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Augury Systems receives the People's Choice Award.
That's how much time each of the fourteen innovative Israeli high-tech startups had to pitch their business to a packed audience of investors, industry insiders, and press at Israel to NYC. At stake was a prize package that would assist the companies with their expansion to NYC including $10,000 worth of professional services, complimentary office space at the US Israel Business Council's (USI) new co-working facility for six months, a free...Read More
By Pasha Gol, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
NYCEDC travelled to California last week to make the case for New York City tech. Over 700 people and 30 companies attended the San Francisco Uncubed Career Fair on October 17th, which included music, art, entertainment, and a series of panels on topics ranging from job search tips to startup founder’s stories.
Startup representatives from five NYC-based companies joined NYCEDC to showcase NYC’s vibrant tech community on the West Coast. "Silicon City" representatives included...Read More
Earlier this month, NYCEDC released Green NYC 2025 – Opportunities in Cleantech’s Digital Evolution, a report on how NYC can play a leading role in urban sustainability innovations over the next decade.
Green NYC 2025 identified an emerging segment of the industry as particularly favorable for NYC: “Green 2.0,” or digitally-enabled products and services that use information, data and technology to address environmental, energy and resource constraints.
With the...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.
Despite the recent recession, New York City's subways and buses are chugging along at full speed. This month's Economic Snapshot states that in 2012, annual subway ridership reached its highest level in 62 years. Furthermore, weekend ridership matched an all-time high set in 1946 during the City's recovery from World War II.
Some of the interesting trends revealed in the report:
In its second year, the Industrial Business Advisory Council is building on last year's success with the addition of three subcommittees. The Council was created last year as a forum for feedback on the City's industrial policies in financing, incentives, regulatory mechanisms, and land use.
Nominations are currently being accepted for Council subcommittee members. Both current Advisory Council members and newly nominated subcommittee members are eligible.
The three added subcommittees are:
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
NYC is about to become a little more connected. Mayor Bloomberg announced two initiatives this week that will further expand wireless and broadband connectivity across all 5 boroughs.
Wireless Corridor Challenge
As part of the Wireless Corridor Challenge, Mayor Bloomberg awarded grants to five organizations to expand free wireless networks in their neighborhoods. The new WiFi networks will give an estimated 2,200 businesses and 320,000 people WiFi access in public spaces.
"WiFi is like water: it is essential to modern life and everybody should be able to benefit from it,” said...Read More
Congratulations to Karen Yau Østensjø, the winner of Fairway Market's Destination Red Hook photo contest!
Karen captured this winning action shot of a distiller at Cacao Prieto/Widow Jane Distillery, after lunch in Red Hook. In this picture, he is pouring tastings of White Rum for visitors on a tour of the distillery.
Based in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Karen and her husband took the Red Hook ferry last weekend to explore the neighborhood. They typically visit Red Hook twice a year, but Karen said that during this trip, "we...Read More