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October 13, 2017

Pitch at Silicon Harlem & Zahn Center’s Oct 27 Hardware Pitch Night and win up to $10,000 in prototyping credits!

Zahn Innovation Center and Silicon Harlem are teaming up to present Hardware Pitch Night on Friday, October 27. Hardware and advanced manufacturing startups and entrepreneurs will have the chance to win up to $10,000 in prototyping credits at Zahn’s state-of-the-art facility at City College of New York. To apply for a spot at Hardware Pitch Night, fill out this form by Sunday, October 22. Startups will be notified by Monday, October 23, and the Hardware Pitch Night takes place at 4:30pm at Silicon Harlem’s Next Generation Tech Conference taking place at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave, NY NY 10035.

Hardware Pitch Night is part of the Futureworks Shops program that networks nine production spaces together across New York City in order to increase access to workspace and prototyping equipment. Other Shops include A/D/O in Greenpoint, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Bed-Stuy, Bronx Innovation Factory in Fordham Heights, Collab in Hudson Square, Craftsman Ave in Gowanus, NEW INC in Nolita, NYDesigns in Long Island City and Voodoo Manufacturing in Bushwick.

Zahn Innovation Center bridges the gap between the theory of the classroom and the reality of the business world. The Zahn Center has blossomed into an incubator of nearly 40 startups each year sourced from all across the tri state-area and CUNY system. Located on the City College of New York campus in the Grove School of Engineering, Zahn specializes in the production and design of high-quality, low-cost rapid prototypes of hardware, electronics and software. Companies who’ve created products at Zahn include Keen Home, StrongArm Technologies, Shade and Infinite Corridor Technology.

Silicon Harlem is a social venture that has been designed to transform Harlem into a technology and innovation hub. This includes establishing coworking spaces, gigabit infrastructure, securing investment capital, and hosting monthly meetups. As part of NYCEDC’s RISE:NYC, Silicon Harlem is highly engaged in the roll out of the resilient wifi network in East Harlem, in partnership with the New America Foundation. The Next Generation Tech Conference explores how Upper Manhattan could serve as a model for future smart city corridors. More than 250 leaders in the private and public sectors will convene at Hunter College including CTO of NYC, Miguel Gamiño; CEO of Uncharted Play, Jessica O. Matthews; Borough President Gale Brewer; the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders that have embraced the 2017 theme “Community Forward.”

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