End Notes

Throughout the book we have footnoted reference to articles, areas that would benefit from more information or explanation, as well as links to the startups mentioned in the book. Web sites and links already provided in the last section of the book, “A Startup Guide to New York,” are not necessarily included.

Chapter 1

[1] Look at Lazerow’s awesome video here: http://bit.ly/WIaH9k

[2] NYNMA’s original board was composed by Brian Horey, Mark Stahlman, Sunny Bates, Red Burns, Connie Connors, Cella Irvine, Jerry Michalski, Michael Wheeler, and Alessandro Piol. Over the following years, several other notables from the NY Tech scene joined the board, including Alain Bankier, Edith C. Bjornson, Nick Butterworth, Donna Campbell, Eric Goldberg, Howard Greenstein, Craig Kanarick, Ann Kirschner, Stefanie Syman, Andrew Weinreich. The first executive director of NYNMA was Lori Schwab, who was followed by Alice O’Rourke. Part of the team managing NYNMA included Ellen Auwarter, Dawn Barber (co-founder of NY Tech Meetup), Anita Fowler, Sherry Riesner, Brian Rosenberg and several others.

[3] Michael Maiello, “The Futurist,” Forbes, Dec 22, 2003, http://onforb.es/XhzM7p

[4] For more color, please see: Janet Stites, “At Cybersuds events, members of New York’s new-media community look for partners, strategic or otherwise,” The New York Times, Nov 23, 2998, http://nyti.ms/XoKScG

[5] Michael Krantz, “The Great Manhattan Geek Rush of 1995,” New York, Nov 13, 1995, p.36. Available online at Google Books: http://bit.ly/Xr3B5o

[6] Fred Wilson, “Sixteen Years Ago,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, June 7,2012, http://bit.ly/11sOeSl

[7] For some history on Jason Calacanis and his Silicon Alley magazine (at the time of its demise) please read: Amy Harmon, “Requiem for a Cheerleader: Silicon Alley Magazine Is Dead,” The New York Times, Oct 8, 2001, http://nyti.ms/XkSRd5

[8] Donald Katz, Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World, (Random Hose, 1994)

 

Chapter 2

[1] You can watch a short video on TheGlobe.com on YouTube: “A Very Public Offering: The Story of TheGlobe.com,” Public, http://bit.ly/15fM5s7

[2] The documentary is currently (February 2013) available on Netflix and you can watch a trailer at http://bit.ly/12lx34H

[3] Otto Friedrich, Michael Moritz, J. Madeleine Nash and Peter Stoler, “Machine of the Year: The Computer Moves In,” Time, Jan 3, 1983, http://bit.ly/YuK05k

 

Chapter 3

[1] Michael Bloomberg and Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg by Bloomberg (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)

[2] For excerpts of the speech, see http://on.nyc.gov/UsAzC4

[3] Forbes Magazine, Sept 19, 2012, http://onforb.es/VLRKz2

[4] New York Times, City Room Column, Sept 24, 2009, http://nyti.ms/VtqiqC

[5] Joyce Purnick, Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (PublicAffairs, 2009)

[6] NPR, New York City’s Mayor is a Geek at Heart, Apr 6, 2012, http://n.pr/105hkqh

[7] Michael Bloomberg and Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg by Bloomberg (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)

[8] Ibid.

[9] Ibid.

[10] Edward Glaeser, “The Reinventive City,” City Journal, July 13, 2009, http://bit.ly/ZsloQ7

[11] Ibid.

[12] Mayor Bloomberg’s remarks at press conference on term limits, Oct 2, 2008, http://on.nyc.gov/114QwFV

[13] Brian S. Cohen and John Kador, What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know: An Insider Reveals How to Get Smart Funding for Your Billion Dollar Idea, (McGraw-Hill, 2013).

