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New York Named Most Innovative City

As 2019 comes to a close, New York has one more thing to be proud of: making #1 on the list of the world’s most innovative cities. Last year’s winner, Tokyo, got bumped down to number two. Three other U.S. cities also made the top 10, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. This was the first time since 2007 that Chicago made the list, due to the growing number of start-ups and top-ranked universities planting roots…


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New York Welcomes Start-Up Nation’s Best

New York’s growing tech force has led many Israeli high tech companies to open headquarters in the Big Apple. A report by the New York-Israel Business Alliance, an outfit promoting economic prospects between New York state and Israel, showed that Israeli-founded companies make a significant impact on the state economy: $18.6 billion in revenue in 2018. The study also found that between 2014 and 2016, Israeli start-ups secured $3.5 billion in venture capital funding. Just…


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New York Businesses Selected as Finalists in Grow-NY Food Business Competition

Seven New York businesses were among eighteen companies selected to take part in the first round of the state-funded Grow-NY food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge. The finalists were chosen from nearly 200 startups that had submitted applications to the contest, which seeks outstanding ideas for new food, beverage or agriculture businesses. An additional two rounds of competition will ultimately select seven winners who will be awarded a total of $3 million, paid in stages based…