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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.<...Read More
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...Read More
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:
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.
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.
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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...Read More
By Clay Ramel, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
After two rounds of judging over the past two months, we've narrowed the field of 222 entries for NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition to six finalists! These top-tier teams will now have the chance to come to New York City in March to pitch their ideas to a panel of elite investors...Read More
Steve Rosenbaum, NYCEDC’s Entrepreneur at Large here (pictured center), your sage source on all things NYC startup. Send me your questions and I will anonymously answer them in this advice column, explaining how to handle everything from Adtech decisions to Zero revenue.
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NYCEDC and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) today announced the winners of NYC Generation Tech, a program designed to educate and inspire high school students from disadvantaged areas across New York City to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and technology. After a five-month process in which the students received hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities, the program concluded last night with the NYC GenTech Demo Night held at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times...Read More
By Steven Rosenbaum, NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large
So, you've got a startup? Or you've got an idea that you think could become one? Chances are, you've shared the idea with a few friends who've pronounced it "awesome" and a few potential investors or angels who've asked you a slew of questions you don't yet have the answers to.
Being a startup CEO is hard. Every solution comes wrapped in a problem. Around every corner is a competitor, or a collaborator or both.
As New York City's first Entrepreneur...Read More