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BKE #7 - Building a Brooklyn Network


Our BKE#6 was a blast (photos here).  We're gonna do it up even better for BKE#7.  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 19th, as we present BKE #7 - Building a Brooklyn Network.

The event will be a similar formula to our last event - high energy short presentations and free drinks - except this time instead of BK businesses, we'll be showcasing the best of BK networking resources: This means a handpicked group of the best co-working spaces and city-wide resource centers from across the borough. This'll be a chance for attendees to gain knowledge and resources on how to expand their BK network, and gain important resources for building their kick ass BK business.

The presenting organizations include:


Brooklyn Creative League

Located in Gowanus, the BCL gives freelance professionals, small-shop companies, and nonprofits the tools they need to get their work done: affordable, green shared workspace, office amenities, and a community of professional colleagues.  The BCL also has regular schedule of events, lunches, happy hours, workshops, and industry working groups offer countless ways to build Brooklyn relationships based on shared interests, knowledge, and trust.

Business Outreach Center

The Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network is a micro-enterprise/small business development organization with over a decade-long record of delivering customized business services to under-served entrepreneurs in New York City. BOCs, connect local entrepreneurs to the full complement of business assistance services, as well as to financial, legal, and other resources. In the process, they successfully guide them through the process of starting and developing their enterprises, and then follow-up with them as they progress and their needs evolve.

The Yard

Located in Williamsburg, the Yard is a co-working space designed for small growth companies in industries including fashion, technology, marketing, real estate, finance, and design.  Founded by homegrown Brooklynites, the Yard aspires to bring a true Brooklyn aesthetic and culture to all of it's co-working spaces as it continues to expand.



The Yard: Space to Work is a collective of emerging and established companies networked through sophisticated private office suites throughout New York City. Now in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, The Yard provides turnkey office suites that allow business owners and independents to focus on cultivating and expanding their businesses.


Dumbo Startup Lab

Located in the heart of Brooklyn's booming Tech Triangle, DSL is a community space that throws great networking events, demo days, and educational presentations for Brooklyn's growing tech, innovation, and design scenes.

Valley Economic Development Center

The VEDC provides financing for high-growth businesses in the New York Tri-State area, offering $50,000 - $500,000 small business loans to start-up and existing businesses operating in low to moderate income communities.  The VEDC office is made possible by funding from UBS and is validation for their proven approach towards creating sustainable and impactful ways to make capital more available to small businesses.


RSVP and see you on the 19th!

-The BKE Crew



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