Tech + Creative
DUMBO Startup Lab is Expanding
The DUMBO Startup Lab is growing and expanding into a new space at 68 Jay Street. Along with the new 2,300 sq. ft. loft, they are increasing their membership to their “playground for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation,” and growing as a hub for community workshops, meet-ups and events.
Founder Freddie Pikovsky, a Brooklyn-based entrepreneur who launched the DUMBO Startup Lab (and Off Track Planet) wants to “create a synergistic and educational atmosphere, bringing in complimentary startups and people to the space that will build a stronger community and help shape Brooklyn’s identity within the ecosystem.” Freddie says he was inspired to launch the Lab from his own workspace in Brooklyn last fall after taking part of the Startup Chile program, where he realized the value for entrepreneurs to be part of a community which helped support and accelerate success.
Freddie is currently enlisting NYC-based VC’s, entrepreneurs and mentors to support the labs upcoming events and panels including Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Charlie O’Donnell, Techstars mentor/ NXTP Labs founder James Haft, Co-founder/CEO of InBedMe, Diego Saez-Gil, amongst others.
Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of the DUMBO BID says, “DUMBO itself is a lab for innovators and creators – with more than one hundred creative and tech firms. The Startup Lab can is going to create the kind of collaboration and sharing that our entrepreneurs need and the space for even more companies to take root here.”
The DUMBO Startup Lab is currently offering membership to qualified applicants who can choose to be “stationary” members at $400 per month or “portable” members at $200 per month. Email Contact@DumbStartupLab, connect via twitter @DUMBOStartupLab or facebook.com/DUMBOStartupLab.
Photo via DUMBO Startup Lab.