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John Zurz

John graduated from Queens College in 2013. A lifelong New Yorker he has had articles featured in both print and online publications.

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Advice - When it comes to start-ups, failure is an almost certainty. According to the talk Eric Ries gives to Stanford University students, what matter isn't if you fail, but how you do it. It's all about knowing when to pivot and how to do...
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#NYCTech - The New York Tech Meetup (NYTM), which began ten years ago around a simple conference room table, has expanded to the point where New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the event's venue, is routinely sold...
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#NYCTech - Giff Constable and Frank Rimalovski don't think that entrepreneurs really know how to talk to their customers, or how to turn off their instinct just to sell to them. Constable, the CEO of NEO, and Rimalovski, the executive...
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Advice - Startups.co went around and found words of wisdom for entrepreneurs, from some of the richest men in the world. While their advice boils down to things like never give up, always keep your goals in sight and don't be afraid to take...
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#NYCTech - Brian O'Kelley, the founder of AppNexus, is perhaps one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs in NYC. Called a visionary and "the king of adtech," by Forbes, O'Kelley is responsible for how modern companies have come to...
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AlleyTalk - When it comes to wearable technology, everyone is talking about it as the next step in mobile, and how it will be able to do all these things and make our lives better. But behind all of the hype - and there is a lot of it - there are...
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#NYCTech - John Borthwick, the founder and CEO of betaworks, got his start as an Analyst at Mercer Management Counseling in 1987. At about the same time, he also worked as a Manager at Oliver Wyman and Co. and shortly after leaving the two jobs,...
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#NYCTech - Wearable tech may be the next big thing, but when it comes to sports, it is far from the only opportunity for innovation. "VCs are starting to see that opportunities in sports technology are not just limited to fantasy and...
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#NYCTech - A number of new start-ups presented to a pair of investors and a large audience at host BMW i Ventures’ space in Greenwich Village during a recent installment of the NY Future Mobility Meetup. Here are the five presenting companies,...
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#NYCTech - A larger than expected group of game developers came together for the first ever Game Dev Hacker, held in the Microsoft offices in Times Square. While the conference room was much too small for the assembled group, the games...
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#NYCTech - High in the clouds of New York City, a number of early-stage companies pitched to a panel of investors, each startup hoping to make a landing in American markets. Launched in February of 2011, the Global Innovator Program, sets out...
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#NYCTech - The best way to get a meeting with Ellie Wheeler of Greycroft Partners is if it's through a warm introduction. If you're unsure as to what such a thing would entail, don't worry: it isn't nearly as daunting as it sounds. All it means...
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#NYCTech - Adam Quinton is Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures and an active investor in and advisor to early stage companies. His investments include The Muse, Rapt Media, VenueBook and Snaps. He recently served as Chief Financial Officer of...
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#NYCTech - "Right now, it's impossible to go viral in the Internet of Things sphere due to differing systems," said Peter Semmelhack, founder and CEO of Bug Labs at the recent Internet of Things Meetup / Gotham. The IOT is currently...
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#NYCTech - "I'm looking for the next big thing - a heat seeking missile," said Marc Michel, Managing Partner at Metamorphic Ventures and the investor in the hot seat at the 72nd Entrepreneurs Roundtable. The presenters--Javuer Dutan of...
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AlleyTalk - High above street level, in the swank, crystalline Orrick offices on the 23rd floor of the CBS building in midtown Manhattan, a group of entrepreneurs and investors came together to hear a panel discussion on the future of the...

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