I am fortunate to have participated in FriedFrank's Mini-Accelerator Coming to America for which I have been asked to be a co-founder by Dan Glazer. You'd never guess that a White Shoe American law firm would be so smart about the start-up scene -- and so entirely non-predatory -- but they are genuinely interested in improving the ecosystem both here and in NYC.
Companies competed for a slot in one of two day-long events that provided information and contacts for everything from IP to pitch training to how to get a visa. The companies ranged from strictly consumer online commerce to business-to-business enabling technologies.
It was an intense couple of days, and well worth it -- Everyone who participated said they got a lot out of it, and we learned lessons for the next one as well. If you're interested in applying, please sign up for the Fall.