NEW YORK-- It’s seldom you hear honest talk about investors snoring soundly or checking their phones every so often when you’re pitching to them but the founders of these companies -- Wayup, F Cubed, Manicube, getringly and ELOQUII -- had those stories to share. What’s more unusual perhaps is how even those who they thought couldn’t care less were the ones interested in investing in them.
NEW YORK--Last October 7, Devin Rogerino of Inc.com presented a talk on video creation or how to cost effectively enter the video creation community at the Wix lounge in Chelsea. Essentially, you need four things—ideation, inspiration, brainstorming, planning—before you even make your video, and let’s not forget how you have to know whether you need YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo.
KANSAS CITY, MO-- Last September 30, OLC attended 1 Million Cups which was hosted and sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation. The event was held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Hall at 4801 Rockhill Road and featured presentations by two startup companies that included ChuteKC and KC Natural BBQ Sauce. A panel of judges featuring Jeff Shackelford and Ben Kittrell listened to the presentations, asked questions and then provided feedback.
NEW YORK--Last September 30, Tech in Motion deviated from its usual show-and-tell meetup presentations for an exposition of startups with cocktails at Ainsworth Midtown East. The startups on exhibit were beGlammed, GoButler, FlyCleaners, Zeel and ZIRX, all riding on the popularity of uber and the way it’s propping up the sharing economy.
NEW YORK--How do you become a digital nomad? If you care to listen to the speakers of Cafe Numerique (Beligan for digital), you’ll find out how the world is getting smaller the way people from all over the world are finding each other, doing business and sharing ideas.
NEW YORK--Last September 17, the Brooklyn Borough Hall was the setting for the International Day, the last of the four-day international Transatlantic Entrepreneur (TEP) conference which brought together investors, entrepreneurs, media and policy makers from the US, Asia and Europe. .
NEW YORK--Scott Heiferman is perhaps the most unassuming CEO and co-founder you’ll ever meet in this city. For someone who runs one of the city’s earliest and most successful startups, meetup.com, which was formed 13 years ago, he still considers his company a startup. His company, he says, is older than most startups. It’s older than Google Maps, older than Facebook,-- heck, older than Friendster and yet, he pauses to think if he's still a startup.
SAN FRANCISCO--Last September 10, OLC attended UXNight at Yelp’s office in this city, where Hannah Alvarez spoke about writing great copy for YX.
NEW YORK--Last September 9, OLC attended a fireside chat with Stephane Dubois at the Startup house in San Francisco.