The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to NYC Tech

NextView Ventures, a seed-stage VC firm with offices in Boston and New York, just launched the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to New York City Tech” intended to equip anyone interested in the New York City startup ecosystem with an information arsenal to help plot his or her own journey.

This guide makes New York’s technology ecosystem transparent and accessible – to newcomers and transplants as much as to local tech experts. The guide is broken down into sections, including: Arrive, Learn, Meet, Explore, Work, and Raise.

Within the “Explore” section, Social Media Week NYC is one of the featured events and conferences in the guide! We’re proud to be a part of such an impressive list of NYC industry groups, companies, individuals, and organizations. Thanks to the Nextview team for the shout-out.

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At #SMWNYC, Mashable Will Outline The Future of Publishers Using Messaging Platforms

Across the globe, messaging apps are amassing huge audiences. Though initially made popular as an alternative to SMS, chat apps such as Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber and LINE are increasingly gaining traction as hubs for multimedia content.

As organizations start to catch on, several publishers have already begun to pave the way for how to best deliver news and content, and engage with the growing user bases on these apps.

In this session, “The New World of Social: How Publishers Are Using Messaging Platforms to Engage with Audiences“, we’ll hear directly from the strategists influencing the way these publishers approach emerging digital platforms – from the opportunities they see in messaging apps to the challenges they’ve encountered in developing strategies.

Register your pass to attend SMW New York, and join us on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5:30pm at The TimesCenter to hear from Ryan Lytle (Director, Social Media and Platform Partnerships, Mashable), Samantha Barry (Sr. Director of Social News, CNN Worldwide), and Eytan Oren (CEO of messaging app agency, Block Party).

Virtual Reality and The Future of Storytelling with GE, Google, and The New York Times at #SMWNYC

As we begin to delve deeper into the world of virtual reality, we’re seeing stunning examples of how this technology can enhance storytelling by bringing richly immersive experiences to users. News organizations like The New York Times are using VR to enhance global reporting, and innovative companies like GE and Google are using it to redefine their brand experiences.

Join Meredith Kopit Levien (Chief Revenue Officer, The New York Times), as she moderates a panel featuring various trailblazers in VR: Jake Silverstein (Editor-in-Chief, The New York Times Magazine), Katrina Craigwell (Director of Global Content & Programming, General Electric), and Aaron Lubers (VR/Cardboard Partnerships, Google) as they share key learnings for brands and VR to come together in new and exciting ways.

Click here to learn more about the collaboration among General Electric, Google, and The New York Times, and join us on Wednesday, February 24th at 9:30am at The TimesCenter for this session, “Keynote: Leveraging Creativity, Technology, Culture: Reality Through VR-tinted Goggles

Learn How 360° Video Is Changing The Content Game at SMW New York

If you’re a marketer or content creator that engages audiences, you need to understand 360° video, and its potential to revolutionize the content ecosystem. While 360° video is quickly emerging as a new content frontier, it is still in its infancy. Now is the time to get in the game.

Register for your pass, and hear Brian Cristiano (CEO, BOLD Worldwide) explain the value, excitement and execution of 360° video through an in-depth discussion and real-life examples. Attendees will walk away with a deep understanding of the technology, why brands need to use it, and how to leverage social media to drive interaction.

Brian’s session at SMW New York, “How 360° Video is Changing the Content Game” will open your eyes in all directions and shed some light on how you can utilize this technology for entertainment, engagement and sales. This event takes place Thursday, February 25 at 3:00PM at the SVA Theatre (EDU Stage).

How New York’s Tech Growth is Outpacing Silicon Valley

While New York City may not be the number one tech hub in the U.S. right now, it could be soon. New York is uniquely positioned at the center of “hyphen tech,” having leveraged its place as a multi-dimensional world capital for business. Fin-tech, ad-tech, fashion-tech, retail-tech, art-tech and food-tech are all thriving in New York City, and as such, it is becoming an extremely desirable city to launch a startup.

And while New York is not catching up to Silicon Valley anytime soon, the city’s tech community is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth.

