NYC Makes Strides To Attract The World's Top Talent


By Kat Lau, Project Manager, and Virginia Maloney, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology

NYC’s tech scene is booming! With over 1000 tech companies now calling the city home and new jobs opening up every day, the Big Apple is a top destination for talented job seekers.

NYCEDC is doing its part to help connect talented college students with the growing pool of NYC tech companies. Through on-campus events, student trips to NYC, virtual events, and an online common application, this year’s NYC Tech Talent Draft program connected over 3,500...

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Made in NYC: Codecademy



Like some of the best ideas, Codecademy was born out of a real-world problem faced by its founders.

When Zach Sims, a political science major at Columbia University, started learning to code, he found the technical jargon for various coding languages difficult to navigate. Along with a friend, Codeacademy co-founder Ryan Bubinski, Zach noticed an increasing gap between the skills being taught in school and the skills actually needed in the workforce. After learning Javascript, Zach wrote the first Codecademy lesson with a mission to make coding fun, free, and accessible to all...

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Made in NYC: Lua


Lua is a Made in NY startup with communication at the center of its mission. A classic startup story, the mobile communications company was established in 2010 by three friends in a Manhattan basement. The name, Lua, derives from an ancient Hawaiian martial art that emphasizes silent but effective communication. It's this philosophy that drives Lua's modern mobile enterprise with the goal of helping modern workforces coordinate and operate efficiently as one single unit.

We spoke with co...

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Everything You Need To Know About Competition THRIVE



Last week, NYCEDC hosted an info session for Competition To Help Reach Immigrant Ventures and Entrepreneurs (THRIVE). In its third year, the program encourages new and innovative ideas that assist immigrant entrepreneurs in starting, operating, and expanding their businesses in New York City.

The session brought together past THRIVE winners to share tips and insights on the application process. The panel included four previous first and second place winners: Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), BOC Network, New York Public Library (NYPL), and last year's grand prize winner CAMBA ...

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A Taste of Essex Street Market: Peasant Stock


A historic culinary destination on the Lower East Side, Essex Street Market is home to more than 20 independent merchants. Over the next few months, we will feature the characters that make up the bustling corner of Delancey and Essex Street.

Peasant Stock is a family-owned business that serves freshly-made soups. Patrons can often find owner Christine Juritsch and daughter Emma brewing on-site with homemade stock and quality ingredients. We spoke with Christine about her first three months at the market. 

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Made in NYC: Paperless Post


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Have you ever received a beautifully adorned invitation in your inbox? Chances are, the company behind it was Paperless Post, a Made in NY startup launched in 2009 by siblings Alexa and James Hirschfeld.

Known for its distinctive, customizable designs for online and paper stationery, Paperless Post makes it easy to communicate expressively for any event, whether it be daily correspondence or milestone life events.

The company is quickly growing. Last year, it relocated and expanded operations to 115 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. As the ...

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Made in NYC : eCaring


Last year, over 40 innovator teams submitted proposals for health pilot projects to Pilot Health Tech NYC. eCaring was one of 10 winning projects.

In conjunction with Pace University, eCaring was able to test its new web-based care management and monitoring system among Henry Street Settlement's retirement community in the Lower East Side. 

Founder and CEO Robert Herzog talked to us about the need for this new type of patient monitoring system, the talent he's looking for, and why eCaring is proud to be in NYC.

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NYC at SXSW Interactive 2014


Are you going to South by Southwest (SXSW) this year?

Heralded as one of the nation's ultimate music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW kicks off this Friday, March 7 in Austin, Texas. 

We're happy to support New York Tech Meetup (NYTM) as it brings a piece of the Big Apple to the Interactive portion of SXSW. 

Join NYTM on Saturday, March 8 as...

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Made in NYC: HowAboutWe


HowAboutWe was founded in 2010 as a dating site, but it's now officially a media company as well. Last month, HowAboutWe acquired and launched HowAboutWe Media, a new independent media network with four online publications devoted to the topic of modern love. Though the company no longer focuses strictly on dating, its purpose remains the same: reflecting and celebrating the basic values underlying the pursuit of love.

HowAboutWe co-founders Brian Schecter and Aaron Schildkrout, who have been friends since high school, shared their thoughts on what it's like to work at their company.

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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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