World to NYC is designed to help global entrepreneurs and businesses leverage New York City's resources and economic opportunities.
This program will connect innovators in specific industries from around the world with local stakeholders, share global best practices, strengthen the city’s economy and create more economic opportunities for all.
Through a competitive selection process, the World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge brings 15 of the most innovative later stage and established startups from around the world to NYC. While they are here, each company will get an inside look into NYC’s ecosystem and begin to build partnerships with local and national firms along with relevant community groups. For more information, please visit worldtonyc.com
In partnership with New York International, NYCEDC will host two delegations in 2014. The first, taking place from May 12th -14th, will be comprised of organizations active in the new manufacturing sector, which is the convergence between software and the physical world, the rise of 3D printing, and the omnipresence of connected devices. The second delegation will focus on Cleantech and will occur in late September.
UPDATE:The application deadline has been extended to April 6, 2014.
NYCEDC has conducted seven iterations of the World to NYC program. Prior versions targeted international startups with the potential to expand into NYC. Program sessions were evenly divided between presentations on topics of interest (e.g., legal issues, NYC business ecosystem), tours of relevant sites (e.g., business incubators), and networking receptions. Delegates from the following countries have participated in the program:
|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|