• Christopher Poole Rapid Fire Questions

    (Founder Stories) Christopher Poole: Build A Product Before You Build A Platform

    One of the biggest startup cliches is that every other startup wants to become a platform for other startups to build on. But to Christopher Poole, the founder of Canvas and 4Chan, that is the wrong approach. “People get caught up in trends—game mechanics, building a platform,” he tells Chris Dixon in the Founder Stories video above. Instead of trying to copy what works… Read More

  • HackNY Doubles Effort To Match Top Tech Students With NYC Startups

    In a quest to start something as big as the Apple in the Big Apple, a number of incubators, funds and fellowship programs have sprung up in New York City in recent months. The FinTech Innovation Lab made its debut in December 2010, and the NYC Turing Fellows program in January. Incubators like TechStars and DreamItVentures moved into town around the same time, too. One program that predated… Read More

  • Students Code The Night Away At HackNY's Fall Hackathon

    More than 200 students from 33 universities gathered Saturday afternoon to attend HackNY‘s fall Hackathon at New York University‘s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Fourteen companies, including Meetup, Aviary and Drop.io, demoed their APIs before students settled into couches and chairs to brainstorm ideas while noshing on catered burritos. HackNY, a non-profit dedicated… Read More