March 4th - April 8th
Demo Day April 15th

Theme: Emergency preparedness, response and long-term recovery tools for NYC


Rachel Sterne Haot

Chief Digital Officer, City of New York

Rachel Haot is the first Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she leads NYC Digital with a mission to realize goals in the five areas of Mayor Bloomberg’s digital roadmap for New York City: internet access, education, open government, engagement and industry. Learn more...

Vin Cipolla

President of The Municipal Art Society of New York

Vin Cipolla is recognized for his business and civic entrepreneurship, having achieved parallel successes in the private and public sectors. He has served on more than twenty-five nonprofit boards and nine corporate boards. Learn more...

Whitney Johnson

Co-founder of Rose Park Advisors

Whitney is a co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, Clayton Christensen's investment firm, and the author of Dare-Dream-Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream. Learn more...

Craig Hatkoff

Co-founder of Tribeca Film
Festival & Disruptor Foundation

Craig is an American real estate investor and philanthropist from New York City. Along with his wife Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, he co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute in 2002. Craig is also the founder of the Disruptor Foundation and the Disruptive Innovation Awards. Learn more...

Marc Schiller

CEO & Founder of Bond Strategy

Marc Schiller, Founder and CEO of BOND Strategy and Influence, is an accomplished executive with a wealth of industry and entrepreneurial knowledge in brand strategy, marketing, and public relations. For fifteen years, BOND has re-written the book on how entertainment companies and brands should approach marketing in the digital age. Learn more...

Thomas Suarez

Award winning 13-year-old app developer

Thomas Suarez' fascination with technology began at an early age. He taught himself how to program which led him to develop apps for the App Store. He published his first app, "Earth Fortune", and this was quickly followed by his most famous app, "Bustin Jieber", a Justin Bieber whack-a-mole. At 12, Thomas gave a TEDx talk on the subject of kids teaching kids in the world of programming. His talk has been viewed over 3 million times, making it one of the most viewed TEDx talks of all time. Learn more...