Spotlight on 2015 NYC GenTech Winners: RIME
Challenging. Eye-opening. Life-changing.
These are the words high-schoolers use to describe NYC GenTech, a tech-entrepreneurship summer program for students in lower-income communities across all five boroughs. GenTech provides hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities for NYC’s budding entrepreneurs.
On September 17th, NYC GenTech finished off its 4th year with a standing-room only Demo Night.
Three finalist teams pitched their mobile apps and socially-minded...Read More
Shooting For The Moon
By Katie Rosman and Matthew Weinberg, Center for Economic Transformation
The term “moonshot” has come to define a breakthrough technological solution to a pressing, global-scale problem.
Examples range from giant underwater buoys that harness the renewable power of wave motion to durable balloons that beam internet connectivity to disconnected geographies.
"Moonshots help drive the radical solutions that are necessary to solve some of humanity's toughest challenges," says Katy Kasmai, Google Program Manager and founder of UbiTech.co. “They propel humanity forward because they challenge our assumptions about...Read More
New York City Leads The Way in Startup-Supportive Policy
New York City ranked first in a survey of 40 global cities, in the way it utilizes technology to foster an innovative economy.
In its first ever study of economic innovation, City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE) named New York City #1 in the world for a public policy ecosystem that is supportive of startups. Placing ahead of London, Helsinki, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, New York City’s long-term investment in tech appears to have paid off.
The 56-page study, sponsored by British charity Nesta, management consultancy firm Accenture, and...Read More