New York City is a dream but can also be a navigational nightmare, equal parts crammed circus and rat race mixed at warp speed. This holds for the city’s tech sector. NYC Tech is bursting at the seams with nightly networking events at floors and floors of co-working spaces. We do not suffer a lack of tech activities. At the same time, the perception of our ecosystem as an insider’s game can often be self-fulfilling and self-perpetuating – creating a walled garden that can’t be breached. People can MeetUp themselves to exhaustion without feeling they’ve made dent.
In order to provide more transparent access and information, today we’re excited to launch the Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech. The Guide is a living resource intended to equip anyone interested in the New York City startup ecosystem with an information arsenal to help plot his or her own journey.
By no means did we create the NY Guide due to a void in available NYC startup information. There are fantastic sources that have been serving the community for a long time. We’ve tried to list as many of them as we are aware of in our guide. No two people are better at curating the best NY events than Gary and Charlie. Digital.NYC has a deep database of local startups. The New York Tech Alliance is the largest and most significant organization that our ecosystem has ever had. Just to name a few.
In creating our NYTech Hitchhiker’s Guide, we wanted to do our part in a continued effort to make the New York ecosystem transparent and accessible – to newcomers and transplants as much as to local tech OGs. And we need your help. Each of the sections in our guide (Arrive – Learn – Meet – Explore – Work – Raise) has links for open submissions from the community. It would be wonderful to have your additions if you have any to contribute. We know we’ve only just scratched the surface.
Thank you so much for exploring the guide and, hopefully, helping it grow!