data Driven NYC #26 meetup last April 15? For people who confused “join” the meetup online as the way to RSVP for the event, it meant waiting half an hour to get in at the security-tight Bloomberg offices.
http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-SF/events/163755072/ On Tuesday, April 15 2014, OLC attended Pivotal Labs in San Francisco where Meetup group Startup Grind had a fireside chat with Adora Cheung from Homejoy. Adora talked about her story about how her brother Aaron and her started Homejoy.
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