Category: Science & Technology

October 12th, 2016 by harlemcondolife

Join Silicon Harlem on October 21, 2016 for the 3rd annual Silicon Harlem Tech Conference at MIST – My Image Studios, located at 46 West 116th Street in Harlem. This Next Gen Tech and Media Conference is on all day from 8:30am – 6pm. Through Thursday, October 13th take advantage of the 50% off discount promo

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April 24th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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Gerrad Larriett of East Harlem has won the first ever Harlem Demo Day.  He will receive a prize package including more than $1,000 in seed capital, a year of free business checking, and more.

The event was hosted by Harlem Garage where it took place, Silicon Harlem, and Harlem Co-Working Group, with special guest Mike Street acting as the official emcee.

The event raised more than $1,000.00 through ticket sales, including a matching grant from crown sponsor Spring Bank. All proceeds will go directly to Mr. Larriett along with a free year of business checking from Spring Bank, three free months of co-working space from Harlem Garage, and a free two-week social media campaign from PR/Branding agency Pixel Prose Media.

Larriett’s business Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Petcare is a luxury-style “pet spa in a box” that offers fresh and soothing products for owners and their pets. His exclusive products are already available for purchase online through the company’s website and in stores in select cities across the country.

Said Larriett of his win: “I am so honored and humbled to win the first ever Harlem Demo Day! It was an amazing experience to fine-tune my elevator pitch as we expand our aromatherapy pet grooming product line.”

A diversity of local startups and entrepreneurs submitted applications to pitch their business ideas for the chance to present at Harlem Demo Day, a community crowd-funding series that aims to create a new model for investment in local entrepreneurship and economic prosperity by enabling to residents to participate in the growth of local businesses.

Out of the initial pool of applicants, four were chosen as finalists to present before an esteemed panel of judges that featured:·

  • Silicon Harlem Founder Bruce Lincoln;
  • General Assembly lecturer, CEO Coach & Investor McAdory Lipscomb, Jr.
  • Former Freelancers’ Union CIO and Co-founder/CEO of Nethermead Diallo Powell;
  • Entrepreneur and founder of Red Giraffe Advisors Sapna Shah;
  • Managing entrepreneurial officer at Cornell Tech Aaron Holiday;
  • Paliwoda Ventures Founder Ron Paliwoda.

The finalists which also included social media sharing app TeamSync, Mobile Dry Cleaning and Delivery App Door2Door, and Construction Management App TrackFlo were evaluated on such factors as innovation, scalability, execution, business model and others.

All of the presenters – and even some attendees received valuable feedback from judges on how to strengthen their pitches and make their businesses more viable.

“It was great to hear the incredibly helpful feedback from the judges and to witness the excitement of the finalists and attendees alike,” said Tasha Williams, founder/CEO of TTW Consulting and Co-Founder/Co-Organizer of Harlem Demo Day. “We are proud to have been able to highlight such amazing entrepreneurs and create visibility around Uptown’s growing startup community. Plans are currently underway for future events, and we look forward to continuing to support local entrepreneurship and economic growth in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.”

Those who are interested in learning about future “Harlem Demo Day” events and others are invited to sign up at http://eepurl.com/F5oBz.

 

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April 18th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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.

 

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March 20th, 2014 by HarlemMom

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I can’t wait to go to check out this new exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine which according to their website opened on March 1st. Read on…

Over the course of two years, pioneering Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing culled detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing, and transformed it into his most monumental project to date: Phoenix (2008-10). A feat of engineering and ingenuity, Phoenix is composed of two birds, a male called Feng and a female called Huang. Feng and Huang—each weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet long, respectively—are now coming to the Cathedral. They will hang suspended in the Nave, two majestic birds in perpetual flight beneath its celestial ceiling.

http://www.stjohndivine.org/programs/art/upcoming-exhibitions

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THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF
SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE

1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 316-7540

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February 25th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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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 ›

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February 8th, 2014 by Herve Jean-Baptiste

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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.

 

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February 8th, 2014 by Herve Jean-Baptiste

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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.”

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January 12th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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I was putting my new year’s resolution into action the other day at the gym.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the following wireless signal pop-up on my iPhone.

Truth be told the signal has been intermittent and slower than I would like.

However  I suspect this will improve over time.

For those who live and or visit Harlem if you see evidence of free wifi and if so where specifically?

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January 8th, 2014 by HarlemGuy

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New York is developing a thriving biotech industry, especially in Manhattan.  Harlem is a cornerstone of that effort.

The city’s plan includes providing life sciences startups with inexpensive suitable workspaces.  That includes the Alexandria Center for Life Science on the East Side that will house firms like Amgen and Pfizer.  And now, Harlem Biospace – a 2,300-square-foot incubator on West 127th Street that can support 24 companies and which offers them small office space and wet-lab access.

The Harlem space is the model for what the City hopes will be 16 additional biotech spaces by the end of this year.

via Manhattan: City pushes for outbreak of life-sciences labs | Crains New York Business.

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December 23rd, 2013 by HarlemGuy

Urban Electric Power is a Harlem based battery startup located 10 blocks from City College and which has received funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA–E).

The company hopes to turn the familiar alkaline battery into a cheap way to store the electricity from massive wind farms.

What sets Urban Electric apart from other similarly focussed startups is the safety of the underlying materials, which are not caustic, volatile or otherwise dangerous.  

Urban Electric and other like startups funded by ARPA-E a trying to build a big battery costing less than $100 per kilowatt-hour of storage which would lower the cost of stored making it more available.  Says Urban Electric:  “Storage gives you massive flexibility,” Moniz notes, adding that it can help improve reliability and resilience as well by providing backup power. “The issue has been the cost.”

For more details:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=alkaline-batteries-for-renewable-energy-storage-at-urban-electric-power

 

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