Clothes Horse, Nineteenth Amendment, Perch Interactive, StyleSage, Stylinity, Stylit, Suddenlee, and Trendalytics Debut at Inaugural New York Program for Fashion Technology Entrepreneurs
NEW YORK; July 24, 2014 – Innovative data analytics, digital fit, interactive display, and omnichannel technologies were among the products pitched today at the first New York Fashion Tech Lab (“NYFT Lab”) Demo Day. The Lab is a 12-week mentoring program created by venture catalyst Springboard Enterprises and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the the city’s leading business organization.
“This third straight upgrade, combined with a fourth straight on-time budget, shows that New York is on a new, better fiscal path. The Governor and the Legislature have taken the tough but necessary actions to put the state budget on sound fiscal footing and this upgrade is another demonstration of the fact that our state government’s finances are in their strongest position in recent history.”
Members of the Partnership for New York City Call TRIA “a 21st Century Tool that Protects American Jobs and Allows Investments to Continue”
New York City, July 22, 2014 – Today, in a letter sent to Representatives John Boehner (R-OH), Speaker of the House; Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Majority Whip; and Steve Scalise (R-LA), Majority Whip-Elect, 117 leaders of some of the nation’s largest employers called on the House Republican leadership to promptly pass reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). TRIA was created in 2002 following the 9/11 attacks in order to provide a federal backstop for insurance coverage in the event of catastrophic losses from terrorist attacks. Business leaders are concerned that if no action is taken by Congress, the program will end this year and terrorism insurance will again become unavailable. This would pose a particular problem for New York City, the nation’s #1 terrorist target.
Accelerator Gives Capital Boost and High-Profile Mentoring to Health IT Startups
New York, NY: New York is at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of health information technology, thanks to a public-private partnership sponsored by the State of New York, the nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City, the investment arm of the city’s leading business organization. Today, this partnership announced the list of seven healthcare startups selected to participate in their 2014 New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA). Read More →
“Terrorism is a reality, particularly in places like New York and TRIA is one of the 21st Century tools we rely on to protect jobs and the economy,” said Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of the Partnership for New York City. “Senator Schumer and Members of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee have crafted a bill that allows insurers, employers, and property owners to manage the terrorism risk. The House should follow the Senate’s lead and pass a bill that maintains the current structure of this essential program without delay.”
“Today’s passage of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by the House of Representatives reforms a rigid and outdated workforce development system and sets the stage for employers to play a more active and effective role in preparing New Yorkers for the jobs of the future,” said Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization. “We commend the bipartisan collaboration that produced this legislation.”
“A work stoppage on the Long Island Rail Road would be devastating to the Long Island and New York City economies, impeding hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and curtailing many businesses from operating normally. The Long Island and New York City economies are inextricably linked and one of the key ways our regions are connected is through the nation’s largest commuter railroad that must continue to operate. Accordingly, we urge the MTA and the LIRR union leadership to negotiate a resolution to their dispute and not harm our regional economy with a strike.”