July Newsletter: The tech that helps NYC function

This is the July 2019 edition of the Tech:NYC newsletter. If you're not already getting this in your inbox, sign up now.

This summer, we’ve been talking to people across NYC’s tech industry, new and veteran alike, and one question keeps coming up over and over again: how can we get more involved?

New York’s unique nature lends itself to an integrated and collaborative city, where all types of industries — and people who work in those industries — constantly intersect. The same is, of course, true with local government and civic institutions, too. In an effort to celebrate and foster that, we’re kicking off a series of monthly events we’re calling Functions.NYC: a new opportunity for our colleagues to spend time with the experts who really know what it takes to make a place like NYC function — and to be a bigger part of it.

Technology, and the people who build it, has so much to offer the conversations happening citywide on everything from transit to housing to public education, and more. And the technology sector also has plenty to learn from those same conversations. If you’re interested in being involved — by participating in a session or hosting a session at your company — subscribe to get invitations and updates here, or just reply to this email, and we look forward to hearing your ideas on how we can better support the city we all love.




Our leaders had lunch with Cecile Richards, co-founder of Supermajority. Her new organization is uniting a network of women to turbocharge progress in our country, and we’re looking forward to supporting her efforts on gender equity.

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Our own Julie Samuels joined NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer — along with Rep. Adriano Espaillat, State Senator Jessica Ramos, and other community leaders — to call for more resources in preparation for the 2020 census, which will largely be conducted online for the first time. Read the Comptroller’s report about what’s needed here.


Executives and investors gathered for lunch with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo. A former VC, she shared her ideas for scaling opportunity and achieving growth in the Ocean State through expanded access to educational opportunities and upwardly mobile jobs.



SoGal Foundation is hosting the largest global startup pitch opportunity for women and diverse worldwide. Spanning 25+ cities and 5 continents, the NYC round in front of a panel of investors is October 23. Find more details here. Apply to pitch by August 1.

NYCEDC is seeking operators to implement the NYC Center for Responsible AI, an innovation, collaboration, and applied research space designed to support the creation of responsible data science and AI in New York City. The submission deadline for consideration is August 5, 2019. Find more details here.

Applications are open for the 2019/2020 Metaprop Accelerator @ Columbia University, a 22-week program and financing up to $250,000 for early stage PropTech startups. For more information, click here. Apply by August 15.

Endless Frontier Labs, a structured mentoring program for early-stage science and technology startup founders, is accepting applications for its next cohort. The nine-month program runs September – May and is free for participating founders. Find more details here. Apply by August 23.

AI4ALL is seeking companies to participate in its Changemakers in AI Virtual Internship Fair on September 25. During the fair, companies will have early access to top college-aged AI talent, as well as the opportunity to promote 2020 summer internship opportunities in a variety of artificial intelligence subdisciplines. Get more details here. Register by August 30.



August 2: Stacklist presents StackSummit: Build the Team, an all-day conference about hiring for startups. Featured speakers include founders and HR heads from from Ro, Petal, BuzzFeed, WayUp, and more. Use code TECHNYC for 35% off tickets when you register here.

August 6: NY Tech Meetup hosts a special celebration at the American Museum of Natural History, where it will feature projects created by the students of the BridgeUP:STEM program and community volunteers during the Hack the Solar System hackathon that took place earlier this year. A reception under the Great Canoe follows. Get tickets here.

August 26: Join Products that Count at Digital Ocean for a conversation with bestselling author Nir Eyal on productive workplaces and how companies use technology to increase customer satisfaction, team output, and employee retention. Get tickets here.

September 15: Bloomberg hosts Data for Good Exchange (D4GX) 2019, an annual forum on the use of data for social change. This year's theme will be “Data Science for the SDGs” or how data scientists, corporations, policy makers and researchers can collaborate on data science projects that will move us toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Find more details and register here.



A warm welcome to our newest members:

  • CMA: Providing systems integration, software, managed services & professional services for the highest quality solutions.

  • DJI: The world leader in aerial and handheld cinematic solutions.

  • Lime: Micro-mobility for smart cities and universities

  • Loop & Tie: Great gifting, made easy.

  • Rhino: Whether you’re renting a space to live in or work in, Rhino clears the path with instant approvals and no deposit required.

  • Techmenity: Technology amenity services for forward-thinking properties and sophisticated residents.

  • Transit Wireless: Connecting NYC with wireless and WiFi services in underground subway stations.

  • Triangle Investigations: Expert investigators and workplace policy advisors responding to misconduct allegations for any size workplace or organization



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New York, Queensborough Bridge across the East River… by V_E/Shutterstock