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The NYC Tech Bubble Burst, A Fireside Chat with Ana Arino of NYCEDC

How will the NYC startup ecosystem react if the bubble bursts?

Many would speculate that we are seeing signs of another tech bubble. How can we prepare? Even the raised awareness on the topic must be affecting startups in their early development.

The NYC Innovation Collective is bringing together leaders in the NYC tech and startup ecosystem to have a discussion about what will happen to the current landscape and what startup founders, investors, and innovation leaders should be keeping in mind through the possibility of a significant market correction.


Ana Ariño, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, NYCEDC

As executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Ana Ariño is responsible for the development and implementation of initiatives that drive innovation in strategic sectors of New York City’s economy. This includes making historic investments and forging public-private partnerships in such areas as cybersecurity, life sciences, data science, inclusive tech, and advanced manufacturing fields, all of which will create future job opportunities for New Yorkers. She previously led NYCEDC’s strategy team, which is tasked with advising the organization’s president and New York’s City Hall on a range of economic development issues. Before joining NYCEDC, Ana was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she counseled financial services companies on their strategy and operational efficiency, and worked at Natsource, a carbon asset management firm. She holds an MA in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a degree in economics from the Universidad Autonóma de Madrid. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Caroline McCarthy, VP of Communications & Content, trueX

Caroline McCarthy is a media futurist, former journalist and TV commentator, and alum of the Residency program at TED who has spent nearly 15 years working in NYC's tech industry. Today, Caroline serves as the VP of Communications & Content at engagement advertising company true[X], which is reinventing the TV commercial for an age of scarce attention and ad avoidance. She has a diverse background that has included five years as a top industry journalist at CNET and CBS, several roles on Google's business marketing team, and independent consulting projects for both start-up and Fortune 500 companies that ranged from editorial strategy to event curation.

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