Meet Sascha Eder, IN2NYC Entrepreneur


Applications for the fourth round of the International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) open today. IN2NYC is a City-led program that helps international entrepreneurs build their businesses in NYC by facilitating collaborative partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs for cap-exempt H-1B visas.

IN2NYC entrepreneurs hail from all over the world, from Italy to Israel to Japan, bringing with them their unique entrepreneurial stories. As we enter our next application period, meet Sascha Eder, an entrepreneur who obtained an H-1B visa through the IN2NYC program.

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Inside House of Juice's New Brooklyn Storefront


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Without a doubt, the new juicery and brewery in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, House of Juice, is a "Made in Brooklyn" business.

Equipped with a "Garden to Cup" ethos, House of Juice's organic ingredients come from gardens in Brooklyn (including one in its own backyard!). House of Juice also serves its own freshly-brewed alcohol ciders, making it both a juicery and brewery—evoking the local spirit of Brooklyn in every sense.

House of Juice got its start as one of the inaugural group of small businesses offered affordable rent space at the...

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ELab NYC Alum Suneris Launches VETIGEL


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You don’t have to be an eagle scout to learn how to stop a bleeding wound. But you may have to be a young genius.

Back in 2012, Joe Landolina, then a freshman at NYU Polytechnic School, invented VETIGEL, a plant-based gel that stops severe bleeding in less than twelve seconds.

Soon after, he co-founded the medical technology company Suneris with his classmate Isaac Miller, and embarked on a mini-MBA program through NYCEDC’s

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Kickstarter Inspires New York's Next Top Makers


We’re all capable of creating incredible things.

Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform that enables people to bring creative projects to life. Since its launch in April 2009, the company has received over $1 billion in pledges from over 7 million donors to fund 74,000 projects. 

Proudly made in NY, Kickstarter fosters an inventive and entrepreneurial atmosphere at its Greenpoint, Brooklyn headquarters in a former pencil...

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David Gilford, on the W2NYC Global Industry Challenge


With a background in finance and renewable energy, David Gilford has always been fascinated by how technology can solve important social issues by engaging both the public and private sectors.

As a Vice President at NYCEDC, David helps pioneer innovative change in the public sector, while serving as the city’s link to private companies that come up with new ideas.

We spoke to him about this fall's World to NYC Global Industry Challenge, that is taking place September 29 - October 2. 

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What is the World to NYC Global Industry...

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An Inside Look at NYC's Incubators: Made in NY Media Center by IFP


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What's incubating, NYC?

To date, NYCEDC has helped launch 15 startup incubators across New York City's five boroughs. These incubators collectively support over 1,000 jobs and provide affordable working space to innovative and promising entrepreneurs who are building businesses. This Incubator Series provides an inside look into each unique workspace, the companies they house, and how they promote economic growth in New York City. 

To kick off the incubator series, we entered the vibrant world at...

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Spotlight on 2014 NYC Next Idea Winner: Senvol


Senvol is a NYC-based startup at the forefront of additive manufacturing.

In April, we announced Senvol as the winner of our fifth annual NYC Next Idea Global New Venture Competition. The group, founded in Philadelphia but now based in NYC, is at the forefront of 3D printing and was selected from over 240 teams from 51 countries—the most diverse pool of applicants to date for NYC Next Idea!

Prior to founding Senvol in 2013, co-founders Annie Wang and Zach Simkin attended The Wharton School as MBA...

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Made in NYC: Callida Energy


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Callida Energy is reinventing the way buildings work.

The average commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes. The overall associated costs from the nation's five million buildings add up to billions of squandered dollars every year.http://www.energystar...

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Made in NYC: Return on Change


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What is the future of investing?

Ask Return on Change, and the answer is...huge. As an equity crowdfunding platform, the company connects investors to innovative startup companies and is at the forefront of leveraging technology to spur the future of investing. 

Sang Lee founded Return on Change shortly after the financial crisis. As the JOBS act began to take shape, Lee realized that many startups were having difficulty...

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NYC GenTech Spotlight on Roxy Banik


Color Chase, Spring Break Game Jam's winning team, smile big shortly after being announced the grand prize winner.

A few weeks ago, we profiled NYC Gentech's Spring Break Game Jam, which brought 68 NYC high schoolers to Microsoft's office in Times Square to create fully functional mobile games as programmers, game level designers, and digital artists.

The winning team, http://timotius02.github...

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