The Start-Up Rundown

Start-Up News: Silicon Alley Talent Fair, Now With Ping Pong

willprogramforfood Start Up News: Silicon Alley Talent Fair, Now With Ping PongMeanwhile, back in the New York start-up scene.

GET A JOB. We won’t include a who’s hiring item in this roundup, as the Silicon Alley Talent Fair is tomorrow. The Fair features more than 100 companies and over 1,000 applicants, organizers say. It begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m. at the 69th Regiment Armory on 26th and Lexington. There is an afterparty somewhere with ping pong; they put up photos of the venue to prove it exists. Volunteers were still needed as of yesterday.

LAUNCHES. NYC and SF-based Manilla, a platform for heads of households to manange their finances, bills, magazine subscriptions and travel rewards programs, is open to the public and free; they’ve also announced partnerships with Citi Cards and Comcast. We can now check in to everything we consume, and find out what Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention magazine editors think about our shampoo, etc., due to bootstrapped start-up Consmr’s launch and partnership with Rodale. Next: The hunt for funding.

Fab.com launched, by invitation, “daily design inspirations and flash sales at up to 70 percent off retail,” and say they already have 200,000 members.

No sex, promises UrbanOrca, just good plain fun! “June 15 will mark the official launch of the social network UrbanOrca.com in New York and San Francisco… UrbanOrca was co-founded by Hesam Hosseini, former general manager at Match.com International and Andrew Sider, former director of strategy for RootMusic.com, the fourth-largest Facebook app…  The venture was founded March 2011, and has been quietly testing in New York City since.” It is a location-based social network.

FEATURE LAUNCHES. TheLadders.com announced a Mobile Inbox for job seeks and recruiters “on the go.” You can now invite your Twitter friends to Subjot, the Makery-based start-up that lets you follow friends’ updates by subject, heretofore in private beta.

HEALTH STARTUPS STILL IN THE GHETTO. “StartUp Health aims to close the Health Gap between entrepreneurs, private investors, corporations, universities, foundations and other stakeholders committed to accelerating meaningful health and wellness innovation.” Apparently this initiative, spearheaded by NYC health start-up OrganizedWisdom c-ofounder Steve Krein and director Jerry Levin, translates to panels, it seems like. The first Startup Health Roundtable will take place in July. The other main component of the initiative is the StartUp Health Pledge; even more discouraging is that StartupHealth.com redirects to a Facebook page.

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Comments

  1. Nothing says:

    Job fair during the day.  Great way to attract the best.  You know, the ones that currently have jobs.