This week at NYCEDC
- We checked out submissions for our NYC BigApps competition
- We created a contest to send you to the 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show
- We recapped the Cornell University Startup Career Fair
- We glimpsed the growing New York Tech Meetup numbers
- We informed you about Design Entrepreneurs NYC
- We celebrated the expansion of FreshDirect in its upcoming Bronx location
- We lauded the efforts of NYC Digital
- We looked forward to Fashion Week NYC
- We encouraged budding fashion designers to apply for Design Entrepreneurs NYC
- We bested Boston in football and in venture capital investment
- We looked at the economic impact of winning the Super Bowl
- We helped you navigate the NY Giants Parade
- We were honored to be a social media case study
- We marveled at the response to our Lower Manhattan lighting initiative RFP
- We shattered Twitter records during the #SuperBowl
Have a great weekend, New York City!
Photo credit: Joe Buglewicz/NYC & Company
On February 1, NYCEDC and seven of NYC’s hottest startups boarded the NYC Startup Bus to journey to Ithaca for the first-ever Cornell University Startup Career Fair.
Our panel of distinguished founders and CTOs of NYC’s leading startups spoke candidly about their entrepreneurial experiences, discussed the technologies they use to solve tough technical problems, and described why they love New York City.
Our all-star panelists were:
- Liz Crawford, CTO of Birchbox
- Premal Parikh, CTO of Everyday Health (pictured above)
- Danny Wen, Co-Founder of Harvest
- Tom Fuller, Chief of Engineering for Next Jump
- Josh Knowles, Managing Director of the New York Office for Pivotal Labs
Photo credit: Cornell University
Cornell University’s first startup career fair
Happening now: NYC Tech Talent Draft at Cornell, the university’s first engineering and technical startup career fair since winning the Applied Sciences NYC bid. More than 40 New York City, central New York State and Northeast region startup companies will recruit at the fair this afternoon at Cornell’s Ithaca campus.
Startup companies attending the fair include: Knewton, Harvest, Red Rover, Gate Guru, IyouVo, Nohms Technologies, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Livingsocial, Ideeli, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, DreamIt, Agile, Ordr.in, MakerBot Industries, NextJump, Sefaira, Shelby.tv, Moat, Akiban, and Coursekit.
Organized by NYCEDC, the NYC Tech Talent Draft provides computer science and engineering students with a firsthand look at exciting startup careers in the City’s booming tech hub.
Related reading: “Cornell Gets a Jump Start on Recruiting Tech Talent to NYC” (Betabeat)