NYC Tech Talent Draft provides computer science and engineering students with a firsthand look at exciting start-up careers in New York City’s booming tech hub, while providing NYC start-ups with a convenient, effective way to recruit top computer science and engineering students.
Through the NYC Tech Talent Draft, NYCEDC introduces NYC’s tech scene to student audiences seeking entrepreneurial career opportunities, while providing NYC start-ups with a convenient, effective way to recruit top computer science and engineering students.
The program has three major components:
The NYC Tech Talent Draft has completed the 2014-2015 school year! Thanks to all who participated in our events! Keep an eye on this page for future updates.
On March 6th, NYCEDC and Uncubed hosted 107 students from NYC universities for a full day of startup tours, including stops at Control Group, Justworks, Karma, and Oscar. Special thanks to IBM Watson for hosting the entire group for interactive tours, product demos, and a closing reception! Students who went on the tours were also invited to attend the Uncubed job fair on May 8 at NYC's Metropolitan Pavilion, where they listened to talks and panels, participated in interactive workshops, and met over 90 exhibiting companies.
On April 23, NYCEDC hosted a virtual panel featuring expert recruiters from SumAll, Trello, Switch, LiquidTalent, and ChatID, sharing their tips and tricks for students entering the NYC tech job search. Watch it here >>
On November 13th and 14th, NYCEDC and Uncubed hosted 85 students from 32 universities nationwide for a two-day tech trek, including a full day at Uncubed and a full day of startup tours. tour stops included the offices of Booker, Spring, Artsy, Gust, and more. Special thanks to Shutterstock for hosting the entire group in their Empire State Building office for a tour and closing reception!
Fall on-campus events included visits to CUNY, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Princeton, and Brown with companies including Casper, Knewton, Birchbox, Makerbot, Splash, and Baublebar. A December virtual panel featured executives from Blinkbuggy, Bow & Drape, ChatID, FoodtoEat, and Preo.
On April 17th, NYCEDC and Wakefield hosted 100 students from Stony Brook University, University of Maryland, Kent State University, and Boston University for a two-day tech trek, including a full day at Wakefield's Uncubed and a full day of startup tours. Tour stops included the offices of Shapeways, Gilt, Birchbox, Control Group, Shutterstock, Amplify, and more.
On April 2nd, NYC Tech Talent Draft live streamed a Virtual Panel via Google Hangout. During the lively discussion, the following startup founders talked about their own startups and the scene in NYC:
Watch the video to learn more:
On-campus events for the Spring semester included visits to Columbia, Cornell, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania. Panels featured leaders from companies such as such as BuzzFeed, Fog Creek Software, the Hackerati, Sailthru, Callida Energy, Flatiron Health, Viridis, and more.
NYCEDC organized seven successful NYC Tech Talent Draft events at Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton. Panels featured leaders from companies such as Amicus, Chartbeat, Harry's, Meetup, Reelio Labs, Rap Genius, Vemno, Yext, and more.