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Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as the newest partner in the Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which seeks to to build or expand world-class applied sciences and engineering campuses in New York City. Carnegie Mellon University is the fourth higher learning institution to join the Applied Sciences Initiative and the first to focus on the intersection of arts and technology. Carnegie Mellon's Integrative Media Program will open at Brooklyn Navy Yard's Steiner Studios in 2015.
The program will diversity...Read More
Over 1500 people packed into New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion last Thursday for Wakefield's Uncubed conference. The tech gathering—part career fair, part thought exchange among tech leaders—featured top NYC startups such as Tumblr, Meetup, and (you guessed it) NYCEDC's Tech Talent Draft.
At the event, Executive Vice President of the Center for Economic Transformation (CET) Eric Gertler spoke briefly about the tech and entrepreneurship opportunities available in New York City. Tech's...Read More
Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan is a competition designed to encourage innovative companies to open or expand office space in Lower Manhattan. In its second year, Take the H.E.L.M. has selected 20 finalists from all over the world—a promising sign of growth and diversity to the area's economy!
The 20 finalists will compete for one of four grand prizes of $250,000 each to assist in moving to or expanding in Lower Manhattan.
All 20 finalists will travel to Lower Manhattan and...Read More
Several weeks ago, NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) students presented their final mobile apps, but the learning is far from over.
Here's an update from our partner NFTE's blog on what GenTech students have been up to and what's up ahead.
GOWEX, the Spain-based global telecommunication company, is in the business of creating connected WiFi cities. With public-private partnerships in more than 75 global cities including Paris, Dublin, and Madrid, it's no surprise that New York City now joins that list. The company was recently selected to implement an expanded WiFi network in Long Island City as part of Mayor Bloomberg's Wireless Corridor Challenge.
We talked to GOWEX about what you can expect about their wireless offering:
What areas in Long Island City will receive...Read More
This month, our partners at Challengepost, an online, competition-hosting platform,...Read More
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.
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
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
ConnectNYC Fiber Access has opened its second round of applications to small and medium-sized businesses in need of an upgrade in broadband infrastructure. The program helps connect the city's fast-growing companies to high-speed Internet by providing free fiber optic construction.
In round one, over 100 businesses submitted applications across the five boroughs. Currently, 29 companies and approximately 1000 tenants are connected with high-speed Internet through Time Warner Cable Business Class and Cablevision.
Does your business qualify for the next round of ConnectNYC? We spoke with Marc Plotkin, co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer at DecisionDesk and one of...Read More