Webinar: Why Your Startup Should Consider NYC. RSVP Now!

What do Tumblr, Etsy, Foursquare and Buzzfeed have in common? They were all born in New York City!

Join our webinar with Sri Swaminathan, Director of International Programs at New York City Economic Development Corporation. You will learn more about the uniqueness of the New York tech ecosystem and opportunities for international start-ups, with focus on:

  • Local initiatives and programs (incubators and accelerators) for international startups
  • Networking opportunities in NYC for tech entrepreneurs
  • Specific resources for entrepreneurs: Investors & Angels networks, co-working spaces and facilities, academic/education programs.

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About the speaker:

Sri Swaminathan is the Director of International Programs at NYCEDC, responsible for programs aimed at attracting innovative businesses from around the globe to New York City. Initiatives managed by Sri include the World to NYCprogram that connects companies interested in establishing operations in NYC with local investors and networks, the NYC Next Idea new venture competition that encourages teams from around the world to develop new business ideas for NYC, and the Venture Fellows program that provides mentorship and networking for growing companies to develop into great NYC companies.

Prior to joining NYCEDC, Sri worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and as a lawyer dealing with international trade issues. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University, as well as a L.L.B. (1st Class Honours) and a B.Sc. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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About the New York tech scene:

New York City has emerged as one of the strongest tech ecosystems in the past decade. Under the leadership of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (2001-2013), the City supported a plethora of initiatives to attract young talented tech entrepreneurs and boost the startup creation in the metropolitan area: The most ambitious project is the Cornell Tech NYC campus on Roosevelt Island, a satellite school of Cornell University dedicated to engineering sciences. Simultaneously, the City’s administration has backed many accelerator programs, incubators and co-working spaces in order to provide entrepreneurs with affordable resources.

New York City is the world epicenter of the financial, advertising, media and fashion sectors. The proximity to industry giants in those fields has been appealing for early stage companies in digital media, e-commerce, web or finance tech looking for partnerships. The dominant local financial industries have also shown quite some interest in the New York start-up scene. Private and corporate investors turn to angel/seed investments or venture capital as alternatives to market finance. Since 2008, the amount of VC deals in New York has increased by 32% - more than anywhere else in the nation.

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