Startups & Apps

Now NYC Ex-Pats Can Finally Relax to the Sounds of Their Neighborhood

By | May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Everyone loves the environment they grew up in or spent their formative years in. For me, that’s my hometown of Seattle. We haven’t had a week without rain since September, and I love it. But the U.S. city with the biggest, most outsized rep…

Trends

How NYC Is Turning the Value of Its Premium Brand into Digital Gold

By | May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I want you to travel back in time with me twenty years or so.  The Internet is young and still relatively unknown to most of us.  Only a small group of web enthusiasts understand how to navigate it — let alone make a buck…

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Cannabis

NuggMD Brings Medical Marijuana Access to New York

By | May 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Medical marijuana has been a hot button issue in the US for years now. While a growing number of states have made this medicinal methodology legal, many states have a vast array of regulations and laws in place that are preventing potential patients for…

Internet of Things

How the LinkNYC Network Heralds the Rise of Smart Cities

By | May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Smart cities — the term for modern-day cities powered by cutting-edge IoT tech — are starting to emerge. Kansas City’s recent award-winning “smart city” initiative gathers data from its downtown streetcar line in order to help businesses adjust their services to the flow of foot traffic…

Diversity

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

Gear & Gadgets

Skybuds Pack a Lot of Features in Tiny Wireless Earbuds [Review]

By | Apr 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Blame Apple as much as you’d like, but the world of wireless tech was inevitable. Between more IoT devices hitting the market, better connection types, and the endless accumulation of hours spent untangling wires, people were never designed to live in a wired world….

Startups & Apps

Expanding Life Insurance Startup Fabric Offers Easy, Affordable Coverage

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

Life insurance startup Fabric, a service designed to aid the 37 million American families without life insurance, just expanded coverage across 32 states. Plans start at six dollars a month for $100,000 in coverage. How does a life insurance company qualify as a startup? Because Fabric…

Entrepreneur

New York’s Top Ten Startup Founders Over 40

By | Mar 2, 2017 at 11:20 am

It may come as a surprise to many, but most startup founders are actually in their 30’s, and 38 percent are over 40, according to a study conducted by Mattermark on behalf of Bloomberg Beta. Even more enlightening is the fact the average age…

Social Media

The 3 Reasons Why All Fashion Retailers Love Instagram

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

The construction of a prototype for a leather hat lining is displayed, mid-stitch. A completed beaver felt bowler rests on head of cork. A small child and a middle-aged architect both proudly display their own hats inside a Manhattan-based hat store. These beautifully constructed…

Incubators

Affordable Housing Unit with Tech Incubator Comes to Silicon Harlem

By | Jan 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

For the past 4 years, Silicon Harlem has worked towards making Harlem the tech destination for startups in New York City while building up the local population. The area has established coworking spaces, gained gigabit infrastructure, secured investment capital for startups, and hosted monthly entrepreneur meetups….

Education

The Top 12 Highest Funded New York Edtech Startups in 2016

By | Jan 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

While you might think a good idea can pay for itself, funding is an important thing to consider before starting a business. And while you might think a small ecosystem can provide you with the support you need, nothing can help you more than…

Diversity

Women Who Tech Announces 10 Finalists for Women Startup Challenge

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Promoting women in tech is no longer just an equalizing effort; being inclusive in tech has shown to be good for business as well as the right thing to do. Fortunately, Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women…

Startups & Apps

Magnises, a Community for Young Professionals, Launches SportsPass

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Founded in 2014 by Billy McFarland, Magnises is a community specifically created for young professionals. It unlocks their city for them by delivering an exclusive experience covering nightlife, culture, sports, live events, and professional life. This community gives its users several benefits, like VIP…

Opinion/Analysis

Hamilton Musical Copyright Suit Pits Social Selling Against IP Rights

By | Dec 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

The online clothing retailer, SunFrog, boasts more web traffic than Victoria’s Secret and displays over 11 million designs on its website. The company prints shirts in their large facility, ships them and fulfills the orders for companies too light on resources to do it themselves. SunFrog has economy of scale because…

Funding

Splash Gets Investment to Revamp B2B Event Management Tech

By | Dec 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

As one of the leading startups in event marketing software, Splash is primarily known for helping businesses create landing pages, sell tickets, and manage communications for all their events. But as a recent announcement infers, the company has been quietly making moves to build…

Ecosystems

Here’s How to Make it As a Startup in New York

By | Dec 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Over the last five years, New York has seen tremendous growth in its tech ecosystem, resulting in a boom of startups in practically every industry from ecommerce to health. As a tech community and the epicenter of finance, New York has evolved into an…

books

Foundr Magazine Aims to Create the Entrepreneur Bible: Here’s How

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm

In May 2012, the first issue of Foundr launched. It was a simple digital magazine that aimed to help novice-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs reach their goals through the power of great content. Today, after nearly four years of being a purely digital media company,…

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