AYLA Graduation 2017: AYLA Arcade

The Apps Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA) is the flagship STEM incubator program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute & Silicon Harlem. The AYLA for the summer of 2017 focused in on Game Development.  The purpose of the program is to provide students with an intensive experience in how to start a tech company based upon […]

Silicon Harlem and the Vision of Clayton Banks

From Wax Digital Magazine by Melina Gills Could the new Palo Alto be steps from the Apollo? Since the turn of the 20th century, Harlem has been a mecca for innovations in music, literature, and fashion, not to mention social and political activism; it now looks to add digital technology to the list of fields […]

Harlem Week Hack-A-Thon on the Intrepid

On August 1st, 2017, we were excited to host our Harlem Week Hack-A-Thon alongside the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce on the Intrepid Museum of Sea, Space, and Air. We had over 100 kids participate and make the fantastic app and tech ideas you can see below. Many thanks to Gale Brewer, The Manhattan Borough President and Susan […]

Visions of a Tech Economy by Ameila Spittal

Ameila Spittal of City Limits came and visited our offices to write this great piece on us. Check it out. “ Harlem is known for its rich culture, music and diversity. Now, certain organizations and entrepreneurs are trying to make it known for something else: technology. Through education initiatives, the creation of tech centers, and community […]

Brooklyn Gamery’s Game Dev’s of Color Expo 2017

We were so glad to be a part of Brooklyn Gamery’s GDoC Expo this year as a community partner helping it happen right here in Harlem at the Schomburg.  As an event targeted to our community there was no better place for it. Even being an event with flexible pricing based on income to allow […]

Harlem 2 Haarlem International Pitchfest 2017

We were elated to host Harlem 2 Harlem again this year. 3 startups from Harlem, New York and 3 startups chosen by us in Harlem, New York and 3 startups chosen by HaarlemValley in Haarlem, Netherlands competed in an international pitchfest. We had some amazing companies pitch The Startups  Duro UAS (NY) – a eco-drone manufacturer with the […]

Code Black @ Viacom

  A post shared by Clayton Banks (@siliconharlem) on May 3, 2017 at 8:19pm PDT On May 3rd, 2017 We were glad to have our CEO, Clayton Banks, on the panel at The BEAT of Viacom’s Code Black event. He joined 5 other panelists to discuss the future of Tech, their personal stories,  and how one can […]

A Future for East Harlem

On April 13th, 2017 we had an event dedicated to discussing the Future of East Harlem. There were refreshments, networking, a sock giveaway and a great panel.

Some of the Panelist were