10 Coolest Things Happening In Silicon Alley

Silicon Valley, step aside. New York City is leading the way in the hottest tech innovations, and IBM Watson is joining in.

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MakerBot Industries is located in Brooklyn and has been around since 2009. Their claim to fame? They’re leading the charge in accessible 3D printing.

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Girls Who Code is a NYC-based nonprofit that helps inspire and educate young women with skills to pursue computer and tech jobs. Pretty amazing stuff.

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That’s right, your favorite DIY website is based out of Brooklyn! Makes sense, huh?

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Maker’s Row is a website that connects American manufacturers with product-based businesses. It’s a great way for businesses to connect and shop around for the right partnership.


Got a brilliant idea? If you submit it to Quirky, it could get voted on and possibly produced and sold!

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Hopscotch is a series of games and apps for children that help teach coding. Take it from us, it’s also pretty great for beginner adults.

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Seamless brings all your favorite restaurants together in one place and helps you order food with ease. After all, New Yorkers love their takeout.

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Kickstarter is now the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform, and they are located in NYC!

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WunWun is an app that’s designed to make pretty much anything on demand. The application connects you with various stores and businesses and makes it simple to get whatever you need delivered to you directly.

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BaubleBar doesn’t just have a storefront in NYC, but it’s one of the biggest jewelry and fashion retailers online. They are certainly the future of the fashion industry.

Check out Watson’s new digs and gigs.

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