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Advice - Growing up I admired Michael Jordan. In my opinion, he is the best player in basketball history. At the time he was playing professionally, I never imagined him making mistakes. But recently, I came across a quote where he said,...
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Advice - One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free, to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). The...
investors mind
Advice -   Have you ever wondered what goes through an investor’s mind when you pitch an idea to them? If the answer is yes, then look no further. There are many things, such as: what the ideal combination of people to work with for an...
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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 this week including the fundings, exits,...
weloop
#NYCTech - Seriously. Weloop are smart glasses that allow you to live stream - and share - with just the press of a button and a smart phone. The Weloop hardware itself is a simple pair of glasses with a camera and wifi chip to enable you to...
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FoodTech - With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, craft makers are trying to keep up with demand and apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream.
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Business - U.S. inmates are increasingly buying gizmos from prison commissaries, including MP3 players and flat-screen televisions -- spending about $750 million annually on their gadget habits as several companies quietly seize this massive,...
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Tech - If fitness trackers like Jawbone and Fitbit are not enough for your workout routine, then try PUSH or LEO instead. Eva Tam hits the gym to test out...
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Crowdfunding - It has been over a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permitted securities issuers to market their capital raises using general solicitation and general advertising while still qualifying for an exemption from...
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Advice - You’ve heard it before: the vast majority of businesses fail within a few years. Now… let’s think about this for second. Why do smart, hard-working people with good intentions crash and burn? It’s often a combination...
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Advice - Founders note: We will do a story on any NYC Startup that completes this challenge this weekend and documents it on video. You must submit it to us by 10/20. Reach us at dispatch@alleywatch.com.  Here’s a fun weekend experiment...
VERBALIZEIT
#NYCTech - So imagine that you could test what the demand for your product or service would be in another country, in a cost-efficient and technology seamless manner, nearly overnight. Wouldn’t that be powerful? That’s what VerbalizeIt is...
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Cool Tech - Are we ready for phone-controlled electronic deadbolts? Geoffrey A. Fowler and Wilson Rothman discuss the latest crop of “smart” home locks.
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Advice - As you may already know, there are two things you need more than anything else when starting a business: capital and a good idea. Whilst coming up with a profitable business concept is a relatively easy thing to do, raising capital...
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Apps - Personal finance apps are trying to inject some fun into paying bills. Charlie Wells breaks down three apps to have in your e-wallet. Video not...

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