7 World Trade Center opens doors to startups

SilverTech partners (left to right) Charlie Federman, Lawrence Wagenberg and Tal Kerret

SilverTech partners (left to right) Charlie Federman, Lawrence Wagenberg and Tal Kerret

While most young entrepreneurs hole up in co-working spaces, a few lucky ones are running their firms out of 7 World Trade Center -- 

It's just one of the perks for startups working with SilverTech Ventures, a four-month-old firm that collaborates with Silverstein Properties, the major Manhattan real estate developer.

"I call it an accelerator with an unfair advantage," said venture capitalist Charlie Federman, who co-founded SilverTech Ventures with fellow VC Lawrence Wagenberg, and Silverstein Properties President Tal Kerret. 

The most "tangible" contribution is real estate. But SilverTech also offers business advice, access to its network of entrepreneurs and investors, and roundtables with key people in tech.