C4Q is Transforming the Tech Industry

 

By empowering underserved, low-income, and underrepresented communities with skills, networks, and opportunity, we believe that creating a more inclusive tech community with a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences will strengthen the industry and fuel the growth of local Queens and NYC tech companies. Despite the incredible promise of tech as a vehicle to the middle class, significant barriers to entry cause a lack of access to these growing opportunities.

Everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a career in tech. We work to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of opportunities in the tech industry for low-income communities and non-traditional populations

  • Make our tech community more ethnic and gender balanced

  • Increase talent from public universities, community colleges, and non-college graduates

Help us build the most inclusive tech community.

 


Special Thanks to our Sponsors

 

In a nutshell

startup mentality meets mission-driven non-profit

We are a dynamic startup nonprofit with a multidisciplinary approach to our initiatives. We operate at the confluence of the local Queens community and the tech industry, working to bridge the two through our integrated programs. We work with many different stakeholders including tech companies, startups, entrepreneurs, community groups, elected officials, and Queens residents.

 

Our Integrated & Comprehensive Model:

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We value

Authenticity

We appreciate hard work and earnestness.
Grit > glamour

Diversity

of backgrounds, experiences, skillsets, and interests.

Curiosity

Continuing to learn and grow by asking questions.
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Hustle

Be resourceful. Do things well and do things right.
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Working at C4Q

Everything is a team effort, and we are always sharing knowledge. 

Everything is a team effort, and we are always sharing knowledge. 

Technologists. Students. Entrepreneurs. Elected officials. We love to connect people.

Technologists. Students. Entrepreneurs. Elected officials. We love to connect people.

Our team field trips explore the great sites of Queens.

Our team field trips explore the great sites of Queens.

We care about food, as evidenced by our team meals.

We care about food, as evidenced by our team meals.

Our office

Located in Long Island City, C4Q HQ is in the heart of the growing Queens tech community.

Open, collaborative, and creative environment

Open, collaborative, and creative environment

Delicious coffee from our sponsor Joyride

Delicious coffee from our sponsor Joyride

Our very own Queens Tech Meetup Songza Playlist

Our very own Queens Tech Meetup Songza Playlist

Local Astoria-brewed Singlecut Beersmiths on tap

Local Astoria-brewed Singlecut Beersmiths on tap

(We like to stay local & support our neighbors in Queens)