NYC BigApps

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Imagine Your #FutureNYC

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At last Thursday’s launch of the sixth annual BigApps, we asked attendees to imagine their future NYC in tech. The responses we received ranged from sketches of a connected city to app ideas to words depicting a sense of hope and innovation. Read on to learn more about our #FutureNYC social media campaign and how you can contribute.

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2014 NYC BigApps Expands Tech's Reach

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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.

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Hacking Away at NYC's Waste

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Last Saturday, 13 teams pitched their ideas on reducing waste at IDEO's NY Hacks Waste event. Competitors were given 24 hours to create innovative tech solutions.

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BigIdea: A Prepared and Resilient NYC

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NYCEDC's Clean Technology and Energy team believes that we can build a more resilient New York City economy by turning raw data into tools that help prepare for the risks of climate change. Here is their BigIdea.

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BigIdea: FirstBuild

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General Electric FirstBuild's big idea tackles a challenge that many New Yorkers can relate to: small kitchens.

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NYC BigApps BigBuild #2: Building Hardware and Software

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Nearly 200 people showed up to NYC BigApps' Second BigBuild Event this Saturday for one of NYC's premier tech showcase events.

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Leveraging Tech to Support Low-Income New Yorkers

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Last week, the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment, in partnership with the Urban Future Lab and NYC BigApps, hosted a learning and networking event to discuss some of the biggest barriers to economic mobility faced by low-income New Yorkers.

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BigIdea: Experience, Enrich, Explore

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On average, a high school student receives only 38 minutes of guidance or career counseling over their entire high school career. PENCIL works with educators and students across the five boroughs to help students develop the college and career readiness skills they need for a 21st century economy. Their big idea is to connect students to targeted college, career readiness, and youth development programs.

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BigIdea: StreetIQ by Downtown Alliance

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If you've ever walked down Water Street, you may not be aware that this half-mile corridor from Whitehall Street to Fulton Street is collecting a wealth of data. The Downtown Alliance believes there is extraordinary potential in harnessing and integrating these data streams under a single application. Here's their big idea.

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NYC BigApps and Cleanweb: Can Our Smartphones Make Us Greener?

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On Saturday, May 18, NYC got a taste of Cleanweb’s power for rapid innovation at the Cleanweb Developer Day, sponsored by the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).