Pop-ups are ever popping up about the city like so many mushrooms after a rainstorm, so it was only a matter of time before we saw one just for fashion startups. The New York City Economic Development Corporation has just announced that it’ll be collaborating with retailer Story on a competition dubbed Project Pop-Up NYC. It’s targeted to both up-and-coming retailers and (more importantly for our purposes) innovative fashion tech startups.
Up to three winners will get their very own pop-up within STORY’s Chelsea outpost during the month of September, which of course coincides nicely with Fashion Week. They’ll also win PR support, mentoring and “exposure at key industry events.” That last bit sounds a bit fuzzy, but the right mentor is a pearl beyond price. As many as eight other companies will also get display space.
Screw You Pay Me
As former undergraduate residential advisors, Rob Caucci and Jeremy Pease have mediated many a dispute. The common theme? All too often, it was money: One roommate just wasn’t chipping in for the weekly post-rager cleaning supplies. After experimenting with two other ideas, they’ve finally pivoted into a solution in the form of SpaceSplitter, a soon-to-launch platform designed to strip all the awkwardness out of communal living.
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
Dear Startup Abbey
As Betabeat has been pointing out, Occupy Wall Street presents sort of a gray area for Startupland. Sure, both parties waive their anti-corporate banner proudly and the rhetoric of disruption can be used interchangeably. But bootstrapped, self-interested Ayn Rand-o-philes and Zuccotti Park’s concern with economic inequality don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye.
Thankfully higher authorities have decided to weigh in on one problematic area. In fact, the entire Ethicist column in this weekend’s New York Times magazine is devoted to it.
First Hand Advice
This is a guest post from Will Cole, co-founder of the social discovery service, KnowAbout.It
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Monday – Must make a note of how this all began. I was staring down at the subway tracks, where my broken Blackberry was blinking its last gasps of life. The fifth phone I’ve lost this year. Noticed that as the sound of its clicking keys receded from my brain, a enormous calm came Read More