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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Announces Startup Platform – Digital.NYC

Today, Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced the launch of Digital.NYC and the exciting public/private partnership between New York City, IBM and the venture capital firm, Gust.

The NYC tech community is vibrant and growing and currently is responsible for about 541,000 jobs, $50.6 billion in annual compensation, and $124.7 billion in annual output. Digital.NYC aims to further strengthen this emerging community with a comprehensive, centralized, online community platform designed to connect an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, large companies and government, while additionally providing up-to-the-minute events, jobs, news and more.
Announcing Digital NYC

And we’re very excited that the new platform is being launched on IBM Bluemix.

Bluemix was first introduced earlier this year to help start-ups and enterprise clients rapidly test and deploy new apps, cut cost and spend more of their time and energy shipping high quality code that differentiates their business.

In the bigger scheme of things, by lowering the cost of entry and providing organizations with the ability to easily scale with the success and demand, cloud continues to play a key role in helping to grow the global tech start-up community. In fact, IBM has helped over 500 startups, like Measurence and 8 Path Solutions, grow and scale their businesses on cloud technologies, and will continue to work with start-ups through efforts like the Bluemix Garage.

While no longer a small start-up, IBM also began in New York before expanding globally and we are very excited to partner with the city to help build up the ecosystem, infrastructure, and support that is available to new and growing businesses.

Here are the top 4 new resources that NYC entrepreneurs will be able to access:

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an investor, an NYC resident or interested in doing business with NYC startups Digital.NYC has a little something for everyone and for anyone interested in Bluemix or Cloud Foundry (the open source project on which its based) we look forward to seeing you at our next Cloud Foundry meetup.

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