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Startup Guide Includes New York

In 2014, the Danish Sissel Hansen publishing firm initiated the Startup Guide  series. As of late 2019, New York City has a guide and joins over 20 other major cities with similar publications.

New York startups now cataloged in Startup Guide

With an impressive 265 pages, the informative and entertaining read highlights founders, shared work spaces, investors, educational programs, and other startup players. The goal is to profile New York’s diversity and creativity. The city’s robust portfolio, in technology, fashion, media, real estate, art, finance, and so much more allows for a dynamic and distinct startup environment.

Included in the guide are leading New York-based startups such as Etsy, Kickstarter, Jet, Moat, MongoDB, Plated, Trello, Zola, Yext, Flatiron Health, General Assembly, and AppNexus.

The city is the No. 2 epicenter of new venture creation in the US.

“New York City is where innovation meets the real world.”

Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City

Also notable is New York’s demarcation as the No.1 city for women entrepreneurs. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen explains that “no other city has more female-founded firms; a quarter of our city’s tech founders are women.”

New York has the most women-led startups

Seventh Cohort of New York Fashion Tech Lab

New York Fashion Tech Lab (NYFTLab), the community-driven, collaborative platform for promoting fashion, beauty and retail-tech advancement, launched its 7th group of supported businesses. NYFTLab is a program of Springboard Enterprises, supported by top tier retail, brand, and tech partners such as LVMH, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Levi Strauss and Co., Estée Lauder Companies, PVH Corp, Perry Ellis International, Accenture, Microsoft, and Avery Dennison. This is the… Continue Reading

Maven Gets Money

Maven, the New York-based startup for women’s health and family planning, announced that it has raised $45 million from investors.  Forbes hailed this as one of the largest rounds of funding for a woman-run healthcare company. Among the investors are noted actresses Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, and Mindy Kaling. 23andMe co-founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki has also… Continue Reading

LendIt Fintech Announces Year-Long Mentor Program for NYC-Area Women

LendIt Fintech and NYC Fintech Women launched its inaugural year-long Mentor Program for tri-state area women. The collaborative program is designed to assist, advance, and aid aspiring fintech women as they grow professionally. LendIt Fintech is committed to supporting and facilitating diversity in fintech while creating opportunities for the global community. Mentors, who must be in a senior… Continue Reading

Female Small Business Owners More Optimistic

2020 is looking promising for female small business owners. According to a newly released Bank of America Small Business Owner Report Survey for 2019, 84% of women small business owners expect year-over-year growth. The data also suggests that more women small business owners than men: Have plans for expansion (73% v 66%) Expect revenue to increase… Continue Reading

New York City’s Got Milk

New York City makeup brand, Milk Makeup is moving into its own location: 586 Broadway. Once sold only in Sephora shops, Urban Outfitters, Birchbox and online, now Milk Makeup’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free products will be available in the brand’s flagship store. Created by Milk Studios, Milk Makeup creates original, healthy products that redesign… Continue Reading

Using Tech to Breath Better

Residents in the tri-state area can take a deep- and clean(er)- breath in the coming year. OpenAQ is making sure of that! The open-source platform gathers air quality data from governments and international organizations in one site; it is all free and accessible to everyone. It is also cultivating a community of activists, scientists, and… Continue Reading

Fur Free for 2020

All four brands of SMCP, the Chinese-owned French fashion company, are now entirely fur-free. As more and more consumers look for fashion that is sustainable, kind, and responsible, fur, leather, and animal byproducts are falling out of favor. Claudie Pierlot is the last of the ready-to-wear brand to cease the use of fur in its… Continue Reading

Tiffany & Co Gets a New Luxury Backing

The French luxury group LVMH has bought the Tiffany & Co jewelry company for $16.2 billion. LVMH is the world’s biggest luxury group and has 75 different brands, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. For LVMH, Tiffany — which faced financial and public image struggles recently — is a sensible transformational project. Tiffany will… Continue Reading