There are many cultural differences between New York and Silicon Valley (each place has their own pros and cons), and after reading Chris Dixon‘s thoughts – NYC needs enough tech critical mass that the next Mark Zuckerberg seriously considers relocating to NYC – is easy to understand why the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) originally launched a program last year called “World to NYC” as a way to ‘help global entrepreneurs and businesses leverage New York City’s resources and economic opportunities‘.
However, ‘LatAm to NYC‘ program was naturally born after Patricia Bayley’s (Project Manager at NYCEDC) request to Alex Torrenegra (in promoting the program within his networks in Latin America) when they discovered that half of the entrepreneurs that attended to ‘World to NYC’ came from LatAm.
LatAm to NYC Summary
- LatAm to NYC is a 3-day program specifically tailored to assist Latin American tech firms expand their businesses to New York City
- This year’s program will take place August 6th-8th
- All program events will be conducted in English
- Admission is FREE
Who can apply?
The application is open to all interested LatAm tech entrepreneurs, but invited attendees will be based on strength of their applications.
How do I apply?
Applications must be received by Monday, June 11th 2012.
(see a current list of NY based startups)
Some people even call Brooklyn an early-stage Palo Alto in the making.