Social enterprise is projected to grow into a $3 trillion global industry over the next five to 10 years.

A hyper-connected ecosystem of organizations is forming, including startup technology companies, nonprofits, large corporations, private foundations, academic institutions, and government.

Growing with this emergent business sector has been social impact investing, or the investing of private capital into social enterprises with the intent of creating benefits beyond financial returns. 

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About Bruce

  • Senior Fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Tele-Information at the Graduate School of Business and former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE), Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • From 1998 through 2001, under the Clinton Administration, advised the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) on IT Policy.  Nominated by Laurie Perrine, Counsel for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Raised more than $13 million to provide a network for a consortium of 30 schools, 20 community-based cultural organizations and for-profit technology service providers - totaling 136 community technology centers - for the NYC CTC (Citywide Training Center) Bank Project.
  • Rockeller Cultural Innovation Fund (2012-2014) - Grant received for developing a Mobile Augmented Reality System (MARS) for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute that will digitally landmark key historical and cultural events in El Barrio.
  • Apple New Media Center (1994) - grant received for the development of a consortium of universities and companies innovating the use of new media technologies in education.


Chief Technology Officer • The Urban Cyberspace Company
1994 — Present
  • Founder and Chief Design Scientist
  • The Urban Cyberspace Company is a design consulting and marketing firm specializing in broadband Internet and designing wireless broadband networks to be deployed in underserved urban and rural markets.
  • Under the umbrella of Urban Cyberspace, Bruce was responsible for the design of, the first smart and green building to be built in Harlem. 
Executive Producer • Silicon Harlem
Feb, 2013 — Present
  • Silicon Harlem -,- is developing a comprehensive strategic technology plan for multicultural America
Senior Fellow • Columbia University
1994 — Present
  • Senior Fellow and Affiliated Scholar at the Institute for Tele-Information at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University (2007 - Present)
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Community Engagement (CTICE), Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (May 2008 - Jun 2011)
  • Senior Educational Technologist and Manager of Community Outreach at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University - managed the Harlem Environmental Access Project (1994-96), The Eiffel Project (1996-2001), The Harlem Renaissance 2001 Project (1999-2001), The SmartForce E-Learning Digital Scholarship Fund (2000-2002), The New York Online Neighborhood Educational Network Project (2000-2003), and the New York City Community Technology Center Bank Project (2001-2004). 
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