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Article: New York Isn't Silicon Valley

New York isn't Silicon Valley and that's what New York entrepreneurs like.

Coworking: General Assembly

"General Assembly is an urban campus for entrepreneurs seeking to transform industry and culture through technology and design. We provide programming, space, and support services to foster collaborative practices and learning opportunities."

Coworking: Green Spaces

"Our vision is to forward the sustainability globally through widespread local hubs that cultivate social entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers alike. We have coworking spaces in New York and Colorado. Read our brochure below to learn about our past, present and future."

Events: hackNY

"hackNY aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community."

Events: iBreakfast

"The monthly iBreakfast Club meeting showcases the Digital Media's movers and shakers in the context of the entire technology marketplace. That means the Breakfast Club will feature the people behind breaking news and the technologies about to make a difference."

Events: New York City Entrepreneurs Meetup

"A social group where New York's budding entrepreneurs can meet, share ideas, and enjoy the adventure of starting a business."

Events: NY Tech Meetup

"Founded in 2004 by meetup.com founder Scott Heiferman and co-founded by Dawn Barber, the NY Tech Meetup has over 24,000 members, representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. NYTM centers around its monthly events, where members gather to watch emerging companies demo new ideas, hear leading-edge thinking on technology topics, and build their networks to develop their businesses."

Events: NYC Startup Weekend

"Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets - primarily developers, UX/UI designers and business people - to build applications and develop a commercial case around them."

Incubators: Long Island High Technology Incubator

"The Long Island High Technology Incubator is a non-profit business incubator that supports early-stage, high-tech companies to enhance their opportunity for development and growth. LIHTI is affiliated with Stony Brook Universiity and the Medical Center. In its 16 years of operation, the incubator has housed over 70 companies, which have had a high survival rate upon graduating from the program."

Investors: Bessemer Venture Partners

As the oldest venture capital practice in the United States, Bessemer Venture Partners manages more than a billion dollars of venture funds, carrying on a tradition of hands-on, active venture investing that started in 1911. More than 100 Bessemer companies have gone public, including American Superconductor, Ciena, Gartner Group, Ingersoll Rand, International Paper, Maxim, Parametric, Perseptive Biosystems, Staples, VeriSign and W.R. Grace. BVP is located in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Bangalore.

Investors: Compound

Compound is a NYC based VC firm that invests in early stage technology companies disrupting or enabling traditional industries.

Investors: ENYA - Eastern New York Angels

ENYA is an angel investor network looking for opportunities in technology-based companies within 150 miles of Albany, NY. They generally prefer companies seeking $1 million or less.

Investors: FirstMark Capital

Investing in visionaries in innovative and technological markets.

Investors: Golden Seeds

"Golden Seeds is an investment firm dedicated to delivering above market returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them. Its angel network consisting of 250 men and women is the fourth largest in the US and was the third most active in terms of deals done in 2011."

Investors: Greycroft Partners

A VC firm focusing on digital media companies founded in 2006. Closed a $130m second round in 2010, and invests $500K to $5M at inception, up to double that amount at later stages.

Investors: New York Angels

This is a community of angel investors who will provide mentorship to entrepreneurs and startup looking for their start. Work with investors who are experts in your field.

Investors: NYC Seed

"NYC Seed funds seed-stage technology entrepreneurs in New York City. We help driven, small teams move from an idea to a product." They are in partnership with NYC SeedStart

Investors: Union Square Ventures

Venture capital firm run by Fred Wilson, author of the blog AVC.

Organizations: Columbia Venture Community

"Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any school, sector or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, VC, lawyer, etc.). CVC seeks to foster entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources and creating community. Through CVC members meet every few weeks to participate in an array of events. Event formats include idea incubation, demo events, educational panel and speaker events and happy hours. Individuals must possess a Columbia email address to join."

Organizations: InSITE

"To strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in New York City by bringing together a select group of graduate students (InSITE Fellows), highly promising New York area based start-ups, and leading NYC-based venture capitalists and enabling them to contribute to this ecosystem through a unique mentorship and development programs."

Organizations: New York Business Development Corporation

The NYBDC mission is to promote economic activity within New York state by providing innovative loans to small and medium-size businesses; to assist banks in making such loans; and, particularly, to assist minority and women-owned businesses by offering credit opportunities not otherwise available to them.

Organizations: New York Venture Capital Association

"The NYVCA community is made up of the leading Venture Capital and Private Equity professionals in the New York area and membership is by invitation only. NYVCA is focused on bringing together the most successful partners for firm creation and growth in the next decade."

Organizations: New York Venture Community on LinkedIn

"The New York Venture Community is the group for entrepreneurs, startup teams, venture capitalists and venture service providers in the New York Metro region. Joining this group will enable you to find other like minded venture people in the region and it will also enable them to find you."

Organizations: NYCEDC

NYCEDC drives economic development by creating jobs, driving growth, and improving the quality of life in and around the city by combining efforts from the public and private sectors.

Organizations: NYU Venture Community on LinkedIn

NYU Venture Community (NYUVC) is a private community for NYU students, alumni and employees interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any NYU school and any sector or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, VC, lawyer, etc.). NYUVC seeks to foster entrepreneurship by facilitating communication, providing access to resources and creating community. Individuals must have attended or worked for NYU to join.

Resources: Gaebler Ventures- Help for New York Entrepreneurs

This website provides a large list of websites, articles, and resources that entrepreneurs operating in or around New York can choose from. Provided is a list of venture capital firms, angel investors, and other resouces in the New York area. The site also provides links to pages providing vital information about small business resources, tax and legal information, and more.



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