Archive for November, 2011

Entrepreneur In Residence Unleashes Op-Ed Piece

A couple of weeks back Steve Rosenbaum had the benefit of an introduction here at NY Tech Blog. The entrepreneur became the city’s first, well, entrepreneur in residence (EIR) to further boost the local government’s bond with the hyper-active tech scene. More than just another ‘face’ that endears the Bloomberg administration with the scene ala [...]

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Yipit Gets Profiled, Vinicius Vacanti Becomes More Human

In what amounts to a good-sized PR boost, Yipit had the privilege of reporter Alan Feuer’s attention recently. The resulting bird’s eye profile piece titled “On The Move, In A Thriving Tech Sector” offers a unique glimpse into the deal-centric startup, beginning with Yipit’s move away from its longtime coworking space. Freuer is astute enough [...]

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Lest It Be Forgotten, Venture Shift Happened Last Week

Apparently VCs have their own exclusive get-togethers for the sake of comparing notes. This is pretty much what happened at Venture Shift, which had travelled all the way from San Fran to land at Greenwich Village on November 17. Venture Shift is a venue for entrepreneurs and investors to ‘get a grip’ on what’s happening [...]

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Startup Weekend NYC: Waggit Prevails

Something epic transpired at General Assembly over the weekend. Turns out 20 odd teams partook in another intense stretch of  Startup Weekend and the emerging winner is a canine-related endeavor called Wagg.it. Waggit would do fine. The Waggit team was led by Audrey Tan, an ex-IT consultant who decided to dip her toes in the [...]

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General Assembly Hybrid Education Gathers Steam

Among the multitude of undercurrents that are shaping the tech scene, the education front bears the most promise. (Well, so does 3D printing but that’s another story.) A lot of startups, incubators and private initiatives have made impressive in roads transforming how people learn. Whether it’s the highly publicized drive for a tech university on [...]

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eBay Buys Hunch For A Pile Of Money

The pile amounts to a whopping $80 million and culminates a long circulating rumor. This isn’t the first time Hunch grabbed lots of attention either. A quick perusal of NY Tech Blog archives shines a light on their previous milestones, including the controversial exit of Caterina Fake a year ago. Back then, the drama unfolded [...]

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Shapeways Expands 3D Printing Scene

3D printing is hands down the most exciting space in the contemporary tech scene. In a city of underdogs, the 3D printing outfits are the most underdog of all. Also, they’ve got cool hardware, just try Makerbot. But hold on, because Shapeways isn’t just another 3D printing company. Sure, their business works by printing out [...]

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Thrillist Rewards Goes Mobile

Though it’s not being billed as the next  Groupon, Thrillist Rewards was launched upon the mobile market with bright prospects. Thrillist Rewards, however, isn’t much different from the deals giant in its street level merchant-privileges approach to spoiling loyal users. Thrillist Rewards for iPhone and Android went live during the previous week, since then it’s made [...]

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There Was A Tech Job Fair Recently

It was really fun too, with drinks, table tennis, and a good-sized after party. Despite the appeal, what transpired over at Chelsea for this year’s Silicon Alley Talent Fair was a ray of hope for anyone who likes to be at the cutting edge of a growing movement. Of course, pop out a story about [...]

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Fred Wilson Is Too Cool For School

What’s been making the rounds this week is Fred Wilson’s talk at Baruch College, CUNY. The occasion was a CUNY initiative about the future of journalism. Wilson approached it from an entrepreneur angle and mentioned something about not necessarily needing to finish school to be a successful, well, entrepreneur. While this part of his talk [...]

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