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Startup News: Startups Are the New Grungy Nineties Garage Bands

 Startup News: Startups Are the New Grungy Nineties Garage Bands

Walt Mossberg with Steve Jobs in 2007. (Source: Wikipedia)

DIA DE TECNOLOGIA. New York Tech Day was full of NYC based startups—from the established to the unfunded—all stages in the NYC tech lifestyle were represented. The companies that follow really stuck out to NY Tech Day Judges. Best use of Location – BiteHunter, Best Design – Chartbeat, Best Educational Startups – Three Ring, Best Social Startup – GiftSimple, Best Booth Design – Cannonball, NY Tech Day Staff Choice – Snakblox, Best use of Data – Hoppit, Best Mobile App – Uber, Best Business Model – Temboo, Best Enterprise Startup – SendGrid, Best Unfunded Startup – Unroll.me.

KICK BUTT. Everything Butt Art, the adorable drawing app for iPad, just launched a Kickstarter campaign. As of this writing, the founders have raised just over $1,000 and still have a ways to go towards that $20,000 goal.

SMELLS LIKE… “Inside the Internet Garage,” a new series from NYU Steinhardt with thoughts on early Internet history from technology’s leaders will kick off  tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at NYU’s Courant Institute. AllThingsD cofounders Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg will be interviewed by professor Aaron Cohen for the series’ first event. More information and registration is available here.

IN THE APP STORE. MyCityWay, an app that users can personalize to get the information they need, is now available on iOS. From theatre tickets to fuel, users can find deals on the things that matter to them with real time updates.

JOB HUNT. The Daily Muse, a website devoted to women and their careers, has been featuring cool employers with job openings on its company board. Busy bees seeking a new hive can search by company type, size and location among the likes of StumbleUpon, Airbnb, Giorgio Armani, Tumblr and Mashable, to name a few.

HELLOOO, NURSE. Thanks to ZocDoc, Detroit residents no longer have to pull out hair or fight dangerously high blood-pressure when scheduling doctor’s visits. The Motor City is the startup’s 17th market.

FUNDS. AdSafe Media just locked down $10 million in funding from Pelion Venture Partners, Atlas Venture and Coriolis Ventures. AdSafe helps protect brand identity by determining, at the page level, whether or not the content is appropriate for that particular ad.

PARTY. Another entrant to the party planning space, imbookin.com seeks to make throwing a party at one of New York City’s main attractions easily and of course, below full price. Partners with over $1,000 New York venues, imbookin.com allows users to customize all the details online. Open bar? Check. Light appetizers? Check to that one too. Eventup, another party planning and event booking site, also popped up recently in New York.

JOBS FOUND. Work Market is looking for a community manager with “STRONG ENTREPRENEURIAL desires” to work on email marketing campaigns and viral marketing initiatives. Apply here. DerbyJackpot needs a lead Rails developer slash chief gambling officer for the first gambling game to be launched on Facebook (coming in June). If you have Rails, CoffeeScript, Redis and Jasmine chops, email TomVimeo is looking for backend, PHP application, cloud system, Java data, junior video encoding and entry-level web application engineers. Apply here.

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