The city’s Economic Development Corporation released a study today that attempts to measure for the first time the amount of innovation going on in New York. That’s an ephemeral concept to try and pin down with hard numbers.
True, there are some big names in the local tech community attached to the report: John Borthwick, Esther Read More
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Mayor Mike is ready to heavily subsidize a university to build an applied sciences outpost in New York, and it’s looking like it could be Stanford. Eighteen schools submitted proposals by the March 15 deadline, but the mayor’s office keeps shouting out the Palo Alto institution in speeches and press releases. And if the goal is to encourage tech entrepreneurship, what school could be better?
“The initial response we’ve gotten from universities has been very encouraging. We’re particularly pleased that Stanford–which has a top-flight engineering school–is considering the idea,” he said in prepared remarks two weeks ago at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.