About New York

New York - especially Brooklyn - is one of the fastest growing tech communities outside of Silicon Valley. With cheaper rents than Manhattan, it's a natural choice for startup founders to base themselves while still only being a short subway ride away from Wall Street. It's home to a diverse range of startups across multiple industries.

Urban renewal projects such as the Brooklyn Navy Yards have created some incredible spaces for growing companies such as New Lab - an 80,000 square foot interdisciplinary space in a converted shipbuilding factory.

The city has undergone a renaissance in the past 15 years with support from local government. Through initiatives such as Start Alliance, Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams, has positioned Brooklyn as no longer a cheaper alternative to Manhattan but instead - the epicenter of the New York Tech Ecosystem.


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Joshua Levin
Office of Brooklyn Borough President 



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Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President

Dating back to the period when I was preparing to transition into the borough presidency, I fostered dialogue with economic change-makers from around the world to strengthen our borough’s position in the global marketplace. It is my belief that international collaboration around new ideas and innovations will benefit all of us – in Brooklyn and beyond. Brooklyn is already an epicentre of innovation, with digital giants like Etsy, MakerBot, and Kickstarter successfully established here. Bringing together the most vibrant global tech hubs that are oceans apart will enable them and other companies to explore options a mere subway ride away. With over 47% of Brooklynites speaking a first language other than English at home, we are al- ready a beacon for people from all over the world


BigRep Collaboration - Berlin startup expands to New York via Start Alliance

Stephan Beyer, Chief Financial Officer at BigRep - the Berlin startup for large-scale, commercial 3D printers - impressed everyone at Brooklyn’s New Lab back in August. He had shipped a huge box from Berlin to New Lab with BigRep’s newest and biggest 3D printer and was ready to install it for the first time. BigRep started working with New Lab just this year, and the partnership has benefitted both. “We are the centre for design and new manufacturing in New York City. Having the BigRep team with us provides our members with impressive new printing capabilities,” said Scott Cohen, cofounder of New Lab. For Stephan Beyer it was an easy choice. New Lab is part of the Start Alliance initiated by the cities of Berlin and Brooklyn and enables BigRep to expand to the US faster and cheaper than before. “Entering the US market is challenging for everybody. Having the Start Alliance enabled us to concentrate on our business and worry less about the basics.” Read More