Category Archives: Science and Technology

Harlem Demo Day (4/23): A funding pitch event for uptown entrepreneurs / start-ups

harlem demo dayOn Harlem Demo Day April 23, four uptown entrepreneurs will pitch their start-ups before a group of judges in the hopes of winning a cash prize 

The event is sponsored by Harlem Co-working Meet Up group, Silicon Harlem, Spring Bank, the Harlem Garage and TTW Consulting.

The event will be held at Harlem Garage.  One of many Harlem-based leading edge businesses including Harlem Garage and Harlem Biospace.  The city’s Economic Development Corporation has plans to launch a second incubator in the area.  And Silicon Harlem‘s monthly events grow more crowded each month.

Says Bruce Lincoln, Senior Fellow, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia Business School & Silicon Harlem founder:

“What’s unique to Harlem is that it has always drawn creative, artistic people. Artists and creators today work with technology.   We are a community on the rise.  We see Harlem as being an innovation center.”

Winners will receive a cash prize and a year of free business checking from Spring Bank along with public relations help from Pixel Prose Media.

via: Uptown Entrepreneurs Pitch Tech Ideas in Bid to Put Harlem on App Map – Central Harlem – DNAinfo.com New York.

 

Harlem Biospace (Hb) offers new resources

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Harlem Biospace (Hb) helps enhance the reach of Manhattanville, Harlem’s educational hub.

An initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC), Harlem Biospace (Hb) recently launched resources open to both incubator members and the biotech community, including an exciting lecture and workshop series, a job board, and Biotech Pulse, a news-sharing resource.

Via Harlem Biospace Resources ›

Ancestry.com now offers DNA Analysis

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Genealogy site www.Ancestry.com now offers DNA analysis so anyone can track their ethnic origins based on their genetic code.

Per their site: “Get personalized details about your unique ethnic origins. Discover more about your story with advanced DNA science from the experts in family history.”

It would be fascinating to compare Ancestry’s genetics-based analysis of Harlem residents with that of say the US Census’ human-response-based analysis, which we covered here.

Click here to learn more.

 

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey feels the electricity of small business in Harlem

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Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview.

Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe.

This interview follows Dorsey’s recent appearance at the Apollo, courtesy of Square’s “Let’s Talk” series, which we first posted about on December 13th 2013.

Says Dorsey about Harlem:  ”There’s an electricity in the air.  It’s one of the reasons we chose Harlem for this event.”