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There’s likely one person in every subway car who can intro you to an investor, connect you to the perfect freelance gig or make a great new hire for your startup. But let’s face it: we excel at pretending our headphones are playing music and avoiding eye contact with strangers. So how do you meet the people that are going to help launch your project or further your career? Brooklynites are going wild for...
Walking into a tech meet up as an outsider can be quite intimidating. Everywhere you look around the typically dimly lighted, exposed brick, craft beer-ed location is usually filled with people talking about code and startups. It can seem like a difficult scene to crack, one that's due perhaps for some sort of shake-up. Enter: BrooklynJS (JavaScript). The most popular JavaScript meet up in the country sells out in minutes every month, where scoring a coveted ticket as...
The next time you’re in Prospect Park, look up at the sky and memorize how that wide expanse of blue is dotted with only the occasional cloud, warbler, or airplane. These next ten years might be the last before unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—or drones—take to the air. Until recently, the drone market had been mostly the province of select military organizations, generally confined to the United States and a few European allies—kind of...
Calling all Brooklyn makers (and tech bros who haven't yet migrated to Silicon Valley): Make It In Brooklyn kicks off their first-ever Innovation Summit on June 25th, where 300 of the borough's entrepreneurial thinkers will discuss what's next in this longtime hub of creativity and manufacturing. As part of the summit, they're holding a pitch contest, in which one lucky aspiring Steve Jobs will win $50,000 in seed funding to develop a genius idea. The contest aims to...

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