A diverse Tech Leadership Advisory Council supports our work:



Clayton Banks
CEO, Silicon Harlem


David Belt
CEO & Co-Founder, New Lab


Allen Blue
Co-Founder, LinkedIn


Beth Comstock
Former Vice Chair, GE & Chair of NYCx Tech Leadership Advisory Council


Ben Fried
VP, CIO & New York Office Tech Site Lead, Google


Avi Dorfman
Co-Founder, Compass & Entrepreneur-in-Residence, D. E. Shaw Group


Matt Harrigan
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Grand Central Tech


Jukay Hsu
Co-Founder & CEO, Coalition for Queens


Marcy Klevorn
EVP & President, Mobility, Ford


Karin Klein
Founding Partner, Bloomberg Beta


Keith Krach
Chairman of the Board, DocuSign


Brian O’Kelly
CEO, AppNexus


Michelle Peluso
SVP & CMO, IBM


Kim Polese
Chairman, CrowdSmart


Andrew Rasiej
CEO, Civic Hall & Chairman, NY Tech Alliance


Kevin Ryan
Chairman & CEO, AlleyCorp


Kevin Scott
CTO, Microsoft


Kiel Berry
VP of Global Emerging Opportunities, Viacom


Julie Samuels
Executive Director, Tech:NYC


Liliana Valetta
CEO, Cien+ & CulturIntel


Maya Wiley
SVP for Social Justice & Henry Cohen Professor of Public & Urban Policy at the New School


Fred Wilson
Partner, Union Square Ventures

MOONSHOT CHALLENGES

Citywide challenges that encourage global entrepreneurs to partner with the City to propose solutions to real-life problems and deliver groundbreaking business models that transform and improve the way we live.

CO-LAB CHALLENGES

Challenges that enable members of NYC communities to voice concerns on the neighborhood level and work with entrepreneurs to surface problems, co-create prototype solutions, and apply, test, and grow emerging technologies.

Active Challenges

moonshot

Climate Action Challenge

Mayor Bill de Blasio plugs in a car to an electric charging station

How might we replace all gas-powered vehicles in NYC? The City is accepting two tracks of proposals for testing breakthrough technologies for charging electric vehicles. Track 1: Emerging technologies for fast charging and smart charging EVs. Track 2: Immediately commercializable EV charging technologies.

application period closed

co-lab

Brownsville: Safe and Thriving Nighttime Corridors

Aerial photo of Governors Island

The City is seeking creative technology solutions that enhance the experience and use of public spaces at night and increase night-time activity in neighborhood corridors. Our ultimate vision is zero assaults, zero arrests, and zero vacancies in neighborhood corridors.

application period closed

co-lab

Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space

Aerial photo of Governors Island

The City is seeking to reduce litter, increase recycling and responsible waste disposal, and promote waste-free common spaces in public housing developments through community stewardship. Propose solutions that will help the City achieve the Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030 goal, and reinforce NYCHA’s commitment to clean, safe, and connected communities.

application period closed

moonshot

Governors Island Connectivity Challenge

Aerial photo of Governors Island

What if 1 Gbps internet could be installed across 150 acres in less than a week and cost less than $100,000? The Governors Island Connectivity Challenge seeks to demonstrate affordable ways to deploy high-speed wireless connectivity and identify the key infrastructure elements that enable effective deployment.

application period closed