‘News’ Archive

New Vertically-Integrated Online Jeans Company, Parke New York, Launches On Kickstarter – Disrupting the $13B Jeans Industry

Parke New York is a new online, vertically-integrated clothing brand that’s seeking to revolutionize denim jeans, while also reviving New York manufacturing. The company is the latest in a new wave of online fashion companies started by tech entrepreneurs and freshly-minted MBA graduates. Parke launched on Kickstarter today, offering technologically advanced, selvedge stretch jeans for [...]

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CourseHorse raises $500K seed round

NYC startup, CourseHorse, raised a seed round of investment of $500,000 for their company, which is a platform that curate classes from local instructors.  They currently have a live product that offers 20,000 classes from 500 class providers, and are looking to use the funding to expand across the U.S.  From TechCrunch: “CourseHorse, a New [...]

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StartupDigest gets acquired by Startup Weekend

Hot off of TechCrunch, StartupDigest has been acquired by Startup Weekend.  StartupDigest.com is a local events resource and email newsletter that had over 230,000 subscribers.  Seems like a great fit with Startup Weekend, which is the organizer of hackathons across the world.  While the companies aren’t based in NY (Seattle for Startup Weekend and Palo [...]

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Cut On Your Bias Wants Your Opinion On Runway Pieces

Think you’re a fashionista? Now website  Cut On Your Bias gets you involved in the designing process. In the last Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, fashion designer and entrepreneur Loius Monoyudis launched the website to involve the customers in the process. In the site, fashion designers post pieces that they’re working on and people can vote on colors, fabrics [...]

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Handybook Hooks You With A Cleaning Service In 90 Seconds

It was laziness that pushed Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua to develop their startup Handybook. The co-founders/roommates hated doing chores like cleaning their apartment and putting together Ikea furniture. They hated the current means of finding people for these tasks even more. They started Handybook as an easier option to quickly hire people for these tasks. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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