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NYCEDC and Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Paperless Post, an innovative online communication design company, will relocate and expand its operations to Lower Manhattan. The company has outgrown its old space, and will move to 115 Broadway in Lower Manhattan in September 2013. The expansion will create 76 new jobs and retain 51 existing positions.
“Today’s most innovative startups are putting Lower Manhattan on the map as a vibrant place to headquarter a 21st Century company. I would like to congratulate Paperless Post on its expansion, which will contribute to the continued...
By Noelle Marcus, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
The two-day NYC BigApps Jobs and Economic Mobility Hackathon at New Work City on April 20-21 featured speakers and experts from New York City’s top organizations fighting poverty and solving key workforce development challenges.
We kicked off the weekend with two stirring keynotes from Tom Hilliard, a senior fellow at the Center for an Urban Future, as well as...Read More
By Fiona Peach, Assistant Vice President, and Andrea Moore, Project Manager, Economic Research and Analysis
New York City’s tech scene has been getting a lot of attention lately, including our most recent StatsBee post about NYC’s tech boom in 2012. ARead More
New York City is going big with the launch of NYC BigApps 2013, the fourth annual BigApps competition to promote government transparency and innovative new technologies, at tonight's New York Tech Meetup event. Powered by CollabFinder, this year’s competition—which challenges mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers—has upped the ante, offering big prizes for apps that solve BigIssues specific to NYC using a bigger pool of data than ever before...Read More
By Virginia Maloney, Project Manager, and Betsy Scherzer, Senior Project Manager, Media & Emerging Technology
Eighteen startups representing NYC’s diverse leadership in media-tech, fashion-tech, and more joined NYCEDC for the ultimate roadtrip—the Spring 2013 NYC Tech Talent Draft! Over 160 talented technical students from Cornell, Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton attended NYC Tech Talent Draft panels and networking receptions to learn about NYC’s booming, innovative tech community, get...Read More
By Michael Moynihan, Chief Economist & Senior Vice President for Research & Analysis
It’s no secret that the New York City technology scene is booming. Spurred by city initiatives combined with favorable global trends, the City has incubated some of the hottest startups around. Tumblr, Foursquare and Gilt Groupe are just three examples of the City’s ability to spawn new companies that leverage the City’s existing strengths in media, communications and fashion. While startups abound, many are still privately-held, making the precise value of the overall tech sector hard to quantify. However, confirmation of the economic value of the startup scene emerges from recently released figures that testify...Read More
Move over Samsung – The Next Big Thing is almost here. We are working with CollabFinder to bring the biggest, boldest, and best BigApps ever! While we can’t divulge our secrets yet, yesterday we gave a sneak peek at Social Media Week event: “We Built this City: The State of Civic Technology, with Code for America and IDEO.”
Entering its fourth year, the NYC BigApps competition promotes government transparency and innovative new...Read More
Are you an ambitious technical student interested in getting a firsthand glimpse of New York City’s booming startup scene? How about landing the job of your dreams at a growing tech company? Or winning a $50 iTunes gift card?
On January 30, immediately after the Cornell Startup Career Fair, you’re invited to join the NYC Tech Talent Draft. Our panel of founders, CEOs, and CTOs from some of the City’s coolest startups will:
Exciting things are underway for NYC BigApps, the City’s premier open data software competition!
While we’re not ready to reveal all the surprises in store just yet, we are excited to announce that NYC BigApps 2013 will focus on leveraging technology to help solve NYC’s key challenges, or “BigIssues.”
CitizenConnect, for example, helps tackle a BigIssue with a focus on income mobility, workforce support, and job placement.
Now is your chance to weigh in on what BigIssues the BigApps community should tackle this year. Share your great ideas and get involved by...Read More
Startups and students, pull out your smartphones and open your calendar app—NYC Tech Talent Draft is back for Spring 2013!
After a successful fall campaign—one that put over 30 NYC startups on display in front of over 450 students from the nation’s top computer science and engineering programs—we are excited to announce dates and locations for upcoming panel and networking events: