Morehouse Men Look To Grow Businesses With #IncubateNYC
1 year ago
Ex-corporate Americans look to give back to their community
Successful entrepreneurs around the world such as Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Black Entertainment Television Founder Bob Johnson all know the power of a good idea and the importance of bringing it to life. Their contributions have changed the world as we know it and will live on for years to come. These originators have inspired a new generation of thought provokers, groundbreakers and moguls and this is the mindset that motivated Morehouse graduates Marcus Mayo and Brian Shields to create their own pioneering company #IncubateNYC.
Ran in Harlem, New York #IncubateNYC which officially launched in December 2011 is a community company that consists of product development incubation that will help corporations and startups collaborate on the development of new technologies. Through project management and engineering support, #IncubateNYC will help entrepreneurs integrate and pilot new technologies for their corporate customer.
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“America has been depending on technology companies to grow the economy out of this recession. That’s nothing new, technology is the industry that will allow generations of the future to capture the modern American dream,” Brian Shields co-founder of #IncubateNYC explained to Loop 21. “Over the last few years, it has become increasingly clear that this growth in new companies and new jobs has been amazing but urban communities have yet to fully benefit from the new business and job growth. We wanted to do our part to encourage collaboration among the urban communities that have big issues that can inspire big ideas, the smart and crafty entrepreneurs in New York City, and the large corporations with plentiful resources to impact our city.”
Although the company is only a few months old, co-founders Shields and Mayo have already made quite the impression with their viral video and social network followers. “I support #IncubateNYC because as a solo-prenuer looking to grow a small membership website into a more robust information hub and market place, a strong incubator program would be extremely beneficial for my business,” a twitter supporter raved.