Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community is a new book by Alessandro Piol and Maria Teresa Cometto that looks at the exploding tech startup scene in New York City including an interview with Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen.

“Tech and the City” is the first book telling the story of how and why this is happening: from the birth of Silicon Alley in the ‘90s to today’s level of activity and important milestones, such as the building of the Cornell NYC Tech campus. Based on over 50 interviews with entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, university professors, members of the Bloomberg administration and other stakeholders, this book’s objective is to inform and inspire the current generation of entrepreneurs. 

Just released on Kindle for less then the price of a decent coffee in NYC and soon to be released on Paperback the book is perfect for anyone who is interested in tech or curious as to why New York City is fast becoming a central hub, attracting entrepreneurs, software engineers and investors.

Drink one less coffee and download the book, or it is free if you are already an Amazon Prime member.