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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 2:37am
“Our goal is to become the leading digital manufacturing company in the world, to bring more manufacturing back to the US where these products are being used,” says to NYPost Jonathan Schwartz, co-founder and chief product officer of East Williamsburg-based Voodoo Manufacturing, where some 200 robotically operated printers churn out everything from cookie cutters to […]
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 8:12am
Congratulations to Brian Frumberg, CEO & Founder of VentureOut for growing so much and so fast! Since its foundation in 2012 VentureOut has been a great player in the NYC startup community, helping foreign   entrepreneurs orient themselves when they come to New York seeking partners, funding and business opportunities. Around 200 innovative startups from […]
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30am
When in 2012 Alessandro and I wrote “Tech and the City”, startups were not popular yet in New York. We were surprised that on the Made in NY Digital Map website there was the news that 1,040 technological companies were hiring. Today NYC is home to over 7,000 Startups, and the tech ecosystem is worth […]
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:10pm
More and more European entrepreneurs are choosing New York City to establish their tech startups: compared to Silicon Valley, it’s more convenient because it’s closer; and it’s more diverse, from all point of view. Collaboration among different ideas, backgrounds, disciplines, and businesses is crucial for the success of a startup community, and NYC is a […]
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:30am

Finally, by the end of 2018 in New York City there may be a Made in Italy Tech accelerator. That’s what Nicola Garelli, president of iStarter, announced during the NYC edition of its “2020” world tour, on February 26, at Grand Central tech. German startups have their German accelerator, French startups have La French Tech […]

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:05pm
“Any further long-term real-estate commitments by Google are proof positive that New York is the present and future home for technology innovation and the most fertile ground for talent retention,” said Doug Harmon, of Cushman & Wakefield,  the broker who worked the sale of 111 Eighth Ave. to Alphabet, and on a new transaction: Google’s investing […]
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:30am
The tech startup community in New York keeps growing, with a lot of deals – $2,883 funding in Q4’17, more than $2,667 million in Silicon Valley! – and a lot of new initiatives supporting startups, such as the European Tech Night, a joint effort by the Consulates of France, Germany and Italy. The first European […]
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:35am

Congrats to New York-based  MongoDB that went public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, finishing the day at $32.07, up 34 percent above its IPO price of $24.  The IPO netted $192 million for the company and valued it at about $1.18 billion – wrote TechCrunch -. By the end of the day’s trading, the market cap was about $1.6 billion.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:10pm
Good news for the NYC startup scene: one IPO will be launched on June 28, and two others will be ready soon. Blue Apron, the meal ingredient delivery service, goes public on June 29, listed on the NYSE under the symbol “APRN”. Its stock price will be between $10-11, which gives the company a market […]
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:40am
“It was a very good first quarter for venture capital-backed companies in New York. For companies in California and Massachusetts, not so much – writes CRAIN’S New York Business -. Bucking a national downturn that began late last year, VC spending in New York totaled $2.6 billion, a 76% spike over the previous quarter and a […]
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:30am
The Campus of Cornell Tech is almost ready to open!
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:10pm
Giovedì scorso New Lab – il nuovo spazio per startup a Brooklyn – ha annunciato che 14 delle sue società partecipano a una iniziativa della New York City Economic Development Corporation per generare tecnologia che risolva sfide urbanistiche, dalla congestione del traffico alla coltivazione di cibo “locale”. Il New York Times parla di un “rinascimento dell’hardware” […]
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:40am
New York City is being transformed by universities’ huge investments in projects that put together “applied sciences” and “entrepreneurship”, write The New York Times. “Private and public universities have been spending a robust $2 billion a year in construction costs, according to the New York Building Congress. The Cornell and N.Y.U. initiatives alone could generate $33 […]
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 5:10pm
Congratulations to Brian Frumberg – founder of VentureOut – for his new initiatives: VentureOut Launch, a new long-form incubator program; and the partnership with SparkLabs, the global club for innovators. So the offices of VentureOut have moved to Spark Labs, 25 W 39th St., 14th Floor: “We will be cohosting many of their awesome event series focused […]
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:30am
“It was the Sputnik moment in the 1950s and ‘60s that triggered a lot of US government’s investments in science and technology. Unfortunately after the Cold War the public commitment to fund basic research has been continuously decreasing”. Andrew (Andrea) Viterbi said so at the presentation of his memoir “Reflections of an Educator, Researcher and […]
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 11:40am
I’m so sad that Cella Irvine died. Together with Alessandro Piol, in 1994 she was one of the founders of the New York New Media Association (NYNMA), which is the NY Tech Meetup’s ancestor, as we wrote in “Tech and the City”. I remember interviewing her for our book: being one of the very few women active in […]
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 11:40am
Uno scienziato italiano ha aperto una nuova strada per sconfiggere il cancro e ha fondato una startup per rendere disponibili sul mercato i risultati della sua ricerca. E’ Andrea Califano, il chairman del Dipartimento di Biologia dei sistemi alla Columbia university, e la sua startup e’  DarwinHealth, fondata lo scorso febbraio insieme al ceo, Gideon […]
Maria Teresa Cometto is an Italian journalist with more than 25 years in the media industry. Since 2000 she has been based in New York, covering business, financial markets and high-tech, and writing for some of the most important Italian papers such as Corriere della Sera, which is the daily with the largest circulation in Italy, and Il Mondo, the most authoritative Italian business magazine.