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Apply to Techstars New York Before New Years Eve

The deadline for applying to Techstars New York for the next program is 11:59:59pm PST on 12/31/13. I’m extremely excited about the upcoming Techstars New York program. Alex Iskold is the new managing director. I was an angel investor in Alex’s previous company (AdaptiveBlue – also known as GetGlue) and have known and worked with Alex…

Funding Computer Science Education In NY

Last week Fred and Joanne Wilson announced that they are helping create a $5m seed fund to invest in computer science education in the NYC public school system. A few weeks ago Fred sent me a note and asked if Amy and I would make a contribution from our foundation. We’d previously contributed to another project…

Book: Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community

On Digital Sabbath #5, I read Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community. I got through half of it on my flight home from New York on Saturday morning; the balance laying on the couch next to Amy on Saturday evening. I gave a talk with Alessandro Piol on Tuesday night at the…

Eugene Chung – New TechStars NY Managing Director

Over at the TechStars blog today, David Cohen introduced the new Managing Director for TechStars in New York, Eugene Chung. Thirty-five great candidates were interviewed for this position; the only offer we extended was to Eugene. His background includes NY-area investments BuzzFeed and Bedrocket while he was at New Enterprise Associates. Prior to that, he worked  at Warbug…

Learning A City By Running Around In It

This morning I had a gritty, sweating, damp, dirty run down Bowery through Chinatown and back. It was a short run – only 30 minutes and my coach’s note for me was simple and clear: “One of those “throw away” runs that mean a lot to long term fitness improvement.” So I did it. I’ve…