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The Brooklyn Startup Scene: Brooklyn CoWorking Spaces & Their Entrepreneurs

  • Nov 14, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Why are startups and entrepreneurs setting up camp in Brooklyn in droves like never before? Who are these passionate, dedicated entrepreneurs and freelancers? What are some of the challenges they face unique to launching and building startups in Brooklyn? What unique opportunities are available to them? What gives them a unique, edgy flavor that separates them from the boroughs? The investment money is flowing into Brooklyn startups -- where, why and how are Brooklyn startups finding their funding and maximizing opportunities?

At this first Meetup since the relaunch of Brooklyn Venture Community under new organizers, we invite you to meet and get to know the Brooklyn startup community like you never have before.

Management/Organizers from Brooklyn-based co-working spaces throughout the borough, representing various types of coworking models will each give a 5-minute presentation wherein they will introduce us to their startup community, share who their entrepreneurs and freelancers are, highlight startups within their community that are doing incredible things and offer their perspective on how they see the startup community evolving from their unique inside perspective. Where are their entrepreneurs finding opportunities, resources and creative support in Brooklyn? Youll find out and you will be able to ask them questions.

From Flatbush, to Williamsburg, Greenpoint, to Bed-Stuy, Dumbo and everything in between. Meet the Brooklyn Startup Community!

PRESENTING COWORKING SPACES:

1. Bat Haus CoWorking (Bushwick) - Bat Haus is a work community founded on openness, fun, and a respect for peers. It operates like a clubhouse. Every member helps make decisions about how the space is operated. Knowledge and know-how adds to the a collective pool (meaning that while you do your own work, you have neighbors who are more than happy to share some advice, a little hands-on help, or, if nothing else, conversation and a cup of joe when time allows it). Bat Haus believes that openness and the sharing of resources far outweigh the alternatives.

2. Dumbo Startup Lab (Dumbo) - The DUMBO Startup Lab is a community hub for entrepreneurs, designers and innovators focused on tech & web development providing cowork space, host classes and events in a beautiful 2,300 sq. ft. corner loft in Dumbo. 

3. The Yard (Williamsburg) - Private work suites in Williamsburg (overlooking McCarren Park) designed to inspire creativity, collaborations and connections.

4. The Secret Clubhouse (Williamsburg) - a recently launch coworking space in Williamsburg that lives up to its name! Also home of the North Brooklyn Breakfast Club.

5. Brooklyn Creative League (Park Slope/BoCoCa) - Brooklyn Creative League was founded to give independent professionals, small-shop companies, and nonprofits the tools they need to get their work done: affordable, green, shared workspace and a community of professional colleagues -- someplace to meet with clients, host a conference call, and make a pitch.

6. NYU Poly Incubator (DUMBO) -  The DUMBO Incubator, located at 20 Jay Street – one block from Brooklyn Bridge Park – is a City-sponsored business incubator that accommodates technology entrepreneurs in the downtown Brooklyn neighborhood and across New York City. Launched in cooperation with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), and Two Trees Management.

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER: Tony Bacigalupo (Founder of New Work City, the ) will discuss how coworking spaces throughout the city mobilized to help hurricane Sandy victims and entrepreneurs (from the frustrations of organization to the triumphs of getting sh*t done under impossible circumstances!). Tony just got back from Coworking Europe 2012 a few days ago. He'll also share how entrepreneurs are working in collaborating spaces throughout Europe as well!

****CUNY TV (CUNY School of Journalism) will be filming a portion of the event for a feature story on NY's growing start-up community.****

FOLLOW BROOKLYN VENTURE COMMUNITY:

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  • Charlie O.

    THANK YOU for coming out everyone! I'm sending a follow-up email (I've actually been sick since yesterday (ugh). Have a fantastic weekend!

    November 16, 2012

  • Roman Fichman E.

    Terrific meetup.

    November 16, 2012

  • Sandra C.

    looking forward to meeting everyone...i will bring a friend, hope you guys can add Paula Holder to the guest list, thanks

    1 · November 14, 2012

    • Sandra C.

      thank you charlie, it was a great event and very informative. you did a great job moderating! we will call you tomorrow & see if we can have a future event on funding for startups. looking forward to the next event

      2 · November 15, 2012

    • Charlie O.

      Hey Sandra! It was great meeting you! Thank you for coming out and contributing your feedback! Looking forward to speaking with you and collaborating on future events.

      November 16, 2012

  • Fikriyyah G.

    If anybody has the link to Tony's presentation that would be awesome.

    1 · November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It would be great if this even could be live streamed for those of us who can't make it in person.

    1 · November 14, 2012

    • Charlie O.

      Hi Jacqueline, unfortunately the event wasn't livestreamed but we're working on coverage of that sort for future events. Thank you for your suggestion! : )

      November 15, 2012

  • Charlie O.

    ****IMPORTANT UPDATE ON NOV. 14TH EVENT****

    CHANGE OF VENUE: Due to the last minute jump in RSVPs, we now have to move our gathering to another location that can accommodate the slightly larger crowd. NEW VENUE: Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Moot Court Room (Trains: A, C, 2, 3, 4, 5, R, M, N - to Borough Hall). www.brooklaw.edu

    See you Wednesday!

    November 13, 2012

    • Charlie O.

      I Sarah, thank you for your interest in our event! Can you email me at "brooklynventures[a­t]gmail.com with details?

      November 13, 2012

  • Kenji S.

    I work out of Dumbo Startup Lab and am looking forward to having the Brooklyn Venture Community in my home.

    1 · November 12, 2012

  • Charlie O.

    Great news! Brooklyn Creative League will be presenting their amazing coworking space and community as well! Looking forward to it!

    October 31, 2012

  • Charlie O.

    Don't forget to check out the great perks from sponsors: Moo.com, LaundryLocal.com, Pickfu and Bat Haus!

    1 · October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey! what's the agenda look like? how much time will we have for networking? I'm looking for a tech business partner (i'm tech as well) and that's why I'd be interested in joining this wednesday.

    October 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Blargus! Alrighty then, thanks for reminding me of the change!

      1 · October 24, 2012

    • Charlie O.

      "Blargus" just might be my new favorite word.

      1 · October 25, 2012

  • Charlie O.

    Had to reschedule for post-election (November 14th). Apologies for any inconvenience. Looking forward top finally meeting up!!

    October 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I see a TBA for location. Do you guys need help finding a bar in the area? I drink a lot, so I may be able to help.

    October 10, 2012

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