GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY   1INTRODUCTION TO THENEW YORKSTART UPCOMMUNITAnna C. Li...
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I              5WHAT YOU THINKCOMMON MISCONCEPTIONS  FOU...
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I   9FIRST STEPSHOW DO I GET STARTED? ASKYOURSELF:• What...
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GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY   11THANK YOU.Questions?Anna C. Lindow@annalindow@GAanna...
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    1. 1. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY 1INTRODUCTION TO THENEW YORKSTART UPCOMMUNITAnna C. LindowDirector of Content StrategyGeneral Assembly
    2. 2. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY 2NYCSTARTUPSTECH + GA
    3. 3. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I 3WHO THEY ARENOTABLE NYC STARTUPS• Art.sy • Gilt Group • SecondMarket• Bit.ly • GroupMe • Shelby.tv• Blip.tv • Kickstarter • Tumblr• Chartbeat • Lot18 • Warby Parker• Codeacademy • MakerBot • Yipit• Etsy • OKCupid • ZocDoc• Foursquare • SeatGeek
    4. 4. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IHOW IT IS DEFINED 4WHAT DEFINES ANECOSYSTEM?• Startups• Investors• Talent• Mentors• Partners• Service Providers
    5. 5. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I 5WHAT YOU THINKCOMMON MISCONCEPTIONS FOUNDiNG A COMPANY iS THE ENTREPRENEURSHiP BEST WAY TO GET iS TOO RiSKY OF ONlY iNVOlVED. TOO HARD TO A CAREER PATH. GET “iN” OR DEVElOPERS CAN GET A GOOD JOB AT STARTUPS. SiliCON VAllY iS All NDAs THAT MATTERS! “PEOPlE JUST NEED A CODER TO BUilD MY Will STEAl THE lOUDEST PEOPlE ARE THE MY iDEA” WRiTE A BUSiNESS SMARTEST! PlAN = GET FUNDiNG
    6. 6. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IWHAT YOU COULD DO 6COMMON ROLES• Front-End Developer (CSS,HTML) • Business Development (Sales, • Sales (Willingness to find and• Back-End Developer (Ruby, Partnerships) follow leads) Python, Java) • Marketing/User Acquisition (Email • Community Management (Social• UX/UI Designer (inDesign, Marketing, Social Media, SEO, Data Media) Photoshop) Analytics) • Operations (Customer Services,• Product Manager (Light Front-End • Data Scientist (Hadoop, Matlab, Office Management) Developer, Design) SQL) • Other roles depending on vertical education
    7. 7. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IWHAT YOU SHOULD DO 7DO.• Learn the lexicon and how to best position your skillset• Think long and hard about what kinds of environments best suit you and seek out those• Roll up your sleeves and learn new skills• Remain humble and figure out ways to give back to the community even when you’re a giant success
    8. 8. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IWHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO 8DON’T.• Think everyone knows something you don’t• Be afraid to ask for help, guidance, and introductions• Hesitate to offer whatever it is that YOU do best• Get discouraged
    9. 9. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I 9FIRST STEPSHOW DO I GET STARTED? ASKYOURSELF:• What am I passionate about?• What types of environments suit me?• What am I good at?• What part of the tech community best matches up to my passions and skills?• How do I best hone these skills and communicate them to others?
    10. 10. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY I 10FURTHER STEPSTHE BEST WAYS YO GETINVOLVED• Sign up for events newsletters• Attend meet ups, happy hours, panels, and classes• Learn how to code / design• Go to hackathons and Startup Weekends• Take interesting people you meet out for coffee• Be useful – make introductions, give feedback, help people you meet, keep an open mind• Blog about our experiences and adventures• Engage on Social Media
    11. 11. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY 11THANK YOU.Questions?Anna C. Lindow@annalindow@GAanna@generalassemb.ly
    12. 12. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IAPPENDIX 12BLOGS TOREADChris Dixon — http://cdixon.orgFred Wilson (A VC) — http://avc.comBetaBeat — http://betabeat.comSAI — http://businessinsider.com/saiPaul Graham’s Essays — http://paulgraham.comHacker News — http://news.ycombinator.comTechCrunch — http://techcrunch.comGeneral Assembly — http://generalassemb.ly/blog
    13. 13. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IAPPENDIX 13NEWSLETTERSStartup Digest — http://startupdigest.comCharlie O’Donnell — http://thingsgoingtobebig.com/nyceventsGary’s Guide — http://garysguide.comGeneral Assembly — http://generalassemb.ly
    14. 14. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IAPPENDIX 14NOTABLEORGSNew York Tech Meetup — http://nytm.orgHack NY — http://hackny.orgTechies Give Back — http://techiesgiveback.orgNY Hacker / Hacker Union — http://nyhacker.orgWe Are NY Tech — http://wearenytech.comInternet Week — http://internetweekny.comSocial Media Week — http://socialmediaweek.orgNYC EDC — http://nycedc.comNYC Digital — http://nyc.gov/digital
    15. 15. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IAPPENDIX 15COWORKING SPACESWeWork Labs— http://wework.comNew Work City — http://nwc.co3rd Ward— http://3rdward.comGrind — http://grindspaces.comThe Yard — http://workattheyard.comHive @ 55 — http://hiveat55.comProjective Space — http://projective.coGreen Desk — http://green-desk.comDogpatch Labs— http://dogpatchlabs.com
    16. 16. GENERAL ASSEMBLY I INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW YORK STARTUP COMMUNITY IAPPENDIX 16ACCELERATORSTechStars — http://techstars.comDreamIt Ventures — http://dreamitventures.comER Accelerator — http://eraccelerator.comNYC Seed — http://www.nycseed.com

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