NYTM has built a number of programs and partnerships to support the growth and diversification of the city’s technology industry.
A comprehensive list of more than 600 tech companies based in New York City. Those not featured can apply for inclusion by filling out the online form.
“The New York City Tech Ecosystem” study was conducted by HR&A Advisors and commissioned by NY Tech Meetup, the Association for a Better New York, Citi, and Google. For the first time, the report quantifies the importance of the New York tech community on the city’s overall economy, with 541,000 jobs, $125 billion in annual spending, and $5.6 billion in tax revenues all attributable to the tech industry. The study provides concrete evidence that the tech ecosystem is a major force in the New York economy, accounting for 12.6% of the city’s total workforce. This, in turn, provides incentive for government officials to continue nurturing the city’s technology community while encouraging new companies to set up their headquarters in New York, allowing for even faster growth.
Co-founded by NY Tech Meetup, Control Group, and Girl Develop It, Women in Tech NYC is a continuation of NYTM’s advocacy for women in technology. The organization aims to gather, coordinate, and amplify the work of organizations throughout NYC that provide opportunities for women and girls to engage and lead in the technology industry through education, networking, mentorship, and career development. http://www.womenintechnyc.com/
Established in 2012 with co-host Gust, this annual event brings the best of NYC tech to the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Each year, NYTM: Austin showcases some of New York’s most promising up-and-coming tech companies while providing plentiful opportunities for networking and highlighting everything that makes New York a great place to live, work, and launch a company.
Prior to the 2013 NYC Mayoral Elections, the NYTM Board of Directors created a list of initial policy goals and ideas to serve as a starting point for conversations on how to advance the future of New York. The organization then brought in many of the top candidates, including eventual Democratic and Republican nominees Bill De Blasio and Joe Lhota, for a Q&A with a live audience made up of members of the NYTM board of directors and members of the tech community active in policy and advocacy work. These Q&As were recorded and posted on the NYTM website in advance of the primaries.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City in 2012, NYTM rallied over 900 volunteers to help restore access to networks, databases, websites, and other critical technology for federal, state, and city agencies as well as small businesses, not for profits, schools, and more. The efforts were conducted in collaboration with New Work City, lead volunteers Noel Hidalgo and Rob Underwood, and a number of other leading members of the technology community. They included a dedicated website where organizations could post requests for tech assistance, a list of available co-working spaces for those in need of space with working electricity, and coordinated efforts with the Red Cross, FEMA, the City of New York, Recovers.org, CrisisCommons, Hurricane Hackers, and local elected officials.
In 2012, NYTM opposed the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which many argued would lead to rampant censorship on the internet, by organizing a 1,800-strong in-person protest in front of the offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Speakers at the event included Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody and Cognitive Surplus; John Perry Barlow, author of A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace; Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit; Andrew McLaughlin of Tumblr; Eli Pariser of MoveOn.org, and more. The event proved to be a success, contributing to the bills’ eventual defeat.