A British “tech” invasion coming to New York?

Maria Teresa Cometto —  May 21, 2013 — Leave a comment

While in New York this week is “The Internet Week”, in London the Digital Shoreditch Festival is happening. In fact “Tech City” there is in Shoreditch, a district in the East End of London. From there they asked me to talk about the New York tech community, because several UK startups are thinking to expand to the US and they have to decide where to go, whether to the Silicon Valley or here, in NYC.

So this morning I explained what’s going on in NYC – through a video conference – to a group of entrepreneurs attending “Coming to America – A one-day accelerator” organized by TechHub at the Fried Frank office & Google Campus in Shoreditch.

Here is the list of their startups: www.mhub.tv , www.zapper.co.uk , https://angel.co/narrato , FlameBlast, www.oneresult.co.uk , www.triggeredmessaging.com , www.roll7.co.uk , http://growthintel.comwww.selectresearch.com , www.snapfashion.co.uk/ , www.bandwagongigs.com/ , www.tiecreators.co.uk/ .

I recommended of course to check out the final part of our book: <<A startup Guide to New York>>, full of practical information and links to what’s going on in the city.

And I gave them a short list of websites that is useful to anybody thinking of moving to New York or simply interested in understanding the NYC tech community:

http://avc.blogs.com/a_vc/    by Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures), the “opinion leader” of the NY Tech community, who wrote the foreword to our book   (see here:  http://gawk.it/search?forum=avc&search_type=blogs&query=Piol )

http://wearemadeinny.com/   with the section  http://wearemadeinny.com/find-a-job/   a map of NY tech startups that are hiring & growing

http://nytm.org/   the “core” organization of the NY Tech community

http://newyorkangels.com/index.html   the Angel investors’ group most active in the US

https://generalassemb.ly/   the largest co-working/campus/incubator in NYC, with a presence also in London

 http://www.nyc.gov/html/unccp/html/home/home.shtml  the NYC Mayor’s Office for international affairs, which helps foreign startups with information and more

www.nycedc.com/service/international-programs   Its mission:  “Attracting innovative, high-growth, and entrepreneurial companies to the City, while retaining the talent already here, is critical to New York City’s international standing.”

www.garysguide.org/events  Essential in order to know about all tech events in the city.

I do hope these UK startups will come to NYC!

Maria Teresa Cometto