NYCEDC is partnering with the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and multiple Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to expand business assistance courses into additional languages (including Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Spanish, and Russian) and geographies.
NYCEDC’s Entrepreneur at Large (EAL) serves as a conduit to NYC’s growing innovation hub, helping provide direct assistance to local entrepreneurs; educate the public about City initiatives and resources; and solicit feedback from the entrepreneurship community.
Fashion Campus NYC is a free education and networking program to help interested undergraduate and graduate students and early career professionals jump-start their careers on the business side of NYC's fashion industry.
The re-launched Take the H.E.L.M. (Hire and Expand in Lower Manhattan) competition awarded up to four $250,000 cash grants and four $50,000 cash grants to companies seeking to open an office in Lower Manhattan. To receive updates on the competition, please add your email address to our email list at www.takethehelmnyc.com
The Immigrant Bridge Program connects highly-skilled immigrants to jobs in growth sectors, connecting talented unemployed and underemployed workers to the City’s economy and helping them to lift their families out of poverty.
New York's Next Top Makers is a challenge to prototype new designs that have commercial potential. The goal of the challenge is to support design-driven production, and promote a culture of innovation and commercialization within New York City’s industrial business, design and engineering communities.
NYC Broadband Map provides an up-to-date view of broadband infrastructure availability in the City’s commercial buildings as well as a view of emerging demand for broadband services in the City’s commercial buildings and neighborhoods to help guide Internet Service Providers consider future build-out.
This Competition will challenge businesses and organizations in New York City to propose and implement innovative and sustainable programs and business models that will help foster upward income mobility for low-income and/or low-skill and middle-skill workers.
Launched with anchor participation from NYCEDC, Celgene, GE Ventures, and Eli Lilly, the City of New York Early-Stage Life Sciences Funding Initiative seeks to launch 15 to 20 breakthrough ventures by 2020.
NYC Fashion Fellows is a year-long fellowship program designed for rising stars in fashion management. Fellows will receive mentoring, networking and community-building opportunities, and continuing education and career advancement workshops with industry professionals and their peers to measurably accelerate their careers.
As part of NYCEDC’s focus on fostering talent in the City’s growing technology sector, NYCEDC and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) are piloting “NYC Generation Tech”, a new technology, entrepreneurship and mentorship program will serve promising high school students from across New York City who are presently facing disadvantages.
The NYC Tech Talent Draft provides computer science and engineering students with a firsthand look at exciting startup careers in New York City’s booming tech hub through a series of on-campus information sessions.
RISE : NYC is a global competition to identify and deploy new and innovative technologies to prepare New York City small businesses for the impacts of future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change.
Staten Island Storefronts provides a unique opportunity for retailers, restaurateurs, service providers, and entertainment venues to get in on the ground floor—it’s a race for space with more than $400,000 in prizes to be distributed to entrepreneurs and established businesses alike seeking to be a part of growing this neighborhood unlike any other in New York City.
NYCEDC awarded grants to five organizations to expand free, public wireless access across the five boroughs to provide local visitors, tourists, and businesses with free connectivity in key commercial districts to attract new businesses, connect residents and visitors, improve quality of life, and bridge the digital divide.
Attention jobseekers! NYCEDC and partner SUNY Levin Institute are currently accepting applications for the twelfth series of JumpStart NYC, a program that helps out-of-work professionals transition to new careers and industries in NYC.
The Northside Festival, Brooklyn's biggest music, film, art and innovation event is returning this year with over 350 bands, 50 new films and Northside Open Studios, and a new track: Northside Entrepreneurship.