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Investing in Service: Interview with Regal Wings Founder Eli Ostreicher

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / July 15, 2014

Every business requires investments, but not all investments are monetary. When Eli Ostreicher started New York City based boutique travel agency Regal Wings, startup capital was not the most important investment made in the company. “It wasn’t so much about investing financially, but investing effort and everything that I could give to it.” Regal Wings acts as both a travel consolidator and business travel management provider. The company…

Investability of a Startup: Interview with BoxGroup’s David Tisch

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship / August 27, 2013

David Tisch’s entrepreneurial journey started like many children’s – buying and selling baseball cards.  Setting up a table at trade shows turned into selling cards online in the late 90’s.   Although the bulk of his baseball card collection no longer exists due to a busted pipe in his parents’ basement, David and BoxGroup co-founder Adam Rothenberg are collecting something else – investments in startups.  In just three and…

Win or Lose: Business Plan Competitions Important to Building Operations Side of a Start-up

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 18, 2012

The importance of business plan competitions cannot be overstated for cash-strapped start-ups. And in a year when the SBIR program could be in for a significant change that might make it difficult for student-start-ups and early stage companies to compete for those critical dollars, business plan competitions could make all the difference in folding or building a business. The 2012 NYS Business Plan Competition, already the largest of…

It’s Official: New York Has Emerged as a Leader in Tech

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 10, 2012

“Riding a wave of start-ups, New York has emerged a national leader in fields that leverage the Internet and mobile technologies—a development that has provided a key economic boost and left the city well positioned for future tech growth” Yesterday, a study called “New Tech City” was released by the Center for an Urban Future authored by Jonathan Bowles and David Giles. The study looked at 486 technology…

When Will New York Eclipse Silicon Valley?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 9, 2012

Roughly 30 years according to a recent Forbes article. Once upon a time concerns over lack of access to tech talent and startup funding might have kept entrepreneurs at bay, today a New York office is becoming de rigeur for West Coast players and Facebook and tech venture powerhouse Accel Partners have made the leap east. Today, business incubators are helping develop the startup scene and a robust…

Is New York a Paradise for Tech Startups?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 8, 2012

That is the statement a recent Mashable article makes about the city. The article talks to Brad Hargreaves, founding partner of startup co-working space General Assembly. According to Hargreaves the boom is related to both the financial collapse and the result of public planning and policy making. Hargreaves goes onto talk about the four steps he believes cities should follow: 1. Train or attract more technically talented people.…

What Makes the New York Entrepreneurship Scene Awesome

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 2, 2012

Maybe I’m biased about the New York Entrepreneurship scene because I’ve lived in and around New York my whole life, but the more I think about the explosion of startup activity here, the more I think that all of us who are part of this are really lucky. If you want to launch and grow your startup, come to New York. Under30ceo covered 11 tech accelerators and incubators…

Top New York Based Venture Capitalists You Should Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 18, 2012

  Chris Dixon, Founder Collective The Co-founder of Site Advisor (acquired by McAfee) and Hunch (acquired by eBay) is quickly showing New York what our tech scene needs: successes.  While we don’t have an east coast Paypal who’s founders have spun off organizations like Founders Fund, Linkedin, Tesla and SpaceX, we do have Chris Dixon.  This Techcrunch contributor has invested his own money and Founder Collective’s, in companies…

Apply Now: Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Summer Program

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 13, 2012

The ER Accelerator is a brainchild of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable, a global organization active in USA, Japan and Turkey with the sole aim of helping entrepreneurs become successful. ER holds free monthly events for investors and entrepreneurs in New York (since January 2007) and free bi-monthly events in Istanbul, Turkey (since August 2010) and Tokyo, Japan (since September 2010). India coming soon! Application deadline April 29th What you get: Each…

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