DUMBO Innovators Meet-Up: Work & Co

Lounge 6:30–8:30pm
  • 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.

NEW: Free tacos (first come, first served!) will be 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 + Tacos!

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Q&A discussion – Gene Liebel: Founding Partner, Work & Co.

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



With founder partner Gene Liebel.

"Work & Co makes the digital products people use every day. Our engineering and design teams are 'routinely entrusted with digital product innovation for companies like Apple, Google, Nike, and Facebook, which rarely approach outside firms,' (Fast Company, March 2017). The best digital products require small, senior teams who are hands-on from start to finish. We ask our clients to participate directly in an iterative process based on rapid prototyping, continuous testing, and fewer large meetings. No time sheets, just fully-dedicated teams. Forrester Research calls our approach 'a model to follow.'"

Fast Company: 10 Most Innovative Companies in Design

Forbes: Next Big Thing

Ad Age: A-List

Working Not Working: The Top 50 Companies to Work For



Gene Liebel is a founding partner at Work & Co, a digital product agency founded in 2013, with offices in Brooklyn, Portland and Rio de Janeiro. Gene guides clients—which include Apple, YouTube, Lyft, LVMH, Marriott, Mailchimp, Aesop, Aldo, PlannedParenthood and Breastcancer.org—in their efforts to envision, plan and roll out superior products and services that millions of people use. He's led Work & Co's leading a shift to a new model that demands client participation in an agile, iterative process built around rapid prototyping, continuous testing, and fewer large meetings. In just five years, the company's been named top 10 Most Innovative in Design by Fast Company and has been an Ad Age A-List honoree for 3 years straight. Prior to Work & Co he was a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Huge, helping to grow the agency from from 3 to more than 600 employees. Gene's work has earned recognition from Cannes Lions, the Emmy's, the One Club, the Webby's and Communication Arts. He's given talks on digital product strategy at SXSW and the Northside Innovation Festival as well as conferences for the IAB, AdAge, Digiday and Mirren New Business. 


Upcoming Meet-Ups:

Tuesday, April 17 – HUSH

Tuesday, May 15 – Flocabulary 



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.

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