tech

Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 2:38PM

Applications are now being accepted to be among the first class at Cornell University’s tech campus in New York City. The highly selective “beta” Cornell NYC Tech class will begin school in Januay; applications for the Masters of Engineering program are due by October 1. “We’re calling this the ‘beta’ class because these students will [...]

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 [...]

New programs to provide more job training for growing tech industry
New programs to provide more job training for growing tech industry
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/22/2012 at 7:43AM

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, together with the City University of New York (CUNY), the Coalition for Queens and tech industry leaders announced two initiatives to help train more New Yorkers for jobs in the city’s growing technology sector. One of these initiatives will provide for more tech educational opportunities in Queens. Coalition for Queens, [...]

The Next Startup Destination: Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 6/15/2012 at 12:05PM

BY COUNCILMEMBER MARK WEPRIN With the new technology campus coming to Roosevelt Island, Queens is poised to become a destination for startups. Startups are newly created companies, often technology oriented, with the potential to be the next big Facebook, Twitter, or Foursquare. Why will Queens be the new place for startups? Queens sits adjacent to [...]