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11 NYC BigApps Winners. What Apps Will You Use?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 19, 2012

New York City set out to challenge developers to create apps using NYC open data to help make NYC an even better place! The winners are listed below. Grand Prize – NYCFacets We aim to create an Open City Metadata Exchange using open standards – creating a hyperlocal “River of Data”, whereby data innovators can build interchangeable solutions using their preferred technology stack while minimizing data balkanization. On…

8 Skillshare Classes Entrepreneurs Should Take in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 6, 2012

Startup Metrics for Founders (LEAN 121) – Lean Startup Machine About the class: This class is being hosted at New York University by Tech@NYU. All proceeds will be donated to the organization. If you have already taken this class, you may be interested in our more advanced classes. In 2004, with only 150,000 registered users and very little revenue, Facebook raised $500,000 and less than a year later…

Hit the Streets to Demo Your Products with NYC Startups for B4Demo

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 5, 2012

Before you pitch to investors or even go to a demo day event get some feedback! That’s what B4Demo is encouraging NYC startups to do as they hit the streets this weekend to learn directly from customers. There is no better feedback in the world than hearing right from your target customer about your product or idea. You don’t have to have your final product in hand. Get…

Opportunity: Edutech Industry Poised for Growth in NYC

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 2, 2012

  According to a recent report on the Edutech industry, New York City is poised to become a leader in this fast growing sector. What is Edutech? Edutech is an emerging sector that applies innovative technology to deliver learner-centric, personalized educational methods. How big is the industry? Educational spending. Accounting for 7.6% of US GDP, educational spending is an important US growth industry. Though still a nascent sector,…

Women on the Rise in NYC Small Businesses

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 26, 2012

According to recent data released by American Express Open Forum, women owned businesses in New York are on the rise. The data was part of a study analyzing recent census reports. Since 1997 women owned businesses in New York are up %71.1 to 674,200 firms. The industries with the largest concentration of women-owned businesses, according to the American Express report, are health care, which has a 52.9% share…

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…

Startup Support: NYU Innovation Venture Fund

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 13, 2012

New York University has a fund specifically aimed at helping the growth of local startups. The Innovation Venture Fund was created in 2010 to invest in startups built upon NYU technologies and intellectual property. The fund was started with $3 million in capital and has since grown to $20 million. The fund invests in 5-6 student, faculty or school research led startups each year with between $100,000 –…

The Rising Tech Scene in NYC: A New Hub for Startups

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 9, 2012

More and more entrepreneurs and companies are recognizing NYC as a thriving hub of innovation. In the last couple of years NYC has seen tremendous growth in its tech scene with more startup capital than ever flowing into the area. The city expects this growth to continue in the coming years as tech jobs increase and plans are made to improve the growth of local talent. Many people…

The Rising Tech Scene in NYC: Applied Sciences

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 7, 2012

  “The Rising Tech Scene in NYC” is a 10 part series looking at how New York is stepping up its game in the tech scene. We will look at a variety of ways the city is embracing technology and encouraging companies to setup shop here. Applied Sciences Last year Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President David Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie announced an…

NYC to Add 100,000 Cloud Computing Jobs by 2015

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 6, 2012

Cloud computing is the future and NYC is leading the way in job creation. According to a study done by IDC and Microsoft, New York City will add the most cloud computing jobs in the country by 2015. Cloud computing allows organizations to cut costs and put money back into innovation and hiring more people. The industry is on the rise around the world with over 14 million…

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