Last Tuesday’s “Find a Co-Founder,” a sort of speed-dating for entrepreneurs, was a three-part event. Part one: A panel of Web entrepreneurs who had been in long-term relationships, explaining how they had co-found each other. Marriage was a recurring metaphor; “trust,” “loyalty,” and “chemistry” are important because “you’re in it for the marathon, Read More
HackNY, the summer internship program hatched over milkshakes by NYU professor Evan Korth, Columbia professor Chris Wiggins and Bit.ly data scientist Hilary Mason, is growing up.
Today hackNY officially announced it’s picked up some more funding, doubled its class size and added new advisers.
“There was starting to be an increase in New Read More
Two professors and a data scientist met in January last year over milkshakes, but it was with a sense of urgency. “We felt like we needed to do something as soon as possible, if not sooner,” said Chris Wiggins, an applied mathematics professor at Columbia. “There was starting to be an increase in New York Read More
The six-month search for someone to help the mayor’s office “develop forward-thinking policies on social media, digital communications, web 2.0 initiatives and other tools to better serve the public” is over.
A few months after The Observer examined the flight of software engineers from Wall Street firms, The Wall Street Journal has a follow-on article of sorts focusing on how high-frequency trading outfits are trying to refashion themselves to appeal to programmers.
One example of silicon-flecked culture making its way into the hard-nosed Read More
A new program started by Blip.TV co-founder Mike Hudack, venture capitalists Warren Lee (Canaan Partners) and Brian Hirsch (Greenhill SAVP) aims to bring 15 top students to some of New York City’s most fabulous startups.
In recent months, New York’s City’s Economic Development Corporation has become increasingly involved in the booming New York tech scene.
The city greatly expanded its second annual Big Apps competition, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steele stopped by Google’s offices to announce that the city is wooing a top-flight engineering school, and the EDC even hosted Read More
For the small group of red-hot local startups with a lot of buzz, finding engineering talent is just tough. For everyone else, it’s damn near impossible.
Even ZocDoc, which Crain’s named the best place to work in the New York area based on benefits and an employee satisfaction survey, is having trouble staffing. ZocDoc Read More
There are no women on the boards of the biggest Web 2.0 companies, Kara Swisher at All Things D wrote yesterday, citing Zynga, Facebook, Twitter and Groupon.
It’s crappy to see that the hottest companies on the Web are still missing women at the top. But it’s hardly a shocker. According to Read More
Habib Kairouz, a New Yorker and managing partner at Rho Ventures, talked about the rise of Silicon Alley during an interview with TechCrunch last week.
“New York has gone through an incredible transformation in the last ten years,” he told TechCrunch’s Sarah Lacy. “There’s an incredibly vibrant community of startups, of entrepreneurs, of Read More