A new development hub for New York City tech startups – the International Cyber Center – has recently been launched with the goal of creating new cybersecurity companies designed to defend institutions from cyber threats. The new International Cyber Center is part of Cyber NYC – a $100 million public-private partnership launched in 2017 that aims to create 10,000 new cybersecurity jobs and make the city a global leader in the industry.
The center will help connect the city’s cyber talent to a wider entrepreneurial milieu – including investors, multinational companies, leading executives, entrepreneurs, and universities within the New York City ecosystem.
“Our vision to transform the city into the cyber capital of the world, combined with JVP’s experience in driving change through innovation, creates a formidable partnership that gives rise to the next wave of cybersecurity startup success stories. The opening of the new Cyber Center will link global cities and companies with New York City’s thriving cyber ecosystem, and promises to create good jobs and innovative solutions in this booming field,” said James Patchett, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
NYCEDC has selected Jerusalem Venture Partners — an international venture capital firm — to vet the new potential companies for seed investments.
“New York City has quickly become the international capital for cybersecurity and a leader in tech innovation,” said deputy mayor for housing and economic development Vicki Been. “As we build on this success, we’re excited to partner with JVP and launch a new cyber hub in New York City as part of our game changing Cyber NYC initiative. We look forward to collaborating on projects that help fuel the next generation of talent and create good jobs in New York City’s cybersecurity ecosystem.”