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Hacking Away at NYC's Waste

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Photo by David Gilford

By Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, and David Gilford, VP and Director, at Center for Economic Transformation

At IDEO’s #NYHacksWaste event this past Saturday, competitors were given 24 hours to create innovative tech solutions that addressed the issue of waste in New York City. Finished products ranged from “Tinder-like” apps that match people with unwanted items to a reusable coffee mug that works like Citibike. The winning team, Footprint...

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Combating Climate Change with Technology

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By Lara Croushore, Assistant Director at NYCEDC's Center for Economic Transformation

Removable storm surge barriers, wireless mesh communication networks, batteries charged by solar and wind, disaster preparedness software...

These are just a few of the technologies in the running for NYCEDC’s $30 million technology competition, RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy.

How can innovative technologies help strengthen New York City’s economy by preparing small businesses for natural disasters? To...

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2014 Pilot Health Tech NYC Winners

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By Andrew O'Shaughnessy and Shahriar Khan, Center for Economic Transformation 

On June 26th, Pilot Health Tech NYC culminated in a demo day and celebration at the Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC. Pilot Day was attended by 200 leaders from the City’s health tech, healthcare and venture communities who were treated to dynamic presentations from this year’s winning teams. The winning teams took home $1,000,000 in funding to validate new technologies through pilots in...

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RISE : NYC Connect

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VP and Center for Economic Transformation Director David Gilford speaks to attendees at the RISE : NYC Connect event.

By Lara Croushore, Assistant Director at NYCEDC's Center for Economic Transformation

Last week, over 70 people gathered at Green Light New York for RISE : NYC Connect, an event that brought together local Hurricane Sandy-impacted small businesses and finalists of the $30 million RISE : NYC...

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Resiliency, RISE NYC

BigIdea: A Prepared and Resilient NYC

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This is the fourth post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asksHow can we use technology to make a better New York City?...

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BigIdea: FirstBuild

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This is the third post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asksHow can we use technology to make a...

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NYC BigApps BigBuild #2: Building Hardware and Software

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by Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, Media and Emerging Technology at Center for Economic Transformation

Last Saturday, nearly 200 people showed up to participate in one of NYC’s premier tech showcase events. NYCBigApps hosted its second BigBuild event at WeWork’s Charging Bull office space in downtown Manhattan, where competition participants, technologists, and mentors converged to build innovations that aim to solve...

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BigIdea: Experience, Enrich, Explore

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This is the second post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asksHow can we use technology to make a better New York City? What does New York City's future look like?

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Leveraging Tech to Support Low-Income New Yorkers

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Last Wednesday, 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. 

The event featured four NYC BigApps BigIdeas Sponsors: Center4, TreSensa,

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BigIdea: StreetIQ by Downtown Alliance

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This is the first post in NYCEDC's BigIdea series, which highlights efforts by participants in the NYC BigApps competition to solve some of New York City's biggest issues.

NYC BigApps is a civic innovation competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design, and business to solve NYC's toughest challenges. By calling attention to community organizations and leaders who are working daily to improve the city, the program asks: How can we use technology to make a better New York City? What does New York City's future look like?

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