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A Response to Todd Krizelman’s Open Letter to Mayor de Blasio on the Future of NYC’s Tech Community

 |  NYCEDC

The following is a letter from our NYCEDC president, Kyle Kimball, in response to an open letter published May 15 on VentureBeat, from Todd Krizelman to Mayor de Blasio.


Dear Todd,

It’s great to see a company like yours, which has grown, in small part because of our efforts, reaching out to make sure we continue to pay attention to the tech ecosystem. Your success, and that of others in your NYCEDC NYC Venture Fellows class such as Foursquare, Etsy, SecondMarket, and Gilt Groupe, makes us proud that so many participants have grown their businesses in NYC, adding high-quality jobs and expanding the city’s tech...

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Spring Break Game Jamming With NYC Generation Tech

 |  NYCEDC

We all play games, but how many of us can make them?

Thanks to NYC GenTech's Spring Break Game Jam, 68 NYC high schoolers can now add "mobile game creator" to their resumes. 

Hosted in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and

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Join The Hour Of Code

 |  NYCEDC

Coding is a crucial skill in today’s global economy.

This week, NYCEDC announced a $1 Million expansion of teacher training in computer science with the Department of Education, Code.org, and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education. This announcement coordinated with the first day of Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. The program, which is sponsored by...

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Made in NY: iNK Stories

 |  NYCEDC
With more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs, New York is among the top five states in the U.S. for employment in the game industry. However, with only 5% of companies directly involved in the video game industry, New York trails behind established gaming hubs on the West Coast like California and Washington.

Navid and Vassiliki Khonsari are trying to change that. Navid, who helped develop the mega-thriller game Grand Theft Auto, is the founder of
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Made In New York Media Center Update

 |  NYCEDC

miny cinema

The Made in New York Media Center by IFP opened on October 31 as a central place for innovators in film, video, gaming, and technology to collaborate through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation.

Since its opening a little over a month ago, the Media Center has hosted a number of events including a three-day game jam with gaming partner TreSensa. 

Other highlights from the Media Center's opening month include: 

  • More than 40 events, workshops, and...
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Fourth Applied Sciences Program Announced With Carnegie Mellon University

 |  NYCEDC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as the newest partner in the Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to to build or expand world-class applied sciences and engineering campuses in New York City. Carnegie Mellon University is the fourth higher learning institution to join the Applied Sciences Initiative and the first to focus on the intersection of arts and technology. Carnegie Mellon's Integrative Media Program will open at Brooklyn Navy Yard's Steiner Studios in 2015.

The program will diversity...

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Wanted: NYC Tech Talent

 |  NYCEDC

uncubed eric gertler

Over 1500 people packed into New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion last Thursday for Wakefield's Uncubed conference. The tech gathering—part career fair, part thought exchange among tech leaders—featured top NYC startups such as Tumblr, Meetup, and (you guessed it) NYCEDC's Tech Talent Draft.

At the event, Executive Vice President of the Center for Economic Transformation (CET) Eric Gertler spoke briefly about the tech and entrepreneurship opportunities available in New York City. Tech's...

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Take The H.E.L.M. Finalists: At A Glance

 |  NYCEDC

Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan is a competition designed to encourage innovative companies to open or expand office space in Lower Manhattan.  In its second year, Take the H.E.L.M. has selected 20 finalists from all over the world—a promising sign of growth and diversity to the area's economy! 

The 20 finalists will compete for one of four grand prizes of $250,000 each to assist in moving to or expanding in Lower Manhattan. 

Take the HELM Finalist Infographic

 All 20 finalists will travel to Lower Manhattan and...

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NYC Generation Tech Still Hacking Away

 |  NYCEDC

hackathon

Several weeks ago, NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) students presented their final mobile apps, but the learning is far from over.

Here's an update from our partner NFTE's blog on what GenTech students have been up to and what's up ahead. 

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Bringing WiFi to Long Island City: GOWEX

 |  NYCEDC

gowex group photo

GOWEX, the Spain-based global telecommunication company, is in the business of creating connected WiFi cities. With public-private partnerships in more than 75 global cities including Paris, Dublin, and Madrid, it's no surprise that New York City now joins that list. The company was recently selected to implement an expanded WiFi network in Long Island City as part of Mayor Bloomberg's Wireless Corridor Challenge.

We talked to GOWEX about what you can expect about their...

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