Posts Tagged ‘Tech’

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

These Brothers Are Working to Help You Commute Without a MetroCard | DNAinfo

By Carolina Pichardo WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Born and raised in Washington Heights, brothers Roger and Jeff Flores know a thing or two about riding buses and subways. After years of trying to rush out of the house to catch a bus without knowing which loose MetroCard still had a balance — or going to a kiosk to refill them only to discover the […]


This Woman Wants to Run Harlem’s First Billion-Dollar Tech Company | Next City

This Woman Wants to Run Harlem’s First Billion-Dollar Tech Company | Next City

By Oscar Perry Abello It was about a year ago this month that a group of venture capital investors first walked into the doors of Uncharted Play, expecting to hear a pitch. The company creates innovative energy-generating play products that provide a source of clean energy to communities around the world: a soccer ball that […]


Uptown Dog Love: Barkly Comes To NYC

Uptown Dog Love: Barkly Comes To NYC

That’s right folks. Starting this Wednesday, October 5th Barkly is launching their services in Manhattan to give New York City pet owners access to its unique dog walking and pet care platform. Barkly’s app allows dog and cat owners to arrange 30 or 60 minute visits with local, insured and trained pet professionals in under […]


Disrupt Harlem Code Squad Wants You…

Disrupt Harlem Code Squad Wants You...

The Disrupt Harlem Code Squad is Back – Apply Today for the Fall 2016 Cohort. The deadline is September 9th at 5pm. The program teaches Harlem youth how to code, make websites and start their own business all in 11 weeks. The program is looking for Harlem residents, 18-24 yrs old, who are able to […]


Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub | Fast Company

Meet The 23-Year-Old Turning Harlem Into A Startup Hub | Fast Company

BY Jessica Leber African Americans and Latinos make up a shockingly low 2% of senior partners at the nation’s top venture capital firms. So what happens when a self-possessed, 23-year-old who doesn’t look like most in the industry wants to join these ranks? He decides he wants to do things a little differently. “There’s a […]


Bucking Silicon Valley to Find Black Dollars for Start-Ups in Harlem | National Journal

Bucking Silicon Valley to Find Black Dollars for Start-Ups in Harlem | National Journal

BY Matt Vasilogambros | @MattVas John Henry goes quiet on the oth­er end of the phone line for a few seconds. I asked him why he thinks there’s lack of ven­ture cap­it­al for en­tre­pren­eurs of col­or. He’s been giv­ing this a lot of thought lately. “So, I’m look­ing out­side the win­dow right now,” he says […]


22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund | TechCrunch

22-Year-Old Launching Harlem’s First VC Fund | TechCrunch

by Megan Rose Dickey John Henry, the 22-year-old founder of accelerator program Cofound Harlem, has announced Cofound Ventures, Harlem’s first venture capital fund. Cofound Ventures, which will officially launch next year, is looking to raise a total of $8 million, with $3 million going toward running the nine-month accelerator and funding startup stipends, and $5 million toward further […]


Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

Tech Tuesdays: Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend

BY Jose Salcedo (@JoseSalcedo) Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013. Compared to last year, Apple released the iPhone 6s in […]


Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain’s NYC

Northern Manhattan rail yard eyed for housing, tech office space | Crain's NYC

BY Andrew J. Hawkins A little more than a month after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious (and surely expensive) plan to build 70,000 apartments on top of the Sunnyside Yard in Queens, a Manhattan councilman is eyeing another active rail yard for housing construction. Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez proposed Sunday to rezone a 100-acre […]


Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

Plan Would Transform Swath of Inwood Into Tech and Health-Care Hub | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — An Uptown politician wants to plug Northern Manhattan into the city’s growing tech sector. City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez plans to announce a proposal to redevelop a large swath of land in the easternmost part of Inwood into a hub for the technology and health care sectors. The project, which he plans […]


Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Uptown Tech Talk: The Amazon Fire Phone

Much love to @ATT for letting me test drive that new @amazon Fire phone… #GameChanger pic.twitter.com/6jHdoEpXWK — Led Black (@Led_Black) July 17, 2014 Shout out to the good folks at AT&T for giving me the opportunity to test drive the brand new Amazon Fire Phone last week at their Mobility Tech Innovation Event. The Amazon […]


Harlem: New York’s new tech hub? | CNN Money

Harlem: New York's new tech hub? | CNN Money

By Contessa Gayles  @CNNTech When people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan — not 125th Street. Yet Harlem is getting a tech-led makeover, thanks to a new series of economic development initiatives aimed at combating the neighborhood’s infamous high unemployment rates […]

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