New York City. Make It Here.
Foreign journalists from Australia, China, France, Israel, and Japan gathered at Varick Street Incubator yesterday for the kick-off screening of two video profiles of NYC startup companies that have graduated from our network of City-sponsored incubators and since expanded to their own office space here in New York City. Micah Kotch of NYU-Poly also provided a tour of the incubator (photos) where attendees interacted with startup companies currently working there, and NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky presented on how New York City is working to spur entrepreneurship across all industries in the City.
The videos we screened are from our new series, “NEW YORK CITY. MAKE IT HERE.,” which features different business enterprises and owners in the City telling their own success stories, including how NYCEDC helped them “make it” in NYC through programs and resources.
The first video (top) is from EcoLogic founder Anselm Doering. It tells the story of how he founded and took EcoLogic Solutions from his apartment to the Varick Street Incubator, and then to the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a thriving business. EcoLogic’s mission is to bring the safest, most effective and cost-competitive cleaning products and solutions to institutions.
The second video (below) is from Pixable CEO Inaki Berenguer, and tells the story of how he—an immigrant entrepreneur from Spain— started his tech startup at MIT, moved into the City’s first incubator at 160 Varick Street, and became the first company from the incubator to graduate and expand to its own office space in NYC. Click below to play:
Watch and share these engaging stories and powerful testaments to the work NYCEDC is doing—demonstrating how New York City is growing as a hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, and small businesses.