NYCx will open urban spaces as test beds for new technologies.
Through NYCx, the City of New York engages the tech industry to solve real-world problems and call on the tech vanguard to make NYC the most fair, equitable, and sustainable city in the world.
- Co-Lab Challenges invite startups and entrepreneurs to work directly with community residents to solve neighborhood challenges while aiming to scale solutions for common issues for all New Yorkers.
- Moonshot Challenges encourage global entrepreneurs to think big about NYC’s most ambitious problems, propose bold solutions, and deliver groundbreaking business models that transform and improve the lives of city dwellers globally.
A diverse group of technology and community luminaries are guiding NYCx, including:
- Beth Comstock, Vice Chair at General Electric
- Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, Oath
- Clayton Banks, co-Founder & CEO, Silicon Harlem
- Jukay Hsu, Founder & CEO, C4Q
- Russell Simmons, Chairman and CEO, Rush Communications.
“NYCx will transform the relationship between city government, community and the tech industry to be more collaborative and inclusive,” says Miguel Gamiño, Jr., New York City Chief Technology Officer. “If we can test and solve critical challenges together in NYC and achieve our City’s goals, we can offer these solutions for other cities facing similar issues.”