Grand Central Tech’s mission is to create a single point of density of the best entrepreneurs and startups in NYC and leverage all of the City’s key advantages in their favor. To do this we:
- Accelerate our companies’ progress by removing the standard headaches that otherwise encumber a startup (dealing with real estate, sourcing great talent, etc.);
- Offer best-in-class comprehensive, enriching programming; and
- Provide key, formidable competitive advantages including: material interaction with scaled customers and government officials, input from influential mentors and industry experts, streamlined access to investment, and more.
But we’re also not building Grand Central Tech in a vacuum. The word “best”, as we use it, has many elements…
As an organization, we appreciate the socioeconomic opportunity inherent in the economic shift towards technology we’re undergoing and we 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 select for companies that reflect and support this ambition. And we do so without sacrificing in the least on quality. Furthermore, we challenge our 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.
In our view this is how the “best” of NYC tech is defined.