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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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nyc tech draft startup panel

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:

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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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Made in NYC: Sailthru

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Sailthru is a personalized marketing communications company headquartered here in New York City. To date, the company has raised $48 million in funding. Last year, it ranked #30 on on INC.'s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies. Founded in 2008, Sailthru has grown from its original employee—founder Neil Capel, pictured below—to 145 employees across four offices in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London.

Neil talked to us about about Sailthru's fun and vibrant workplace culture. 

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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 York City, including physical...

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2013 Israel to NYC Finalists Announced

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NYCEDC and the US Israel Business Council (USI) are proud to announce the 2013 Israel to NYC delegation.  Israel to NYC is a 3-day program for selected Israeli startups to meet investors and learn how to launch their US expansion in New York City. 

14 organizations were chosen from a pool of over 150 applicants. They come from a range of sectors within digital media and advertising, enterprise, and e-commerce. 

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Some of the innovative companies participating include:

  • Curiyo: A 1-click, online information...
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Finalists Named in Competition THRIVE!

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Competition THRIVE

Today, along with Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the Garfield Foundation and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, we announced the five finalists of Competition THRIVE. The competition is designed to generate business plans that will address the challenges faced by immigrant entrepreneurs, including access to credit, financial management, language barriers and access to business networks. The finalists include:

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Meet the 2013 NYC Next Idea Finalists

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2013 Next Idea Finalists

With over 200 entries to this year's NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition, we have narrowed it down to six finalists! These top-tier teams will pitch their ideas this week to a panel of elite investors and entrepreneurs for the chance to win the $35,000 grand prize.

Meet the six finalist teams

  1. BUZZtheBar is a marketing and ordering logistics services provider. BUZZtheBar’s order management system helps bars and nightclubs streamline their drink service by...
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KisiBox Named NYC Next Idea Winner

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KisiBox

Today we announced the winner of this year's NYC Next Idea Competition: KisiBox, hailing from Germany, is developing smartphone-managed entry security systems for buildings, apartments, and other spaces. The team, comprising co-founders Bernhard Mehl, Maximilian Schütz, and Carl Pfeiffer, was selected from a highly competitive and diverse pool of more than 220 applicants submitted from 40 different countries. As winner of the Next Idea competition, Kisibox qualifies for $35,000 in prize-money to assist them in launching their innovative business in New York City.

"We have worked very hard on...

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NYC Next Idea 2013 Finalist Teams Selected

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Finalists from last year

NYC Next Idea Finalists from last year. Meet this year's finalists!

By Clay Ramel, Project Manager,  Center for Economic Transformation

After two rounds of judging over the past two months, we've narrowed the field of 222 entries for NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition to six finalists! These top-tier teams will now have the chance to come to New York City in March to pitch their ideas to a panel of elite investors and...

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