Demo Daze

12 Startups Vie for VC at Techstars NYC Demo Day

Techies, techies everywhere (Sage Lazzaro).

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of startups these days, but when a company makes it through Techstars, we’re more inclined to pay attention to them

It was a big day for big dreams. Following a three month crash course in tech-business facilitated by Techstars and their team of 170 mentors, 12 startups presented their ideas Read More

Seed Money

This High-Tech Aeroponic Gardening System Lets You Water Your Plants From Afar

"Sprout to table" (via SproutsIO)

The days of getting down and dirty in the garden are over.

A new indoor food growing system allows users to Face Time with their fruits and veggies and even water them from afar with one click on the app.

The SproutsIO system was developed by students at the MIT Media Lab so even those who live in cramped Willamsburg apartments can have fresh, homegrown produce year round. Read More

Silicon Alley

Tech Boot Camp: Dutch Startups Will Learn to Make It in NYC

Pauline van Dongen, a Dutch designer that makes tech-influenced couture, will be among the startups  visiting New York in June to pitch their companies. (Photo via Pauline van Dongen)

London, Beijing, Tel Aviv — these are the cities most commonly associated with thriving startup ecosystems abroad. But one country demands not to be left out of the running as a top-of-the-list hotbed for global innovation: the Netherlands.

In two weeks, the nation that claims such inventions as WiFi and the CD-ROM is bringing a group of their top startups to New York City to convince the world that Amsterdam is the next destination for tech innovation. The Dutch Consulate in New York is sponsoring 11 companies for a five day tour. They’ll meet with VCs, tour the offices of major New York tech companies, and spend two days at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival. Read More