DUMBO Startup Lab: New Hub For Brooklyn Community Startups, Classes And Events Is Expanding
The DUMBO Startup Lab, located in the heart of Brooklyn's buzzing startup neighborhood, is moving into a 2,300 sq. ft. loft, increasing membership to a community hub for workspace, classes and events.
March 22, 2012 (Newswire.com) - The DUMBO Startup Lab, located in the heart of Brooklyn's buzzing startup neighborhood, is moving into a 2,300 sq. ft. loft, increasing membership to a community hub for workspace, classes and events to the "playground for entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation".
Freddie Pikovsky, Chief Organizer of the DUMBO Startup Lab and co-founder/CEO of travel magazine, Off Track Planet, says he was inspired to launch the Lab from his own workspace in Brooklyn last fall after taking part in the Startup Chile program, where he realized the value for entrepreneurs to be part of a community which helped support and accelerate success.
With the growth of the DUMBO Startup lab, Freddie says he plans to "create a synergetic and educational atmosphere by bringing in complimentary talent, projects, hosting classes and events that will help build Brooklyn's identity within the innovation ecosystem".
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, Founding member of Badoo.com, Michael Geer, Co-founder/CEO of InBedMe, Diego Saez-Gil, among others.
Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of the DUMBO BID, says, "We're thrilled to welcome more space for start-ups to the neighborhood via the Startup Lab. DUMBO itself is a lab for innovators and creators - with more than one hundred creative and tech firms. The Startup Lab is going to create more spaces for 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 which includes personal workstation, or "portable" members who are flexible to work from a laptop at $200 per month (includes 24/7 access).
Visit http://DumboStartupLab.com or email Contact@DumbStartupLab.com, connect via twitter @DUMBOStartupLab or facebook.com/DUMBOStartupLab .
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