Category: Entrepreneurship

Towards #NextgenOpendata

Today we are proud to announce that Ontodia has joined OpenGov — the leading government financial intelligence, planning, and transparency platform. It’s been a long (yet worthwhile!) journey, and we couldn’t be happier to continue our efforts by joining OpenGov. Not only do they share our values, mission and ambition to help create the 21st Century connected government we expect and deserve, combining forces with OpenGov …

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Ontodia – the Parent Company of PediaCities –...

We are thrilled to be accepted into the inaugural class of GovLab‘s Open Data 500, “the first comprehensive study of U.S. companies that use open government data to generate new business and develop new products and services.” http://www.opendata500.com/Ontodia-Inc/

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On Civic Hacking Sustainability

[youtube]P2AZH4FeGsc[/youtube] The Thrill of Victory!  And the Agony of Defeat! NYCDataWell didn’t make the semi-finals cut.​ I’d be lying if I said we weren’t disappointed, ​ but we knew there was no guarantee, and perhaps, the risk we took by going with such an unconventional design was just too big a leap. Regardless, we’re very proud of our work and still look forward to the future …

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“The Startup Process” Christmafied

Here’s the postcard we sent for the Holidays.  Since we’re all about mashups, we thought we’d do one for our postcard too… With due apologies to Paul Graham and Fred Wilson…  

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ESTEEM – STEM, Kidpreneurs and Civic Hacking

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. You hear it all the time on the news.  In this era of high unemployment, a lot of jobs are still going unfilled because of the STEM deficit.  This is where we’re lagging behind in public education and I couldn’t agree more. Being a first generation immigrant, I’m often surprised when I help my nephews and nieces with their …

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Proudly Made in NYC

Woohoo!!!  We just made the cut to be proudly listed in New York Tech Meetup‘s Made in NYC list – joining the ranks of NYC internet giants like 10gen, Etsy, Bitly, Foursquare and Bloomberg. But we were kinda bummed that there was no official logo to declare our NYC pride. So, we scratched an itch and lovingly made one in NYC. 😉 We often describe ourselves …

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eCommunity Service (or Amazon Mechanical Turk for the Pu...

Last week, after wrapping up our successful debut at SemTechBizNYC, I spent the whole day at Midtown Community Court, serving my one day of community service for biking on the sidewalk. Ever since we moved into the NYU-Poly Varick Incubator, I’ve been biking to work and was still familiarizing myself with the city’s extensive bike lane network when I was flagged down by a cop …

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Inspirations behind Ontodia

One year ago, Sami and I attended NYEBN’s “Find your Next Startup Partner” meetup at the Kaftra Lounge. We haven’t seen each other in a while, and it was a great way to reconnect.  We always wanted to work together again after shutting down Allkaz back in 2009 and the theme of the meetup was quite appropriate. After about 30 minutes, we realized that we …

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