Dina Kaplan, co-founder of Blip.tv, is one of a handful of young entrepreneurs who, over the last few years, have nurtured New York's tech community, which was feted this week at Internet Week New York..
Kaplan's primary contribution has been Founders Club, an exclusive invite-only roaming party for startup CEOs, the most recent of which was held Thursday night atop a private roof-deck overlooking Rockefeller Center. The rest of us can enjoy the view through photos of last night's event taken by Mahalo.com founder Jason Calacanis, the original chronicler of the New York tech startup scene back in the dot-com day when he founded Silicon Alley Reporter.
We caught up with Kaplan earlier this week at Silicon Alley Insider's Startup 2009, where she shared a frank assessment of the challenges the tech community faces here, including the high price of real estate. Watch the new video below or download it on iTunes
Check out our other Startup 2009 videos: with Path101 co-founder Charlie O'Donnell on why he sometimes wishes he never heard of venture capital; with Tumblr Inc. founder David Karp on how new hires have made him "happier"; with Calacanis on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales being a "poser," not an entrepreneur; and why entrepreneurs shouldn't give up; and with Article One Partners founder Cheryl Milone on winning Startup 2009. We'll have more next week when we publish conversations with Venrock's David Pakman and General Catalyst Partners' George Bell.
Special thanks to my colleagues at The Deal for all their hard work producing these videos and stories we've run on Internet Week (in alphabetical order): Neil Buchalter (photo editor, video editor), Tom Groppe (executive producer), Chris Kwieraga (photo editor), Vipal Monga (director; video editor), George White (videographer, video editor, producer), Maria Woehr (audio technician, video editor, producer) and Brennen Wysong (copye ditor). - Mary Kathleen Flynn