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South by Southwest (SXSW) is in full swing!
And NYC is holding down the fort. As one of the nation's largest music, film, and interactive conferences, SXSW Interactive is the place to rub elbows with technologists and the best minds of the startup world while getting a sneak peek into the future of technology and digital creativity.
By Kat Lau and Matthew Weinberg, Center for Economic Transformation, Media and Emerging Tech Desk
As the nation’s fastest-growing tech hub, it is only fitting that New York City have a bold presence at the nation’s largest tech event.
This year, NYCEDC is partnering with New York Tech Meetup to coordinate the City’s official presence at SXSW, and we’d love for you to join us. If you’re going to SXSW, let us know so we can include you in our events and programming! Read on to see what we have planned so far,...Read More
New York City has the fastest growing start-up scene in the world.
Nearly 300,000 New Yorkers work in the innovation economy, with employment growing at 7.6% per year—faster than almost any other sector. Over three billion dollars of venture capital have flowed into the New York City area over the last four quarters alone, contributing to what’s already a $156 billion tech economy.
Of course, the true success of our tech sector extends beyond the numbers and into the manifestation of a vibrant ecosystem. Anyone entering the NYC tech scene...Read More
The following is a letter from our NYCEDC president, Kyle Kimball, in response to an open letter published May 15 on VentureBeat, from Todd Krizelman to Mayor de Blasio.
It’s great to see a company like yours, which has grown, in small part because of our efforts, reaching out to make sure we continue to pay attention to the tech ecosystem. Your success, and that of others in your NYCEDC NYC Venture Fellows class such as Foursquare, Etsy, SecondMarket, and Gilt Groupe, makes us proud that so many participants have grown their businesses in NYC, adding high-quality jobs and expanding the city’s tech...Read More
Thanks to NYC GenTech's Spring Break Game Jam, 68 NYC high schoolers can now add "mobile game creator" to their resumes.
Hosted in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) andRead More
Coding is a crucial skill in today’s global economy.
This week, NYCEDC announced a $1 Million expansion of teacher training in computer science with the Department of Education, Code.org, and the NYC Foundation for Computer Science Education. This announcement coordinated with the first day of Computer Science Education Week, an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take an interest in computer science. The program, which is sponsored by...Read More
The Made in New York Media Center by IFP opened on October 31 as a central place for innovators in film, video, gaming, and technology to collaborate through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation.
Since its opening a little over a month ago, the Media Center has hosted a number of events including a three-day game jam with gaming partner TreSensa.
Other highlights from the Media Center's opening month include:
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