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Mayor Bloomberg had two exciting announcements for New York City's entertainment and media industries yesterday. One involved the unveiling of New York City’s first entertainment and digital media incubator, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, at 30 John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The other was Cornell NYC Tech's announcement of a new "connective media" program that will train technologists to work in digital media.
Friday, October 4 is National Manufacturing Day. NYCEDC and NYC Department of Small Business Services invite you to celebrate the ingenuity and perseverance of New York City’s manufacturers with NYCrafted.
Thursday, October 3: NYCrafted will host Makers & Shakers: New Manufacturing for the Small Business and the Big Picture. Hear PechaKucha presentations from the city’s most influential technology and design-focused makers. TheRead More
NYCEDC and the US Israel Business Council (USI) are proud to announce the 2013 Israel to NYC delegation. Israel to NYC is a 3-day program for selected Israeli startups to meet investors and learn how to launch their US expansion in New York City.
14 organizations were chosen from a pool of over 150 applicants. They come from a range of sectors within digital media and advertising, enterprise, and e-commerce.
Some of the innovative companies participating include:
Fall Tech Talent Draft kicked off the season last week with events at UPenn, Cornell, and Princeton. Esteemed panelists included executives from startups like Amicus, Birchbox, Chartbeat, Madison Logic, Sailthru, and Yext.
Each offered candid career advice and anecdotes about why they love working in tech in New York City.
“NYC’s best asset is its population. We want to be close to our consumers, and New York has millions," said one CTO.
Another executive compared the diversity of New York City professionals to those in Silicon Valley, where everyone you meet “is either a budding entrepreneur looking for...Read More
Gowanus is a Brooklyn neighborhood that sits between Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, and Boerum Hill. Known for the Gowanus canal and a history of heavy manufacturing, Gowanus is quickly earning a reputation as a home to artisanal manufacturers,"micro" manufacturing, and emerging desination restaurants.
This month's Neighborhood Trends and Insights report reveals how the economic fabric of Gowanus has shifted considerably from the 1600s, when Gowanus oysters were an international export, to...Read More
We are excited to announce that the Made in NY Media Center will be opening in DUMBO, Brooklyn soon!
Whether you’re a storyteller, technologist, or entrepreneur, you will find collaborators, events, classes, and other resources to incubate your great ideas at this new space in DUMBO. Apply for membership and get access to incubator space, an editing room, a video lounge, an education center, and a cutting-edge...Read More
Congratulations to the NYC Generation Tech Class of 2013!
After 11 weeks of intense coding and training, the NYC Generation Tech judges whittled the "My City, My School" app challenge participants down to a final grand prize winner. This year's victor is SproutEd, an education network app that creates an environment for students and their peers to...
We are thrilled to announce the grand prize winner of New York’s Next Top Makers, PowerClip! PowerClip is a device that gives first responders immediate access to power in the wake of an emergency by providing an efficient and inexpensive power source to charge appliances through USB from a car battery. During the studio phase of New York’s Next Top Makers, PowerClip has grown into a viable business, having recently sold its first product to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
This month's economic snapshot examines the industries that are driving employment growth in New York City, with specific data comparisons between the five boroughs.
How did the boroughs stack up?