CE Week NYC in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced the “10 Under 20: Young Innovators to Watch” award competition to support and highlight New York City’s young tech innovators. Ten high school and college students will be honored for outstanding achievements in innovation at this year’s CE Week, one of New York City’s most prominent technology tradeshows, on June 24, 2015 at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street.
“New technologies, new startups and new ideas always take center stage during CE Week every June, but many innovators defy age, and some of the best were nurtured as students,” said Eric Schwartz, CE Week Executive Producer. “It’s only fitting that we use our show’s media platform to cast a spotlight on the next generation of creators.”
“As part of our efforts to create a diversified and equitable urban economy, we seek to cultivate an environment where New York City’s diverse and talented entrepreneurs will lead the globe in the 21st century economy,” said NYCEDC Executive Vice President Eric Gertler. “This group of young adult innovators shows that the City is home to exciting ideas that will continue to shape New York City and that the future of New York City’s tech ecosystem is bright.”
Eligibility: Youth ages 13 through 19, currently enrolled in high school or a two or four year accredited college or university in the five boroughs of New York City or permanent New York City residents who are either enrolled in high school or a two or four year accredited college or university are eligible to participate.
Deadline: The submission deadline is May 29, 2015.
How Winners are Chosen: From all eligible entries, 10 finalists will be selected by a panel of esteemed judges, which will include educators, city officials, and technology experts. The finalists will be announced on the conference stage during the show. All finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony that will take place during CE Week on June 24th at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th St. in New York City. Finalist entries will be showcased on and CE Week website.
Prizes: Each of the ten finalists will be given over $500 worth of products and a special 10 Under 20 trophy.