Joe Landolina was a freshman in college when he invented VETIGEL, a plant-based gel that stops severe bleeding in less than twelve seconds. Soon after, he co-founded the medical technology company Suneris and embarked on a mini-MBA program through NYCEDC’s Bio & Health Entrepreneurship Lab.
World to NYC is about bringing the world’s opportunities to New Yorkers by connecting the global technology industry with NYC’s businesses, government agencies, and fellow citizens. This fall's program focuses on using digitally-enabled technologies to make cities more intelligent, efficient, equitable, and resilient.
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP opened in October 2013 and already serves as a home to over 100 innovators in film, video, gaming, and technology. We visited the space to feature one of its member companies, storytelling startup Narratively.
The average commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes. The overall associated costs from the nation's five million buildings add up to billions of squandered dollars every year. Made in NYC startup Callida Energy is helping to reduce that waste.
In April, we announced Senvol as the winner of our fifth annual NYC Next Idea Global New Venture Competition. The Philadelphia-based group is at the forefront of 3D printing and was selected from over 240 teams from 51 countries—the most diverse pool of applicants to date for NYC Next Idea!
Made in NYC startup Return on Change is helping to democratize startup finance through equity crowdfunding. Since launching in 2012, Return on Change has helped secure $5 million in commitments for the startups on its platforms.
Roxy Banik is a senior at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and a member of the winning team at NYC Gentech's Spring Break Game Jam. She says NYC GenTech has inspired her to pursue further study in computer science and design.
Through on-campus events, student trips to NYC, virtual events, and an online common application, this year’s NYC Tech Talent Draft program connected over 3,500 students at 90 schools with over 150 NYC-based startup companies. Read on for more information on the past spring’s events and to find out how to get involved in the Fall 2014 draft.