For years, international founders invested heavily in U.S. expansion. Now, New York, one of their top destinations, has been hit hard in the pandemic. How is the city’s global startup ecosystem dealing with the challenges?
The "public charge” rule, which discouraged immigrants from seeking benefits, has been temporarily blocked. Until now, green card applicants, including immigrant entrepreneurs who temporarily used social services, such as Medicaid, could be disqualified.
Last year, serial entrepreneur Boris Moyston launched a new conference, Black Men Talk Tech, focused on the contribution of people of color in the innovation economy. He is now looking to bring the event to Europe and Africa.
While discovering the New York music scene, Tomas Uribe, a composer and bass player from Colombia, realized that something was missing. He decided to create a tool for artists searching for new opportunities. Today, his platform, Stereotheque, has users from 277 cities and 38 countries.
In 2019, Chloe Vichot’s restaurant Ancolie evolved into Fresh Bowl, a tech startup. While Ancolie sold sustainable lunches served in mason jars, her new startup plans to set up 100 fresh vending machines in the following year.
Sebastiano Cappitta has seen it all — celebrities, 9/11, city-wide blackouts. He moved to New York from Malta, created a restaurant empire, and sold almost all of it shortly before the pandemic. His remaining venue is now delivering free meals to healthcare workers.
The owners of hair salons, bike shops and delis are stepping up to help their communities, all while wondering if they’ll make it.
The founder of Aira offers his prescription for pulling through a potential coronavirus recession.
State and federal governments and health systems across the United States are scrambling to find space to treat patients as coronavirus cases have quickly overwhelmed emergency rooms and ICUs.