Business Recovery & Resiliency /  Competition /  Urban Innovation & Sustainability


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RISE : NYC is a global competition to identify and deploy new and innovative technologies to prepare New York City small businesses for the impacts of future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change.

Competition /  Media & Emerging Tech /  Additional Services

ConnectNYC Fiber Access

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New York City helped connect small and medium-sized businesses to high-speed internet by providing free fiber optic construction to qualifying companies.

Programs for Entrepreneurs /  Competition

Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan: Take the H.E.L.M.

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The re-launched Take the H.E.L.M. (Hire and Expand in Lower Manhattan) competition awarded up to four $250,000 cash grants and four $50,000 cash grants to companies seeking to open an office in Lower Manhattan. To receive updates on the competition, please add your email address to our email list at

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.