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.
Sixteen health care focussed startups have settled inside the new Harlem Biospace, on W. 127th St.
The Bloomberg administration contributed $626,000 and partnered with Columbia University biomedical engineering professor Sam Sia for the balance of the funding.
Companies include an allergy-testing company, which uses a simple cheek swab to analyze a sneeze; a pharmaceutical drug maker that’s trying to compel cancer cells to “commit suicide,” and inventors developing an MRI-styled device for small animals, Invivo Analytics, which uses imaging to study how diseases ravage mice during pharmaceutical testing.
The facility includes access to a laboratory outfitted with advanced equipment to grow cells, test tissue and analyze toxins; free legal advice from biotech law firm Wilmer Hale; access to topnotch tools and mentors.
About Harlem Biospace
Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a new biotech incubator, the first of its kind in New York City, to offer affordable shared wet-lab space for competitively-selected entrants
Situated at the heart of three academic campuses (Columbia University, City College of New York, and future Columbia Manhattanville campus), with easy access to to other major universities and the vibrancy of New York City via the A, B, C, D and 1 trains, eight bus lines, and only three blocks from the Hudson River bike trail and West Side Highway
Located in the old Factory District of Harlem, an exciting newdevelopment attracting technology companies and start-ups, Hb will be housed in the Sweets Building, a former laboratory for confectionery research located at 423 West 127th Street
Walking distance to the world-famous Red Rooster, the legendary Apollo Theater, Michelin-recommended Jin Ramen, Maison Harlem, multiple Starbucks, and many high-quality independent restaurants and coffee shops
I recently had lunch at Kichenette Uptown in Harlem with my husband and 9 week old daughter and loved it. Granted it was a week day so we did not have to wait but the food was as good as always and definitely worth the wait had there been a line.
I had the Tuna Melt with cheddar and tomato on a homemade English muffin which was delicious. My husband had the Turkey Rueben served on rye with coleslaw which was just as delicious. Their hot sandwiches are served with a choice of garlic fries, coleslaw, a field green salad or mashed butternut squash.
We love Kitchenette because besides having delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and milkshakes they are very kid friendly. They have Kids’ Birthday Parties where children can decorate their own cupcakes, cookies or make ice cream sundaes. Makes me wish I was a kid again!