[1] http://now.cornell.edu/nyctech/

[1] Conor O’Clery, The Billionaire Who Wasn’t: How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune Without Anyone Knowing, (PublicAffairs, 2007)

[14] Fred Wilson, “A look back at Summize,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, Apr 20, 2010, http://bit.ly/VUKBgF

[15] Fred Wilson, “A look back at Summize,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, Apr 20, 2010, http://bit.ly/VUKBgF

[16] Matt Linley, “The Man Who Built Twitter’s Tech Team Is About To Start Building Up New York’s Tech Scene,” Business Insider, May 23, 2012, http://read.bi/Y1gXLO

[17] Richard Pérez-Peña, “Cornell Alumnus Is Behind $350 Million Gift to Build Science School in City,” The New York Times, December 19, 2011, http://nyti.ms/13pAQfP

[18] New York City press release announcing the new Cornell campus, Dec 19, 2011, http://on.nyc.gov/10qbFew

[19] Joyce Purnick, Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (PublicAffairs, 2009)

[20] Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Startup Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle (Twelve, Hachette Group, 2009)

[21] Christopher Dickey, “Roosevelt Island: New York Tech Hub,” Newsweek, July 30, 2012, http://thebea.st/WPlEld

[22] Richard Pérez-Peña, “Cornell Alumnus Is Behind $350 Million Gift to Build Science School in City,” The New York Times, December 19, 2011, http://nyti.ms/13pAQfP

[23] “Mayor Bloomberg and Cornell University announce applications for new ‘beta’ class” NYC.gov press release, Aug 22, 2012, http://on.nyc.gov/V700Pk

[24] Matt Linley, “The Man Who Built Twitter’s Tech Team Is About To Start Building Up New York’s Tech Scene,” Business Insider, May 23, 2012, http://read.bi/Y1gXLO

[25] The suffix at the end of an Internet address such as “.com” and “.org.”

[26] The City of New York “New York City’s Digital Roadmap: Progress & Innovation,” August 2012, p.51. Please see http://on.nyc.gov/W43JZZ and download the .pdf file at: http://on.nyc.gov/VYyFwN

 

Chapter 4

[1] “High Tech Boom Town,” New York, Nov 13, 1995, http://bit.ly/X8Oqlg

[2] To see the famous picture, please go to: http://bit.ly/XMwhJW. Incidentally, the high-rise building next door, the Madison Green apartment building, was the site of the world’s first computerized real estate sales office, designed by David S. Rose in 1982, as described in Infoworld of March 14, 1983: http://bit.ly/X1yddD

[3] “The Most Active Venture Capital Firms,” Crain’s New York Business, Feb 17, 2012.

[4] David D. Kirkpatrick, “Flatiron Grip,” New York, Sep 20, 1999, http://nym.ag/YNzSpw

[5] Fred Wilson, “The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, May 19, 2012, http://bit.ly/13Chhy5

[6] Fred Wilson, “Geocities,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, Apr 24, 2009, http://bit.ly/XydjEd

[7] Hunch: http://hunch.com

[8] Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com

[9] Gilt Groupe: http://www.gilt.com; 10gen: http://www.10gen.com; Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com

[10] Stylitics: http://www.stylitics.com

 

Chapter 5

[1] Jon Steinberg, “Meatpacking District Walking Tour,” New York, Aug 18, 2004, http://nym.ag/XfuNF4

[2] Launch.it: http://launch.it

[3] Branch: http://branch.com

[4] Medialets: http://www.medialets.com

[5] Abbie Fentress Swanson, “Google Building’s Scaffolding Shows Chelsea’s Past,” WNYC, Apr 9, 2012, http://wny.cc/12PhkpS. For more information on the Local Law 11, about façade inspections, please see http://on.nyc.gov/X3UD2A

[6] Google New York: http://bit.ly/14XR9jY and http://bit.ly/W0EsPv

[7] Gust: http://www.gust.com

[8] 2Tor: http://2u.com; Noodle Education: http://www.noodle.org

 

Chapter 6

[1] Matt Villano, “The Best Bar to … Rub Elbows With a VC: Tom & Jerry’s,” Entrepreneur, June 21, 2011, http://bit.ly/XVqsIC

[2] Foursquare: https://foursquare.com

[3] Zemanta: http://www.zemanta.com

[4] Mobli: http://www.mobli.com

[5] Julia Boorstin, “How Second Market is Staying Relevant, Post-Facebook,” CNBC, Aug 6, 2012, http://bit.ly/Yed4gz

[6] SecondMarket: http://www.secondmarket.com

[7] The Pebble watch: http://getinpulse.com

[8] Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com

 

