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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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DAVID BEATTY
#NYCTech - Born in Ireland, David Beatty began his career as a headhunter in 1985, before joining IMI Computing in 1989. He was transferred to the United States in 1990. In 1993, he founded Empire Messaging, a company that provides enterprise...
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Advice - Back in the early days of Google, there was a time where they almost sold the company. There were offers, many of which were very good. The thing that stopped them wasn't the lack of money, but the lack of a long-term vision. "Search...
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Venture Capital - When it comes to startups, there are a lot of ways they can go wrong and Paul Buchheit knows all of them. Buchheit explains how at Y Combinator, and through his own experiences as a start-up founder, he found good ideas are usually...
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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...
JOHN BORTHWICK
#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...
ADAM QUINTON
#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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