At this week’s Money 20/20 conference, Mastercard announced a partnership with Kasisto to create a Mastercard bot for banks.
Kasisto is a graduate of the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab and a Partnership Fund portfolio company.
The bot, Mastercard Kai, will use Kasisto’s Kai Banking on Messaging technology allowing customers a human-like conversation with their bank.
Learn more about the bot, currently in pilot phase, on the Kasisto website.
Program helps leading financial technology entrepreneurs accelerate product and business development, and solidifies New York City’s position as the nation’s fintech capital
Applications are now being accepted for New York’s seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives. Applications are available at www.fintechinnovationlab.com and are due by December 1, 2016. An information session will be held for applicants on November 7. Read More →
Annual Program Selects 23 Senior Executives Committed to Corporate Civic Engagement
NEW YORK, NY, October 14, 2016 – The Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization, today announced the newest class of David Rockefeller Fellows, a group of twenty-three senior executives selected to participate in a year-long business and civic leadership program.
The 2016-2017 class of Fellows represents a cross-section of industries, including financial services, law, technology, retail and media. During the year, Fellows will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how New York City is run from top leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Since its inception in 1989, 362 individuals have participated in the program. Read More →
“Governor Cuomo is accelerating our major transportation projects and leveraging public partnerships to ensure that these projects are of the highest quality and that they’re delivered on time. Today’s announcement is great news for all New Yorkers, especially for the employers and commuters who will directly benefit from the new Penn-Farley Complex.”
Nina Tandon, CEO of EpiBone appeared on CNBC last week, discussing the company’s technology allowing patients to grow new bones in a lab to help heal from injury, illness or surgery.
The Partnership Fund invested in EpiBone through our BioAccelerate funding program—which provides early stage funding to NYC-based biotech companies spun out of local academic institutions. Located in Brooklyn, at the SUNY Downstate incubator and spun out of Columbia University, EpiBone is engineering stem cells into anatomically precise and patient-specific implants for skeletal reconstruction.
On Wednesday 21st September Michael Simas, Executive Vice President of the Partnership for New York City, testified to the New York City Council Committee on Education on Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs. Below is a summary of his comments to the committee and the recording of the full session can be found here (Partnership comments start at 1:27).
Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, has been inducted into Crain’s 2016 Hall of Fame, an award bestowed on business leaders who have positively impacted the city through their work and civic and philanthropic activities.
Wylde has been honored alongside an esteemed group of business leaders including Ken Langone, Invemed Associates; Geoffrey Canada, Harlem’s Children Zone; Stephen Berger, Odyssey Investment Partners; and Bruce Ratner, Forest City Ratner Cos.
The inductees were featured in this week’s Crain’s New York Business, and discussed their careers, successes and legacies.
Commenting on her success Wylde said, “I’ve always seen that as a unique opportunity—using my experience to build bridges with the leadership of the business community and the city government.”
The full article is available on Crain’s.
New York, NY – Six digital health companies have been selected for this year’s New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a four-month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City (Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). The 2016 NYDHA Class includes BMIQ, Diameter Health, eCaring, Healthify, Somatix, and Spring.
The NYDHA supports growth-stage digital health companies in developing their products and technology. The companies were nominated and then selected to be part of the 2016 Class through a rigorous process by top industry healthcare providers and payers. Industry involvement is a distinguishing feature of the NYDHA. The 2016 Class will receive valuable feedback from senior-level executives at New York’s leading healthcare organizations, enabling them to receive end user feedback and improve their technology at a critical moment in their development.
American Prison Data Systems (APDS) has been selected by the Berkeley Haas School of Business at The University of California Berkeley; the Haas Center for Responsible Business; and B-Labs as one of “2016’s Best Businesses for the World.”
APDS, a Fund investment, provides a secure, data-driven education solutions for the U.S. corrections market to improve re-entry outcomes for inmates and has been honored in the customer impact category.
Here is a video explaining their work and impact in more detail.
Bounce Exchange, a portfolio company of NYCSeed, the Partnership Fund’s seed affiliate, has been named fastest growing software company by Inc. 5000.
The platform provides behavioral software automation and analytics to better engage users of clients’ websites, helping to turn consumers into customers.
Read the full Inc. 5000 article here.