Posts Tagged ‘General Assembly’

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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General Assembly To Invade England Next Year

Nothing beats a powerful story with an evocative headline, as the above so proudly proclaims. It’s official, ladies and gentlemen. Coworking has crossed the pond and landed on British shores. No wait–there are plans to land on British shores and establish a beachhead in East London. This from General Assembly, the fabled coworking hive that’s [...]

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The Hackers Union Is Born At General Assembly

In retrospect, ’twas inevitable. The New York streets are currently choked with the dreams and wishes of so many hackers sinking their teeth into the tech scene. According to one of its leading proponents, however, the local engineering community is “lackluster.” Thus, a viable Hackers Union is needed to organize the labor/talent pool. ¬†Their mission [...]

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Jeff Bezos And Yuri Milner Boost General Assembly In New Funding Round

General Assembly is a constant presence in the New York tech scene, which of course merits its extensive coverage among media outlets. News has just broken that a sizable funding round (reportedly worth $4.5 million) involving several big names in tech have just injected General Assembly with the needed cash for further expansion. As indicated [...]

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General Assembly Is Cultivating Music Startups

Couldn’t have come at a better time, since the music industry hasn’t bothered harnessing the power of the mobile market even if it could be the answer to its current woes. The Music Hackday on February was undeniable proof nerds could create nice tools/apps that would allow the average person to toy with beautiful sounds [...]

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Lots Of Weird Apps Demoed At Music Hackday

While the rest of the world was engrossed with the happenings at this year’s Grammys, some 300 warm bodies flocked to General Assembly HQ (who were among the sponsors) and demoed several dozen hacks for Music Hackday. The avid participants broke a new record, making what transpired last weekend the biggest Hackday ever. A fact [...]

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Co-Working Space General Assembly Opens Near Union Square Offices

A 20,000 square foot co-working space a stone’s throw away from Union Square Ventures HQ and other prominent VC firms has officially opened.¬†General Assembly is a rare collaboration between a group of entrepreneurs and the NYCEDC. Among the former are Adam Pritzker, Brad Hargreaves, Matthew Brimer, and Jake Schwartz. What they hope to achieve with [...]

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