NYCEDC Launches Global Business Exchange with Milan


NYCEDC Launches Global Business Exchange with Milan

First Exchange Program since Paris to Launch as Part of the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange

At the World Trade Week Awards Breakfast earlier this week, NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer announced the opening of applications for the NYCEDC Global Business Exchange — Milan. The Exchange, in partnership with the" rel="nofollow...

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smArtapps comes to NYC with eyes set on America’s 35,000 museums


By Maxence Huyghe (Originally published on Medium)

smArtapps’s mission is to offer a new experience for museums and cultural venue visitors. To enhance the museum experience, we have developed a variety of digital solutions tailor-made for each institution that we work with. In France — and especially in Paris — we already work with the greatest cultural institutions: the Eiffel Tower, Musée Picasso-Paris, and the fourteen museums of the city of...

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My Meeting with the First Female Mayor of Paris: A Moment I Will Never Forget in Mogul’s History


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By Tiffany Pham, Founder and CEO of Mogul (Originally published on Medium)

With a mission to empower women on a global scale via access to information, Mogul was honored to learn that we were a winner of the

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NYC-Paris Business Exchange



By Amir Beshay, Project Manager, International Desk, Center for Economic Transformation

Paris is famous for being one of the world's top destinations for cuisine, art, and culture.

As the home of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and over 75 Michelin Star restaurants, the City of Lights certainly ranks near the top of destination-worthy spots.

In addition to its beauty, Paris also touts a vibrant economy, a growing tech ecosystem, and an entrepreneurial community that is among the best in Europe and the world.

For all these reasons and more (which you can read about

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Deputy Mayors of Amsterdam and 'New Amsterdam' Meet in New York City to Strengthen Ties


It’s been more than 350 years since New York City was called New Amsterdam or "Breuckelen," the "Bronck’s," and "Staaten Eylandt" —but even today, there’s a long-standing relationship between our city and the Dutch government.

Earlier this week, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen met with Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren, her counterpart from Amsterdam, to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two cities.

As a result of the meeting, which included leaders from Amsterdam’s startup world and representatives from the Dutch Consulate, NYCEDC and

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DCAS Partners With W2NYC To Launch IDEA Program


Could your technology help make New York City’s buildings more efficient and sustainable?

The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) is partnering with World to NYC (W2NYC) to help find companies to participate in its newly-launched Innovative Demonstrations for Energy Adaptability (IDEA) program.

DCAS Energy Management handles electricity, natural gas, and steam accounts that serve 80 agencies and more than 4,000 City-owned and managed buildings. By launching IDEA, the City is looking for new and innovative products, technologies, or approaches that...

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Meet the 2014 NYC Next Idea Finalists


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We are proud to announce the finalists for the NYC Next Idea competition. The six chosen teams come from a competitive pool of over 240 new ideas submitted from 51 countries across the globe. After two rounds of rigorous judging, NYCEDC and Columbia University are excited to welcome the finalists to NYC!

The six teams have won all-expense paid trips to NYC in April 2014 and will compete in a live judging round for $35,000, along with in-kind prizes including incubator space, legal advice, and payroll and benefits services. The teams will be matched with NYC...

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Top Israeli Startups Visit NYC


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                          Augury Systems receives the People's Choice Award. 

Ninety seconds. 

That's how much time each of the fourteen innovative Israeli high-tech startups had to pitch their business to a packed audience of investors, industry insiders, and press at Israel to NYC. At stake was a prize package that would assist the companies with their expansion to NYC including $10,000 worth of professional services, complimentary office space at  the US Israel Business Council's (USI) new co-working facility for six months, a free...

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NYC to Israel 2013


By Kathleen Sun, Project Manager and Sri Swaminathan, Assistant Vice President, International Initiatives

From April 8-11, 2013, NYCEDC staged NYC to Israel 2013, a four-day trip that toured the best of the technology communities in the “startup nation.” Danny Schultz, Co-founder and Managing Director of DFJ Gotham Ventures, chaired the 27-member delegation, which consisted of New York City-based CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, investors and university representatives.

By organizing a series of roundtable discussions and site...

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NYC Next Idea Open for Entries

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Next Idea Winners

Last year's NYC Next Idea winners at Columbia University.

By Clay Ramel, Project Manager, Center for Economic Transformation

Smart vending machines in NYC taxis, intelligent clothes sizing applications, and real-time marketing analytics platforms: these are a few of the over 300 innovative ideas pitched by teams from over 60 countries in last year’s NYC Next Idea business plan competition.

Today, we’re kicking off the 2012-2013 cycle of the competition, which is even...

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