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 »
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.
In public education, require that students be taught how to use electronic tools to create instead of just consume.
An online startup competition that pairs users into teams of four - biz dev, programming, marketing, and designer. Those who are in the competition must meet weekly deadlines to create their virtual business. Last phase would be an obvious demo day of all the startups; a networking event to remember. After the competition, users (teamed up locally) can go on to build their startups if they choose. So, build a business,... more »