Queens Tech Incubator Boosts Borough’s Tech Scene

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Mohamed Farghaly

The Queens Chamber of Commerce and Queens Tech Council launched a new tech incubator in Forest Hills on June 26, expanding their network across Queens with support from Maspeth Federal Savings.




In a collaborative effort to bolster Queens’ upcoming tech sector, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tech Council marked the opening of their newest tech incubator in Forest Hills on June 26. This new location joins a network of incubators across Queens, including sites in Jamaica, Far Rockaway, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, and Queens College, supported by Maspeth Federal Savings.

The initiative aims to nurture local startups by providing complimentary office space, mentorship opportunities, and access to critical resources. Tom Grech, President and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce highlighted the importance of supporting homegrown talent to strengthen Queens’ tech community.

“In order to create a strong tech community in the great borough of Queens, we need to support our homegrown startups, and the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Queens Tech Council are doing that through its thriving tech incubator program,” Grech said. “We are delighted to be joined by our partners in government to celebrate the launch of our newest location in Forest Hills and extend a huge thank you to Maspeth Federal Savings for donating the space. With their help, we are providing complimentary office space, as well as mentoring and valuable resources to startups as we continue to grow the tech industry in Queens.”

Mohamed Farghaly

The initiative aims to bolster Queens’ tech sector by providing startups with office space, mentorship, and resources, fostering local innovation and entrepreneurship.

Maspeth Federal Savings, the sponsor of the Forest Hills location, expressed enthusiasm for fostering innovation in Queens. Thomas Rudzewick, CEO and President emphasized their commitment to supporting promising startups poised to transform Queens into a thriving tech hub.

“Maspeth Federal Savings is thrilled to partner with the Queens Chamber of Commerce on their Tech Incubator program,” Rudzewick said. “Through this collaboration, we will support promising startups and companies that will transform Queens into a thriving tech hub.  We are excited to welcome these new ventures into our shared space, providing them with the resources they need to flourish.”

Among the inaugural tenants at the Forest Hills incubator is DocPro, a health tech firm specializing in user-friendly medical software. Founder and CEO Tanwir Hasan emphasized the benefits of collaborating with local healthcare providers to enhance patient care.

“We’re excited to join the Forest Hills location of the Queens Tech Incubator program, where access to complimentary office space and networking connections will greatly support our collaboration with local primary care doctors in the area, aiming for optimal results for clinics and patients alike,” Hasan said.

Applications for the Queens Tech Incubator are reviewed by the Queens Tech Council, ensuring selected companies receive not only workspace but also mentorship from industry veterans and resources from the Small Business Resource Network (SBRN).

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards praised the expansion of the incubator program, foreseeing its role in bolstering Queens’ tech economy. Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. also voiced support for the program’s mission to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the borough.

“Queens is well-positioned to be a leader in tech thanks to initiatives like the Queens Tech Incubator program,” Richards said. “This new incubator location in Forest Hills will give Queens an even bigger foothold in this growing sector of the economy. I’m so proud my office is part of the Queens Tech Council and is a valued partner in this important initiative that is expanding opportunities and giving everyone in the World’s Borough the chance to take part in the technology revolution.”

The Forest Hills location still has available space for interested startups. More information and applications for the Queens Tech Incubator program can be found on the Queens Tech Council’s website at queenstechcouncil.com. For more information about the Queens Chamber of Commerce and its initiatives, visit www.queenschamber.org.

“I am proud to support the Queens Tech Incubator program and its mission to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Queens,” Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr said. “By providing startups with essential resources and mentorship, we are helping to build a strong tech ecosystem right here in our borough. Congratulations to all the businesses at the Forest Hills location and across the program for their dedication and hard work.”


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