Discover how Tony Cheng, CEO of TripFilms, founded a new media startup travel channel for the web.
Watch this video and see how Tony was able to make his dream a reality and find a home for his growing business in NYC.
More stories of diverse businesses growing in the Big Apple? Check out NYCEDC.com/MakeItHere.
We tapped into our inner classical pianist to create this behind-the-scenes video of the Steinway factory. They’ve been making pianos in New York City since the 1870s. Find out how Steinway made it here in NYC, with the help of New York City Industrial Development Agency.
Watch 10 more stories of how business owners made it here in NYC at nycedc.com/MakeItHere.
Here’s a real City immigrant entrepreneur success story: Showky Kaldawy Sr. came here from Lebanon with $21 in his pocket. He started an auto-repair business in Queens, which his son, Showky Kaldawy Jr., took over as president. When they needed to expand, they got help from NYCEDC and NYCIDA, stayed in Queens and grew their business.
New York City: Make It Here
featuring Pixable CEO Inaki Berenguer
From MIT to SoHo, Pixable is a New York City tech startup that enables users to manage their online photos with a powerful set of features centered around photo search, aggregation, editing, and photo-product creation. Pixable was founded in the summer of 2008 by three MIT graduate students with backgrounds in engineering, business, and computer science. Pixable was the first tenant to graduate from NYU-Poly and NYCEDC’s 160 Varick Street Incubator and recently received $3.6 million in a new round of funding.
Watch Pixable CEO Inaki Berenguer as he explains how Pixable “made it” in NYC.
This video is the first in our new series, ”I Made It Here,” featuring New York City startup success stories.