It may be January, but already there’s a lot happening in the startup community in New York. Brooklyn is still seeing its fair share of growth and innovative companies being funded while speculation about the broader New York startup ecosystem runs the gammut from a potential Series A bubble, to whether New York can even compete with Silicon Valley without having major software enterprise startups to anchor the community.
Here are five stories you may have missed recently:
BROOKLYN STARTUP NEWS
- Why 2013 Will Be a Big Year for NYC’s Tech Startups (FORBES). “…some veteran observers are already forecasting the collapse of another tech bubble. We disagree. We anticipate that 2013 will be a big year for NYC’s Start-Ups. Here’s why.”
- What you may have missed: Brooklyn Startup Karm.io Launches Online Deal Site That Benefits Charities (Ecoproneurist). “Karm.io, a new online deal site that connects local merchants to global causes, has announced its alpha launch.”
- Unpakt Features ‘Innovators on the Move’ – Startup VHX Moves to Brooklyn (VIDEO). Innovators on the Move catches entrepreneurs reflecting on the professional and physical moves they make as their companies grow. Unpakt follows the Emmy-award winning duo behind online video platform VHX.tv as they hire their first team and move into their first offices.
- Startup TENDIGI Leaves the Nest (CRAINS NY). “App developer TENDIGI outgrows NYU-Poly’s incubator in Dumbo, Brooklyn, moves to its own space nearby.”
- With a Click, a Meal and a Story, Brooklyn’s Kitchensurfing.com Makes Strides (NY Times). Kitchensurfing started in May and now receives several bookings a day in New York and Berlin. On the second floor of its town house headquarters in Gowanus, Brooklyn, seven employees quietly tap away on laptops, embodying the image of a scrappy, caffeinated start-up at work.
- Brooklyn Entrepreneur Pitches Startup on ABC’s Shark Tank (brooklynventurecommunity.wordpress.com)
- Startup Roundup: Verelo acquired, INcubes’ new cohort and looking back at 2012 (business.financialpost.com)
- 8 Perks of Coworking Spaces for Savvy Entrepreneurs (grasshopper.com)