(Google) Hangout With NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large
By Steven Rosenbaum, NYCEDC Entrepreneur at Large
So, you've got a startup? Or you've got an idea that you think could become one? Chances are, you've shared the idea with a few friends who've pronounced it "awesome" and a few potential investors or angels who've asked you a slew of questions you don't yet have the answers to.
Being a startup CEO is hard. Every solution comes wrapped in a problem. Around every corner is a competitor, or a collaborator or both.
As New York City's first Entrepreneur at Large (EAL), I've lived the dream. Actually, I'm living it right now as...Read More
Crain's: "New bids for tech campus shake up race"
Now three institutions—New York University, Columbia University [pictured above] and Carnegie Mellon University—are unveiling details of prospective campuses at other sites around the city, adding a twist to an ongoing dogfight between the engineering powerhouses from Ithaca and Palo Alto.
The charge by the local schools and Carnegie Mellon, which is partnering with a major production studio in Brooklyn, opens the door for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to possibly select two winners...
LatAm to NYC Wraps Up
On August 8th NYCEDC wrapped up another successful round of the World to NYC program; this time focusing on Latin American tech startups.
World to NYC is a series of programs focusing on lowering the barrier to entry for small to medium sized international firms interested in establishing a presence in New York City. All programs consist of networking events, targeted panel discussions, and relevant company visits.
Representing the fifth iteration of the World to NYC series, LatAm to NYC...Read More
Sunshine Bronx Incubator Tour and Info Session
Join us for a tour and information session next week at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator!
Date: Tuesday, August 21st
Time: 6 P.M.
Location: 890 Garrison Ave, Suite L401, Bronx NY
RSVP: Please contact Cheni Yerushalmi
The Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator is welcoming new applications from New York City entrepreneurs interested in growing their businesses. Located in the...Read More
LatAm to NYC
By Patricia Bayley, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation
In the spirit of the Olympics, we're welcoming Latin American tech entrepreneurs to NYC for the very first Latin American-focused World to NYC: LatAm to NYC!
Getting here wasn’t easy—there were over 100 applicants from 11 Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela) vying for one of the 50 spots in the delegation. Accepted participants represent nearly 40 companies in different fields of technology such as media-tech...Read More
Startups: Their Journey to Success
On June 7th, over 150 people crowded into Pivotal Labs to hear the sold-out panel “Startups: Their Journey to Success,”<...Read More
NYC Fancy Food Winner: Morris Kitchen
Providing products that are made by hand with genuine care is the goal of brother and sister duo, Tyler and Kari Morris. The siblings started Morris Kitchen in 2009, where they produce small batch artisan syrups bottled in dark glass with letter pressed and hand stamped labels; a labor of love, start to finish, right in Brooklyn.
Tyler and Kari bring diverse sensibilities to the work they do in Morris Kitchen. Kari hails from a fine arts background, having come to New York City to organize Art Fairs and events and eventually finding herself involved in programs with City...Read More
NYC Fancy Food Winner: Davidovich Bakery
On the list of things that are quintessentially “New York City,” bagels rank quite high. How appropriate then that Gene Davidovich would bring in his old world baking sensibilities to make his mark in the world of New York bagels. Gene immigrated to America in 1980 with a dream to one day open a bakery that would give a nod to the baking traditions he learned from his Grandma Zoya. As a child, Gene delighted in the robust aromas of baked bread that wafted from her kitchen. It was...Read More
NYC Fancy Food Winner: Taste of Ethiopia
New York City is known for its vastly diverse culinary offerings due to the multitude of people who have made homes here from countries all around the world. While many people are content to enjoy the offerings around the city, Hiyaw Gebryohannes wanted to bring a little bit of his home country, Ethiopia, to the palates of New Yorkers.
Hiyaw is the creator of Taste of Ethiopia prepared foods, which are produced at Hot Bread Kitchen in La Marqueta. Seeing that New York City – where one should be able to find just about any type of food they crave – distinctly lacked...Read More
NYC Fancy Food Winner: Chulita's Famous
Two unlikely friends, Gloribell Taveras and Susana Columna are brazen Latinas with a big dream: to bring all-natural, wholesome Latin spices to the world. In 2011, Gloribell and Susana opened Chulita’s Famous in Brooklyn starting with two sofrito recipes and two spice blends. Chulita’s Famous all-natural sofritos, which are blended mixes of aromatic vegetables, herbs, and spices, create a seasoning base for traditional Spanish food. And when the Chulita Gals say "all-natural," they mean no MSG, no modified food starch, and no artificial fillers, thickeners or preservatives; Just real food.Read More