Spur East

Competition runs deep as annual ‘RipTide’ returns

By GREGORY ZELLER // A business plan pitch-a-thon with real pull is returning to the Hamptons. i-Hamptons – the professional networking community that brought you The Spur and Spur East, members-only “entrepreneur’s clubs” aimed at East End impresarios – is diving back into business-building waters with its annual “Shark Tank”-like business plan competition, “RipTide: Sink or Swim.” This year’s Riptide III (unofficially updated as “$ink or $wim”) is set to distribute some $50,000 in grant…


Spur East: Pass the hors d’oeuvres, let’s get to work

By GREGORY ZELLER // Well, that happened fast: Not long after announcing a second location was on the way, The Spur – the Hamptons’ first members-only co-working space and innovation hub – has spun off its first satellite facility. Welcome to Spur East, a private entrepreneurial workspace/lounge/ping pong club – go ahead and process – that celebrated its grand opening in East Hampton this weekend. Spur East is the first sequel of The Spur, the…


No. 381: The Spur evolves, MIDI steps up, Applied DNA in the weeds – and Amazon, we hardly knew ye

  Well done: It’s Friday, friends, and you’ve done it again – the end of the workweek is upon us and another welcomed weekend dawns. It’s Feb. 15 out there, and it’s a busy one – Liberation Day in Afghanistan, National Flag Day in Canada, Statehood Day in Serbia, Total Defence Day in Singapore and, here in the States, Susan B. Anthony Day, celebrating the life and times of our national matriarch of women’s suffrage…