On Thursday, May 22, 2014 HIVE hosted its first launch event in New York City. Over 100 guests joined us at Soho House to celebrate the launch of the online network and the announcement of our first four investments.
At the event, the founders of AthElite, News Deeply and Browsy shared brief lightning pitches with the crowd, highlighting their next steps and major milestones. Attendees had the opportunity to be the first sign up for the network and over the next few days we saw over 200 new profiles created on the site.
A HIVE profile and membership offers users the ability to apply to accelerate their startup at HIVE and to search for other users by skills and talent. As we build the 2.0 version of the site, we next look to offer users access to online events, offline demo days, mentor-matching, startup resources and other useful tools.