New York is a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups. Whether its fintech or consumer tech, The City That Never Sleeps is a revolving door that churns out interesting, quirky and (sometimes) downright genius ideas.
How big is the tech start-up scene? New York ranks as the number two tech ecosystem in the States, behind Silicon Valley. So yeah, it’s pretty darn big. And what’s so great about it, aside from its sheer size – is its diversity. From health tech to SaaS, there’s start-ups covering every area of the tech industry.
A buzzing start-up scene
The New York scene is inspiring too. It’s buzzing – literally. It’s got entrepreneurial spirit in droves, and a trading mentality in every shop.
Seeing businesses begin life from the delivery van at street level is a common site in New York. You can sense everyone wants to make a name for themselves. That everyone wants to carve out some prosperity in a city where the rich are getting richer – and everyone else is just getting by.
Success comes to start-ups who are smart. A great example is Teachable on 17th Street, a venture-backed start-up. They developed a platform for teachers that allows them to create and share their own courses. Another is Call9 on 34th Street, an emergency service platform that puts highly-skilled first-responders on-site in nursing homes. These are but two of hundreds of interesting tech start-ups in New York. We could list hundreds more.