Money is pouring into the NYC tech sector, proven even yesterday when New York startups announced a total of $257.93 million in new funding in one day. Between 2009 and 2013, the amount of venture, angel and private equity money invested in New York startups increased by 200 percent, rising from $799 million to $3 billion. In comparison, Silicon Valley took in $11.4 billion in 2013, but only increased its funds raised by 110 percent.

In the first quarter of 2015, New York edged out California (for the first time) for the total number of startup funding applications. New York had a 22 percent increase in funding applications, advancing the city past its West Coast rival by 0.1 percent.

New York tech exits have also picked up in recent years, with the highest exit total of the past six years occurring last year. 2014 reached a six-year high with five IPOs. There has also been at least one VC-backed tech exit at a $1 billion valuation in each of the past three years. In 2013, Tumblr was acquired by Yahoo. In 2014, OnDeck Capital went public. In 2015, Etsy went public at a valuation of $1.7 billion, which was the largest IPO ever for a VC-backed New York tech company.

From 2009 to 2013, New York tech jobs increased by 33 percent, which was four times the job growth rate in the city’s other industries. This is indicative of New York’s relatively young presence in the tech world—more than 85 percent of the city’s tech companies and tech jobs were created over the past decade. In congruence with New York’s rising “hyphen tech” scene, there are about 150,000 technology jobs available in New York’s finance, healthcare and retail industries.

The average annual salary for high-tech workers was about $118,600 in 2012, whereas all other jobs in New York averaged out to about $79,500 yearly.

Data provided by the city of New York, CB Insights, and Forbes.

Robot Barista Comes to New York — Can Brew 5 Pour-Overs at a Time

The pour-over, whereby your barista spiral-drizzles steaming water into a punctiliously weighed dose of ground coffee, makes an iconographically superior brew. It is also fussy, time-consuming, and ill suited to a line of waiting, undercaffeinated New York café customers. In most places, the way to resolve this dilemma is to buy a Bunn coffeepot and deal with it.

In Brooklyn, the solution is to build a robot that can brew five pour-overs at a time. Its CEO, Stephan von Muehlen, spent some years at a company that built​ parts for NASA’s Mars rover, and says that the company’s goal is not to put young bearded men out of work but simply to quintuple their efforts — “repeatedly, quietly, smoothly” — and keep the pour-overs pouring at espresso speed.

Five cones of coffee sit in its base; above them, a little nozzle zips back and forth, twirling out measured amounts of water in a computer-controlled spiral, resulting in coffee that is clinically, empirically, gastronomically Just Right.

The Poursteady made its retail debut in July at the Café Grumpy location in Chelsea. This was supposed to be a test drive, intended to work out bugs in the system, but Café Grumpy’s baristas were impressed enough that the shop bought the machine a month later.

A few dozen more have since been built or are in production, and you will not be one bit surprised to learn that they are made not in China but in a machine shop in Gowanus. Nor will you be surprised to find that the Poursteady is controllable by its barista, to an uncanny extent: Water temperature is adjustable within a degree, water volume to within a gram, timing to the second, the drizzle pattern by its size. And, least surprising of all, those controls are managed via app.

Yes, this is all so new-Brooklyn it hurts. It’s also mesmerizing fun to watch in action — almost enough to distract you from your cranky, undercaffeinated state.

And after you sip on your brew, just remember to be calm with a peaceful mind as you meditate after having that cup of joe.

Verticalization And The Future Of Social Media

“To reach success, ideas should start small then expand.” The online community has greatly changed since the World Wide Web’s early years. Starting as a small program used mostly for research, the online community has greatly expanded with media sites such as Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all these sites and wish there was one site that’s a combination of all these sites? Well Shocase is here!

Ron Young, CEO and Founder, and Matt Warburton, co-founder and Vice President of Product, explained the benefits of Shocase and how they’ve combined attributes of four leading sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest) into one site!

Studies show the major uses of social media sites:

  • Videos: Children and adults, nowadays, tend to watch videos on “how-tos”
  • Building professional networks and brands has become a major goal for many
  • Finding Talent: Companies want to find potential employees and clients to have meet their specific requirements
  • Stay informed, inspired, and in touch
  • Target your work to new clients: Easily send out and personalize projects and works to different clients

With Shocase, one is able to use the site for multiple purposes and will make things easier and more organized for you. Did I mention it’s FREE? Shocase is definitely something you should take a look at!

