Archive for April, 2012

Dwolla Expands to the Big Apple

Dwolla, an Iowa based payment network, expands to New York City with its 2 new hires. The company hired New York-based experts Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld as their Business Development Head and Developer Evangelist, respectively. Taub is the business development head for Aviary (a photo editing site) while Schonfeld is a developer at Nerve Dating. [...]

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Live Webcam Class Provider Powhow Launches Public Beta

New York-based startup Powhow recently launched its public beta that allows anyone from anywhere to enjoy classes in fitness, cooking, music, arts, DIY, crafting and a lot more from experienced instructors. Hundreds of students and instructors participated in its private beta, using Powhow to learn baking, musical instruments, sewing, and others. “To have questions answered [...]

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Damsels in Design Empowers Women In The Design Industry

Damsels in Design is an organization for women in the field of design with members from the fashion, architecture, digital media, graphic design and design history industries.  Founded by Jennifer Marcus, Damsels in Design creates opportunities for women in the various design industries in NYC. “I created a supportive environment for young women to come [...]

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NYC Uncubed Brings 80 Of The Hottest Companies Under One Roof

On Thursday, 26 April 2012, NYC Uncubed will be hosting a talent fair at the Altman Building in New York City from 1 PM to 7 PM. NYC Uncubed invited a few of the biggest names from the NY tech scene like Tumblr, Spotify and StackOverflow, and speakers from Etsy and Behance. Also, recruiters from [...]

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NY Startup Accelerator Focuses On Developing Women Entrepreneurs

Startup incubators are now a dime a dozen. One particular group is making a mark amongst startup companies by  focusing on developing women entrepreneurs in the field of mobile technology and computing. Aptly named Women Innovate Mobile, this New York Company provides a way for women to make their startups the best in its class [...]

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E[nstitute] Sees The Apprenticeship Model Of Learning As A Better Alternative

It looks like there’s an increasing trend on how the new generation is foregoing higher education, and instead opts to take up apprenticeship in startups. The reason being that in the startup world, experience is much more desirable and useful rather than pursuing the college path. The founders of E[nstitute] realized this problem early on, [...]

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$1.2M In Seed Funding Goes To Online Booking Site InBed.me

For most budget travelers, going the hostel route is the cheaper and more convenient alternative. Wouldn’t it be great if you could know the people who you would be staying with, not to mention spending your well-planned vacation with, before you even get there? New York-based booking site InBed.me allows you to do just that, while [...]

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A Peek Into TechStars’ Arduous Selection Process

“Look to your right; look to your left. Probably none of you will get in here.” Those were the words of David Tisch, Managing Director of TechStars’ NY program at a recruiting event in early January, referring to TechStars’ very low acceptance rate into their elite, 3-month mentorship program. With about 1,500 hopefuls, less than [...]

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Online Education Startup 2tor Yet Again Receives $26M In Series D Round

Education startup 2tor recently announced that they have closed $26M in Series D round of financing. The round was led by an affiliate of The Hillman Company, WestRiver Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank Capital. Participants also included the company’s previous investors such as Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners [...]

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WebThriftStore Won At NYEBN’s Silicon Alley Battlefield Series

The NY Entrepreneurs Business Network (NYEBN) regularly holds a series of events dubbed as the “Silicon Alley Battlefield (SAB) Series” which brings together startups, VCs, angel investors and a lot other tech people to let each other know what they’re up to and to establish much needed networks. The highlight of each SAB is the [...]

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