Top 20 Startup CoWorking Spaces

The 20 top CoWorking Spaces in NYC   SEPTEMBER 18, 2013: We are in the age of the coworking; a replacement to the traditional working in cubicles environment. The main reason for this is the overwhelming need to increase creativity in the workspace. The modern entrepreneur seeks opportunities to grow his network and work in a vast collaborative environment. Many of these ideals can be found in modern technology firms like Google or Facebook. Another common feature of the spaces is they are often involved with throwing events. These events range from book launches to hackathons. This year we are talking about Fueled Collective, which is located in the Prince building. This swanky coworking space boasts one of the best startup networking scenes. It has access to some of the top Venture Capital firms around. They offer free gourmet coffee and ice cream. Fueled even has direct access to its neighbors in the Prince building: Foursquare and Thrillist amongst many others. Another impressive space is AlleyNYC: it caters to the hackers, hustlers and hipsters of NYC. It provides access to an incredible location 500 7th avenue in Chelsea on the 17th floor. It has a massive 16,000 square foot entrepreneurial hub, where teams and individuals can grow their businesses. I have witnessed and participated in the PayPal hackathon that was held in the space for nearly 24 hours. I came out of the event exceedingly happy, the prizes were amazing, the food was unreal and the competition was fierce. Fueled Collective AlleyNYC Wix Lounge New Work City Nest New York Green Spaces NYC Black Ocean Firehouse Projective Space LES...

Top 50 College Startups: Fall 2013 Edition

2013: The Year of the College Startup   This year we welcome a new breed of startup, the College Startup. Since 1995 College Startups have been on the rise to glory. A onetime startup from Illinois University: Mosaic, set a record IPO in 1995: Netscape, was the birth of the Internet as we know it today. College Startups, like Mosaic, change the course of history. Google was started by college students, Facebook was started by college students, yes even Snapchat was started by college students. Why do we need to pay attention to College Startups? Its simple: They change the way we live, breathe and think. Article Snapshot: In this semester’s list we noticed a couple of cool trends, we noticed that many of the college startups were based online. With functions similar to common internet stores like Amazon and utilities like Google web apps. Many of these companies provide utilities for our daily lives. Accelsor from San Diego, allows its users to create quick, beautiful websites and it does it on any device because its all web native. Roommatchers based in New York City, helps the numerous thousands of college students find roommates via its Facebook connected platform and helps students choose rooms through its own curated listings of housing rentals. Today they are in the process of buying their own buildings. People using Roommatchers can see who their roommates are going to be before moving in with them. From coast to coast American college startups are taking over the globe. A few quick stats… 1. The majority of the startups came from Harvard (5), Stanford (3), UC...

Neil Blumenthal at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC

The Entrepreneurship Department and FITSA of FITnyc held a collaborative event on the 8th floor of building A at 6:30pm until 9:00pm. It was the first of a speaker series that would bring Entrepreneurs from all over New York City to speak to students on the values and techniques of modern entrepreneurs. Students flocked to this event. They were enthralled by Neil Blumenthal’s entrepreneurial journey and asked many questions at the end of the event. After Neil spoke, students had the opportunity to network with current Warby Parker staff, who were sitting in the audience. The event began with an introduction about Neil Blumenthal from the CEO of Panjiva Josh Green, who admitted it was his first time meeting Neil. He explained how he was so impressed by Neil’s resume that he was looking forward to working together with Neil in the near future. The chair of the Entrepreneurship program Henry Welt spoke in depth about how Neil would be the first of an extended speaker series on Silicon Alley’s modern startups. Neil welcomed us and began his talk by asking who had heard of Warby Parker. He was impressed to see that most, if not everyone had heard of his brand of the 50 attendees. He then dived into his brand and explained how it came to be. The problem he faced was that glasses were too damn expensive! As he put it, there is no reason glasses should cost $300  He broke his only pair of glasses one day (on a plane no less), and was not able to afford or buy a new pair immediately. He never...