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Advice - Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator. Our model is to help accelerate startups and help founders go faster by connecting them to world-class mentors—founders, experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and investors.At the...
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#NYCTech - This installment of Funded in the Alley is presented by Bond Collective. Leading the way in hospitality and luxury offices space, Bond Collective designs workspaces to empower individuals and companies to be themselves. Rather than...
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Advice - If you can’t cope with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe the urban myth that all you need is a good idea and a little fun work, and the money will roll in. When you push the limits, nobody gets...
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Advice - If you’re building an all-star team, here’s what to do instead of recruiting only when you have an open position.When trying to get a startup off the ground, so much time and effort goes into developing the product and...
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#NYCTech - Welcome back to Inside the Mind of an NYC VC, a new series at AlleyWatch in which we speak with New York City-based Venture Capitalists. In this hot seat this time is Jake Yormak, Managing Partner at Story Ventures, who stopped by to...
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Advice - Sales is fun. At least I hope it is for you if you are in sales. No doubt that it can often be deflating and aggravating and stressful. For those of us that have chosen sales as our calling though, there is no better career to...
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Advice - What are testimonials, and how can you use them in your marketing?Most marketers are aware that customer-shared content and reviews are more crucially important than ever before. Approximately 88% of consumers trust online...
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#NYCTech - As the job market tightens, applying for your first job is not as simple as it used to be. For students and newly minted grads with little to no relevant job experience getting that first offer at the right company start your career...
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Resources - As a startup investor in this age of the entrepreneur, I see many more startups, but innovation is still hard to find. The most common proposals I hear are for yet another social networking site (over 200 active), or another dating...
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Advice - If you could motivate your sales team to take massive, persistent action over time, why wouldn’t you?I’ve run sales floors with hundreds of people on them. Honestly, my favorite sales floor is one that offers a high-dollar...
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#NYCTech - Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as investors (or associates), founders, or in management positions at major companies. Is the problem the old boys network – or that success in...
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#NYCTech - Today, I take a look at the 10 largest seed startup funding rounds in NYC history using some data from our friends at Crunchbase.   In addition to dollar amount of the round, I have included industry focal point, round type, year...
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#NYCTech - With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings,...
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#NYCTech - If you are concerned about the future of healthcare in America you are not alone. There's been a large push towards value-based healthcare, where costs are defined by outcomes. Aetion is the solution that's at the forefront of this...
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Advice - As an advisor to startups and an angel investor, I encounter many millennials as entrepreneurs who are leaders and great role models for the rest of us in business. Unfortunately there are still others who have great ideas and...
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Advice - In the process of building my company, I would often find myself jolted awake at 3 a.m. wondering if there was some regulation we were not compliant with. And how would I even know? So I’d grab my laptop and start searching...
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Advice - A few years ago, I read Delivering Happiness by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and found that I could completely relate. Why? Because customer service—good customer service—is so vital to my company and every other organization out...

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