Daniel is an entrepreneur, investor, and award-winning film director. He is the founder of Brooklyn Magazine, Northside Festival, Taste TalksSummerScreen and the Northside Media portfolio, which was acquired by Zealot Networks. He was portrayed by Zach Galifianakis in the Season One finale of the HBO show Bored to Death. He has spoken at conferences including CES & SXSW and has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Refinery29, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Inc. Magazine, New York Observer, Condé Nast, Vogue Japan, Newsweek & The Village VoiceContact for collaboration & speaking opportunities.

New York Times

New York Times

New York Times

BUSINESS INSIDER

"Teens from across the country reveal the 11 companies they think are cool"

  • Apple

  • Netflix

  • Blizzard Entertainment

  • SpaceX

  • Northside Media

  • Supreme

  • Snap

  • Hyperloop One

  • Amazon

  • Spotify

HUFFINGTON POST

a straight Brooklyn impresario, and one of a handful of people who have truly shaped the Brooklyn we know today
— Huffington Post

Photo by Daniel Krieger, taken at Taste Talks Brooklyn

In a merging of Los Angeles new media glitz and Brooklyn hipster chic, Danny Zappin’s Zealot Networks is acquiring the Brooklyn-based media and events mini-empire, the Northside Media Group.
— TechCrunch

INC. MAGAZINE

How two Brooklyn-based brothers made a ding in the media universe

NEW YORK OBSERVER

The Brooklyn Influentials: 128 People Who Matter Right Now

From the New York Observer, May 2014

From the New York Observer, May 2014

Forbes

"Northside has grown from a discovery festival like SXSW into a mash-up of innovation symposium along with a music discovery festival."

Vogue Japan

Vogue Japan

Vogue Japan

Free & Easy, Japan

Feature in Free & Easy, Japan

Feature in Free & Easy, Japan

UOMO, Japan

Daniel Stedman home visit in UOMO, Japan

Daniel Stedman home visit in UOMO, Japan

The Strolby

New York Times

New York Times, Arts Cover, June 13th, 2013

New York Times, Arts Cover, June 13th, 2013

New York Magazine

New York Magazine, Summer 2013

New York Magazine, Summer 2013

Portrait of a Creative, Interview with Kristin Gladney, October 2013

Portrait of a Creative, Interview with Kristin Gladney, October 2013

“I would say that I’ve always found Williamsburg to be more or less a neighborhood to hang out—never really my favorite place to live,” Daniel Stedman says. “It just became too much of a zoo too quickly to have a family and walk the dog and take deep breaths.”
— http://www.newsweek.com/how-gentrification-has-changed-williamsburgs-northside-festival-342891

SOHO HOUSE

A Conversation with Soho House

Brooklyn-based The L Magazine celebrated it’s cocktail themed issue with an evening of drinks at the Pool House last week.  Here's a conversation with founder Daniel Stedman.

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VILLAGE VOICE

We believe that Brooklyn is this international word that stands for what’s next, and that means art, culture, and music—but what’s almost surpassing all of that is food.
— Daniel Stedman, Village Voice, Aug 2013