Entries for the ‘Startups’ Category
Flatiron-based DogSpin.com officially launched today with loads of info for NYC dog owners. You can find a map of almost all of the Manhattan dog runs and parks, including our very own Madison Square Park dog run, plus listings by neighborhood of dog daycare, veterinarians, and NYC dog friendly hotels.
They also have a section where readers can “ask a trainer” questions and get responses from multiple local dog trainers as well as free obituaries to remember dogs that have passed away.
Plus there are weekly articles on the home page with fun city excursions with your dog (ex. pet jerky found at the Union Square Greenmarket), as well as helpful tips to make having a dog in the city easier and more fun for you and your pooch. Check out the site at DogSpin.com.
The Flatiron BID, Baruch College, and General Assembly are hosting a FREE business assistance event on Tuesday, March 12th at Baruch College (Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor). FREE registration here.
There will be a free networking breakfast at 8am, and then you can choose from one of four workshops on some great topics from 9am-10am. The following is taken from the official website:
“Workshop I: Developing Your Brand on Facebook and Twitter
with Eric Metelka, Founder and CEO, Digital Media Certification
Gone are the days when a brand was simply a logo and a catch phrase. Social media is facilitating a two-way dialogue between customers and companies, both large and small. Customers can now interact with and directly shape their favorite brands. This workshop will explore how users interact with brands online, and how businesses can deliver great content via Twitter and Facebook.
Workshop II: Intro to User Acquisition Marketing
with Anna Lindow, New York Regional Director, General Assembly
User Acquisition Marketing is more than just bringing new people to your product. It’s being able to measure the impact of your efforts to more effectively grow your base. This workshop serves as a basic introduction to the practice aimed at giving participants an overview of key terminology, concepts and approaches.
Workshop III: Intro to Business Development
with Keith Cutler, Principal, KC Marketing Group
Learning how to most effectively sell both your produce and yourself is a key component in growing a successful business. This workshop provides a detailed understanding of the sales process, from identifying your audience and making key customer connections, to creating effective presentations and nailing the pitch. Students will come away with valuable sales and networking techniques.
Workshop IV: Intro to Exporting: Taking a Global Step
Facilitated by Martin K. Behr III, Esq., International Trade Instructor from Baruch College, Division of Continuing and Professional Studies. Moderated by Lene Skou, Deputy Director at Baruch College Weissman Center for International Business with panelists Toni Corsini from the US Small Business Administration, US Export Assistance Center; Ryan Hollowell, M.B.A., M.A. from U.S. Department of Commerce; and Regina Gordin from Export-Import Bank of the United States.
This workshop will present international trade professionals who will share their insights about how exporting can grow your business. The program will also include an interactive panel of experienced service providers who will discuss the opportunities and benefits of expanding your business to a global market and the many advantages of exporting for small businesses in the United States. The workshop and panel session will conclude by opening the floor for questions and answers.”
Flatiron School opens next to Madison Square Park, offering 12-week intensive web development program
If you are looking for a career shift in a growing field, the first semester for the newly-created Flatiron School (33 West 26th Street) starts October 2nd, offering students a 12-week intensive program in web development. Their main focus is on teaching Ruby on Rails, but they want you to come out of the program as a full stack entry-level developer with hands-on experience building sites and apps as a class during the program.
The cost of the 12-week program is $5500, and there may be some grant and scholarships available. The instructor is Avi Flombaum.
You can learn more about the program at http://flatironschool.com.
Another startup has set up their headquarters in the Madison Square Park area at 1 Madison Avenue according to Real Estate Weekly. This time it is Yext.com, which helps businesses manage their online presence with regard to company listings on over 35 websites such as Yahoo, Yelp, Citysearch, Superpages, FourSquare etc.
As of June, Yext was valued at $270 million according to Techcrunch.
This continues the trend of leading startups moving to the Flatiron and Madison Square Park neighborhoods. The 10010 zip code was named the most popular for startups in NYC after a recent analysis and a report by the Center for an Urban Future.
An investor group bought the building at 915 Broadway in the Flatiron according to the Wall Street Journal and it will be further re-positioned as a tech hub right here in the heart of Silicon Alley. Current tenants already include tech campus General Assembly, VC firm Union Square Ventures, and digital advertising firm Jump Associates. The 10010 zip code was named the most popular for startups in NYC after a recent analysis and a report by the Center for an Urban Future.
Read the full story at http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/07/09/whats-the-deal-betting-on-tech/.