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 more than $9.6 billion in venture funding in 2016 and New York City has seen 18% growth in tech sector jobs over the past 10 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.

Programs

  • Media & Emerging Tech

    Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Lab (VR/AR Lab)

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    The Lab is the first publicly-funded VR/AR facility in the country, supporting startups, talent development, and research and innovation.

  • 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

    Digital.NYC

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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.

News & Updates

Incubators & Workspaces

  • Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    Brooklyn Foodworks

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    The Brooklyn FoodWorks seeks to be the premier platform to prototype, launch and grow innovative food businesses. They aim to be a catalyst for economic development through holistic support of nascent food entrepreneurs.

  • Media & Emerging Tech /  Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    Made in NY Media Center

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    This 20,000-square-foot facility is located on the ground floor of 22 John Street in DUMBO, in a New York City landmark building constructed in 1909 by William Higginson for the Arbuckle Brothers, once America's largest coffee roaster and packager.

  • Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    Jamaica FEASTS Incubator

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    The Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Seminar (FEASTS) is a culinary pre-accelerator operated by the Queens Public Library (QPL).

  • Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    HBK Incubates

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    The City invested in an approximately 4,000-square-foot commercial kitchen in East Harlem’s La Marqueta. The facility provides shared workspace for up to 40 food manufacturing startups and expanding food businesses.

  • Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    BXL Business Incubator

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    The BXL Business Incubator is the first City-sponsored business incubator to help develop new startup businesses in the Bronx.

  • Incubators and Coworking Spaces

    Chashama Artist Studios

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    NYCEDC, in partnership with Chashama, has made available approximately 50,000 square feet of artist studios. Located at the BKLYN Army Terminal in Sunset Park, emerging artists can access studio space in a variety of sizes.