Woman-Owned Venture Capital Firms And Accelerator Selected As WE Venture Consortium Partners

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation  (NYCEDC) today announced partners of WE Venture. Continue Reading →

Mothercoders, Women.NYC And Google To Train Women From Harlem To Hollis

Today Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, MotherCoders Founder and CEO Tina Lee, and Google announced a partnership to bring the MotherCoders tech training program to New York City, as part of the City’s Women.nyc initiative. Continue Reading →

Deputy Mayor Glen Announces Program To Increase Funding For Women Entrepreneurs

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) in an effort to address the disparities related to raising capital experienced by women entrepreneurs, especially in the tech industry. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Adminisration Outlines NYCHA Heating Projects Awaiting State’s New $250M Commitment

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen (pictured) today issued a letter to New York State Budget Director Robert Mujicia urging the Governor to release the $250 million dedicated in the State’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

NYC Financed Record Number Of Affordable Homes In 2017, And A Pot Tax Could Fund The Future

As we look at the future of affordable housing from Harlem to Hollis, we may consider the Forbes projected $240 million and $1.4 billion of medical marijuana tax dollars per year to pay some of the cost of the housing (these numbers do not include legalized recreational marijuana taxes). Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Kiva Announce Crowdfunding Program To Help Women Entrepreneurs

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Kiva.org today launched WE Fund: Crowd, a first-of-its-kind City-led crowdfunding program to help women entrepreneurs access affordable capital and start businesses in New York City. Continue Reading →