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.

One of our members emailed us about SCORE (http://www.score.org/index.html), a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Their services are free, so while we have no experience or affiliation with them, we felt they might be worth mentioning, and anything to help.

Speaking of which, as we mentioned Tuesday, Startup 2010 is May 20 and we have a 20% off discount code. Startup 2010 a business plan competition and one-day event about entrepreneurship and digital business that will showcase 10 top startups competing for bragging rights, buzz, and a $100,000 prize. The conference is co-hosted by Silicon Alley Insider and New York University’s Stern School of Business, with support from exclusive founding sponsor General Catalyst Partners. TICKETS on sale now and SOS members can register at http://startup-2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=StartupOneStop for the 20% off discount. Remember: Ten aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their business plans in the hope of winning a $100,000 prize. The prize includes a $25,000 cash investment from General Catalyst Partners and $75,000 in goods and services ranging from:
Up to 6 months of office space in NYC at TechSpace
Legal services from Cooley, Godward, Kronish
Opportunity to launch at DEMO
Web hosting
And much more
Submit your business plans now!

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/af9KqZ

And now, help is on the way…

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