The Business of Brooklyn with Charlie O'Donnell
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (COT)
The Business of Brooklyn // BUSINESS 257
Charlie O'Donnell, Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Wednesday, February 29th from 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn sits at the heart of New York City's emerging artisan reinassance but there is much more to this borough than its flea markets and artisan wares. By some estimates, 50-60% of New York’s startup community lives in Brooklyn and it is home to New York mainstays like Etsy, Makerbot, and Six Point Brewery. Brooklyn has grown to be a dynamic place to build a company--and has the potential to be the very best place in the world to start a technology business.
Take a journey through New York's most creative borrough with Brooklyn Bridge Ventures founder Charlie O'Donnell. Join Charlie as he share his vision for Brooklyn's future. He'll present an over view of the entire Brooklyn start-up ecosystem and identify who the major players are. The class will also explore the Brooklyn brand and why it has become so powerful nationally. Whether you're an artisan or web developer this is a can't miss lecture for anyone looking to do business in Brooklyn.
Charlie O'Donnell is a Partner at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, working on very early stage investments in the "Greater Brooklyn" area, which also includes Manhattan and the other boroughs of New York City. He previously spent two plus years at First Round Capital, where he sourced the firm's investments in GroupMe (sold to Skype), Backupify, chloe + isabel, Refinery29, Docracy, Singleplatform, and Salescrunch. He founded New York’s largest independent innovation community group, nextNY, and was voted one of the 100 Most Influential People in New York Technology three consecutive years by Alley Insider.
*The Business of Brooklyn with Charlie O'Donnell is part of HAND MADE Artisan week at GA. An all access pass grants you admission to all other HAND MADE classes + events, including Branding and Design for Artisans, Selling Your Craft Online, and The Hand Made Tech Showcase
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