“The Silicon Harlem community is smart, engaged, and devoted to ensuring that everyone in New York has access to the kind of broadband connections they need to participate in modern civic and commercial life. That’s why it was such a treat to join the Silicon Harlem Broadband Matters conference and talk about how we can work together to close the Homework Gap and ensure that all students have a fair shot at digital age success.”
Jessica RosenworcelFCC Commissioner
” Touched Moved and Inspired”
Dori GurwitzVice President New Business | LISNR
“My experiences with Silicon Harlem regarding technology innovation and solutions, next generation wireless and wireline deployments, digital stewardship and meaningful discussion surrounding closing the digital divide has been exemplary. Please continue your efforts in Harlem and City wide as we at DoITT support Leaders in the Community such as and look forward to our next Broadband dialogue. This year’s “Why Broadband Matters” conference was both dynamic and relevant to not only NYC but cities across the U.S.”
Alphonso JenkinsDeputy Commissioner for Telecommunications Planning New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications
“Silicon Harlem brought together innovators, investors, community leaders and broadband advocates for a lively, informative and extremely useful discussion on improving infrastructure and bridging the digital divide in Harlem and across New York City. I am grateful for the opportunity to participate and for LinkNYC to be a part of the solution that will propel communities into the information age.
Jen HensleyGeneral Manager, Link
Thank you for a WONDERFUL event on Friday. I attend many conferences, and this was head and shoulders above the norm. I was impressed not just by the caliber of the speakers, but by the stellar attendees. Everyone I met was impressive and high energy — what an engaging day!
Katryn BoweCo-Founder & Head of Impact
Thank you for allowing me and Boys & Girls Harbor to participate in the tech conference. It was so inspiring to be among forward thinking individuals, where ideas to advance the community via technology were plentiful. It was awesome to also see high level decision-makers involved to ensure that we move from theory to practice and ideas into action. Outstanding event!
Thomas HowardExecutive Director Boys & Girls Harbor
Silicon Harlem 2016 #broadbandmatters was a great event. The content of each panel was exceptionally curated to provide valuable insights and foster the kind of thinking that businesses need to consider when it comes to technology and communications systems. As an entrepreneur on the panel How Broadband impacts Media, I was not only excited for the exposure to such knowledgable thought-leaders but also and more importantly to have a voice in a very relevant topic. A seat at the table is always the best POV.
Kobi WuFounder & CEO VisuWall
We walked into the Silicon Harlem Conference thinking of ourselves as a business strategy app. We left transformed with the knowledge that we are a business growth experience. What we learned from the best minds in media, tech, advertising, communications and finance was the power of the experience economy and the necessity of building an ecosystem around our ideas and creations. Our Silicon Harlem experience was transformational and energized us to build for the future. We got a better understanding of what this future looks like because of the visionary mindset of Clayton Banks and Bruce Lincoln. Their commitment to expanding access to broadband and the creation of a diverse incubation engine in one of the most creative, trendsetting places on the planet – Harlem, NYC, is remarkable and beneficial to the entire innovation community. Thank you for bringing us together and adding so many insights to our Playbook. We look forward to next year.
Nicole G. Valentine, Esq.President & Chief Strategy Officer Synergy Business Development, Inc. & Founder Winly App
“I speak at many events each year and because of my schedule I rarely stay very long or to sit in on multiple panels beyond my own, or my keynote. However, the Silicon Harlem event was so compelling that I felt I couldn’t leave. I didn’t want to. I stayed the entire day and was blown away by the quality of the panels and speakers.”
Louis A. ZacharillaCo-Founder Intelligent Community Forum
“Silicon Harlem brought together an all-star group of creators and thinkers to talk about technology and policy issues that are important to New Yorkers and beyond. Based on the turn out, it’s clear that Silicon Harlem’s community is eager to learn about and to discuss technology access. I’m looking forward to joining again next year.”
Maxwell ZorickGeneral Assembly
“Clayton and Bruce have put arms around, and given voice to, the important tech community uptown in and around Harlem. Silicon Harlem is here to stay and getting stronger every day. Our broader NYC tech community is lucky to have them.”
Dawn Barber co-founder, NY Creative Tech Week
“Silicon Harlem is doing exactly what is needed to usher in the next generation of tech talent and opportunities in New York. Their commitment to inclusion and diversity leads by example and our company has benefited from it directly!”
Trevor WilkinsCo-Founder, Co-CEO Küdzoo Mobile App.
“It was an honor to participate in Silicon Harlem’s Broadband Matters. It is refreshing to speak on topics such as Limitless Learning. The combination of knowledgable experts of various industries and an engaged audience made for such an inspiring day. Silicon Harlem is leading the way in community growth by its inclusive approach to technology and market trends.”