I Was Made in NY, What 'Bout You?

By Jamie Epstein February 19, 2013

Although there are many cities across the country, none come even close to the metropolis known as New York City. With its rapid paced lifestyle, eccentric residents who simply exude nearly every ethnicity under the rainbow and its overwhelming number of tourists; it’s not hard to see why this region is a favorite of many. Just today, Mayor Bloomberg, in conjunction with New York Tech Meetup, a technology group with nearly 28,000 members, formed a strategic alliance with the hopes of yielding a much more profitable technology sector in NYC.

When thinking of the go-to locale for startups, the Big Apple may not be the first to come to mind. Instead, places like the Silicon Valley seem synonymous with tech. As a way to shift that mindset amongst the masses, a one- of-a-kind Web hub called We Are Made in NY has been officially unveiled.

With the hopes of reducing the complexity associated with gaining access to available government services easier that newly formed companies may not even be aware of, it encompasses an abundance of “tech-related resources offered by the city of New York from across various city agencies, offering information on free tech classes, tech-focused schools, funding for startups, the competition for a free fiber build-out, support for immigrant entrepreneurs and funding for training your employees,” according to a recent article.

Image via Shutterstock

As businesses continue to expand their footprint, they see the need for hiring additional employees. And an extremely cool feature of this site is the feature it powers that enables users seeking open employment positions to do so with ease throughout such exciting cities as San Francisco, Philadelphia and Boston.

“The program will help startups somewhat in the short term, but it will help longer term when alumni leave big jobs in a few years to join startups or start their own,” said Jacob Brody, a former tech reporter for VentureBeat and a current New York-based partner at MESA+, in a statement. “It’s about creating an ecosystem, and this is a start,” he added.

While still known more for its pricey Broadway plays, diverse restaurants and great shopping than technology per say, NYU, New York University, is doing its best  to completely revolutionize the data science space. Coined “the sexiest job of the 21st century” by the Harvard Business Review, the institute of higher learning is estimating that approximately 140,000 to 190,000 people that possess deep analytic capabilities will be needed in the United States alone by 2018.

This thinking was one of the driving factors behind the university’s launch of its Center for Data Science, a division of the school that will offer several graduate degree programs as well as a master’s program in this area. In the near future, NYU will create a doctoral program in the field as well.

“Data Science is becoming a necessary tool to answer some of the big scientific questions and technological challenges of our times,” said Gerard Ben Arous, director of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.




Edited by Rachel Ramsey

TechZone360 Web Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

SpaceX and Blue Origin Talk Seriously Going to Mars

By: Doug Mohney    9/29/2016

SpaceX CEO and nerd-god Elon Musk put forth his architecture for mankind to colonize Mars and potentially other bodies in our solar system on Tuesday,…

Read More

The Galaxy Note 7 Disaster: Samsung's Strategic Weakness

By: Rob Enderle    9/29/2016

Samsung was really the only company in recent years to truly threaten Apple successfully; granted, they did so largely with Google's help. But Apple h…

Read More

Was the Yahoo Hack State-Sponsored? Unlikely Says Cyber Expert

By: Gerald Baldino    9/28/2016

Last week, Yahoo confirmed at least 500 million user accounts were compromised by a data breach in 2014. The attack was the largest security breach ev…

Read More

Will Disney Make Twitter the Happiest Social Media on Earth?

By: Alicia Young    9/26/2016

To get back on their feet, Twitter is reportedly seeking an acquisition deal that would value them at $30 billion. There are a few contenders already,…

Read More

500M Yahoo! Users Impacted by Hack; What It Says About Password Protection

By: Paula Bernier    9/23/2016

Yahoo! is facing a lot of challenges lately. Add to the heap the breach - which the company confirmed today - that has affected 500 million Yahoo! acc…

Read More