Harlem may not be the first location that comes to mind when mapping out the geographical hot spots for technology start-ups, but a recently launched incubator is trying to put the New York City neighborhood on the map.
IncubateNYC, which was founded by Marcus Mayo and Brian Shields, two entrepreneurs with backgrounds in banking, consulting and private equity, aims to help start-ups at all stages of development grow their ideas and businesses by leveraging Harlem’s resources.
“The first step is getting a conversation going and letting people who are interested in launching start-ups know that Harlem is a great place to do it,” said Shields.
Mayo points to the availability of real estate and a reputation as one of the most culturally recognizable neighborhoods in New York City as just a few attributes that make the historic area a logical destination for start-ups.
"Entrepreneurs are excited about leveraging the history that Harlem has and continuing to build on top of it," Mayo said.
Mayo and Shields said they noticed that the recent influx of technology companies into New York City has largely been limited to a few neighborhoods.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page