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The New 1% and How You Can Be Part of It

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 22, 2012

This past week, the New York Times Op-ed Why I Quit Goldman Sachs called attention to Wall Street and Goldman Sachs’ alleged culture of greed. Greg Smith, head of equity derivatives in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa called out his firm for not acting in the best interest of their clients, but in the best interest of their bottom line. Reform does not happen waiting around for the government…

Rising Tech: 26 Free Wi-Fi Locations in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 16, 2012

New Yorkers can stay connected for free at 26 locations in 20 NYC parks across the five boroughs. The five-year initiative was launched last year in partnership with AT&T at no cost to taxpayers. This initiative is part of the longer-term plan to make NYC one of the leading digital cities in the world. A few of these locations are slated to be live in 2012 so let…

NYC Startups: Apply to What’s Next NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 15, 2012

Under30CEO is out to discover the next great companies in the New York City area. We want to find out what companies and leaders will be driving the cities economy 10, 20 and 30 years down the road. The New York area is becoming a great spot for startup companies in all industries and we want to hear about them. If you’re in fashion, media, finance, tech or…

10 Billionaire Biographies You Must Read

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 14, 2012

Here is our list of top business biographies and best selling autobiographies from billionaire entrepreneurs!  Who wants to be a billionaire? We may not all get there but we sure can dream. More importantly we can learn from some of the great minds who have achieved such great success. Below we have compiled 10 books written about, and a few by, some of the most notable business men…

30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2011

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 22, 2012

It’s that time of year again when we put together our 30 most influential young entrepreneurs list. Last year, the entire list was valued at close to $100billion, this year we lead off with a young entrepreneur who’s company is valued at $100billion alone. Each of these founders and CEOs are running incredible ventures that have taken a lot of sacrifice and hard work to get to where…

9 Must Read Websites for Entrepreneurs in New York

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 21, 2012

Want to stay on top of everything that’s going on in the New York City startup, tech, and entrepreneur scenes? This list of online publications gives you timely information about whats going on in the greatest city on earth.  These sites cover anything from events, information on capital raises, the who’s-who of entrepreneurship, companies that are making news, and what the government is doing to support us in…

8 Tips to Leave Your Day Job and Start Your Business

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 21, 2012

  One of the scariest things to do is drop your day to day nine to five. The paycheck is steady and it comes with a nice health-care package. Lunch with co-workers provides time to unwind and talk about what’s going on in the world. The hours are steady and while it may be demanding, there isn’t much mystery to what you can expect from work. Venturing out…

NYC Universities See Growth in Tech Students

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 20, 2012

New York City tech is a big topic these days. The numbers show that NYC is creeping up on Silicon Valley in terms of venture funding dollars however the one big difference is the tech talent in each location. While NYC is becoming a hub for startups and tech companies its well known that we are still far behind the valley in terms of having access to the…

An Insider’s Guide: Negotiating with a Business Angel Investor

by / ⠀Funding Startup Advice / February 15, 2012

The Internet is saturated with articles on ‘how to pitch your idea’; ‘how to draft and implement your pitch to perfection’ ad nauseam, but there are simply not enough articles and resources out there on how a relatively inexperienced entrepreneur should deal with hard hitting investors when meeting them to raise external investment for their business. As an established entrepreneur and angel investor network that has featured thousands…

Startup Weekend NYCEDU: 54hrs to Change Education

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 13, 2012

On the weekend of Feb 3rd-5th, educators, developers, and designers gathered at the Mandell School in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for Startup Weekend NYCEDU.  Entrepreneurial minds from across the United States ventured to NYC with the hopes that this 54-hour sprint of a weekend would leave them with indelible relationships and ideas that would disrupt the education space. The weekend started off Friday at 6pm with…

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