Mayor Mike

Mayor Bloomberg Goes Full Nerd, Actually Wears a Hoodie in Public

Cozy! (Photo Credit: Spencer T Tucker)

Yesterday was Mayor Bloomberg’s final Inner Circle dinner, an annual gathering of politicos and a chance for the city’s chief executive to indulge his inner vaudevillian. Every year, the mayor participates in a parody of a popular Broadway show, recapping the year’s events.

This time, though, Bloomberg went a bit over the top. The New York Times reports that he hired (with his own money) the casts of several Broadway musicals to lend a hand. And perhaps as a nod to his role as Godfather to the New York tech scene, he traded his usual slacks for jeans and a blue hoodie (perhaps the gift from Yext?). Read More

Startup Life

Tech Startups Are Now Hiring Groupies

Everyone on the startup bus

So you’re a young social sales analytics platform. You know cloud computing is a hot market, but it isn’t easy to break out from the pack and get noticed.

When a rock star like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is in town, perhaps giving a talk at the Jacob Javits center tomorrow as part of the CloudForce expo, you’ve basically got one chance to make a big impression.

You could try slipping him your pitch deck in the elevator or maybe rapping your way to an M&A. But the smart money is to get him to come to you, and that means making a splash.

We found this amazing offer on Zaarly today:

    $10¬†for “groupies” to join me at Cloudforce NYC on Wed Read More