Chapter 7

[1] More on the Brooklyn Tech Triangle study: http://bit.ly/XfCTNU

[2] For more on Brooklyn’s transformation, see: Kay S. Hymowitz, “How Brooklyn Got Its Groove Back,” City Journal, Autumn 2011, http://bit.ly/VpRCuX

[3] Huge: http://www.hugeinc.com; Big Spaceship: http://www.bigspaceship.com; Red Antler: http://www.redantler.com; Carrot Creative: http://carrotcreative.com; Spike DDB: http://www.spikeddb.com

[4] How About We: http://www.howaboutwe.com

[5] Dumbo Improvement District: http://dumbo.is

[6] Digital Dumbo events: http://www.digitaldumbo.com

[7] Docracy: http://www.docracy.com

[8] Chad Dickerson, “Funding Etsy’s Future,” Etsy News Blog, May 9, 2012, http://etsy.me/Xbi1uv

[9] Etsy: http://www.etsy.com

[10] Makerbot: http://www.makerbot.com

[11] Techshop: http://brooklyn.techshop.ws

 

Chapter 8

[1] Chris Arnade, “Sushine: Hunts Point Bronx,” part of the photographic essay Faces of Addiction, http://bit.ly/XVASru

[2] Ephemeral New York Blog, Jul 28, 2012, http://bit.ly/XfGiML

[3] Mass Ideation: http://www.massideation.com; Think Work Media: http://thinkworkmedia.com; Yadilka: http://yadilka.com

 

Chapter 9

[1] Digital Natives Group: http://nativesgroup.com

[2] Queens Tech Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/queens-tech

[3] To learn more about Fresh Direct: David Leonhardt, “Filling Pantries Without a Middleman,” The New York Times, Nov 22, 2006, http://nyti.ms/12POaHs. Also: http://bit.ly/VWLpGK

[4] Shapeways: http://www.shapeways.com

 

Chapter 10

[1] Site of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum: http://bit.ly/15k0XWo. Also see: http://bit.ly/YxjIPF

[2] Meucci Resolution at the House of Representatives: http://bit.ly/ZhoHKu

 

Chapter 11

[1] Brad Feld, Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City, (Wiley, October 2012)

 

Chapter 12

[1] Tristan Louis, “Silicon Valley vs. New York: Social vs. Algorithms,” TNL.net, Jan 8, 2011, http://bit.ly/XR2uis

 

Chapter 13

[1] For the press release, please see http://on.nyc.gov/UsAzC4

[2] NYPD Web Site, Crime Statistics, http://on.nyc.gov/10WJbVD

[3] Fred Wilson, “Metainstability,” A VC: musings of a VC in NYC, Oct 4, 2012, http://bit.ly/YmySII

 

Chapter 14

[1] Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop (Portfolio, 2012)

[2] Hannah Seligson, “Nurturing a Baby and a Start-Up Business,” The New York Times, June 9, 2012, http://nyti.ms/UZcQ1a

 

Chapter 15

[1] Nassim N. Taleb, The Black Swan, (Random House, 2007)

[2] For an article on the history of fab.com, see http://onforb.es/YtBkvp

 

Chapter 16

[1] Source: press release of March 27, 2012 http://bit.ly/XzUhgJ

 

Chapter 18

[1] Jonathan Cole, The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected, (PublicAffairs, 2010)

[2] The third co-founder is Hilary Mason, now lead scientist at bit.ly and still an advisor to HackNY. To learn more about HackNY: http://hackny.org

[3] In addition, Evan Korth is on the board of New York Tech Meetup.

 

Chapter 22

[1] This is a great historic read: Gary Wolfe, “The (Second Phase of the) Revolution Has Begun,” Wired, October 2004, http://bit.ly/131oZXA

 

Conclusions and Advice

[1] Some super articles that every entrepreneur should read:

Steve Blank: http://bit.ly/YmGWro

Elena Favilli: http://bit.ly/Y4XYuV

Paul Graham: http://bit.ly/ZeaWbk

Mark Suster: http://bit.ly/WgAQMt

Fred Wilson: http://bit.ly/VZvl5X and http://bit.ly/Zt2bsx (and many others)