Currently a student at Queens College, I hope to work in the Entertainment & Media world. As for now, you’ll find me on all forms of Social Media. Tweet me: @graciaskristine

Alex Blumberg And Digg CEO Joins #SMWNYC To Explore The Future of Podcasting

Thanks to SoundCloud and Spotify, and to shows like Serial and StartUp, we’re at the cusp of a new, on-demand era of radio.

Alex Blumberg is a man who needs little introduction. If you’ve ever listened to This American Life, the massively popular weekly radio show, or Planet Money, NPR’s excellent economy-explaining podcast, you certainly know Alex Blumberg’s voice. Lately, Blumberg has been climbing the iTunes charts with StartUp, a new podcast chronicling his efforts to build Gimlet Media.

Podcasts aren’t new, of course. Even the term has been around for a decade or so, and now feels hilariously dated. Yet Gimlet Media and others are betting that there’s room for more. More production, more storytelling, more narrative. So far, it seems like they’re right.

This article is for Alex Blumberg’s 2015 SMW New York event. If you’re looking for his 2016 session, click here!

Join Alex Blumberg, award-winning reporter and producer for This American Life; co-host of NPR’s Planet Money; and founder and CEO of Gimlet Media, for a discussion on the rising popularity of podcasts, technology’s influence on the future of audio content distribution, and also what he has learned on the journey of a startup from idea to execution.

Interviewing Alex on stage will be, Andrew McLaughlin, a partner at betaworks, a technology and media start-up studio based in New York City. Andrew also serves as CEO of Digg and Instapaper.

Alex Blumberg joins an incredible lineup of today’s leading thinkers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martha Stewart, John Collison (Co-Founder of Stripe), Meredith Kopit Levien (EVP of The New York Times), Jon Oringer (Founder and CEO of Shutterstock), and more. You can check out the latest lineup of incredible events here.

Get your pass today, and join us and our partners for what will be an extraordinary week of exploring our upwardly mobile, connected world.

Martha Stewart Joins #SMWNYC For Fireside Chat And Drone Jousting Competition

Technology has enabled a new field of DIY.

Referred to by Fast Company as “one of the most disruptive new trends in the entire economy”, the Maker Movement has created a collaborative world where hobbyists, technologists and tinkerers can access powerful tools and technologies to prototype, create and iterate faster than ever before.

This one-on-one conversation between the definitive maker, Martha Stewart, and Sophie Kelly, CEO of The Barbarian Group, will discuss what drives maker culture in general, and the creative opportunities that technology can expose for the next generation of inventors and learners.

Martha Stewart is well-known as an early technology adopter, and has a collection of drones with which she regularly experiments. Martha’s enthusiasm for tech-enabled DIY was showcased at CES this year, in the form of her company’s partnership with “MakerBot Industries.”

On Tuesday February 24, join us for a fireside chat between Martha Stewart and CEO of The Barbarian Group, Sophie Kelly, as they explore the various innovations born from the maker community and the ways these tools will revolutionize entrepreneurship, economics, and mainstream manufacturing. The discussion will be followed by a short drone jousting competition.

Martha Stewart joins an incredible lineup of innovators and thought leaders, including Reverend Jesse Jackson, Stripe’s John Collison, Shutterstock’s Jon Oringer, Shiza Shahid of The Malala Fund and ThinkUp’s Anil Dash.  Check out the latest lineup here.

Get your pass today, and join us and our partners for what will be an extraordinary week of exploring our upwardly mobile, connected world.

Maximizing Your Snapchat For Storytelling

Have you followed the social media breadcrumbs to Snapchat? If you haven’t heard, Snapchat is a text message-like app that shares pictures, drawings, and video with users for a few seconds before disappearing. It’s fun, quick, and a smart way to engage with a younger audience. Share news, updates, behind the scenes moments, or just say hi to make a lasting connection in 10 seconds or less.

A recent study shows that 77% of college students use Snapchat daily. reports, “Almost half of college-age Snapchat users said they would open a Snap from a brand they’d never heard of, and 73% said they would open one from a brand they did know. Close to 70% of students said they’d even add a brand as a friend if they also followed them on a separate social network like Facebook or Twitter.” That’s great news for brands both large and small.

