Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Place-based and programmatic interventions to catalyze innovation and support entrepreneurs.
Innovation Ecosystems // R&D // Prototyping // Commercialization // Piloting // Inclusive Innovation
Small Business Open Innovation - Retail / Restaurants / Nightlife / Personal Care
“To move us toward our goals, we’ll need the City’s brightest minds and ideas, which is why Urbantech NYC is so important. By providing our most talented visionaries with the space and resources they need to grow, we’re acting on our commitments to entrepreneurs, to innovation, and to a smarter and more equitable New York.”
— Mayor Bill de Blasio
Description: A comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem that catalyzes innovation and supports entrepreneurs making cities more sustainable, resilient, and livable:
Sector community & programming
Flexible and affordable space
Prototyping and testing resources
Regional & international partnerships
Role: Envisioned, raised funding, planned, and executed all the initiatives under this program over the last 3+ years.
Creative Process: Entrepreneurship ecosystem development + Creating NYC's brand of 'Cleantech'.
Objective: Increase access to talent and resources, provide transparency and fluidity, and promote New York City urbantech ingenuity globally.
Outcome: Led NYC urbantech sector to be US market leader by size, investment, and support.