We just launched our public website getlua.com over the weekend! Go poke around if you haven’t seen it yet.
NY Beta turned out to be a great event with a number of impressive startups; Songza, Spotify, and iMediaShare to name a few. Every attendee was given fake money ($3 million dollars worth) to invest in the different startups that were demoing, and at the end of the night, the organizers counted the investments and declared Lua the winner. It was a lot of fun, and the entire Lua squad came out in support. Here is a shot of the team enjoying a victory round at our demo table!
We’ve been selected by NY Beta to present at their Media and Entertainment Demo Night on Thursday. It’s our first time being selected for an event like this and will be our first time demoing Lua publicly! It should be a really interesting event, especially given the lack of entertainment tech events in the city.
Anybody that can should stop by the event, there will be about 350-400 attendees as well as cocktails. The other companies presenting include: Spotify, Songza, and iMediashare. The event details can be found here. We hope to see you there! Aloha!
Thursday, February 16, 2012 (6-9PM)
394 Broadway (entrance is on Walker @ Broadway), 5th Fl, NY NY 10013
NY Beta is a quarterly get-together for founders, hackers, students, investors, designers, visionaries, media professionals, and more.
Join more than 300 people for a stimulating evening of conversation, cocktails, and interactive demos, focused around New York’s early-stage startup and technology community.
Earlier this week at General Assembly I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Rosenbaum, CEO of Magnify.Net, and NYC’s Entrepreneur In Residence to speak about NYCEDC (New York Economic Development Corporation), the Mayor’s office, and what the city of New York can do to aid startups in a more meaningful fashion. That’s a great question.
NY is on a high: The Giants recent Super Bowl ring, The Rangers’ no. 1 standing (c’mon Knicks give me a reason to throw you up there), our warm winter, Bloomberg’s recent engineering campus’ approval, as well as the general influx of prospering companies.
So how can Bloomberg and his people maintain, cultivate and embrace this growing community? Some ideas that were thrown out in the meeting included creating or dedicating NY-based press to startups that are native to the city, on top of persuading established online publications to have more of a bi-costal focus. Another thought was creating lists on the EDC’s website of “cool and new” companies or verticals with the goal of encouraging them to interact both on and offline. Continue reading