Archive for July, 2010

SeedStart Graduates Its First Batch

Many have lamented the NY tech scene’s lack of a viable alternative to Silicon Valley’s accelerator program Y-Combinator, but not anymore. The brainchild of NYC Seed, SeedStart nurtures and prepares fledgling startups to hit the ground running once they enter the market. SeedStart recently graduated its first batch of five startups, treating them to the [...]

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An Interview With Limor Elkayam, Founder and CEO of Spotery.com

Limor Elkayam is the CEO and founder of Spotery, a human edited social news aggregator. She is looking for mid level LAMP developers, content curators and Series A investors. She will be presenting at the upcoming NY Tech Mixer Demo & Drinks event on August 19th. What is your company/service? Spotery.com is a human edited Social News [...]

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Snapgoods Is A Grassroots Borrowing Business

Snapgoods.com allows you to rent someone else’s stuff without the awkwardness of asking strangers. Naturally, there’s a transaction involved, but the bottom line is you get to rent stuff that’s not yours for a day at a flat rate of $5. The fees crawl slightly upward when pricier items are involved. A novel idea currently [...]

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Tapping Into The NY Tech Community

The NY tech startup scene is a strong, vibrant community that’s a sterling example of networking done right. It’s members not only help each other out, but get together as often as possible to push the boundaries of tech forward. However, it can be difficult to join the club especially when those all-important contacts are [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-26

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-19: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-12: Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-0… http://bit.ly/90M8h7 # Card.biz Offers Snazzy Online Business Card, Launches In NYC: Paris-based entrepreneur Pascal-Emmanuel Cobry annou… http://bit.ly/a9klmv # First Boxee Box On Video, More Shipping Soon: Put it on a horizontal surface and it looks like its sinking into th… [...]

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HowAboutWe: A New Dating Site That’s Gathering Momentum

In a nutshell, HowAboutWe.com is a site where you can put down what you really want to do during a date. It’s a new dating site from the collaborative duo of Brian Schechter and Aaron Schildkrout . Schildkrout emphasizes the uniqueness of HowAboutWe in an already crowded online dating scene. Instead of finding your match, [...]

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SeatGeek Gets Massive Cash Infusion From Investors

Ticket forecaster SeatGeek has good reason to be optimistic as it raked in a cool $1.5 million when NYC Seed and the Founder Collective joined its investor list. It announced that it will use the capital to “hire more engineers and business developers.”Additionally, they have partnered with Nielsen Soundscan to expand its core service to [...]

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Tech Founders To Boost NY Startup Scene (Plus A Few Other Events)

Tech Founders NYC took over AOL headquarters today to hear what the young guns of the Big Apple’s tech-startup scene are pitching. Since their avowed mission is to assist in getting startups off the ground, the meet at AOL (770 Broadway, at the sixth floor) brought five entrepreneurs before a panel of programmers who are [...]

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First Boxee Box On Video, More Shipping Soon

Put it on a horizontal surface and it looks like its sinking into the material. Such is the visual appeal of the Boxee Box, a newfangled device jointly produced by NYC-based web video company Boxee and modem-maker D-Link that synthesizes your online preferences with television viewing. According to the rather impromptu video demo by the [...]

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Card.biz Offers Snazzy Online Business Card, Launches In NYC

Paris-based entrepreneur Pascal-Emmanuel Cobry announced yesterday the launch of Card.biz, a website that allows users to create a comprehensive online business card for networking purposes. Already touted by Cobry as “a simple elegant tool that makes your life easier,” Card.biz seeks to unify its users’ various contact addresses—from your Facebook profile to email—and make them [...]

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