Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has wanted to create tech jobs in the Big Apple for years. The best way to do that, he decided, was to organize a competition for universities to build a futuristic tech campus in the city. This week, Bloomberg announced a $ 100 million donation towards the winning bid — a joint endeavor between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology — which he described as “a gift to support a brighter future for our city.”
Cornell Tech offers “startup postdocs”
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The campus itself is being built on Roosevelt Island, a thin strip of land on the East River, and offers courses such as “startup postdocs” that help individuals “identify a market opportunity, implement a…