New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) today announced the launch of the second year of NYC Generation Tech (GenTech), a program designed to provide high school students across New York City with education and mentorship in entrepreneurship and technology, as well as inspire them to become a part of the City’s growing innovation ecosystem.
The two-day BigApps Expo and Hackathon featured speakers and experts from a variety of civic and technology communities. Around 300 participants learned more about BigIssues, were informed of NYC BigApps 2013’s new features and resources, and were connected to teammates.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of NYC BigApps 2013, the fourth annual contest for software developers and members of the public to create web or mobile applications using official City data.
With over 200 entries to this year's NYC Next Idea 2013 global business competition, we have narrowed it down to six finalists! These top-tier teams will pitch their ideas this week to a panel of elite investors and entrepreneurs for the chance to win the $35,000 grand prize.
Innovation is the key to New York City’s economic growth and prosperity. Creating the right environment for entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to flourish is therefore critical to the City’s future success as a global high-tech hub.
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.