Just in time to hand the whole dog-and-pony show off to his successor, Mayor Bloomberg finally has some new numbers to rattle off at those chipper press conferences he’s always holding at startup offices.
Today, pegged to the closed-door Bloomberg Technology Summit, hizzoner’s foundation dropped a big report on the state of the city’s tech business. And, well, would you believe it? They found that it’s grown prodigiously since 2007.
Mayor Mike is ready to heavily subsidize a university to build an applied sciences campus in New York, and it’s looking like it could be Stanford. Eighteen schools submitted proposals by the March 15 deadline, but the mayor’s office keeps shouting out the Palo Alto institution in speeches and press releases. Read More
Boston and New York are not all that fond of one another, be it in the realm of sports, clam chowder or technology startup scenes. Today, Boston technology blogger Gregory Huang takes his fear and loathing of the Empire City to another level, owing in part to the booming New York technology environment and Read More
Time for another installment of one of the New York tech scene’s favorite parlor games: “Is New York the Next Big Tech Juggernaut, or Is This a Bubble?, or What?” Today’s episode is brought to you by Crain’s New York Business, in an article titled “New York Tech’s Call: Veni, Vidi, VC.”
The Read More
Charlie O’Donnell, partner at First Round Capital and man on scene in the New York tech world, has made it perfectly clear that he believes grassroots organizations are the key to Silicon Alley’s future.
To mark the fifth anniversary of NextNY, a group which O’Donnell helps to lead, he announced the NextNY fellowship Read More
UPDATE: Fred Wilson responds below.
Prominent VC Fred Wilson is not pleased with Silicon Alley Insiders’ treatment of his beloved New York tech scene. Today he highlighted a new blog, We Are NY Tech, that he hopes will change the tenor of startup coverage.
“Unlike silly lists like the Business Insider ‘Coolest 100 Read More