Brooklyn has been home to creatives and entrepreneurs for a long time--but has recently grown as a place where venture-backed technology companies are growing to scale. Etsy, Makerbot, Wireless Generation, Tunecore, and Pontiflex are just the start of a new generation of companies building on this side of the East River.
But what role should Brooklyn play? Is it just where the innovators live? Is it a sidecar to Manhattan? Is it its own community? What support structures are needed to grow? How does real estate play a factor?
This is a roundtable discussion where attendees will have a chance to contribute to solutions and strategies--so that hopefully we can walk away with the beginnings of a plan on building up the Brooklyn Innovation Community.
Who should attend?
Brooklyn based entrepreneurs, developers, designers, meetup organizers, politicians, real estate professionals, community organizers, angel investors, etc.