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 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.
At the end of April 2011, the Rackspace Startup Program was invited to the 3 Day Startup event held at our Rackspace headquarters here in San Antonio, TX. Five teams participated in the caffeine-fueled program including helloworld.im, a concept developed by Alex Manelis and designed by Alex Baldwin, which provides a simple profile for developers to be discovered by recruiters. In just three weeks following 3DS, the “Alexes” were invited along with 20 other companies to participate in the 500 Startups Accelerator, part of the early-stage incubator and internet startup seed fund founded by Dave McClure in Mountain View, CA.