In addition to promoting NYC's tech scene, the "Made in New York" event at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday was a getaway for busy New York entrepreneurs to schmooze, trade business advice, and, most importantly, scout for talent.
Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer told me, "We are looking for more tech hires and product people. We look for the scrappy entrepreneur, the kind of person that will get things done without looking to spend money right away."
Sponsored by the Bloomberg administration and New York Tech Meetup, the event took place in a downtown arts center in Austin, complete with spinning classes on the roof and Makerbot machines churning out figurines on the ground floor. On the second floor, CEOs and reps from NYC-based startups like Sherpaa, Songza, Vook and General Assembly manned tables at what looked like a job fair.