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There are two major tech recruiting events coming up for those interested in learning more about New York City's tech scene.
What: Come hear CTOs, CEOs and Founders of top NYC startups talk about their experiences in the booming NYC tech scene. Hear about NYC’s rapidly growing startup community, get an insider’s perspective on how to land a technical or business job/internship, learn about what it’s like to work for a startup, and hear about “a day in the life” of an NYC entrepreneur.
When: Tuesday, November 19, 6-7 pm
It's hard to catch Scott Van Campen and DB Lampman not making something. The artist couple, who recently opened the Staten Island MakerSpace, have worked together on projects for the past 20 years.
Previously, Scott owned an architectural metalwork shop in Stapleton, Staten Island for ten years. During that time, the couple, along with their now 11-year-old son, worked on projects ranging from manufacturing gates to sculpting. According to DB, "there are not many streets in Manhattan where Scott can't point out a gate, storefront, restaurant, residence, or museum...Read More
New York City's network of incubators is growing.
On Monday, NYCEDC opened HarlemGarage, a 6000-square foot incubator that has room for up to 150 freelancers, start-ups, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.
"We've learned that innovation thrives on collaboration and productivity," said David Rotbard, co-founder of MicroOffice, which operates the HarlemGarage.
Collaboration will take...Read More
In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg introduced New York City’s first Digital Roadmap, a plan to make New York the nation's number one digital city.
Less than three years later, with 100 percent of objectives complete, New York City’s Digital Leadership: 2013 Roadmap is the latest update. Led by NYC Digital, the report demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by investments in infrastructure, education, open government, online engagement and technology sector support. Achievements include:<...Read More
Brielle Avenue, the historic 46-acre site in Staten Island, is a former farm colony that operated from the early 1800s until 1975. Despite several attempts at redevelopment, the site has remained vacant until recently.
Last week, NYCEDC announced redevelopment plans to transform Brielle Avenue into a vibrant, senior-targeted community. The site, which includes eleven landmarked buildings in various stages of disrepair, comprises the densest concentration of derelict structures anywhere in the five...Read More
Hurricane Sandy struck New York City one year ago this week. During and immediately following the storm, all agencies across City government mobilized to secure basic safety and services and help with initial recovery efforts.
In the days following the storm, NYCEDC worked with other City agencies to launch a suite of initiatives to help affected businesses get back on their feet as quickly as possible and, in turn, drive the recovery of neighborhoods across the City. While many New Yorkers continue to face challenges as a result of Hurricane Sandy, New York City as a whole has demonstrated a remarkable resilience over the past year.
Here are some of the ways...Read More
Screen shot of Virtual Office Hours with Steve Rosenbaum on October 24
By Kat Lau, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC's Entrepreneur at Large (EAL), hosted his latest session of virtual office hours yesterday via Google Hangout. He spent the hour fielding questions and dispensing invaluable advice to representatives from startups PivotDesk, Yellow Dig, Linnovision, Soliday TeleHealth, and Mogul Music Academy.
Rosenbaum began by talking about the strengths of tech in New...Read More
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.
All 20 finalists will travel to Lower Manhattan and...Read More
Augury Systems receives the People's Choice Award.
That's how much time each of the fourteen innovative Israeli high-tech startups had to pitch their business to a packed audience of investors, industry insiders, and press at Israel to NYC. At stake was a prize package that would assist the companies with their expansion to NYC including $10,000 worth of professional services, complimentary office space at the US Israel Business Council's (USI) new co-working facility for six months, a free...Read More
By Pasha Gol, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
NYCEDC travelled to California last week to make the case for New York City tech. Over 700 people and 30 companies attended the San Francisco Uncubed Career Fair on October 17th, which included music, art, entertainment, and a series of panels on topics ranging from job search tips to startup founder’s stories.
Startup representatives from five NYC-based companies joined NYCEDC to showcase NYC’s vibrant tech community on the West Coast. "Silicon City" representatives included...Read More