Coalition for Queens

Queens helps with de Blasio transition
Queens helps with de Blasio transition
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/27/2013 at 12:58PM

Queens is taking part in Transition NYC. Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of 60 leaders and experts to his transition committee on Wednesday, November 20. “My charge to the transition team is to identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life that share a commitment to progressive [...]

Mayoral candidates take on tech at forum
Mayoral candidates take on tech at forum
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/20/2013 at 10:32AM

Mayoral candidates discussed ways to improve the city’s booming technology industry during the Mayoral Tech Policy Forum on June 17 at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Coalition for Queens, which fosters the tech community in the borough, hosted the event. It brought out more than 100 techies. “Technology affects everything from all the [...]

Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Courier hosts Power Breakfast on future of LIC’s tech boom
Networking Events Terence M. Cullen 10/12/2012 at 10:16AM

Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), made clear that as business sectors based in the city move forward, technology will become more crucial. “As we like to say at EDC: whereas in the past the technology industry was a sector; increasingly, today, the economy itself is the tech sector.” [...]

Queens Tech Meetup
Queens Tech Meetup
News Alexa Altman 9/28/2012 at 12:11PM

Over a hundred technology fanatics assembled on the rooftop of Hunter’s Point Plaza in Long Island City for this month’s Queens Tech Meetup. Hosted by the Coalition for Queens, the Thursday, September 27 event brought together members of the tech community to share ideas, network and gain insight from stars of the tech industry. Amol [...]

Start-ups flock to Queens
Start-ups flock to Queens
News Alexa Altman 8/14/2012 at 12:41PM

Tech start-up companies, escaping steep Manhattan rents and expanding Queens-born businesses, are setting up shop in Long Island City. “It has a pioneering and innovative spirit,” said Coalition for Queens founder Jukay Hsu of the neighborhood’s energy. The creator of the non-profit organization, responsible for fostering the tech community in the borough through raising awareness [...]

Queens Tech Meetup 2: Educate and innovate
Queens Tech Meetup 2: Educate and innovate
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2012 at 2:37PM

Attention Queens innovators: think outside the box. At the second Queens Tech Meetup, local inventors learned that while Queens can potentially surface as one of the nation’s leading technology regions, creators must be fully engaged to energize the movement. The advice was given to nearly 200 techies and digital startup hopefuls by venture capitalist Charlie [...]