New York Tech Guide for Irish Startups

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Are you an Irish startup travelling to New York? Are you thinking of setting up an office there? Want to know who the key Irish people in NYC tech scene are?

Frontline Ventures (www.frontline.vc) created this guide with the help of Enstitute Fellows (www.enstituteu.com) to help Irish entrepreneurs traveling and moving to New York.

It covers the main startup areas of NYC, the co-working spaces, bars, cafes, and startups in each, key Irish people to meet, venture investors, and fun and useful facts.

If you have a suggestion to add to the list, tweet @Frontline and get in touch!

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New York Tech Guide for Irish Startups

  1. 1. The  Irish  Tech  Startup  Guides A  Guide  to  New  York  City ENSTITUTE
  2. 2. William  McQuillan @willmcq Will  Prendergast @wilp Shay  Garvey @frontline Frontline Ventures is focused on the needs of the new wave of technology entrepreneurs in Europe. They invest in early stage software startups that have ambitions to become global companies.
  3. 3. ENSTITUTE Ethan  Horne @ethanhorne Cody  Beck @cobeck_ Kwame  Henderson @kwamesworld Jasmine  Gao @jgao Enstitute works to provide Millennials with the entrepreneurial  skills, competencies, and professional networks they need to have successful careers in high-growth industries.
  4. 4. Table  of  Contents - Why NYC Tech? - Navigating the City - Neighborhood Breakdown - Venture Capital Firms - Key Irish People to Meet - The Important, Yet Boring Stuff *NYC pro tips sprinkled throughout
  5. 5. NYC  Tech  is  HOT!   New York City has a huge impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, technology, sports and entertainment. Since 2009, venture capitalists have invested over $8 billion in New York- based startups in more than 1,200 deals. In 2013 alone, $2.6 billion was invested. NYC currently holds the #2 spot behind San Francisco for top tech cities in the US. NYC IT jobs have increased from 41,100 to 52,900 in the last 5 years making it the nation’s fastest growing tech sector
  6. 6. Startup  Location  Heat  Map Less than 10 Between 10 and 100 Greater than 100
  7. 7. NYC Taxis $2.50 Base Fare Avg: $15-25 City Bike Unlimited 30 Min. Trips - $95+tax/year 24hr Pass: $9.95+tax 7-Day Pass: $25 + tax citibike Subway/Bus $2.50 Per Trip $112/30days Apps to Download Google Maps Embark NYC Uber Hailo JFK Airport LaGuardia Airport Newark Airport (NJ) $55 Flat Taxi fare to any Manhattan location Taxi: Metered fare (plus tolls) to any Manhattan location. $13 AirPorter from three Midtown locations: Penn Station, Grand Central or Port Authority Bus Metered fare (plus tolls) to any Manhattan location (est. $60-80) $13 Air Tran & New Jersey Transit to NY Penn Station $7.50 Air Tran and (A) Train Subway Getting  In  &  Around  the  City
  8. 8. Travelers  Pro  Tips Most of NYC is a grid. Streets run east & west. Avenues run north & south Above 59th St - Central Park divides east & west. 59th St-34th St - Broadway divides east & west. Below 34th St - 5th Ave divides east & west. Financial District - no separation of east & west and navigating is a nowhere as easy. Must use a map. 24th 23rd 22nd 21st 20th 7th 6th
  9. 9. MidTown 30th St. - 55th St. (Areas included: Theater District, Hells Kitchen, Times Square, Garment District)
  10. 10. $3,100 Median 1-Bedroom per month Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working MidTown Stout Paddy Casa  Nonna Roastown Culture 5568 5568
  11. 11. Chelsea  &  Flatiron 14th St. - 29th St. (Areas included: Union Square, Flatiron, Gramercy, Rose Hill, Chelsea Market)
  12. 12. $3,550 Median 1-Bedroom per month (Flatiron) Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators $3,400 Median 1-Bedroom per month (Chelsea) Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working 404 NOT FOUND! Have a drink on us! Chelsea  &  Flatiron Grey  Dog StumpTownBlue  Bottle Coffee Birch  Coffee Mollys
  13. 13. The  Villages 13th St. - Houston St. (Areas included: West Village, Greenwich Village, East Village, NoHo, Meat Packing District)
  14. 14. 5568 $3,350 Median 1-Bedroom per month Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working 404 NOT FOUND! Have a drink on us! 404 NOT FOUND! Have a drink on us! Sauce The  Villages I  am  coffee MUD Third  Rail  Coffee SwiftMcSorley’s  Old Ale  House  
