Not all business pitches are million-dollar ideas. The good news is they don’t have to be. However, in order to work with an investor there has to be trust, and that trust is only possible through transparency. This means telling your investors all of the negative aspects of your pitch. While this may seem like a daunting task to most, it can lead to a potential company’s bright future. Mark Daoust uses his own experiences with negative elements in a company and turning them into opportunities.
The New York startup ecosystem is thriving, but it’s not the only game on Earth. Further, it does not function in isolation, as a number of NY-based companies use off-shore businesses for engineering talent, programmers, manufacturing, etc. Now there is a growing trend of foreign startups coming to the US to raise capital and build […]
Bonusly is not just a peer-to-peer bonus platform for the workplace. It’s a long overdue alternative to spending time and money on costly and ineffective employee recognition programs, such as years-of-service and employee of the month awards, and manager spot bonuses. And since its peer-to-peer, it’s employees and coworkers who decide who the top performers […]
What’s cooler than beer and pizza? How about enjoying both while listening to entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist David Teten? Last Tuesday, StartupGrindNYC hosted the VC and blogger at AOL headquarters in the heart of New York City, four floors up above the bustling streets, where entrepreneurs, young and old—students, lawyers and professionals from all […]
Brian Frumberg of Venture Out NY hosted, The French (tech) Connection recently at Greenhouse in SoHo as France-based startups pitched to an investor panel that included David Teten of ff Venture Capital, Christophe Garnie of Spark Labs, Jonathan Drillings of Comcast Ventures, and Phillipe Finkelstein of Cross Border Network. Gaspard deDreuzy, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation […]