If there’s a significant week-long event occurring in New York City, you can bet that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make a showing at some point. So it was no surprise when I got a call last night about a mysterious Bloomberg press conference scheduled for this morning at Internet Week New York.
At the event’s swanky SoHo headquarters, Bloomberg will announce a new online map — the Made in New York Digital Map — that makes it easy to find the city’s tech startups and job opportunities. Given that new NYC startups and incubators are seemingly popping up every day, the map will be a useful way to make sense of everything tech going on in the city. And it looks to be a killer tool for landing a startup gig.
From the map’s site: “The Made in NY Digital Map is a visual testament to the vibrant state of New York’s digital industry – showing a powerful constellation of over 500 homegrown startups, investors and coworking spaces across the five boroughs. Browse by neighborhood, review job postings, or add your own startup to the digital landscape – the Made in NY Map is a living resource that reflects New York City’s dynamic innovation ecosystem.”
The Made in New York map was created by Internet Week New York, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Rachel Sterne, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer, credits Commissioner Katherine Oliver with coming up for the original map idea.