Founder Phil Horigan Presented at NY Tech Meetup

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After a widely successful beta period, debuted to an eager audience of more than 800 attendees at NYTM, where it received an enthusiastic response.'s Phil Horigan had the honor of presenting at the prominent New York Tech Meetup for the month of March, the forum where Foursquare and Tumblr previously debuted. Horigan used the forum to announce that Leasebreak has moved out of beta. Founded in 2004, NYTM holds a monthly event where many of its 40,000 members get together to “watch emerging companies demo new ideas, hear leading-edge thinking on technology topics, and build their networks to develop their businesses.”

This past Tuesday, March 3rd, Leasebreak’s Horigan demonstrated the website, sharing the stage with nine other companies, including ride-sharing service Lyft and bike company Peloton Cycle. Having recently taken through its extremely successful beta period, the site’s founder was eager to demonstrate the accomplishment of the rental platform and its technological innovations with the largest meetup group in the world. Despite the snowy weather, Horigan spoke to a nearly-packed house with approximately 800 members in attendance, and his presentation was further streamed live via public webcast. Here is a link to the 4 minute video presentation:’s founder asked the crowd to consider the possibilities of this new way of finding rentals by taking over an existing lease, comparing the service to StubHub’s market for event tickets. As Horigan explained, “Leasebreak is a marketplace for short-term rentals and leasebreaks between 1-12 months. We also have some one-year rentals, because sometimes a landlord will not allow you to break your lease unless you can find a new 12-month tenant.”

Audience members received Horigan’s presentation with enthusiasm, frequently asking, “Where were you years ago when I could have used you?” He was glad to answer them: “We are here now!”

Founded by Phil Horigan, is a free New York City marketplace for leasebreaks and short-term rentals. It was designed with tenants, landlords, and real estate agents in mind, allowing all groups to post and search for rentals on the website. Given its acceptance and success in the NYC market, is planning to expand to other regions in the near future.

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