Monday, January 11, 2010

New York Startup List

Curious to see what's happening in the Big Apple? - check out this list from the New York Tech Meetup - I'm compiling a list of Columbus Startups and will publish in a few weeks - send me info on any startups you think we should put on the list.....Peace out - Ben

It’s no secret that the New York Startup scene is seeing a major surge in activity. Michael Karnjanaprakorn put together a great list of startups and organizations here in New York. A post like like this is a ton of work, so thank you Michael. I tried to add ommisions, but I’m sure it’s still not comprehensive. Put additions in the comments and I will add them to the list.


  • 20×200 sells art for everyone at ridiculously affordable prices (Soho).
  • Angelsoft is deal flow management software for Angel Investor and Venture Capitalists.
  • Anyclip is a movie clip search engine that allows you to find any moment from any film, instantly.
  • Aviary is a full suite of creative tools similar to Photoshop and Illustrator available in your browser.
  • Behance organizes the creative world to make their ideas happen (Soho).
  • Betaworks is an internet media company.
  • is the next generation television network (Soho).
  • By/Association is a private service for new introductions to remarkable people (Soho).
  • Bug Labs is a modular, open source system for building devices.
  • Boxee is the best way to enjoy entertainment from the Internet and computer on your TV.
  • Carbonmade helps
    ou build and manage an online portfolio website (Soho).
  • ChallengePost is a marketplace for challenges.
  • Clickable is an online solution that makes creating and managing online advertising simple and effective.
  • College Humo ris the best humor site on the internet.
  • Designer Pages is a free social application for finding products in architecture and
    interior design.
  • allows simple real-time sharing, collaboration, and presentation.
  • Etsy is the worlds most vibrant handmade marketplace.
  • Foursquare lets you share your location with your friends as you discover new places in your city (Soho).
  • gdgt is the new consumer electronics site by the guys behind Engadget and Gizmodo.
  • Harvest allows simple online time tracking, timesheet, and reporting (Soho).
  • Hello Health helps doctors communicate, document, and transact with their patients in person and online.
  • Hot Potato allows you to find events, join the crowd, and share the experience.
  • Hunch helps you make
    decisions and gets smarter the more you use it.
  • KGB Web It’s a secret…but it’s bound to be hot
  • Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, investors, and explorers.
  • Livestream is the most powerful live broadcast platform on the internet.
  • Meetup helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world.
  • Neighborhoodr covers 60+ distinct neighborhoods in New York City, allowing anyone to share what is going on their block at any time.
  • OMGPOP is the #1 place to play free multiplayer games with your friends.
  • Parachutes aims to reinvent how people teach and learn.
  • Quirky is a social product development company.
  • ScoopSt features one killer NY deal a day.
  • SeamlessWeb is the fastest, easiest, and smartest way to order food delivery online.
  • Squarespace is a fully hosted, completely managed environment for creating and maintaining a website, blog or portfolio (Soho).
  • Stocktwits Realtime stock tips community
  • Tumblr is the easiest way to blog.
  • Tweetdeck essential desktop app to manage Twitter
  • UrbanBaby Launched in NYC 1998, acquired by CNET in 2006.
  • Vimeo is a respectful community of creative people who are passionate about sharing the videos they make.
  • Yext Local adverting with a pay-per-lead model
  • Yipit scours NY for sample sales and restaurant deals and delivers only the ones that are relevant to you
  • Yodle big player in the pay-per-call local advertising space


  • NextNewNetworks Independent producer of online television networks
  • RocketBoom Daily international news program and creator of the breakout success, Know Your Meme.

New York City has always been the epicenter of the publishing and advertising industries. And that hasn’t changed with this list of innovative companies changing the publishing and email businesses.

