Tech & Startup
Coworking Spaces BK Style: Colab FactoryMarch 2017 | Fikriyyah George
If it seems like a new co-working space is opening up every year it’s because they are. Hard pressed to find one five years ago in Brooklyn there is currently almost 30 spread throughout the borough. Colab Factory is … Read More
Coworking Space Makeshift Society Closing After A YearAugust 2015 | Fikriyyah George
No trend, or business is immune from the laws of supply and demand. Even with coworking’s booming growth throughout Brooklyn one of the latest coworking spaces is saying goodbye. Last week in a newsletter Makeshift Society founders Rena Tom and Bryan Boyer announced the coworking … Read More
Making a Unicorn More Common- Black Women in STEMOctober 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Job and wealth opportunities have opened up in Brooklyn with the advent of technology. How well that wealth has been spread across the borough’s diverse demographic is another matter. Lack of diversity within the tech nationally has been … Read More
Remote Working from Brooklyn: Make The Most of the Coffee ShopOctober 2014 | Nicole Dominguez
Modern work culture tells us that we have to spend every minute of our nine-to-five working in an office — one that may be loud, distraction-prone, and uninspiring. Now that startups and companies that embrace flexibility are becoming more prevalent, … Read More
Former Neighbors Bring Community and Coworking to Prospect Lefferts GardensSeptember 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Before opening the first co-working space in Prospect Lefferts Gardens the three co-owners, Aki and Ron Baker and Rebecca Levin were neighbors for years in a loft building in Bed-Stuy.
“Their front door faced my front door and we shared … Read More
Startup Smackdown Makespace vs urBinJuly 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Competition in startups is fierce. Lyft and Uber use cutthroat methods to poach each others drivers. Startups spend a large amount of their marketing and user acquisition dollars not trying to be the next Path.
Even if you do get … Read More
First Co-Working Space in Flatbush OpensJune 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Flatbush formerly bereft of co-working spaces is welcoming its first-the Compound Cowork.
Run by a community-minded trio, Compound Cowork had a free day of co-working, from 1pm-8pm, this past Saturday to officially commemorate their opening. Normally, a day of co-working … Read More
Is Northside Really Serving Up Innovation?June 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Durn it! We (and by that I mean I) were too busy going on an OkCupid date to enjoy the Northside Festival this weekend. That and we’re more into the underdogs than top dogs. Luckily for us The Bedford + … Read More
Black Girls Code Brings Tech and Respect to BrooklynJune 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Popular tech organization that exposes young girls of color to the tech field of web development, Black Girls Code, will host an all girls hackathon this weekend in Brooklyn at NYU Polytechnic University School of Engineering.
A Brooklyn First While … Read More
Beta Test for Free #BeerandBiscuits This Saturday in BrooklynMay 2014 | Fikriyyah George
Beta testing is about to get super fun for you and your dog in Brooklyn this weekend. Dogolog is giving away free beer and biscuits at the their aptly titled #BiscuitsandBeer BBQ to those who agree to beta test the … Read More