Internet Week - NYC BigApps: Civic Hacking, Startup Success
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York City is quickly becoming a global hub of technology and innovation and an emerging data platform for residents, businesses, and visitors. The annual NYC BigApps competition, which challenges developers to create useful apps using City data, is an important piece of the City’s overall efforts to promote innovation and open government. So far the City, through a partnership with BMW, has awarded more than $100,000 in prizes among 31 winning BigApps. The competition also contributed to the City’s landmark Open Data Policy, which ensures ongoing public access to city information. NYC BigApps, in addition to other groundbreaking City-sponsored initiatives, is becoming a catalyst for startups and helping spur incredible growth in entrepreneurship across the City—from Chelsea to Brooklyn, and soon, Roosevelt Island. Join several BigApps winners, judges, City officials, and City-based technology experts to hear how BigApps helps spawn new start-ups and foster the open data movement in New York—and find out what is in store for NYC’s emerging culture of innovation.
Rachel Sterne, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer, will introduce the panel.
Senior Director, Head of Industry Transformation, NYCEDC (moderator)
Chairman, New York Tech Meetup
Director of Strategic Technology Development, NYC DoITT
Head of Product, Roadify
Chief Revenue Officer, MyCityWay
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New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
NYCEDC works on behalf of the City of New York to drive growth, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers.
As the City’s primary engine for economic development since 1966, our mission is clear: we build strong neighborhoods and create good jobs. We’re investing in our communities’ infrastructure and implementing programs to help businesses start, grow, and thrive.