On Wednesday February 25, join ICED Media’s Greg Littley to learn the essentials on maximizing your Snapchat and how to bring storytelling to the most popular in-the-moment social sharing platform among millennials.

With over 100 million monthly active users and over a billion Snapchat Stories viewed per day, ICED Media will help you leverage your presence on the mobile app.

ICED Media is an award-winning full service digital marketing agency & received the 2013 Shorty Award for Best Brand on Snapchat.


Check out the latest lineup of speakers and events here, then get excited to join us for a week you won’t forget. Grab your pass to get full access to SMWNYC!

Unlocking The Language Of Code To Increase Your Digital IQ

Digital literacy is key to being a successful social media marketer. It allows you to communicate better with developers, and build better campaigns.

On Thursday February 26, join Decoded – the company that demystifies technology through transformative one-day learning experiences – to better understand the history of the internet as we know it, key concepts, where its all going and what it all means. You will leave this event feeling more confident, savvy and enlightened to the possibilities of your digital campaigns.


Check out the latest lineup of speakers and events here, then get excited to join us for a week you won’t forget. Grab your pass to get full access to SMWNYC!


Stripe Co-founder John Collison Joins #SMWNYC Lineup

Stripe was founded after twenty-four year old John Collison and his brother Patrick encountered problems with online payments in their previous businesses. Since then, Silicon Valley has been in love with Stripe’s promise—believing its coding tools could build a world where we can easily pay for stuff through nearly any app or web service.

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Stripe is at the forefront of a disruption in the payments industry that has been long overdue. Cashless mobile payments are set to be a major focus for retailers and brands, along with platforms, such as Facebook’s and Twitters new “buy” buttons, both powered by Stripe’s code. And with high-profile partnerships with the likes of ApplePay and now Kickstarter, Stripe is clearly having its moment.

On Thursday February 26, John Collision examines the future of the world’s online payment systems at Social Media Week New York.

In addition to learning start-up secrets from Stripe’s John Collison, you can learn how to be more productive with over 60 masterclasses, including:

  1. Is Data The Future Of Journalism?, hosted by Medium
  2. Storytelling With Vine: How To Create Short Form Video That People Remember, hosted by Mashable
  3. Swipe Right: What Tinder Can Teach Brands
  4. Ephemeral Messaging Masterclass: Maximizing Your Snapchat For Storytelling
  5. Decoding Wearables: Leveraging Wearable Tech Platforms In Campaigns
  6. Interactive Video Workshop: Tactics For Optimizing Your Content And Strategy
  7. Marketing Lessons From Crowdfunding: The Psychology Of Success
  8. Unlocking The Language Of Code To Increase Your Digital IQ
  9. Vimeo Video School Live: Creative Toolsets To Engage A Global Audience
  10. Growth Hacking Quick Wins: Strategies To Increase Customer Base

Today, we’ve announced many new incredible official and independent events. Check out the latest lineup here.

Get your pass today here, and join us and our partners for what will be an extraordinary week of exploring our upwardly mobile, connected world. Grab your pass to get full access to SMWNYC!

Where Fashion And Technology Collide: A Talk With Meredith Kopit Levien, New York Times

After a flirtation that lasted over a decade, 2014 was the year when fashion and technology finally got hitched. Fashion labs incubated new approaches to shopping and design and technology realized that fashion is not so superficial when it can be used to make innovations like Google Glass desirable. It’s a marriage that showcases technology in a way that takes advantage of what fashion does best – inspire desire.

On Thursday February 26, Meredith Levien of the New York Times will invite a renown CEO from the luxury fashion industry (to be announced) to discuss how fashion is putting sexy back into technology and how technology is making fashion smarter.

Check out the latest lineup of speakers and events here, then get excited to join us for a week you won’t forget. Grab your pass to get full access to SMWNYC!

Butler On-Demand Service Alfred Launches In NYC

Remember the last time you came home from work, plopped down on the couch, put your feet up, and relaxed for the rest of the night?

As reported on Uncubed, Boston-based Alfred aims to make the luxury of having a butler accessible to the average working man or woman; the service launched in Manhattan in November. For $99 per month, users can pawn off chores on an Alfred-employed – and as Alfred CEO Marcela Sapone stresses, highly vetted – assistant.

