Best Business Cards from Around New York’s Tech Scene

  • Foursquare addict, TechStar and general hacker Jonathan Wegener passes out these half-sized business cards with different designs. The Observer has snagged two, but we mean to collect them all.

  • Betaworks. Great name. Great business card. This elegant little half-size card suits the innovative incubator that pops out killer startups and just built its own MakerBot, don't you think?

  • The Observer's web editor snagged protohacker Kevin Mitnick's card, which doubles as a lockpicking kit, at a recent publishing event. (This was the guy who was once the "most-wanted computer criminal" in the U.S.)

  • The other side of blogger and fearless Girl Scout Jessica Lawrence's business card is even cuter (the tiniest blue pencil-drawn computer!), but it's teeming with personal information so we decided to run with the front, which is memorable enough.

  • Web designer? Consultant? Publicist? Social media mini-celebrity? We're not sure how to brand him, but Rex Sorgatz's card evokes one of his emails or t-shirts. Kinda!

  • Clean, simple design with a shoutout to the freelancer's preferred mode of transportation and one of the creative mind's only remaining refuges from WiFi.

  • Mallory Blair and Bianca Caampued like to play the small card. It works!

  • This is what Alex Godin's glasses look like, which should help you remember him. You probably won't forget though, considering he's a righteous 17-year old hacker-in-training who captivated hearts and minds recently with an inspired PowerPoint at IgniteNYC. The other side identifies him as "Idea Person, Project Guy."

  • The rounded corners are a bit obscured in this image, but Adstruc's business card is big, distinctive, and appropriate for a startup that's disrupting the outdoor advertising industry.

  • Kiwi Rowan Wernham's card, for photo-sharing startup Snapr, is the happiest color.

  • Getting this card from SIFR's CEO made The Observer feel as if we'd just been tapped to join a secret game.

  • The RRE logo is a cutout which from the other side, actually says "RRE." Good for tracing.

  • Nightclub manager and General Assembly resident Shawn Kolodny was keeping his new company stealthy when The Observer obtained his business card, so we won't mention what he does.

  • We like Hunch's card, even though it makes us a little angsty. (Should we get a tattoo, Hunch? And uh, what should it be?)

  • The card for Second Market is slick, professional, memorable and (on this side) simple. Trust us with your private company stock, it seems to say.

  • We still appreciate GroupMe's octothorpe-eyed emoticon even though it reminds us of the creepy claymation film Coraline, in which the villains replace people's eyes with buttons.