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:
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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:
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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.