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Month: March 2010

3/30/10

3/30/10

That OTHER time of year.

Good morning, All, and we mean the convergence of Passover, Easter and Spring Break, sooo – we may only be sending out a blast or two this week and next. But – if you have posts to send, we’re certainly happy to accommodate and keep with the twice-weekly program, not to worry!

Still, don’t forget that applications are due April 1 for the Open Angel Forum here in NYC. This event is for companies that have a working and demonstrable product to present. Submission form is here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHZ2WUVsQXROV3d2MWxmd1hqTU45bnc6MA
April 1 is also the Bootstrapper Summit, for those of you who are attending, or plan to and haven’t signed on yet: http://bootstrappersummit.com/ Read More...

3/25/10

3/25/10

Good morning, All, and sorry for the late notice about Twestival. More information in Damien’s post below.

Ok, a word from our sponsor – me. What happened that the New York tech scene is suddenly on everyone’s radar? Seriously. We will pose this question to the StartupOneStop linkedin group, but just wondered if anyone on the list has any insights – and yes, we are happy about this turn of events. We attend a lot of tech-related events in any given week but in the last couple of weeks – there are reporters showing up from major news organizations. Ok, enough and back to our regularly scheduled program.

Another congratulations and this time to Gliider, which helps you plan funner trips (sic), and who just released their iPhone app, which was written up in The New York Times on Tuesday (http://nyti.ms/bhkEEq). Jordan was one of our early SOS list members. Read More...

3/23/10

3/23/10

Good morning, All and first, the good news! Congratulations to list member Jack Welde, whose company Smartling recently closed its Series A financing, raising $4M from Venrock, US Venture Partners, and First Round Capital. Smartling makes it easy and affordable for internet businesses to deploy multilingual versions of their websites, via professional translators or crowdsourced translations – and Americans sometimes forget that over 70% of internet users prefer a language other than English. Ke garne? (Yes, that is Nepali and don’t ask.) Press release is here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3746214.htm

Next, The Bootstrapper Summit IV (BSS IV) conference – Thursday, April 1 – is approaching! Register at:.

If you have suggestions on the start-ups that might benefit from presenting at BSS IV – or if you’re a startup who would like to present, please sign up here. Don’t forget to mention that you’re on the StartupOneStop list, as one of our member startups will be chosen to present. Read More...

3/18/10

3/18/10

And hope we all survived St. Patrick’s Day.

Good morning, All, and it seems everyone’s back from SXSW – well, the interactive participants, at least. Although I didn’t make it to Austin, certainly got the blow-by-blow – 140 characters at a time.

Speaking of the next best thing to being there – all of the posts today are region-free and for those of us who happen to be in the New York City sector of the time-space continuum at the moment, don’t forget that Job Generation is this evening. See www.ibreakfast.com for details and for your SOS list member 30% discount, email sos@ibreakfast.com. Read More...

3/16/10

3/16/10

It doesn’t always rain pennies from heaven. Why don’t meteorologists rate rainstorms – or Nor’easterns, like the one we just had here on the eastern seaboard – on, say, an umbrella scale of one to five? Give a little extra warning of what we’re up against out there? I went through three umbrellas over the weekend. Technically, two. The third one managed to weather the winds. Just a thought.

Announcement: The Levin Institute was awarded the contract to deliver the Kauffman FastTrac Program to New York City residents for a second year! Therefore, applications for the April GrowthVenture and NewVenture programs are now open and available at http://www.nyc.gov/fasttrac ! FastTrac New Venuture is designed to help budding entrepreneurs shape their business ideas and prepare to create/finalize their business plans. FastTrac GrowthVenture is designed to help leaders of existing operating businesses review and reshape their business models to adapt to the challenges they face in the current economic climate. Each class is staffed by entrepreneurs serving as program facilitators, business coaches, and guest speakers. New Venture runs twice weekly for 3 weeks (9am – 4pm), and Growth Venture runs twice weekly for four weeks (half-day evening sessions from 5-9pm). Business leaders can apply directly online by following the links below:

FastTrac GrowthVenture for NYC small businesses http://www.fasttrac.org/nygv.cfm?eventID=1415&CFID=22859452&CFTOKEN=42851918
For more information, please visit http://www.nyc.gov/fasttrac Read More...

3/9/10

3/9/10

Good morning, All and apologies. This time we checked it and the link is working. For those of you in the back row who might have missed it the first time, New York Entrepreneur week is coming in April 12-16 and SOS members can register – at a discount – at: http://www.nyew.org/index.php/event/agenda-schedule/ Code: sos2010

Whew!

While we’re on the subject the Bootstrapper Summit is April 1. BSS is an intimate, early stage event bringing together some of the best and most exciting startups and the top investors. Investors representing over $5B in capital are expected to attend BSS IV. And speaking of some of the best and most exciting startups – SOS member companies are invited to apply to present at the Summit and one company from our community will be selected to participate. Full disclosure: the company selected will still need to purchase a (discounted) ticket to attend ($295). Companies can apply at www.BootstrapperSummit.com and make sure to mention that you are a StartupOneStop member. BSS is by application only; is only open to approved entrepreneurs and investors; and welcomes angel investors, venture funds as well as private equity & hedge funds. For details and registration, go to bootstrappersummit.com Read More...

3/4/10

3/4/10

Good morning, All, and cool beans! Gary Whitehill, New York Entrepreneur Week organizer and SOS member, is generously offering us a discount. Or is that, is offering list members a generous discount? Tomato, tomahto – details below and hope to see you there! If any of you out of town members are coming in for the event, let us know and we’ll try to organize a gathering.

New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) is a non-profit movement formed around a single belief: entrepreneurs change the world. And now is the time for entrepreneurs who have the will and drive to prove they can achieve anything, to stand up and come together in New York State for another groundbreaking NYEW event.

The New York Entrepreneur Week movement gives you the opportunity to actively engage the foremost entrepreneurs, investors and dealmakers both in the State and from around the world. NYEW is the largest statewide movement providing an exclusive educational experience for all entrepreneurs – from enterprising young idea-stage innovators to hundred million dollar revenue generators. Read More...

3/2/10

3/2/10

Good morning, All, and today, a short message from our sponsor – me.

We know the blast gets passed around to people whom you feel can help – or who needs some aid and assistance – and that’s fabulous. Friendors are the new vendors, after all (gotta love the patois that springs up around the online economy). Back to our story: We’ve been getting a number of posting lately from people who aren’t on our list, but who get the blast nonetheless. Simple rule: you want to help? Great! You want to post? Join. Ir’s free and posting is also free to members . If you don’t want to join, that’s fine, too, but there are associated fees for non-member posts. Email me offlist.

Finally, Techcrunch Disrupt is coming to NYC May 24-26. The conference itself is $1500 BUT – it’s free for startups to apply to pitch: http://tcrn.ch/aacaoM l Read More...

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