  • CenterNetworks covers Web 2.0 and social media news, reviews, opinions and expert interviews.
  • Curbed - Curbed, Racked, Eater blog network
  • Daily Candy is a handpicked selection of all thats fun, fashionable, food related, and culturally stimulating in the city youre fixated on.
  • Flavorpill is a daily guide to quality cultural events in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and London.
  • Gawker is an online media company (Soho).
  • Gilt Groupe offers luxury designers and fashion brands at prices up to 70% off retail.
  • Huffington Post offers syndicated columnists, blogs and new stories with moderated comments.
  • One Kings Lane offers exclusive sales on designer home accessories.
  • Silicon Alley Insider top tier tech coverage.
  • Tasting Table is a free daily email about the best of eating and drinking culture.
  • TBD is a free email newsletter that delivers one world-changing idea and one collective action to improve our future.
  • TheDeal News and analysis about deals, mergers, acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, LBO’s and dealmakers
  • Thrillist daily emails sift through the crap to find the newest and best the Nation is hiding (Soho).
  • Urbandaddy brings you the single thing you need to know every day about your city.
  • Very Short List is a collection of distinct, free, daily e-mails that each recommend one must-see gem a day.

Every city needs a strong VC and angel community to support everything from seed to established companies. New York City has a strong list of investors supporting the entrepreneurs.

  • First Round Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build remarkable companies.
  • Founder Collective is a seed-stage venture capital fund, built by a collection of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Polaris Venture Partners invests in seed and early stage companies and in growth equity companies with substantial operating income.
  • Spark Capital is a venture fund focused on the conflux of the media, technology, and entertainment industries.
  • RRE Ventures focuses on expansion stage information technology ventures.
  • Union Square Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm.
  • Zelkova Ventures early stage venture capital firm specializing in software-as-a-service and digital media.


Every new startup needs a place to work out of when they first get started. NYC has launched some new co-working spaces in the past year.

  • Dogpatch Labs is an open source startup lab.
  • Green Spaces is work space to launch green entrepreneurs.
  • Hiveat55 new coworking space in Lower Manhattan at 55 Broad Street, 13th Floor. The space is sponsored by the Alliance for Downtown New York and NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • New Work City is a community coworking space in Manhattan.
  • Rose Tech is an incubator and co-working space in Madison Square park

Free events are essential to networking, culture, and innovation. Heres a list of some of the premier events in NYC.

  • Arts, Culture and Technology Meetup is an event designed to explore the ways in which social media and technology can help bring arts and culture to the masses.
  • Internet Week is a week-long festival of events celebrating New Yorks thriving Internet industry and community.
  • New York Entrepreneur Week (NYEW) is the largest entrepreneurial movement through New York State.
  • NextNY is the original tech organization in NY with a killer mailing list and great events every month.
  • New York Tech Meetup is an event where entrepreneurs can demo something cool to New Yorks tech community
  • The Feast is a series of programs addressing social innovation and new ways to make the world a better place.

Whats a community without charity? These charities are re-inventing philanthropy.

  • charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
  • Echoing Green provides seed funding and support to social entrepreneurs with bold ideas.
  • Freelancers Union is a national membership organization thats free to join.
  • Pop!Tech is a network of remarkable people, extraordinary conferences, powerful ideas & innovative projects that are changing the world.
  • StartingBloc educates, empowers, and connects emerging leaders to drive positive social change across sectors.
  • TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

Every city needs the support of the government and politicians. The City of New York has made numerous commitments to support entrepreneurship.

  • Mayor Bloomberg outlines 11 initiatives to support
    New York Citys financial services sector and encourage entrepreneurship.
  • NYC Seed funds seed-stage technology entrepreneurs in New York City.
  • New York City Investment Fund identifies and supports New York Citys most promising
    entrepreneurs in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

New York City has access to some of the top schools in the country for technology, design, and entrepreneurship.

  • NYU ITP is a two-year graduate program who mission is to explore the imaginative use of of communications technologies.
  • NYU Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship is designed to attract, encourage, and train a new generation of leaders in public service.
  • Parsons is the premier design and art school.
  • Pratt Institute offers studies in architecture, art and design, and information science.
  • SVA is a fine art and graphic art school in New York City specializing in art education for aspiring professional artists.


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