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Month: September 2010

9/28/10

9/28/10

Oops, and yes, we know: they already have, and busy week in tech on both coasts…

Good morning, All:

On this side we have…Advertising Week, Web 2.0 Expo, OMMA and MIXX in NYC this week.
On this side we have…Techcrunch Disrupt in San Francisco this week. Read More...

9/21/10

9/21/10

Good morning, All, and why is it that, thanks to technology, what used to take a week now takes a day, but industry conferences now go on for a week?

Which means, of course, that it’s Advertising Week in NYC, September 27-October 1. Register here: http://www.advertisingweek.com/ and of course it coincides with the nearly-a-weeklong Web 2.0 ExpoNY (September 27-30; http://bit.ly/bbs6g8) and if you don’t think it’s going to be insanely busy, just consider: they’re followed, soon enough, by Spa Week (spaweek.com). Coincidence? We think not, BUT if you have the fortitude and desire to keep going, well, then head to Boston October 4-8 for FutureMis, the first ever week-long, collaborative, multi-location conference in that fair city. Leading innovators will come together to share and explore how the newest technologies and insights are changing the way marketers think, create, engage and measure. And it’s free.

But wait! There’s more! Read More...

9/14/10

9/14/10

Good morning, All, and we did urge you to participate, we’re very happy – and proud! – to announce that one of our members, Boston-based zazu.com (they’ve posted today, too) is one of the winning tech startups Pepsico selected for their program, which fosters brand communications innovation. For the announcement and more details about the program: http://bit.ly/9n9feG. And our congratulations to Punit Shah and the zazu.com team.

Startup Weekend was this past weekend and 27 groups presented as many new startup ideas. And the winner is…adoptahacker.com, which makes it easier for hackers from around the country to visit NYC, plug into the tech scene here and find a couch to crash on. Congratulations to Jonathan Wegener and Ben Fisher and thanks, guys, on behalf of (soon-to-be-in-NYC) hackers everywhere.

Speaking of winner, if you’d like to hear – and possibly have a minute or two – with some (other) successful tech entrepreneurs – et al – BizTechDayNYC is coming up September 24, and we’ve got a 20% discount for StartupOneStop.com members who’d like to attend. BizTechDay, an intensive one-day experience where entrepreneurs meet to inspire and be inspired by each other. And hopefully learn from some of the best. Speakers include Scott Heifferman (founder, Meetup), Peter Shankman (founder, HARO), Clay Shirky (Social Media Theorist), Lisa Gansky (founder, Ofoto), and Seth
Godin (Author), to name a few. More information: http://bit.ly/bf3hye and your discount code is SOS! Hope to see you there! Read More...

9/7/10

9/7/10

Good morning, All, and speaking of New York, anyone who knows me knows that I’ve always detested the name ‘Silicon Alley.’ Silicon Valley was so designated because there were suddenly chip manufacturers where no real industry existed before. New York has always been a center for business and an alley is a place wherein resides – dumpsters. Silicon Alley? WHY would an industry in one of the greatest cities in the world suddenly want to be called THAT?

I will never forgive Mark Stahlman for having saddled us with the term, but I do want to thank Therese Poletti for her piece in the WSJ last week, “New York’s Tech Start-Up Scene Comes of Age (Just stop calling it ‘Silicon Alley’)” http://bit.ly/cRUrGE. I’ll fess up: I was quoted. Ms. Poletti was writing about how investment money was suddenly flowing into Silicon Alley and I asked her to please stop calling it that. It’s New York and we did name it twice, in case you didn’t hear the first time. I thank her for setting the record straight.

Ok, I’m fine now. Back to our regularly scheduled program: Read More...

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