Posts Tagged ‘NYCEDC’

NYCEDC Releases Edutech.NYC.2020 Report

New York City Economic Development Corporation released their Edutech.NYC.2020 report giving an in-depth study of NYC’s Edutech industry. The report highlings Edutech’s global growth opportunities and the city’s local competitive advantages. The emerging Edutech industry applies innovative technology that delivers learner-centric and personalized educational methods. It also provides students with easier access to educational materials, [...]

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Entrepreneur In Residence Unleashes Op-Ed Piece

A couple of weeks back Steve Rosenbaum had the benefit of an introduction here at NY Tech Blog. The entrepreneur became the city’s first, well, entrepreneur in residence (EIR) to further boost the local government’s bond with the hyper-active tech scene. More than just another ‘face’ that endears the Bloomberg administration with the scene ala [...]

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Speculation About NY Tech University Gets Hotter

As of this writing, the rumored runner ups are Stanford (no surprise), Cornell, and Israel’s Technion. No word yet on that South Korean uni that was also jostling for the coveted prize The last time a news piece ran on the city’s bid for an honest-to-goodness tech college, it went: “Stanford, arguably the mother of [...]

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NYCEDC Announces NYC Next Idea For 2011-2012

To further boost the Big Apple’s reputation as a hot bed for cutting edge innovation, the NYCEDC has just broken news about the NYC Next Idea 2011-2012 installment. Open to all fresh grads and basically young people with great ideas, the NYCEDC hopes its Next Idea initiative can suck in talent from all around the [...]

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Wanted: Hip Tech Savvy International Entrepreneurs

Head over to the NYCEDC HQ and check out their new plug for Pixable. Actually, it’s Pixable plugging the NYCEDC. The point is, a young Spasish entrepreneur who’s embraced the Big Apple is the new face for “Make It Here,” an ongoing NYC government campaign to attract brainy people. Pixable is the idea of MIT [...]

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Co-Working Space General Assembly Opens Near Union Square Offices

A 20,000 square foot co-working space a stone’s throw away from Union Square Ventures HQ and other prominent VC firms has officially opened. General Assembly is a rare collaboration between a group of entrepreneurs and the NYCEDC. Among the former are Adam Pritzker, Brad Hargreaves, Matthew Brimer, and Jake Schwartz. What they hope to achieve with [...]

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Entrepreneurs Critical of NYCEDC Initiatives

Fallout from a networking event organized by the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) last month has been unpleasant, to say the least. Since the general public is hardly aware of the NYCEDC’s activities, let alone its mission, the initiative seemed more distant and out of touch with the very people it’s supposed to be helping. [...]

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