New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothin’ you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
– Alicia Keys
It’s official! We’ve cut the ribbon, smashed the champagne bottle and TWG’s second home is now open for business. With the exciting startup growth happening in NYC, as well as the growing list of established businesses looking to innovate, TWG is expanding to the Big Apple. We’re setting up our new space to be closer to the companies that will benefit from our expertise in software innovation, as well as over 10 years of production experience and successful delivery.
TWG’s Silicon Alley office is located in the brand new Centre for Social Innovation New York City in Manhattan’s iconic and imposing Starrett-Lehigh building, right by the Hudson River. The building has a history of attracting the most enterprising and talented tenants and we’ll be joining internationally renowned designers, multimedia agencies, and artists as well as some big-name brands. We’re one of the first Canadian companies at CSI Starrett-Lehigh, alongside our friends from ecommerce company Demac Media and GrantBook, which helps grantmakers adopt cloud computing technology.
Our new address: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, NY, 10001
Inside CSI Starrett-Lehigh: Fresh industrial design meets classic 1930s architecture
TWG 4 NYC
New York’s tech startup scene has exploded over the past few years. Fuelled by great groups like NY Tech Meetup and boosted by civic initiatives like Made In NY, a resource that promotes the city’s tech startups, the conditions in NYC are great right now for technology companies of all shapes and sizes.
The city has had its fair share of exciting moments recently, like Yahoo’s acquisition of Tumblr, the largest ever venture-backed purchase of a New York company, which has helped to lay the groundwork for even more investment in the region. New York has become a permanent tech startup hub, second only to Silicon Valley in terms of private tech company deals and launching more startups than San Francisco and Palo Alto combined in the last year.
Since setting up in NYC we’ve already met some amazing people doing really inspiring things in the scene. Organizations like General Assembly, who offer courses in technology, business and design, and We Work, which connects entrepreneurs with boutique office space. We look up to companies like Betaworks and people like John Borthwick who support and drive innovation from NYC and beyond.
In New York there’s a tangible community vibe and endless opportunities for the cross-pollination of ideas between different groups. It’s a culture we definitely feel a strong affinity with. All of these things combined make us super excited to be kicking off our US expansion in the city that never sleeps.
We want to know – what’s the one tech event we should be checking out whilst we’re in town? Leave us a comment and share your tips for exploring the New York tech scene.
—TWG is an Internet software company made up of designers, coders, thinkers and friends, with offices in Toronto and NYC. We work with a refreshing mix of technology start-ups, established media companies and recognized business brands like the Globe & Mail, Freshbooks, CBC and Telus, to craft powerful web and mobile applications. TWG plays a leading role in the tech community by incubating start-ups, building our own products, like PostageApp, and hosting technology and education events for our community. We love what we do here at TWG, and believe that software will make the world a better place. With this mission in mind, we work with innovators every day to design and deliver success through software.
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