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Lily Liu and PublicStuff: Transforming How We Talk to Local Governments

Lily Liu and PublicStuff: Transforming How We Talk to Local Governments

Sometimes a new technology has the power to transform an entire sector. This is what co-founders Lily Liu and Vincent Polidoro are working to do with their company, PublicStuff. Their powerful product uses internet and mobile phone technology to facilitate local and state government’s ability to respond efficiently to citizen issues and concerns ranging from […]

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It’s Official: New York Has Emerged as a Leader in Tech

It’s Official: New York Has Emerged as a Leader in Tech

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Riding a wave of start-ups, New York has emerged a national leader in fields that leverage the Internet and mobile technologies—a development that has provided a key economic boost and left the city well positioned for future tech growth” Yesterday, a study called “New Tech City” was released by the Center for an Urban Future […]

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When Will New York Eclipse Silicon Valley?

When Will New York Eclipse Silicon Valley?

| May 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

Roughly 30 years according to a recent Forbes article. Once upon a time concerns over lack of access to tech talent and startup funding might have kept entrepreneurs at bay, today a New York office is becoming de rigeur for West Coast players and Facebook and tech venture powerhouse Accel Partners have made the leap […]

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Check out Creative Week NYC: May 7th – 11th

Check out Creative Week NYC: May 7th – 11th

| May 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Creative Week is a celebration of creativity in advertising, design, digital media and all the arts that feed and touch those disciplines. It takes place in New York throughout the second week of May 2012. Creative Week began when The One Club, a non-profit in the Advertising industry, saw that the creative professionals it drew […]

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David McCoy and Global Alliance for Community Development – A Series of Tiny Wins

David McCoy and Global Alliance for Community Development – A Series of Tiny Wins

How do you create a non-profit organization from scratch? According to David McCoy, co-founder and executive director of the Global Alliance for Community Development (GACD), you start with vision and commitment, and build on it, one small step at a time. After he and co-founder Christina Perelli worked on a graduate school development project in […]

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What Makes the New York Entrepreneurship Scene Awesome

What Makes the New York Entrepreneurship Scene Awesome

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maybe I’m biased about the New York Entrepreneurship scene because I’ve lived in and around New York my whole life, but the more I think about the explosion of startup activity here, the more I think that all of us who are part of this are really lucky. If you want to launch and grow […]

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Rising Tech in NYC: 20 Apps to Help Navigate the City

Rising Tech in NYC: 20 Apps to Help Navigate the City

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

In addition to creating its own apps, NYC supports developers creating innovative apps for fellow New Yorkers. The NYC BigApps competition offers cash and other prizes for the best new apps utilizing NYC Open Data. These apps help New Yorkers navigate, enjoy and take full advantage of their great city. Which do you use? Past […]

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Rising Tech in NYC: Social Media Accounts

Rising Tech in NYC: Social Media Accounts

| April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

During social media back in February, the City launched four new central digital media channels to engage and inform New Yorkers. New York City government is now on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and foursquare. This is in addition to the numerous other social media accounts that departments across the city maintain. You can follow and get […]

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Building Business and Raising Consciousness: foodtoeat.com’s Deepti Sharma Kapur

Building Business and Raising Consciousness: foodtoeat.com’s Deepti Sharma Kapur

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite parts of doing these interviews is learning about a hidden gem buried in what seems like an otherwise straightforward business concept. In the case of Deepti Sharma Kapur, 25-year-old founder and CEO of foodtoeat.com, her business plan contains within it the seeds of a progressive social movement. Her company provides an […]

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High School Opens to Train City’s Future Software Engineers

High School Opens to Train City’s Future Software Engineers

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The students who walk our halls represent the next generation of young people who dare to dream that anything is possible through software, design, technology, and the human spirit.” – AFSE Right in the heart of New York Cities tech center, Union Square, a new school will be opening for future tech engineers. The Academy […]

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