DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up: Natchie

Lounge 6:30–8pm
  • Regular FREE

The DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up is a monthly series highlighting innovative companies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. At this lively mixer event, meet your neighbors and experience the vibrancy this community has to offer first-hand.

Free beer will be provided courtesy of Sixpoint Brewery.

Our free sandwiches provided by:

DUMBO has long been home to individuals and companies with equal parts creativity and business acumen. Each month, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the vanguard, cutting edge companies and people who call DUMBO their home. During a brief moderated discussion, industry leaders in storytelling, media, and tech will share their philosophy around innovation: what it means for their company, and how to approach innovation in business as well as in life. 

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Food!

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Q&A discussion with Natchie's Nadia Ackerman

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Networking / Free Beer + Food!


Natchie is Australian singer/songwriter Nadia Ackerman and the artistic force behind DUMBO’s Natchie at The Empire Stores.

Early 1998 Nadia decided to pack her suitcase and move from her native Sydney, Australia to New York City to pursue her dream of being a jazz singer in the big apple. Five pop albums, appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, SNL and Good Morning America, and performances with music industry greats including Sting, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Billy Joel later…she has crammed a lot into her career as a singer. 

In 2012, Nadia began to see her songs as images, and felt an overwhelming desire to draw her music. Out of this desire was born “Natchie” (from the nickname her dad gave to her when she was 13). At Natchie , Nadia draws each of her songs; each piece of art comes with lyrics and a free download code to own the song. In addition to her first retail store in DUMBO, Nadia's short film "Time To Live Again" by Healthination, produced and directed by Jacquelyn Lobel has been nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy Award. Nadia continues to sing, write and perform and is currently working on her 6th Pop album.


Nadia Ackerman


  • Tuesday, August 13 – DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up + IFP Member Summer Bash



The DUMBO Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting DUMBO, Brooklyn. The Improvement District showcases DUMBO as a world-class destination, advocating on behalf of DUMBO's businesses, property owners and residents. The organization provides supplemental sanitation services, marketing, economic development, neighborhood programming and long-term planning.

Website: http://dumbo.is.


Entrances & Restrooms are Fully Accessible at the Made in NY Media Center, by IFP.  To request additional accommodations, please email programming@nymediacenter.com at least 72 hours before the event.

If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing and need personal assistance in order to attend this event, please contact programming@nymediacenter.com to request personal assistance at a minimum of 10 days before the event date.

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