NYC Innovation News Spans Music, Biotech, & Media

9/18/12Follow @xconomy

It seems that New York innovators in every slice of the city’s tech scene have been making news this week, so we’ve rounded up some of the top items we’ve come across.

—Seth Goldstein, founder of real-time music service Turntable.fm, has launched a new startup called DJZ to serve as an online hub for news and content surrounding electronic dance music, according to this New York Times piece. The startup has raised $1 million from Atom Factory, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, Google Ventures, True Ventures, and Advancit Capital.

—The publication City & State took a look at some of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiatives to pump up the life sciences industry in the city, including the Alexandria Center for Life Science and the BioBat work space that is still being constructed at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Mashable outlines appeal that New York City has over Silicon Valley as a place for new startups to set up shop. Successes like Foursquare and Kickstarter, government efforts, and new startup accelerators are among the attractions.

—And according to according to Ad Age, investor Eric Hippeau is also having a big influence on New York’s startup scene. You can read the profile of the seasoned media exec here.

—CarePlanners, founded by yet another media exec Alan Blaustein, is looking to help patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system to find the most effective sources of care, according to this GigaOm story.

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