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Scenes from our Ribbon Cutting: the HUB@GCT is OPEN for Business — APPLY NOW!


Earlier this summer, we announced our plans to expand GCT’s footprint to include the Hub @ GCT, built in partnership with the NYCEDC and focused on building a community of growth stage companies working on Urban Tech. Today, we’re proud to formally unveil the space with our ribbon cutting ceremony, announce that GE and Lowe’s have joined us as corporate partners (along with Microsoft) AND open applications for the Hub. A lot going on in one post!


There’s much to be said about the Hub opening (and you can see NYCEDC’s formal press release here), but for us, today’s event demonstrates 1.) Our belief that the City represents the single most important platform upon which breakthrough technologies will be built over the next 50 years, and 2.) Our commitment to building out the NYC tech ecosystem in a holistic way by drawing together the scale of New York – both the corporate and government worlds – on behalf of and in concert with the startup community.

Via NYCEDC various City Agencies have agreed to both put forward concrete challenges/opportunities for urban tech companies to consider and pilot technologies developed in the Hub where relevant. This is a profound opportunity when you consider that there are more residents in NYCHA alone than in all of Baltimore. Likewise, our corporate partners are committed to mentoring our companies on how they can achieve scale most quickly potentially even by piggy backing on their own like-minded initiatives.

Our new program will draw on many of GCT’s strengths, including our incredible network of companies and mentors, but allow us to serve later stage companies than we typically work with via flexible, discounted private office space that hasn’t really existed in NYC until now. Toward that end, we are offering up to 2 months of free rent to any company that applies to the Hub by October 31st (even if you don’t plan to move by then). We will be reviewing these applications on a rolling basis, so if you are a growth stage company working on urban tech, APPLY NOW!

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