Come tinker with Next Top Makers this weekend! Applicants are invited to showcase at our booth located near the Startup Zone, right at the center of the event. Now in its third year, New York's Next Top Makers is a community-sourced incubator dedicated to connecting independent innovation with local production.
2014 Next Top Maker Fellow Kinograph is making it affordable for museums, universities, and private collectors to transfer their reels of film to digital files. Kinograph founder Matthew Epler shares the origins behind his idea.
2014 Next Top Maker DIYAbility wants everyone to know they have a right to participate in the design and making of technology. They've created Capacita, a game controller that allows people with disabilities to continue playing games with ease.
In the November episode of our Meet the Makers podcast series, Miquela Craytor, the director of the Industrial Desk, sits down with David Lee, the co-founder of KD New York, an apparel and dancewear company based in the Bronx. The company received a $50,000 grant through our Industrial Growth Initiative and was recently chosen as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
A team of 5 at Botfactory are building Squink. A 2014 Next Top Maker Fellow, Squink is a desktop electronics factory that allows you to design and create electronic circuits from home. Co-founder Nicholas Vansnick explains.
PourSteady is a Brooklyn-based startup that is building a robotic coffee system to make the perfect cup of pour-over coffee. PourSteady's first prototype debuted at World Maker Faire in 2013. At this year's Maker Faire, they returned with a new machine and brewed 913 cups of coffee. Learn more about the company from the founder himself.
Today is National Manufacturing Day! To celebrate, NYCEDC is excited to announce the launch of “Meet the Makers,”our newest podcast series. Each month, we will share stories of the next generation of manufacturers who live and work right here in New York City. Listen to this sneak preview of the first episode that will be released later in October.
We are excited to announce New York's 2014 Next Top Makers. These six teams of entrepreneurs will receive a year of support to develop their prototype through the year-long Studio Incubation program. Learn more about them and how you can get involved in New York's maker community.