New to the scene, Duy Huynh, CEO of Taap.it, has been quickly immersing himself in all that the NY tech community has to offer. His startup lets users sell products locally by posting classified ads, which can be viewed on the web, the iPhone or Android devices. Users can even post apartment listings or job openings on the service, and has attracted businesses who post their services, like real estate brokerage Bond New York and retailer Harlem’s Heaven Hat Boutique. Taap.it is now reaching out to the college community to help students find and sell textbooks and other products for the upcoming fall semester.
In search of funding for Taap.it, which is currently bootstrapped, Huynh has been touring many tech events, including the New York Venture Summit, NY Tech Meetup and the NY Entrepreneurs Business Network. In a recent interview with Xconomy, Huynh said the TechCrunch Disrupt New York event was the most helpful for the company, which changed its name from Social Listing following the event. He said the scene is currently lacking a meet-up group for coders and programmers, something he said is very important for the formulation of new company and product ideas.