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Funny as Tech: Should NYC Be the Tech Capital of the World?! Special guests Dennis Crowley, Melissa Jun Rowley, & Allison Esposito!
November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$8
“In this live show, comedy and tech come together at last. Each month, the tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and the comedian Joe Leonardo invite a wide range of guests to pick apart and laugh about such matters as algorithms and artificial intelligence.” -The New York Times
Will Silicon Valley be disrupted?! While SV is noted for its unique “secret sauce” environmental conditioned that promote innovation, the current techlash has also exposed its vulnerabilities. So…
Does New York City has a more ideal ecosystem and ability to overtake Silicon Valley as the tech capital of the world?!
Join us on Wed, November 14th for the next Funny as Tech LIVE show where we explore this probing question with special guests Dennis Crowley (co-founder & chairman of Foursquare), Melissa Jun Rowley (social impact entrepreneur), and Allison Esposito (founder & CEO of Tech Ladies). Funny as Tech tackles the thorniest issues in technology…inside a comedy theater. Co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) invite a range of experts to have a free range panel conversation that is far looser — but also far more illuminating and engaging — than the typical buttoned-up talking points delivered through media or conferences.
WHY THIS TOPIC?
NYC has a thriving tech scene. New York City is currently ranked #2 in the amount of venture capital pouring into startups. It also has an ecosystem (media capital of the world, diverse population less siloed, most college students in the US, close to DC, the United Nations, easy plane rides from San Fran & Europe) that may be ideally matched for today as the societal implications of tech creation and deployment become more clear. On the flip side, Silicon Valley has proven resilient in maintaining its massive edge at the tech capital over the years while other cities have tried to replicate its model.