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This program connects innovators in various industries from around the world with New York City stakeholders, shares global best practices, strengthens the city’s economy, and creates more economic opportunities for all.
Through a competitive selection process, the World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge brings the most innovative later stage and established startups from around the world to NYC. While they are here, each company gets an inside look into NYC’s ecosystem and begins to build partnerships with local and national firms along with relevant community groups.
Please stay tuned for announcements on the 2016 programs.
The programme included company pitches, demo showcases, opportunities for 1:1 meeting with business partners, and an investor luncheon. Each company received a tailored Investment Readiness Bootcamp including legal, financial, market entry and intensive pitch practice prior to taking part in Pitch NYC.
For more information please visit the program website here.
Organized by New York International, the four day conference was for international companies looking to expand to NYC and for NYC-based companies considering international expansion. Thought a variety of panels, startup pitches, and roundtable conversations, attendees discussed the opportunities and challenges that come with scaling and international expansion. In total, 45 organizations from Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, UK, Spain, Hong Kong, South Korea, Portugal, Taiwan, and NYC participated.
A four-day intensive program introducing Dutch companies to the NYC tech scene that was organized by the Consulate General of the Netherlands with support from DutchBasecamp, VentureOutNY, StartupAmsterdam, and NYCEDC via W2NYC. Highlights of the program include company visits to Google, Etsy, and Outbrain, and a special StartupDelta mentor meetup with 15 Dutch New York-based tech entrepreneurs.
The group was joined by Startup Envoy Neelie Kroes and Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Kasja Ollongren.
This session had a focus on digitally-enabled technologies that make cities more intelligent, efficient, equitable, and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources, and the built environment. The 15 participating companies, from 10 different countries, included a diverse mix of organizations in the transportation, smart infrastructure, and energy sectors. The group attended a total of 18 events that took place all across NYC. Highlights included tours of NYC Department of Transportation’s control room, Brooklyn Grange, and the Urban Future Lab, plus sessions with leaders from ConEdison, Hudson Yards, NYC Transit, Arup, IBM, among others.
The "New" Manufacturing session, the growing convergence between software and the physical world, the rise of 3D printing, and connected devices, took place over the course of three days. In total, thirteen events were organized which were attended by over 55 local organizations and more than 300 people. Highlights included tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New Lab, NYDesigns, and the Urban Future Lab, plus interactive sessions with leaders from GE, Pfizer, Quirky, and MakerBot.
|Date of Program||Countries|
|May 2013||Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey|
|August 2012||Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, France|
|February 2012||United Kingdom, France, India, Colombia, Brazil, Chile|
|May 2011||Singapore, United Kingdom|
|December 2010||United Kingdom|