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TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 and the NYC Experience

TechCrunch Disrupt 2010TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 was a a three day event in New York City that brought together over 1,500 people consisting of start-up companies, investors and some of the biggest names in technology and social media.  As an entrepreneur with my own start up company and having recently packed up and moved to New York, this was naturally an event I didn’t want to miss.   

Before making the move to New York City, family and friends would frequently ask, “You are starting a company online, why does it matter where you live?” After attending TechCrunch Disrupt in The Big Apple with the most passionate entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact in the world with their own start-up businesses, the answer was clear that New York is the place to be.  New York’s business climate for technology and social media companies are second to none… Yes, I said second to none Silicon Valley readers.   

As Mayor Bloomberg pointed out during his visit at Disrupt, different cities are good at different things and NYC brings much to the table for new start ups in the online tech industry.  Just a few benefits that make this a popular destination for many new start-up companies is the amount of venture capital and angel investment.  As was noted at Disrupt,  VC investments are down around the country, but continue to grow in the New York area.  NYC is also a densely populated city with people who have many different interests, so whatever it is you are promoting or selling, it’s likely you can find someone who can use your product or service. 

Perhaps the greatest benefit of all though is all the companies that are already here.  Being able to make new friends and share ideas about up and coming trends, especially in the rapidly changing online tech industry is perhaps the greatest benefit the city has to offer.  Having made several new friends at Disrupt over the last three days I look forward to attending other events hosted by TechCrunch in the future.

For more news on start-ups and online technology check out TechCrunch. If you attended Disrupt, make sure and let me know what your experience was and what some of the latest things you are working on.

1 thought on “TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 and the NYC Experience”

  1. Sounds So very interesting!!! Glad NY is the right place for you. I’m sure the contacts and other conferences will be beneficial to you and your upcoming business. Good luck in NY. If you can make it there you’ll make it anywhere. OY

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