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Tech Policy Goal 1

Make New York City the most wired city on earth by providing every New Yorker and every New York business, regardless of location, access to the fastest broadband networks at the lowest cost.

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Tech Policy Goal 2

Reinvent the education system to allow every child, young adult, and all New Yorkers to develop the skills necessary to thrive in a 21st century economy and world.

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Tech Policy Goal 5

Make New York City’s system for civic participation the most open, transparent, accountable, participatory, and innovative in the world.

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Tech Policy Goal 3

Make New York City the clear choice for entrepreneurs, software engineers, and other technically skilled professionals to start a business and build a career by making it easy to find partners, financing, office space and housing, employees, and access to markets.

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Tech Policy Goal 7

Support public policies that would ensure that technology and the opportunities available to the tech community can reach all New York’s citizens, and help solve issues related to healthcare, human rights and justice, gender equality, transportation, the environment, and other issues of fundamental importance to all New Yorkers.

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Tech Policy Goal 6

Make New York City the most citizen-connected community on earth, where its people connect with each other to unleash a powerful new 21st century economy: selling to each other, renting to each other, funding each other, sharing with each other, coworking with each other, meeting up with each other, and hiring each other.

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Make all realtime public data accessible via API

Local law 11 requires that every city agency provide their data in a machine readable format on the web so activists and entrepreneur can leverage it and create new applications. However, section 23-502 c. only says such data should be updated "as often as is necessary to preserve the integrity of usefulness of the data". Replacing section 23-502 . with "within 24 hours of availability to the agency would greatly enhance ...more »

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Tech Policy Goal 4

Support the appointment of a Deputy Mayor for Technology Innovation with an appropriate budget charged with the responsibility of reinventing New York City government with a 21st century framework.

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Light the Torch: Advocate for Immigrant Opportunities

New York has always been the port choice for immigrants to legally begin their path to US entrepreneurship and citizenship. NYC's leadership must ensure that the US welcomes all potential immigrants from around the world who want to come here to get educated, work, and then employ and educate others (background checks permitting, of course). We need their hunger and inventiveness, as their appreciation for our values ...more »

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Public buildings, public wifi

Establish public wifi hotspot for every public building in the city. Wherever there is a public area, a publicly available hotspot should be available.

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Subsidized spaces

The city is sitting on some unused real estate in each borough. Leverage those spaces by creating empowerment zones, where new startups can launch without having a rent to cover.

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Healthcare for entrepreneurs

Work to ensure the access and understanding of health insurance programs for entrepreneurs and startups. Help reduce one of the last barriers to people starting their own companies -- the fear or not being able to find affordable coverage for themselves and their employees. PM me if you want to see this become more of a reality.

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