Unfortunately, I cannot be in NY today - but DFJ Gotham [nepotism pause: Managing Patrner is my big bro Dan Schultz ] isabout to anounce the winner of the first ever East Coast Venture Challenge up at Columbia B School. If you are in NY and want to get a jump start on who folks will be talking about in the next 12 months - head on up to 116th Street pronto! I am sure there area bunch of interesting start-ups in the room.
The winner gets $250K and free office space. Sheesh, in today's market they could flip to one of the big tech or media guys in 6 months for a cool $20 million...;)
Plus, anything that debunks the myth that there are no creative start-ups coming out of the East Coast, is just fine by me