Archive for August, 2012

Affordable Art Startup 20×200 Turns Five

“I just reached out to people I knew and said, ‘I don’t have the money to do this right now but I really believe in what I’m doing, and I know it’s going to work.’ said Jen Bekman when she started 20×200, a startup that offers limited edition fine art prints at prices as low [...]

Share

NYTM Women’s Demo Night Puts The Spotlight On Girl Power

Startup Meetups are always filled with eager men with bright ideas. But where are the women? That’s maybe what Jessica Lawrence, managing director of New York Tech Meetup thought when she decided to launch the second Change the Ratio and NYTM Women’s Demo night on Tuesday. Lawrence admitted that she had apprehensions. “In some ways,” she said, “having [...]

Share

Know Where To Go Or Never Leave Your Door: 5 Best Apps to Have in NYC

For those who are new to the city, here are 5 best apps to have so you’ll always know where to go and how to get there: 1. HopStop Navigating through the NYC streets may be  daunting for the tourist. HopStop is here so you’ll look like a local no matter what. The free app will [...]

Share

New Startup RentalEngine Guarantees Accurate Apartment Listings

 The hunt for the new apartment is on. And as if that isn’t hard enough, you also have to weed through a pile of bogus apartments in the process. Similar sites like Craiglist, StreetEasy, Nestio tend to keep an apartment listing even though it’s expired to generate leads. It’s such a bummer to fall in [...]

Share

Loosecubes Arranges “Outdoor Offices” On Thursdays

With NYC filling to the brim with startups, everyone is on the hunt for a cheap office space to work in. Last Thursday, a dozen designers, developers and startups founders picked up their laptops and worked outside on picnic tables under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn. This effort was part public-relations gimmick, part-vision of the future of office [...]

Share

Smart is the New Sexy with NYC’s Tech Talent Gap

Smart is the new sexy…and rich. The city’s tech sector employed 120,000 employees as of 2010. That is a 30% increase from 2005 according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). Juan Pablo Buritica already has a 6-figure paycheck job at OnSwipe, but he still receives 3 solicitations a week. Each salary offer is [...]

Share

Friend-Recommendation Site Tout’d Raises $1.4M In Seed Round

When you’re stuck with a “which is better” scenario, who do you ask? There may be countless apps to choose from when you’re stumped on that, but New York based Tout’d thinks it has the upper hand. Instead of asking random strangers for advice, it uses feedback from people you trust: your friends. Tout’d raised $1.4 million [...]

Share

Carpooling Service Zimride Has Just Arrived

A new car sharing service has just hit New York City. Zimride has just launched in NYC and Washington D.C. last Wednesday. The carpooling service makes it easier for drivers who want to save a buck by sharing gas and passengers who dread the local transport system. The company adds a “new spin on ridesharing” by [...]

Share