Startups & Tech 12-2009 Hearing Materials

The New York City Council Committee on Technology in Government and the Committee on Economic Development held an public hearing  on Wednesday, December 16, 2009  at the Council Chambers of City Hall in New York City.  Co-Chairs Gale A. Brewer and Thomas White  and joint committees reviewed ways to foster small business growth and boost New York City’s image as technology and digital media leader.  We reviewed the dynamics behind successful firms as well as what options are available to the City in aiding these important businesses in their struggle to remain competitive and viable in a global environment.

The hearing was live webcasted and tweeted.


Watch live streaming video from nycctechcomm at  Look for “Hearing from NYC Tech Startups – I” and “Hearing from NYC Tech Startups – II”.

Via Youtube [will be available shortly]

Audio of the hearing [thanks to Lou Klepner {Gateway to Gov} and Joly MacFie {ISOC}]
(Right click and “Save As…” to download the audio)



(by panel)

Kristy Sundjaja, Vice President for Media, Green, and Emerging Technology, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Jalak Jobanputra, Senior Vice President, New York City Investment Fund

Nate Westheimer, NY Tech Meetup

Eva Cramer, PhD, Vice President for Biotechnology and Scientific Affairs, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Dr. Andre Fenton, Academc Neuroscientist and Biomedical Engineer, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ray Garcia, NYC Tech Entrepreneur and Executive Advisor, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Baruch SBDC
Monica Dean, Administrative Director Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College [Joint Testimony]

Charlie O’Donnell
[Written testimony not submitted]

Paul Ellis, Board Member, New York Technology Council

Hermann Mazard, CEO, HomeShop Technologies, Inc / Poly-NYU

Colleen Gibney, ITAC

Maziar  Dalaeli, Partner, IPP Solar

Jerri Chou, AllDayBuffet
[Written testimony not submitted]

Steve Masur, MasurLaw

Heather Miles, MasurLaw
[Written testimony not submitted]

James Gillis, MasurLaw

Richard Stanton, CEO, Bintro

Tejpaul Bhatia, CEO, MediaMerx

Amos Winbush III, Founder & CEO, Cybersynchs

Michael Brown, President, Life Cycle Solutions
[Written testimony not submitted]

Bruce Niswander, Director, Brooklyn Enterprise on Science & Technology and Technology Transfer
[Written testimony not submitted]

Jonathan LaBarre, President, Roanwell Corporation
[Written testimony not submitted]

Alan Mitchell, President, Armark & Associates / MITEC-NYC

Darren  Conte, CEO, Siftsort
[Written testimony not submitted]

Michael Smolens,  Founder & CEO, dotSUB, LLC

Bruce Stark
[Written testimony not submitted]

Paul Garrin, NamedotSpace
[Written testimony not submitted]

Hannah Kopelman, ISOC-NY
[Written testimony not submitted]

Tom Lowenhaupt, dotNYC

Avi Karnani, Lead Strategist and Co-Founder,
[Written testimony not submitted]

Gary Whitehill, Founder, New York Entrepreneur Week

FOR THE RECORD : (these participants submitted their testimonies for the record, but did not speak)

Kathleen Bardolf, on behalf of the Levin Institute (sponsored by NYC EDC)

Andrew Chepaitis, ELIA Life Technology

Bruce Bernstein, New York Technology Council

Andrew Feigenson, Digital Dawn

Prof. Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School

Dione Diegane, Dione Systems

We will keep you updated through our Twitter, blog, and email.

Vice President for Media, Green, and Emerging Technology NYC Economic Development Corporation
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