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Made in NYC: Paperless Post

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Have you ever received a beautifully adorned invitation in your inbox? Chances are, the company behind it was Paperless Post, a Made in NY startup launched in 2009 by siblings Alexa and James Hirschfeld.

Known for its distinctive, customizable designs for online and paper stationery, Paperless Post makes it easy to communicate expressively for any event, whether it be daily correspondence or milestone life events.

The company is quickly growing. Last year, it relocated and expanded operations to 115 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. As the ...

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Made in NYC : eCaring

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Last year, over 40 innovator teams submitted proposals for health pilot projects to Pilot Health Tech NYC. eCaring was one of 10 winning projects.

In conjunction with Pace University, eCaring was able to test its new web-based care management and monitoring system among Henry Street Settlement's retirement community in the Lower East Side. 

Founder and CEO Robert Herzog talked to us about the need for this new type of patient monitoring system, the talent he's looking for, and why eCaring is proud to be in NYC.

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NYC at SXSW Interactive 2014

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Are you going to South by Southwest (SXSW) this year?

Heralded as one of the nation's ultimate music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW kicks off this Friday, March 7 in Austin, Texas. 

We're happy to support New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) as it brings a piece of the Big Apple to the Interactive portion of SXSW. 

Join NYTM on Saturday, March 8 as...

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Made in NYC: HowAboutWe

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HowAboutWe was founded in 2010 as a dating site, but it's now officially a media company as well. Last month, HowAboutWe acquired Nerve.com and launched HowAboutWe Media, a new independent media network with four online publications devoted to the topic of modern love. Though the company no longer focuses strictly on dating, its purpose remains the same: reflecting and celebrating the basic values underlying the pursuit of love.

HowAboutWe co-founders Brian Schecter and Aaron Schildkrout, who have been friends since high school, shared their thoughts on what it's like to work at their company.

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Made in NYC: Onswipe

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Founded in 2011, Onswipe is a New York City-based tablet publishing company that creates customized mobile sites for web publishers. Before starting Onswipe, founder Jason Baptiste worked on Cloudomatica business web app store that was acquired in 2011 with his business partner.

Since then, Onswipe has taken off, as documented on TechStarsBloomberg TV's documentary series which featured companies that were part of TechStars' New York City accelerator in 2011.   

Jason ...

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Made in NYC: Solve Media

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ari jacobySolve Media is a privately-held security and advertising technology service that was just ranked #48 on Forbes' list of America's most promising companies. 

The company, which is headquartered in New York City and Philadelphia, provides an

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Kicking Off Tech Talent Draft, Round 2

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Over 70 students attended Tech Talent Draft's Startup Panel at Columbia University this Tuesday evening. Technology execs from six NYC startups joined Center for Economic Transformation's EVP Eric Gertler for a discussion of the various job opportunities available at their respective companies. The panelists included:

  • Sachin Devand, Chief Technology Officer at AHAlife
  • Dave Stein, Head of Development at 
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Made in NYC: NewsCred

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Founded in 2008, NewsCred is a NYC-based content marketing startup that just raised $25 million to expand its offerings to more languages. With 4,500 publishing partners, 120 employees, and a new office alongside Twitter, the company is helping the journalism industry to create a new, sustainable business model. 

NewsCred founders Shafqat Islam, Iraj Islam, and Asif Rahman share what it's like to work at their fun-loving media tech company.

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2014 NYC Venture Fellows

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This year's class of NYC Venture Fellows consists of 28 entrepreneurs representing startups originating from five different countries, as well as a diverse cross-section of industries such as media, enterprise software, biotech, education, financial services, and real estate. They are:

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Hanging Out With The Entrepreneur At Large

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         Screen shot of Virtual Office Hours with Steve Rosenbaum on October 24

By Kat Lau, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC's Entrepreneur at Large (EAL), hosted his latest session of virtual office hours yesterday via Google Hangout. He spent the hour fielding questions and dispensing invaluable advice to representatives from startups PivotDesk, Yellow Dig, Linnovision, Soliday TeleHealth, and Mogul Music Academy. 

Rosenbaum began by talking about the strengths of tech in New...

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