Alfred, of course, is not the first tech service to offer New Yorkers a break from arduous errands. What sets Alfred apart, however, is its automation. Assigned Alfred assistants will pick up on living habits and replace that carton of 2% before you can even say “spoiled milk”.

The company also differs from many other sharing economy startups in that it favors full-time employment over contract work for service assistants.

“We see that happier employees lead to happier customers. The investment in people makes sense in our business,” Sapone told us.

You can sign up for Alfred here.

New York’s Gets Ahead Of The Curve

What’s in a name? If your name is Pilot Inspektor, hopefully not much. But for, it means a lot of media attention.

As reported on Uncubed, New York’s Selfie is an iOS app that allows users to have asynchronous video conversations with anyone – complete strangers, close friends, experts, or celebrities – posting 24-second video clips and replying to those clips with new videos.

The app officially launched in September, but the startup’s first coup was in securing the domain long before the term had burrowed its way into the English language or onto ABC’s primetime lineup.

“We saw a hole in the social media space where all the cool stuff that goes along with face-to-face communication was missing,” CEO and cofounder Alex Lasky told us. “As we were iterating on the project, we were out one night and some girls were taking a picture and they used the term ‘selfie’ and that really resonated for us.”

That was in 2012. Within a year the word “selfie” had become ubiquitous, and people wanted to know who was behind the mysterious splash page at

“In early investor meetings we had to explain what selfies were,” CTO and technical cofounder T.C. Meggs said. “So when the media started wondering who’s behind this, it was really exciting.”

Do You Know How You’re Spending Your Money?

Can I afford this right now? Whether it’s a new computer or an old debt, it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at one time or another.

New York-based Moven, a mobile banking service, hopes to answer that question – offering consumers the ability to track and analyze their real-time spending.

Though the company was founded in 2011, it’s in the last eight months that things have really started moving for Moven. In March they took their mobile app out of beta, and shortly thereafter raised an $8 million Series A, with plans to expand their operations to Canada and New Zealand.

“There are a lot of mobile banks, but no one is pursuing it from a mobile spending perspective, offering real time insight,” Amanda Stanhaus, Moven’s Community Manager, told us. “…The app is built around giving you data about your spending habits to help you spend better.”

With reportedly booming sign-ups, Moven is hiring new community managers every day – get all the details here.

And if you’re interested in getting a handle on your finances, you can learn more about Moven and download the app for iOS or Android here.

New App Reserve Is The Uber For Restaurant Reservations

A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its “digital concierge” app today, promising to help users snag reservations at top-tier restaurants and improve the dining experience overall.

As reported on Tech Crunch, this is the first launch out of Expa, the “startup studio” created by StumbleUpon and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. (Expa recently raised $50 million andannounced the addition of Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai as its New York partner.) According to Camp, Reserve’s appeal is pretty straightforward: “I will be able to eat at better restaurants with better service than I have in the past.”

With other online reservation tools, most notably OpenTable, users have to find the restaurant they’re looking for and then see if the time they want is available. The Reserve experience is a bit different.

After all, if you’re going on a big date, or if you want to take a friend or family member somewhere fancy, you might have a specific restaurant in mind, but there’s also a good chance that you just want to get a reservation at a decent spot in a certain neighborhood and period of time. And that’s how Reserve works — users just identify the date and time window that they’re looking for, and the app will provide them with a list of recommended restaurants. After you peruse the listings (which include online menus and information like awards won), you choose the restaurant or restaurants that interest you, and Reserve will try to get a reservation.

Co-founder and CEO Greg Hong said the app goes beyond the reservation itself. The startup has built a relationship with each of the listed restaurants, so once you get there, the staff knows they should be “treating you like a regular.” And the app already has your credit card (as well as a preset tip percentage) on file, so it handles the payment for you — you don’t need to flag down a waiter at the end of the meal.

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Hong previously worked as director of business operations at online ad company SocialVibe, which rebranded as true[X] last year, and he co-founded Reserve with true[X] CEO Joe Marchese, who will serve as the startup’s executive chairman. Marchese said that the idea first came to them while they were eating lunch together in Los Angeles and thinking, “There’s gotta be a better way to do this.”

