Month: May 2014

Grade school entrepreneurs brainstorm big ideas in DUMBO

Students from P.S. 307 will takes lessons from a panel of Brooklyn-based innovators and turn them into their own concepts during the Big Idea Week.

This article was originally published by the Daily News. Now, this is a real startup. A group of Brooklyn fourth graders will play entrepreneur this week with help from an array of DUMBO innovators — people who make thermoelectric camp stoves, click-magnet YouTube sportscasts and massive solar-powered cell phone chargers. “I promise you, your heads…

DELVE INTERVIEW-SABRINA DRIDJE

Welcome to DELVE Interviews, a look into the unique paths of artistic and creative individuals.

This interview was originally published by Kind Aesthetic. These conversations are a branch of our DELVE Workshops and Networking Events, where we celebrate and discover everyone’s unique paths as artistic and creative forces. It’s a chance to learn from others, meet new people and see where our worlds overlap. We’re happy to have had the…

Internet Week Tech Digs : NYC Edition presented by CBRE

The Made In New York Media Center By IFP, SquareSpace, And Challenge Post Are Featured In The Third Episode Of The NYC Edition Of Internet Week Tech Digs!

This video was originally published by Internet Week New York. Presented by CBRE Group, Inc., Internet Week has launched The NYC edition of Internet Week Tech Digs, an original web series exploring the workplaces of 12 of the top digital companies driving New York City’s vibrant tech-based economy. The series will include leading business executives…

Why designers are the engineers of tomorrow

A tiny company called Tomorrow Lab offers a glimpse into the future of smart hardware in New York.

This article was originally published by Crain’s New York. Mr. Ullrich, and partners Pepin Gelardi and Dean DiPietro, are part of a wave of New York area so-called smart hardware designers. The new firms and people working for them replace traditional cumbersome and expensive software coding and electrical system engineering with a lighter, more fluid…

Dash is Like a Fitbit For Your Car

Dash automatically tracks data about your driving habits and your car's wear and tear to keep you safe, and save you money.

This article was originally published by Mashable. Edis described Dash as being like a “Fitbit for cars,” and said it aims to help people drive more safely through real-time feedback, and to better track the wear and tear on their car, so they know when to bring it in for repairs. Dash is also incorporating…

LESSONS FROM A CIVIC-MINDED STARTUP: LILY LIU FOUNDER AND CEO, PUBLICSTUFF

Following analyst stints for New York and Long Beach, California, Liu launched an app that gathers citizens' geo-tagged photos of public issues (such as potholes) and organizes them for local officials.

This article was originally published by Fast Company. 1. HIRE LOCAL TALENT “By having a background working in cities, we got started a little bit faster. There are things most startups don’t consider–how the permit process works in different cities, how to navigate the rules in each region–that are important to understand.” 2. PRACTICE PATIENCE…

The hackathon about hacking meat

So what happens when this playbook is directed at something offbeat—like meat production and sustainability?

This article was originally published by arstechnica.com. “This was very different from hackathons I have seen before,” participant Will Turnage told Ars. Turnage is vice president of technology and invention for tech firm R/GA. He’s also an organizing member of the Food+Tech meetup. “It threw me for a loop. I was expecting a traditional hackathon.…

IFP & Made in NY Media Center Announce Partnership with Indiegogo

We are thrilled to announce the newly forged partnership between global crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP!

Indiegogo, an advocate of independent cinema since its conception at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, will be offering IFP and Media Center members crowdfunding counseling and one-on-one support, as well as an incredible 25% discount on Indiegogo campaign fees. IFP member projects are also showcased on our Partner page: https://www.indiegogo.com/partners/ifp Additionally, the partnership will…

BKLYN DESIGNS Screenings & Panels

The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is thrilled to be part of BKLN DESIGNS this year!

Made in NY Media Center by IFP Hours Friday, May 9th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, May 11th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM On Friday May 9th, we’ll be hosting our first BKLYN DESIGNS panel, On the Horizon: What’s Emerging in Design &…