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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Hanging Out With The Entrepreneur At Large


         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...

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2013 Israel to NYC Finalists Announced


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:

  • Curiyo: A 1-click, online information...
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NYC Generation Tech Winners Announced


Gen Tech Group Shot

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...

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The NYC Generation Tech Finalists Are...


NYC Gen Tech Semi Final Group

NYC Generation Tech, in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), held its first Semi-Final Challenge at tech startup Quirky on Tuesday. Nine high school teams presented mobile app prototypes and business plans that focus on improving education and quality of life in New York City to an expert panel of judges.  Long-time Quirky advisor and director of U.S. sales, Andre Zdanow, presented a keynote on the Quirky model for product development at the end of the night.<...

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NYC Generation Tech Launches Second Year


Tumblr CEO David Karp judged last year's NYC Generation Tech Demo Night. Photo credit: Margaret Fox

NYCEDC and The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) today announced the launch of the second year of NYC Generation Tech (GenTech), a program designed to provide high school students across New York City with education and mentorship in entrepreneurship and technology, as well as inspire them to become a part of the City’s growing innovation ecosystem.

This year, approximately 45 high school students will attend an intensive summer bootcamp, which teaches coding languages (CSS, HTML, and...

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Finalists Named in Competition THRIVE!


Competition THRIVE

Today, along with Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the Garfield Foundation and the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, we announced the five finalists of Competition THRIVE. The competition is designed to generate business plans that will address the challenges faced by immigrant entrepreneurs, including access to credit, financial management, language barriers and access to business networks. The finalists include:

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Meet the 2013 NYC Next Idea Finalists


2013 Next Idea Finalists

With over 200 entries to this year's NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition, we have narrowed it down to six finalists! These top-tier teams will pitch their ideas this week to a panel of elite investors and entrepreneurs for the chance to win the $35,000 grand prize.

Meet the six finalist teams

  1. BUZZtheBar is a marketing and ordering logistics services provider. BUZZtheBar’s order management system helps bars and nightclubs streamline their drink service by...
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KisiBox Named NYC Next Idea Winner



Today we announced the winner of this year's NYC Next Idea Competition: KisiBox, hailing from Germany, is developing smartphone-managed entry security systems for buildings, apartments, and other spaces. The team, comprising co-founders Bernhard Mehl, Maximilian Schütz, and Carl Pfeiffer, was selected from a highly competitive and diverse pool of more than 220 applicants submitted from 40 different countries. As winner of the Next Idea competition, Kisibox qualifies for $35,000 in prize-money to assist them in launching their innovative business in New York City.

"We have worked very hard on...

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NYCEDC Announces Third Class of "NYC Venture Fellows"


NYCEDC and Fordham University today announced the newest class of NYC Venture Fellows, an annual, year-long program to help emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to grow or expand their businesses in New York through executive-level mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities. NYC Venture Fellows, now in its third year, will begin on February 25th with a series of events, including an opening reception, meetings with leading New York City companies, workshops, panel discussions, and cultural events.

The 2013 class of Venture Fellows is comprised of 30 entrepreneurs – selected from hundreds of...

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