November 14th, 2013

Did you stop by NYC Digital and NYCEDC’s booth at the Uncubed tech startup career fair today (and meet our awesome staff, interns and fellows)? Find out more about your next dream job in NYC tech and get info at

September 27th, 2013


Tumblr knows, Etsy knows, Facebook knows, Google knows, and a growing number of startup and established companies know why New York is the City for tech.

See when NYC Tech Talent Draft is visiting a campus or city near you. 

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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 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.

April 10th, 2013

New York City Nominated for Two Webby Awards


Each year, the world’s most outstanding websites and media campaigns compete for The Webby Awards, the leading Internet award honoring excellence in websites, interactive media, social networking, and mobile. Once nominated, the public casts their votes for nominees in order to determine who is the Best of the Web in each category. This year the City of New York received two nominations and three honors — more distinctions than any other city.

In the Best Government Website category is NYC Service, which helped connect over 10,000 New Yorkers with volunteer opportunities in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The New York Public Library was also nominated in the Best Education & Discovery Website category for it’s innovative community-based digital archiving projects.

The NYC Economic Development Corporation and NYC Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting websites received honors in the Government category, and the NYC Mayor’s Office Twitter were honored in the Public Service & Activism category.

Voice your support by voting for NYC Service and the New York Public Library until April 30th, 2013.

For more information and a full list of nominees, visit

November 26th, 2012
September 21st, 2012


Congrats to Pixable, the first graduate of NYU-Poly Varick Street Incubator, on being acquired by Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel). Watch our video to find out how Pixable and its CEO Inaki Berenguer made it here in NYC, then learn more about the City’s network of incubators and workspaces.

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September 10th, 2012


Register Now for NYC Next Idea 2012-2013

We’re kicking off the 2012-2013 NYC Next Idea business plan competition, which is even bigger and better! This experience can help launch your business idea—as it has with Taxi Treats from Universidad de Buenos Aires and Stern Business School at NYU. Just months after winning the competition in March of 2012, the team is now in the process of further developing their operations in New York City.

We invite student teams from all over the world and across diverse fields to register now and share your Next Idea for New York City. Learn more about the competition and our new eligibility requirements to see if your team qualifies to participate.

Prizes Include:

  • Cash prize pool of $35,000
  • An all-expense-paid trip to New York City in March 2013 for all team members
  • The opportunity to learn about the City’s startup ecosystem, gain access to investors and government leaders, and present business plans to a group of investor and entrepreneur judges

The competition is open to students and recent graduates. Teams must be between two and five members. For teams with two to three team members, at least one must be a non-US citizen. For teams with four to five team members, at least two must be non-US citizens.

Key Dates:

  • The deadline to submit an executive summary for NYC Next Idea is November 9, 2012
  • Finalists will be selected by mid-January 2013
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July 10th, 2012

Today the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced an exciting initiative for high school techies.  NYC Generation Tech is a tech-entrepreneurship program that provides hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities for New York City high school students interested in transforming the world through tech-based innovations.

If you are a high school student interested in mobile technology, this is the program for you.  Visit the Prospective Students page for more information.  The deadline to apply is Friday, July 20th, 2012.

July 10th, 2012

As part of its broader efforts to foster the tech economy, the New York City Economic Development Corp. is launching NYC Generation Tech, a high school program aimed at training the next generation of Mark Zuckerbergs.

Created in partnership with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, NYC Generation Tech will choose 30 economically disadvantaged students from city high schools.

Their challenge: To create a mobile app prototype that aims to improve the quality of education or quality of life for other New York students.

-New York Daily News

May 21st, 2012


View more photos of our Internet Week panel last week: “NYC BigApps, Civic Hacking, Startup Success” at the beautiful The Space, Inc. at Chelsea Market.

Photo credit: Grace Cheung/NYCEDC

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