Frederick the Great of Prussia is credited with first using the term “man’s best friend” and it was popularized in an Ogden Nash poem thereafter. Since then, the relationship between humans and canines has only grown deeper. Yet you would never feed your “best friend” the ingredients that are found in most common packaged dog […]
Three years ago I embarked on what, so far, has turned out to be the best job of my career. I am not just saying it, this is actually true—running the Techstars New York City program and working at Techstars has been the best, most humbling job I’ve ever had. Here is what I have learned […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/25/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
A lot of digital marketers drive potential customers away because of a bad landing page. I should know; in my 15 years as president of a full-service digital marketing agency, “why won’t my web page convert?” is, without a doubt, the top question I’m asked. Without an eye-catching and compelling sales pitch, your company will […]
The second annual I Stand With Immigrants Hackathon took place at Impact Hub in New York City recently. Hackers of various backgrounds and skill levels gathered and worked together to create tools, apps, and programs related to this year’s theme: allyship and how NYC stands with immigrants. The I Stand With Immigrants Hackathon was a […]
Every audience is different and therefore every sales pitch should be different. Unfortunately, we like to reuse sales presentations hoping that our pitch will stay effective regardless of the audience. While the solution is to individualize every slideshow, this takes time that no one has…until now. Shufflrr, the slideshow management software, is making presentation management […]
Here are the latest venture capital, seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 7/24/17. This page will be updated throughout the day to reflect any new fundings.
On April 13, NYC based Yext went public, prompting CB Insights to produce this chart showing the 15 biggest tech exits in NYC over the last five years: I was struck by the relatively small amount of wealth ($11.3 billion) created by NYC (population 8.4 million) vs. other cities with dramatically smaller populations. Take Jerusalem […]
This installment of Women in NYC Tech is presented by Kali. Kali is a chemical-free, organic tampon and pads subscription service. Stop using boring, chemical sticks and start caring about your lady parts. Kali – Not Your Mother’s Tampons. Much has been said and written about the lack of women in the tech sector, be it as […]
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it will not be possible to clone yourself during your lifetime. Major bummer, right? That means that uttering, “If only there were two of me, I could get this done so much faster!” under your breath is never going to be a viable solution for […]
The old proverb, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are,” translates into surrounding yourself with the right people. As a startup founder, surrounding yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs can have a major impact on your own success and that of your business. Unfortunately, entrepreneurs often fail to seek out others for a […]