Overall - NY Tech never looked better than it did in Austin last week. Confident, proud, and very much leading the charge on innovation. You couldn’t help but enjoy introducing yourself as a New York Startup at SXSW.
New York’s tech dominance is growing. Deal volume and investments are up, outpacing growth in Massachusetts and California. Dig deeper into NYC’s VC trends and tech acquisitions of 2012; then learn how NYCEDC is a driving force behind NYC’s tech economy at nycedc.com/tech.
This Week at NYCEDC
- We recapped our trip to SXSW in Austin
- We prepared to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
- We admired MTA’s new Tumblr
- We shared top spots in NYC with free Wi-Fi
- We liked this photo of the Coney Island Wonder Wheel
- We followed hashtag #sxalley throughout our Silicon Alley SXSW panel
- We cheered as Build NYC administered its first loan
- We read about Shopsin’s in the New York Times Frugal Traveler
- We invited you to NYC Next Idea Final Round
- We celebrated as the cruise industry generated record high economic impact for NYC in 2011
- We visited Terrafina’s new facility in the Bronx
- We congratulated NYC Venture Fellows for being named 2012 World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders
- We captured the title of “most competitive city in the world”
Have a great weekend, NYC!
This year, NYCEDC headed to Austin for SXSW Interactive! On Sunday, March 11th, we reveled in NYC’s eclectic startups at the Made in NY: Austin party, sponsored by the NY Tech Meetup, Gust, and several other NYC tech companies. On Monday, March 12th, our Silicon Alley: Startup Ecosystem That Never Sleeps panel spread the word about NYC’s exciting tech startups, talent, and government resources. Read on for our event recaps.
Photo credits: Betsy Scherzer/NYCEDC
This Week at NYCEDC
- We declared that NYC is leading the nation in terms of economic recovery
- We announced that NYC Media Lab launched its Media Mash competition
- We cheered as Mayor Bloomberg signed open data legislation
- We read the New York Times review of Taste of Ethiopia
- We compared a Picasso to a Fifth Avenue 5-bedroom
- We issued a call for nominations for our International Business Advisory Council
- We informed you that Turnstone is giving away five $25K office makeovers
- We admired an Instagram of Pier 15
- We published a brochure on our major economic development initiatives
- We put out a request for expressions of interest for a site on Staten Island
- We noted that cloud computing generates NYC jobs
- We packed our bags for SXSW
Have a great weekend, NYC!
Photo credit: NYCEDC
NYCEDC at SXSW Interactive 2012
We’re discarding our usual all-black outfits, shining up the cowboy boots and packing our bags for sunny Austin, because SXSW Interactive starts this Friday! New York City is making an even bigger splash this year at the ultimate emerging technology festival. Will we see you there? Join us at our SXSW panel:
Silicon Alley: Startup Ecosystem That Never Sleeps
Monday, March 12 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C
Start spreading the news…the New York City tech renaissance is underway. “Silicon Alley,” as NYC’s booming tech startup cluster is known, has a vibrant culture with unique competitive advantages. Join us as leading NYC entrepreneurs discuss the strategic factors contributing to the ongoing evolution of NYC’s diverse, cross-industry startup ecosystem.
- Kristy Sundjaja, Senior Director, Center for Economic Transformation, NYCEDC (moderator)
- Barry Silbert, Founder and CEO, SecondMarket
- David S. Kidder, Co-founder and CEO, Clickable
- Divya Gugnani, CEO, Send the Trend
- Liz Crawford, CTO, Birchbox
New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne will also be speaking at Future of Cities: Technology in Public Service panel on Monday, March 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at AT&T Conference Hotel. Plus we’ll be at the Made in NY: Austin party on Sunday, March 11, sponsored by NY Tech Meetup, Gust, and many other NYC tech companies.
What are some of your must-attend events for SXSW?
Photo credit (top): Merrick Ales
This week at NYCEDC
This week at NYCEDC:
- We reached 4,000 Tumblr followers (thanks, everyone!)
- We invited you to Zoning the City
- We explored the Economic Impact of the NYC Marathon
- We listened to Mayor Bloomberg at New York City Global Partners Summit
- We were asked to speak at SXSW Startup Village
- We heard more about Curate NYC on The Brian Lehrer Show
- We rounded up official apps from the City of New York
- We invited you to the NYC BigApps 3.0 Hackathon
- We saw applied sciences everywhere, even in performance wear
- We took a look at past BigApps Winners
- We suggested that you enter the East River Ferry Contest
- We welcomed Coach, new tenant at Hudson Yards
- We noshed in Lower Manhattan thanks to a food truck app
- We discovered that “more entrepreneurs are launching their ideas here”
- We discussed next steps for Applied Sciences NYC
- We watched the livestream of Mayor Bloomberg’s Applied Sciences update
- We saw Fashionista mention Fashion Draft NYC
- We gave you stats on food manufacturing
- We listened to an overview of Applied Sciences on WNYC
Have a great weekend, New York City!
Photo credit: Daniella Zalcman via Flickr