Gigabit Harlem – working with broadband providers to ensure the infrastructure in Harlem is state of the art and can support gigabit speed broadband – “results to date” – over 10 locations are now utilizing the fiber infrastructure to provide ultraspeed options to business and resident occupants. We are ensuring that Harlem as a model for other urban centers is platformed on the high speed broadband internet
Meetups – our monthly meetups and quarterly tech talks with congressman rangel has resulted in galvanizing the community. There is an identified tech community in harlem that has now joined Silicon Harlem to transform Harlem into a tech and innovation hub. “results to date” – 8 new business collaborations have been formed through these events. Our annual conference is an opportunity to have tech experts, government officials and the private sector come together and forward the idea of transforming Harlem into a tech and innovation hub.
Education – created the Apps Youth Leadership Academy to teach high school students about entrepreneurialism, mobile app development and stem related skills in technology “results to date” – 20 students have completed the program – our Silicon Harlem Adult education series is focused on specific stem oriented skills. Coordinate with private partners to train career changing individuals ie. athletes, performance artist, etc. to become job ready through learning and interning.
Innovation Center and Jobs
Our main project is to open an innovation center in Harlem. The Silicon Harlem Innovation Center will focus on civic engagement, entertainment and the internet of things opportunities. This will also serve as an attraction to other tech companies to locate in Harlem. This is the key to transforming Harlem and ensuring the community is fully engaged in creating an Uptown Innovation Economy. Supporting the growth of the technology startup and social venture sector as a part of advancing economic and social development in Upper Manhattan. What we know is that for every tech job, five other ancillary jobs are created in the service sector.
Advancing Technology’s role in the transformation and sustainability of Harlem as a Technology and Innovation Hub.
Our mission is to provide leadership in sustainable, technology led, economic development for emerging urban communities.
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