Today, NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky speaks at Web 2.0 Expo NY
At the Web 2.0 Expo in New York today, NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky presents New York’s Entrepreneurs: Making the City Work for You:
Seth Pinsky, President of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) – the City’s major engine for economic growth – will describe the rapid changes taking place in New York City’s startup scene and outline City resources available to entrepreneurs.
Historically, New York City has lagged behind its Silicon Valley and Boston counterparts in this field, but that is starting to change. Mayor Bloomberg . . . and his administration recognizes the enormous growth potential of these industries. The Administration has launched a series of initiatives, ranging from new incubators that provide affordable space to start-ups to a new City-funded angel investor fund, to training programs and competitions to create new mobile apps using City data.
One of the largest initiatives NYCEDC is working on, which Seth will describe in detail, is a challenge to bring a new world-class engineering school to New York City on city-owned property. Although the City is in the first stages of the process, the City has already received proposals from 27 top-tier academic institutions from around the world. The President will discuss these opportunities, among others, and share with the audience how they can work with the City to succeed.
Expo attendees, join us at 3:20 p.m. in Conference Room D. Feel free to live tweet us @nycedc and @appsciNYC with the hashtag #w2e. And if you can't attend, stay tuned to our blog for photos and highlights.