NYC Fancy Food Winner: Chulita's Famous


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.

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NYC Next Idea Finalist: Stylsize

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Stylsize is an international track team, with both members based in Canada.

NYC Next Idea: Stylsize has developed a mobile-optimized fitting platform to enhance the shopping experience for the ready-to-wear apparel industry, enabling shoppers to visualize how a garment fits and flatters the body without the frustrating guesswork associated with today’s online shopping .

Team: Amy Bergenwall, Queen’s University in Ontario, PhD in Management Candidate and Stylsize CFO (left) and Dan McCann, Founder and CEO of Stylsize (right)

Why did you choose New York City to turn your idea into...

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NYC Next Idea Finalist: TaxiTreats

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TaxiTreats is a NYC Connect Track team, with one NYC-based full-time student on board.

NYC Next Idea: TaxiTreats provides and manages vending machines and proprietary convenience solutions for the transportation industry, including NYC taxi cabs.

Team: Tomas Grosskopf, Universidad de Buenos Aires (left) and Brian Shimmerlik, NYU Stern School of Business, MBA Candidate (right). We sit down with Brian Shimmerlik for this Q&A.

Why did you choose New York City to turn your idea into reality?
NYC is the ideal location to launch TaxiTreats due to the...

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NYC Venture Fellow's Company GKIDS at the Oscars

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Chico and Rita

New York night scene in "Chico & Rita."

We’re so pleased that NYC Venture Fellow Eric Beckman, founder and CEO of GKIDS, an animated art-house and family movie distribution company, had two of GKIDS' films nominated for Best Animated Feature for the 2012 Academy Awards!

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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 ....

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Applied Sciences NYC Update

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In just one week, we will reach the City's deadline for academic institutions to submit their final proposals for Applied Sciences NYC, a groundbreaking initiative that has the potential to permanently impact the future of our local economy and create thousands of new jobs.

Last December, we launched Applied Sciences NYC with a Request for Expressions of Interest in which we received 18 responses from 27 top-tier science and engineering institutions around the world. In July, we began the next phase of the project with the issuance of a final Request for Proposals (RFP). This RFP seeks a university, institution or consortium to develop and operate a new or expanded applied sciences and engineering campus in New York City.

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Next Steps for Applied Sciences NYC


Mayor Bloomberg announced that the City has received seven qualifying responses to Applied Sciences NYC, the City's groundbreaking economic development initiative to build or expand a state-of-the-art engineering and applied sciences campus in New York City. Seventeen world-class institutions from around the globe responded to the Request for Proposals, which seeks a university, institution, or consortium to develop and operate a new or expanded campus in the City in exchange for access to City-owned land and up to $100 million in City capital.

The responses to the Applied Sciences NYC Request for Proposals were from the following institutions for the following sites:

  • Amity University (Governors Island)
  • Carnegie...
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Fast Company: “Nerd York City: Why Bloomberg Wants A NYC Tech Campus”


Fast Company writes about our Applied Sciences NYC initiative:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has been vocal about their desire to bring a world-class applied science school to New York City. The media-titan-turned-mayor is accepting proposals for an applied science campus to be built on city land; submissions are due on Friday, October 28. A who's-who of local and national names are hoping NYC will give them the contract. . . .

Find out more by visiting the NYCEDC website, and like Applied Sciences NYC on Facebook.

Photo credit: Fast Company

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