November 27th, 2013

.NYC Public Workshop

Join NYC Digital for a workshop and info session on .nyc, New York City’s Top-Level Domain. A top-level domain (TLD) is what is at the end of a domain name such as .com, .org or .edu. 

Date: Monday, December 9
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, 22nd Floor
RSVPs are required through www.meetup.com/nycgov

With the historic launch of .nyc, the City of New York will become one of the first cities in the world with a top-level domain, creating new opportunities to support local businesses, organizations, and communities and establishing an unprecedented level of geographic authority in the digital sphere. 

Find out what is a TLD, .NYC launch plans, what .NYC means for your business or nonprofit organization, how to apply for a .NYC domain, and more. Visit www.mydotnyc.com for more information.

Please join us in this open forum around the launch of .NYC. 

Thank you to our co-sponsors: 
Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic, and Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE)

October 29th, 2013

nycedc:

Thrilled to announce the opening of Staten Island MakerSpace, the borough’s first business incubator and a critical element of the City’s comprehensive strategy to further promote economic growth, boost tourism, and create jobs in downtown Staten Island. Staten Island MakerSpace joins 11 other incubators (and 4 forthcoming) in our citywide network.

Pay a visit to the Maker Space

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August 14th, 2013
August 9th, 2013

ConnectNYC Fiber Access for NYC Businesses

When it comes to an Internet connection, faster is better. That’s why the City of New York is helping connect the City’s growing companies to high-speed Internet by providing free fiber optic construction to qualifying businesses.* 

If you’re a growing business that depends on secure and reliable high-speed Internet as part of your daily business operations, apply now at NYCFiberAccess.com through ConnectNYC. Select businesses will be provided with free construction and installation of a dedicated fiber optic cable directly to their office space.

Participating businesses must:

  • have an office location in NYC
  • have fewer than 500 employees
  • explain the anticipated impact of dedicated fiber optic cable on their business activities
  • sign a minimum of a one-year contract for Internet service at market rates with one of the participating Internet Service Providers in order to receive free construction

In the second round of the program, up to $14 million in funding is available for fiber construction through five participating Internet Service Providers, allowing businesses to choose their fiber service packages.

* The program covers the cost of construction and installation only. Applicants are responsible for monthly service fees at negotiated market rates.

Apply early! Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until December 12, 2013 or until the available allocated construction funds are exhausted.

July 25th, 2013
In NYC tech intersects with all the city’s industries, making a unique, vibrant ecosystem for investing!
Spark  Capital.  For more reasons to start or build your company in New York City, visit mappedinny.com or add your NYC tech startup to the map now.
July 5th, 2013
"Why NYC? Because of its diversity, opportunities, creativity and dynamism. Also, free concerts in the summer and the best bagels on earth!" -@transfuture
See more reasons why tech companies are in NYC or add your own company at mappedinny.com.
July 3rd, 2013

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle is working together to grow the tech and creative community.  A strategic plan was released by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition to help make NYC the leading tech hub in the nation.  The strategy includes calls for enhancing workforce development, increasing availability of affordable real estate, improving transportation and more.  The plan focuses on areas in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Read the full plan at http://brooklyntechtriangle.com

July 3rd, 2013
Qwiki is a great example of the momentum in New York City’s booming tech sector. While the company was started out west, they relocated here to be a part of our surging tech community … We congratulate them on their partnership with Yahoo, and hope they continue to grow and thrive in New York City.

- Mayor Bloomberg on Yahoo’s acquisition of NYC based tech company, Qwiki

Read more on Mashable.

July 2nd, 2013
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