July 22nd, 2013
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June 26th, 2013

CE Week to Showcase NYC Startups

This week is CE Week, the consumer electronics and technology industry’s annual event.  The event brings together local upcoming startups for exhibits, panels, pitch night and keynotes.  Programming includes the NYC Startup pavilion with 20 new startups, the digital health summit and a pitch night where 6 finalists from NYCEDC’s New York’s Next Top Makers competition will pitch their products on stage before a live audience.  A panel of New York Angels will select a winner to be awarded a free booth at the 2014 International CES.

NYC Digital is also sponsoring a Made in NY lounge to promote the recent “We are Made in NY” campaign which aims to support the local tech scene with resources and programs and highlights job openings.  

For more on CE Week, visit http://www.ceweekny.com

June 4th, 2013


New Life Sciences Incubator in Harlem

NYCEDC today announced a partnership that will lead to the creation of Harlem Biospace, a new life sciences incubator that will provide affordable wet-lab and microbench facilities, specialized laboratory equipment, mentorship, and business support to early-stage life sciences companies.

Designed to help create a thriving biotech community for turning revolutionary ideas into products that will solve important health problems, the initiative will provide up to 20 startup biotech companies with the tools and resources they need to grow in New York City. NYCEDC is launching this initiative in partnership with Sam Sia, PhD, an entrepreneur and faculty member at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and Founder of Harlem Biospace. 

“Harlem Biospace will fill a critical void that currently exists within New York City’s biotech sector, providing small and early stage companies with the tools they need to grow and solve important health issues. With increased access to equipment and mentorship, this incubator will allow these early stage life sciences companies to prosper and help make New York City a leading center for biotech innovation.”

- NYCEDC Executive Director Kyle Kimball

Harlem Biospace, which will be located at 423 W. 127th Street in Harlem, will further the City’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation across a variety of sectors. The 2,300-square-foot space will provide 20 companies with ergonomic work desks, wet-lab benches, and access to shared laboratory resources including a cell-culture hood, incubators, a centrifuge, an autoclave, a chemical fume hood, microscopy, freezers and all utilities, WiFi, and printing. NYCEDC provided approximately $626,000 in financial support to offset capital improvements, equipment, operations and programming. The space is expected to open this fall.

Read more in The Wall Street Journal. Entrepreneurs interested in obtaining space at the Harlem Biospace incubator should visit www.harlembiospace.com.

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May 28th, 2013

Take the HELM: Expand or Relocate to Lower Manhattan


Take the HELM is a competition that recognizes innovative companies relocating to or expanding in Lower Manhattan.  Competition winners are awarded $250,000 and $50,000 for 4 runners-up.  

The competition is part of an initiative to diversify the Lower Manhattan economy and bring the best and brightest organizations and talent to the neighborhood, which has seen more than $30 billion in investment in the last decade.  The submission deadline is July 15th.  Apply now: bit.ly/SylvGS

April 12th, 2013


Building a Better Tech School

The New York Times’ Education Life weekend section looks at the beta class and educational roll-out of Cornell NYC Tech so far, a new graduate program in applied sciences that is not your typical Master’s program:

“In Ithaca, you take a bunch of classes and then you have your one master’s project — you work on it alone,” said Mr. Kopp, who transferred from a master’s program at Cornell’s main campus. “It typically doesn’t have a business aspect to it, or you might be working on something that a professor is doing. This has a very different feel to it.”

Read more.

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February 20th, 2013


NYC BigApps Is Coming Soon

Move over Samsung – The Next Big Thing is almost here. We are working with CollabFinder to bring the biggest, boldest, and best BigApps ever! While we can’t divulge our secrets yet, yesterday we gave a sneak peek at Social Media Week event: “We Built this City: The State of Civic Technology, with Code for America and IDEO.”

Entering its fourth year, the NYC BigApps competition promotes government transparency and innovative new technologies by challenging mobile and web developers to create cool, free apps for New Yorkers using City data.

Get involved: Sign up now at www.nycbigapps.com to be the first to know about any updates on New York City’s ultimate open data software challenge. Trust us – you don’t want to miss a thing.

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January 31st, 2013


NYCEDC and Fordham University today announced the newest class of NYC Venture Fellows, an annual, year-long program to help emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to grow or expand their businesses in New York through executive-level mentoring and exclusive networking opportunities. NYC Venture Fellows, now in its third year, will begin on February 25th with a series of events, including an opening reception, meetings with leading New York City companies, workshops, panel discussions, and cultural events.

The 2013 class of Venture Fellows is comprised of 30 entrepreneurs – selected from hundreds of nominees and applicants – from six different countries, representing a diverse cross-section of industries such as media and emerging tech, biotech, fashion, education, financial services, and real estate. The fellowship aims to increase collaboration among startups and established businesses, as well as encourage local and international startups to grow their businesses in New York City.

The 2013 class of NYC Venture Fellows are:

Congratulations to all! Learn more about this exciting program.

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January 15th, 2013


“The next generation of technology will happen in places like New York…dense urban environments, where technology can be brought to bear to solve the problems of everyday people.”

Cornell NYC Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher on “Silicon Island”
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January 14th, 2013


Spring 2013 Tech Talent Draft

Startups and students, pull out your smartphones and open your calendar app—NYC Tech Talent Draft is back for Spring 2013!

After a successful fall campaign—one that put over 30 NYC startups on display in front of over 450 students from the nation’s top computer science and engineering programs—we are excited to announce dates and locations for upcoming panel and networking events:

  • Cornell: January 30, 6:30-7:30pm
  • U Penn: February 21, 3:15-5:15pm
  • Princeton: February 22, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Boston citywide event: Date TBD
  • Carnegie Mellon: Date TBD

New for 2013, NYC Tech Talent Draft will partner with Seelio.com to facilitate recruiting. Seelio makes the static resume a thing of the past by showcasing students’ work and accomplishments on a dynamic online platform. NYC Tech Talent Draft will also soon have its own jobs page for attending startups, open to all students. 

Are you a student or NYC startup interested in participating in NYC Tech Talent Draft? Get more details.

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January 3rd, 2013
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