It’s February and love is right around the corner. Excuse us while we satiate our love of all things entrepreneurial in Brooklyn. OH YEAH!!
This month Red Hook was home to not one but two New York Fashion Week shows, the celebrated Alexander Wang and zingy Rachel Comey. The former joined with Uber, (the sometimes maligned) hail riding app, to bring fashionistas to Wang’s show. As we all know NYFW is usually held in the haughty clutches of Manhattan so who’d ever think that Red Hook, with its less prissy image would one day be a part of NYFW?
Feb 18 Brooklyn Tech Meetup with Viggle @dd:Outpost.
Feb 19 Meet Brooklyn’s Best-Makers Row, WeDidIt, Tri-Lox, Crystal Manor. Presented by the Brooklyn Startups Meetup @ Brooklyn Law School.
Feb 24 Special Event. Have questions for the new Made in NY Media Center? Get ’em answered at this special Q & A. @ Made in NY Media Center.
Feb 25 State of Brooklyn Startups @DUMBO Startup Lab
Feb 26 Future State of Entertainment: Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer of VICE. Valuable advice for how to navigate the digital era from none other than the the head honcho in charge of content for VICE Media @ Made in NY Media Center.
Feb 26 Startup Rock Climbing @ Brooklyn Boulders.
- Finally a networking event without all the awkwardness of meeting new people as you imbibe a drink or two, instead you climb a rock wall. If you’re not athletically inclined, hated gym in high school with gangly legs, glasses and a slight limp this might not be the event for you. If you were athletic in high school this should be an event worth checking out. And we hate you.
- Sponsored by Sheep Station who is providing a complimentary drink and happy hour prices for the whole night.
Social Media Week
Feb 19 Social Media for the Food Maker @ Brooklyn Brewery.
- Brooklyn businesses are repping strong with marketing and social media managers from Brooklyn Brewery, Ample Hills Creamery and Nunu Chocolates, and the editor of Edible Brooklyn.
Feb 20 Hood to Hipster: Silicon Alley’s Impact on NYC’s Undeserved Communities @ Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Silicone Alley is expanding as more startups make Brooklyn (and the Bronx) their home, but is there any of love for the mainly black and Hispanic populations which are so underrepresented in the field? Hosted by Urban Geek Girl Media this panel will feature Mike German of Carrot Creative, Eric Adams the Borough President, Ken Allard of HUGE, Carla Franklin of Carlin Solutions and Majora Carter of Startup Box.
Delivery service app WunWun Originally Only Available in Manhattan Delivers to Williamsburg and DUMBO (What the heck is WunWun?)
Dry Skin Beware! Kiehl’s is Coming to Brooklyn Heights. Brownstoner
MakerBot CEO Bret Pettis was named co-chair on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Brooklyn-based Sixpoint Comes Out With New Beer. Bushwick Daily
How the Barclays has boosted retail in the area. Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn-based startup HowAboutWe.com gets a letter from spurned job candidate.
The digital marketers at Brooklyn-based Nine Lines are demoing Tycoon their analytics platform at the Launch Festival.
There’s a push to keep North Brooklyn’s industrial zones industrial. Bedford and Bowery
Ice Cream Factory Bringing Sriracha Popcorn Flavor to Carroll Gardens DNA Info
Moms Open Play Space Where Last One Couldn’t Make the Grade DNAinfo
Bed-Stuy Looking Sexy to Restaurant Owners DNAinfo
Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Company rents 500 sq- foot space in Carrol Gardens for 80 sq ft. for approximate $40,200 annual rent
New app designed in part from young girls in the non-profit program DIVAS for Social Justice located in Bed-Stuy DNAinfo
Gallery and events/performance space opens in former brewery in Bushwick Untapped Cities
Four and Twenty Blackbirds are going to take over the cafe in the Brooklyn Public Library Brokelyn
Remember crying when Loosecubes closed? Yeah, us neither (*sniff sniff*). Well now there’s a new startup promising to hook freelancers up with office spaces. Right now they’re focusing on Downtown Brooklyn who’s so pressed for space they’re encouraging workspaces to rent out their desks.
Photo Courtesy of Social Media Week NY
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