This year's NYC BigApps, the nation's largest municipally-supported civic innovation competition and a flagship program of the NYC tech ecosystem, awarded over $100,000 in prize money to ingenious tech solutions that help solve some of New York City’s most pressing challenges.
PENCIL is an organization that places outstanding high school students at various New York City businesses to prepare them for life in the workplace. This summer, NYCEDC had our very own PENCIL fellow, Fayola Fair.
The Made in NY Media Center by IFP opened in October 2013 and already serves as a home to over 100 innovators in film, video, gaming, and technology. We visited the space to feature one of its member companies, storytelling startup Narratively.
As part of the Wireless Corridor Challenge, Mayor Bloomberg awarded grants to five organizations to expand free wireless networks in their neighborhoods. One of the awardees, GOWEX, explains what this means for Long Island City.