New York Stories

3D Printed Hat and Other Things You Can Find at “NYC Makers: The Mad Biennial” [GALLERY]

Tech is also fun and art in New York. If you don’t believe it, go and visit NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, the exhibition that opened on July 1st at the Museum of Arts and Design (going on until October 12, 2 Columbus Circle, NYC). You can see the work of 100 makers, artisans, artists,… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

A smart umbrella stand and other things invented by OpenPicus. But Italy isn’t ready for Internet of Things

OpenPicus is the first ever Italian company that was invited to come to New York by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) for a program organized and paid by the City. The program was the Global Industry Challenge and ran from May 12 to 14. OpenPicus was selected with other 14 startups from… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

The 6 startup-oriented policies of New York City

The kick-off of 2014 Internet Week in NYC (May 19) had a special guest speaker, the Mayor Bill de Blasio. For the first time he addressed the City’s tech community. Mr. de Blasio acknowledged the importance of the tech industry in NYC, mentioning that it represents 291,000 high-quality jobs. And he opened the door to all… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

Authorea, the italian startup Harvard fell in love with

«I want to bring sexy back to science», says Alberto Pepe, the 34 year old co-founder of Authorea, a startup based in New York City. It’s «the collaborative platform for research», reads its website.

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

The next (and the previous) big things of Timbuktu Magazine

 The next move for the Italian startup Timbuktu? Maybe moving to New York City from San Francisco, where it has currently its headquarters. NYC’s investors and tech professionals understand businesses that are focused on contents and media better than their colleagues in San Francisco and in the Silicon Valley. Besides, with only a six-hour time… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

Bitcoin mania: how to become a trader

  More than 200 years ago the most important stock exchange in the world was founded by 24 brokers, who gathered outside 68 Wall Street under a buttonwood tree. They established the rules for buying and selling bonds and shares of companies, and so they organized what would become the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)…. Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

Happy Birthday Arduino! And now, what’s your next challenge?

   Guess where Massimo Banzi, the Italian co-founder and ceo of Arduino (and also co-founder and chairman of Make in Italy) decided to celebrate Arduino Day (March 29)? In New York City, the emerging hub for experimenting new cool stuff in tech & manufacturing. I met him at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

Hurry up! This is the opportunity to enter NY ecosystem

If you are an innovative new manufacturing company, hurry up: you have time until March 31 to enter the Global Industry Challenge. It’s a program organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) “geared towards companies with a customer-ready product/service, an established market in their home country/region, the financial capability to seriously enter… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

Why Navacchio is one of the best incubators in Europe

Innovative startups looking for space may try and find a place into the incubator at the Polo Tecnologico di Navacchio in Cascina, near Pisa, Tuscany. At the moment there are only seven startups hosted in Navacchio, after 40 ones graduated in the last ten years. So the managers – managing director Elisabetta Epifori, CEO Alessandro Giari and… Read more »

di Maria Teresa Cometto
New York Stories

The startup power in New York

Will the new Mayor Bill de Blasio make it easier or more difficult to create a successful startup in New York City? That’s a $1 billion question. And probably it’s too early to answer, after only two months under the new administration.

di Maria Teresa Cometto