Posts tagged NY
It's time to address the standards, risks and norms of investing for impact

While there are some challenges that both investors and businesses face in creating a net positive impact, there are still ways in which we can ensure that investments are positively impacting society.

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Shaping the Future of Impact Investing

From AI to blockchain, what separates the hype from the real opportunities in the new age of investing technology? Join editors from The Economist  and leaders from Venture Smarter, the world's premier financial institutions, wealthiest families, largest companies, most innovative startups and most influential foundations for the third annual Investing for Impact event.

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Key industry events to attend in February

Join Venture Smarter and our partners at one or more of these events to connect with industry insiders, practitioners, solution partners, and project planners working to build better places to live, work, and visit. 

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Why NYC is investing millions in 5 cybersecurity programs - TechRepublic

New York City aims to become the mecca of cybersecurity innovation through Cyber NYC, a $30 million investment initiative focused on five key technology programs, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Tuesday.

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Explore active blue-tech projects and opportunities at SRC18

Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.

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5 things you didn't know about Israel's smart city efforts

The Israeli people are using their most plentiful natural resource, their brain power, to fuel advancements in multiple disciplines to ensure a brighter tomorrow for future generations in their own country and for the benefit of all people spanning the globe.

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NYC Smart Stormwater Management — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.

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Snapshots of "Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City"

Achieving zero waste in a community or business requires a group effort. From government leaders, business operators and landlords to architects, designers and residents, participation from all parties is needed in order for waste reduction goals to be set and achieved.

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Cybersecurity is Critical to Unleash the Promise of Autonomous Vehicles

The potential of autonomous vehicles could generate a fundamental shift in our society. Market predictions suggest that by 2025 autonomous vehicles market could be worth $6 billion and a reported estimate of $80 billion has been invested in the entire space during the last 3 years.

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Oneida County, NY seeking a System-Wide Analysis for Transit Based Transportation Connections (SWA for TBTC)

The intent of the SWA for TBTC is through system-wide analysis to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life, by identifying, developing, and strengthening transit opportunities’ and resources in rural and urban Oneida County. 

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Venture Smarter brings together NYC Leaders to Bolster Resilience Efforts in the City

The discussion, led by Venture Smarter, focused on improving resilience through the intersection of technology, government, investment, infrastructure and security.

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Stanford Alumni in New York Start Dialogue About the Future of Cities | Propmodo

Although the Stanford community is most famously associated with business leaders working on tech-driven entrepreneurial endeavors, this event was tailored for Stanford alumni working in finance, government, and other industries who hold influence in swaying the conversation of what should be the future of cities.

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Buffalo Niagara Smart Region — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Buffalo Niagara region is writing a new story — a story about how a "rust belt" region is retooling itself in the 21st century to meet the real challenge of how to live more sustainably in an era of economic and demographic change and environmental uncertainty.

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CNY Community Revitalization — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Syracuse Lakefront and Inner Harbor District affords the Central New York community (Syracuse and five neighboring small communities) a unique opportunity to apply smart technology resources as the basis for helping to attract investment capital to establish one of the most economically vibrant, environmental friendly, energy-efficient, and talent rich campuses in the world.

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Snapshot: DHS Accelerates Data Solutions to Uncover Biothreats | Homeland Security

Biothreats are hard to immediately identify, but with new technologies and data sources, such as the wealth of open data generated by “smarter” cities, emergency managers may be able to detect and respond to an emerging problem more quickly.

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Resilient NYC: Meet the speakers!

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 3pm, Venture Smarter’s 'Resilient NYC' summit will bring together leaders from across New York City - including all levels of government, the business community, nonprofits, neighborhood groups, academic and research institutions - to deep dive prioritizing resilience into planning government systems and infrastructure.

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Resilient NYC: Impact and Infrastructure (Attend on June 26th, 2018, New York City)

During the event, Phase One details about the 2018 Smart Regions Conference will be revealed, and the project response teams for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge from NYC will be highlighted.

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New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives

NEW YORK - Kicking off CoinDesk’s annual flagship Consensus conference as the opening keynote, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett today announced plans to plant a flag in New York City’s growing blockchain industry. In the coming months, the City will launch two initial efforts to build a foundation around the technology and position New York City as an accessible center for blockchain innovation.

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Women in Tech 2018 - with Host Chairman & Assemblyman Vanel - Jamaica, NY (3/24)