Programs for Entrepreneurs

NYC BigApps

A competition that empowers the sharpest minds to solve New York City's toughest challenges through technology, data, and collaboration.


NYC BigApps 2015 asks entrants to make the city a better place for all New Yorkers by addressing four issues identified in Mayor de Blasio’s OneNYC plan for a strong, sustainable, resilient, and equitable city: Affordable Housing, Zero Waste, Connected Cities, and Civic Engagement.

Congratulations to the BigApps 2015 Winners!

Affordable Housing Challenge: - A tool that assists tenants with their housing issues by providing a platform for renters to organize and take action in getting repairs made in their apartments.

Zero Waste Challenge:
Treasures - A mobile app that allows users to share objects with others in their community.

Connected Cities Challenge:
CityCharge - A solar-powered charging station for public spaces that uses Bluetooth and beacon technology to gather environmental data and act as a wi-fi hotspot.

Civic Engagement Challenge:
Benefit Kitchen - A benefit screening tool that low-income families can use to learn about public benefits for which they are eligible.

Judges' Choice Awards:
Addicaid - A digital support network that helps individuals struggling with substance disorders enter and stay in recovery.
IssueVoter - A nonpartisan civic engagement tool for busy Americans to weigh in on important policy questions and monitor their representatives' records.

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Read more about this year's competition in Mayor de Blasio's press release.

View the winners from past NYC BigApps Competitions.

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