500 Startups takes a bite out of the Big Apple

Filed in Partner & Customer Updates by Blake Robinson | September 2, 2011 9:25 am

Dave McClure brought his startup brood all the way from Mountain View to Manhattan Wednesday night. The 500 Startups team showed off its latest batch at General Assembly (another Rackspace Startup Program[1] partner). The very spacious communal area was standing room only — a standing testament to both the interest in NYC’s growing startup scene and to the continued strength of tech in theSilicon Valley.

After spending an untold number of hours working alongside them, the 500 Startups second batch is understandably near and dear to us. We’ve watched them grow over the months from roughhewn ideas into full fledged companies.

Our ongoing relationship with these startups made last night’s final reveal in New York City a bit of an emotional affair and the Rackspace Startup Program would like to say congratulations to all of the startups involved.

We’d also like to give a quick shout out to all of the startups that have chosen Rackspace. You should check all of them out immediately if not sooner:

If you’re with a startup and trying to figure out your hosting future, we encourage you to check out the Rackspace Startup Program, because Rackspace loves startups.But don’t take our word for it, here’s a video feature from our intrepid producer Rocky Barbanica featuring 500 Startups:

Endnotes:
  1. Rackspace Startup Program: http://www.rackspacestartups.com
  2. Pic Collage: http://pic-collage.com/
  3. ChirpMe: http://chirpme.com/
  4. Conssole.fm: http://console.fm/
  5. Daily Aisle: http://www.dailyaisle.com/
  6. Kibin: http://kibin.com/
  7. Ovia: http://www.oviahr.com/
  8. Tout: http://www.toutapp.com/
  9. LaunchRock: http://www.launchrock.com/
  10. Vayable: http://www.vayable.com/
  11. Vidcaster: http://www.vidcaster.com/
  12. Welcu: http://www.welcu.com/
  13. Will Call: http://www.getwillcall.com/
  14. Craft Coffee: http://www.craftcoffee.com
  15. BugHerd: http://www.bugherd.com
  16. Brainient: http://www.brainient.com

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