How did the New York startup scene reach its booming status today? Accident or engineered? Government or Private sector help? New York has finally reached a competitive level in the eyes of the tech sector. It’s now okay to fail here and that’s a good thing.
The Hacking NYC panel discussion put together an impressive cast of influencers. With Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur bringing perspective from the Silicon Valley environment; Maria Gotsch President and CEO at the Partnership Fund for New York City; Maria Torres-Springer leading public sector NYC economic growth at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC); and Orin Herskowitz, the moderator, hailing from the Columbia Tech transfer office, the debate ensued.