Startup Space in NYC
Since my days back at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, I've always made a strong argument for providing lots of cheap space to entrepreneurs as an economic development initiative. Over the next month, my friend and colleague Matthew Brimer will be creating a space for NYC startups and innovators. My own NY Gaming Meetup is partnering with him to make this happen. I don't pretend to be an expert on available space in the city. I spent my last nine months with PickTeams in Sunshine Suites and found it to be an underwhelming experience. While it certainly fit our budget, it wasn't the true collaborative space that is ideal for starting new companies. Instead, we were surrounded by insurance salesmen, stock brokers and independent dev shops. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it just isn't terribly helpful for a new tech or media company, and we would have been much more at ease if Sunshine had simply thrown all of its venture fundable startups into one big room.
If you're interested in getting in on the space, email me.