  15. 15. SoHo Houston St - Canal St. (Areas included: Tribeca, Chinatown, Lower Eastside)
  16. 16. Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators $3,500 Median 1-Bedroom per month Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working 404 NOT FOUND! Have a drink on us! SoHo Milux  Cafe Ground   Support La  Colombe Kaffe  1668
  17. 17. Talking  the  Talk “What’s  the  move   for  tonight?”   (What  are  the  plans  or   where  is  the  fun?  -­‐  No   craic  involved) Houston  St.  in  NYC   is  pronounced   (how-­‐ston) “You  are  a  baller”   Person  with  a  lot  of  money  or   influence Vacation  (USA)  =   Holiday  (Ireland) Car  Trunk  (USA)  =   Boot  (Ireland) “He/She  was  wasted!”   Person  was  extremely  full  off  an   alcoholic  beverage  with  actions   that  are  a  result  of  that  alcohol “I’m  too  dope” (I  just  happened  to  be  an amazing  person.  its  a Nature  >nurture  situation)
  18. 18. Financial  District  (FiDi) South of Canal St. (Areas included: South Street Seaport, Battery Park, Financial District)
  19. 19. $3,235 Median 1-Bedroom per month Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working 404 NONE FOUND! Have a drink on us! ENSTITUTE Robusta Expresso Financial  District Made  Daily  Fresh Murphy’s Harry’s Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators
  20. 20. Brooklyn (Areas  included:  DUMBO  and  Williamsburg)
  21. 21. Meet & Eat Startups Accelerators Incubators $3,100 Median 1-Bedroom per month Housing Costs New Schools Co-Working 404 NOT  FOUND! Have  a  drink on  us! Brooklyn Breukelen  Coffee   House Cafe  Grumpy Blue  Bottle   Coffee Common   Grounds
  22. 22. RED SWAN Early  Stage  VC  Firms
  23. 23. Later  Stage  VC  Firms
  24. 24. Marie-­‐Claire  Hoey Enterprise  Ireland Steve  Lenox William  Fry/Lenox  Consulting Niamh  Hughes Shutterstock/Sandbox Feargall  Kenny Glenborn  Corporation Niamh  Bushnell Kinnecions Jonathan  Cloonan Ogilvy  &  Mather,  WPP Mark  Little Storyful/NewsCorp Tom  Lowe NewsCred Trevor  Madigan Vision  Lab Key  Irish  People  in  NYC  Tech Daire  Hickey F.ounders/WebSummit Siobhán  Hanley IDA  Ireland Oisin  Hanrahan Handybook
  25. 25. Tim  Rogers Robot  Corp/RehabStudio Shane  Naughton Inundata/NewsWhip Key  Irish  People  in  NYC  Tech (yes,  the  Irish  are  sort  of  taking  over) Richard  Wallace Vita  Coco Patrick  Murphy Goldman  Sachs Stephen  O’Regan Balcony  TV Richard  Nash Small  Demons Cian  McCourt A&L  Goodbody   Margaret  Molloy Siegel+Gale Aisling  Ryan Gibney,  Anthony,  &  Flaherty Stephen  Mullan IDA  Ireland Stephen  Smith Irish  Central James  O’Reilly Neuehouse
  26. 26. Visa  Waiver  Program   ◦ Length of Stay - 90 days or less ◦ Purpose - business, tourism or transit ◦ Requirements - Irish citizenship (or citizenship of these 26 other countries), valid machine-readable passport (beer-soaked documents not accepted), and submission of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application Non-­‐Immigrant  Visa   ◦ Length of Stay - Greater than 90 days ◦ Purpose - temporary paid/unpaid employment ◦ Requirements - complete the DS-160 online visa application, book an appointment for your interview either by phone (01-903-6255) or online (must have completed the DS-160 beforehand), have necessary documents for the interview (valid passport, printout of the DS-160 confirmation page and approved Form I-129 petition filed by your US employer) Staying  a  While?
  27. 27. NY Digital Irish http://www.linkedin.com/groups/New-York-Digital-Irish-4751801/about Ireland Funds http://www.theirelandfunds.org/new-york Irish Consulate http://www.consulateofirelandnewyork.org The Rise and Future of the New York Startup Ecosystem http://www.nickbeim.com/the-rise-and-future-of-the-new-york-startup- ecosystem-2/ Top 100 People in Tech in NYC http://www.businessinsider.com/silicon-alley-100-2013-2013-10?op=1 Full Guide to NYC Tech http://www.slideshare.net/schlaf/guide-to-nyc-tech NYC Startups and Jobs Map http://wearemadeinny.com/ Enterprise Ireland US Incubator http://americas.enterprise-ireland.com/incubation/ Additional  Links  &  Information

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