Silicon Harlem has established a growing tech ecosystem in Upper Manhattan and advocates for all citizens to participate in the digital economy. The company is partnered with Universities across the country to platform Upper Manhattan/Harlem as a key community to test advanced technology and next generation applications and services. Silicon Harlem is the first company to establish a “Community as a Platform” (CaaP), starting in Harlem. The key to CaaP is to ensure the community can be involved in the technology and innovation planning and deployment throughout the process.
The goal of Silicon Harlem is to develop an accessible broadband infrastructure, reproducible in urban markets that is affordable, fast, resilient, and smart. Silicon Harlem embraces the role to expand STEM education and committed to emphasize inclusivity in expanding the tech sector and its many opportunities in and throughout Harlem, East Harlem and Upper Manhattan. Our track record of success includes the development of the Apps Youth Leadership Academy, Tech Skills Accelerator, NYC Department of Education After school STEM programming, Annual Hackathons and Advanced coding courses at CUNY/SUNY institutions. All told these initiatives and programs have from 2013 served nearly 1000 people. Silicon Harlem is partnering with world renowned partners from the private sector, academia, non-profits and the community to build the next generation of technological infrastructure to meet the challenges New Yorkers face today and tomorrow.