Innovate Health Tech NYC is designed to help address this market opportunity. New York City wants to make it easier for health tech entrepreneurs like you to make it here, and make it big. As an innovator, you not only have the opportunity to disrupt health care and affect people’s lives in positive and meaningful ways, but you can also help make NYC the hub for emerging health technologies.
Create something that provides significant value, is simple to use, and is visually elegant.
The market is ready for more innovation. I look forward to being wowed by yours.
Innovate Health Tech NYC invites software and hardware developers and other innovators living or working in New York City to create commercially viable technologies that solve urgent health care problems, awarding a total $50,000 in prizes. Submissions are due May 2nd.
What is Micro-trenching?
NYC is about to become the first large U.S. city to pilot micro-trenching to rapidly deploy fiber optic cable. This initiative is part of the City’s comprehensive effort to expand broadband connectivity and bolster the City’s growing tech sector. But what exactly is micro-trenching?
The pilot program demonstrates and tests the effectiveness of installing small conduits within the edges of City sidewalks to house fiber optic cabling, which can be used to deliver voice, Internet and cable television service. The process is faster than traditional methods of laying cable and because the trenches are so small, construction is less intrusive.
As New York City’s technology sector continues to grow, the demand for ubiquitous, reliable and competitive broadband connectivity for commercial broadband users increases with it – especially for small businesses and start-ups outside the city’s central business districts.
Find out more about how micro-trenching supports the growing tech sector in NYC at NYCEDC.com
Above: A 15-minute matchmaking session between Weill Cornell Medical College (Clinical and Translational Science Center) and an early stage health technology company at Blueprint Health.
Read more about two exciting matchmaking sessions held by PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new initiative that provides funding of up to $100,000 each to innovative proposals to pilot new health technologies in New York City healthcare services organizations.
NYCEDC is pleased to launch the Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab, a training and mentorship program for new life sciences and healthcare ventures based in NYC.
Led by expert instructors Mary Howard and Eric Vieira of Design Technologies, the mini-MBA course offers participants fundamental training on venture formation, technology commercialization, and business model design in the life sciences and healthcare fields.
The mini-MBA training will continue to take place over the next two weeks. Participants will then receive two months of weekly coaching on their strategic plans, with access to a community of mentors, serial entrepreneurs, and investors. These efforts will culminate in a Pitch Day session on May 16, 2013 open to the public.
Twenty-six participants (representing 20 ventures) were selected through a highly competitive application review process and include a cohort of students, post-docs, early-career researchers, and technologists. Check out their proposed life sciences and healthcare ventures on NYCEDC’s blog.
What can we expect for New York City Tech in 2013? We will be answering that question tomorrow during NYCEDC’s panel discussion at Social Media Week.
New York’s technology sector is on the rise, with employment in the industry growing nearly 30 percent in the last five years and now totaling nearly 120,000 jobs. The panel of City representatives, industry experts, entrepreneurs and investors will explore new trends in venture capital funding, startups to watch, and opportunities in New York tech today, including the new industrial “makers” revolution – as well as larger efforts by the Bloomberg Administration to grow the City’s technology sector and promote entrepreneurship across all sectors of the economy.
Hosted by the New York City Economic Development Corporation
9:30AM to 11:00AM
- Matthew Burnett: Co-Founder, Maker’s Row
- Alan Patricof: Managing Director, Greycroft Partners
- Ann Li: Managing Director, EVP, NYCEDC
- Jonathan Bowles: Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
- Scott Anderson: Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, Control Group
- Steve Rosenbaum: Entrepreneur-at-Large, NYCEDC
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.
Exciting things are underway for NYC BigApps, the City’s premier open data software competition!
While we’re not ready to reveal all the surprises in store just yet, we are excited to announce that NYC BigApps 2013 will focus on leveraging technology to help solve NYC’s key challenges, or “BigIssues.”
CitizenConnect, for example, helps tackle a BigIssue with a focus on income mobility, workforce support, and job placement.
Now is your chance to weigh in on what BigIssues the BigApps community should tackle this year. Share your great ideas and get involved by completing our brief survey!
Photo Credit: Karin Beil via Flickr
Tomorrow’s Tech Entrepreneurs: Congratulations to the winners and all the participants of NYC Generation Tech, a program designed to educate and inspire high school students from disadvantaged areas across New York City to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and technology. After a five-month process in which the students received hands-on learning experiences and mentorship opportunities, the program concluded last night with the NYC GenTech Demo Night held at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. All 28 participating students, divided into six teams, presented and demonstrated their innovative ideas to a panel of judges comprised of leaders from the tech community.
The grand prize was awarded to SkooBrik, which designed a mobile app to help students organize their schoolwork digitally, monitor their grades, and set deadlines with customizable reminders. For their efforts, SkooBrik was awarded $5,000 to be used to further develop their ideas and fund college and career prospects, as well as a lunch meeting to discuss their app with Andy Weissman, partner at the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures.
“Through NYC Generation Tech, we are committed to assisting the City’s future entrepreneurs. This innovative program is an important piece of our ongoing efforts to foster talent within the City’s growing technology sector. I want to thank our partner, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, as well as our partners at some of the top New York City companies who have provided our students with invaluable mentorship and learning experiences, enabling them to discover new career opportunities in the City’s innovation economy.” - NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky
In the New York Daily News:
The city has created 22 new technical education high schools, with seven more coming next year. There are hundreds of new STEM programs in public schools across the city at all levels.
Construction is about to start on a $2 billion Cornell genius school graduate program that’s designed to churn out the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, and the City University of New York has rolled out dozens of new STEM programs since 2005.
Photo: NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel. Credit: Kevin Hagen for New York Daily News