For many startups, hiring is the bottleneck to growth. Not only is the hiring process taxing for a small team, the problem of talent dilution has emerged in all kinds of roles, including developers and designers. When we first got to the Valley, there were a handful of good companies that were able to attract… Continue reading Rise of the Acqui-hires
newstartupideas: If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the magnificent work from Toronto’s Eighteen Eighty that was screened at the recent Startup Weekend in Toronto. We live in a time where anything is possible and anything can be built - as long as we can bring together the right people around the… Continue reading
While it was the Columbia Venture Competition that first introduced me to the startup scene in New York, it was really the cool kids at ADI that got me involved. Earlier this year, I attended many of the events at their first annual DevFest, complete with a hackathon, demo day, and a host of speakers… Continue reading Columbia Startup Job Fair
When I took a beginner’s tennis class for my P.E. requirement in high school, the instructor basically broke the course down like this: There are two ways to learn how to play tennis. The first is to go the Justine Henin-Hardenne method - chuck as many balls as possible to you when you’re still four… Continue reading When big companies kill internal products
Back in April, I tweeted bitterly about the possibility of Stanford invading NYC with a science and engineering campus of its own. The possibility of Stanford coming to NYC has resurfaced with recent developments of a partnership with City College. Since then, my feed has also been abuzz with Columbia affiliates reacting to the news. … Continue reading Number 4, meet Number 5.
I recently connected with a classmate of mine from Columbia, who I didn’t really have the chance to know when I was still a student. In fact, the only time I remember meeting him was when he came to one of my dorm parties, as a friend of a friend, and excused himself to leave… Continue reading Fire, meet ass (part two)
This week, I met three interns that worked at this startup. Bartab is a social drinking application that allows you to send $1 drinks to friends, redeemable at a host of partner bars across the US. The app started on Facebook and was awarded $25k from FBfund. I’m not sure how many people were employed at this company,… Continue reading Bartab… so why is this a thing?