Techies for SXSW

New York, Silicon Alley begins to look a bit 'empty on Friday.

Hundreds of technology experts in NYC , venture capitalists and developers have abandoned their stations and deepen the center of this week, meeting and barbecue area Austin South by Southwest Interactive. Since it launched in mid 1990, the five-day festival has become an indispensable event Digerati presence throughout the country. Recently there have been a testing ground for New York startups eager to interact with an early influence.



"This is the first time I saw people in New York to meet with the express purpose of exploiting the other," said Charlie O'Donnell, a director in the first round of capital and the veteran five years of SXSW Interactive.

This year, many technologies prosperous community in the city have come together to harness the potential of the festival. New York Technology We are an online community group, helped launch in New York from the southwest, a website designed to promote the panels, parties and social applications carried out by new companies in Silicon Alley and privileged. More than 500 people from the likes of Tumblr, Mashable, Squarespace and dozens of other high-tech companies and the media have already signed in New York from the southwest, RSVP'ing its presence in the Lone Star State.

"I think the more we help each other, our products are better," said Matt Shampine, who helped build New York from the south-west of the site. "We must make New York seem the best place to build a startup."

The festival has also become a springboard for new social media empires. Twitter has exploded after the success of the SXSW Interactive in 2007. New York's tenacity in securing a Series B investment of $ 20,000,000 Andre Horowitz Essen in June, has made a splash in 2009. Hashable, GroupM and other New York City are a mix of start-ups to follow suit. SXSW Interactive attracts about 20,000 participants this year, according to organizers. Throughout the festival last year, which also includes music and film events, introducing more than 113 million U.S. dollars into the Austin, according to a report by the economic impact of the festival.

"It's great meeting you in the trunk," says Jeff Jarvis, media blogger and professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. "We all have a love affair with the Internet."

love story in New York with technology has steadily increased. This will be the first time the city has exceeded the Silicon Valley technology venture capital, which exceeds the Massachusetts for the first time in 2010, according to reports from CB Insights.

Some 83 companies in the metropolitan New York has received more than $ 512 million in venture capital financing in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 22% over the same period in 2009, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers / National Venture Capital Association. This included $ 30 million for social networking site Tumblr, and millions of other startups that are bound Austin.

For Mr. Jarvis does this investment in New York is to get his groove back tech. This will be visible in Texas next week, "he said.

"Our second city syndrome is over," he said.

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