Category: Education

  • Funding

    There are a variety of investors in New York, from angel investors to early-stage and later-stage venture capitalists. You can also apply to and be funded by one of the accelerator programs in NY.   Angel Investors Angels are typically individual investors who invest on their own or as a group. The typical investment size…

  • Networking

    There are many opportunities to network with companies, entrepreneurs and investors. There are multiple events in New York every night. Fortunately you can subscribe to a few newsletters that will help you keep track of what’s going on. New York Tech Meetup is probably the best known of the regular events. 800+ tickets are sold…

  • Accelerators, Incubators and Workspaces

    New York is well supported by a variety of shared spaces, incubators and accelerators that can provide affordable office space and resources for ventures in a multitude of industry sectors. What is best for you depends on what business you are in and what kind of help you are seeking. The list of incubators, accelerators…

  • Competitions

    Competitions Many of the schools in New York offer business plan competitions. To get up-to-date information it is best to go to a site like BPC that tracks the many events and competitions taking place in New York. Very popular are the Hackathons, and HackNY.org has been at the forefront in organizing them. To learn more about HackNY, watch…

  • Education

    Educational Institutions New York is home to several major Universities. Some of them have prestigious specialized Schools or programs focused on media and technology. Here are some of the ones offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. City Tech (CUNY) Columbia University Fu Foundation SEAS Columbia Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering Cooper Union Cornell NYC…

  • Suggested Readings and Discussion

    Reading and Discussion Many veterans of the New York startup world, from venture capitalists to entrepreneurs, write blogs that have become discussion forums in the community. Reading and participating in them is a way to understand what is going on. AVC (Fred Wilson) Chris Dixon Continuations (Albert Wenger) Gotham Gal (Joanne Wilson) Innonate (Nat Westheimer)…

  • Introduction

    This blog celebrates New York’s entrepreneurial community.  It is also a companion piece to our book, Tech and the City, being published in the US and Europe in March/April 2013. Having lived in New York for many years and having participated in the first wave of NY startups, we both felt that a book discussing…

  • General Sources of Information

    Some General Sources of Information about New York’s entrepreneurial community and investment activities According to the quarterly Money Tree report compiled by the NVCA (National Venture Capital Association) and PWC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), the New York metro area is consistently among the largest regions of investment, both in number of companies funded and dollars invested. In 2011 $2.7B were…