We gather here today to honor the life and death of our fellow failed startups. . .

Startup Funeral

March 1st, 2013

7pm (ish) at 412 Broadway, New York, NY


Startups often have a large release party. Their births into the world of business are celebrated, and the end of their lives are quietly ignored. Let’s get together and recognize their passing in just as celebratory manner as their births.

Come, Join Us




Mourned by:

Andrew Young

Startup junkie with a passion for great coffee, geeky things, freshly baked pastries with a side of electronic dance music. Co-Founder of Mandor.la, a SAAS for life sciences. Principal at Virtuos.ly



Mourned by:

Cynthia Knapic, Co-Founder/CEO

I co-founded Bracketz, an online marketing platform that specializes in the creation of custom-branded bracket contests and promotions. Our bracket tournaments help brands engage their audiences so that consumers spend more time interacting online with a company's brand, content, and products which in turn leads to increased engagement, increased branding, and increased sales. Bracketz was named the 1st place winner of Carnegie Mellon University's 2011 Keith Block Entrepreneurship Fund Competition.



Mourned by:

Jay Decker, COO


So Yummy

Mourned by:

Jason Fertel, CEO



Piehole.tv makes it super easy, quick and affordable to create professional looking and sounding online videos. Need an awesome script with funky design to make your brand stand out? We'll create your kickass video using high quality professional designers, script writers, top voice over artists and sound engineers.

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New Work City is the result of the collective effort of a community of people who share a common set of values and needs. We are proudly built and based in New York City, the greatest city in the world. To learn more about the amazing people who make New Work City possible, visit our about and thanks pages. We are a part of the global coworking movement, and if anyone says it's spelled co-working, send them here to correct them!


Neulantis is a 21st century, guild-like, community of developers, designers and deep domain experts. We are focussed on connecting the best talent and promising teams with good independent work.

Touch Lab

Touch Lab is NYC's premiere Android development company. We build apps for companies big and small, from right here at New Work City!


Macallan – The Single Malt. Our single malt scotch whisky has been distilled in Speyside, Scotland since 1824 and remains the single malt against which all others must be judged.


Caskers helps you discover craft spirits that aren’t available at your local liquor store. Our experts work to bring to you the finest artisanal spirits that are sourced from fresh, local produce, and are a celebration of the passion and dedication of the master distillers who make them by hand. Caskers introduces you to unique, small-batch spirits so that you can take pride in what you drink.

Pop Chips

naturally delicious and healthier. that’s popchips. when they said it couldn’t be done, we raised the snack bar. how do we do it? well, first, let's talk about how we don't do it. we never fry our chips.



hackNY aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community.



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Tony Bacigalupo

For the past five years, I have run a coworking space called New Work City in NYC. Completely free of outside influence and open to all, it is the result of the collective participation and support of a wide array of community members who share a common desire to share and collaborate in a new way.

I also teach an online course in community building alongside my good friend Alex Hillman. It’s called the Community Builders Masterclass, and I’m really enjoying having the opportunity to work with amazing people all over the world.

Kevin Galligan

Kevin has been coding since he was 8. He's held various corporate positions, and had some small startups with varying success. A few years ago he started and currently runs TouchLab, NYC's premiere Android development and consulting shop.

Kevin also plays in a band. Insists on weird musical acts for the funeral.

Jason Kende

On a mission to help amazing people connect, discover and share their strengths. In love with ecosystems of innovation, across boundaries and borders.

Jason Nadaf

Entrepreneur, developer, and engineer by nature striving to build innovative internet technologies and solutions that either haven't been done before, or that need to be done better.

Spend most of my time developing an easy to use software as a service for web publishing and building ecommerce storefronts that sync with multiple channels such as Amazon, eBay, Google Products, and Facebook - SureDone.

Leo Newball

I believe in three things: Development, Design, and Data. I believe in the power of Web Development, and any solution can be conquered using a breadth of web-based tools and technology. I believe in the power of great Web Design, believing that both the code and the presentation can be well-organized, presented, and provide amazing experiences. I believe in the power of asking questions, performing Data Research, analyzing the results, and presenting them in ways best disseminated for public use.


Spent college summers deploying toy monkeys in Ohio. Spent 2001-2008 building puppets in Phoenix, AZ. Spent 2002-2009 lecturing about Easter candy for the underprivileged. Had moderate success selling sock monkeys in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Had some great experience marketing cabbage in Edison, NJ. What gets me going now is lecturing about foreign tangerines in Bethesda, MD.