Posts tagged Technology

Take your out-of-the-box idea from concept to application with guidance from successful NYC entrepreneurs. NYC is home to some of the most creative and savvy innovators in the world and there’s no reason you can’t become one yourself.
Tell us your big tech idea.

Take your out-of-the-box idea from concept to application with guidance from successful NYC entrepreneurs. NYC is home to some of the most creative and savvy innovators in the world and there’s no reason you can’t become one yourself.

Tell us your big tech idea.

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The NYC Broadband Map launched yesterday! See high-speed broadband availability and express demand in your neighborhood if it isn’t yet available.
There are almost 2,000 commercial buildings on the NYC Broadband Map already, but that represents only a fraction of the city. We need your help to fill in the blanks about broadband capacities available in your building. Check out the map to create an account and contribute your information today!

Via nycedc:

The NYC Broadband Map launched yesterday! See high-speed broadband availability and express demand in your neighborhood if it isn’t yet available.

There are almost 2,000 commercial buildings on the NYC Broadband Map already, but that represents only a fraction of the city. We need your help to fill in the blanks about broadband capacities available in your building. Check out the map to create an account and contribute your information today!

Turn Your Technology Idea Into the Next Great Business

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Do you have the next big technology idea, but are not sure what it takes to turn it into a business? What does it take to secure funding or protect your intellectual property? What are all the other considerations to start a tech-based business? Find the answer with FastTrac® TechVenture™.

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Join NYC Digital, Catchafire, and General Assembly at Creatives Give Back, a free event for NYC professionals from the technology, media and creative fields.
The evening will introduce ways for creative professionals to donate their time and expertise by signing up to teach a class at General Assembly or registering with Catchafire to volunteer for meaningful pro-bono projects with non-profits.
When: Thursday, October 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: The newly opened Made in NY Media Center by IFP at 30 John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn
Find out more and RSVP.

Via nycdigital:

Join NYC Digital, Catchafire, and General Assembly at Creatives Give Back, a free event for NYC professionals from the technology, media and creative fields.

The evening will introduce ways for creative professionals to donate their time and expertise by signing up to teach a class at General Assembly or registering with Catchafire to volunteer for meaningful pro-bono projects with non-profits.

When: Thursday, October 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: The newly opened Made in NY Media Center by IFP at 30 John Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn

Find out more and RSVP.

“In fact, there’s a huge demand in NYC for more access to small business education, which we are supporting at our local service centers and online,” said Kelvin Collins, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services

New Initiatives to Expand Wireless and Broadband Connectivity

Via nycgov:

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Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced new initiatives to further expand wireless and broadband connectivity in New York City by addressing key challenges to ensure the city continues to grow as a global hub of technology and innovation in the 21st Century. Free public Wi-Fi will be launched across the five boroughs:

  • Brooklyn: along the Fulton Street corridor, BAM Cultural District, Brownsville, and Downtown Brooklyn
  • Manhattan: in the Flatiron District, along the Water Street Corridor and the East River waterfront in Lower Manhattan, the 125th Street corridor in Harlem and on Roosevelt Island
  • Queens: Long Island City
  • Staten Island: in the St. George commercial district
  • Bronx: on Fordham Road, as well as other areas citywide

Yesterday also marked the launch of WiredNYC, a rating platform that evaluates the broadband connectivity and infrastructure of office buildings. The program is designed to encourage and accelerate deployment of broadband technologies. It creates transparency about broadband infrastructure in the commercial real estate market by creating a “LEED for broadband” certification, giving businesses information about a building’s connectivity and allowing landlords to better market a building’s assets.

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Brooklyn Chamber Launches ‘Made In Brooklyn’ Competition

Made in BrooklynThe Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will honor manufacturers who make products in the borough at its Annual Meeting and Trade Show in October.

Fitness Facilities: Crowdsource and Improve Your Bottom Line

Do you own or manage a gym, yoga studio, or other physical fitness facility? Then you’ll want to join us on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. at the East Midtown Partnership Community Room for a panel discussion on how crowdsourcing can help improve your business!

Securing your servers is critical!  Check out this Lawline.com video featuring technology experts Scott Aurnou and Thomas Witt for tips on how to backup and securely store your data.

This video does not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or expressions of the New York City Department of Small Business Services.

Are You an American Entrepreneur?

Have you heard about American Made?

American Made AwardsIt’s a movement started by Martha Stewart Living that spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. 

In October, Martha Stewart Living will be celebrating American artisans and entrepreneurs as part of their second annual American Made Event at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.