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Mayor Bloomberg dedicates NYU-Poly incubator facilities in Manhattan, welcomes resident entrepreneurs

NYU-Poly President Hultin, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Lieber, and  Mayor BloombergNYU-Poly President Hultin, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Lieber, and Mayor Bloomberg

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally opened the business incubator at 160 Varick St. in Manhattan operated by our supporting member the NYU-Poly incubator program. The mayor also took questions from some of the 27 entrepreneurial companies being served by the incubator program, as well as from the press corps.

Mayor Bloomberg at 160 Varick St.Mayor Bloomberg at 160 Varick St.

This site is currently shared by the core incubator program serving IT, media and financial-services companies, and a separate NYC Accelerator for Clean and Renewable Energy funded by NYSERDA. The New York City Economic Development Corporation made the original connection between NYU-Poly and landlord Trinity Real Estate, and provided $100,000 for startup and fit-out expenses.

The mayor noted that the NYCEDC currently has an RFP open for as many as four additional facilities citywide, with participation by several additional commercial landlords, and backed by $800,000 in additional startup funding from the City. The association expects some of its members to participate in this competition.

The mayor's press release and official video are here.

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