Tag Results for Brooklyn Polytechnic University (5)

  1. Down to Two

    The discussion is intense: Men are arguing about why women buy dresses. GPS fashion tagging will take the form of a web site where a user can upload a picture of clothing they like, on anyone on the street. Then other users will provide the informationâ''she got that dress at H&M for $35.00, say. Ideally, that Buy It Now possibility would get clothing stores involved. The argument I am now eavesdropping on is about why a clothing store would buy in. â''Why would stores get involved if a user can find one dress for $1100 and then â''tagâ'' a similar …

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  2. The Cliff Notes

    Okay, now weâ''re going to backtrack a little. I think I explained Startup adequately. But what does it have to do with Brooklyn Polytech? Mike Wills, (standing on the left) is a Polytech alumn. He read about Startup weekend on BEST would be a good host. Because Poly is hosting the event, 30 spaces of the 100 were reserved for Poly students. The rest of the attendees are entrepreneurs from around the New York area. Registration was first come, …

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  3. Down to Three

    Well, I picked two out of three: we've whittled down the ideas, and the three remaining contenders are User Generated Fashion tagging, Greatest Menu Meals, and Internet Scavenger Hunt. It's interesting that I zeroed in on two of them-- it makes you realize that some inventions just make sense. I mean, who wants to eat at the world's best Thai restaurant and get stuck with the worst Basil Chicken? …

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  4. NYC Startup Weekend

    Various Spectrum folk will be blogging the NYC Startup weekend, hosted by Brooklyn Polytechnic University's BEST startup incubator, from now until Sunday. BEST (Brooklyn Enterprise in Science and Technology) director Bruce Niswander is a self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur" who understands the 101 ways 99.9% of startup businesses fail. Startup is the brainchild of Andrew Hyde, a 23-year-old Boulder, C.O. wunderkindwho tells me he is "great at the first 25 percent of starting a business, and terrible at the rest. I suck at day-to-day." He's here to inspire the 100 people …

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