Punch!, a Spy-inspired iPad “appazine” that paired long-form journalism with short comedy segments and interactive games, has scrapped its editorial content to focus entirely on an authoring tool for apps.
With New York Observer alum Jim Windolf at the helm and featuring contributions from George Gurley and Mark Ames, Punch! put out three issues before announcing that it was going on hiatus on August 14.
David Tisch has been lobbying for a summer TechStars session in New York since the day he signed on as director and realized the inaugural incubator had some of the strongest applicants he’s seen. Excited, he proposed a second session to TechStars founder David Cohen. “I was told no,” Mr. Tisch said. “David Cohen is Read More
The recently announced “TechStars network” now includes 21 incubators across the world: the four original TechStars in New York, Boston, Seattle and Boulder as well as 17 independent incubators chosen by review.
But those 17 new incubators all have different application processes. Blueprint Health, in New York, limits its application to less than 1,000 words; Read More
The mysterious, unnamed eleventh start-up firm to participate in the first-ever TechStars New York seed-stage investor program has now revealed itself. The company is called OnSwipe, and it was remaining in the shadows until it could announce a $1 million seed round.
The Observer broke the names yesterday of the eleven startups in TechStars Read More
Techstars NY, which is more selective than the Ivy League, has chosen its first class of eleven startups.
For those who are keeping track, that means one more company slipped in than was originally planned.
It’s an interesting range of companies. Two companies have yet to write a single line of code, four have Read More
app for that
As the competition among VCs for the best young startups continues to heat up, firms are finding creative ways to source new deals.
The TechStars startup incubator is teaming up with Twilio—a startup that sells a platform for building apps that interact with cell phones or landlines—to sponsor an app contest where the Read More
Time’s up to apply for one of the ten spots in the inaugural class at TechStars NY, the Boulder-based startup incubator that set up shop in Union Square earlier this fall.
“Applications to @TechStars in #NYC are now closed. 579 applications mean 1.7% will be accepted,” TechStars tweeted this morning.
There is no Read More
In what should be seen as a boost for New York’s tech community, start-up incubator TechStars is set to open an outpost here in January, thereby adding a fourth wing to its network of offices in Boston, Seattle, and Boulder, where it was founded in 2006. TechStars helps start-up founders by giving them a little Read More
Christopher Poole thought Boston was going to be great. He lasted there just one summer, though, and now he’s in New York, where he grew up, trying to get a start-up going.
Mr. Poole, the founder of the mega-popular Web forum for hackers and mischief-makers known as 4Chan, was a sophomore at Read More