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Made in NYC: Onswipe


Founded in 2011, Onswipe is a New York City-based tablet publishing company that creates customized mobile sites for web publishers. Before starting Onswipe, founder Jason Baptiste worked on Cloudomatica business web app store that was acquired in 2011 with his business partner.

Since then, Onswipe has taken off, as documented on TechStarsBloomberg TV's documentary series which featured companies that were part of TechStars' New York City accelerator in 2011.   

Jason ...

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Lessons Learned From Past Pilot Health Tech Winners


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By Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Tech and Bioscience Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

This week, 90 entrepreneurs and healthcare leaders attended a standing-room-only information session for Pilot Health Tech NYC at The Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC.

Last year's Pilot winners joined Lenzie Harcum, VP of NYCEDC’s Center for Economic Transformation, and Jean-Luc Neptune, SVP at Health 2.0, on a panel to share their experiences...

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Fashion Manufacturing Initiative Winners Announced


As New York City kicks off New York Fashion Week (NYFW) , we are happy to announce—with Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray—the seven inaugural winners of the Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI).

FMI is a $3 million public-private program, co-administered by NYCEDC and Council of Fashion Designers of America, that supports and promotes growth of small businesses in the city’s fashion and manufacturing sectors.

The seven winners will receive grants ranging from $46,000 to $150...

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Made in NYC: Solve Media


ari jacobySolve Media is a privately-held security and advertising technology service that was just ranked #48 on Forbes' list of America's most promising companies. 

The company, which is headquartered in New York City and Philadelphia, provides an

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Kicking Off Tech Talent Draft, Round 2


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Over 70 students attended Tech Talent Draft's Startup Panel at Columbia University this Tuesday evening. Technology execs from six NYC startups joined Center for Economic Transformation's EVP Eric Gertler for a discussion of the various job opportunities available at their respective companies. The panelists included:

  • Sachin Devand, Chief Technology Officer at AHAlife
  • Dave Stein, Head of Development at 
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Made in NYC: NewsCred


Founded in 2008, NewsCred is a NYC-based content marketing startup that just raised $25 million to expand its offerings to more languages. With 4,500 publishing partners, 120 employees, and a new office alongside Twitter, the company is helping the journalism industry to create a new, sustainable business model. 

NewsCred founders...

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Made in NYC: Sailthru


Sailthru is a personalized marketing communications company headquartered here in New York City. To date, the company has raised $48 million in funding. Last year, it ranked #30 on on INC.'s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies. Founded in 2008, Sailthru has grown from its original employee—founder Neil Capel, pictured below—to 145 employees across four offices in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London.

Neil talked to us about about Sailthru's fun and vibrant workplace culture. 

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Message From The President


Kyle Kimball - New Years MessageNew York City’s outlook entering 2014 is bright.

The City boasts continued, record-high private sector employment, surpassing a record set more than four decades ago. Supported by employment growth in the outer boroughs, the City has recovered 338% of private-sector jobs lost during the recent recession, outpacing the nation. And thanks, in part, to NYCEDC’s efforts over the past several years to diversify our City’s economy, we have seen encouraging growth in new sectors like technology and life sciences, which will help New York City maintain its competitive edge for...

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Announcing The Industrial Newsletter


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We are pleased to announce that NYCEDC’s Industrial Desk will be launching the Industrial Newsletter next month.

 The monthly e-newsletter will inform readers about: 

  • upcoming business and leasing opportunities,
  • technical assistance workshops, and
  • City regulatory changes that may impact businesses.

The newsletter will also highlight programs and incentives available for startups or large, established business.

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2014 NYC Venture Fellows


This year's class of NYC Venture Fellows consists of 28 entrepreneurs representing startups originating from five different countries, as well as a diverse cross-section of industries such as media, enterprise software, biotech, education, financial services, and real estate. They are:

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