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Here is what happened at Demo Day.

VR AXS Map takes home the Audience Choice Award!

Thank you to everybody who joined us at our fifth Demo Day! To see a full list of pitching teams, click here. Our audience of industry, press, brands and founders were joined by our fantastic panel, Fran Hauser, Partner at Rothenberg Ventures, Matthew Hooper, VP – Open Innovation at Barclays and Head of Rise NY,…

The View From Startup Island

Through impromptu encounters or coffee chats that inevitably take weeks to schedule, we've found inspiration, creative collaborators and a de facto family (not to mention a robust focus group).

By Noah Rosenberg I’m racing through the British countryside right now, traveling via train from London to speak at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, a film and digital media conference. As an entrepreneur, much of my time is spent racing–between meetings, deadlines, ideas, even just racing against the clock. And the view’s not always this pretty. But…

Grade school entrepreneurs brainstorm big ideas in DUMBO

Students from P.S. 307 will takes lessons from a panel of Brooklyn-based innovators and turn them into their own concepts during the Big Idea Week.

This article was originally published by the Daily News. Now, this is a real startup. A group of Brooklyn fourth graders will play entrepreneur this week with help from an array of DUMBO innovators — people who make thermoelectric camp stoves, click-magnet YouTube sportscasts and massive solar-powered cell phone chargers. “I promise you, your heads…

DELVE INTERVIEW-SABRINA DRIDJE

Welcome to DELVE Interviews, a look into the unique paths of artistic and creative individuals.

This interview was originally published by Kind Aesthetic. These conversations are a branch of our DELVE Workshops and Networking Events, where we celebrate and discover everyone’s unique paths as artistic and creative forces. It’s a chance to learn from others, meet new people and see where our worlds overlap. We’re happy to have had the…

Why designers are the engineers of tomorrow

A tiny company called Tomorrow Lab offers a glimpse into the future of smart hardware in New York.

This article was originally published by Crain’s New York. Mr. Ullrich, and partners Pepin Gelardi and Dean DiPietro, are part of a wave of New York area so-called smart hardware designers. The new firms and people working for them replace traditional cumbersome and expensive software coding and electrical system engineering with a lighter, more fluid…

Dash is Like a Fitbit For Your Car

Dash automatically tracks data about your driving habits and your car's wear and tear to keep you safe, and save you money.

This article was originally published by Mashable. Edis described Dash as being like a “Fitbit for cars,” and said it aims to help people drive more safely through real-time feedback, and to better track the wear and tear on their car, so they know when to bring it in for repairs. Dash is also incorporating…

LESSONS FROM A CIVIC-MINDED STARTUP: LILY LIU FOUNDER AND CEO, PUBLICSTUFF

Following analyst stints for New York and Long Beach, California, Liu launched an app that gathers citizens' geo-tagged photos of public issues (such as potholes) and organizes them for local officials.

This article was originally published by Fast Company. 1. HIRE LOCAL TALENT “By having a background working in cities, we got started a little bit faster. There are things most startups don’t consider–how the permit process works in different cities, how to navigate the rules in each region–that are important to understand.” 2. PRACTICE PATIENCE…

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