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May 4, 2016. Source: The American Lawyer

Big Law Alums seek to grow tech startup scene in New York

By: Nell Gluckman, The Am Law Daily Several former Am Law 100 associates are at the center of an effort to position New York City as an alternative to Silicon Valley for technology startups. The city’s robust legal scene, meanwhile, is anxious to get involved. A new nonprofit, Tech:NYC, launched this week with the goal of […]

May 2, 2016. Source: Tech.co

NYC searches for the next big startup

By: Cameron Glover Silicon Valley’s influence has reached farther than we could have anticipated. The success of the West Coast’s innovation in tech has pushed for friendly competition in other regions of the country, particularly on the East Coast. New York City, naturally, has been trying to find their footing with tech companies and has […]

May 1, 2016. Source: New York Times

New York City casts a net to catch the next big startup

By: Steve Lohr For years, New York — a city not accustomed to being second banana — has looked on as Silicon Valley has solidified its influence over the technology industry. Sure, New York has added tens of thousands of good-paying tech jobs while the Wall Street job engine has sputtered. And the city’s start-ups pulled […]

May 1, 2016. Source: Black Enterprise

‘Project Entrepreneur’ empowers women-owned businesses in NYC

By: Kandia Johnson Recently, more than 200 women-led companies gathered at the Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City in New York City for the Project Entrepreneur Weekend Intensive—a summit for advice and inspiration on how to build a successful business. Project Entrepreneur, founded by “Rent the Runway” co-founders, Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss – in […]

April 26, 2016. Source: Lohud

Upcoming event aims to help entrepreneurs and small-businesses owners

VALHALLA – Small-business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to attend the fourth annual Grow Conference on April 29 at the Westchester Community College Gateway Center in Valhalla. The symposium is an opportunity for small business owners to participate in workshops that can help them effectively expand their business network. It will include a number of […]

April 26, 2016. Source: Entrepreneur

7 Conferences that will level up your A-Game

Join us for a free, live webinar covering social media strategies to increase sales. Tune in 5/17 at 9 a.m. PT. Register Now » While local incubators, clubs, and luncheons are fantastic places to network and flex your entrepreneurial muscle, professionals from virtually any industry can benefit from attending an annual conference. Events like these […]

April 25, 2016. Source: New York Business Journal

75 N.Y.C. startups provide a glimpse of what they want from office space

By: Anthony Noto A startup office has a certain feel and culture. Ping pong tables and beer on tap are just some of the amenities entrepreneurs in Silicon Alley deem essential when setting up their office space. However, fun distractions are not as important as say, sharing under utilized space. That was one of the […]

April 7, 2016. Source: CNBC

NYC is giving these entrepreneurs a break

  Source: Angie LM Vasquez Wonder Lee Wonder Lee is a self-taught assemblage artist, poet, designer and author with a passion for the environment. While growing up in the Bronx, Lee used upcycled materials in creative ways, but she was looking for a way to make a larger impact. Four years ago she got an […]

April 6, 2016. Source: The Huffington Post

Empowering New York City’s women entrepreneurs

By New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen If you are a woman following the public conversation about gender roles in the workplace, it would be reasonable to assume that you have just two choices – wait for work culture and norms to change, as Anne Marie Slaughter suggests, or take it upon yourself to […]

April 4, 2016

Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be full time

Serial part-time entrepreneur shares strategy to hedge your bets in today’s market When the traditional paradigms of prestige, paths like finance, law and medicine, are no longer guaranteed to lead to financial success, and climbing the corporate ladder is no longer the barometer of achievement it once was, professionals everywhere are embracing entrepreneurship – and […]

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