David Sorin was an inspiration and one of the supporting leaders to the author of “The Origins of Disruptive Technologists…and their Entrepreneurial Culture in New York City.”
New York City has grown into a technology hotbed in recent years, a thriving culture of entrepreneurship that is disrupting the way people live and work. At the forefront of this movement are hundreds of individuals outside the mainstream—hackers, iconoclasts, and inventors with the potential to create or contribute meaningfully to the Next Big Thing in technology. These trailblazers—along with those who finance and employ them—are the reason Silicon Alley has risen to challenge the West Coast tech enclave as the number two VC- and Angel-funding spot in the country. Drawing on in-depth interviews with notable NYC-based disruptive technologists, investors, inventors, educators, hackers and geniuses, Disruptive Technologists and the Entrepreneurial Culture in New York City offers an intimate look at this new breed of tech entrepreneurs and the innovative products and services they are developing in labs, workspaces, basements, lounges, and apartments throughout the City.