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Science and Technology

From Harlem With Love: A Letter To Uber

From Harlem With Love: A Letter To Uber April 27, 2015 Given my expertise in diversity and strong desire to see significant improvements in the tech sector regarding diversity, I have been closely following the discussion about diversity in Silicon… Continue Reading →

Congratulate the 4 African American MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant recipients

  The MacArthur Foundation named 21 “extraordinarily creative people” as the 2014 recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellows Program—widely referred to as the “genius” grants. Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium. These individuals were nominated by an anonymous… Continue Reading →

Announced: Winner of the First “Harlem Demo Day” Startup Pitch Event

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… Continue Reading →

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

On 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… Continue Reading →

Harlem Biospace (Hb) offers new resources

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… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com now offers DNA Analysis

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

Evidence of Free WiFi in New York City’s Harlem Appears

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… Continue Reading →

Harlem leads New York City’s push to build a thriving biotech industry

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… Continue Reading →

Harlem based battery startup featured in Scientific American

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… Continue Reading →

What the census reveals about key changes shaping Harlem

The recently updated US Census Explorer tool provides an easy way to visualize trends and changes over time from from 1990 – 2012. The Harlem maps below illustrate what is happening in terms of household median income, which is rising… Continue Reading →

How wired is Harlem in terms of broadband access?

Today the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced the launch of the NYC Broadband Map.  The map is “an interactive record of the broadband infrastructure available in the city, as well as the go-live launch of several free… Continue Reading →

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