Hong compared Reserve to Uber, saying that Uber made “personal transportation very accessible to a larger market,” and he aims to do the same for this kind of concierge service. (Hong talked so convincingly about what Reserve’s concierge can do that at a certain point I had to confirm these reservations were being made automatically, rather than having a Reserve employee pick up the phone.)

He also noted that Reserve is doing something unusual behind the scenes, because it isn’t charging restaurants a fee. Hong argued that those fees can “really cut into [restaurants’] profit margins,” so instead, Reserve charges diners $5 per reservation.

Reserve isn’t saying exactly how much money it’s raised, but a spokesperson told me that it’s “pre-Series A” with about 30 employees. Investors include Expa, Rob Hayes (First Round Capital), Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures), Jason Calacanis, Shari Redstone (Advancit Capital), Hunter Walk and Satya Patel (Homebrew Capital), Adam Rothberg (Box Group), and Google Ventures

The service is currently available in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, with plans to launch in more markets soon. To help with the Boston launch, the company acquired the team behind reservation service SpoonSpoon.

Update: You can download the iOS app here. And here’s a demo video.

Why Are You Still Using A Key?

Get an apartment, get a job, get a significant other – next thing you know, you’re walking around with a key chain that makes you look like a janitor, or some 19th century jailer.

While KISI might not completely free you from the shackles of your keychain, it can help. As reported on Uncubed, KISI’s tech allows users to unlock doors using their smartphones – best of all it doesn’t require overhauling any existing entry systems.

Founded in Munich in 2012, the company expanded to New York after winning the EDC’s NYC Next Idea competition in 2013.

“We started trying to build our own intercom system,” cofounder Bernhard Mehl told us, “but we realized there are people who already do that really well. And then talking to all these coworking spaces, we realized they need all these management functions. They already have the infrastructure – we can tap into that and add a little device to the server room and then the whole office is upgraded.”

KISI is hiring for three jobs in sales and marketing out of their DUMBO offices. And if you’re planning a move to Munich anytime soon, they’re hiring a frontend developer there. Get all the details here.

Uncover The Best In New York’s Public Art With This New App

Were you aware that there’s an apartment on Wooster Street that’s filled with 280,000 pounds of dirt? Seriously – The New York Earth Room is an installation from legendary Land artist Walter De Maria and it’s perfectly free to the public. If only the public were aware of it.

Launched on Kickstarter last month, Artwalk is an iOS app that will allow users to experience the all-too-often overlooked public art, architecture, and history that surround us in New York City.

Created by Sascha Mombartz, principal at New York branding and UX studio Office for Visual Affairs, the app started off in the most analog way imaginable – walking tours.

“I started doing art walks on SideTour, so I started formalizing the thing and it was quite popular,” Mombartz told us. “At first I thought I wanted to make a book, but then I realized an app could be much more powerful.”

ArtWalk has 18 days left to make its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter. You can contribute to the campaign here.

And the Office for Visual Affairs is also hiring – they’re looking for a designer with UX and branding experience and a research fellow for ArtWalk. Get in touch with them here.


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Leica Cameras: Equipping Content Creators for 100 Years

Leica is an amazing example of a company that has been around for generations, yet still manages to keep innovating and releasing cutting-edge products. This year they are celebrating their 100th anniversary of engineering precision photographic tools that help people realize their vision.

10419824775_a68b42966d_bJust like this one by Andrew Xu, taken with a Leica X2.

A Leica is the kind of camera that makes photographers drool. Committed to the basics, Leica cameras use manual focus, making the resulting images that much crisper.

As a company, Leica understands that the camera is not the one that takes the amazing photographs; it is the person behind the camera.

As a company whose core competency is creating tools for content makers, they have done a great job of engaging their community to share what they create with their Leica cameras.

2014 marks a Century of Innovation for Leica Cameras. To celebrate, Leica will be providing Professional portraits to all Social Media Week attendees at Campus, utilizing their unequaled Medium Format S-system Camera. This means you’ll get to take home something to be proud of.

Register now for Social Media Week, February 17- 21, to get in on the amazing sessions and panels in our lineup this year. Bonus points for anyone photographing the events and parties of SMW with a Leica camera! See you there!

Featured image courtesy  of s58y.