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The Center for Economic Transformation (CET) at NYCEDC aims to develop the City’s major business sectors by implementing policy and programmatic initiatives that address current issues faced by each industry, create good jobs, and promote entrepreneurship and economic diversification across the five boroughs.
By Virginia Maloney, Project Manager, and Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology
Eighteen startups representing NYC’s diverse leadership in media-tech, fashion-tech, and more joined NYCEDC for the ultimate roadtrip—the Spring 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft! Over 160 talented technical students from Cornell, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton attended NYC Tech Talent Draft panels and networking receptions to learn about NYC’s booming, innovative tech community, get...Read More
If you are a NYC business that occupies or is looking for high quality affordable office space, please consider participating in a short 5-7 minute survey.
This survey is part of a study that NYCEDC in partnership with Alvarez & Marsal Real Estate Advisory Services and JRT Realty is conducting to better understand the growing demands for office space from emerging and high-growth industries. Your input will help inform policies to ensure NYC is poised to meet the future space needs of the City’s rapidly growing sectors.
This short...Read More
By Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology
On November 12 and 13th, Uncubed unpacked an action-packed, two-day NYC tech startup event at the Altman Building in Manhattan.
During day one’s Scout, Uncubed hosted over 60 startup and technology companies hiring for developer, designer, and business roles. Upstairs, swag-filled booths creatively conveyed company identities, while downstairs, tech leaders shared wisdom during talks and panels. Day two’s Scale conference featured stories and advice from a variety of NYC...Read More
By Clay Ramel, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Smart vending machines in NYC taxis, intelligent clothes sizing applications, and real-time marketing analytics platforms: these are a few of the over 300 innovative ideas pitched by teams from over 60 countries in last year’s NYC Next Idea business plan competition.
Today, we’re kicking off the 2012-2013 cycle of the competition,...Read More
By Carly Chase, Senior Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Attention jobseekers! NYCEDC and partner SUNY Levin Institute are currently accepting applications for the twelfth series of JumpStart NYC, a free program that helps out-of-work professionals transition to new careers and industries in NYC.
Selected candidates will participate in a two-week-long intensive “Boot Camp” at the SUNY Levin Institute, followed by a 10- to 12-week pro-bono consulting project with a New York City-based startup company in fields such as digital...Read More
Session Summary by Julie Chan, Lenzie Harcum, Chelsea Rao & Raphael Farzan-Kashani
Center for Economic Transformation
New York City’s bioscience enterprises, academic medical centers, clinical institutions, non-profit research institutions and healthcare technology companies—also known as “Eds & Meds”—represent a significant asset base from which to develop a broader bioscience and healthcare technology cluster. On July 12th, we held the latest in a series of NYC workshops with senior leaders...Read More
By Meghana Gandhi, Senior Project Manager, Fashion/Retail Team
NYCEDC and Parsons The New School for Design are again joining forces for Fashion Campus NYC, an exciting, intensive weekend immersion to educate and inspire NYC’s future fashion and retail management leaders.
This year’s event, free and open to college students interning in New York City this summer, will take place from June 15th – 16th at the Parsons campus in Greenwich...Read More
NYCEDC’s new Edutech.NYC.2020 report investigates New York City’s Edutech industry, an emerging sector that applies innovative technology to deliver learner-centric, personalized educational methods with the potential to be more effective, efficient, and scalable than traditional approaches.
Conducted in partnership with the Bridgespan Group, and aided by discussions with industry leaders, our research study presents Edutech’s vast global growth opportunities and New York City’s local competitive advantages.
Edutech can provide students with greater and easier access to educational material; more...Read More
NYC Next Idea: Stylsize has developed a mobile-optimized fitting platform to enhance the shopping experience for the ready-to-wear apparel industry, enabling shoppers to visualize how a garment fits and flatters the body without the frustrating guesswork associated with today’s online shopping .
Team: Amy Bergenwall, Queen’s University in Ontario, PhD in Management Candidate and Stylsize CFO (left) and Dan McCann, Founder and CEO of Stylsize (right)
Why did you choose New York City to turn your idea into...Read More
NYC Next Idea: TaxiTreats provides and manages vending machines and proprietary convenience solutions for the transportation industry, including NYC taxi cabs.
Team: Tomas Grosskopf, Universidad de Buenos Aires (left) and Brian Shimmerlik, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA Candidate (right). We sit down with Brian Shimmerlik for this Q&A.
Why did you choose New York City to turn your idea into reality?
NYC is the ideal location to launch TaxiTreats due to the...