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

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

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

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
New York Stories

Do you know italian pitch coaches?

“The way to tell your story is very important and the Italian startuppers I saw at the Demo Night have a lot of room to improve their pitch”, observed Alessandro Piol, one of the investors attending the event organized by VentureOutNY on December the 3rd in New York (see previous post).

di Maria Teresa Cometto