Exciting times here at goTenna HQ. I’m Danielle and I manage the RISE:NYC grant we have with the New York City Economic Development Corporation that helps Sandy-impacted small businesses become more resilient for future natural disasters.
During phase 1, we will be distributing 4,000 devices to over 150 small businesses…for free! This means that 150+ businesses will not only be joining the greater NYC Mesh Network, but also making their own local neighborhood Mesh Networks.
We started distribution with a tech session in Coney Island which was heavily hit by Sandy. Business owners reminisced on how difficult it was to communicate to family, friends, and colleagues via their cell phones. During the tech session, we taught people how goTenna Mesh works, the many uses it has outside of just emergencies, and the different features the goTenna app has to offer.
If you or anyone you know might like to participate in the RISE:NYC program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up directly here. After all, Phase 2 is just around the corner in which we will be distributing 16,000 more devices.