Tangent 💚 Proptech

Jonathan Lane is an VP at New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, NYC's primary public sector engine for inclusive economic growth and diversification. At NYCEDC, Jon oversses Urbantech NYC, an industry development portfolio to grow and strengthen the urban technology and smart cities industry by providing piloting, space, networks, capital, and more. Jonathan holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard and an MBA from MIT.

Show Notes

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Learn more:
-The Neighborhood Challenge, An Open Innovation Platform for Small Businesses
-Jonathan Lane on LinkedIn
-NYC Economic Development Corporation

Featured Stimulus:
-Fusion100 (Discount code: Tangent)

Relevant Links:
-The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein
-The 13th, on Netflix

2:37 - Jon's journey: From Non-profit to Venture Capital to the public sector
5:13 - What is the NYCEDC's role?
9:13 - #AllinNYC - Campaign to revitalize the city's hospitality sector & galvanize locals
14:20 - Growth vs. Resiliency: How can NYC become resilient and provide for all New Yorkers?
21:51 - Stimulus: Ilan Orgel's Fusion100
23:40 - Why NYC shouldn't worry about the headlines about tax base leaving
28:26 - LowTech: Can BigTech lead New York's next wave of innovation?
33:53 - Can NYC office & the remote work revolution coexist?
38:58 - A more just society starts with anti-racism & upward economic mobility
44:58 - Discomfort Zone: Personal resiliency to combat hustle culture
50:00 - Jon's advise to a 20-year old starting their career in the public sector 

Creators & Guests

Edward Cohen
Host & Executive Producer at Tangent
Jonathan Lane
VP Infrastructure Innovation & the Green Economy at NYC EDC

What is Tangent 💚 Proptech?

A new era is upon us, and Tangent💚 is back with our fourth new limited series, hosted by Proptech entrepreneur Edward Cohen, and venture capitalists Jeffrey Berman (Partner at Camber Creek) and Zach Aarons (Co-founder and GP at MetaProp). Tangent unites Proptech founders💡, real estate investors🏢, urban leaders🏙 and passionate creators🌎 who are improving our communities and cities. Join us to learn how we can solve present day challenges with innovative technology and greater collaboration.

💚Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis: Intrepid founders apply to come pitch their impactful business ideas to help solve the housing affordability, accessibility and supply crisis in the US and worldwide.

If you would like to apply to pitch your startup on Tangent Tank: Housing Crisis, email us your application to tangentcommunity@gmail.com .

💚Tangent Proptech: Proptech founders, real estate CEO's and urban leaders sharing groundbreaking companies, ideas, entrepreneurial lessons and inspiring stories. Stimulating debate may include the future of cities, the hybrid work era and Discomfort Zones (TM). Edward & Jeff cover also cover trending topics in Commercial real estate, Residential real estate, Proptech, Venture Capital and Finance with select industry experts.

If you're working with a non-profit org., a small business or an early-stage Proptech, that makes our communities and cities better, and would like to have your mission featured during our Features segment, please apply to tangentcommunity@gmail.com.

Tune in to our 3 previous limited series, wherever you get your podcasts.

Stay curious and always be learning! 🤓

PS. Do not take anything said on this podcast as investment advise or seriously, this is for entertainment purposes only. 🙃