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Gov 2.0 Expo 2010


Jay Parkinson, “Healthcare Needs a Redesign”

Tim Berners-Lee, “Open, Linked Data for a Global Community”

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New York Entrepreneur Week


Everyone should pickup one event and go to it to learn something new: November 8th-12th, 2010

What is Entrepreneur Week? from NYEW on Vimeo.

Join the revolution. Join our community. Join Entrepreneur Week: An incredible collection of business people and investors working together to inspire, educate and help each other realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

Check GarysGuide.org for more info. Also follow them on twitter!

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Y Combinator: ambassador to the east


Today Y Combinator ambassador to the east Alexis Ohanian came by our office’s.

He spoke about how YC helped him with his startup Reddit and how he is now working on breadpig.com.

There was one thing that Alexis mentioned that really made me think why they are so succesfull at what they do. I think some of the secret sauce that YC has is a weekly dinner. I don’t think it is just the dinner that drives startup product but the demos. Demoing to peers who judge, drive Startups to work a little harder. But it isn’t just that, imagine demoing to the founders of google, or the founder of facebook. Now that is pressure… That drives home a secret message. Get product out fast. Period. You don’t want to look like the startup who didn’t do their homework.

Alexis Ohanian

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Summit Series


This is not a conference, but a celebration of new ideas.

If you have a great idea, you should be here.

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The Hatchery — Venture Collaboration in New York


The Hatchery

One of the best monthly events is called “The Hatchery“. The Hatchery is in essence American Idol for startup companies giving a quick 3 minute pitch. You get real feedback about your pitch, the hard truth, what is good and what is weak. It is something every serious startup should go through to understand how to refine a pitch.

Contact Yao-Hui Huang.

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Like Y Combinator there is another really savvy group that I think can really boast a startup to get things going, they team is TechStars and they are in NYC for the next few months.

Below is episode 1 of the show they have created called the Founders:

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Startup School


Startup School

This year I had the honor of attending “Startup School“. It was an awakening, seeing the truth behind building a great company. I come from the east cost, I think we have great support like NextNY, the New York Tech Meetup, great incubators, and great advisors but the West Coast has some true gems. Support coming from Y Combinator and the startup schoool is amazing. Paul Graham gives great direction. It is eye opening.

I listened to founders talk, like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, it was worth the trip to CA. I recommend if you ever have the chance to go, take it.

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To hear some great info from the startup school, watch this video from 2009.

Watch live video from Startup School on Justin.tv

Watch live video from HackerTV on Justin.tv

Check out some of the great companies that came out of Y Combinator.

Legal In’s and Outs for Your Startup

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Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media


This month Alexis Ohanian, the founder of ReadIt will be talking at a Rose Tech Free Lunch Friday, I am looking forward to it!
They were the first successful company to get an exist out of ycombinator.

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