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Some hot new startups from the second annual NY Tech Day

Evan Dashevsky | April 29, 2013
Over the past decade, numerous cities have invested in developing in their local tech scenes, but few have proven more fruitfull than NYC's Silicon Alley. While the Alley doesn't yet have a Facebook, Apple, or Google to call its own (though all those behemoths have a presence in Gotham), a small bounty of notable companies have flourished around the city (Foursquare, Etsy, and Kickstarter to name a few).

A new launching pad

The cool thing about the Internet is that a good idea can take shape and launch from just about anywhere. But true tech-centers arise when a supporting community forms around a pool of talent, funding, and resources. The NY expo was teeming not only with new start-ups, but with job seekers, press, venture capitalists, and other assorted lookie-loos. If that sort of activity is any sign, a true rival to Silicon Valley may be rising in the east.

 

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