What you missed around the web and on AlleyWatch this week – April 1 – April 6


It was another busy week in Silicon Alley and beyond.


In 1973, 40 years ago this week, the first cellphone call was made on 6th Avenue. New York based companies that announced funding this week include Grand Street, Bespoke Post, and the super-stealth travel startup Stayful. According to Crain’s, the city is looking at software that will allow real-time monitoring of cabs.  New York’s emergence as the next destination is not just limited to startups. NBC announced that next year the Tonight Show will be moving back to New York when Jimmy Fallon replaces the retiring host Jay Leno.

Our friends at ER Accelerator held an excellent event earlier this week and the deadline for applications for their upcoming summer class is on April 19th.  You can submit your application here.   If you look at many of the recent sizable fundings in New York, you’ll see that many of these startups are ERA graduates including Bespoke Post, Public Stuff, and Centzy.

More importantly, here is what you missed on AlleyWatch this week:

Conversations with the management of top startups in the Alley:



The Coolest Kickstarter Stories You Should Learn From
How Best to Approach VC’s or Angel Investors
Indie Electronics Retailer Startup Grand St. Raises $1.3M
Does Age Affect the Amount of Money You Raise for Your Startup?
Centzy Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding


Being Your Own CTO
10 Offbeat Marketing Strategies for Startups
The Patent Protection Racket
A Chat with Startup Mentor Marci Weisler
The Pros and Cons of a Viral Sensation


What’s the Difference Between a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board?
5 Ways to Spot a Good Recruiter in the Rough
Entrepreneurs, Failure and the Curse of Cognitive Dissonance
When to Code and When to Lead
Tell it like it is: Managing Expectations for Entrepreneurs


7 Tips for Nervous Networkers
11 Tips From Founders on How To Work at a Startup
How to Minimize the Red Tape and Taxes of a Startup
Lean In: What’s the Best Career Advice You’ve Gotten?
Your Social Profile Must Be Amazing


MicroOffice: Chances Are, They’re in a Neighborhood Near You


Startup Act 3.0 – Where Job Creation and Immigration Reform Meet [Infographic]
AlleyShowdown – Uber NYC vs HailoNYC
Joan Rivers, Randi Zuckerberg , David Rockwell, Bonin Bough Set to Headline Internet Week NYC 2013, May 20th-27th
How Lack of Immigration Reform Harms Startups, US Economy

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