“Designer as Entrepreneur” RFP: Seeking Proposals
By Meghana Gandhi, Eric Johnson, Kristy Sundjaja, and Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation We recently released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to find organization(s) to develop and run our new “Designer as Entrepreneur” program, an intensive, classroom-style mini-MBA for fashion designers. As you may recall, “Designer as Entrepreneur” is one of six Fashion.NYC.2020 initiatives that...
New York Start-Ups Ride Tech Boom →
Venture capitalists plowed $2.2 billion into the New York metro area last year, up 30% from 2009, according to data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
India to NYC: Higher Education
Summary Session by David Gerstl, Steve Strauss and Kristy Sundjaja Center for Economic Transformation “How do you build capacity for 60 million students over the next decade, and what role should New York City colleges and universities play in this process?” These were two of the key questions discussed at a recent NYCEDC workshop attended by Jerry M. Hultin (president of the Polytechnic Institute...
We Are NY Tech features Andrew Chen, NYCEDC... →
The We Are NY Tech website profiles talent in NYC’s tech startup community. Learn more about NYCEDC’s initiatives and programs to support and spur entrepreneurship in all industries across the City.
Entrepreneur at Large at NYCEDC
By Millie Parekh, Dmytro Pokhylko, Ann Li, Kristy Sundjaja, Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation Are you an entrepreneur who is passionate about growing and supporting NYC’s media & tech entrepreneurial community? Do you believe NYC is the best place to start a business? And are you excited to help ensure that NYC remains a top center for global innovation? If so, apply for our...
NYC Venture Fellow: Rachel Lloyd, Social...
By Grace Cheung, David Gilford, Ann Li & Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation Activist Rachel Lloyd is founder and executive director of GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Service), the nation’s largest not-for-profit helping sexually exploited and domestically trafficked girls and young women – ages 12 to 24 – exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full...
Rolling Chair Revival
They’re back on the Boardwalk! This summer, rolling chairs will return to their old stomping rolling ground. Rolling chairs were commonly found zipping up and down the Coney Island Boardwalk between the 1920s and the 1960s. The New York Post featured the chairs’ return in yesterday’s paper. From past to present: Old School Rolling Chair, ca. 1940 Photo credit: NYC Department of...
Five Reasons to Visit Coney Island this Summer →
Summer’s upon us! Here are 5 reasons to spend it at Coney Island. In short: Scream Zone Flicks on the Beach Luna Park Nathan’s Hot Dogs The Brooklyn Cyclones
NYCEDC Living Wage Study: Fact and Fiction
NYCEDC’s living wage study of labor market and real estate market effects is based on an unprecedented, comprehensive look at data sources and other information on workers, households, employers, real estate developers, and financiers. The analysis is objective and brings to bear state-of-the-art methods and techniques that have been thoroughly vetted by reviewers, and discussed with a large and...
"Road Map for the Digital City" - the full report →
Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne today unveiled Road Map for the Digital City – a comprehensive strategy to make New York the nation’s leading digital City. The report highlights new partnerships with major digital companies including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr that will modernize and expand how city government communicates with New Yorkers. It also includes a...
NYC Venture Fellow: Adam Green, Social...
By Grace Cheung Adam Green is founder and executive director of Rocking the Boat, a youth development not-for-profit based at Hunts Point, South Bronx that uses wooden boat building and on-water education to help youth learn teamwork, responsibility and problem-solving skills. He is also an NYC Venture Fellow, one of several social entrepreneurs in the inaugural class. The NYC Venture Fellows...
Artist as Entrepreneur Summer Institute: Apply Now
By Lushi Li, Kristy Sundjaja, and Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation First class of Artists Summer Institute artists on the ferry. Photo courtesy of LMCC. We’re continuing to recruit for this summer’s Artist as Entrepreneur program, an initiative from our Center for Economic Transformation, which equips New York City-based visual and performing artists with business and...
India to NYC: Financial Services Industry
Summary Session by David Gerstl and Steve Strauss Center for Economic Transformation New York City is a global hub for financial services companies. As part of our continuing efforts to support job growth in the City, the staff at NYCEDC’s Center for Economic Transformation engaged in a conversation with about 20 financial services executives from India to make the case for why they should expand...
andrew.f.chen :: startup thoughts: Why We Chose... →
More videos from NYC@Boston. andrewfchen: “New york is the land of milk and honey, it’s always 75 degrees and sunny …” - While Lawrence Lenihan, the Founder of FirstMark Capital, was rhyming for fun, he was serious about convincing the Boston area engineering students on how great a place NYC is for startups and technology. I was able to…
Recap of NYC@Boston
By Steve Strauss, Kristy Sundjaja and Andrew Chen Center for Economic Transformation On May 5th, NYCEDC held a talent recruiting event in Boston, where about 15 NYC startups met with approximately 160 engineering students from MIT, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, and many other schools. Charlie Kim (CEO of Next Jump) very graciously hosted and chaired the event at Next Jump’s Boston offices....
Life Sciences and Healthcare Entrepreneurs: Access...
By Lenzie Harcum, Kristy Sundjaja, and Steven Strauss Center for Economic Transformation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding represents an important opportunity for New York City. On May 25th, NYCEDC will host an Advanced NIH SBIR Workshop. We encourage NYC’s life sciences and healthcare entrepreneurs to join us. Learn more and register for the workshop. In March, we hosted our...
HireNYC for Coney Island
By Nikki Georges-Clapp, Senior Project Manager Nervous laughter, smiles, visible excitement, deep breaths, and squeals of delight. Those are just some of the sights and sounds from six days of pre-screening events and interviews for local area residents conducted by Central Amusement International (CAI) and Sodexo in Coney Island last March. These events were part of our HireNYC program, which...
New York City’s Standing Among Global Cities
Edward Glaeser, economics professor at Harvard, blogs about two important global cities rankings recently released. “Urban World: Mapping the Economic Power of Cities,” a report by McKinsey’s Global Institute, predicts that in 2025, the New York metropolitan area will rank first worldwide in total GDP, followed by Tokyo and Shanghai. New York City also came out on top in another report, “Cities...
This Thursday, NYCEDC and a bunch of hot tech companies and VCs are taking a road trip to Boston to lure engineering talent back to New York City. As you know, the Bloomberg administration is invested in increasing the engineering workforce in NYC, and our initiative to build a new applied sciences campus is a top priority. But in the meantime, we continue to compete with Boston for talent and VC...
New York City: Make It Here featuring Pixable CEO Inaki Berenguer From MIT to SoHo, Pixable is a New York City tech startup that enables users to manage their online photos with a powerful set of features centered around photo search, aggregation, editing, and photo-product creation. Pixable was founded in the summer of 2008 by three MIT graduate students with backgrounds in engineering,...