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Whatever, Haters: Everlane Attempts to Lure Engineers to the West Coast by Insulting NYC

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NYC startup denizens, bust out the pom poms and the insults: Everlane, an online retailer specializing in really, really fancy t-shirts, is hosting a New York-based job fair in conjunction with Projective Space, the NYC coworking space. The point of the job fair? To convince engineers, designers and sales people that New York sucks and they should move to Los Angeles or San Francisco. (L.A.? Really?) Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (ALOHA To Summer!, CE Week, Spotify Music Hackathon, Alley Girls, Social Media Day, Brooklyn Tech, Startup Grind, Projective Space Demo Day)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

This week is all about the weeks … and a day! First off we have Consumer Electronics (CE) Week with Mobile Apps Showdown, Engadget+gdgt Live, Mobile Happy Hour at WeWork and more. Then there is Energy Week organized by ESF (part of the NYC ACRE incubator, an anchor of NY’s energy startup community). Don’t miss the Rooftop Party at 230 Fifth! Next up is Telecom Week, followed by Wear New York Week (celebrating New York fashion & design). And last but not least is Social Media Day, the biggest celebration ever with Mashable, VICE and Milk, with music, dancing and unlimited libations! Read More

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Ask An Expert: Meet Projective Space’s James Wahba

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Thanks for joining us last week for our first live video chat with our social media expert David Fudge, the Director of Brand Marketing at Bonobos. This week our expert, James Wahba, will be answering your questions on how to manage your real estate needs for your startup. James Wahba is the CEO and cofounder of Projective Space, a coworking community for over 60 tech startups with two New York-based coworking spaces. Projective Space’s past and present members include big name startups like Indiegogo, Eventbrite and Uber. Read More

Goooood Morning Silicon Alley!

Best Tech Events This Week (Hearst Fashion Hackathon, Social Commerce Summit, NY Tech Meetup, PandoMonthly)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com.

Congrats to the Ravens for winning the Super Bowl! Best of the commercials? That’d be Chrysler’s So God Made A Farmer ad. Beyoncé rocked the half-time show (and flashed the Illuminati sign?). Yes, there was a brief blackout, enough to unleash a torrent of funny tweets. Oreos won the night, social-media wise. And finally, there was Shaq, lip-syncing to Beyoncé’s “Halo.”  Read More

First Hand Advice

When Is It Time to ‘Graduate’ From Co-Working to Your Own Office??

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This is a guest post from SeatGeek co-founder Russell D’Souza.

Prior to moving offices in early June, SeatGeek worked first out of Soho Haven (now Projective Space) and then at General Assembly, two shared office spaces in New York. In the early days of SeatGeek, shared office space was a complete no-brainer, but what was much less clear was when to “graduate” to our own office space. Since many startups have been asking us about this of late, I thought we’d break down some of the criteria we evaluated when making this decision. Read More

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Startup News: a Bot, a Spy, a Small Step for Diaspora and a Tiny Launch

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So the big news from the last week: TechStars is now 100 percent more Y Combinator, having raised a new fund from investors so it can give every graduate a $100,000 convertible note. But, did anything else happen?

3-D WHAAAT. “MakerBot Industries announced today the launch of yet another innovation to 3D printing, the MakerBot Stepstruder MK7. The most compact and reliable extruder to date, the MK7 produces the most detailed prints ever created on the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic.” Woot!

OPENING UP. Canv.as is, the second image-based startup from Christomoot Poole, is in public beta now (as is Google+). Alpha invites went out for Diaspora, that New York expatriated startup still occasionally poking at the fringes of our awareness. But Canvas still has a complex domain and the Twitter handle is @canv_as. Ick! Read More