More and more European entrepreneurs are choosing New York City to establish their tech startups: compared to Silicon Valley, it’s more convenient because it’s closer; and it’s more diverse, from all point of view. Collaboration among different ideas, backgrounds, disciplines, and businesses is crucial for the success of a startup community, and NYC is a perfect environment that fosters this kind of collaboration.
Recently, the European consulates have started a series of events – “European Tech Nights”- to create a network among European startups and to help them connect with the NYC scene. The third one will be on April 26th, at the Consulate General of Italy in New York, Park Avenue 690.
This Tech Night will focus on Life Sciences. After welcoming remarks by Consul General of Italy, Francesco Genuardi, Bristol Meyers-Squibb CEO Giovanni Caforio will talk about the NYC startup ecosystem from the perspective of corporate innovation.
Fernando Gómez-Baquero – Director of Runway and Spinouts, Jacobs Technion Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech – will talk about the role of NY academia/ research institutions in the startup world.