This group is intended for technical people who are either involved in or want to get involved in NYC startups. We'll be discussing: The NYC start up scene, how it works and what events to check out. How to use Agile\Lean methodologies in early stage startups. How to evaluate & validate product ideas quickly using as few resources as possible. How to find customers and build a community. When to get business developers involved & how to pick the right one when you do. What technologies should you build on and which ones you should avoid. How to avoid burn out & keeping the bills paid while you build. Technology trends and opportunities they present. Emerging technologies, futurist projections. Data driven business building. Debunking the myths around startups.