Creative & Applied Tech

New York City has one of the highest ranked startup ecosystems in the world.

New York City's tech ecosystem accounts for over 291,000 jobs and more than $124.7 billion in economic output. New York City's 7,500+ technology firms raised in excess of $9.6 billion in venture funding in 2016 and New York City has seen 18% growth in tech sector jobs over the past ten years, continuing to stand at the forefront of entrepreneurial growth in the tech sector.

NYCEDC plays a pivotal role in growing the tech ecosystem and promoting job growth through various programs. For more information on NYCEDC’s programs, refer to the individual links below.


  • International /  International Programs

    International Innovators Initiative

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    IN2NYC brings international entrepreneurs to schools across New York City’s five boroughs to build businesses, develop innovation ecosystems, and train the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  • Competition /  Media & Emerging Tech

    NYC BigApps

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    NYC BigApps is the premier civic innovation competition in New York City that challenges designers, developers, academics, entrepreneurs, and New Yorkers at large to apply their know-how to improve New York City.

  • Media & Emerging Tech

    NYC Media Lab

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    NYC Media Lab connects companies seeking to advance new media technologies with academic institutions undertaking relevant research, in order to drive collaborative innovation.

  • Media & Emerging Tech


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    Digital.NYC is the city's official online hub for all things tech and startup in New York City.

  • Workforce & Local Business

    Connect IBZ

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    Connect IBZ will provide upgrades to broadband infrastructure in the city's Industrial Business Zones, increasing access to high-speed Internet service in underserved Digital Deserts.

  • Programs for Entrepreneurs /  Media & Emerging Tech

    NYC Broadband Map

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    NYC Broadband Map provides an up-to-date view of broadband infrastructure availability in the city’s commercial buildings to help tenants make informed business location decisions. The map also facilitates connections between ISPs and commercial tenants looking for upgraded service, by allowing tenants to submit service requests directly through the site.

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