New York City Archive

3 Short Stories from 3 NYC Startups

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. Our society celebrates the buzzy and bubbly – acquisitions, funding events, mergers, new hires. As entrepreneurs, most of the buzzy stories we read are rather useless. They serve no practical application to help grow our respective businesses. This is why great entrepreneurs get out in the field and engage in as many conversations as they can with those they respect. They want to hear firsthand how people …

Dogpatch Labs NYC – The Spinback Home

Now that the dust has settled a bit and the acquisition is done, I wanted to talk a little bit about Dogpatch Labs NYC and the role they played in Spinback. 1. Collaboration For the past few months the Spinback team has been working out of a union square loft in NYC hosted by Polaris Ventures. We have been working alongside 15 – 20 other …

“F-U” Style Marketing

Things are getting tough, especially in the marketing world. Marketers have to go way beyond conventional wisdom to drive results for their clients or personal business. One, definitely not so new style, is what I like to think of as “F-U” Style Marketing. A style where one marketer or company completely bashes another. I recently turned on a new NYC FM radio station 92.3 NOW …