Now in the midst of our application season, we get a lot of questions about our unique model, and why we do things the way we do. We often answer these questions by explaining our mission which has guided GCT since its inception. It recently occurred to us we should be more public about our mission, so we have posted it on our website and wanted to distribute it to you all here. Should you have any feedback or thoughts, we’d love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org; @gctech).
Grand Central Tech is guided by a two-part mission.
First, to create a single point of density of the best technologists and entrepreneurs in NY by leveraging all of the ecosystem’s key advantages in their favor. In particular, it is our goal to not only accelerate them by removing headaches that otherwise encumber a startup (including space, legal, accounting, etc), but to provide them with the competitive advantages of access to customers, mentors, talent and investors. Drawing in the scale of resources from our corporate partners is a key component of driving these advantages. Success in this regard will increase the efficiency of the energy and resources being poured into innovation by both the corporate and startup worlds.
But we’re not doing this in a vacuum. We appreciate the socioeconomic opportunity inherent in the economic shift towards technology we’re undergoing and intend to ensure that the broadest possible range of beneficiaries stand to benefit from the energy and resources being poured into the tech sector, and the opportunities that are coming out of it. We do this by selecting for a diverse community of tech companies without in the least sacrificing on quality and then challenging/enabling that community to engage in good corporate citizenship via our code of conduct and a number of outreach efforts – most notably our signature internship program that draws in young people from across the socioeconomic spectrum and provides them internships with our member companies.
Last, in all cases, we would prefer to be working with and on technologies that are advancing the human condition; that are aiming for big, important goals… but which also have a credible path towards achieving them.
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