When people think of innovation and entrepreneurship in New York City, they often think about the tech startups in Silicon Alley. Or possibly companies catering to foodies with artisanal ice cream or high-end food trucks serving a mash-up of cuisines (think kimchi tacos). However, one of New York’s (and the country’s) most innovative small businesses is Red Rabbit, which provides healthy meals, made from scratch, with regionally sourced produce, to the City’s schools.
While there are many tales of entrepreneurs who started a company in their garage (Yahoo and Apple spring to mind), it might not be the best option for you and your business. Coworking spaces free you from the distractions associated with working from home (dealing with family members, telemarketing calls), as well as the loneliness of working on your own. And if you are New Yorker who also happens to be an aspiring entrepreneur, you have several great co-working spaces to choose from.
Are you an NYC entrepreneur who is looking to connect with the city's largest startup investors and advisors? Then, you should attend Hatch Match 2012, an evening of facilitated entrepreneur networking that is being held at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday, October, 18.
New York City is home to a growing startup community, and part of this is due to the fact that there are so many angel investors funding new companies. If you are a New York entrepreneur looking for funds to help expand your business, here are six organizations you should look into.
As one of the world's fastest growing tech hubs, New York has a big startup community. The best way to network with and learn from members of that community is to attend New York startup events. Here's a small sampling of the startup events that NYC has to offer.