NYU-Poly in the Media

NYU-Poly helps open business ‘incubator’

Bruce Niswander, director of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, is now heading up the newly established, city-funded "business incubator" on 160 Varick St. What exactly is an incubator? An incubator such as Niswander's nourishes new startups until they are strong enough to function on their own and...

New York launches business incubators

Listen to the story on Marketplace.com TEXT OF STORYKai Ryssdal: New York City has a lot of things going for it. But for all its charms and virtues, being known as a place to start up a small business and have it really turn into something isn't one of them. That's a bit of a sore spot for the Big...

Registration opens for cybersecurity games

Polytechnic Institute Tuesday announced the opening of registration for a competition designed to identify new cybersecurity talent. NYU-Poly announced it has opened registration for its 6th Cyber Security Awareness Week games. The annual event, created by the NYU-Poly Information Systems and...

NYU-Poly Students Challenge Peers in Cyber War Games

With cyber security fraud costing businesses more than a trillion dollars worldwide and enforcement agencies facing shortages that can delay forensics investigations for years, the graduate students of a leading information security program devised the 2009 cyber war games to attract the next...

Bejtlich to Judge NYU-Poly CSAW Forensics Challenge

Dr. Nasir Memon was kind enough to ask me to be a judge at the Forensics Challenge component of the 5th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week, held by the Information Systems and Internet Security Lab within the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. NYU-Poly's ISIS lab is an NSF-funded lab...

Millions of long-term unemployed see few signs of hope

... Harold G. Kaufman, who heads the graduate program in organizational behavior at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has studied the emotional toll of long-term unemployment. He said long bouts of joblessness can cause a person's mental state to deteriorate, leading to lower self-...

Space Golf, Astronaut Included

The New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY opened a mini-golf course this summer. But it's no ordinary putt putt--each hole illustrates a science lesson. Charles Camarda, a NASA engineer and former astronaut, agreed to play a round, and explain some of the science as he putted.

NYC firms ready to grow

Most of the companies on the 12th floor of 160 Varick St. — a startup incubator — probably couldn’t afford a fully hookedup office downtown if it didn’t come at such a discount: $200 a month per desk. “It’s the silver lining to the recession,” said Gianni Martire, 26, co-founder of Hotlist, a...

Small business finds a niche in downtown

Metro spoke with Wayne Taitt, whose company, Clifton Charles sells men’s custom made dress shirts online. Q: What were you doing before you got involved in men’s shirts?A: I’m going from the sell side as an investment banker to the buy side of a portfolio manager to this. Q: How does this space...

Bloomberg: City Will Open Four More Incubators

The city's recent efforts to help start up businesses get off the ground has been in such demand, officials are expanding the program. Mayor Bloomberg says the city will spend an additional $800,000 to open four more so-called "incubators," where entrepreneurs can rent office space at subsidized...