NEW YORK--Last May 3, the NY Tech Meetup featured 10 startups with founders barely out of college or high school sharing the stage with other more matured founders at the monthly event held at NYU Skirball Theater. The night showcased how digital wizardry is also becoming part of museums and various exhibitions nowadays.
NEW YORK—Fintech meetups are becoming more popular in the city. Last April 27, New Finance hosted a meetup featuring Leo Efstathiou, founder and CEO at Finsight; Adam Murphy, founder and CEO at Empirasign Strategies and Ruby Saleh at Algomi at the new co-working space Rise.
NEW YORK--AlleyBoost is one of the few tech meetups in the city that almost always starts on time, precisely because it’s set up like a class, complete with school desks and a blackboard. But that’s also because it’s often held at Mercy College where Professor Wazi holds fort as moderator. It’s a classroom for stasrtups.
NEW YORK-- If you haven’t heard Just Not Sorry, don’t be sorry for yourself. The gmail plugin helps email users avoid using “just”, “sorry” and other weak words that undermine your message. It makes sure to strip out the highlighting before you hit send. In a month’s time, the app was downloaded 100,000 times, thanks to a healthy dose of media coverage that included morning TV shows and publishing sites.
NEW YORK--You won’t find a meetup that dissects each social network these days but last April 20, AlleyBoost did just that in its talk, “Social Media Done Right” featuring Courtney Spritzer, co-founder and COO of Socialfly; Jeongwoon Eun, founder of Tigerwon; and Pavel Konoplenko, co-founder and CEO of Spoiled Media at Workville near Times Square.
The panelists came up with several suggestions on how to get the word out there amid the noise in social networks, highlighting the importance of an influencer strategy and why it’s important to be an early adopter in a new social network.
NEW YORK—When we’re drowning in data but still thirsting for information, what does that say about data’s role out there? Prakash Nanduri, founder and CEO of Paxata, thinks there is a way for business users and information workers to understand data more as information: “when it’s complete, clean, contextual and consumable.”
NEW YORK—Who likes Excel? If you’re the last holdout to spreadsheets or you’re more visually inclined, Airtable should make you use them more. It’ a complete rethinking of spreadsheets; it makes them colorful with visual aids to boot.
NEW YORK--Last April 5, the MIT Enterprise Forum held a fireside chat with Malcolm Gay who talked about his debut book, “Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines,” at the Pryor Cashman LLP offices and its sprawling view of Times Square.
NEW YORK—Last March 28, District Cowork hosted more than 10 tech startup presentations, the most number of presentations we’ve attended that include feedback from its panel of venture capitalists in this city with Cody Cowan of Cowan NY; Byron Ling of Primary Venture Partners; Jason Fiedler of Red Sea Ventures; Allison KErn of Starvest.
NEW YORK—Some tech meetups pile up guest speakers to get more bodies in a room, but it seems that the movement known as the sharing or on-demand economy doesn’t need much help in terms of drawing in the crowds. They just come.