Tomorrow evening, HBK Incubates is hosting an open house of its commercial kitchen space and business support program in La Marqueta, East Harlem. Interested businesses and individuals can come visit and tour the shared facility, learn about features of the kitchen and incubator program, and meet several HBK Incubates entrepreneurs and staff!
Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Time: 5:30pm, 6:00pm or 6:30pm (select one tour time)
Place: 1590 Park Avenue (at 114th St. under the Metro North rail line)
RSVPs are required: Select a tour time and confirm your attendance by RSVPing here.
For details, check out HBK Incubates’ website and find out more about NYCEDC’s initiatives to support food manufacturers. And watch this video to learn how food entrepreneur Diana Scot-Sho made it here in NYC, through Hot Bread Kitchen’s culinary incubator program.
The Entrepreneur’s Space, our kitchen incubator in Long Island City, Queens, is home to emerging food businesses including Chee’Bonnet, purveyor of delicious cheesecake balls dipped in chocolate (above). According to the TimesLedger, Chee’Bonnet owner Pat Pilla uses the space’s “ovens, cold kitchen and mixer, [and] has also taken classes and learned how to market there.”
At the incubator’s first birthday, she attracted interest from various businesses looking to sell her product such as a hotel, a catering business and a major supermarket. ‘It’s not just going to a kitchen and cooking and then you leave,’ she said of the incubator.
Find out more on The Entrepreneur’s Space via the NYCEDC website.
Photo credit: Chee’Bonnet
This week at NYCEDC:
- We heard about how NYC’s tech boom is influencing the housing market
- We glimpsed a data visualization on NYC’s energy consumption by neighborhood
- We are looking forward to a new addition to our incubator network managed by 3rd Ward in Brooklyn
- We highlighted an Artist as Entrepreneur alum, whose theatre troupe is performing next week
- We look forward to an early spring, as forecasted by a Staten Island groundhog
- We presented our upcoming kitchen incubator
- We look forward to The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation
- We invite you to enter Downtown Alliance’s Lower Manhattan love story contest
- We organized NYC Tech Talent Draft, a career fair at Cornell University
- We watched Mayor Bloomberg open Pershing Square Signature Center
- We plan to develop Queens through the revitalization of the Rockaway Courthouse
- We enjoyed this illustration of The High Line
- We read an insider’s take on Silicon Valley v. Silicon Alley
- We noted the tech companies moving from Silcon Valley to New York
- We mentioned new attractions coming to Coney Island
- We were honored to be called data-mapping geeks
- We know who we’re rooting for at The Oscars: NYC Venture Fellows Company GKIDS
- We read about Tumblr’s rapid growth in NYC
- We encouraged you to apply for the hackNY 2012 Fellows Program
Have a great weekend, New York City!
Photo credit: NYCEDC
The Brooklyn Paper lauds our newest kitchen incubator:
3rd Ward will receive a $1.5-million grant from Borough President Markowitz to train and nurture the borough’s culinary talents, expanding the Bushwick art space’s do-it-yourself empire into the kitchen…[He] pledged to fund a culinary hub last year and announced that the city’s Economic Development Corporation had chosen 3rd Ward as the recipient at his State of the Borough Address at Brooklyn College on Wednesday night….
The incubator is 3rd Ward’s biggest step into Brooklyn’s booming food industry — and the art space’s neighbors say this could be great for the borough (and that’s not just because they’ll be close to all that food).
Leah Archibald, director of the East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, thinks the communal kitchen could whip up new jobs. “3rd Ward has been a hive of activity for all sorts of small creative businesses,” said Archibald. “It’s the next logical step to create a hive of activity for food production, which is a growing subsector in manufacturing.”
Did you know? The City’s network of incubators is part of the Bloomberg Administration’s efforts to encourage entrepreneurship within a variety of economic sectors. Through the incubators, the Administration is providing low-cost office space—more than 120,000 square feet to date—as well as training and networking opportunities to hundreds of startups and small businesses. Approximately 550 startup businesses are currently located at the City-sponsored incubators, and companies have raised more than $78 million in investor funding. The number of employees currently working at the incubators is more than 800. Some of these tenants have already graduated into market-rate space and continue to expand.
Read the announcement on 3rd Ward’s blog.
Photo credit: NYCEDC
Happy Birthday, Entrepreneur Space!
Join Entrepreneur Space as it celebrates its first birthday on Wednesday, January 25th! Located in Queens, the Entrepreneur Space is a City-sponsored business incubator for food-related startups and has over a hundred clients, many of whom take advantage of the round-the-clock commercial kitchen, available office space, and free business counseling.
Starting at 5:30 PM, you can savor tasty treats from the chefs, bakers, and cooks working at the kitchen incubator in Queens. NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky will give brief remarks. In addition, there will be the unveiling of a special gift: Liz Taylor’s 60th birthday cake, which has been frozen for 20 years!
What: Entrepreneur Space First Birthday Party
When: Wednesday, January 25th starting at 5:30 PM
Where: 37-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101 (map)
Learn more about kitchen incubators and other resources for food entrepreneurs in NYC.