It’s been awhile since former HopStop CEO Joe Meyer spoke after the transit navigation app was acquired by Apple in July, but he was certainly eager to talk about the key lessons he learned in a small meetup group just before Thanksgiving weekend at AlleyNYC.
Every month the NY Tech Meetup gives an evening of live demos unlike any other. It’s set on a big stage and presents one startup after another as if somebody would burst into song. It might just happen someday for all you know, especially since Broadway is just an F or E train away.
As we enter the holiday season and a traditional slowdown in the velocity of business and real estate transactions, we would like to provide a mid-4Q Market Report on commercial office leasing in NYC. Unfortunately, most of the typical reporting on office leasing tends towards dry and easily manipulated statistics.
Many tenants are often confused by the plethora of choices in selecting a commercial real estate firm, often categorizing firms as either large or small. In some matters, bigger can be better but with real estate firms, size can be like the proverbial trojan horse: the large firms are bigger because they have many more landlord clients, who command more of their time, energies and influence.
On Thursday, November 21, 2013, OLC attended AppNexus’ event, The Future Of Long Form Journalism featuring Nicholas Thompson, the editor of NewYorker.com.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, OLC attended NUI Central’s event, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You: Eye Tracking Revealed, featuring Barbara Barclay, General Manager, of Tobii Technology North America.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, OLC attended Social News Mining, presented by Columbia Journalism School, which featured Carlos Castillo, a Social Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Doha. He worked at Yahoo! Research, and moved to be a researcher. He is an active researcher with more than 40+ publications. Castillo focuses on the application of web mining methods.
This November, Decoded Fashion held its monthly meetup at GILT Groupe's headquarters, showcasing a mash up of e-commerce tools ranging from fitness, to social engagement, to social.
Last Wednesday, OLC had the the opportunity to attend #StartupFix, an underground gallery space tucked awa in the basement of Lower East Side bar CultureFix. Three startup founders presented to a packed room about their latest innovations around art, fashion, and community.
On November 12, 2013, OLC attended the, “2013 Venture Philanthropy Fund Pitch Night” hosted by the Venture Philanthropy Fund. The event’s presenting organizations were 596 Acres, Shore Soup Shop, and Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy’s Green Jobs for Youth.