New York Incubator Spurs Creation of 22 Startups (Pulse)

New York CityIncubator Program Spurs Startup Creation: Fifty entrepreneurs, designers, marketers and engineers went into a room together for three months and came out with 22 new startups. Incubator WeWork Labs was the host for the crowd, only a few of whom already had companies they were working on. The rest partnered up to make new ideas come to life. Now there are more than 35 companies in the SoHo space. Business Insider

New York Is First in Clean Tech Jobs: New York’s clean economy ranks first in the U.S. in overall size. Its 152,034 jobs make up 1.8 percent of all jobs in the region, the 47th highest proportion. Between 2003 and 2010 New York added 47,849 clean jobs and saw the sector grow by 5.5 percent annually. Those readings placed the region first and 25th. The Brookings Institution

MTA Looking for a Master App: The MTA announced the launch of MTA App Quest, a competition intended to solicit tech developers’ expertise in creating apps aimed at increasing access to travel information and to improving the overall travel experience. The competition, which is being run and co-sponsored by ChallengePost, a startup-idea incubator, promises up to $15,000 in prizes, with the winning app developer receiving the grand prize of $5,000. Entrants are expected to harness the MTA’s wealth of data to bring helpful information to commuters. Crain’s

Who Will Found New York’s Tech Institute?: The city is set to release an RFP that will shed light on the building of a new engineering campus. While a winner hasn’t been selected, rumor has it that that Stanford, which has been Mayor Bloomberg, is one of the frontrunners. The other top contenders are Cornell and Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.  BetaBeat

A Hackathon Will Address NYC’s Sprawling Site: The mayor’s office is hosting a two-day hackathon the last weekend in July to redesign NYC.gov, the city’s main public-facing website. It’s the first step in the process to redesign the struggling site, which has grown to almost 1 million pages. Designs will be judged by General Assembly designer Mimi O Chun, TechStars director Dave Tisch and Meetup co-founder Scott Heiferman. BetaBeat

IBM Reports Strong Second-Quarter Earnings: IBM delivered better-than-expected quarterly results. The company got a lift from robust sales of new mainframe while its biggest current businesses — software and services — generated healthy growth as well. The company reported an 8 percent increase in net income, to $3.7 billion. Its operating profits per share rose 18 percent. The New York Times

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