International Startup Festival Elevator World Tour

The Elevator World Tour was recently brought to my attention and looks like a great opportunity at $100,000 in startup funding. I apologize for not posting sooner but the deadline to pitch your startup is May 7, 2014. Hurry up and apply to pitch here!

Even if you don’t make the deadline you can still attend the event and make some great connections. The event takes place from 4:30 PM to midnight on May 22nd at One World Trade Center. Click here to sign up to attend.

What’s really unique about this event is each startup that pitches will only have as much time as it takes to ride an elevator to the top of One World Trade Center! A fun twist on the “traditional” elevator pitch.

Read on for more details about the World Tour.

“The contest is part of a worldwide startup contest known as the Elevator World Tour that runs literal elevator pitches in some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Other stops on the tour have included Toronto’s CN tower and the Azrieli Tower in Tel Aviv, with upcoming events in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Dubai and Santiago.

Up to 100 aspiring startups will compete for an investment of $100,000 from a team of angel investors. Judges so far include Jamie O’Hara of Grise Global Groupe, Jesse Kaplan of Plazacorp, Danny Knafo, Michael Hollinger, Randy Smerik of OsunaTech and Geoff Judge of iNovia Capital.”


Panel Discussion TONIGHT: Taking your ecommerce business to the next level

Tonight, from 7-9 pm at City Winery, myself and my friend Chad Rubin are hosting are a panel discussion talking about how to take your ecommerce business to the next level. The panel includes founders from 3 ecommerce businesses: Hukkster, Bib + Tuck, and Modalyst. Hope you can make it. Read more about the event here.

NY Tech Day at Pier 92

NY Tech Day

NY Tech Day is is another great startup event held in April and it’s happening on Thursday, April 25th at Pier 92. They bill themselves as a startup science fair but it’s a great way to meet young, growing companies. Press, investors and job seekers will be in attendance checking out over 450 companies who will be exhibiting. See you there.

NYC Startup Job Fair

NYC Startup Job Fair

On Friday, April 19th the NYC Startup Job Fair will be hosted at the IAC building in Chelsea. Register and meet close to 100 startups looking to hire talented recent graduates.

This is a great opportunity to make an impression on someone in person rather than throwing your resume on a pile. If you’ve had your head down doing research online this event is a great way to get out and see for yourself what’s really happening in the startup community.

Event details below:

Date: Friday, April 19th, 2013

IAC HQ (555 W 18th St)

12:00 – 2:00pm Developers/Engineers Only
2:00 – 5:00pm All Candidates