On June 6th, we hosted a Tech Policy Forum with the Queens Borough President Candidates at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. NYC Council Member Leroy Comrie, Former NYC Council Member Melinda Katz, and NYC Council Member Peter Vallone Jr discussed topics related to technology in Queens, including tech jobs and startup companies, STEM education, and government policy. The three candidates talked about the policy changes needed to realize the potential of the tech industry in Queens and in NYC.
With its growing tech community and established spirit of entrepreneurship, Queens is positioned to become a major hub for tech innovation in New York City. Moderated by Clare Trapasso of the Daily News and Kelly Faircloth of Betabeat, this forum aimed to provide answers to vital questions about the future of tech in Queens as the policies and agenda of the next Queens Borough President will affect the development of the tech ecosystem in the borough.
Check out the full video of the event!