Last year’s NY Tech Day was the first of its kind, a massive science fair-type even where 200 NYC startups presented themselves to 4500 people. This year’s event, slated for April 25, will be even bigger, with 500 booths and capacity for 10,000 visitors. Oh, entrance is free, too.
To showcase the startups that the event will be, uh, showcasing, the fine people behind NY Tech Day have built a handy little interactive chart of everyone in attendance.
It is sortable by funds raised, but don’t pay attention to that function. It uses Crunchbase is not necessarily comprehensive, and even when those figures are accurate, it’s not clear why ZocDoc, which has raised $95 million, is below Bonobos ($72.7 million), Uber, ($49.5 million) or strangest of all, SinglePlatform ($4.45 million). It’s also not quite clear how acquired startups like Seamless, Retailmenot and OkCupid are positioned as having more capital than Shutterstock, the public company worth $1.43 billion.
Ignoring my nitpicky issues, the chart still offers a general idea of the big NYC companies with a presence at this event. The cool part of the portal is that each company page has a super quick meeting request form, along with job listings. You can also
spam build anticipation for the event by Tweeting at the companies you’d like to meet.
As I said in January:
The event, founded by NY Dev Shop owners John Peterson and Alec Hartman, is meant to be a bit like a science fair. Startups have booths, where they’ll be able to demo their products to potential recruits, investors, partners or even users. The goal is to give companies access to resources and a place to evangelize their products.